About building

Nick Schermer nick at xfce.org
Tue Apr 3 13:09:46 CEST 2012

On 2012-04-03 12:58, Ernesto Acosta wrote:
> El 03/04/12 02:15, Nick Schermer escribió:
>> On 2012-04-02 23:15, Ernesto Acosta wrote:
>>> Greetings:
>>> I want to install Xfce in Debian 4.10pre1. Since I got the
>>> fat-tarball and I have the files ready to install. Now, I have two
>>> questions, first:
>>> - No need is thunar-vfs-1.2.0?
>>> - This is the correct order to compile?
>> All stupid questions are answered in the wiki.
>> http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/building
>> And besides that, this is not a development issue, so take this 
>> stuff
>> to the users list or forums.
>> Nick
> Nick:
> Maybe for you (which is adapted to program and compile) the question
> may seem silly, but for me I am new to doing these things, it is not.
> There are many ways to respond, and some are more friendly.

Keep in mind we get this question once a week, none of them search 
first and ask directly... and you have to admit all questions are 
answered in the wiki page.

> I ask on this list, it is assumed that if an error occurs at compile
> time, developers are best placed to help. By the way I say, that
> documentation is provided in the wiki is not entirely clear for users
> with little experience.

Always assume compile problems are system related (they are 95%). We 
run buildbots on a couple of platforms so if the build is _that_ broken, 
we'd see it before you did.

When you have tips to improve the wiki page, _then_ we get interested, 
but also that can be discussed on the users list.


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