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#1 2015-03-01 23:13:20

Anaconda
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From: Vancouver Canada
Registered: 2008-12-04
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The new Xfce

For those of you who actually like Xfce, yesterday they released a new version.

Take the tour here. http://xfce.org/about/tour

Among other things they have improved the tiling feature.


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#2 2015-03-02 01:42:44

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Registered: 2009-10-18
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Re: The new Xfce

Looks pretty good.  Might have to give it a look when it makes its way into Debian testing.
I hope that will happen before testing is aliased to Buster.

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#3 2015-03-02 07:50:30

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Re: The new Xfce

It made it into Arch [testing] yesterday but it may stay there a while -- it's a bit buggy apparently.
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=194313

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#4 2015-03-02 18:15:26

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Registered: 2013-10-10
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Re: The new Xfce

Currently switched back to xubuntu 14.04 (= ubuntu+xfce) and made it as crunchy as possible, aside from pipe menus (which can be manually "created" with launchers), and a few visual differences, gives me more or less everything #! does.

I have always liked xfce, "Windows 98/XP" but so much better in every way.... ]:D

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#5 2015-03-03 03:20:22

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From: Winnipeg, MB Canada
Registered: 2009-07-08
Posts: 263

Re: The new Xfce

The thing I noticed the most was that the majority of the screen-shots were rendered via OpenBSD.   The BSD's seem to get less love as the years go by via the DE's.  XFCE seems to go against that trend.


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#6 2015-03-03 21:27:19

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From: Las Vegas > US
Registered: 2009-09-14
Posts: 1,647

Re: The new Xfce

I am one of the Dev/Testers for Xfce-4.12 ...

We, may be, too late for installing all the necessary  xfce packages and meta-xfce for the upcoming Debian-8 Jessie.
Debian-Devs have Xfce-4.10.0 (maybe 4.11.2) for sure - will in Jessie.


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#7 2015-03-03 22:02:29

pvsage
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Re: The new Xfce

^ In LXDE Jessie rc-1:

~$ apt show xfce4
Package: xfce4
Version: 4.10.1

I do have high hopes for Debian getting 4.14 into 9.0 Stretch...then again, I've been accused of being an optimist.

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#8 2015-03-04 21:30:54

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Registered: 2013-11-15
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Re: The new Xfce

HY you can try it in voidlinux : info, download here


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#9 2015-03-05 13:22:55

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Registered: 2010-08-03
Posts: 93

Re: The new Xfce

Available in testing repos of MX linux wheezy as well.

http://main.mepis-deb.org/mepiscr/mx-test/pool/test/x/

Last edited by anticapitalista (2015-03-05 13:23:30)

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#10 2015-03-05 16:55:49

vrkalak
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Registered: 2009-09-14
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Re: The new Xfce

I just, downloaded and installed - Xubuntu-14.04b1 ... the first update, installs xfce-4.12


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#11 2015-04-07 17:52:03

hhh
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Registered: 2010-08-04
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Re: The new Xfce

I didn't realize that a bunch of the packages have been available in Debian experimental for a few weeks now. I've upgraded my jessie stand-alone xfwm4 packages (xfwm4, thunar, xfce4-appfinder, xfce4-settings) and everything looks good. Especially nice are the tile-to-corner window-drag/keyboard shortcuts and the redesign of the Alt+Tab window switch (list-view option available, normal view shrinks properly when less than 3 windows are open). Very nice!

-edit- lol, screenfetch in the first screenshot lists Emerald as the WM...
https://screenshots.debian.net/screensh … _large.png

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#12 2015-04-14 20:16:54

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Re: The new Xfce

Bleh. I've reverted  back to 4.10. The Alt-Tab appswitcher has a serious flaw... you can select the app to switch to with the mouse now? Why would you want to do that with a keyboard-activated widget? So now you Alt-Tab to bring up the widget, and if your cursor happens to be over one of the apps you see 2 highlighted icons.


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