How to get into xfce/gtk development?

Roland Pinto rolandjpinto at
Sat Jan 5 03:34:09 CET 2013

Fixing bugs and working plugins seems to be the best way to start. I'm
definitely interested in thunar-vcs-plugin though I've only just
started with C. I do know Python and Java.  Thank you for the

On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 2:51 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp at> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 04, 2013 at 08:32:25AM +0100, Landry Breuil wrote:
>> - pick a bug that affected you on, read the
>> corresponding code and the past commits to it. That'll get you comfortable
>> with git, then you can try to modify the code to fix bugs
>> - it might seem boring to fix bugs, but it's as rewarding as
>> adding/proposing new features, and it's often easier
> And if you're more into feature development, I'll note that the
> thunar-vcs plugin needs several feature additions to both the
> git and Subversion plugins. If you'd like to start with that
> I'll be happy to make some suggestions. It is a nice way of getting
> started in my opinion because it's rather simple from the GUI
> perspective, open tasks are well bounded (not too small and not too
> big), and there are lots of existing examples in the code. Plus it's
> something not many are involved in which makes it an ideal area for
> new contributors. See

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