Experiments in porting exo to Gtk3

Sean Davis smd.seandavis at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 04:11:19 CEST 2016

Hey Jonas!

I've been working on porting Xfce Settings Manager and your changes to exo
have helped move that right along.  I've done considerable testing and
think it's stable enough for continuing development.  Your changes have
been merged in here:

Thanks a bunch (and sorry for taking 339 days to finally get around to it!)

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:45 AM Sean Davis <smd.seandavis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the patches.  I've not yet reviewed them, but it'd certainly
> make porting other components substantially easier if the GTK3 versions of
> the libraries were equivalent to their GTK2 counterparts.
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 2:01 PM Jonas K├╝mmerlin <rgcjonas at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Am Montag, den 10.08.2015, 13:31 +0200 schrieb Harald Judt:
>> > The exo git master branch has already been ported to gtk3. Most of exo
>> > can be replaced by standard gtk/glib functionality, so in the midterm we
>> > want to get rid of exo and that's why it only contains a minimal
>> > library:
>> Well, GtkIconView doesn't offer all the functionality of ExoIconView, and
>> ExoIconChooser doesn't have a Gtk alternative. Since e.g. Thunar relies
>> on these
>> features (not to mention it requires serious patching to even compile with
>> Gtk3), I don't see exo going away anytime soon.
>> Since the mailing list doesn't really like attached patches, my (highly
>> experimental, not necessarily useful and surely not production-ready) git
>> trees
>> are also available online: https://github.com/rgcjonas/exo-gtk3 and
>> https://github.com/rgcjonas/thunar-gtk3
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