AfterStep on Ubuntu (12.04/12.10/13.04)
Packages required for compilation:
sudo apt-get install gcc autoconf libtool libfreetype6-dev xorg-dev x11-utils
Now we need to get gnome-session right. Strictly speaking AfterStep does not absolutely require gnome-session but it is a nice-to-have addition, since it provides facilities, such as user log-in/out desktop notifications and it also starts some background daemons used by most GNOME apps. Now Ubuntu comes with heavily modified gnome-session, and some of those modifications are quite dubious and impair functionality. Therefore it is recommended to build gnome-session by hand and replace Ubuntu package with it.
- Step 1) Install build dependencies:
sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-session
- Step 2) download gnome-session sources from ftp.gnome.org
The actual compilation step should be quite painless:
sudo make install
At this point you should have AfterStep installed in /usr/local/bin (binaries) and /usr/local/share/afterstep (data files). Now we need to setup the system to make good use of it.
MS Core Fonts, so that you can use Helvetica, Courier, Times, etc. fonts (Optional):
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer