Xfce Wiki

Sub domains

Xfce Directory

This page centralizes information about the organization of the Xfce Directory website. Edit the page at any time to correct “bad designs” or to add new ideas or $whatever.

Two possibilities of deployments:

  1. A website directory.xfce.org
    • Adapt a CMS
    • Write plugins
  2. A namespace inside the wiki e.g. http://wiki.xfce.org/directory/…
    • To manage a team we can set up write access to the directory namespace
    • Write plugins

What is it about?

The Xfce Directory provides a simple interface to download quality content and minimize hours of search for a nice desktop. Unlike xfce-look.org, it will accept content after selection/decision by the team.


SVN repository

…/branches/xfce-themes = a selection of themes (svn external…)
…/tags/xfce_4_2_3 = follows the xfce release cycle


Each content is tagged, this gives us full possibility on content presentation.

Possible tags:

  • By category: xfwm4, gtk, xfce-selection, …
  • By color: dark, blue, …
  • Special: $meta-package, by-$member, user-contributed (anonymous), …

Image preview

We could attach a little bit of Javascript to preview a glimpse of a theme on mouse over. Or just a bit of Javascript to display a bigger resolution inside a tooltip.

Meta packages

Several selections (e.g. meta packages) of bundled themes. Idea: add configuration files for the panel, desktop, etc. as to provide different default desktops!


  • Index
  • Directories
    • Xfwm4
    • GTK+
    • Xfce Selection
    • Recent Additions
    • Select by tags
  • Packages
    • Xfwm4.tar.gz
    • GTK+.tar.gz
  • FAQ
  • How to
  • Propose content



  1. A little about message (whereami).
  2. Display a snap' of the content:
    1. 5-10 Recent Additions
    2. 5-10 Xfce Selection
  3. Links to Directories
  4. Links to Packages

Single content

A page for a single content. Useful for permanent link (paste on IRC, …).


A view ala Thunar icon view of all the files from a specific tag/category.

Select by tags form

The “Select by tags” form is full javascript featured (always retro-HTML compatible) and lets you filter out the content very quickly.

The Debian packages cloud web interface is lovely.


List of tarballs.


How to

A list of internal and external tutorials.

Propose content

This page is a form for anonymous users to propose content.


The team members follow the next workflow:

  • Accept the content
    1. Commit to SVN
    2. Upload a static tarball
    3. Send an email to the author
  • Reject the content with the most polite answer


Name by default anonymous (save name in cookie)
File select the tarball (must contain a README/AUTHOR/… file so we can contact upstream)
Tags select a bunch of existing tags
Upload Click!