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Old 05-05-2013, 08:48 PM   #31
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My needs are fairly simple but the programs I'd miss the most are K3b and Ktorrent.
It's hard to beat K3b, but I've gotten used to using xfburn, which is pretty good in its own right. At least it ain't Brasero! xfburn doesn't come with the Xfce installation, so I grabbed it from SlackBuilds.
 
Old 05-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #32
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It's hard to beat K3b, but I've gotten used to using xfburn, which is pretty good in its own right. At least it ain't Brasero! xfburn doesn't come with the Xfce installation, so I grabbed it from SlackBuilds.
I actually use Brasero, with all the third party gstreamer-{bad,ugly,obscene} stuff as well as totem-pl-parser. Now it burns about everything nice and clean, even M3U playlists with normalizing. Little bit more patience, then I'll (re)publish my new application repo for my Xfce stuff.

http://www.microlinux.fr/images/bure...es_brasero.png
 
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:54 AM   #33
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with all the third party gstreamer-{bad,ugly,obscene}
really..? there's a gst-plugins-obscene package in addition to the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
 
Old 05-07-2013, 04:18 AM   #34
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really..? there's a gst-plugins-obscene package in addition to the Good, the Bad and the Ugly?
Just "une fašon de parler", as we say here in France. A manner of saying.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 04:37 AM   #35
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Little bit more patience, then I'll (re)publish my new application repo for my Xfce stuff.
Do you plan to layout your repo in the Slackware way, so that it can be used with slackpkg+?
 
Old 05-07-2013, 08:06 AM   #36
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I actually use Brasero, with all the third party gstreamer-{bad,ugly,obscene} stuff as well as totem-pl-parser. Now it burns about everything nice and clean, even M3U playlists with normalizing. Little bit more patience, then I'll (re)publish my new application repo for my Xfce stuff.
Niki, what do you use as your display manager for your Xfce enterprise setups? Initially, I had replaced xdm with SLiM, but after some difficulty I moved to gdm, which is more involved as far as dependencies go, but there are some nice themes out there.

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:34 PM   #37
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OK folks, [NN] here's the Microlinux Enterprise Desktop 14.0 revisited:

https://github.com/kikinovak/desktop

Step by step installation instructions included.

Enjoy!

Niki

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Old 05-07-2013, 12:35 PM   #38
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Nick, what do you use as your display manager for your Xfce enterprise setups? Initially, I had replaced xdm with SLiM, but after some difficulty I moved to gdm, which is more involved as far as dependencies go, but there are some nice themes out there.
I had started out with Slim also, but eventually, I'm now quite happy with GDM. I took the source from Salix and modified the theme to my needs.
 
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:37 PM   #39
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Do you plan to layout your repo in the Slackware way, so that it can be used with slackpkg+?
Unfortunately I live in the remote South french countryside, and our Internet connection is very poor. Uploading a couple of gigabytes would take days, so what I did this time was simply host the build scripts but add some automated source download.
 
Old 05-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #40
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It's hard to beat K3b, but I've gotten used to using xfburn, which is pretty good in its own right.
Hey thanks, I've installed xfburn for cd-burning, as well as transmission for torrents, and both seem to do the job quite well with very few dependencies. Appreciate the input!
 
Old 05-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #41
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Thanks for all the wonderful replies! Decided to give all the ones available in Slackware a try, as well as MateSlackBuild and I have to say I've narrowed it down to XFCE and Mate.

As for the the sluggishness of KDE, it's not that KDE as a whole is sluggish. It's that the longer I stay in KDE the sluggishness begins to increase to the point where it's annoying to use without a restart. It's not even a matter of swap because the swap barely gets used even during extreme times of sluggishness. This coupled with the little annoying quirks inherent in KDE, I've kind of had enough of it.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 03:33 PM   #42
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If I wasn't using my own blend of Xfce (see above), I'd probably be using MATE from MateSlackBuild. Gave it a spin a few days ago, out of simple curiosity. It's as clean and reactive as GNOME 2.30 on a RHEL or Debian install.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 04:26 PM   #43
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OK folks, [NN] here's the Microlinux Enterprise Desktop 14.0 revisited:

https://github.com/kikinovak/desktop

Step by step installation instructions included.

You have done a great deal of work!


Is there anyway to get a look at how you have improved (or enhanced ) Xfce without having to do a fresh installation?

Many Thanks.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #44
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@kikinovak - I must say, your tweaked Xfce looks fantastic. Really, really great work. And I'm glad you found MATE to work well for you too. It's been my daily desktop for awhile and I enjoy it.
 
Old 05-09-2013, 10:52 PM   #45
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I am a Fluxbox fan. It's been my go-to window manager for years. It's got enough desktop features to meet my needs, without all the overhead.

Lately, though, I've been having a lot of fun with E17 from the SlackE17 Project. I would say it's worth a look.

I gave a presentation about it at my LUG. You can find the handout here.

(The one from Slackbuilds gave me segfaults.)
 
  


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