Get Xfce 4.4.2 on Xubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Feisty Fawn

Do you want to have the latest Xfce features and bugfixes without upgrading to the Xubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) development release? Sure, we all do, but did you know that you can get Xfce 4.4.2 on Xubuntu Gutsy Gibbon or Feisty Fawn just by using the Xubuntu team’s Personal Package Archive [1]? Neato.

Here’s how you do it:

If you’re running Xubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), type: “sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list” (without the quotes) and copy and paste the following lines to the bottom of your sources.list file:

# Xubuntu team personal package archive (Feisty Fawn)

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-team/ubuntu feisty main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-team/ubuntu feisty main

Be sure to save and close your file once you are done.

Similarly, if you’re running Xubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), type “sudo mousepad /etc/apt/sources.list” (without the quotes) and copy and paste the following lines to the bottom of your sources.list file:

# Xubuntu team personal package archive (Gutsy Gibbon)

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-team/ubuntu gutsy main

deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-team/ubuntu gutsy main

Again, be sure to save and close your file once you are done.

After you’ve saved the file, just type “sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” into a terminal, and the Xfce packages in the Xubuntu PPA will be updated to their most recent versions. Enjoy.

[1] https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-team/+archive