Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th May 2006 18:16 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Debian and its clones The spirit of the RISC OS desktop can now be easily be installed on Debian GNU/Linux systems, after the ROX desktop collection was released in a Debian package. The package came about after Dennis Tomas decided pull the suite into one place for users to download and install. The ROX desktop takes familiar user interface components from the RISC OS desktop, such as drag'n'drop and the filer, to create a more friendlier desktop for users of Unix-like operating systems. User Dan Macdonald told us: "It is now incredibly easy for people to install a full ROX (RISC OS on X) desktop, complete with auto-mounting of removeable discs, under Debian Linux."
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RE[2]: Any first hand reports?
by Tom5 on Wed 31st May 2006 18:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Any first hand reports?"
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ROX-Session doesn't work for me at all, which means i can't tweak certain things (dbus issues) might be dbus might be rox session.

Due to the continuing API stability problems in D-BUS, ROX-Session dropped it as the primary communications mechanism in favour of XML-RPC in version 0.28. If D-BUS is available it is still used, as some applets require it.

some of the applets for the panel are kinda old and don't want to compile for me

Binaries are provided in some cases, along with the older versions of the libraries they require. These parallel install alongside the newer library versions using Zero Install.

the ROX-desktop (pinboard panel background workspaces) work well enough though it doesn't execute .desktop files

ROX-Filer has supported .desktop files since version 2.4, though they couldn't be set as run actions until version 2.4.1.

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