Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 19th Apr 2009 13:16 UTC
Xfce The Xfce team has released the first bugfix release in the 4.6.x tree of the Gtk+ desktop environment, Xfce 4.6.1. "The first bugfix-release of xfce 4.6 has been released. Thanks to all the people who have been using xfce 4.6 and took the time and effort to submit bugreports for stuff that wasn't quite working the way it is supposed to. We have been able to fix several issues during the past few weeks."
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RE[2]: Progress is good.
by darkcoder on Mon 20th Apr 2009 20:39 UTC in reply to "RE: Progress is good."
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What does lightweight mean? Other than the file manager, what applications are native to XFCE, in that they leverage a shared framework for resource efficiency?

Once you launch Firefox or OOo, the resource usage will spike regardless of the DE being used, because they're not native to any particular environment.


I agree with you.

The low memory and disk footprint that those "lightweight" DE provide can only be enjoyed if you have a clean DE with no additional apps. If you start adding stuff to it, you end using more disk space than a KDE or GNOME install. Why? The answer is simple, there are few pure GTK2 apps out there. If you for example, install Transmission, you end with half a gnome install as dependencies.

I see those small footprint DE more for machines that can use an optional "small desktop" like some servers.

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