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  • Xubuntu 19.04 Context Menu extensions no longer working

    So I upgraded Xubuntu from 18.10 to 19.04 and not the extensions no longer are working. I know that part of the update included an updated version of Thunar (now version 1.8.4)

    The extensions are still there,
    Code:
    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/thunarx-2/bcompare-ext-thunarx.so
    but for some reason, they are just no longer working.

    Anybody else come across this issue and were you able to get it to work?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Thanks for the report. It looks like XUbuntu 19.04 uses a thunarx-3 directory. I've tried a manual set up to both x-2 and x-3, but neither is working on my test system with the current .so file.

    We also have a GitHub repository, if another user has a solution to submit:
    https://github.com/ScooterSoftware/BCompare-LinuxMenus

    As a workaround, BC4 does support a drag and drop into the main interface (or left or right panes).
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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    • #3
      Debian 10 (Buster) - XFCE 4.12 - Thunar 1.8.4

      I tried to :
      # cp /usr/lib/beyondcompare/ext/bcompare-ext-thunarx.amd64.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/thunarx-3/bcompare-ext-thunarx.so
      then Thunar crashed on context menu ! Must remove it :
      # rm /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/thunarx-3/bcompare-ext-thunarx.so

      As a workaround, attached bc_thunar.txt is my bash script added as a Thunar Custom Action.

      Attached Files

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      • #4
        Thanks for the patch info. Are you familiar with the above linked github project? If you are comfortable editing code directly, we have the files available for review.
        Aaron P Scooter Software

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        • #5
          Yes, I have looked at github. Sure, it would be better to update the code there, but I am not skilled enough in C. Sorry !

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          • #6
            Created a pull request that gets the extension working in Thunar 1.8 and later. Only outstanding issue is that the icons do not appear correctly and I don't know enough about GTK to figure it out just yet.

            In case you fancy giving it a spin the PR includes the 64-bit so.

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            • #7
              Thanks! This probably won't make it into 4.3.5, but we'll look into it for a following update.
              Aaron P Scooter Software

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              • #8
                Thanks dljaime, I did :
                # cp <download>/bcompare-ext-thunarx.amd64.so /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/thunarx-3/bcompare-ext-thunarx.so
                and it's working (bad icons) on Debian 10 (Buster) - XFCE 4.12 - Thunar 1.8.4.

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                • #9
                  Running XFCE4 on ubuntu 20.04. dljaime - Though the .so is no longer crashing Thunar, BeyondCompare is not showing in the context menu. I have downloaded your code and am looking.

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                  • #10
                    Context menu support for Thunar 1.8 (Xubuntu 20.04) is now included in Beyond Compare 4.3.5, released earlier today.
                    Chris K Scooter Software

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