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  • mrazster
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    Originally posted by debianxfce View Post

    I did found Xubuntu configured for dummies and I did not like how they disabled many vanilla Xfce features. A rolling release OS is modern computing and that is why Debian testing/sid is the way to go. You will get latest fixes and features a lot of sooner than they arrive to ubuntu.
    I don´ t mind waiting for updates on xfce, it works well for me as it is.
    And since there is eons of time between xfceupdates anyway, a couple of more weeks doesn´ t bother me.
    I´m using Xubuntu Dev PPA and on occasion (if I feel particularly adventurous) I try there Experimental PPA.
    Those give me current enough software, should I need it.

    And about rolling release or not..it´s just subjective and a matter of taste. If you like rolling release than that´ s perfectly fine..I don´ t, as simple as that.
    Last edited by mrazster; 27 April 2019, 05:32 PM.

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  • mrazster
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    Xubuntu has been my "goto" DE since version 6.04 (if memory serves correctly).
    I´ m absolutely loving the simplicity and stability. But yeah it wouldn´ t hurt to have more developers working on it.

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  • Baguy
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    Interesting. Didn't know that Debian is starting to package it. To be fair however this is still experimental packaging, and it's a dev version of xfce.

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  • Baguy
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    Originally posted by TheOne View Post

    If you view the git repository (https://git.xfce.org/) you will notice how wrong is your comment.
    Key here is "Git". I'm talking about pure releases. (and not just one small component getting one fix!)

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Originally posted by linner View Post
    I remember when XFCE used to be lightweight but it really isn't any more. These days it's essentially the same as gnome-flashback or gnome2. I regularly switch between XFCE and gnome-flashback. They're both pretty fat. GNOME3 just sucks for multi-monitor setups.

    If I want a lightweight desktop I run an OpenBox session and nothing else. If I want a REALLY lightweight desktop I run Oroborus and fsPanel (useful on my 256MB RAM laptop).
    You remember when Xfce used the Gtk2 libs. The Gtk3 libs make everything heavy. 300/400 MB of used memory (after a fully installation of a Linux distro) is not too much for a (almost) complete DE.

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  • linner
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    I remember when XFCE used to be lightweight but it really isn't any more. These days it's essentially the same as gnome-flashback or gnome2. I regularly switch between XFCE and gnome-flashback. They're both pretty fat. GNOME3 just sucks for multi-monitor setups.

    If I want a lightweight desktop I run an OpenBox session and nothing else. If I want a REALLY lightweight desktop I run Oroborus and fsPanel (useful on my 256MB RAM laptop).

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  • TheOne
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    Originally posted by Baguy View Post
    Heck, even though lumina hasn't released in months it's still been updated more!
    If you view the git repository (https://git.xfce.org/) you will notice how wrong is your comment.

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  • Vistaus
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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    Is xfce even actively development anymore?
    No worries, debianxfce is on top of it.

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    Originally posted by andyprough View Post
    Is xfce even actively development anymore? I thought they were planning to release 4.14 about 3-4 years ago.
    Xfce is a great desktop environment. They do not plan to release a new version every month, the Xfce people fix the bugs without adding new ones (hoping). Xfce is not a game. Another good promising DE is Lxqt, for me.

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  • Baguy
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    Originally posted by raonlinux View Post

    They keep releasing and updating their software with fixing bugs and also to gtk 3, remember they are few dev, also the the way they made, they can update one piece of software without need updating everything is very independent and use less library.
    You can check their progress:
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    https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.14/roadmap
    I think is almost complete they already have 90% of progress on the xwfm4, they have some software which are not critical to update for a next version at the modules sides.
    They've said they've been on 90% for months now. I guess it's good they are making sure it's stable, but the amount of time it's taking them is rediculous. I've seen even smaller projects release 10x more often. LXQT for example has already had a couple updates and doesn't have any major bugs. Heck, even though lumina hasn't released in months it's still been updated more!

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