About xfdesktop with GIO

Jari Rahkonen jari.rahkonen at pp1.inet.fi
Thu Feb 18 18:08:05 CET 2010

On 18.02.2010 17:11, Ali Abdallah wrote:
>> Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that introduce a
>> dependency on Thunar? I don't think that was the case before. What
>> would happen if someone uses xfdesktop but Thunar is not running /
>> installed?
> We all like flexibility, but in order to create a more consistent
> desktop environment xfdesktop should depend heavily on thunar, for
> example things like right-click->properties on a folder should show the
> same result in Thunar and in xfdesktop, ideally also xfdesktop should
> use thunar's action menu plugins as well.
>> ~David
> Ali

A clueless question from someone who has no knowledge of the internals
of either Thunar or xfdesktop: Would it be simpler to move desktop icon
support from xfdesktop into Thunar entirely? Isn't it pretty common for
Linux file managers to provide such functionality?

- Jari

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