xfdesktop port to GIO

Joshua Saddler nightmorph at gentoo.org
Mon Nov 1 00:00:30 CET 2010

On Sun, 31 Oct 2010 21:56:18 +0100
Jannis Pohlmann <jannis at xfce.org> wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> during the last two weeks, I've been working on rewriting parts of
> xfdesktop based on GIO and Thunar's D-Bus API. The ultimate goal
> was to remove the dependency on thunar-vfs entirely. This work can
> be found on
>   http://git.xfce.org/xfce/xfdesktop/log/?h=jannis/port-to-gio
> There a few issues remaining, some of them mentioned as TODOs in the
> source code. Most of the features in xfdesktop are still working and
> the dependency on thunar-vfs has been removed successfully -- which
> is the last big piece that was missing before we could start doing
> Xfce 4.8 pre-releases.
> I'll try to fix the last problems this week and then I will merge
> the changes into master. After that we can discuss a new schedule
> for 4.8 based on the outdated one previously agreed on:
>   http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.8/schedule
> In the meantime, I invite you all to test the jannis/port-to-gio
> branch of xfdesktop. You will have to wait for the next development
> release before you can file bugs against the GIO codebase, however.
> Cheers,
> Jannis

Awesome, thanks for all your hard work. This is about the last thing
remaining that hinders my adoption of a HAL-less desktop. I still
need my desktop automount icons over here. :D
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