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Bug 321211 - Implement XDS (Direct Save Protocol) at GTK+ level
Implement XDS (Direct Save Protocol) at GTK+ level
Product: gtk+
Classification: Platform
Component: Widget: Other
Other All
: Normal enhancement
: Medium API
Assigned To: gtk-bugs
: 324789 503763 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-11-11 08:20 UTC by Christian Neumair
Modified: 2018-04-15 00:22 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.13/2.14

Description Christian Neumair 2005-11-11 08:20:32 UTC
Some discussion have happened on the ML [1], and code was written, both for GIMP
  [2] and Nautilus [3]. Xfce also has code, though it is written in python.

It is very important to have this implemented, since it heavily simplifies drag
operations between Nautilus and other applications (file-roller, panel, gedit, ...).

The most challenging task is to develop an API that is generic enough for the
applications. It would be great if we had a callback-based API.

[3] bug 171655
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2005-11-14 04:56:22 UTC
Needs a concrete api proposal
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2005-11-14 04:57:15 UTC
Needs a concrete api proposal, rather than just references to gimp code.
Comment 3 Federico Mena Quintero 2005-11-21 18:43:49 UTC
See bug #138260; this has been proposed for GtkFileChooser a few times before. 
I don't think an XDS icon belongs in the file chooser, but a working patch could
convince me to do it...
Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2005-11-21 18:50:22 UTC
I don't think the proposal is to add XDS to the file chooser; that would in fact
not make sense. The proposal is to have an api in GTK+ which makes it easy to e.g.  
turn the tab labels of gedit documents into xds drag sources
Comment 5 Matthias Clasen 2005-12-22 14:50:17 UTC
*** Bug 324789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Robert Pollak 2007-12-16 21:44:18 UTC
Btw, the GIMP code is now at .
Comment 7 Mathias Hasselmann (IRC: tbf) 2007-12-16 21:51:31 UTC
*** Bug 503763 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Robert Pollak 2016-10-21 17:41:46 UTC
FYI, the GIMP code is now at .
Comment 9 Matthias Clasen 2018-02-10 05:04:06 UTC
We're moving to gitlab! As part of this move, we are moving bugs to NEEDINFO if they haven't seen activity in more than a year. If this issue is still important to you and still relevant with GTK+ 3.22 or master, please reopen it and we will migrate it to gitlab.
Comment 10 Matthias Clasen 2018-04-15 00:22:11 UTC
As announced a while ago, we are migrating to gitlab, and bugs that haven't seen activity in the last year or so will be not be migrated, but closed out in bugzilla.

If this bug is still relevant to you, you can open a new issue describing the symptoms and how to reproduce it with gtk 3.22.x or master in gitlab: