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What do we think could be improved in XFCE, both upstream and Fedora.
 
What do we think could be improved in XFCE, both upstream and Fedora.
  
* Better thumbnailing (currently things don't have autogenerated thumbnails, sometimes these can be generated by external app, no thumbnails on desktop though)
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== Upstream ==
** There is tumbler did you check if it's running on your machine?
 
*** Thanks for the pointer. That fixes is for supported files (thunar-thumbnailer plugin would be nice to have for other files as well). Does not fix not having thumbnails on desktop. I haven't found it in xfce kickstart, is that even installed by default? https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=682433
 
** Looks like tumbler is scheduled for 4.10 to be core component, also thunar is scheduled to take over desktop in 4.10 in place of xfdesktop
 
* Implement Tabs/Panels in Thunar
 
** Afaik it was a design decision not to implement tabs in thunar. Talked to jpohlmann about this quite a while ago
 
* Make default desktop prettier -- less spacing, no or almost no background in icon labels
 
** Looks like desktop will be managed by thunar since 4.10, so this might improve
 
* Keyring support in midori
 
* Time/Calendars applets are a mess -- need one that can do sensibly both.
 
** Did you have a look at Orage?
 
*** I gave it a second look now. Looks pretty usable. But why is the calendar always in the middle of the screen?
 
* Easier dual head (currently only cloning is supported via gui config)
 
** Scheduled to improve in 4.10
 
* Ability to turn tapping on touchpad on (setting it via gnome utils does not seem to make it work under xfce)
 
** That could be done via synclient, e.g. from terminal.
 
*** I'm looking for gui way. We already have some basic mouse settings, why not add touchpad settings?
 
** gpointing-device-settings
 
*** Mostly what I've been looking for but a) it isn't shown outside gnome and b) even though it says tapping is enabled it still does not work…
 
* Same widget theme for GTK+2 and GTK+3 (currently does not exist)
 
* Add your suggestion here...
 
  
'''Links''':
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{|
[http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.10/roadmap xfce 4.10 roadmap]
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! Component !! Issue !! Bug #/Scheduled in
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| thunar + tumbler + xfdesktop || No thumbnails on desktop || Thunar scheduled to take over desktop in 4.10, same goes for tumbler being core component
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| thunar || Implement tabs/panels || Upstream does not seem to be in favour of implementing this :(
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| midori || keyring support || need to find bug # (IIRC it is already filled)
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|-
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| xfce4-settings || better dual head/multiple monitors setup || scheduled for xfce 4.10
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| xfce4-settings || touchpad management (tapping, scrolling, ...) || ??
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|}
  
'''TODO''': better formulate the above points and fill out feature requests upstream or downstream (where appropriate).
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== Downstream (Fedora) ==
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{|
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! Task !! Owner !! Bug #
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| Improve panel layout — calendar missing, weather applet might be nice-to-have, use Places or Directory Menu? (bookmarks show only in the former), ... || ||
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| Create/Find/Use same looking theme for gtk2/gtk3. || || People who wish to help with [https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/ nodoka] — either coding or design are more than welcome.
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|}
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== Links ==
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* [http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.10/roadmap XFCE 4.10 roadmap]
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* [https://fedorahosted.org/nodoka/ Nodoka GTK+ Engine]

Revision as of 09:39, 7 March 2011

What do we think could be improved in XFCE, both upstream and Fedora.

Upstream

Component Issue Bug #/Scheduled in
thunar + tumbler + xfdesktop No thumbnails on desktop Thunar scheduled to take over desktop in 4.10, same goes for tumbler being core component
thunar Implement tabs/panels Upstream does not seem to be in favour of implementing this :(
midori keyring support need to find bug # (IIRC it is already filled)
xfce4-settings better dual head/multiple monitors setup scheduled for xfce 4.10
xfce4-settings touchpad management (tapping, scrolling, ...) ??

Downstream (Fedora)

Task Owner Bug #
Improve panel layout — calendar missing, weather applet might be nice-to-have, use Places or Directory Menu? (bookmarks show only in the former), ...
Create/Find/Use same looking theme for gtk2/gtk3. People who wish to help with nodoka — either coding or design are more than welcome.


Links