I've semi-officially (whatever that means) started working on my thesis on migrating Thunar from ThunarVFS to GIO. I'll work on it in public. That means research material, testing results, status reports and of course the code will be publically available in a read-only wiki and our Subversion repository in a special branch respectively.

I'm always open to suggestions and opinions. Just drop me a mail if you have something to say.

If everything goes as planned (err, did I really sayplanned?) GIO will land in Thunar 1.2 which is supposed to be released along with Xfce 4.8. There's no warranty for this though.