Last month was the first alpha release for Xfce 4.6
. We had provided an in-depth analysis
of this Xfce 4.6 update (with screenshots) that added in a number of new improvements and other features. Today though the first beta release for Xfce 4.6 (codenamed "Fuzzy") is now available.
Xfce 4.6 Beta 1 (v4.5.91) has a number of new fixes, end-user options, updated translations, and a variety of other additions. Among the most notable changes in this beta release is Xfwm4 being able to detect unresponsive programs so that a kill dialog box can appear, Xfce4-session supporting parallel start-up processes so that it can boot faster, there's now the ability to configure the keyboard layout, and event sounds can be toggled with libcanberra + gtk 2.14.
The change-log for Xfce 4.5.91 can be read here
along with the Fuzzy news posting