moving thunar to gtk3

André Miranda andre42m at
Sat Apr 15 03:53:33 CEST 2017

As we have discussed at #xfce-dev, I created a github fork 
(, applied the changes from 
rgcjonas/thunar-gtk3 on top of the current master and made two small 
fixes to make it compile again. Taking a quick look, things are mostly 
working, I could only spot broken icons when using Compact List and 
Icons views. I think that the job now is to assess the regressions (and 
fix them) and handle the deprecations warnings (not the most urgent 
task, but very welcome).

So I propose to anyone that wishes to collaborate to fork my fork and 
make pull requests (or ask me push rights if you will) then eventually 
we should be able to get thunar in shape to merge with master @

Andre Miranda

On 14-04-2017 17:23, Simon Steinbeiss wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> that's great!
> Please note that Thunar isn't very stable as it is in Gtk2, mostly 
> threading stuff as far as I can tell.
> There are various efforts which have been undertaken by different 
> people, there is a fairly old but probably ok approach from Nick on 
> <> and there are also two 
> (unfinished?) ports on github. So the first job would be evaluating 
> those efforts and merging them meaningfully.
> Furthermore you'll face several design decisions, e.g. regarding 
> custom widgetry or exo.
> Providing your work on github is a good start.
> You should definitely join the irc channel though, helps with getting 
> answers and hopefully guidance at times. Please be patient though, 
> people aren't always around.
> Cheers
> Simon
> Alex <acs82 at <mailto:acs82 at>> schrieb am Do., 13. Apr. 
> 2017, 23:52:
>     Hi all,
>     I would like to start work on moving thunar to gtk3. However I
>     have some very basic questions:
>     I dont have an account for <> yet.
>     Should I get an account first to be able to generate a branch there?
>     Or is it as well fine for you if I fork & provide the result on
>     e.g. github ?
>     Regarding the right codebase:
>     Should I branch the master of git:// ?
>     Or should I use some of the (real old) work in process repos as
>     base, which are suggested here:
> ?
>     [Thunar] Gtk3 porting - preparation step
>     <>/VladimĂ­r
>     Chren //
>     --> looks like these patches are not merged into master yet ?
>     Thanks & Cheers,
>     Alex/

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