Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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XFCE looking like GNOME.
by Anonymous on Mon 5th Sep 2005 14:29 UTC
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"In addition, Xfwm has lost the ability to manage desktop wide shortcuts in order to move this feature to a more powerful and generalized shortcut tool."

What tool do they mean? I have alt+f1 configured to launch xmag, alt+PrtSc to create a screenshot of a window, and PrtSc for a fullscreen screenshot. They'd better not take the ability to configure such shortcuts away from me, or I will refuse to upgrade.

Dammit, when I read that article, I can't help but think it's taking the GNOME route. Stuff like taking things apart gives me a nasty feeling.

What made XFCE cool, was that it's such applications. There's the panel, the window manager, the mcs manager, the desktop. Now, I have all that, PLUS each panel plugin being a new process, a separate shortcut manager, and god knows what else.

Might as well run GNOME, then ;)

I'm dead serious though. Anyone else seeing how much XFCE is starting to look like GNOME?

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