XfceAboutDialog missing getter and setter

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Aug 16 15:56:24 CEST 2005

Jeff Franks wrote:
> 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.

I've also thought about a 5.0, but that would add other issues. I.e., we
would need to maintain two *different* major branches instead of two
variants of the same major branch. That said, we'd need more people to
work on Xfce 4.x, while the majority of developers will focus on 5.0.

> Jeff.


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