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Thread: Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    They'll make it in, Fedora 18 will get it too. Fedora does 1 big DE update per release
    I don't really think 18 will get it. I've never seen them do major updates on software after a Fedora release.
    I'm always open to be proved wrong though. It doesn't really matter to me because I always have my Xfce self-compiled (to stay up to date).

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.
    They tested it before 4.10 and found out that it would make xfce slower and consume more memory without adding much value so they decided to stick with gtk2 for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Too bad it didn't transition to GTK3 yet.
    Why? I don't see any reason for switching. GTK3 is a slower than GTK2, which I find totally unacceptable. New toolkit releases should tend to be faster like it's with Qt 4 -> Qt 5.
    So why switching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    Why? I don't see any reason for switching. GTK3 is a slower than GTK2, which I find totally unacceptable. New toolkit releases should tend to be faster like it's with Qt 4 -> Qt 5.
    So why switching?
    Oh, I didn't know it was slower.
    My understanding is GTK3 is much more modern with CSS-like support.
    Then it would be nice if everything migrated to GTK3 so we can drop GTK2 instead of run GTK3 and GTK2 side by side.

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    Red face

    I <3 my Xfce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
    Why? I don't see any reason for switching. GTK3 is a slower than GTK2, which I find totally unacceptable. New toolkit releases should tend to be faster like it's with Qt 4 -> Qt 5.
    Qt5 is slower than Qt4 in many cases because support for native graphics system was removed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ericg View Post
    They'll make it in, Fedora 18 will get it too. Fedora does 1 big DE update per release
    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?

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    Hm, the move to Gtk3 is sad news… It means crappy themes and broken scrollbars .
    Also Thunar 1.4 is better than 1.6. The new shortcuts pane wastes vertical space and the reload button is in the wrong place (à la Firefox).

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    Quote Originally Posted by stqn View Post
    Hm, the move to Gtk3 is sad news… It means crappy themes and broken scrollbars .
    GTK 3 has lots of great themes.
    Such as Greybird, Zukini, Zukitwo, eGTK (elementary), etc.

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    I must admit many GTK3 applications are looking a bit odd for me at the moment when using other non-Gnome DEs.

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