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Tagging and editorial changes to metacity and xfce

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY metacity-download-http "http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/metacity/2.8/metacity-&metacity-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY metacity-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/metacity/2.8/metacity-&metacity-version;.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY metacity-md5sum "c49e4b5575503975516159780855e317">
10 <!ENTITY metacity-size "2.1 MB">
11 <!ENTITY metacity-buildsize "46.9 MB">
12 <!ENTITY metacity-time "0.41 SBU">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="metacity" xreflabel="Metacity-&metacity-version;">
16<sect1info>
17 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
18 <date>$Date$</date>
19</sect1info>
20<?dbhtml filename="metacity.html" ?>
21<title>Metacity-&metacity-version;</title>
22
23<indexterm zone="metacity">
24 <primary sortas="a-metacity">Metacity</primary>
25</indexterm>
26
27<sect2>
28<title>Introduction to <application>Metacity</application></title>
29
30<para>The <application>Metacity</application> package contains a window
31manager. This is useful for organizing and displaying windows.</para>
32
33<sect3>
34<title>Package information</title>
35
36<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
37 <listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&metacity-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
38 <listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink url="&metacity-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
39 <listitem><para>Download MD5 sum: &metacity-md5sum;</para></listitem>
40 <listitem><para>Download size: &metacity-size;</para></listitem>
41 <listitem><para>Estimated disk space required: &metacity-buildsize;</para></listitem>
42 <listitem><para>Estimated build time: &metacity-time;</para></listitem>
43</itemizedlist>
44</sect3>
45
46<sect3>
47<title><application>Metacity</application> dependencies</title>
48
49<sect4>
50<title>Required</title>
51
52<para><xref linkend="intltool"/>,
53 <xref linkend="GConf"/>, and
54 <xref linkend="gtk2"/>
55</para>
56</sect4>
57
58<sect4>
59<title>Optional</title>
60<para><xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
61 <ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">Xrender</ulink>*, and
62 <ulink url="http://freedesktop.org/Software/xlibs">libXcomposite</ulink>**
63</para>
64
65<para>* <filename class='libraryfile'>libXrender</filename> is included in a
66<acronym>BLFS</acronym> <application>X</application> Window System
67installation, but the pkgconfig <filename>.pc</filename> file
68<application>Metacity</application> looks for is not installed. Satisfy the
69requirement by installing an <filename>xrender.pc</filename> file into
70<filename class='directory'>/usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig</filename> which can be
71installed as:</para>
72
73<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt; /usr/X11R6/lib/pkgconfig/xrender.pc &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
74prefix=/usr/X11R6
75exec_prefix=${prefix}
76libdir=${exec_prefix}/lib
77includedir=${prefix}/include
78
79Name: Xrender
80Description: X Render Library
81Version: 0.8.3
82Cflags: -I${includedir} -I/usr/X11R6/include
83Libs: -L${libdir} -lXrender -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lX11
84<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
85
86<para>** <application>libXcomposite</application> can optionally be used, but
87here's what the <application>Metacity</application> package maintainer
88has to say about it in the configure script if the package is found:
89<quote>Not building compositing manager by default now, must enable explicitly
90to get it. And it doesn't work, so don't bother unless you want to hack on
91it...</quote></para>
92</sect4>
93</sect3>
94
95</sect2>
96
97<sect2>
98<title>Installation of <application>Metacity</application></title>
99
100<para>Install <application>Metacity</application> by running the following
101commands:</para>
102
103<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc &amp;&amp;
104make</command></userinput></screen>
105
106<para>Now, as the root user:</para>
107
108<screen><userinput role='root'><command>make install</command></userinput></screen>
109
110</sect2>
111
112<sect2>
113<title>Command explanations</title>
114
115<para><option>--with-gconf-schema-file-dir=/etc/gnome/gconf/schemas</option>:
116Use this option if you have the
117<application><acronym>GNOME</acronym>-2</application>
118<application>GConf</application> package installed.</para>
119
120</sect2>
121
122<sect2 id='metacity-config'>
123<title>Configuring <application>Metacity</application></title>
124
125<sect3>
126<title>Configuration Information</title>
127
128<para>To automatically start the <application>Metacity</application> window
129manager when you issue the <command>startx</command> command, append to (or
130create) <filename>.xinitrc</filename> using the command below. Ensure you
131backup your current <filename>~/.xinitrc</filename> before proceeding.</para>
132
133<indexterm zone="metacity metacity-config">
134 <primary sortas="e-AA.xinitrc">~/.xinitrc</primary>
135</indexterm>
136
137<screen><userinput><command>cat &gt;&gt; ~/.xinitrc &lt;&lt; "EOF"</command>
138xterm &amp;
139exec metacity
140<command>EOF</command></userinput></screen>
141</sect3>
142
143</sect2>
144
145<sect2>
146<title>Contents</title>
147
148<segmentedlist>
149 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
150 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
151 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
152
153 <seglistitem>
154 <seg>metacity</seg>
155 <seg>None</seg>
156 <seg>None</seg>
157 </seglistitem>
158</segmentedlist>
159
160<variablelist>
161 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
162 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
163
164<varlistentry id="metacity-prog">
165 <term><command>metacity</command></term>
166 <listitem>
167 <para>is a window manager used mainly by
168 <application><acronym>GNOME</acronym></application>.
169 </para>
170 <indexterm zone="metacity metacity-prog">
171 <primary sortas="b-metacity">metacity</primary>
172 </indexterm>
173 </listitem>
174</varlistentry>
175
176</variablelist>
177
178</sect2>
179</sect1>
180
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