Linked by David Adams on Mon 13th Dec 2004 17:06 UTC, submitted by Benedikt Meurer
Xfce The Xfce project finally finished the second release candidate for the upcoming Xfce Desktop Environment 4.2. This second release candidate is expected to be the last release candidate before the final release, which is planned to happen in about 2 or 3 weeks. This RC2 includes several bugfixes, esp. the window manager has seen quite a few important fixes, and it is the first release in the 4.2 branch that builds and runs on Solaris out of the box. As usual, prebuilt packages for several plattforms are already available (as a highlight: Debian/amd64 packages) and the graphical installers have been update to 4.2RC2. Please check the Xfce website for further details.
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by Nathan O. on Mon 13th Dec 2004 20:27 UTC

Performance is pretty low for me, though I have a lower-end savage chip. DRI-enabled,~390 FPS in glxgears. 32 MB / shared. Everything's pretty jittery and none of the XFce applications (fm, settings managers...) will even start without crashing. I get the same kind of performance with xcompmgr.

Looks beautiful, and I'm very much looking forward to a finished version. Does anyone know if these performance issues of mine will ever go away, or is XFce now destined to be slow on my laptop?