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Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Mon Oct 17 11:18:59 CEST 2011

On Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:25:32 +0530
"dE ." <de.techno at> wrote:

> The main bottleneck is Developer support then, to maintain a large 
> codebase; as I've stated before, it's time for xfce to become 
> mainstream

Ok, first of all, let me add something here. While the reasons to not
implement tabs and split views include maintainability, it has also
been a design decision from the start. Thunar is supposed to be simple.
There will always be people who need 20+ windows and do heavy file
management. But I assume the productiveness of the majority of users
does not depend on tabs or split view.

By the way, I object to "it's time for Xfce to become mainstream".
First of all, that's not a choice we make but something that either
does or does not happen. Also, this is not about making profit or
anything. Some people do see all this as a kind of competition, but
it isn't really. I suggest we stick to developing and maintaining a
compact desktop environment, and continue to make what we already have

  - Jannis

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