Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 17th Apr 2006 21:17 UTC, submitted by Benedikt Meurer
Xfce The Xfce project has released the first beta in the 4.4 release cycle. "Xfce 4.4 beta1 ( is now available for download. Xfce 4.4 features new tools such as the much anticipated 'Thunar' file manager as well as several huge improvements of its core components."
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RE[4]: Xfmedia
by irbis on Tue 18th Apr 2006 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Xfmedia"
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Many Xfce users like BMP

Yeah, me too (although I usually use GNOME and not XFce). However, my problem with the Beep Media Player is - as I use a big 1600*1200 resolution - that the BMP windows are a bit too tiny and I can hardly see the buttons not to mention the song titles on its tiny windows. XMMS does have one small but nice feature (missing from BMP) of allowing to make its main window double sized that helps users of big screens like me. Other than that I certainly like BMP more than XMMS though.

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RE[5]: Xfmedia
by Tom Janowitz on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:16 in reply to "RE[4]: Xfmedia"
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I dont know what monitor you have, but presume it's 19" - and monitor with this diagonal is ment to work with resolutions up to 1440x1080 (for a .25mm dot pitch) - that's becouse of a size of dot pitch - when setting resolution higher then 'width/hight of screen' / 'width/hight of dot pitch' quality of image generated from CRT's gradually degrades... or so theory says ;) . The point is - everyone should more or less have approximately the same dpi "resolution" - granted that people tend to use their monitors at optimal settings. And at the same dpi bmp will look the same from one monitor to another.
I suggest downgrading resolution or acquiring 21" ;)

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RE[6]: Xfmedia
by irbis on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:01 in reply to "RE[5]: Xfmedia"
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As to screen resolutions, and so although I use a 1600x1200 resolution with a (good) 19'' monitor, I have usually no problems whatsoever with programs following standard GNOME, KDE or XFce interface guidelines. I only tend to have problems with these many (usually skinnable) mediaplayers like BMP and XMMS...

I see absolutely no reason to downgrade my monitor resolution, not to mention buying a bigger monitor(!), just in order to better use some freaking media player that prefers to have smaller than normal buttons... I rather choose another mediaplayer that just works like I want it to work. That's why I said that I like Xfmedia, and think that it has at least potential, because of its relatively clear, no-nonsense interface.

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