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Old 04-30-2013, 09:04 AM   #1
Andy Alkaline
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getting notified of updates in xfce


I scoured through synaptic and google trying to find if there was a package that would allow getting notified of updates in xfce.

I saw one possible solutions as xfapplet, but it appears to be only available in squeeze and sid.

The XfApplet Plugin is a plugin for the Xfce 4 Panel which allows one to use applets designed for the Gnome Panel inside the Xfce Panel. You can think of XfApplet as a tiny Gnome Panel that lives inside the Xfce Panel and allows you to show the same applets that the Gnome Panel is capable of showing.
I tried building from source, but after I satisfied most dependencies, it got stuck on libpanel-applet-dev, and wouldn't complete the ./configure.

I finally cobbled together my own solution this morning:

Any other solutions that exist right now for wheezy that I missed? Thanks...
Old 04-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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I don't use XFCE on a regular basis, but I think you can use update-notifier on XFCE (at least, it worked last time I tried). Once you've installed it you will probably have to add it to the startup XFCE services.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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Thanks, odiseo. I found update-notifier under the section Gnome Desktop Environment and it only needed a few deps so I installed it. Then I went to settings -> session and startup -> application autostart and saw it in the list and auto-magically checked.

I would expect that will work, so I'm going to mark the thread solved.


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