Xfce 4.12 for Porteus RC3

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fulalas
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Post#1 by fulalas » 16 Jul 2021, 12:11

As you may know, Xfce is going to a controversial direction. Not only current 4.16 is slower than 4.12, but it has many annoying bugs that haven't been fixed even in current developer stage, not to mention some odd UI designs. And apart from High DPI support I don't see any useful change in 4.16 that justifies its drawbacks. Because of that I decided to provide this 4.12 module that has the following highlights:

1- compiled using Clear Linux compile flags, which means it's the fastest build you can find;
2- built packages as much as possible using GTK2, since it's faster than GTK3. Unfortunately some packages in 4.12 already depend on GTK3, like exo and terminal.
3- task manager now informs the actual memory consumption (i.e. including any files copied to Union, like loaded xzm modules);
4- module compressed using zstd (a bit bigger in size, but much faster decompression times);

https://www.mediafire.com/file/a077rh6s ... 210716.xzm
(14.9 MB)

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Post#2 by donald » 17 Jul 2021, 11:47

Thanks a lot!
...looks good so far - (reusing my old.gtkrc-2.0 file). ;)
...I also made a module to have iso-master and gcolor2 back. :)

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Post#3 by Rapha_ » 17 Jul 2021, 16:40

It's incredible how much we can gain with this one !

Thank you ! :thumbsup:


I measured that we could display at least 7 windows of firefox for the same cpu level/memory compared with the previous one (only 3 windows)


A little bug with the size of icons (very big ) with Thunar in liste and icon view...?

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Post#4 by fulalas » 17 Jul 2021, 23:21

Rapha_ wrote:
17 Jul 2021, 16:40
A little bug with the size of icons (very big ) with Thunar in liste and icon view...?
Do you mind sharing a screenshot?

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Post#5 by Rapha_ » 19 Jul 2021, 15:56

I'm sorry...Forget this error: it's related to a session registered from the previous version (0rc2)

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Post#6 by Rapha_ » 16 Sep 2021, 22:43

I love this version! Nice design and very fast!
(the other version is too much heavy)

This version should be highlighted...Why not keep it on the ftp sites ?

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Post#7 by donald » 23 Sep 2021, 13:16

Tip
create /home/guest/.gtkrc-2.0 with following content:

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style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
XfdesktopIconView::label-alpha = 10
base[NORMAL] = "#000000"
base[SELECTED] = "#71B9FF"
base[ACTIVE] = "#71FFAD"
fg[NORMAL] = "#ffffff"
fg[SELECTED] = "#71B9FF"
fg[ACTIVE] = "#71FFAD" }
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"
logout/in result:
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Post#8 by fulalas » 24 Sep 2021, 02:11

Nice one, donald! Thanks :)

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Post#9 by ronriel » 24 Sep 2021, 08:50

Thank you for this!

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