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XFCE-4.2.3.2 Desktop Environment (in just over 1MB...)
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Dougal


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Location: Hell more grotesque than any medieval woodcut

PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2006, 07:55    Post subject:  XFCE-4.2.3.2 Desktop Environment (in just over 1MB...)  

(compiled with Puppy 2.10)

If you don't know what XFCE is: it's a complete desktop environment
(window-manager, desktop, panel, taskbar, session-manager...), it's
lightweight, it's good looking (see image), very flexible (you can use
only the parts you want, move the panel where you want it...).
You can save sessions (all windows get reopened at startup) and the
window-manager uses smart window positioning (i.e. new windows don't
just open in the middle of the screen, but in an unused part of it).
Just try it and see...

Xvesa users: If you had problems with xfce in the past -- I think
they're solved. You'll get info once you install the dotpup.


Ok, the "base" dotpup contains the complete XFCE environment, including
just about any "goodies" (panel plugins) you can think of (or nearly).
It'll give you a working desktop, "out of the box".

bigger image



I've hacked the session-manager so it now allows shutdown and reboot
when you exit xfce.

I've included a file with instructions on how to run without various
parts -- for example without the desktop, i.e. with desktop icons.


Here you go: xfce-4.2.3.2-base.pup (dotpup size: 1115k extracted: 2524k)

Additional dotpups:

Extra themes (104 of them!):
xfce-4.2.3.2-themes.pup (dotpup size: 500k extracted: 3319k)

HTML documentation (used by the xfce-help):
xfce-4.2.3.2-doc.pup (dotpup size: 1130k extracted: 1323k)

Locales for various languages:
Locales A-I: xfce-4.2.3.2-locales_A-I.pup (dotpup size: 509k extracted: 1462k)
Contains the following locales:
af ar az be bg bn_IN ca cs da de el en_GB eo es es_MX et
eu fa fi fr gu he hi hu hy it

Locales J-Z: xfce-4.2.3.2-locales_J-Z.pup (dotpup size: 458k extracted: 1376k)
Contains the following locales:
ja ko ku lt mr ms nb_NO nl pa pl pt_BR pt_PT ro
ru sk sl sv ta tr uk vi zh_CN zh_TW

A couple of extra (big) panel-plugins:
WaveLan-plugin (this gives a little info):
xfce-4.2.3.2-wavelan-plugin.pup (dotpup size: 140k extracted: 584k)

Weather-plugin:
xfce-4.2.3.2-weather-plugin.pup (dotpup size: 330k extracted: 433k)


If you want a splash screen when xfce starts:
xfce-4.2.3.2-splash.pup (dotpup size: 350k extracted: 525k)
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Lobster
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2006, 10:40    Post subject:  

Very Happy There I was downloading Xubutu (uses xfce meant to be a fast Ubuntu) , when I found this - so I downloaded and ran.

Seems to be working - very nice Dougal!

If you have never tried xfce - you might love it - I really like its simple uncluttered desktop, very elegant.

Good job - I am running it on 2.11with xorg but would be interested how "Bonanza" beta testers get on.

wiki updated here - who is trying with XDG? Smile
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/XfcePuppy

I bet xubuntu is still chugging away at its wget download . . .

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Flash
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PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2006, 12:26    Post subject:  

Dougal, I'm not real clear on what this is good for, but I think I'd like to try it. Laughing If I don't like it, is it easy to get rid of, and will it leave my original settings all messed up? Or just to be safe should I burn a new DVD and start fresh?
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Pizzasgood


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Location: Knoxville, TN, USA

PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2006, 13:46    Post subject:  

I've played with some other xfce packages, and I always wound up making a big mess. The only exceptions were Dougal's small packages and the panel that MU packaged.

It's basically another window manager, like JWM, IceWM, FVWM, Fluxbox, etc. Except it does a little more. It has an excellent little panel thing.

One thing I like doing is setting the clock plugin (the one that's on by default) to analogue, then activating the date-time plugin to show the date (format: %A%n%m-%d-%Y) and digital time. Very nice.

I always forget how much I like xfce when I stop using if for a while. I'm giving it one more chance for the next Pizzapup. If it doesn't do funny things it's in. So far it seems much more stable than the other packages I was trying since using Puppy 2.xx.

Also, that themes package contains some nice ones, especially FBX and Gorilla. There are other good ones, but they don't look right with the color scheme I'm running right now so I didn't notice them.


Does this package mess with the fonts? Firefox looks, I don't know, fresher. I'm using the same gtk theme I had before. Maybe it's just me. Confused

Not a bad thing though.

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Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
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Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Fri 03 Nov 2006, 14:36    Post subject:  

Having fun with 2.11beta & the collection of dotpups. I have been conserned with visual problems following the 2.02 versions, The problems with video has kept me in 2.02 custom version I hacked together a while back.
It is nice to have clean, non-glichy, interface to play with. This works well with gxine in full screen, still playing around with xfce themes - great work Dougal Razz
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wow

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Location: Peru

PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 05:15    Post subject:  

Dougal wrote:
Extra themes (104 of them!):
xfce-4.2.3.2-themes.pup (dotpup size: 500k extracted: 3319k)

104!! Shocked
Lobster wrote:
wiki updated here - who is trying with XDG? Smile
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/XfcePuppy

xdg menus? this file works: xfce-xdgmenu-0.7.6.tar.gz (I didn't remember where i got it)


Puppy 1.09CE with the previous xfce4-4.2.3.2.pup
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wow

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 05:50    Post subject: Reporting bad link?  

Wrong filesize for xfce-4.2.3.2-doc.pup:16KB, incomplete zipfile
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MU


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 06:52    Post subject:  

http://dotpups.de/dotpups/WindowManagers/XDG-Menusystem/

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Dougal


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 09:01    Post subject:  

Flash: it registers with PupGet, so you can always remove it entirely.
The only things left behind will be a couple of "if"s in .xinitrc (harmless) and the jwm menu-entry which you can always comment out/ remove.
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Flash
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 11:45    Post subject:  

Thanks, Dougal. I tried it yesterday and I like it. SeaMonkey seems to respond to the "Back" button more quickly. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 12:28    Post subject:  

Cool I like it more than Flash Shocked

Great fun - reminds me of SimplePup
I moved the menu bar to the left and the taskbar bottom right
- just like JWM but more luvly . . .

Really is my fav window manager - People are saying it can compare with KDE and Gnome. Yes. Faster and simpler - very usable.

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Max Headroom


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PostPosted: Sat 04 Nov 2006, 14:02    Post subject: Help! I've Tried Installing Xfce on 2.1 on a 14" Wide S  

Laptop, Seems th' Mouse has Mutated into a SuperRat, & I Can't Get 2 th' ScrollBa' or Navigate! Question
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Eyes-Only


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PostPosted: Sun 05 Nov 2006, 21:22    Post subject:  

This is just fabulous Dougal! I installed it into my Puppy 2.11 and it's awesome! How you ever managed to get a 30+meg programme down to this size is completely beyond me. I mean, I realise that you've cut out some of the graphics here and there (eq: Addons panel) and such but this has so many features that it amazes me. Plus it's blazing-fast!

For me it's always been a toss-up between IceWM and Xfce. I love them both because of their speed, light-weight, and versatility. Yet yours Dougal really takes the cake and deserves an award in my book!

The magic that you and MU work on this forum just leave me in total awe. Shocked

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plinej

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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov 2006, 00:48    Post subject:  

Thanks dougal, first time I've tried Xfce and I'd have to say I like it.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Nov 2006, 03:23    Post subject:  

It worked just fine in Puppy 2.12Beta. And it's very fast. Very Happy
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