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    Phoronix: Xfce 4.12 Desktop Release Ends Up Behind Schedule

    While Xfce 4.12 was scheduled to be released on 10 March, the release didn't happen and it looks like the release won't be coming anytime soon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMyNDg

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    I tested xubuntu 13.04 a little while back which has xfce 4.12, its in pretty good shape IMO. I love the latest version of thunar, much improved. They also finally fixed xfce4-power-manager not being able to adjust brightness automatically on 64-bit installs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwat47 View Post
    I tested xubuntu 13.04 a little while back which has xfce 4.12, its in pretty good shape IMO. I love the latest version of thunar, much improved. They also finally fixed xfce4-power-manager not being able to adjust brightness automatically on 64-bit installs.
    I consider thunar to be the facto file manager. It's pretty cross-platform. I even use it under enlightenment 17.

    However, it seems that xfdesktop will be merged into thunar as a seperate plugin. Xfdesktop on 12.10 seems to start eating memory at random parts in time while the 12.04 version did not. But, it seems that 13.04 still uses xfdesktop and not the new thunar-desktop-plugin.

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    Too bad it wasn't ported to GTK3 already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Too bad it wasn't ported to GTK3 already.
    GTK3 is disaster
    http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/opinion/a...spiracy-theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS987 View Post
    Be that is it may, Gtk-2 is more-or-less unmaintained - so unless the XFCE developers plan to switch to Qt, Gtk-3 is more-or-less the only option.
    BTW, the Mate maintainers/developers face a similar option, and as far as I remember, they plan to migrate to Gtk-3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uid313 View Post
    Too bad it wasn't ported to GTK3 already.
    It was. I ported all of the core components a few years ago. XFCE devs wanted nothing to do with GTK+3. They're floating around somewhere still I'm sure, but now quite out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elanthis View Post
    It was. I ported all of the core components a few years ago. XFCE devs wanted nothing to do with GTK+3. They're floating around somewhere still I'm sure, but now quite out of date.
    I've seen a few posts on the XFCE dev mailing lists suggesting that it may start happening soon. No specific posts about intensions for porting to GTK3, but things like this:

    http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4...il/030249.html
    http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4...il/030252.html

    Looks like they are porting the panel at least, which for me is one of the most important parts because it would mean I could finally use GTK3 indicators in xubuntu, which would mean the return of the messaging indicator

    I don't think its all the XFCE devs that want nothing to do with it, just some of them. I think overall they realize it needs to be done eventually, progress is just slow because some of them don't want to bother with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexilion View Post
    I consider thunar to be the facto file manager. It's pretty cross-platform. I even use it under enlightenment 17.

    Xfdesktop on 12.10 seems to start eating memory at random parts in time while the 12.04 version did not.
    There was a bug that made xfdesktop eat 100% CPU when you use solid background. It's fixed in the latest 4.10.2 release.
    Is your problem related to this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918646?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtKun View Post
    There was a bug that made xfdesktop eat 100% CPU when you use solid background. It's fixed in the latest 4.10.2 release.
    Is your problem related to this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=918646?
    A contraire. I did find that bug as well. But I have rotating images. I point xfdesktop to a 'static' image location as the only image. Then I use a cron script to rotate the image and do a 'xfdesktop --reload'.

    These bugs were also mentioned on Ubuntu Launchpad and the XFCE Bugzilla.

    Thanks for the pointer tough.

    As for uid313 for wanting GTK3. It has no benefit.

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