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 Once you have decided which version that you want to compile, there are a couple of ways to download the source code. You can either choose to build official released packages, or clone the source repositories. Choosing the released packages is the recommended option. The source repositories could possibly be broken and are not generally suitable for production environments. However, they always contains the latest features, bug fixes and translations. Once you have decided which version that you want to compile, there are a couple of ways to download the source code. You can either choose to build official released packages, or clone the source repositories. Choosing the released packages is the recommended option. The source repositories could possibly be broken and are not generally suitable for production environments. However, they always contains the latest features, bug fixes and translations.
  
-If your are not sure what to choose, it is easiest to begin with the latest stable fat-tarball of a collection release.+If your are not sure which to choose, it is easiest to begin with the latest stable fat-tarball of a collection release.
  
 ==== Released packages ==== ==== Released packages ====
  
-Xfce packages have two types of releases. Click the links, below, to open the the download locations.+Xfce packages have two types of releases: collection releases and individual ​releases. Click the links, below, to open the download locations.
  
   * [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​xfce/​|Collection releases of the core modules]]\\ From time to time a new collection release of Xfce is made. A collection release consists of a number of individual tarballs and a fat-tarball that contains all of the individual tarballs.\\ The collection releases always contains the correct versions needed to build the other packages in the release. If you want the latest version of each package, you can start with a collection release and then look for individual bug fix releases, explained in the item below. ​   * [[http://​archive.xfce.org/​xfce/​|Collection releases of the core modules]]\\ From time to time a new collection release of Xfce is made. A collection release consists of a number of individual tarballs and a fat-tarball that contains all of the individual tarballs.\\ The collection releases always contains the correct versions needed to build the other packages in the release. If you want the latest version of each package, you can start with a collection release and then look for individual bug fix releases, explained in the item below. ​
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 For the latest code, you need to make local copies of the [[https://​git.xfce.org/​|GIT repositories]]. This is the place where developers submit their code. If you decide to use GIT, try to use the same branch for all the packages to avoid dependency version problems. For the latest code, you need to make local copies of the [[https://​git.xfce.org/​|GIT repositories]]. This is the place where developers submit their code. If you decide to use GIT, try to use the same branch for all the packages to avoid dependency version problems.
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 +<note information>​For additional information about using Git with Xfce, see the [[https://​docs.xfce.org/​contribute/​dev/​git/​start|Xfce and git information]] page.</​note>​
  
 You first need to make clones of each GIT repository, like the command below, where ''​$category''​ is for example ''​xfce''​ and ''​$module''​ ''​xfce4-panel''​. If you click on a module in the [[https://​git.xfce.org/​xfce|online repository]] list, the clone uri is shown at the bottom of the page. You first need to make clones of each GIT repository, like the command below, where ''​$category''​ is for example ''​xfce''​ and ''​$module''​ ''​xfce4-panel''​. If you click on a module in the [[https://​git.xfce.org/​xfce|online repository]] list, the clone uri is shown at the bottom of the page.
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-===== Help =====+===== Finding additional ​Help =====
  
 Hopefully everything went fine after reading this guide. If you still have problems or questions you can ask on the [[http://​xfce.org/​community#​mail|Xfce users mailing list]], the [[http://​forum.xfce.org|forum]] or ask distribution related questions on their forums and mailing lists. Hopefully everything went fine after reading this guide. If you still have problems or questions you can ask on the [[http://​xfce.org/​community#​mail|Xfce users mailing list]], the [[http://​forum.xfce.org|forum]] or ask distribution related questions on their forums and mailing lists.
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