[Pkg-xfce-devel] patches for thunar upstream bugs

Tino Keitel tino.keitel+xfce at tikei.de
Fri Oct 19 10:57:14 UTC 2007

On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:14:22 +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 19, 2007 at 11:42:18AM +0200, Tino Keitel wrote:
> > currently, the thunar development is very slow, and I found no
> > indication that this will change in the near future. There are also a
> > lot of upstream bugs with useful patches. I'm especially interested in
> > #2789, #3119 or #3466, #2856, and #3038, which I use for a while now.
> > Some of the patches are already merged in to current SVN trunk.
> Have you tried asking upstream to do a release of thunar with these bugs
> fixed?

I asked why there isn't even a simple comment about the bugs that I
reported for month's. I was told that Benny is too busy, and it looks
like no one knows when this is going to change.

> > What is the policy of the Debian Xfce group? Is there a chance to get
> > these patches into Debian?
> Well we'd prefer in general not to package SVN snapshots but if you can
> persuade us that these are important bug fixes/features then we'd
> consider it.

I wasn't talking about SVN snapshots. All patches mentioned above
should apply to the version from the 4.4.1 release.

> The best way for all users though is to get upstream to do a bugfix
> release.
> > I also plan to add other features to thunar, like a filter to show only
> > files that match a pattern. What is the chance to get such additions
> > into the Debian packages?
> Is that going to be a plugin or into thunar's core?  It should go
> upstream before it comes to Debian.

Of cause, I'll open an upstream bug with the patch first.


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