[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#564535: Bug#564535: using a directory as template

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Feb 20 10:10:56 UTC 2011

On dim., 2011-02-20 at 02:01 +0100, Éric Araujo wrote:
> Package: thunar
> Version: 1.0.2-1+b1
> Severity: normal
> Hi,
> Thanks for forwarding.
> > I'll forward that upstream, but imho that's not the role of a file
> > manager.
> Having a directory in $XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR seems to be
> undefined behavior; that value is not in the Base Dir spec, I
> found only one mention of it on fd.o, in an email by the author
> of the xdg-users-dir tool.  Under these conditions, the behavior
> that I requested does not look unreasonable to me :)

I'm not saying using XDG_TEMPLATE_DIR to create a whole architecture is
unreasonable (though I'm not sure it's really useful), it's just that I
don't think it's a role for a file manager (especially one which is
supposed to be simple and lightweight).
> > You might want to code a thunar extension/plugin though.
> I’ve found the documentation for that, but only a passing mention
> about using something other than C (I only know Python).

Yes, C only.

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