The Xfce Team is pleased to announce the availability of Xfce 4.2.0, the next major version of the Xfce Desktop Environment and Development Framework for Unix and Unix-like platforms. Xfce 4.2.0 can be downloaded here.
Xfce 4.2.0 includes new applications like a session manager and an application finder, a new and beautiful icon theme, support for bleeding-edge features (like the X.org Composite extension), usability and performance improvements, better support for multihead desktops, new and updated translations, additional themes, and various other improvements over the previous stable releases. See this page for a complete list of changes between Xfce 4.0 and Xfce 4.2.
Furthermore, Xfce 4.2 is the first desktop environment to ship with an easy-to-use and platform-independent graphical installation wizard, which takes care of compiling and installing Xfce on your system. Visit the os-cillation installers website for download links and instructions.
If you want to try Xfce 4.2.0 first, without installing anything on your system, you might want to try the Xfce Live Demo 0.2, provided by os-cillation, to discover the power and efficiency of Xfce.
A short trailer that introduces Xfce 4.2.0 is available in high- and low-bandwidth versions here.
I usually don’t post here, but this blog is too quiet these days. The calm before the 4.2 storm, maybe?
So… let’s write some pointless chatters.
First, I’m sure there is an evil goblin in my house. I’ve lost two of my three computers in a month, including the laptop (fried CPU and hard-drive failure), and my main machine behaves oddly, whereas it was working like a charm since my last Debian installation in 2002… I’m going to install again the whole system tonight and/or tomorrow and/or the day after, so I’ll unplug myself from the internet and I’ll be back asap. I don’t know yet if I’ll choose Debian again, or switch to lunar linux, even if I’m not a source-based distro fan, for a compile-time duration question.
You may have noticed that xfce.org now only shows one screenshots page. This allows to decrease drastically the bandwidth usage, including the distributed one, and finally, I prefer it like this. On the other hand, I’ll try to create a page somewhere else in order to show all the numerous and nice Xfce 4.1.99.x screenshots that the users have sent to me, probably on the Xfce goodies server.
Maybe you have noticed that the FAQ (and overview and documentation pages) have been rewritten too. If you have other Q&A ideas, they are welcome, as long as they are hm… relevant :P
I’m glad that Benedikt’s new Terminal received quite positive feedback. It’s a really great terminal application.
At last, here is a screenie. Of what? Of my desktop! You know, the one that the evil goblin is trying to annihilate. Why the hell couldn’t I show my desktop like everybody does already?? ;))
Thanks to Marcus Moeller, who already provides Xfce packages for Suse 9.1, the Xfce wiki is back online. It includes all data collected on the previous Biju Chacko’s wiki page.
Here is a new toy to play with!
The goal of this site is to provide yet-another-way to communicate for the XFce developers and contributors community, but a less serious one. We already have the XFce main website, which provides official news, resources, documentation, screenshots etc… But because of its multi-languages support, and because of the choice of easy portability that prevailed in its original specifications, xfce.org is quite static. So I guess it was a bit frustrating for XFce developers not being able to post even a little news on it. Thanks to Bachman, XFce users have their own successful forum (more than 470 registered users!). The wikiweb provided by Biju Chacko is the place to suggest new features for XFce. And of course we also have the mailing-lists. This weblog is not intended to be *solely* XFce-centered, even if it sets up a good tool to centralize XFce related (but “unofficial”) informations, and discuss some ideas. But it could be a good place to post an unrelated interesting/funny link too, or to recommend the latest CD of your favorite deathmetal band :P
– You have to be registered to post.
– When you post, choose to allow/disallow comments.
Thanks to Auke and Chuck!