ANNOUNCE: Xfce 4.10 released
nick at xfce.org
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:
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
In the 4.10 cycle we mainly focused on polishing the desktop and
improving the user experience in various ways. Highlights of this
- 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
- 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.
The Xfce development team
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