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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby breaker on Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:40 am

Hi merlwiz79, thank you for all of your hard work and determination! My favorite Linux of all time for ease of use, efficiency, and elegance has been Linux Mint 7 XFCE CE! I have tried Helena, but I can't say I am very impressed, it's good, but I like XFCE.

I can beta test once you have an iso.

All the best,

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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby saquerocl on Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:50 pm

I been using xfce-volstatus-icon under xubuntu 9.10 and it works really good. I think that will be good adding it to Mint XFCE.

http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-volstatus-icon
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby dafi on Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Just search for it in the "Add new items" window.
I found something that is perhaps called "Eject devices" (in German its "Gerät einhängen") and its description is something like:
Shows all ejectable devices and ejects them on mouseclick

Is that the same??
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby saquerocl on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:32 pm

dafi wrote:Just search for it in the "Add new items" window.
I found something that is perhaps called "Eject devices" (in German its "Gerät einhängen") and its description is something like:
Shows all ejectable devices and ejects them on mouseclick

Is that the same??


Not the same. Eject Devices shows every mounted file system, but xfce-volstatus-icon shows only the removable media like pendrives or externel hard drives. IMHO looks a little more pretty than "eject devices"
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby mintnoob on Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:35 pm

merlwiz79 wrote:To watch my progress you can look at the Xfce CE repo here.

Twitter?!
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Dec 29)

Postby SharkyPL on Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:57 pm

mintnoob wrote:
merlwiz79 wrote:To watch my progress you can look at the Xfce CE repo here.

Twitter?!


This is a good idea. A Twitter account with updates about how it is going with XFCE CE and Mint overall would be very good.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby merlwiz79 on Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:55 pm

Sorry for the long delays.
My wife is now on meds that make it so she can't drive and I have to drive her everywhere.
I also have been having problems staying awake. :(
Some days it's so bad that splashing ice cold water on my face does nothing.
Also my wife just had lasik eye surgery.
She is also trying to get another opinion about her jaw.
She also has a new problem with a cyst on her ovaries.
They plan on removing it after they test to see if it's cancerous.

Currently there is a problem with uploading new packages into my repo.
It is being looked into and hopefully will be fixed soon.
I have only a few packages to work on and then upload when done.
Then I can get testing on some Live cds. :)
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby Aevum on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:06 pm

Take your time. I'll sure be trying that fine piece of art Mint 8 Xfce is gonna be!
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby exploder on Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:07 pm

Sorry to hear your Wife is still having problems. I had laser surgery on my good eye yesterday because they found a hole in my retina. I only have the one eye with sight and this makes 4 surgeries I have had on it... On a good note, my vision is fine now. The specialist sealed the hole and did a shotgun pattern on my retina with the laser to help avoid more problems in the future. I hope you can get some rest and your Wife's health problems get resolved. Your Wife comes first.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby Aging Technogeek on Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:05 pm

merlwiz,

Take care of business at home. We'll wait patiently for you to get to the point where you can finish Heiena XFCE without shortchanging your family.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby Kendall on Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:22 am

merlwiz79,

If I can help in any way, just let me know and I'll try my best.

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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby timber on Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:30 pm

Hi Merlwiz,

Wishing you and family well!
You've already given us such a good distro with LM Xfce 7 CE that we are happy in waiting as long as it takes.

Thanks for all!

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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 04)

Postby zektor on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:32 pm

Wow, you have alot of tough things going on in your life right now. I wish you the best and hope all is well.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 20)

Postby merlwiz79 on Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:46 am

I have removed settings that no longer work in mintdesktop-xfce and working on adding a few.
I'll have to get the translations started after I get it all working.
I have to update a couple of packages and then I can start on Live CD making.
I hope to have an iso for internal testing soon.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 20)

Postby zektor on Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:36 pm

Thanks for the update! I can't wait...but have to obviously ;)
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 20)

Postby exploder on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:36 pm

Thanks for the update merlwiz79! It is always a pleasure testing the Xfce edition and I am looking forward to seeing the changes you mentioned in this release.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 20)

Postby vrkalak on Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:39 pm

+1 :mrgreen:

Goes for me, as well. As an Xfce fanatic, I am looking forward to the new Mint-8 Xfce CE with added excitement. :P
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 21)

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:45 pm

Here is what the new Xfce mintDesktop app looks like.
It shows the new settings that I have already tested and works.
These are the default settings also.
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Here is were to post the new translations viewtopic.php?f=43&t=42533&start=0
Here is what the new menu and desktop looks like.
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 21)

Postby exploder on Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:56 pm

I like how you have built Xfce mintDesktop, very nice work! The desktop looks very good too! :D
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Re: Helena Xfce CE Development(updated Feb 23)

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:56 am

I created the 1st live cd today.
It came out to about 697MBs.
There are still a few things I need to remove and other things to add.
It is not bad for my 1st iso.
I hope to have a Live cd ready for internal testing by the end of the week. :D
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