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  • phoronix
    started a topic Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

    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

  • bwat47
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Shame that this probably will not make it into Fedora 19, as those Thunar changes sound awesome.
    Thunar 1.6.x almost certainly will, thunar 1.6.x has already been released as stable. A lot of XFCE's applications aren't really strictly tied to the XFCE release schedule. Thunar 1.6 is already in a few other distros I've used (such as xubuntu 13.04)

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    Originally posted by JS987 View Post
    It is matter of opinion whether QWidget or QML is better.
    QML is unacceptable if you want write your application in single statically typed OO programming language.
    Rewriting existing QWidget based applications to QML is unacceptable waste of time.
    Scenegraph can be possibly faster than native, if native is buggy and Nokia/Digia didn't bother to fix it.
    It is a fact though that QWidget is meant to be replaced by QML in long term. Sooner or later they will need to address those weak points - else, I could not imagine why QWidget should be depreciated in future.

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  • JS987
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    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    QWidget is the past. QML is the way to go.
    But generally, would you aggree that scenegraph is faster than native?
    It is matter of opinion whether QWidget or QML is better.
    QML is unacceptable if you want write your application in single statically typed OO programming language.
    Rewriting existing QWidget based applications to QML is unacceptable waste of time.
    Scenegraph can be possibly faster than native, if native is buggy and Nokia/Digia didn't bother to fix it.
    Last edited by JS987; 03-16-2013, 01:57 PM.

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    Originally posted by bwat47 View Post
    Even raster is faster than "native" in many cases, there's a reason that raster is the default.
    Here's an interesting article about that http://kjellkod.wordpress.com/2011/0...sues-on-linux/
    Intel blames Qt for the fact that native is slower...

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  • bwat47
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    Even raster is faster than "native" in many cases, there's a reason that raster is the default.

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    Originally posted by JS987 View Post
    QWidget based applications can't use that scenegraph.
    QWidget is the past. QML is the way to go.

    But generally, would you aggree that scenegraph is faster than native?

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  • JS987
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    Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    This isn't actually true, Qt5 also supports scenegraph which is based on OpenGL and said to be much faster
    http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/24295
    http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.0/qtq...cenegraph.html
    QWidget based applications can't use that scenegraph.

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  • Nuc!eoN
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    Originally posted by JS987 View Post
    Qt5 supports only raster.
    This isn't actually true, Qt5 also supports scenegraph which is based on OpenGL and said to be much faster
    http://qt-project.org/forums/viewthread/24295
    http://qt-project.org/doc/qt-5.0/qtq...cenegraph.html
    Last edited by Nuc!eoN; 03-16-2013, 01:01 PM.

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  • gilboa
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    Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
    Fedora 17 did not ship with Xfce 4.10 even though it was released at a similar time during it's development cycle. What about 4.12 is any different?
    The XFCE Fedora maintainer created a personal repository (using the Fedora infrastructure) w/ fully updated XFCE 4.10 for both Fedora 16 and Fedora 17.
    http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/kevin/xfce-4.10/

    Simply drop the fedora-xfce.repo file in /etc/yum.repo.d and you're done.

    - Gilboa

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