[Thunar-dev] Thunar plugin for Subversion - doable?

Andrew Smith asmith15 at littlesvr.ca
Mon Dec 17 20:15:53 CET 2007


I am considering (not planning yet) making a Thunar plugin that would be 
like TortoiseSVN (a Windows Explorer addon).

I'd appreciate your help in figuring out how complex this project would 
be, and what kind of work would be involved (I'm just talking about the 
Thunar extension part, not the svn interface).

I would need to:

1) Whenever Thunar opens a directory, before displaying the items, it 
would have to call a function of mine, so I can decide what children are 
versioned or not, and give them special icons (see 2).

2) Be able to overlay a small image over some icons for the files (e.g. 
a checkbox for 'up to date', a plus for 'added'

3) Modify the context menu for files and directories, with different 
menu items depending on whether they're versioned or not.

Strangely that's all I can think of that would be needed. I guess the 
icon overlay part is the most complicated one. Number 1 may in fact be 
unnecessary, depending on Thunar's architecture.

Appreciate your time,


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