Linked by Howard Fosdick on Sat 7th Jun 2014 00:53 UTC
Xfce Over the past several years, mobile devices have greatly influenced user interfaces. That's great for handheld users but leaves those of us who rely on laptops and desktops in the lurch. Windows 8, Ubuntu Unity, and GNOME have all radically changed in ways that leave personal computer users scratching their heads.

One user interface completely avoided this controversy: Xfce. This review takes a quick look at Xfce today. Who is this product for? Who should pass it by?
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RE: future of xfce
by kwan_e on Sun 8th Jun 2014 05:59 UTC in reply to "future of xfce"
kwan_e
Member since:
2007-02-18

I kind of wonder about the future of xfce. I like the DE, but I wonder if gtk2 is a dead end.


Linus, who hates C++, chose to have his program "Subsurface" converted to Qt because it was too hard to do basic things.

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RE[2]: future of xfce
by tylerdurden on Sun 8th Jun 2014 19:48 in reply to "RE: future of xfce"
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17


Linus, who hates C++, chose to have his program "Subsurface" converted to Qt because it was too hard to do basic things.


Huh? What does this mean?

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RE[3]: future of xfce
by kwan_e on Sun 8th Jun 2014 21:08 in reply to "RE[2]: future of xfce"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

"
Linus, who hates C++, chose to have his program "Subsurface" converted to Qt because it was too hard to do basic things.


Huh? What does this mean?
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It means not even the suckiness of C++ (in Linus' view) was enough to stop him from ditching GTK2 in favour of Qt. This is how much GTK2 is a dead end from the point of view of one developer.

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