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Old 06-14-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
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Debian, ROX-filer and what else?

I am looking to set up a Debian/ROX based system, but after adding the the ROX-Filer, I am at a loss.

I would like to use the ROX Desktop (or at least test it), But I don'w want to use Zero Install. I know there is an old deb package out there, but that is now unmaintained and out of date.

Failing getting the ROX Desktop

Do I need ROX-Session? What is it for

What would you recomend as a lightweight but well specified WM?

(I am also looking at ripping the SyphonyOS of its live CD on to my Pure Debian Base).

I believe that Symphony runs on ROX and IceWM.
Old 06-14-2005, 03:01 PM   #2
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Don't know a good answer to most of your questions, but last time I looked at ROX it worked well for me to compile it from source, if I remember it right. I think you don't need to use ZeroInstall for this.

And about the WM: From five different postings you will get five different answers. First answer: Fluxbox. It's fast, easy to customize and did never crash for me.
Old 06-14-2005, 03:18 PM   #3
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thankyou, yes I understand that the answers to things like which [blank] should I use are totally dependant on knowing what it is going to be used for. However, ATM I am not sure what I want or need from a WM, so I am trying things out.

As for install from source, I kept going round in circles on their site and I came to the conclusion that the install from source was to get Zero Install working rther than ROX-Session. But I may well be wrong, my eyes were eating matchsticks at the time.


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