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It's Now Easier Trying Out Xfce 4.11 On Fedora Linux

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Published on 24 February 2014 07:39 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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Those users of the lightweight Xfce desktop environment on Fedora Linux, it's now easier trying out the very latest development packages for this GTK-based desktop.

Xfce 4.11 development continues at full-speed for the ultimate Xfce 4.12 stable release. There's been many Xfce development packages released recently so now an independent repository has been established for those wishing to try out the latest Xfce unstable experience on Fedora 20 Linux.

A Copr repository has been setup with RPM packages of Xfce 4.11 components that can be used on not only Fedora 20 but also Rawhide. The Copr repository is still a work-in-progress with more 4.11 components still to be packaged, but it's moving along briskly. Details on this new development repository can be found via this blog post or the Copr page.

This is good news since it will still be many months before Fedora 21 is released. Due to this extended time between releases, GNOME 3.12 might even be brought to Fedora 20 as stable updates and right now can also be tested via independent repositories.

For Ubuntu Linux users, this Xubuntu PPA does have some of the Xfce 4.11/4.12 packages for testing. There's still no firm date for an official Xfce 4.12 debut.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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