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    Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

    While all of the talk recently in the Linux desktop world is about GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10, or the desktop forks like Consort and Cinnamon, the Xfce desktop continues moving along vigorously. The next major release, Xfce 4.12, is due out in mid-March...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTI4MzA

  • #2
    The Best

    The best linux desktop so far. The other ones are too bloated.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by wargames View Post
      The best linux desktop so far. The other ones are too bloated.
      The other major ones aim to be more integrated and have fancier features, so if you don't like them, don't use them. To each his own... and xfce for me because it's really intuitive.
      I'm using Thunar 1.6.2 now and editing multuple file properties is cool because I can do basic audio tagging easier.

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      • #4
        Gtk

        Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by wargames View Post
          The best linux desktop so far. The other ones are too bloated.
          challenge accepted.

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          • #6
            Go XFCE! I intend to give this a go as my next desktop environment (currently running Gnome fallback mode on Fedora 15). It would be nice to have a GTK3 version running on CentOS.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.
              xfce devs determined that it wouldn't give users a lot of benefit, and they wanted to wait for gtk3 standards to stabilize.

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              • #8
                Next: XFCE 5 in QT5

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                • #9
                  Shame that this probably will not make it into Fedora 19, as those Thunar changes sound awesome.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                    Shame that this probably will not make it into Fedora 19, as those Thunar changes sound awesome.
                    They'll make it in, Fedora 18 will get it too. Fedora does 1 big DE update per release

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ericg View Post
                      They'll make it in, Fedora 18 will get it too. Fedora does 1 big DE update per release
                      I don't really think 18 will get it. I've never seen them do major updates on software after a Fedora release.
                      I'm always open to be proved wrong though. It doesn't really matter to me because I always have my Xfce self-compiled (to stay up to date).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                        Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.
                        They tested it before 4.10 and found out that it would make xfce slower and consume more memory without adding much value so they decided to stick with gtk2 for a while.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                          Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.
                          Why? I don't see any reason for switching. GTK3 is a slower than GTK2, which I find totally unacceptable. New toolkit releases should tend to be faster like it's with Qt 4 -> Qt 5.
                          So why switching?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
                            Why? I don't see any reason for switching. GTK3 is a slower than GTK2, which I find totally unacceptable. New toolkit releases should tend to be faster like it's with Qt 4 -> Qt 5.
                            So why switching?
                            Oh, I didn't know it was slower.
                            My understanding is GTK3 is much more modern with CSS-like support.
                            Then it would be nice if everything migrated to GTK3 so we can drop GTK2 instead of run GTK3 and GTK2 side by side.

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                            • #15
                              I <3 my Xfce.

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