Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 5th Nov 2006 17:40 UTC, submitted by bmeurer
Xfce The Xfce development team is pleased to announce that the second and hopefully last release candidate of the upcoming Xfce 4.4 desktop is available for download now. The release focuses primarily on bug fixes and optimizations; see the release notes for a complete list of changes. The source tarballs and the graphical installer are available from the download page.
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Desktop handling is very unusual
by sledgehammer89 on Mon 6th Nov 2006 00:09 UTC
sledgehammer89
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2006-02-02

- can't mark more than one icons with a lasso
- create new file only works over an icon and not on every desktop position (integrate Thunar with xfdesktop?)

and...
- lacks Network-VFS or Fuse support
- Thunar lacks "copy/move to" in the context menu (like on KDE)
- sidebar handling (can't remember, it was RC1)
- does drop (copy/move) a file/dir to a tab works? (can't remember)
- does a USB scanner device works (open Sane)? (I don't try when I use XFCE 4.4rc1)
-> or better: is full dbus/hal supported?

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buff Member since:
2005-11-12

Your right about the desktop handling it is awkward. But you have to keep in mind it is all very new. Having the user to click on a desktop icon to add new icons is not following the current desktop standard. I was puzzled for awhile why the context menu kept appearing. Then I went to their website and read about it. Having to research how to make a button icon says a lot about the current desktop usability. The desktop integration is there in principal but not there in spirit, i.e, not smooth and natural like Gnome's yet. XFCE desktop does come with a nice option to display windows as icons CDE style. Kind of cool to still see that around.

Edited 2006-11-06 01:17

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