deskutils/xfce4-generic-slider deprecation

Emanuel Haupt ehaupt at
Sat Feb 4 10:14:23 UTC 2017

Andrea Venturoli <ml at> wrote:
> On 02/03/17 15:25, Emanuel Haupt wrote:
> > I feel the same way. I've been using the plugin for a long time but
> > recently found that it stopped working.
> >
> > Without being able to access the preferences dialog on amd64,
> > FreeBSD 11.0 it has become very useless.
> >
> > If you could help me make it work again I'd be more than glad to
> > undo the deprecation.
> I'd gladly help.
> I'm running it on 10.3/i386 and it's working.
> I'm recompiling it (due to a possible move from ports to poudriere)
> and I've also installed it on a 10.3/amd64 box, where it used to work.
> I'll test in both cases.
> However I don't have a 11.0 around.
> Did you only try 11.0 or 10.3 too?

I've just fired up 4 vanilla VMs:

10.3-RELEASE i386
10.3-RELEASE amd64
11.0-RELEASE i386
11.0-RELEASE amd64

I've installed x11/xorg, x11-wm/xfce4 from package and installed
xfce4-generic-slider in a new, fresh xfce4 profile and an empty $HOME.

xfce4-generic-slider would run as expected without crashing.

When I've started the 4 VM's with my live $HOME, the slider would crash
all the time.

There must be a setting from previous xfce4 versions in my homedir
that's causing these crashes. I haven't figured out what exactly but
since working with a clean, fresh setup doesn't cause these crashes I
am going to revert the deprecation.


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