[Pkg-xfce-devel] 4.2.1 notes

Simon Huggins huggie@earth.li
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:54:09 +0000

'ello Rimas

On Mon, Mar 21, 2005 at 03:58:23PM +0200, Rimas Kudelis wrote:
> I've installed XFCE4.2.1 from experimental. here are my notes. Tell me
> if i should report them as bugs for the package:

It's probably easier to deal with here for now.

> 1) i get this when trying to apt-get install xfce4:
> The following packages have unmet dependencies:
>  xfce4: Depends: xfce4-icon-theme (>= 4.2.1) but 4.2.0-1 is to be installed
> E: Broken packages

Yeah xfce4-icon-themes is going through NEW.

You can pick up the packages from:

> 2) The default panel setup has "mozilla" and "mozilla -mail" icons. I
> would suggest changing them to "sensible-browser" and something
> similar for e-mail (if appropriate).

Hrm.  Yes, I agree but I thought we did this but it seems neither 4.2.0
or do.

> 3) Default panel setup could also have an "Xfce menu" button, and,
> probably, a Mixer (if that wouldn't create another dependency).

You can (or will be able to) get that by installing that plugin.

> 4) I didn't like the menu itself. In packages from os-works i was
> nicer.  Plus, the "Xfce menu" isn't full (i.e., i only got Kvim
> shortcut in "Xfce menu > Editors" while i have 19 shortcuts in
> "Programs > Editors"). Also, i had two different entries for Xchat in
> it ("X_ Chat" and "XChat IRC"). If the latter is a result of my
> customizations in KDE, would you please tell me how to return to the
> fresh debian menu?

I'll have to go grab these packages to have a look at them.  I haven't

> 5) Xfce4-mixer seems to be linked to OSS instead of ALSA. Is that a 
> policy of Debian or did you miss something? :)

Well we have to compile against one or the other as I understand it so
either we pick OSS or ALSA.

> 6) Xfce4-goodies aren't installable with 4.2. Would be cool to see them 
> updated (Terminal and Xfmedia packages would also be nice).

Yeah, they'll happen eventually.  If people on the list want to start
putting the 4.2 ones in experimental that might be worth while I guess.

> 7) Are the root menu (not Debian menu) entries translatable?

If you run update-menu in the correct locale you should get them

> I probably forgot to mention something, in that case, i'll post some
> more comments later.

Thanks for testing the packages it's really appreciated.

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