What are the objectives for Xfce 4.4?
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Tue Feb 1 20:50:40 CET 2005
Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> * xffm to be replaced by a smaller, simpler, more basic file manager.
> Actually, I'd like to see no file manager in the core whatsoever.
Thats what I'm trying to tell for a long time: Have no 3rd party apps in
> sorta. I think we should have a really stripped-down file view widget
> with file-management capabilities in libxfcegui4 (or if it ends up being
> to large, perhaps its own library). Xfdesktop can optionally create an
> instance of this widget (by dlopen()ing it if its in its own library)
> for the desktop, and a separate file manager binary could do something
> similar, and implement a configuration interface and a host of other
> nifty things. But this file manager need not be in the core.
> I'm really *really* against folding desktop management duties into the
> file manager a la nautilus. It just doesn't make sense, IMHO, and makes
> it difficult for users to a) use Xfce's file manager with a different
> DE, or b) use Xfce with a different file manager. I'm actually
> surprised that was suggested, as it seems like quite the opposite of
I really *klemmer* this idea. I don't see why a file manager shouldn't
be desktop-independent, or why it should reduce Xfce's modularity, but I
see that such a `file view widget library' will surely become a
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