GTK+ 3

Mike Massonnet mmassonnet at
Fri Oct 14 19:29:02 CEST 2011


2011/10/14 dE . <de.techno at>:
> 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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