GTK+ 3

jp.guillemin jp.guillemin at
Fri Oct 14 19:20:56 CEST 2011

Gnome may deprecate because everybody feels it's bloated. So you think 
that XFCE should follow the same path : stop being lightweight to become 
bloated, to follow the tradition ?


On 10/14/2011 06:55 PM, dE . wrote:
> Hi.
> Hello devs, great job with the DE. I'd been personally used the DE for 
> a year and now I'm thinking of replacing Gnome with it for deployment.
> First I'd like to write what I think people think about xfce after 
> Gnome 3 arrived. People don't see Xfce as a light weight DE anymore, 
> they see it as a mainstream DE, a replacement of Gnome 2 which I think 
> has started to deprecate (someday it will); the lightweight section 
> has been replaced with lxde; Even Linus announced, he's quitting Gnome 
> in favor of Xfce.
> So I suggest the Xfce project should change it's goal towards being a 
> lightweight DE to a mainstream DE -- i.e. more feature rich but it's 
> main objective should be  being user friendly and retaining the 
> classic desktop to avoid migration cost and retraining. At this time, 
> this's what people expect from Xfce. Around release of Gnome 3, 
> searches for xfce has been increasing -
> People searching for gnome and xfce together means they're trying to 
> migrate -
> <>
> It'll continue to increase but only if xfce does what people expect it 
> to do -- be the mainstream.
> My main question was -- what about GTK 3 migration? It has to be done 
> someday.
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