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Re: Xfce for cygwin
Maarten Boekhold wrote:
David Fraser wrote:
Mark Fisher wrote:
I've just ported xfce4.2 to cygwin, and start it like this:
Fantastic! Are the patches included in the CVS, are their any
particular build instructions?
I'm on the xfce dev list but I didn't see anything about this ...
The patches are in CVS (I was the one who committed them), and there
are specific built instructions.
You need to get libdbh and libstartup-notification yourself, and I'm
using the attached script to build XFCE. Haven't tried this in some
time though due to work load, so I can't guarantee everything still
works out-of-the-box. And oh yeah, you need a very recent version of
As I just wrote to Mark:
"Anyways, you do know that there is a couple of things that do not
work in XFCE for cygwin, right? For one, panel plugins are not fully
functional (just try to change the icon size in the panel and see what
happens). Also, xffm doesn't work, neither is xfprint (I've never
really tried this though), and xfce4-mixer.
The problem with the panel plugins and xffm is that XFCE is coded such
that the plugins must access variables in the loading program, and
MS-Windows (and therefore cygwin) doesn't allow this. I've had some
discussion with Jasper from the XFCE team about this, and we were
thinking of a complete rewrite of the XFCE plugin system. However,
this will have to wait until the 4.2 release, and I'm completely
swamped in work at the moment..."
Fantastic, thanks Maarten