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@

Committers

Contributors

IRC

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.

Development

This section describes development, notes.

Xfce repository

URL: http://www.redports.org/browser/olivierd/xfce4

Mirror: https://www.assembla.com/code/xfce4/subversion/nodes

trunk uses sysutils/consolekit2 (fork of ConsoleKit).

Below graph of Xfce's dependencies chain used in Mk/Uses/xfce.mk.

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Get xfcemerge script

xfcemerge is available in trunk/Tools/scripts/ directory, in order to update your ports tree .

Usage:

# 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

Bugs

Ports

Documentation

What's new?

Changes between 4.10 and 4.11 4.12:

Port

Version

Branch

Note

x11/xfce4-dashboard

0.3.91

trunk

1

x11/xfce4-notes-plugin

1.8.0 (beta)

trunk

1, 2

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.

FAQ

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.

Note:

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?

Yes :)

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Xfce (last edited 2015-03-28 20:37:27 by OlivierDuchateau)