Xfc status ?

Erik Harrison erikharrison at gmail.com
Tue Oct 24 04:03:38 CEST 2006

On 10/23/06, Landry Breuil <landry.breuil at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi devs !
> I'd like to know the status of Xfc ... is it a dead project (last commit was
> ~14 months ago..) ?

That's a good question. The short story is I haven't been able to
reach the maintainer via email for sometime, and that's sad. I hope
he's well

Anyone who knows better should say so

> Will it be updated to wrap the new 4.4 api's ? In fact, from what i
> understood, current Xfc doesn't wrap Xfce api at all, only Gtk & others ..
> so how is Xfc so related to Xfce ? Is it only a simple alternative to other
> c++ bindings to Gtk, like gtkmm and wxwidgets ?

Strictly speaking wxWidgets isn't a Gtk+ C++ binding. But that aside,
yes, XFC is at heart, a set of bindings for Gtk+, glib, and libglade.

Can it be considered a C++
> binding for Xfce libs (i don't think so atm) ?

I know that was planned, but I'm not sure if any of that code was committed.

> I personally find the idea of using C++ to program Gtk apps more natural
> than directly using Gtk in C, and think the concepts of Xfc are more simple
> than other Gtk bindings, and really well explained/documented on the website
> (really loved the complete docs in the site) ... but it sadly seems unused.
> Is there some real apps using theses libraries ?
> What are the others Xfce-related apps which use other Xfce bindings like
> xfce4-perl and pyxfce ?
> Thanks for any clarification :)
> Landry
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