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    Default Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain

    Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Planned For March, GTK3 Still Uncertain

    While most of the Linux desktop talk these days is about Unity, KDE, and GNOME, advancing in a quiet but steadfast manner is Xfce. The next major release of Xfce, version 4.12, is due out in March. It's undecided at this time though whether Xfce 4.12 will use GTK2 or GTK3...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE4MDE

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    Screw them, I already ported over half their core desktop apps to GTK3 over a year ago. It took barely two evenings of coding. The git branches are still available, and they are well aware of them. They're just sticking their heads in the sand, not being cautious engineers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elanthis View Post
    Screw them, I already ported over half their core desktop apps to GTK3 over a year ago. It took barely two evenings of coding. The git branches are still available, and they are well aware of them. They're just sticking their heads in the sand, not being cautious engineers.
    Yeah, sticking with GTK2 is a bad idea IMO, moving to the current GTK codebase will make things easier in the future, they are digging themselves into a hole if they don't.

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    I'm using XFCE Xubuntu 12.10 and I love the DE but, they are getting into trouble with panel indicators, because most of them moved to gtk3.

    At least they should port the panel to GTK3.

    Dev's say that gtk3 is not faster than gk2 and it takes more memory.Is this true, or a lazy excuse?

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    I hate GTK3's color-picker.
    I can't stand Gnome3's Application Settings panel.

    Just an odd curiosity, fonts should scale when you re-size a window below it's mini,um. Or join us next time
    when Zombies eat your desktop.

    XFCE4 still sane

    Gnome is zombie bait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrl View Post
    I hate GTK3's color-picker.
    I can't stand Gnome3's Application Settings panel.

    Just an odd curiosity, fonts should scale when you re-size a window below it's mini,um. Or join us next time
    when Zombies eat your desktop.

    XFCE4 still sane

    Gnome is zombie bait.
    What does gnome 3's control center have to do with xfce/gtk3? Stop trolling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by narciso View Post
    Dev's say that gtk3 is not faster than gk2 and it takes more memory.Is this true, or a lazy excuse?
    It is true. They showed the exact numbers as well. See this thread:
    http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4...ay/029784.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by narciso View Post
    Dev's say that gtk3 is not faster than gk2 and it takes more memory.Is this true, or a lazy excuse?
    They showed the exact numbers.
    http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4...ay/029784.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncopa View Post
    That's a lot.

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