Saturday, 6 December 2014

LXDE-Common 0.99.0 for Slackware-Current

On 24th October an update for the lxde-common package was released by the project, a significant update with a long list of bug fixes and improvements. Notably improvements to logout and screenlock functions (i.e. "Fixed missing install of lxde-logout.desktop file"), new translations added and better integration with the file manager pcmanfm. Interestingly, a further blog post clarifies that, despite LXQT making progress, LXDE is here to stay and even recieved some patches for Gtk+3 recently.

Slackbuilds.org still offers an older lxde-common (20141008_8877e46) for 14.1. I took it upon myself to adapt the build script and see whether 0.99.0 would compile on Slackware-Current. Voila, you're welcome to download this package and try it out. It's only i486 for now as I'm not using any x64 installations at the moment due to gaming needs and some communications software but may offer 64-bit packages at a later date. I'm also looking into offering more packages for Slackware in the future and how to host this, if from an FTP server at home or another way.

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  1. It was very nice article and it is very useful to Linux learners.We also provide Linux online training

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