Parole media player


Parole, is the Xfce's multimedia player. Currently in ports tree, it's old stable release (0.5.4). But new one is also available (not yet in ports tree, because it depends of some unstable libraries).

If you want to test it, you need to clone the Xfce ports repository.

Parole (0.6.x and higher) uses only the Gtk+3 toolkit, so you need to install it. Select xfwm4 theme compatible with this new toolkit. For example one of them.

You should also install misc/gnome-icon-theme.

What ports do I need?

You need to update these following ports (if you don't want to upgrade others):

Start by x11/libxfce4menu, and set GTK3 option.

Note :

If you use deskutils/xfce4-xkb-plugin an upgrade is necessary.

Symbolic icons or not?

Upstream decided to use symbolic icons, As our default icons theme is x11-themes/icons-tango, we need to patch it. That's why, there're two ports.

In 4.11 branch, multimedia/xfce4-parole is patched, to support our official ports tree (see screenshots section).

With symbolic icons

Port check, if x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic is installed, you can replace this one by x11-themes/gnome-icons-elementary (you need to adjust the Makefile).

x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic is currently available on GNOME repository.

svn co svn://

mkdir ${PORTSDIR}/x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic
cd ${PORTSDIR}/x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic/
make install clean

${PORTSDIR} is prefix, where ports tree is located.

Then, select multimedia/xfce4-parole which is located in trunk branch.

svn co

Then apply changes.

Concerning Parole 0.7.x and higher

From this release, you need to upgrade x11-toolkits/gtk30 (3.10 is a miminum), and you need absolutely x11-themes/gnome-icon-theme-symbolic (there were too many changes in UI interface).

x11-themes/greybird-theme is only supported theme, with recent changes in Xfce cores and Gtk+.

These ports are only available in trunk branch.


With symbolic icons.

Parole media player with symbolic iconsParole (0.6.0) media player with symbolic iconsParole (0.7.0) media player with Gtk 3.12

Full resolution, if you click on image

And without symbolic icons.

Parole media player without symbolic icons

Full resolution, if you click on image