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From: "Yaakov (Cygwin/X)" <>
Subject: Re: Advice on getting window manager, file manager and simple text editor to work
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 02:42:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 2014-01-31 16:41, Sinkler, Wharton wrote:
> I'm trying to recreate the look and feel of a standard Unix X Windows system
>  on my PC using Cygwin (something resembling the old CDE, or Redhat in 
> I've got Cygwin with X11 and openbox running, but a few problems stubbornly
> unresolved:
> Openbox doesn't have a dock so if you minimize a window it's just gone.

Openbox is only a window manager, so that is to be expected.

> There are suggestions to solve this problem with a toolbar application called
> tint2, however the latter doesn't build successfully on my Cygwin installation
> (Errors in cmake about compilers not working when in fact they are working just
> fine).

As far as standalone panels go, tint2 is available in Ports (built 
OOTB), as is fbpanel (my personal favourite).

> Another major item is some kind of file manager to run inside the Openbox root
> window.  Although I've installed the KDE and Gnome items available through cygwin
> setup-x86_64.exe, none of the file managers such as Nautilus, Thunar, KDE file
> manager etc. appear to be part of those installations.

dolphin, gentoo (the file manager, not the Linux distro), 
gnome-commander, mate-file-manager (aka Caja), nautilus, pcmanfm, 
Thunar, and xfe are all available in Ports.

> I tried downloading a version of rox (rox-2.1.2-cygwin.tar.bz2) but installation
> failed (gcc apparently detects multiple incompatible declarations in part of the
> code).

Like most X11 desktops, a fairly complete ROX environment is also 
available in Ports.

> Finally, I'd like a simple editor.  Have installed nedit, but get 'UTF8 locale not
> supported' followed by Segmentation fault when I execute it.

The message is harmless but otherwise it WFM.


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