Future of XFce3

Biju Chacko biju_chacko at vsnl.net
Mon Jun 2 10:46:28 CEST 2003

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On Sun, 01 Jun 2003 23:29:58 -0700, Jack Coates wrote:

>  I'd like to see GTK2 support in XFce3, but I certainly don't want
>  GTK2 bad enough to switch to XFce4, so I would welcome continuation
>  of the XFce3 code if it happened, FWIW. My tune might change when
>  XFce4 hits a beta or RC status and can be installed with ./configure
>  && make && make install, but that's then and this is now.

A GTK2 version of Xfce3 is probably not worth the effort involved.

As for XFce4, BETA-1 will be released any day now. The only thing
holding back the release is time constraints on the part of the
developers. There is no technical reason stopping us.

If you pull down the CVS snapshot, there is nothing stopping you from
doing ./configure && make && make install (Or a 'make rpm' if you
prefer) today. 

IAC, the general consensus seems to be that Xfce3 should be maintained,
so I don't think that it's going to be obsoleted anytime soon.

The main issue is that somebody has to step forward to maintain the
codebase. The fact that it works *today* is no guarantee that it will
continue to do so.

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