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Old 06-22-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Xfce 4.11


Slackware 14.1 ships XFCE 4.10 (and same 4.8 components).
There is no official XFCE 4.12, but several components were updated to version 4.11.

Here you can find build scripts for the latest XFCE packages.

It is based on the Patrick Volkerding's build scripts, with only minor bugs corrections and a extra dependency (libUnique).
I tested the packages in my laptop, the only issue is some menu icons are missing.
Feel free to test and report any issues, fixes, etc.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hi,

I've not tested your packages yet, but I've an advice for you.

It would be great to issue diff files related to each modified Slackbuilds.

That way, Pat and the crew might consider it and merge it in -current for example.
 
Old 06-24-2014, 07:41 AM   #3
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Hi,

I've not tested your packages yet, but I've an advice for you.

It would be great to issue diff files related to each modified Slackbuilds.

That way, Pat and the crew might consider it and merge it in -current for example.
Thanks for the advice, I will do exactly that.
 
Old 06-26-2014, 03:40 AM   #4
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Hi,

I've not tested your packages yet, but I've an advice for you.

It would be great to issue diff files related to each modified Slackbuilds.

That way, Pat and the crew might consider it and merge it in -current for example.
As suggested I added the diffs files for all slackbuilds.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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(Some) updated packages can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/mef...lackware/Xfce/
These are also built off the official Xfce SlackBuilds.

As far as I know libunique is a dependency for the updated xfce4-mixer, which additionally has a simple panel item for changing the volume.

Some information about Xfce dependencies: http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/building#x...pendency_chain

Last edited by aaditya; 06-28-2014 at 10:53 AM. Reason: Add info about dependencies.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 01:33 PM   #6
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I believe the changes on xfce4-mixer are mostly for PulseAudio compatibility.

Or maybe I'm mistaken on that one.
 
Old 06-28-2014, 03:31 PM   #7
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PulseAudio isn't required for xfce4-mixer. It does require the gst-plugins-base-0.10.xx package but gst-plugins-base requires alsa-libs so you're safe.

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Old 06-29-2014, 03:38 AM   #8
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Did anyone tried to build the new version of XFCE?
Any issues that need to be taken into account?
 
Old 06-29-2014, 07:03 AM   #9
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Thanks ReaperX7.

mlpa : I might try it on a test environment.

I use Xfce on my laptop with almost no issue regarding the user experience provided by Pat.

I'm just expecting a _real_ fix to the tearing issues of the xfwm4's compositor.

For now, I'm golden with xfwm4 + compton.
 
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Did anyone tried to build the new version of XFCE?
Any issues that need to be taken into account?
Thanks for putting this together. Everything builds and runs fine for me on slackware current. The only issue is that a few menu icons are missing, as you noted. Any ideas on this?
 
Old 06-29-2014, 12:55 PM   #11
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Thanks for putting this together. Everything builds and runs fine for me on slackware current. The only issue is that a few menu icons are missing, as you noted. Any ideas on this?
I think the solution may be that the patches in xfce4-settings.SlackBuild are still needed. The first patch can be made to apply with --fuzz=3, the second patch applies without any changes.

Not related to the above issue, there are some important bugfixes in libwnck-2.31.0 that benefit XFCE (in fact, XFCE is the only significant customer for libwnck). Also, Arch has a patch for xfce4-weather-plugin.
 
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I think the solution may be that the patches in xfce4-settings.SlackBuild are still needed. The first patch can be made to apply with --fuzz=3, the second patch applies without any changes.

Not related to the above issue, there are some important bugfixes in libwnck-2.31.0 that benefit XFCE (in fact, XFCE is the only significant customer for libwnck). Also, Arch has a patch for xfce4-weather-plugin.
As suggested (thanks @55020) the patches for xfce4-settings were added.
Also added the libwnck-2.31.0 to the build path.

Can you indicate me the arch patch, so I can it also to the build?

I found out a patch that fix the missing icons problem, more info here.
This patch was added to the build.

However, there is another issue.
The application menu (mouse right click) and the menu from the task bar are different, it appears to be a known bug.
Does anyone else have this issue?

Last edited by mlpa; 06-30-2014 at 01:00 PM. Reason: Fix missing icons
 
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:09 PM   #13
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I found out a patch that fix the missing icons problem, more info here.
This patch was added to the build.
*Excellent!* And it's our friend aaditya who reported it! Thanks to both of you!
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Can you indicate me the arch patch, so I can it also to the build?
https://projects.archlinux.org/svnto...weather-plugin
(it's a really tiny patch, but quite a good sign of stability that this is the only new xfce patch in Arch that I could find)
 
Old 06-30-2014, 04:28 PM   #14
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*Excellent!* And it's our friend aaditya who reported it! Thanks to both of you!

https://projects.archlinux.org/svnto...weather-plugin
(it's a really tiny patch, but quite a good sign of stability that this is the only new xfce patch in Arch that I could find)
Sorry for the delay updating the build.
I can only work on this during my free time, which is scarce nowadays.

I will add the arch patch, and try to solve the final error um the menu.
 
Old 06-30-2014, 06:31 PM   #15
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Slackware noob here, would updating be just downloading all the files and running the slackbuild scripts as root like regular slackbuilds?
 
  


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