Tag Archives: Xfce

Back in SourceForge.net

Some years ago I had a SF account. Great, I could save my work for xfcalendar (as Orage was then called).

But then Xfce migrated to its own server (or on Lunar Linux’s one, I don’t remember) and I forgot my SF account.

Sometimes I thought of SF and wanted my account back. But if I know my username, my password was lost… until today, I managed to remember it. Yes!

I don’t know yet if I will start a new project on SF but it feels good to have my account back :-)

Introducing the Thunar file manager

Since its inception, the Xfce desktop environment has aimed to provide high functionality with only modest demands on system resources, with the overarching goal of leaving more facilities for the user to run applications. One of the significant changes in recent releases of Xfce 4 is the Thunar file manager, which replaces the original xffm. Thunar does a good deal to advance the goals of its parent project: it’s fast and lean, especially by today’s standards of hardware, yet it offers rich functionality. Like its namesake, Thunor, the Saxon god of thunder, Thunar is much smaller than “giants” like Konqueror and Nautilus, yet powerful in its own right. If you want some of the functionality afforded by the GUI file managers of the larger desktop environments, but with less overhead, Thunar may fit your needs.

Read more at Linux.com.

Slackware 9.0

I installed Slackware 9.0 on my computer. The installation was straightforward, everything went fine. I am writing this actually from Konqueror, the web browser provided with KDE. It’s really quick, and it’s lighter than Mozilla. which I’m usually using. Its code was taken by Apple for building its new Safari browser.

I am playing with KDE 3.1. I am impressed by its speed, it’s really much better than KDE 2 I tested some years ago. Dunno how long it will take before I’m back to XFce :-)

Joyeuses Pâques

So, today is a great day, Jesus-Christ is resurrected. We had a long mass yesterday evening in the church, it was very nice.

Here is my new baby 😉

BTW, I don’t have enough time to update often this blog (sorry guys), and since this page is my “home page” in all the browsers I can use, I am tired to see that this page is never updated. What a pity! And most of you, dear readers, are interested by the Linux/XFce stuff. The blog doesn’t sound necessary anymore, or not in the front page. I think I will redo this page, for making something simpler, and without this big banner for the stats on the bottom. It should be faster. I wonder if this blog should still exist or not.

A quick overview of my week

Monday, it was two years that we were married, so we went to a pub. We had a very good time there.

The train company is doing PR for trying to jugulate their customers’ dissatisfaction: they offered sandwishes and coffee monday, and chocolate hearts for the Valentine’s day. Funny.

And finally, I got XFce4 working on my Linux box at work. It’s pleasant to get rid of Gnome and of Curve.