Goals for next Xfce releases
alexandream at gmail.com
Sat Feb 3 13:24:49 CET 2007
2007/2/3, Fabian Nowak <timystery at arcor.de>:
> Am Sonntag, den 28.01.2007, 13:09 +0100 schrieb Jasper Huijsmans:
> > Hello friends,
> Hi all,
> > No this doesn't mean I want something from you ;-)
> what a pity ;)
> Settings manager
> - Have accelerators everywhere: At my PC, due to HD failures, I might
> start up without mousedrivers and at first go to the settings manager to
> enable mouse emulation. Having very few accelerators is rather annoying
> when you have a theme which doesn't properly highlight the currently
> selected widget. So, I attached a patch for more accelerators.
> > Core Desktop
> > ============
> > Session manager
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > We probably want to keep an eye on the efforts to rewrite
> Same goes here, I created a patch for adding nice accelerators in the
> shutdown menu. See below if interested.
> > Apps/Utilities
> > ==============
> > No real ideas from me here. I'll just list the apps we have now:
> > - Printing. I never use it, so I have no complaints ;-)
> > - Mixer/Volume. Works for me at home, but at work I have a USB headset
> > and the mixer plugin always falls back to the soundcard, so I guess it
> > could still be improved. It also uses GOB, which IMO sucks, sorry
> > Danny.
> > - Appfinder. Should use new frap menu (libxfce4menu?). It's still an
> > interesting alternative interface for finding and running applications,
> > I think.
> > - Text editor. Mousepad is a cute little application, nothing to add
> > from me.
> > - Terminal. I can't think of anything that is missing, but I'm sure some
> > people can...
> > - Archiver. We have two, which seems a little redundant, but that is
> > fine with me.
> > - CD Burning. I sometimes use this, and it has a nice interface. JF is
> > doing a good job with it.
> > - Media Player. Works well enough for my needs.
> - Image viewer. Just like with the mousepad/mouse_giant_editor
> discussion, one might need a "view image only" viewer and one with
> next/previous buttons, turn image, save image, slideshow mode.
> I would like to implement the light one, naming it xfview or xfsee or
> even xqview for "quick", but actually I'm pretty out of time and should
> be working on my plugins as I have lots of ideas.
Hey, Fabian. It is just coincidence that me and a friend are writing
one and it is possible (although not probable) that at the end of this
week-end we'll have a basic working version.
Its called "Portrait" (I hope we won't have any clashings with the name...)
The guy is developing it with me is Rodrigo Coacci, which is also in
this list. The idea is having nothing more than an image viewer (with
zoom / rotate / next / prev functions, so one can easily navigate
through cam picture folders).
It probably won't have any advanced features as we started it so I
could help Coacci understand how to write OO software with Gobject &
So, relax and you'll have your
> Best regards, Fabian
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