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: nathan
by RaVen_ on Tue 14th Dec 2004 03:14 UTC

"Will using these features in any way, shape or form require a high end graphics card?"

yes


"then there's not a lot being talked about in terms of new features that the common XFce user can run"

I would think the common XFCE user varies quite a bit. I use XFCE on a low-end laptop..no composite features on. I also use it on a fairly powerful desktop with an nvidia card and I sometimes do turn those on. Same is true for every other wm/de. The Xorg features are not XFCE specific.
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Side note: the same stability troubles happen with composite turned off."

you may want to try recompiling it/finding out if something is wrong with your setup in some other way. I have run XFCE 4.2 beta and RC on NetBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris and several distro's of linux without any instability.