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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Re: Performance
by Lumbergh on Mon 13th Dec 2004 21:01 UTC

Your performance won't be because of your card and XFCE unless the Xorg people have been doing something wonderful regarding hardware acceleration that I don't know about.

I've been using some XFCE4 betas from this site that has these really cool installers for it. http://www.os-cillation.com/article.php?sid=42. I've also been using it in colinux using the Cygwin xserver and haven't noticed noticed it being especially slow...except FireFox having issues with redraw. The one application that I was having problems with was a Terminal application from the same os-oscillation guys (just as nice as gnome-terminal without all the dependencies) I mentioned before. It had something to do with d-bus, but after I restarted colinux the problem went away.

The real question is how much memory you have and what speed is your processor.