Author Topic: XFCE 4.12  (Read 1434 times)

Offline Glenn101

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XFCE 4.12
« on: March 03, 2015, 06:55:54 pm »
As everyone probably knows by now, XFCE 4.12 has hit the streets. There are hints taht there are some Ubuntu ppa's with the new release already up and running, or maybe I should say downloading.

I myself, am pretty much set on XFCE as my main desktop and would like to see a package compatible with Debian testing (and Sparky, as that is the distro I am running right now). I would be willing to donate a significant sum of USD for someone to take the time and make this happen, and make it available for everyone to download.. I would do it myself, but I really haven't the time. I have compiled all of the main modules myself and installed them on a laptop. I like what I see so far. But, again, I really do not have the time to go through the process of making a Debian package for each module. I have never done such a thing, and the learning curve, while not too steep, would have me still toiling away maybe even until the 4.14 release. If anyone were to think that I am slow, they would be very correct, in an understated way.

I just would like to see this latest release available to us nuts and bolts users as soon as possible.

I can be reached via email; at thomas.g.thigpen@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Glenn

Offline dhinds

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 10:56:48 pm »
I believe that the Black Pig is who develops Sparky's Xfce version.  Sparky's main version is LXDE.  SolydX is based on Debian Testing, and I have installed and used Xfce with Gentoo (Calculate Linux Desktop Xfce - cldx), openSUSE and Fedora with some sucess, depending on the computer.

On my main desktop machine an upgraded Sparky Openbox Ultra with the Xfce4-panel and a number of Xfce plugins helps me get the job done.


Offline The Black Pig

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 12:10:15 am »
Sorry dhinds , I gave up on FCE  after I tried the LXQT version - which I'm sold on , far better in My opinion  ;)

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 02:40:12 pm »
Sorry dhinds , I gave up on FCE  after I tried the LXQT version - which I'm sold on , far better in My opinion  ;)


The greta part about it is that we have the choice(s). I tried LXQT and do not like the way you have to add applications to the panel. I do like the way you can add several (as many as you like?) applications to a single program launcher and access them as a menu.

That being said, I have been able to deibianify my compilations using the "checkinstall" utility. It does not really set up dependency checks, etc. but it will generate and install a debian package. However, you also have to download, compile, and install most of the apps because of the dependency problem.

I compiled everything on a laptop running pure Debian testing. Then I transferred the debian files to my desktop running sparky 3.6, uninstalled xfce4.10, installed all my new 4.12 files, and it is working, and it is fast.

I will keep checking on LXQT, though. I seem to have a fetish installing different distributions and desk tops.

Glenn

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 02:10:21 am »
Sorry dhinds , I gave up on FCE  after I tried the LXQT version - which I'm sold on , far better in My opinion  ;)

In what way?

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2015, 04:18:10 pm »
Well it has the same 'panel' as XFCE  so the desktop set up is the same , this is mine at the moment



http://i.imgur.com/X53JaAh.png

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Re: XFCE 4.12
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2015, 08:59:10 am »
Just redirecting the attention on all Xfce 4.12 threads to this post: http://sparkylinux.org/forum/index.php/topic,3057.msg6094.html#msg6094
There isn't a single thing that's impossible. Just the things that we don't yet know how to deal with. ;)