The future of Xfce (or beating the Gtk3 horse to death)

Allin Cottrell cottrell at
Tue Mar 19 18:19:51 CET 2013

On Tue, 19 Mar 2013, Nick Schermer wrote:

> On 2013-03-18 20:54, Liviu Andronic wrote:
>> So if Gtk3 indeed evolves to become incompatible with Xfce by having
>> hitherto standard functionality removed, what would Xfce do? Stick
>> with Gtk2, as remotely likely as it seems right now? Radically change
>> direction and switch to Enlightenment (
>> ), as Auke once
>> suggested and especially since Enlightenment seems more compatible
>> with the Xfce philosophy than Gtk3 given the direction in which the
>> latter is currently heading?
> Porting is not a real option, it maybe sound like that way but it would mean 
> rewriting Xfce entirely. So bad idea.
> There is nothing wrong with Gtk3, but you have to be patient.

Glad to hear it! I agree. I'm a refugee from gnome but am 
happy with Gtk (2 or 3), modulo the theming issues with 
version 3 that you mention.

Allin Cottrell
Department of Economics
Wake Forest University, NC

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