r2977 - in trunk/BOOK: . introduction/welcome x/wm

randy at linuxfromscratch.org randy at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Nov 19 20:58:28 PST 2004


Author: randy
Date: 2004-11-19 21:58:26 -0700 (Fri, 19 Nov 2004)
New Revision: 2977

Modified:
   trunk/BOOK/general.ent
   trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
   trunk/BOOK/x/wm/metacity.xml
Log:
Updated to Metacity-2.8.6

Modified: trunk/BOOK/general.ent
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2004-11-19 22:55:39 UTC (rev 2976)
+++ trunk/BOOK/general.ent	2004-11-20 04:58:26 UTC (rev 2977)
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!ENTITY day          "19">
+<!ENTITY day          "20">
 <!ENTITY month        "11">
 <!ENTITY year         "2004">
 <!ENTITY version      "svn-&year;&month;&day;">
@@ -259,7 +259,7 @@
 <!-- Chapter 27 -->
 <!ENTITY sawfish-version              "1.3">  
 <!ENTITY fluxbox-version              "0.9.10"> 
-<!ENTITY metacity-version             "2.8.0">  
+<!ENTITY metacity-version             "2.8.6">  
 <!ENTITY xfce-version                 "4.0.4">  
 
 <!-- Part IX -->

Modified: trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2004-11-19 22:55:39 UTC (rev 2976)
+++ trunk/BOOK/introduction/welcome/changelog.xml	2004-11-20 04:58:26 UTC (rev 2977)
@@ -22,6 +22,9 @@
 
 <itemizedlist>
 
+<listitem><para>November 20th, 2004 [randy]: Updated to
+Metacity-2.8.6.</para></listitem>
+
 <listitem><para>November 19th, 2004 [randy]: Updated to
 GStreamer-0.8.7 and gst-plugins-0.8.5 and moved both packages from the 
 GNOME-2 section to Chapter 37 - Multimedia Libraries and

Modified: trunk/BOOK/x/wm/metacity.xml
===================================================================
--- trunk/BOOK/x/wm/metacity.xml	2004-11-19 22:55:39 UTC (rev 2976)
+++ trunk/BOOK/x/wm/metacity.xml	2004-11-20 04:58:26 UTC (rev 2977)
@@ -6,9 +6,10 @@
 
   <!ENTITY metacity-download-http "http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/metacity/2.8/metacity-&metacity-version;.tar.bz2">
   <!ENTITY metacity-download-ftp  "ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/metacity/2.8/metacity-&metacity-version;.tar.bz2">
-  <!ENTITY metacity-size          "1.9 MB">
-  <!ENTITY metacity-buildsize     "39.8 MB">
-  <!ENTITY metacity-time          "0.49 SBU">
+  <!ENTITY metacity-md5sum        "c49e4b5575503975516159780855e317">
+  <!ENTITY metacity-size          "2.1 MB">
+  <!ENTITY metacity-buildsize     "46.9 MB">
+  <!ENTITY metacity-time          "0.41 SBU">
 ]>
 
 <sect1 id="metacity" xreflabel="Metacity-&metacity-version;">
@@ -31,8 +32,9 @@
 url="&metacity-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
 <listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
 url="&metacity-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
+<listitem><para>MD5 sum: &metacity-md5sum;</para></listitem>
 <listitem><para>Download size: &metacity-size;</para></listitem>
-<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required:
+<listitem><para>Estimated disk space required:
 &metacity-buildsize;</para></listitem>
 <listitem><para>Estimated build time:
 &metacity-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
@@ -40,16 +42,32 @@
 
 <sect3><title><application>Metacity</application> dependencies</title>
 <sect4><title>Required</title>
-<para><xref linkend="intltool"/> and <xref linkend="GTK2"/>
-</para></sect4>
+<para><xref linkend="intltool"/> and <xref linkend="GTK2"/></para>
+</sect4>
+
 <sect4><title>Optional</title>
-<para>
-<xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
-<xref linkend="GConf"/>,
-<ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">libXcomposite</ulink>,
-<ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">xrender</ulink> and
-<ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">libXdamage</ulink>
-</para></sect4>
+<para><xref linkend="startup-notification"/>, 
+<xref linkend="GConf"/>, 
+<ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">Xrender</ulink>* and 
+<ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">libXcomposite</ulink>** 
+</para>
+
+<para>* <filename class='libraryfile'>libXrender</filename> is included in a 
+<acronym>BLFS</acronym> <application>X</application> Window System 
+installation, but the pkgconfig <filename>.pc</filename> file 
+<application>Metacity</application> looks for is not installed. Satisfy the 
+requirement by installing an <filename>xrender.pc</filename> file into 
+<filename class='directory'>/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig</filename> which can be 
+downloaded from <ulink 
+url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~randy/xrender.pc"/>.</para>
+
+<para>** <application>libXcomposite</application> can optionally be used, but 
+here's what the <application>Metacity</application> package maintainer 
+has to say about it in the configure script if the package is found: 
+<quote>Not building compositing manager by default now, must enable explicitly 
+to get it. And it doesn't work, so don't bother unless you want to hack on 
+it...</quote></para>
+</sect4>
 </sect3>
 
 </sect2>
@@ -57,9 +75,11 @@
 <sect2>
 <title>Installation of <application>Metacity</application></title>
 
-<para>Install <application>Metacity</application> by running the following commands:</para>
+<para>Install <application>Metacity</application> by running the following 
+commands:</para>
 
-<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc &&
+<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr \
+    --libexecdir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc &&
 make &&
 make install</command></userinput></screen>
 
@@ -70,8 +90,10 @@
 
 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
 
-<para>Be sure to backup your current <filename>.xinitrc</filename>
-before proceeding.</para>
+<para>To automatically start the <application>Metacity</application> window 
+manager when you issue the <command>startx</command> command, append to (or 
+create) <filename>.xinitrc</filename> using the command below. Ensure you 
+backup your current <filename>.xinitrc</filename> before proceeding.</para>
 
 <screen><userinput><command>cat >> ~/.xinitrc << "EOF"</command>
 xterm &
@@ -84,7 +106,7 @@
 <sect2>
 <title>Contents</title>
 
-<para>The <application>Metacity</application> package contains
+<para>The <application>Metacity</application> package contains 
 <command>metacity</command>.</para>
 
 </sect2>
@@ -92,8 +114,9 @@
 <sect2><title>Description</title>
 
 <sect3><title>metacity</title>
-<para><command>metacity</command> is a window manager used mainly by GNOME.
-</para></sect3>
+<para><command>metacity</command> is a window manager used mainly by 
+<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>.</para>
+</sect3>
 
 </sect2>
 




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