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 4.4 is nice...
by gilboa on Mon 6th Nov 2006 10:25 UTC
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But at least on my memory challenged laptop (PI366, 256MB) XFCE 4.4 RC1 eats close to 1.5 times the memory 4.2 did making it fairly slow (With Evolution + firefox open, XFCE actually eats more memory then KDE 3.5.5... go figure).
AFAICS, the added memory consumption comes from the different loaded plug-ins. (CPU/Network/APM monitors, volume slider, etc)

However, Both Thuner and Terminal are light-weight by themselves, making them an ideal companion to IceWM ;)

Anyways, hopefully some size and memory optimization will be added before 4.4-release that will reduce the (IMHO) over-sized memory foot-print.

- Gilboa

Edited 2006-11-06 10:28

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