XfceAboutDialog missing getter and setter

Jeff Franks jcfranks at tpg.com.au
Tue Aug 16 15:53:50 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:

>Jeff Franks wrote:
>>There is no getter and setter for the XfceAboutDialog icon property. 
>>Since xfce_about_dialog_new_empty() creates an empty about dialog there 
>>should be.
>I talked to Jasper about this some time ago already: Gtk now offers
>GtkAboutDialog, so from my point of view it makes sense to turn
>XfceAboutDialog into a simple wrapper to GtkAboutDialog (we can do that
>without breaking the API/ABI). If nobody complains I'll do that before
>Xfce 4.4.

I've been thinking about a couple of issues for a while now. The 
addition of the Thunar File Manager and a desktop based on Thunar is a 
big change for Xfce, as is the new panel plug-in API. There are also 
several issues mentioned on the list in the recent past which have not 
been resloved. These include:

* reducing the number of SVN modules to a more easily manageable number
* reducing the number of distributable Xfce packages
* Xfce's future direction.
* the odd naming of libxfcegui4
* Unneccesary widgets, such as XfceAboutDialog
* Whether to depending on GTK+ 2.6

and I'm sure there are a few more I've forgotton. Giving Xfce with 
Thunar a version number of 5.0 would allow us the address several of 
these outstanding issues without breaking API/ABI for version 4.x.


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