google summer of code

Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Wed Feb 27 10:22:22 CET 2008

Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Alexandre Moreira wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 4:04 AM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
>> Brian, about the libfusi thing: Is there any reason why it is better
>> than the work being done on Gio and Gvfs ? I'm only asking it because
>> GIO will be default with Glib 2.16, which should be ready soon. The
>> Gtk+ File dialogs are going to use GIO, too. so it would be good for
>> consistency.
>> But perhaps libfusi does something more than Gio that I'm not aware of.
> As Yves-Alexis points out, Xfce 4.6 will only depend on gtk 2.10, not 2.16.
> Also, Thunar already has its own VFS backend (thunar-vfs).  Now, 
> clearly, gio/gvfs will be better maintained than thunar-vfs, and I 
> believe it may already have more features (in support for different 
> backends), but porting Thunar to gfvs would be a major undertaking. 
> Personally I'd say that libfusi might be a reasonable baby step in the 
> middle to get some of the network functionality that gvfs can support. 
> All of this is up to Benny, of course.

Thunar will use GIO/GVfs, as everything else simply doesn't make sense, 
and would be useless duplication of efforts.

> 	-brian


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