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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XFCE is almost there for me,
by Temcat on Mon 6th Nov 2006 07:11 UTC
Temcat
Member since:
2005-10-18

but there are a few important deficiencies:

1) Launcher creation and placement on the panel is awkward. Too many unnecessary clicks. My ideal is the Launchers List plugin (a.k.a Quicklounge) for Gnome panel which allows creating launchers by drag-n-drop from Gnome menu and also reordering them by left-click drag-n-drop.

2) Desktop functionality: can't right-click in any place of the desktop and create launcher or folder (gotta right-click on an icon which is counter-intiutive).

3) No means for adding alternate keyboard layouts. The keyboard layout plugin provided can only switch between what is already setup.

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AlexandreAM Member since:
2006-02-06

In response to (1): at least in my system I just have to open the dialog for adding new plugins and start dragging them to the panel I want. Not a problem to me.

It IS different from Gnome, and some suffer from that. But I don't think it is harder at all.

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Temcat Member since:
2005-10-18

Yes, you can add an empty launcher with drag-n-drop. But an empty launcher isn't of much use, is it? :-) Configuring it - that's what takes too long and too many clicks. Ideally, you should be able to launch AppFinder and then just drag-n-drop and app from there to create a launcher for it. And AppFinder could be launched from the plugin adding dialog.

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fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

2) Desktop functionality: can't right-click in any place of the desktop and create launcher or folder (gotta right-click on an icon which is counter-intiutive).


You might want to try RC2 then, because it's working fine here now. looks like they fixed this.

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