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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It's fast and it rox ;-)
by Cagey on Tue 14th Dec 2004 13:32 UTC

Interesting. Fluxbox runs a little slow for me, window redraws are very "torn", not checked that out fully.

Xfce4 really kicks ass though, combined with Rox as the filer (still not happy with the xffm file manager - feels awkward to me). Smooth redraw and I love clicking on icons and things opening instantly, or almost instantly in some cases, gimp is almost 2x faster opening in xfce4 than any of my other desktops, isn't that strange?

Rox is great, being an old RiscOS user and programmer I appreciate where it's coming from ;-)

I appreciate those xfce4 installers too (compiles everything in less than 20 minutes!), the Gentoo portage tree is FAR too slow on picking up these non-mainstream updates, so os-cillation provides a great way to compile from source outside of the usual emerge mechanism. Maybe this would be frowned upon by Gentoo zealots, but hey, my desktop is faster than theirs, lol :-D