gnome_url_show() alternative

Jeroen van Aart jeroen at
Wed Jun 12 20:57:24 CEST 2013

On 06/12/2013 12:11 AM, Mark Trompell wrote:
>> "Uh nevermind, it needs gvfs which for obvious reasons I am not using. Still
>> looking. Guess I'll just go through panel-plugin sources..."
> What is the obvious reason for not using gvfs?

Because gvfs is the virtual filesystem for the gnome desktop. I am 
making an xfce panel plugin (well, porting one I made for gnome). For 
one because I am sick of gnome since it has been bastardised, for 
another because I don't feel like limiting this panel plugin or applet 
for just one desktop environment. I migrated one of my systems to xfce 
after upgrading to debian 7, knowing that gnome3 sucks (for me).

I think introducing gnome dependencies in an xfce panel plugin isn't the 
best idea and considering there are alternative ways of achieving what I 
wanted I see even less reason why.


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