Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Nov 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the second and hopefully last release candidate of the upcoming Xfce 4.4 desktop is available for download now. The release focuses primarily on bug fixes and optimizations; see the release notes for a complete list of changes. The source tarballs and the graphical installer are available from the download page.
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RE: Hope
by cyclops on Sun 5th Nov 2006 19:29 UTC in reply to "Hope"
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I am always wary when someone calls bloat!

Start with saying what kind of bloat!

XFCE aspires to be a fully functional desktop. It has added separate applications, and new dependencies, but define the bloat.

Clearly they have tried to put together a suite of *lightweight* alternatives to necessary applications, and most are optional.

Functionality is not bloat! Unneeded functionality is.

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