GnomeVFS dependencies

Hexzenn hexzenn at
Fri Aug 3 23:44:56 UTC 2007

On 8/3/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> Hello,
> looks like quite a few GNOME programs use GnomeVFS but not the rest
> of GNOME libs like bonobo, libgnomeui, libgnome.
> For instance evince-gtk is no longer our patched version but an upstream
> variant that left GVfs deps.
> I am considering allowing GNOME apps that depend on GVfs only into the
> default
> xubuntu install. It would allow us to reuse more of GNOME/Ubuntu and not
> divert
> our efforts on maintaining separate apps.
> What about adding gnome-nettool (GTK only) and gnome-system-monitor (uses
> GtkMM and
> GnomeVFS) to Xubuntu? The latter would replace xfce4-taskmanager and could
> be used
> instead of a few unmaintained panel plugins.
> thoughts?
> Jani
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I'm personally against any Gnome dependencies which aren't absolutely
unavoidable. I find the xfce4-taskmanager to be a little underfeatured, so I
often use htop instead. Obviously an ncurses app isn't for everybody, but I
think including unnecessary Gnome apps by default would only bulk up Xubuntu
more, IMHO.

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