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: It's fast and it rox ;-)
by Tired on Wed 15th Dec 2004 00:05 UTC

I'm with you guys on the xffm thing, I too use Rox. And like Cagey I had issues with the Gentoo packages, at least for rc1 - even after unmasking the right ones following the post on then Gentoo forums, I just couldn't get it to compile. If I remember correctly one of the mcs (session?) .so files was reported as missing and it borked the emerge.

I gave up and tried the os-cillation installer and it worked, so who cares! Emerge sync/world is unaware of the new binaries, so nothings really spoilt.

I just unmasked the rox packages to the new version, emerged and here I am, Xcfe4-rc2 and Rox 2.1.4

A note about the lack of desktop icons btw, I LIKE that, I'm a freak ehy? Desktop icons remind me too much of the Windows users who's computers I often fix, who fill their screen with shortcuts to their harddrives - three times, accompanied by four trashcans and two mycomputers! 8-) ...lol