moving thunar to gtk3

Alexander Schwinn acs82 at
Sat Apr 15 08:32:54 CEST 2017

That's Great, thanks! I will have a look on the broken icons, etc.

Cheers, Alex

Am 15. April 2017 03:53:33 MESZ schrieb "André Miranda" <andre42m at>:
>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 <>
>>     Should I get an account first to be able to generate a branch
>>     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
>>     Chren //
>>     --> looks like these patches are not merged into master yet ?
>>     Thanks & Cheers,
>>     Alex/
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