[Thunar-dev] Configure Custom Actions

Biju Chacko botsie at xfce.org
Tue Jan 31 11:44:32 CET 2006

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> Biju Chacko wrote:
>>>>not that i'm trying to convince you of course ;) but a keyboard
>>>>shortcut for xfrun4 in the current directory would be cool too ;)
>>>One of the older ideas include integrating xfrun4 into Thunar and
>>>letting xfrun4 just call into a running Thunar (using D-BUS), so the
>>>dialog pops up faster. Once we have this functionality, it should be
>>>easy to add a keyboard shortcut to open the run dialog in a given
>>>folder. But right now, there are no plans to add this for 1.0. If you
>>>think it's really needed, file a bugreport and I'll see to it.
>>I don't want to start a controversy, but is it wise to have xfrun depend 
>>on Thunar?
> There's no dependency here (see my other mail as well).

Yeah, saw that afterwards. **kicks self. ;-)

>>Thunar would be an optional part of Xfce whereas xfrun would not be.
> Well, to be exact, Thunar is exactly as optional as xfrun4 is. You can
> run Xfce without either of them if you want.

This was the controversial bit ... :)

At some point we are going to have to decide exactly what will be part 
of the basic Xfce distro and what will not be. At this point we are 
begining to have too many components that can be reasonably be fitted 
into a "lightweight desktop".

I really don't have a clue how to decide this, but it does seem, to me 
at least, that larger, more independent components like Thunar, 
Terminal, xffm, xfmedia, orage, and xfburn be distributed separately.

-- b

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