This page is about the Xfce environment and its ports on FreeBSD.
There is a mailing list, freebsd-xfce@ , to which you can subscribe.
Current list of people in xfce@
You can find some of xfce@ people on #freebsd-xfce on IRC EFNet. Feel free to connect and ask questions or discuss a future of Xfce on FreeBSD.
This section describes development, notes.
trunk uses sysutils/consolekit2 (fork of ConsoleKit).
Below graph of Xfce's dependencies chain used in Mk/Uses/xfce.mk.
Get xfcemerge script
xfcemerge is available in trunk/Tools/scripts/ directory, in order to update your ports tree .
# sh xfcemerge -h usage: xfcemerge [-c] [-m] [-r] options: -c Checkout the Xfce devel repo -m Merge into the ports tree -r Remove local changes in ports tree
Changes between 4.10 and 4.11 4.12:
- Adwaita is default icons theme
SLiM replaces Gdm in meta port (x11-wm/xfce4) r376142
GTK3 option is enabled by default in x11/libxfce4menu (mandatory for multimedia/xfce4-parole)
GTK3 is optional for misc/xfce4-appfinder, editors/mousepad (unset) and x11-wm/xfce4-panel (set, for better support of Gtk3 applications)
GStreamer 1.0 is enabled by default in multimedia/xfce4-parole (we follow upstream changes)
Support of GTK3 was dropped in x11-themes/gtk-xfce-engine (see discussion)
- Wallpaper plugin (Thunar) set by default
1. It's an unstable release
2. GTK3 support seems broken, (upstream still builds with Vala 0.19)
Short video, which shows significant changes to the end user.
A review is available D1305.
How can I change grayscale colors of quicklaunch icons?
Since 0.3.2 release, new feature was introduced. Currently it's ClutterDesaturateEffect.
To modify default value (find in effects.xml), copy xfdashboard's theme in your $HOME (since 0.3.4, several themes).
mkdir -p ~/.themes/xfdashboard cd ~/.themes/xfdashboard/ cp -R /usr/local/share/themes/xfdashboard/* .
Now change value of property factor (the desaturation factor), between 0.0 and 1.0.
With ATI cards (Radeon XPRESS 200M 5955, and Radeon HD 4350) icons are totally black (with default value, decrease value looks good). OlivierDuchateau
Xfce supports PulseAudio?