Linux-ish X Desktop

Suhaib M. Siddiqi
Sun Jul 23 18:07:00 GMT 2000

OK, The binaries and sources are in:

xfce-3.4.4-cygwin.tar.bz2 (precompiled X-desktop binaries for Cygwin-XFree)
xfce-3.4.4.tar.bz2 (sources).

Below is what you need to do to get it working.  The X-Desktop
would completely cover the Win32 desktop with some like a Linux desktops.
You can switch back and forth between X-desktop and Win32 using
Alt+tab keys  (Alt+tab is slightly buggy, so do not use it too often).
This meant to provide you pretty desktop while you are accessing
remote X applications.


1) You will need XFree86 4.0.1 from

2) Install XFree 86 4.0.1 in /usr/X11R6

3) You will Cygwin 1.1.3 (cygwin1.dll)  from July 17th or July 19th Cygwin

4) You will need latest pthread.dll from pthread.dll should be in your

5) Install XFCE in /usr/X11R6.  Backup your original startxwin.bat file
if you have a customized one before installing XFCE.
Use startxwin.bat supplied with XFCE to start X server and X-desktop.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Tom Weichmann
> Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2000 8:33 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Linux-ish X Desktop
> On Sun, 23 Jul 2000, Suhaib M. Siddiqi wrote:
> > Well, I have a X-Desktop which looks more or less like Gnome.  It is not
> > Gnome, but drived from XFCE.  If users are interested in hiding
> that gray
> > X-desktop with something like Linux-ish, I could make the binaries and
> > sources
> > available.
> >
> >
> > Suhaib
> I would be very interested!!!
> --
> Tom Weichmann

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