Aug 062010

hi, finally found the time to work a little on LXDE: I’ve prepared a second round of slackbuilds and packages based mainly on the git version of the various components (many improvements in there).
hope I haven’t missed anything of the things spotted (still have to do experiments with suspend).
maybe is better if I just cut and paste from the README.txt of the download folder

LXDE for slackware current

many of the slackbuilds here are from alien bob's repository and

I simply adapted/updated some things to build on current and added some others.
You can check the build scripts used in the "build" folder:
LXDE.SlackBuild is the script to launch (it uses a build queue, it's a modified
version of kde build script).

I updated the version of the stuff beyond the latest stable packages on sourceforge,
as on git there's lotta new interesting stuff going on:

- new libfm and pcmanfm with automounting/udisks support
- new lxappearance (this is version 2, renamed in the build script)
- many translation and other updates

How to use:

* install the packages for your architecture:

  - the i486 ones if you are running slackware-current
  - the x86_64 ones if you are running slackware64-current

packages are UNTESTED on 13.1 (but, who knows, they might work ;) )

* be sure to have installed the packages tango-icon-theme (for the default
  desktop icons/menu theme), vte (for lxterminal), atk, glib, pango, cairo and
  gtk+2 from the official slackware repository (obviously also X packages :P).

* run xwmconfig as user and choose the lxde session.

* start/restart X.

* if you want to run lxdm as the session manager (optional) apply the patch that you can
  find in this directory (instructions are inside the patch itself) to

these packages include *one* update of the standard slackware packages, glib2,
but unfortunately is needed for the new libfm.

if you find any problems report them on this linuxquestion thread

I’m only a little disappointed for having to upgrade glib2 but, you know, it’s testing stuff 🙂

soon I’ll try to do branches about these packages on my fork so I can use this stuff in my sbopkg queue: for eric scripts I think I’ll do a first commit in the corresponding branch adding the original script and a second one with the modified version (I tried to follow the autools-template).

you can find on the download page also a .tar of the build folder (with the sources folder and links in the slackbuilds folders too, for easy self-building).

happy testing! 🙂

EDIT: looks like suspend works! 😀