Xfce has always had a comparably tiny development team, but that hasn't stopped it from being a very useful and usable DE for people who do get things done instead of spending their time trolling forums.
So xfce is dying because the panel is matured enough to not need permanent fixes?
Wake up, Honton, xfce consists of more than just a panel, and other parts really get frequent commits.
Furthermore your definition of "active" is not shared by the gnome devs:
(I could say #121113 is a sign for GTK+ dying, but I won't...)
And that is stupid, too. What benefit will XFCE-users have, if gnome-panel is the one that every dev should develop for?
xfce-panel is for xfce. it works, all is fine. There are many applets that get quite some commits. So what's the issue here?
gnome-panel is for gnome.
And you claimed in your first comment that XFCE is not actively maintained anymore. Now you are talking of xfce-panel, because you had to realise that xfce GET'S commits quite frequently in most components.
I also would like to know how you define "dying", because you always claim "kde is dying", but it has way more devs than xfce. Also way more commits. It is actively developed. Now you claim XFCE is not actively developed but not dying. Weird logic...
This tread, comment #5:
How is this not a general statement on XFCEs development?XFCE is not actively developed anymore.
I never said it's unmaintained, that's your interpretation.
And behind the whole sentence "XFCE is dying" I placed a quotation mark, as your proclaimed inactivity should IMHO be a sign of dying, which I wanted to put into question. If it is not I want to hear your definition of dying, as I already asked once. KDE is dying but developed more actively than XFCE, which is not dying...
Not being familiar with either project, I apologize in advance if I come off as ignorant, but doesn't GNOME Flashback have a lot of overlap with Consort? My understanding of Consort was that it was the original project attempting to maintain and progress GNOME Fallback mode after the later was abandoned. Do we really have two projects aiming to do the same thing, or are there sufficient differences between them to make each one worthwhile?