Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Sep 2005 13:38 UTC, submitted by Erik Harrison
Xfce "Every major release of the 4.x series of Xfce has been pretty major. 4.0 was the result of over a years work, a major rewrite of the entire desktop. 4.2 saw the introduction of major features and enhancements that were incomplete for 4.0, and new developers as Xfce4 gained popularity. 4.4 is going to be a major upgrade to Xfce, with new components, major upgrades to old ones, and more tools for developers. So, without further ado, let's take a look at what's coming."
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Nice to see improvements
by bogomipz on Mon 5th Sep 2005 15:49 UTC
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The iconbox and taskbar are currently being subsumed inside this new panel framework, and will become instances of the panel, increasing flexibility, and reducing the effort to maintain the bunch.

I'm glad to hear that Lil'Box and the XfTaskbar are going to share more code with the panel, but wouldn't it be better to make them regular panel plugins?

Thunar sounds like my cup of tea - maybe it will even replace my beloved rox-filer (not that I really use a file manager all that often).

I'm looking forward to trying out XFCE 4.4 when it's released.

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RE: Nice to see improvements
by on Mon 5th Sep 2005 16:44 in reply to "Nice to see improvements"
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Yes, the iconbox and taskbar are becoming panel plugins.

Sorry if I wasn't clear

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bogomipz Member since:

Yes, the iconbox and taskbar are becoming panel plugins.

Ah, I understood it differently. I'm glad this was what you meant as this will be a great usability improvement in my eyes ;)

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