Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Nov 2010 22:31 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Xfce "This release incorporates major changes to the core of the Xfce desktop environment and hopefully succeeds in fulfilling a number of long time requests. Among the most notable updates is that we have ported the entire Xfce core (Thunar, xfdesktop and thunar-volman in particular) from ThunarVFS to GIO, bringing remote filesystems to the Xfce desktop. The panel has been rewritten from scratch and provides better launcher management and improved multi-head support. The list of new panel features is too long to mention in its entirety here. Thanks to the new menu library garcon (formerly known as libxfce4menu, but rewritten once again) we now support menu editing via a third-party menu editor such as Alacarte (we do not ship our own yet). Our core libraries have been streamlined a bit, a good examplle being the newly introduced libxfce4ui library which is meant to replace libxfcegui4."
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Jason Bourne
Member since:
2007-06-02

What about changing the horrible name and evolve into a strong Unity competitor, also making use of Wayland. Sorry GNOME folks, I just don't see a future for GNOME Shell. I tried it, and it keeps sucking big time. Just like Unity!

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

I've used Gnome-shell full time for well over a year now and it doesn't suck. Mutter works and looks great and the shell itself is really comfortable to use.

Ever used kickoff or the vista/win7 start menu? That's pretty much gnome-shell. The overlay gives you the added bonus of window/desktop management.

XFCE never stayed on my desktops for long, but I'm more than happy to try it out again especially now they've rewritten the panel which was one of the things I didn't like.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Its open-source.
You could fork for the sole purpose of re-branding.

That would stir up the community.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

Yes, I know it's open-source. And all it takes is Olivier to change a single string, nothing more. I don't feel like forking anything since I don't want to pose any kind of disrespect against the founder. If there's something weird in the open source world is someone taking your code and sabotage it. I hope eventually he wakes up for this. - Right now, I believe it's an incredible right time for "second grade" desktop to emerge between the transitions of GNOME/Unity/Shell.

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