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which stated that
eric_the_idiot wrote:Jérôme was kind enough to cherry pick some fixes and release a new stable version of xfdesktop which will fix the desktop slideshow bug. You can read the release notes here: http://archive.xfce.org/feeds/project/xfdesktop
One of the bugs that were squashed is #8962, which is the one about cycling of desktop wallpapers!
Has anyone updated their xfdesktop to version 4.10.1? If so, did you discover any new issues that were caused by updating? (IOW, is there any reason not to update?) And how did you do it? It looks like the file - at Xfce's homesite - is only available as a "tar.bz2," while our Mint systems use "deb" files for this kind of thing. Is there a PPA for this kind of thing, by chance? Or a thread on how to update xfdesktop? I looked in this sub-forum, but did not see one.
I am running Mint 14 32-bit Xfce, BtW, and am mostly happy with it other than the aforementioned bug and the one where my (top) panel gets stuck "on" sometimes and I end up having to log out and back in to get it to go back to auto-hiding (going to that panel's properties and playing with the auto-hide setting does nothing at that point). I have not noticed any other bugs (that affect me) with Xfce as of yet. So if this update is likely to lead to other issues (again, for me) then I will stay with the currently-installed version of xfdesktop until the newer one gets to our regular update channel.
Speaking of which, does anyone know if Clem is aware that this update exists? I really do not know how he decides when (/if) to include newer versions of apps in his repositories. I assume that some amount of testing of the newer versions is involved.
Thanks in advance,