Here we go :
I followed the setup in this thread by jerrybme
First install xfce4:
I did this using synaptic (graphical debian package manager with great search functions). It takes a while to load the package list or to perform a search, but you don't need to know the exact name off a package, you can also search in descriptions.
(to install synaptic : "apt-get install synaptic")
Minimum packages to install (apt-get install ... - or select in synaptic)
xfce4 (main package)
xfce4-battery-plugin (battery-applet on the panel)
xfce4-iconbox (icon box with running apps = mini task bar)
Then go to (debroot)/etc/xfce4 and edit "default.session"
Comments between () are not in the scripts !!
# xftaskbar4 & (i don't like it cause it uses space on the screen)
xfce4-iconbox & (to replace the taskbar without losing space)
Now it's time to change the startd script :
My startd-script looks like this now:
#/usr/bin/icewm-session (commented this line to use xfce4)
#my window manager
Then start pocketworkstation and you should get xfce4 instead of icewm
It's very easy to customise :
- the little toolbox on the panel launches the "settings-manager", you can change whatever you like here, it's all very "wysiwyg" (background, fonts, window style, icon theme, ...).
(I changed the "panel layer" of the "xfce4 Panel" to "normal" instead of the default "top" to make it behave as a normal window and makes it possible to see other windows on top of it)
- to change an item, add an item, remove an item, ... right click ("fn" + tap) on the item or on the panel itself (e.g. add battery applet) (e.g. change the command of the terminal to "aterm -bg blue -fg yellow -title Chero-term")
- to add a launcher to the menu :
There's a little arrow on the right of some icons in the panel (on the right of the debian logo in the example in the first post). Click on it, click on "add launcher", just fill in all the fields (command you use to launch the app doesn't need the full path, just add "gnumeric" or "nedit" or whatever you would write at the command prompt).
To find icons : most of them are in "/usr/share/pixmaps"
Just try, feel free to ask !
Warning : Once you get the feel of it, it's hard to stop playing.