Benedikt Meurer benedikt.meurer at
Mon Aug 15 14:09:35 CEST 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:
> All this should work in a portable manner and should be as generic as
> possible (like the current installer). Supported platforms should
> include atleast Solaris, *BSD and the most common Linux distributions.
> That said, it won't be limited to "goodies", but you'll be able to
> install every desktop app (well, maybe not every, but most) from it, as
> long as a description is available, so we can completely replace the
> current installers (Xfce, Terminal/libexo, xfce goodies and
> gtk-xfce-engines) with the new system for Xfce 4.4.

And of course - I had to learn that the hard way - we need a debugging
support here. For example, the current installer automatically runs gdb
if the installer crashes, so users can simply c&p the backtrace, which
makes it easy to trace the problem.


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