GTK+ 3

Matt x edelstahl at
Sat Oct 15 00:43:35 CEST 2011

dE .,
    What changes do you think xfce needs to become "mainstream", "easy 
to use", and "feature rich"?  It already seems easy to use to me; no 
harder or easier than Gnome2 was.  It already has almost all the 
features I want (or will in 4.10) except the non-essential 
just-for-looks ones.


On 10/14/2011 12:55 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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