xfce4 svn snapshot

daniele favara danjele at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 09:32:50 UTC 2006

On 1/30/06, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Daniele
> I am using xfce 4.3 from svn too and indeed is very nice.
> > Is it possible to split that package in xfdesktop and xfce4-menu ?
> I think you can use one without the other so no need to split the package
> itself

well .. that's why i'm saying to split it :)

> > still no desktop icons, and i need them for my project ... here an app
> > i'm coding:
> >
> > http://www.dsslive.org/mediawiki/images/Dicons-issue.png
> looks good.  thunar is supposed to provide desktop icons but I  am not sure
> if in time for
> dapper.

i don't think it too

> > there is then pyxfce ... that i would try to pkge ... what should i do
> > to became a maint of that pkge ?
> > is there anyone already interested on it ?
> the best way to help out with packaging is to contact the debian-xfce team
> http://pkg-xfce.alioth.debian.org/
> we try to have common packages for debian and ubuntu and the 4.3 svn stuff
> is not packaged yet,

that's a good idea, they have even a nice way to packge xfce DM :)

> on my todo list for a while, but not at the top :)

can we help you on that ? ...  i mean you TODO list, maybe with some
help you can go faster.

> >then ... how the development is going ? i don't see any message since time
> ...
> I am looking at various ubuntu/gnome bits and how they could be integrated :
> update-manager,

as i'll play soon with python-apt i can take a look on that even if i
think it could be better the smartpm stuff

> power-manager etc.
> BTW how is the volume manager going? Can you describe it compared to ivman
> and why would it be better for us?

i was waitin that ChipX86 released the new version , notify-daemon was
not really a good app as it was notification-deamon. now
notification-daemon 0.3.2 is out and is really cool, something has
been changed in the spec so i fixed that ... mainly it just works, but
it still needs some tests for the rules parser. i'll write some docs
about it as soon as those tests are over. Then i'll begin to code the
frontend to configure it, maybe importing modules from
hal-device-manager ... if they'll remove gnome deps .. if not i'll
write something similar :).

what about xfce-galago ? ... i think it could improve the usability,
there is a plugin for gaim that uses gnome-galago ... maybe it will
not be used in dapper but for next release i'm pretty sure we'll see
it in the ubuntu roadmap.


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