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    Phoronix: Xfce 4.10 Desktop Feature Release

    The Xfce project on Saturday afternoon released Xfce 4.10 as the first major Xfce desktop feature release in about sixteen months...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5Mzc

  • #2
    damn 16 months? lxde updates more frequently than that and its a much smaller project. but, i think i'd still be interested in trying xfce after not trying it for maybe 3 years.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
      damn 16 months? lxde updates more frequently than that and its a much smaller project. but, i think i'd still be interested in trying xfce after not trying it for maybe 3 years.
      Crap, I follow both git repos, and LXDE doesn't get a meaningful commit (with meaningful I mean anything but translations) in months, while several subprojects of XFCE get them in a daily basis.
      How many new features did LXDE commited last year? The only one I can think of is getting back the tree view in PCManFM.
      Also, LXDE didn't achieve even their first stable release.
      I love both projects for different reasons, though.
      I admit Thunar is pretty basic, I don't use it because of the lack of tabs, for example, and use PCManFM instead.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by asdx
        Congrats for the release.

        Have their ported Xfce to GTK+ 3 yet?
        Yes they did it in 4.10.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Imouto View Post
          Yes they did it in 4.10.
          No, that's happening in 4.12... I think.

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          • #6
            they have support for gtk3 now iirc.
            the themes and the gtk-xfce4-enginge have been ported, but i think that the xfce applications are still useing gtk2.

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            • #7
              XFCE gets more and more awesome. In contrast to the gnome team they actually respect wishes from their users. Seen long term I think XFCE has the potential to get most gnome users to switch.

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              • #8
                I really hope they fixed thunar. It displays "eject buttons" for all volumes and it also shows them on the desktop even if they are not mounted. It's really annoying. There's a bug submitted for this since 2010. Ugh.

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                • #9
                  Excellent!

                  I switched to XFCE last year and its been wonderful; i'm already using a single vertical panel and it works nicely in 4.8; with these improvements i can play with it even more .

                  XFCE is solid, light and reliable, and i like it far more than gnome2.

                  Its also a plus that they don't seem to have any plans for radically changing the "desktop experience". More distros should take a hint and default to this desktop environment instead.

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                  • #10
                    All of a sudden I feel compelled to start compiling my own version instead of using the outdated version supplied by Ubuntu.

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