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#1 2022-06-23 13:29:48

longboarder241
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Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

Hey so I'm new here but I've been using xfce and several other window managers for a long time now.  Despite this I've become very curious about the 2.x releases as it seems to be a pretty lightweight and fascinating clone of the Common Desktop enviornment.  While I've had difficulties finding it on ancient repos (from searching opendirectory queries) and web.archive.org snapshots I figured it may be interesting to go to the source and see if anyone here has held onto the tar.gz source archives from all the way back then.  Its suprising to me as dormant relatively unknown window managers such as ion 1.x-3.x and waimea have little to no issue being archived yet one of the defaults used for many lightweight desktops barely has anything before its 3.x iteration.  Again any help would be great! Best regards,
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#2 2022-06-23 14:40:52

alcornoqui
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Registered: 2014-07-28
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

Hello and welcome to the forum!

I hope someone can give you a link right here, but maybe you'd have better luck asking in the Xfce4-dev mailing list.

Olivier Fourdan (Xfce's founder) himself hangs out there and has answered emails very recently.

Good luck, and please tell us how it goes!

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#3 2022-06-23 19:05:40

Skaperen
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

3.0.0 came out in March 1999, so that would be quite long ago for 2.0.0.  Debian did have Xfce 2 in its "contrib" repository back in the day; maybe it's still there.  otherwise maybe Internet Archive has a copy.

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#4 2022-06-24 09:41:27

alcornoqui
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

Any luck? I'd like to hunt it down!

Debian's archive should have it, then. Here's a Debian timeline, so we're looking around Debian 2.0 "hamm".

I've taken a look at the archive but haven't found it. More details would be appreciated.

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#5 2022-06-25 14:03:40

longboarder241
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

I'll take a look today! thanks for being so helpful!

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#6 2022-06-29 12:23:07

longboarder241
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

Yeah kind of odd but I guess not unexpected I looked around both the sources and binaries but came up with nothing.  I even checked the packages file to make sure and did a ctrl f for kde and gnome to see if that may narrow down where the files MAY be if archived but no cigar.

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#7 2022-06-29 16:34:49

Clio
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Re: Archives/copies of xfce 2.x?

This will be very difficult if the Xfce-maintainers have nothing left in the archive.
You can choose an iso here and install it on a stick. Then you can copy the version.

https://mirror.debianforum.de/debian-iso-archive/

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