XFCE 4.8 for EPEL 6

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri May 20 19:45:18 UTC 2011

On 05/20/2011 10:37 AM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2011 09:35:04 -0600
> Orion Poplawski<orion at cora.nwra.com>  wrote:
>> I've been building the XFCE 4.8 stack for EPEL 6 and I think I have
>> the core components done.
> Thank you very much for working on this! :)
> Would you like to finish off EPEL5 and push it out too?
> (everything there is 4.6 and is built, but I haven't fixed comps or
> pushed things out as an update yet)

Sorry, I'm pulling xfce for el5 from centos extras so no burning need here.

>> - EL6 does not appear to have any desktop-backgrounds* packages.
>> What to do?
> Just ignore it and use default I guess.
> Unless we want to branch/make one... which I think would be a lot of
> effort.

Sounds good.

>> - EL6 does not appear to have imsettings-xfce.  What to do?
> Drop it for now.

Got it.

>> - Do we really still want xfce4-icon-theme?  It is at version 4.4.3
>> and nothing appears to require it.  For the el6 packages, I've
>> patched it to use gnome-icon-theme.
> It's got some other themes, might be usefull for some folks. I would
> build/ship it, but not make it required by anything.

Okay, will request a branch and build.  Should it be installed by default from 

>> - Not yet branched for el6: mousepad, tumbler, xfwm4-theme-nodoka.
>> I'm going to put in branch requests.
>> Once I have mousepad, tumbler, and xfwm4-theme-nodoka built I'm going
>> to put together an update of the above packages.
> excellent. (except mousepad, but we already talked about how thats not
> a good plan). ;)

Yup, we're going with leafpad.

Just waiting for the branches now.

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