xfdesktop future

edscott wilson garcia edscott at xfce.org
Tue Mar 1 23:31:49 CET 2005

El mar, 01-03-2005 a las 11:07 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone escribió:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for the cross-post, but I think this is relevant to both lists, at 
> least initially.  Feel free to drop one or the other of your reply list 
> if you feel otherwise.
> After participating in discussion as to what Thunar (Xfce's new file 
> manager, for those of you out of the loop) is going to be like, it 
> occurs to me that there still may be people that want to use a file 
> manager (maybe ours, maybe not), and have icons on the desktop (and have 
> them look Xfce-ish: that is, they may not want to use Nautilus, etc. to 
> draw their desktop).  It further occurs to me that there may also be 
> people (possibly including myself, depending on how Thunar turns out) 
> who don't really want to use a file manager, but who might still want 
> icons on their desktop.
> So, I'm going to implement desktop icon support in xfdesktop, and 
> hopefully we'll use some or all of that code for Thunar's 
> desktop-drawing support (assuming that's still something Thunar is going 
> to do).  It'll be modular, like the menu, and can be unloaded and 
> removed completely if you don't want it, so if I hear any complaints 
> about bloat, I'm going to personally come to your house and call 
> gtk_widget_destroy(your_computer).  Or I'll send nestu to do it.  The 
> goal is to mimic Thunar's icon view, so it looks and behaves similarly, 
> so I'll adapt to that as it evolves.
> Any thoughts?

thunar definitely sounds like a name for a lunar filemanager. I cannot
help noticing that there is not a single letter in common between xfce4
and thunar. maybe the "loop" you refer to is composed more of lunar
crowd than xfce?

Anyways, until Olivier announces the lunarization of xfce, the project
is still xfce. Unless hijacked, AFAIK, this is his project. 

I suppose not all Europeans think highly of Napoleon (some being at the
wrong end of the cannon) but a centralized command does have strong

>     -brian
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