GnomeVFS dependencies

Harold Aling h.aling at
Mon Aug 27 08:52:01 UTC 2007

On Mon, 27 Aug 2007 10:39:52 +0200, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at>
> Vincent wrote:
>> On 03/08/07, *Jani Monoses* <jani.monoses at
>> <mailto: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.
>> I'd love the inclusion of gnome-system-monitor (would also finally give
>> a way to easily view your current Xubuntu version graphically, very
>> useful when helping newbies) as xfce4-taskmanager is kinda limited IMHO.
>> gnome-nettool, however, looks kind of specialist to me, what exactly is
>> it used for?
> I've just added gnome-system-monitor instead of xfce4-taskmanager in the
> seeds.

Just tried it on Xubuntu 7.04 and G-S-M indeed looks much better and more
useful than the Xfce4-taskmanager (IMHO).

Too bad it carries the 'Gn...' name ;)


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