XFDesktop in CVS

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at moongroup.com
Wed Jan 15 22:47:20 CET 2003

Hi al,

As you may know, I have been working on a possible replacement fro xfbd
and xfdeskmenu. Let me explain what it's supposed to do.

xfdesktop, when run creates a fullscreen background window, which it
uses to set a background image and to provide a root menu.

Accompanying this program are currently three settings manager plugins,
to provide backdrop settings, desktop margins and workspace settings
(number and names).

I had to fix the first crasher bug 10 seconds after I imported the code
into CVS, so perhaps that is a sign of the stability ... :)

The menu is not configurable yet. It's just there to show how a menu can
be implemented. It has a menu on the left mouse click and a windowlist
menu on right mouse click (or shift-left-click).

It compiles and works for me, but there will be problems. This is
largely untested code, so no guarantees whatsoever.

An impression of the settings dialogs:


Comments, ideas, etc. are very welcome.


Now if SF would only fix anonymous CVS access, people might actually get
a chance to try it...

IRC channel: #xfce on irc.freenode.net

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