xfce3rc -> xfce4rc conversion ?
jasper at moongroup.com
Fri Aug 1 08:00:24 CEST 2003
On Thu, 31 Jul 2003 21:30:22 -0700 (PDT)
Ric <fhj52ads at yahoo.com> wrote:
> But a couple of questions about how it should fit into XFce4.
> Do you think this should be a panel plugin under the "Add new item" so
> a user can 'add' " XFce3 Panel " ?
certainly not ;)
> do you think it should be just part of the setup for XFce4( and :.
> would replace the default panel with XFce3 panel items if xfce3rc
> exists and user wants the transformation )?
Yes, a separate script/program. Just to have the possibility to convert.
A. Can I import my XFce 3 settings?
Q. Yes, just get the 'my_fancy_conversion_script.pl' here: ...
> Also, it might just be better just to update XFce3 to use the new XML
> format and cut a (probably final) release: 3.9. Then both XFce3 and
> XFce4 users could receive benefits from the work. Besides, going from
> XFce 3.9 to XFce 4.0 could make the transition easier if XFce 3.9 has
> just a few things done to it.
No way ;-)
> I'll have a look-c... Who knows, maybe it will turn out to be easier
> than it appears. I hope so, as keeping current XFce users happy is a
> good thing(TM). The time to transfer a twelve menu XFce3 panel(> 100
> items) to equivalent in XFce4 is quite prohibitive.
The hardest thing is probably to find out the xfce3 file format,
especially the correct order and the builtin icons (they have been
I suggest you limit yourself to the panel contents, at least initialy.
The other settings are easy enough to change from the settings manager.
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