[BLFS Trac] #2292: XFce-4.4.0

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Sun Jun 24 07:24:11 PDT 2007

#2292: XFce-4.4.0
 Reporter:  randy at linuxfromscratch.org  |        Owner:  blfs-book at linuxfromscratch.org
     Type:  task                        |       Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal                      |    Milestone:  6.2.1                         
Component:  BOOK                        |      Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal                      |   Resolution:                                
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Comment (by laxy):

 I built stable Xfce 4.4.1 couple days ago. It was a serious WoW-moment
 when it started, and a second one when I turned compositing and
 transparency on (those look just great!)
 Now I'm putting my spoon in too:

 -libgtkhtml2 can only be used by the about box-app in xfce4-utils to show
 html. But as all about texts included are just that, text, it isn't needed
 at all

 -I used the dbus version from the book. No problems so far

 -Xfce4-utils includes a very good xinitrc. It's installed to
 /etc/xdg/xfce4. It takes care of merging Xdefaults, starting D-BUS etc..
 So copying that to $HOME/.xinitrc is recommended

 -for one of the source packages (don't remember which one) you need to
 give default browser and terminal emulator to configure script (if you
 don't, the terminal icon does nothing, but browser icon tries nearly every
 opensource browser: firefox, seamonkey, galeon, mozilla, dillo..)

 -If you want Thunar to be able to manage removable media, you need HAL

 -Thunar can use Gnome Thumbnailers if Gconf is installed

 After deleting sources my Xfce installment took about ~220mb. Most of that
 is in icons and themes, but I didn't build xfprint, xfmedia, xarchiver,
 hal and thus hal-bound parts, and measured that after stripping..

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