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Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« on: February 18, 2015, 12:00:00 PM »
 

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I am an Xfce lover so this is very, very welcome news Ikey getting xfce ported to GTK3 even though he's got his own Budgie desktop and he's rewritting his base.
Love the man!!

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Re: Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2015, 12:20:08 PM »
 

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> Great news. <
Not much has happened lately in the XFCE development.
With Ikey's help I hope 4.12 will be ready this year.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2015, 03:09:17 PM »
 

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I thought that newswould go down well
He decided to go with GTK3 for his Budgie desktop and he's been posting patches upstream.

Can you tweak whiskers code base at all friend? impressed by what you've done with Yad if you could, could you check out the grub bit on the clone partition side of saline-backup?

I thought when it wrote to the MBR it deliberately didn't make the clone the primary option but it might be a bug.

Several times I've had to use grub-doctor.

I've been playing with the default font size in "Appearance" but then I've got to resize the Yad screenforms, any way of doing it programatically so the screenforms auto resize.

Tall order I know! but when Ikey gets the base done I'll be suggesting that the windows manager saves the dimensions and coordinates of all opened windows, the dev who wrote my office app used to write them to the windows registry.

If the WM does it the apps don't have to.

I've been road testing/using Handy Linux a French stable distro for a few months and was surprised at the lack of posts on the English section of their forum but I went to register yesterday and I think I know why.

The spam bot thingy asked me this question
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combien font deux plus deux fois quatre moins trois en toutes lettres:

Google translate gave me
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how much is two plus two four least three times in full:
I was stumped being only semi literate so I asked a local academic Dr friend for the answer, I would not have been able to join without his help.

Talking about Yad you might be interested in this thunar custom action for creating symlinks
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sudo ln -s %f $(yad --width=640 --height=480 --center --file --directory --filename=%f --save --confirm-overwrite=oops)



 

Re: Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2015, 03:36:14 PM »
 

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Thanx for thiese news ukbrian !

A great news by the way .

Wonder if it will break the install when we ll do the update later on !
Last Edit: February 18, 2015, 03:41:19 PM by altman
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Re: Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 04:04:07 PM »
 

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It's always advisable to do a fresh install when major updates happen.

I always store my data not the OS's on a data partition using symlinks to home, the partition loads in fstab with this code
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# Swap space created during install
/home/user/data/swap/salineos-swap none swap sw 0 0
# cdrom
/dev/cdrom /media/cdrom udf,iso9660 user,noauto,exec,utf8 0 0
LABEL=data /home/user/data   ntfs-3g  defaults,uid=1000 0      0

I never use a swap partition I use a swapfile on my data partition for all my OS's, if it's good enough for MS it's OK by me, I also always put my home(user) folder in root so one OS one partition.

All OS's become swollen/bloated in time and a fresh install can often work wonders.


Bye bye

 

Re: Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 04:09:38 PM »
 

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Wonder if it ( the XFCE update ) will be on the next LL release .
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Re: Ikey porting Xfce to GTK3
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2015, 03:10:01 AM »
 

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Trying out some of +Ryan Roberts' ideas. Turns out that whole thing with the menu coming out of the panel is totally doable :P
https://plus.google.com/112089348047460560288

Once you remove the menu from the panel you can make a good GUI for it using icons and icon views instead of tree structures and detail views which are crap to navigate with a mouse and more touch screen friendly.
 


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