xfdesktop2 or xfdesktop-acer source

Grant Williamson traxtopel at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 16:18:54 CET 2009

I checked the changelog of the rpm found a
joyzhao at linpus.com

Mailing to that address failed, so I added a ".tw" to it, that worked.
The developer replied, told me he would make the source available
if it is was on the ftp site(which it is not).

If I get the patches, I will be sure to post them here.

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On mer, 2009-02-11 at 20:45 +0100, Grant Williamson wrote:
>> One of Limpus hacks is against xfdesktop so that it will display a 
>> themed tabbed icon environment on the screen.
>> Like this :-
>> http://www.thecodingstudio.com/opensource/linux/screenshots/index.php?linux_distribution_sm=Linpus%209hey 
>> .4%20Lite
>> (they do not post the source code just the binary)
>> I am wondering if anyone on this list have an alternative method so I 
>> can customize xfce on fedora 10 to achieve the same result.
> When looking at that fake srpm. there are multiple things. The
> xfdesktop2 binary, which is *not* the binary produced by xfdesktop 4.4.2
> + patch they are shipping along (in xfdesktop-4.4.2.src.rpm), and stuff
> in /etc/xdg/xfce4/ and /usr/share. Basically it seems that they are
> using launchers, with large icons to render the way it looks on an
> Aspire One. Looking at format.txt and group-apps.xml in /etc can really
> help to understand what they are doing. And basically it doesn't looks
> nice.
> And sure, xfdesktop-4.4.2, even with the only patch
> (xfdesktop-no-settings.patch) can't use the format.txt stuff. While the
> xfdesktop2 binary sure can:
> corsac at miria: md5sum xfdesktop2
> a20bdecd6f997fcf60493409a6ee3474  xfdesktop2
> corsac at miria: strings xfdesktop2|grep format.txt
> format.txt
> Basically, as they are providing a binary under GPL licence (looking at
> the symbol table would be enough to say that's it's indeed a
> modification of xfdesktop), they should provide the source to anybody
> asking. Now You could try contacting random people at Acer, but really
> we don't know how to reach…
> Cheers,

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