[CentOS-devel] Fixing up Xfce for CentOS 7

Sun Apr 12 22:36:09 UTC 2015
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com>

On 13 March 2015 at 13:25, Toni Spets <toni.spets at iki.fi> wrote:

> Hello list,
> I've been in contact with Anders F Björklund (afb) earlier this week
> regarding the state of Xfce on CentOS 7 and in general in any supported
> EPEL release.
> What we discussed was what he has done in the past for his personal use
> and what are the things we would both agree on that should get some
> attention to make the experience better.
> Here are some initial things that we think are critical (give or take,
> Anders has his own list):
> 1. Packaging issues
>   - comp group @xfce-desktop doesn't depend on @X Window System so it
> doesn't really work and has some wrong packages and some missing
>   - @xfce-desktop depends on gdm instead of lightdm, we think it should do
> that instead
>   - dejavu sans fonts are not a dependency and fonts are broken because of
> that
>   - gtk-xfce-engine package is missing (EPEL7)
> 2. Branding issues
>   - "Default" appearance theme is missing (requires gtk-xfce-engine,
> request sent to EPEL)
>   - default background is blank (broken Fedora branding, patch submitted)
>   - default icon set is wrong and broken (should be GNOME because "Fedora"
> doesn't exist on RHEL, patch submitted)
Hey guys. I realize it has been a month, and I forgot to send out that
there is a centos-xfce channel I have been sitting in if people are on IRC
and want to work out what is needed for finishing up 4.12 for CentOS.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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