Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 06:14 UTC, submitted by Witold Wasilewski
Slackware, Slax Slackware 11.0 contains the 2.4.33.3 Linux kernel (default), 2.6.17.13 in /extra and 2.6.18 in the /testing directory. This Slackware version is by far the most cutting edge ever released, it includes KDE version 3.5.4 (including the Amarok media player), XFCE 4.2.3.2, the latest versions of Firefox and Thunderbird, plus SeaMonkey 1.0.5 (replacing the Mozilla suite). It also includes glibc-2.3.6, gcc-3.4.6, X11R6.9.0 from X.Org, and more.
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Xfce Question
by oxleyn on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 11:38 UTC
oxleyn
Member since:
2005-10-04

It's been a while since I last used Xfce but I seem to recall having to hack text files in order to add new menu items alot. Is this still the case?

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RE: Xfce Question
by Lousewort on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 12:06 in reply to "Xfce Question"
Lousewort Member since:
2006-09-12

Not the case at all. Picks up both Kde as well as the Gnome menus directly. If that's not to your liking, you can always use menumaker- it seems to support just about any app you care to mention.

XFCE also makes menu editing incredibly easy with drag & drop from yet another really cool app that lists everything with an xml freedesktop.org header/registration entry.

Seriously cool window manager.

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RE: Xfce Question
by wazoox on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 13:12 in reply to "Xfce Question"
wazoox Member since:
2005-07-14

What menu? If you're talking about the desk menu, well, actually XFCE 4.2 hasn't got a real one, and you'll have to install something that manage it for you (for instance "deskmenu"), and yes, you'll have to edit the .deskmenurc by end.

However XFCE 4.4 will provide a real desktop menu, with a new enhanced file manager (thunar) and lots of goodies.

IMHO XFCE 4.2 isn't very good, it's a sort of intermediary release to 4.4; I can't remember any outstanding feature compared to 4.0, but it's way slower to start (actually on my slackware system it's even slower than Gnome...)

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RE: Xfce Question
by shapeshifter on Tue 3rd Oct 2006 20:46 in reply to "Xfce Question"
shapeshifter Member since:
2006-09-19

Not the case any more.
But would it be so bad?
Having configuration in simple text files is a good feature, not a bad one.
Instead of having to rely on some configuration app or having to read xml files, it's as easy as "vi foo.conf".
And that my friend can be done simply and easily.
Even from a cell phone over ssh while walking in a park one can configure a remote machine.
Was is Dostojevski that said "Simplicity is the mother of a genius" ?

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