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Jeremy Nicklas
Jeremy Nicklas committed Apr 19, 2018
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@@ -5,6 +5,8 @@ The format is based on [Keep a Changelog](
and this project adheres to [Semantic Versioning](

## [Unreleased]
### Changed
- Switched from using Fluxbox to Xfce for the window manager.

## [0.2.0] - 2018-02-26
### Added
@@ -0,0 +1,20 @@
<!DOCTYPE Menu PUBLIC "-//freedesktop//DTD Menu 1.0//EN"




@@ -0,0 +1,3 @@
FontName=DejaVu Sans Mono 11
@@ -0,0 +1,44 @@
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<channel name="xfce4-panel" version="1.0">
<property name="configver" type="int" value="2"/>
<property name="panels" type="array">
<value type="int" value="1"/>
<property name="panel-1" type="empty">
<property name="position" type="string" value="p=6;x=99;y=24"/>
<property name="position-locked" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="size" type="uint" value="48"/>
<property name="length" type="uint" value="100"/>
<property name="length-adjust" type="bool" value="false"/>
<property name="plugin-ids" type="array">
<value type="int" value="1"/>
<value type="int" value="3"/>
<value type="int" value="8"/>
<value type="int" value="4"/>
<value type="int" value="5"/>
<property name="mode" type="uint" value="0"/>
<property name="plugins" type="empty">
<property name="plugin-3" type="string" value="tasklist">
<property name="flat-buttons" type="bool" value="false"/>
<property name="show-handle" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="plugin-4" type="string" value="pager"/>
<property name="plugin-5" type="string" value="clock">
<property name="digital-format" type="string" value="%r"/>
<property name="mode" type="uint" value="2"/>
<property name="plugin-8" type="string" value="separator">
<property name="expand" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="style" type="uint" value="2"/>
<property name="plugin-1" type="string" value="applicationsmenu">
<property name="show-generic-names" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="show-menu-icons" type="bool" value="true"/>
<property name="button-icon" type="string" value="fedora-logo-icon"/>
<property name="show-tooltips" type="bool" value="true"/>

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@@ -9,22 +9,20 @@ module purge
cd "${HOME}"

# Launch Fluxbox
# Launch Xfce Window Manager and Panel

# Create Fluxbox root or it will override the below init file
umask 077
mkdir -p "${HOME}/.fluxbox"

# Start the Fluxbox window manager (it likes to crash on occassion, make it
# persistent)
until fluxbox -display "${DISPLAY}.0" -rc "<%= session.staged_root.join("fluxbox.rc") %>"; do
echo "Fluxbox crashed with exit code $?. Respawning..." >&2
sleep 1
export XDG_CONFIG_HOME="<%= session.staged_root.join("config") %>"
export XDG_DATA_HOME="<%= session.staged_root.join("share") %>"
export XDG_CACHE_HOME="$(mktemp -d)"
module restore
set -x
xfwm4 --compositor=off --daemon --sm-client-disable
xsetroot -solid "#D3D3D3"
xfsettingsd --sm-client-disable
xfce4-panel --sm-client-disable
) &

@@ -37,7 +35,11 @@ module load <%= context.version %>
# Launch MATLAB
<%- if gpu -%>
module load intel/16.0.3 virtualgl
module list
set -x
vglrun matlab -desktop -nosoftwareopengl
<%- else -%>
module list
set -x
matlab -desktop
<%- end -%>

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