About Thunar development
timtas at cubic.ch
Sun Oct 26 02:21:11 CEST 2014
On October 25, 2014 11:12:36 PM Steve Dodier-Lazaro <sidnioulz at gmail.com>
> I don't see why Thunar would be replaced.
That was me suggesting that. Not because I hate Thunar, but because it
sounded like nobody was interested in maintaing it and pcmanfm seems to be
alternative that suits xfce well.
But certainly didn't want to start a thunar vs pcmanfm war, if there are
people willing to maintain thunar, then there's no need for a switch for me
Whilst Xfce lets its users
> cherry-pick the packages they want (so that you can use Xfce with
> another file manager, unlike other DEs), Thunar is a core element of
> the Xfce experience. Thunar is about the same things as Xfce: simple,
> modular, functional. In Xfce I believe we all care about user
> experience, about making intuitive and uncluttered interfaces and
> letting people opt in for complexity. Last time I had a look at LXDE,
> it had very different values. If I had to look at how Pcmanfm works
> and engage in discussions on how consistent its UI is, whether it
> offers the UX we want for the typical Xfce user's typical tasks, it
> would probably end up being very close to Thunar. Yet the developers
> (whose time is critically precious these days) would have to use a
> different codebase written with a different toolkit, and in the end
> produce a larger (more deps), less consistent desktop to integrate
> into distros.
> Hence if anybody ever cares about my opinion on Thunar, I'd say "let's
> fix the bugs, polish it a bit further but let's NOT replace it ever".
> I like Thunar.
> 2014-10-25 20:35 GMT+01:00 Tim Tassonis <timtas at cubic.ch>:
> > On October 25, 2014 9:01:52 PM Ricardo Biehl <rbpoficial at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> The last email to Thunar-dev(mailing list) was sent in March of this year.
> >> The Thunar is a important file manager on Xfce project and develop can't
> >> stopped because yet are there many bugs and missing features compared with
> >> others files manager. I open this discussion to who want talk about the
> >> Thunar development.
> > I would propose switching to pcmanfm as file manager. It seems to have all
> > the required features, seems faster than thunar and under active
> > development. Have been using it in xfce forva year now on a daily basis with
> > no problems.
> > Kind regards
> > Tim
> >> Big hug.
> >> --
> >> *(rbp - ricardo biehl pasquali)*
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