Xfce 4.10 Desktop Feature Release
Phoronix: Xfce 4.10 Desktop Feature Release
The Xfce project on Saturday afternoon released Xfce 4.10 as the first major Xfce desktop feature release in about sixteen months...
damn 16 months? lxde updates more frequently than that and its a much smaller project. but, i think i'd still be interested in trying xfce after not trying it for maybe 3 years.
Crap, I follow both git repos, and LXDE doesn't get a meaningful commit (with meaningful I mean anything but translations) in months, while several subprojects of XFCE get them in a daily basis.
Originally Posted by schmidtbag
How many new features did LXDE commited last year? The only one I can think of is getting back the tree view in PCManFM.
Also, LXDE didn't achieve even their first stable release.
I love both projects for different reasons, though.
I admit Thunar is pretty basic, I don't use it because of the lack of tabs, for example, and use PCManFM instead.
Yes they did it in 4.10.
Originally Posted by asdx
No, that's happening in 4.12... I think.
Originally Posted by Imouto
they have support for gtk3 now iirc.
the themes and the gtk-xfce4-enginge have been ported, but i think that the xfce applications are still useing gtk2.
XFCE gets more and more awesome. In contrast to the gnome team they actually respect wishes from their users. Seen long term I think XFCE has the potential to get most gnome users to switch.
I really hope they fixed thunar. It displays "eject buttons" for all volumes and it also shows them on the desktop even if they are not mounted. It's really annoying. There's a bug submitted for this since 2010. Ugh.
I switched to XFCE last year and its been wonderful; i'm already using a single vertical panel and it works nicely in 4.8; with these improvements i can play with it even more .
XFCE is solid, light and reliable, and i like it far more than gnome2.
Its also a plus that they don't seem to have any plans for radically changing the "desktop experience". More distros should take a hint and default to this desktop environment instead.
All of a sudden I feel compelled to start compiling my own version instead of using the outdated version supplied by Ubuntu.