new xfdesktop finished

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Jun 16 16:43:03 CEST 2004

i just noticed that tar appears to abort and dump core when untarring 
that tarball (well, it did on one of my machines, but not on another).  
it appears to be fine, however.  --enable-debug=full isn't going to 
work, because i put in a quick hack to make it compile properly with the 
older libxfcegui4 i have at home (can't update until i get internet back 
or remember to bring a later copy at home).

i was going to put up a new tarball, but 'make dist' isn't working (tar 
is coredumping again).  hmm, perhaps it's just this machine.  grr.

ok, new tarball is up, and i think it works.  sorry bout that.  if you 
downloaded a 20-byte long file, delete that and grab it again ^_~.


On Wed, 16 Jun 2004, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:

> hi all-
> my semi-rewrite of xfdesktop is basically done, and everything appears 
> to work.  if i left anything out, please let me know.  bugreports are 
> welcome as always.  i really need some xinerama testing.  i've tested 
> non-xinerama with Xnest, but "real" testing here would be nice as well.
> here's the tarball:
> please make sure that you have the latest versions of libxfce4util, 
> libxfcegui4, and libxfce4mcs from CVS.  i'm not sure if i set the 
> version requirements properly in configure.  don't give me any 
> build-time errors unless you've made sure they're up-to-date.
> if you don't mind, compile it with --enable-debug=full so bug reports 
> will be more useful to me.  remember to restart xfce-mcs-manager after 
> you've installed it.
> here are the highlights:
> new stuff (that CVS doesn't have):
> * multiscreen support (both xinerama and non-xinerama)
> * menu icon sizing is a bit more intelligent
> * "color only" checkbox moved and changed to "show image"
> * "don't set backdrop" removed until i can come up with a better way of 
> achieving the same effect
> * windowlist behavior is a little different with regards to text effects 
> on the items
> * new defaults (pretty color gradient)
> old stuff that's been redone:
> * windowlist code mostly rewritten
> * backdrop handling is entirely rewritten (except for imagelist code)
> * settings-handling code rewritten (in xfdesktop)
> * screen-size-change handling (via XRANDR)
> * gradient code rewritten to be more efficient and quicker
> old stuff that's basically the same
> * fortunately, i didn't have to rewrite the menu
> * settings plugin only has a few changes
> missing stuff:
> * "don't set backdrop" support (so xplanet isn't going to work right 
> now)
> * menueditor - again, i didn't feel like keeping it in sync.  if you 
> want menu editing support, install it via xfdesktop CVS.
> that's about it, i think.  i'd like to get this in CVS within the next 
> day or so, so please test and let me know how it goes - even if it's 
> just to say "it works fine!" (yeah, like that'll happen - b0rk b0rk!).
> 	-brian
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