Minor XFce history lesson (was: Re: panel iconify buttons)

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Sun Sep 22 10:30:11 CEST 2002

Hi Botsie,

CDE has two buttons, one to close the panel (on the left), another one
to iconify it (on the right side), just like xfce3


On Sun, 2002-09-22 at 04:57, Biju Chacko wrote:
> On 21 Sep 2002 19:34:56 -0400, Joe Klemmer wrote:
> > 	That was the basic idea that spawned XFce.  Olivier wanted a
> > CDE'like GUI and, initially, wrote a panel that ran on top of fvwm. 
> > This was back when XFce was built from XForms (which is where the name
> > came from).
> > 
> > 	Some of us COB's like XFce because it can be very CDE looking
> > and feeling yet is not weighed down by the bloat and junk that CDE
> > has. I, personally, think that XFce is so much more than CDE ever was
> > (yet, strangely enough, everything that CDE wanted to be).  I've only
> > seen very few things that CDE does than XFce doesn't and most of those
> > are cosmetic.
> But Joe, you didn't tell us whether CDE has the iconify buttons! BTW,
> any links to CDE screenshots ?
> -- b
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