Where are the goals of XFCE.

Diego Jacobi jacobidiego at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 08:00:18 CEST 2008

Hi. I cant find the real goals of xfce.
I know about it of the fast and low resources DE. but it is just a few Mb
less than gnome and in some cases i need of nautilus to easily browse on my
lan by example.

Also it seems like many of the applications takes more memory that what it
Panel applets takes around 10 Mb, the menu button takes 14 and the clipman
But a simple application with a systray icon can take less than that.
As an example, Engage is much more lightweight and user-friendly.

At the end it is the samething to have xfce or gnome. I wish to have a
better mix between both, like the xfce panel, xfce-menu(with a couple of
features more), orage, a desktop like the nautilus one, and thunar using
gnome-vfs to browse the LAN.
Also there is some common features missing like suspend/hibernate support on
the logout window, right click menu on the main-menu or in the appfinder.
There isnt any drag and drop from appfinder to menu-editor, and this editor
doesnt edit the system menu like alacarte buggilly does.
The default size of the xfce control panel is so big that doesnt feet on a
800x600 screen computer.
And the appfinder is a great tool, with it, one can work without a panel and
just the launchers of engage. But appfinder doesnt allows you to do any more
than launching and shortcuts to xfdesktop. And the default selected category
(the "all") is the most laggy, so it adds 1 second or 2 to the start of it.

xfce can not be called lightweight anymore, i really want to see the goals
and on what improvements is working the xfce team.

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