xfce4 development

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Tue Jan 28 17:52:44 CET 2003

> > http://moongroup.com/pipermail/xfce4-dev/2002-September/000514.html
> >
> > xfwm was way too complicated to maintain, bugs were hard to track down. 
> > xfwm4 is a lot better, the code is cleaner and faster. You may not be 
> > sensitive to these arguments, but in the long term, that will make a
> > difference.

> No offense, but these excuses are ridiculous.  They ignore usability out
> of convenience for developers.  Different architecture isn't an excuse for
> different funtionality, IMO.

C'mon, gimme a break. The functionality is not different, you can still shade
the windows, either by using the shade button or the menu entry or double click
on the title bar if you assign double click to that action.

xfwm4 is a lot more themable than xfwm, and some theme have no menu button (see
b5 or b6 for example). There must be a way to access the menu for such themes.
the left mouse button is assigned to this functionality. FYI, metacity and kwin
work the same.

XFce is a lightweight  desktop  environment  for  various *NIX systems. 
Designed for productivity,  it loads  and  executes  applications fast,
while conserving  system resources. XFce is all free software, released
under GNU General Public License.    Available from http://www.xfce.org

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