How to get into xfce/gtk development?

Martin crysman Zahradník crysman at
Sat Jan 5 11:43:44 CET 2013

Or you could start with something simple, like fixing time-out plugin:

there have been some fixes waiting since 2009...

Cheers and thanks for volunteering!

Martin crysman Zahradník
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On 5.1.2013 03:34, Roland Pinto wrote:
> 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
> suggestion.
> 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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