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    Default Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

    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

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

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    Quote 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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    Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.

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    Quote 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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    Next: XFCE 5 in QT5

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
    Qt5 is slower than Qt4 in many cases because support for native graphics system was removed.

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