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
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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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hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

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.

1. I hardly understand why you even mention Unity. It's only a piece of software ONE distribution ships. There are so many other GNOME desktop distributions.

2. Gnome-panel will still be available and is in the process of being ported to gtk+ 3.

3. The "XFCE" branding isn't that bad. People just need to grow up and stop picking on naming.

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Jason Bourne Member since:
2007-06-02

1. I mention Unity because we're talking about something that will be shipped as default with Ubuntu, which is the main and most used Linux distribution. Ubuntu is so popular that the complexity of just having it as default is enough to cause changes in the entire desktop ecosystem.

2. GNOME-Panel will be another background force on behalf of GNOME Shell's rejection level. Future statistics will prove this. But Unity alone might be the actual GNOME Shell killer.

3. I think it's bad. The logo is bad. I am grown up. I am just sorry that a very good project is branded wrongly. Look Linux Mint logo for example. I like the design.

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Barnabyh Member since:
2006-02-06

He probably invented that project when he was about 15. Could polish the logo a bit and deemphasize the mouse rodent, or make it really cute and give it more prominence so the girlies like it ;) .

An call it either Nibbly or Nimble DE or Vista - a desktop wth a view.

Just kidding, it's all fine with me as it is. I mean what could be simpler than XFCE?

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