ANNOUNCE: Xfce 4.10 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Sat Apr 28 23:26:22 CEST 2012

Xfce 4.10 is now available for download.

It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:

  exo 0.8.0
  garcon 0.2.0
  gtk-xfce-engine 3.0.0
  libxfce4ui 4.10.0
  libxfce4util 4.10.0
  thunar 1.4.0
  thunar-volman 0.8.0
  tumbler 0.1.25
  xfce4-appfinder 4.10.0
  xfce4-dev-tools 4.10.0
  xfce4-panel 4.10.0
  xfce4-power-manager 1.2.0
  xfce4-session 4.10.0
  xfce4-settings 4.10.0
  xfconf 4.10.0
  xfdesktop 4.10.0
  xfwm4 4.10.0

Individual tarballs are available for download now:

A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here:

Release notes for 4.10

Today, after 1 year and 4 months of work, we are pleased to announce
release of the Xfce desktop 4.10, a new stable version that supersedes
Xfce 4.8.

In the 4.10 cycle we mainly focused on polishing the desktop and
improving the user experience in various ways. Highlights of this
release are:

- A new application finder that has been completely rewritten and
  combines the functionality of the old xfce4-appfinder and xfrun4.
- The panel now has an alternative vertical display mode (a deskbar).
  What is more, panel plugins can be arranged in multiple rows, which
  is particularly useful in the deskbar mode.
- A new MIME type editor that allows you to easily change applications
  used for opening different file types. The mouse and touchpad
  dialog and the settings editor were extended in terms of
  functionality. The former now supports tablets in a much better way.
- It is now possible to launch applications and open files on the
  desktop with a single click of the mouse. In addition, the 4.10
  desktop can display thumbnails and automatically advance through the
  wallpaper list.
- The window manager can be configured to tile windows when dragging
  them to the screen edges. The tab window (Alt+Tab) supports more
  flexible theming and cursor key navigation.

An online tour of the changes in Xfce 4.10 can be viewed here:

A detailed overview of the changes compared to Xfce 4.8 and Xfce 4.10
preview releases can be found on the following page:

This release can be downloaded either as a set of individual packages
or as a single fat tarball including all these individual versions:

Thank you all the contributors, bug reporters, as well as translators
and packagers for your efforts in making this release possible.

Best regards,
The Xfce development team

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