not updated thru testing.
Added the xfcenext repo (plus keyring). Updated 'xfce4-terminal' and 'xfce4-weather-plugin'
P.S. question if add xfcenext repo, What is
better staying with UPack system OR
adding on to a source list pointing to testing??
Just to reinforce the suggestion to stick with the UP system;
You are using a version of Xfce that is, according to the Xfce folks, unstable.
The DE is a huge part of your total packages.
If, or when, something breaks it is nice to know that part of your system is stable.
Using the UP system should keep the core of your system stable.
That said I run testing and Sid as my production OS. Thing is that I have both installed using a common /home. This has worked, starting during the Squeeze testing freeze, worked so that I have had at least one of them working at all times. Both also broke a few times and I am pretty careful about avoiding that. That said, there has only been 5 days, all at one time, in that time when they were both broken and I had to fall back on my Squeeze install.
LMDE takes that kind of risk out of using Debian testing. It is, however, going to be up to date enough to run Xfce Next or at least I would think so.
We actually got Xfce4.10 in testing but it was down graded after about 2 weeks because of panel problems. I had 4 installs with it 4.10, all on the same hardware, and 2 of them worked great. The other 2 did not.
The problem continues to be that the stuff on the panel that is supposed to be anchored on the right end of the panel is not. It all slides to the left. Then you open windows and the windows list opens on the left pushing them back where they belong. This is usable but extremely iritating if you use several work stations as I do (6) and the launchers and so forth are not in the same place on all of them due to the number of windows open on each work station.
Thus Wheezy is going to release with 4.8. 4.10 will be in backports pretty quickly I suspect. Jessie will probably come in with 4.10 but don't bet on it on my word.
I don't use the improvements in the 4.10 panel so am not real concerned about it. I have been pulling Thunar from the Debian experimental repo for some time now though. That is a huge, to me, improvement.
This LMDE Xfce CE is great for me because I can see what the whole Xfce4.10 is looking like. Compared to the times I have pulled it whole onto Wheezy it works like a charm.
Really think that Xfce is headed the right way. The panel changes are not real radical. The only really new thing is rows in one panel instead of needing more panels for the same thing. I only need one so that is no biggy for me.
Combine that with the ability to have the launcger horizontal when the panel is virtical is pretty big and, to me, a bit revolutionary.
I have always thought that Xfce would be better on a touch screen than the gimicks provided by Unity and Gnome Shell. The new panel improvements enhance that capability greatly while still being just as functional as ever on a non touch screen, non mobile or laptop.
Really enjoying this project here. Looks great and seems to work great.
Would really hope that you will keep us up to date on what is happening as you are using that Xfce Next repo. Am afraid I may have to have another install of this just so I can do that too.
Dell XPS 420 Core2 Quad Q 6600, audigy5.1, Radeon HD 6450 - currently 4 320Gb HDD, Debian Squeeze for secure use, Debian testing for daily use, Debian Sid for fun.