Due to lack of the native Ubuntu edgy and dapper packages of xfce 4.4.0, I manually rebuilded them from Ubuntu feisty reposiory. I also rebuilded (only for edgy) from feisty xubuntu-desktop package and relatives, cos it handles additional dependencys, not mentioned in current xubuntu in edgy. Thus these packages works good for me, I can not give any guaranties, and I’am not responsible for any possible harm. If you still interested in xfce upgrade, you can use my repository. Just add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list for edgy:
deb http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ edgy
deb-src http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ edgy
Or that lines if you’re running dapper (simply mepis 6.0):
deb http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ dapper
deb-src http://ubuntu.tolero.org/ dapper
And then at your favorite package manager do update and upgrade if you are already using xfce4, or update and install xubuntu-desktop if you’re setting it at first. I truely hope that everything will pass well, as in my case, but if shit happens, I’am always open for help.
I’am also recommend to install a thunar-volman package, plugin which automaticaly mounts a removable media devices, which makes a use of xubuntu desktop powered by xfce4 more comfortable.
PS: If you found this info useful don’t mind to place link to this post from your resource (blog, forum, e t. c.) with title like “xfce 4.4.0 for ubuntu edgy and dapper packages”. Let’s help others to find a solution.
Update 02-feb-2007: repository moved from the Russian servet at http://tech.tolero.org/ubuntu/ to the US server at http://ubuntu.tolero.org/. Please update your /etc/apt/sources.list if you are already subscribed.