ANNOUNCE: Xfce 4.8pre2 released

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at
Sun Dec 5 17:18:29 CET 2010

Xfce 4.8pre2 is now available for download.

It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:

  exo 0.5.5
  gtk-xfce-engine 2.6.0
  libxfce4ui 4.7.5
  libxfce4util 4.7.4
  libxfcegui4 4.7.0
  thunar 1.1.5
  thunar-vfs 1.1.1
  xfce-utils 4.7.3
  xfce4-appfinder 4.7.1
  xfce4-dev-tools 4.7.3
  xfce4-panel 4.7.6
  xfce4-session 4.7.2
  xfce4-settings 4.7.6
  xfconf 4.7.4
  xfdesktop 4.7.4
  xfwm4 4.7.3

Release tarballs can be retrieved from the following mirrors (please
note that it may take a few hours for the mirrors to catch up):

A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here:

Release notes for 4.8pre2

We are pleased to announce the second preview release of Xfce 4.8. This
release marks the beginning of the string freeze. From today on until
the final release, strings may no longer be changed in the master branch
of Xfce core components. This will help translators to prepare their
translations for the final release scheduled on January 16th, 2011.

For this release we focused on fixing bugs in all Xfce components.  We
managed to close a great number of them thanks to all the persons who
reported them and tested proposed fixes quickly.

A few minor panel features were added despite feature freeze. We also
managed to work on two long time requests: proper support for editing
the application menu with menu editors (Alacarte being the one that we
tested) and integration with the Compiz viewport. Of course, this
release also features a lot of new and improved translations thanks to
the amazing work of our translation teams.

A list of all changes is available on:

We hope you will enjoy this release. Please give us feedback by sharing
your thoughts, blogging, tweeting, denting or by filing bug reports.
With your help, 4.8 will be the best release ever (at least until

Kind regards and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this

The Xfce development team

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