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  • Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work

    Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Released After Nearly Three Years Of Work

    Xfce 4.12 has finally been released!..

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-4.12-Released

  • #2
    Nothing is exciting about those tiny features, especially not for three years of development.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
      Nothing is exciting about those tiny features, especially not for three years of development.
      If you want 'exciting', you've come to the wrong place.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
        Nothing is exciting about those tiny features, especially not for three years of development.
        Yes I agree with that. The development is slow and there is nothing new, mostly bugfixes, and those bugfixes should come as regular updates. NOT as a mayor version update after 3 years...

        We have the case of KDE 4.11 which have 2 years of extended "support", but the funny thing is that opensuse 13.1 and mageia 4 have NOT updated the 4.11 to the latest (4.11.9 I believe).
        Last edited by cocklover; 28 February 2015, 08:32 PM.

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        • #5
          We have the case of KDE 4.11 which have 2 years of extended "support", but the funny thing is that opensuse 13.1 and mageia 4 have NOT updated the 4.11 to the latest (4.11.9 I believe).
          Maybe they are just going to 4.14 in their next release and LTSing that until KDE5 is well baked?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cocklover View Post
            Yes I agree with that. The development is slow and there is nothing new, mostly bugfixes, and those bugfixes should come as regular updates. NOT as a mayor version update after 3 years...

            We have the case of KDE 4.11 which have 2 years of extended "support", but the funny thing is that opensuse 13.1 and mageia 4 have NOT updated the 4.11 to the latest (4.11.9 I believe).
            http://xfce.rhaalovely.net/download/changelogs/4.12

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ihatemichael
              Are we going to have to wait another 3 years to see 4.14?
              No, you won't.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Steve DL View Post
                No, you won't.
                What do you mean? Can you elaborate?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ihatemichael View Post
                  What do you mean? Can you elaborate?
                  Xfce 4.14 will be a code cleanup release only (unless 4.12 which was bugfix + features + ux + a healthy dose of procrastination). Some of the hard work to get GTK+3 compatibility has allegedly been done, (e.g. panel plugin support and libxfce4ui building, just has a few widgets that need editing by now). The only bit that should actually be difficult is Thunar, the rest should be relatively straightforward.

                  So, I'd say 6-12 months (hard to predict...), but not 3 years.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Steve DL View Post
                    So, I'd say 6-12 months (hard to predict...), but not 3 years.
                    Don't be funny. It's more likely this is the last Xfce release ever.

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