[Thunar-dev] a plugin request idea

Stephan Arts psybsd at gmail.com
Fri May 5 00:07:38 CEST 2006

On 5/4/06, Benedikt Meurer <benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de> wrote:
> Mike Massonnet wrote:
> >>>Back in my windows days I really fuond this plugin to windows explorer
> >>>really handy:
> >>>
> >>>http://www.pressibus.org/windows/fichiers/gbdfolder.html
> >>
> >>I like the idea, tho I don't like the tree view. Do you know JDiskFree
> >>(not sure about the exact name, it's part of jgoodies and solaris,
> >>IIRC)? Something like that, with a Thunar plugin, that'd be perfect.
> >
> > In KDE are nifty tools to get information about used disk space.
> >
> > kdirstat (windirstat is a port for windows)
> > http://kdirstat.sourceforge.net/ (http://windirstat.sourceforge.net/)
> > http://kdirstat.sourceforge.net/screen-shots/kdirstat-main.png
> >
> > filelight
> > http://www.methylblue.com/filelight/
> > http://www.methylblue.com/filelight/images/filelight_0.6.3-2.png
> >
> > I don't think they could fit in the property box (it is a slow process and I'm
> > happy with the throbbler special behaviour :>) but they are good softwares to
> > be kept left. Custom actions are actually a good entry point for them... :)
> Jep, FileLight comes close to JDiskFree. KDirStat features the same
> useless UI as does baobab.
> I don't care if its part of the properties dialog or available via the
> context menu. But such an utility would be really neat.
> Maybe somebody wants to start with a Python/Ruby mockup. The actual
> drawing of the stats should be easy using cairo (there's a python cairo
> + GtkWidget tutorial).
> > Cheers,
> > Mike.
> Benedikt

I have been walking around with the following plugin idea, a
subversion plugin like tortoise-svn on windows.


Since thunar is the first file-manager i actually use in daily work i
think this is rather usefull (at least for me, which is why i intend
to write it).

What are your ideas about this?


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