Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Xfce "This release incorporates major changes to the core of the Xfce desktop environment and hopefully succeeds in fulfilling a number of long time requests. Among the most notable updates is that we have ported the entire Xfce core (Thunar, xfdesktop and thunar-volman in particular) from ThunarVFS to GIO, bringing remote filesystems to the Xfce desktop. The panel has been rewritten from scratch and provides better launcher management and improved multi-head support. The list of new panel features is too long to mention in its entirety here. Thanks to the new menu library garcon (formerly known as libxfce4menu, but rewritten once again) we now support menu editing via a third-party menu editor such as Alacarte (we do not ship our own yet). Our core libraries have been streamlined a bit, a good examplle being the newly introduced libxfce4ui library which is meant to replace libxfcegui4."
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Yes, I know it's open-source. And all it takes is Olivier to change a single string, nothing more. I don't feel like forking anything since I don't want to pose any kind of disrespect against the founder. If there's something weird in the open source world is someone taking your code and sabotage it. I hope eventually he wakes up for this. - Right now, I believe it's an incredible right time for "second grade" desktop to emerge between the transitions of GNOME/Unity/Shell.

1. I hardly understand why you even mention Unity. It's only a piece of software ONE distribution ships. There are so many other GNOME desktop distributions.

2. Gnome-panel will still be available and is in the process of being ported to gtk+ 3.

3. The "XFCE" branding isn't that bad. People just need to grow up and stop picking on naming.

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