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xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
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 xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Hi. Thanks for the regular package builds. Are there plans to keep updating the xfce packages with 4.10 now out? I'm setting up an additional paldo box and might switch to fluxbox for this one if xfce isn't going to be updated.

Now, if mate was available as the replacement...
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Created: 2012-05-22 04:43
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Nice to see the Cinnamon desktop environment now in the repository - based on Gnome 3, so up-to-date, but closer to the traditional metaphor. Nice to have the choice.
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Created: 2013-02-12 07:23
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Hello,

When did you plan to change desktop environment ? Because I think for lot of peapole Gnome is not really fun and usual.

I don't like Gnome the last version. It not very good to use.

I prefer XFCE: XFCE is lighter than Gnome and complete.

But it have aloso another desktop that can be in paldo ....

Thanks
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Created: 2016-04-19 10:15
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
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Maintaining multiple full desktop environments is likely too much given the limited time we have. Furthermore, Xfce 4.12 requires deprecated components, which we would rather not re-add to paldo. Unfortunately, Xfce 4.14 won't be ready for quite some time.

Individual window managers such as fluxbox can be (re-)added, though, if there is interest. Same holds for individual applications, to a certain extent.
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Created: 2016-04-19 20:52
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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So you tel that Xfce use deprecated packages ? that means is not good to use ?

For us the best desktop is Gnome ?

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Created: 2016-04-20 10:16
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
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No, it doesn't mean that Xfce is bad to use. However, packaging libraries that are no longer maintained upstream is not ideal. E.g., security issues might no longer get fixed. Changes in other parts of the system (e.g., new gcc or glibc releases) could break the build, which would require extra effort from each distro to fix.

That said, Xfce 4.12 is in much better shape than 4.10. The number of outdated dependencies is not that high anymore. Packaging Xfce for paldo might not be as big of an issue as I first thought.
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Created: 2016-04-20 11:34
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
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I've added the core components of Xfce 4.12 to the paldo repo. It can be installed via meta package xfce-desktop. After that you can choose the Xfce session in GDM instead of the default GNOME session.
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Created: 2016-04-20 14:02
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
Junior Mitglied
 
 
 
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Hello,

I test the xfce. It seems you don't install images packages for xfce ? for exemples the image of dock ... and in thunar broken images. When I go to property also not have images ....
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Created: 2016-04-22 15:39
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 Re: xfce 4.10, fluxbox, mate
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Try a different (icon) theme in the appearance settings. There is still an issue with the default configuration but the Adwaita icon theme works, if I remember correctly. I'm not aware of an official Xfce icon theme for 4.12 that would be missing in paldo, though.
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Created: 2016-04-22 23:10
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