GTK+ 3

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Fri Oct 14 21:42:49 CEST 2011

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.
I could not find any proof of that : Lubuntu and Xubuntu use about the 
same amount of RAM at startup (I know Xubuntu is not so lightweight, but 
still), once the user has logged in and the HDD has stopped reading.

And a core xfce install on ArchLinux was a little lighter on RAM usage 
according to HTOP than a core lxde install ("core" Xfce + ArchLinux was 
only using 50 MB on an old x86 PC with 384 MB of RAM without swaping, 
and "core" lxde + ArchLinux was using about 10 MB more).

Finally, I precisely use Xfce mainly because it is lightweight, and 
remains to be so, despite what people believe. ;-)

However, I prefer one app from lxde, and it is gpicview, rathen than 
ristretto. Mainly because I can use the arrow keys to see the 
next/previous image, but that's off-topic.

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