Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 18:54 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the first release candiate of Xfce 4.4 is now available for download. A lot of bugs were fixed during the last two months and several new features were added. For example the brand new Xarchiver 0.4.0 is included, trash support was added to Thunar and xfdesktop, and the overall memory usage was reduced. See the ChangeLog for a complete list.
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bleeding edge desktop, very cool
by buff on Sun 3rd Sep 2006 19:59 UTC
buff
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2005-11-12

I would reccomend updating your system to the latest release candidate if you are a XFCE4 user. It is very cool. The installer GUI works well though it took about an hour on my system to compile and install.
Installer GUI: http://www.xfce.org/archive/xfce-4.3.99.1/installers/

I have a screenshot which shows off some of the new capabilites. Notice thunar has a trash icon in the sidebar panel now. Also, I set background windows to fade out using the transparency setting in the XFCE window tweaks section. Note if you have an Nvidia card you should install the Nvidia drivers to get the transparency effects to work. The destop widgets are Adesklets python applications which don't have Gnome dependencies which complement XFCE4 nicely. The linux distro. is Fedora Core 6 Test 2. The sticky notes application is Xpad. The browser is SeaMonkey with the SeaFox GTK theme. The desktop theme is Clearlooks Graphite. The thunar icon on my launcher I hacked together from images on their site you can get it here:

Thunar hammer icon: http://markbokil.org/images/thunar-hammer.png
screenshot: http://markbokil.org/images/xfce4-4-rc1.png

Edited 2006-09-03 20:13

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