Need instructions on how to build and run xfce4-session on Xubuntu 20.04

Simon Steinbeiss simon at
Fri Mar 26 22:48:53 CET 2021


the main issue will be the dependencies, i.e. libxfce4ui and 4util. I would
advise against it, as upgrading these libs may also have an effect on other

Also from experience I can say that testing xfce4-session isn't much fun in
your main environment. The xfce-test container really helped a lot with
that, especially since you can start it, do your changes and then launch
the session manually without compromising your main system.


Jarno Suni <sunijarno at> schrieb am Fr., 26. März 2021, 22:24:

> I have made some changes in xflock4 and xfce-screensaver.c so far, and
> I would like to build that and try it in my computer. I have Xfce 4.14
> installed that came with the OS, but I have pulled and forked newer
> xfce4-session from Gitlab. Do I have to pull and build entire Xfce to
> test xfce4-session?
> _______________________________________________
> Xfce4-dev mailing list
> Xfce4-dev at
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Xfce4-dev mailing list