Compiling XFWM4 from Git

Andreas Müller schnitzeltony at
Mon Oct 29 17:13:07 CET 2012

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 4:26 PM, Liam Brown <liams.toaster at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry if this has been asked, but I've searched the forums and the wiki and
> I haven't found anything. I'm currently trying to compile XFWM4 from the Git
> repository, and I'm running into trouble. I've got all the latest devel
> files installed so the script works fine, but when I type 'make'
> I get an error stating that I'm missing a file called xfwm4-dialog_ui.h,
> which apparently should be built from the file
> settings-dialogs/ xfwm4-settings.c tries to include it,
> so I guess that it should be built before xfwm4-settings.c is compiled.
> Since I'm not seeing this issue on the Web either in the Xfce forums/wiki or
> elsewhere, I'm inclined to think I'm doing something wrong on my system. I'm
> running Xfce 4.10 on OpenSuSE 12.2, and I'm compiling against the devel
> files included with OpenSuSE. Any guesses as to what's wrong? Could it be
> something in my setup?
> Thanks,
> Liam Brown.

AFAICR you need to configure with --enable-maintainer-mode to get
xfwm4-dialog_ui.h created.


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