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Re: desktop services

From: Julien Lepiller
Subject: Re: desktop services
Date: Fri, 12 May 2023 08:05:11 +0200
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Some desktop environments require a service, which would be added to the 
services fiild of your operating-system. They can't work otherwise. Most window 
managers (in my case, openbox), do not require a service type so you can simply 
add the package to the packages field of your operating system declaration.

I'm pretty sure cinnamon and kde are full-fledge desktop environments though, 
so if no service is documented, it means that you won't be able to start a 
session with them (yet).

You can try "guix show xfce" to list properties of that package, including 
dependencies (inputs).

Le 12 mai 2023 07:48:12 GMT+02:00, Gottfried <> a écrit :
>In the manual 12.9.9 there are several desktop services mentioned
>But cinnamon-desktop and kde plasma-desktop is not mentioned,
>even though you can download the cinnamon and plasma-desktop packages.
>Are the mentioned desktop services like Gnome, XFCE, MATE only examples
>and cinnamon and plasma are not mentioned?
>or is the cinnamon and plasma desktop not available/working yet,
>even though the packages can be downloaded?
>You can download the desktop environment "XFCE 4.18.2"
>Additionally there are many other XFCE packages available for download.
>Are those additional packages completely separate packages
>which I can additionally install?
>or are some of them included in the  main "xfce 4.18.2" package?
>How can I know which packages are included in the main xfce 4.18.2 package? 
>Which command tells me that?
>in order not to install something twice?
>Or is it no problem to install something twice, Guix will tell me that
>and handle it.
>Kind regards

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