Xfce 4.12 Desktop Release Ends Up Behind Schedule
Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Desktop Release Ends Up Behind Schedule
While Xfce 4.12 was scheduled to be released on 10 March, the release didn't happen and it looks like the release won't be coming anytime soon...
I tested xubuntu 13.04 a little while back which has xfce 4.12, its in pretty good shape IMO. I love the latest version of thunar, much improved. They also finally fixed xfce4-power-manager not being able to adjust brightness automatically on 64-bit installs.
I consider thunar to be the facto file manager. It's pretty cross-platform. I even use it under enlightenment 17.
Originally Posted by bwat47
However, it seems that xfdesktop will be merged into thunar as a seperate plugin. Xfdesktop on 12.10 seems to start eating memory at random parts in time while the 12.04 version did not. But, it seems that 13.04 still uses xfdesktop and not the new thunar-desktop-plugin.
Too bad it wasn't ported to GTK3 already.
Be that is it may, Gtk-2 is more-or-less unmaintained - so unless the XFCE developers plan to switch to Qt, Gtk-3 is more-or-less the only option.
Originally Posted by JS987
BTW, the Mate maintainers/developers face a similar option, and as far as I remember, they plan to migrate to Gtk-3.
It was. I ported all of the core components a few years ago. XFCE devs wanted nothing to do with GTK+3. They're floating around somewhere still I'm sure, but now quite out of date.
Originally Posted by uid313
There was a bug that made xfdesktop eat 100% CPU when you use solid background. It's fixed in the latest 4.10.2 release.
Originally Posted by Rexilion
Is your problem related to this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918646?
A contraire. I did find that bug as well. But I have rotating images. I point xfdesktop to a 'static' image location as the only image. Then I use a cron script to rotate the image and do a 'xfdesktop --reload'.
Originally Posted by ArtKun
These bugs were also mentioned on Ubuntu Launchpad and the XFCE Bugzilla.
Thanks for the pointer tough.
As for uid313 for wanting GTK3. It has no benefit.