ANNOUNCE: thunar 1.1.0 released

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sat Jan 9 01:26:16 CET 2010

thunar 1.1.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: b768ee32f360353e4fc70c640da8fd4ee065483b
   MD5 checksum: 4edcb188781d992f4d246dd1c3d24033

What is thunar?

Thunar is a new modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop  Environment.
It has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its
user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any
confusing or useless options. Thunar is fast and responsive with a good
start up time and directory load time. Thunar is accessible using
Assistive Technologies and is fully standards  compliant.


Release notes for 1.1.0

- Replace ThunarVFS with GIO. There will be a separate maintenance 
  release of ThunarVFS soon after this release. All functionality
  previously based on ThunarVFS is now implemented on top of GIO
  and GVfs. This means that remote filesystems can be accessed via
  SFTP, FTP, SMB etc. For this as well as the trash feature GVfs
  is required. Thunar does not depend on it because GVfs is a set
  of GIO extensions and there is no guarantee for those to be 
  available at runtime if they are installed at buildtime. This is left
  for distributions to set up properly.
- Thumbnails are now generated using the thumbnail management D-Bus
  specification. One implementation of this specification is Tumbler
  which is released independently.
- Bump the API version of Thunarx to 2 because symbols related to 
  ThunarVFS were removed and replaced by new symbols dealing with GIO.
  This requires all existing plugins to be updated and linked against
  thunarx-2 instead of thunarx-1.
- Show "Network" item in the side pane and the "Go" menu if the
  network:// URI scheme is supported by GIO (via an extension). Make
  the "Trash" item optional too.
- Use a single shared progress dialog for file operations instead of
  individual dialogs for each operation. The visual information in this
  shared dialog still has to be improved (work on this has been started
  in an experimental branch).
- Use g_utf8_strlen to calculate the side pane width (bugs #3965,
- Add startup ID parameter to the BulkRename and LaunchFiles D-Bus
  in order to support startup notification over D-Bus.
- Avoid requesting drag data if the drag target is GDK_NONE (bug
- Add startup notification support to the custom actions plugin.
- Use install-exec-hook for installing the thunar symlink (bug #5835).
- Use silent build rules if available.
- Use libxfce4ui instead of libxfcegui4.
- Depend on xfce4-dev-tools >= 4.7.2 to get rid of custom configure
- Depend on exo-1 >= 0.5.1.
- Updated translations: German, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Czech,
  Latvian, Basque, Danish, Asturian, Japanese, Galician, Spanish,
  Turkish, Russian, Swedish, Catalan, Albanian, Kazakh.

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