Xfce 4.8pre2 is now available for download.
It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:
exo 0.5.5 gtk-xfce-engine 2.6.0 libxfce4ui 4.7.5 libxfce4util 4.7.4 libxfcegui4 4.7.0 thunar 1.1.5 thunar-vfs 1.1.1 xfce-utils 4.7.3 xfce4-appfinder 4.7.1 xfce4-dev-tools 4.7.3 xfce4-panel 4.7.6 xfce4-session 4.7.2 xfce4-settings 4.7.6 xfconf 4.7.4 xfdesktop 4.7.4 xfwm4 4.7.3
Release tarballs can be retrieved from the following mirrors (please note that it may take a few hours for the mirrors to catch up):
http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.8pre2/src http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre2/src http://www.p0llux.be/xfce/xfce/4.8pre2/src http://www.ca-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre2/src
A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here:
http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.8pre2/fat_tarballs http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre2/fat_tarballs http://www.p0llux.be/xfce/xfce/4.8pre2/fat_tarballs http://www.ca-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre2/fat_tarballs
Release notes for 4.8pre2
We are pleased to announce the second preview release of Xfce 4.8. This release marks the beginning of the string freeze. From today on until the final release, strings may no longer be changed in the master branch of Xfce core components. This will help translators to prepare their translations for the final release scheduled on January 16th, 2011.
For this release we focused on fixing bugs in all Xfce components. We managed to close a great number of them thanks to all the persons who reported them and tested proposed fixes quickly.
A few minor panel features were added despite feature freeze. We also managed to work on two long time requests: proper support for editing the application menu with menu editors (Alacarte being the one that we tested) and integration with the Compiz viewport. Of course, this release also features a lot of new and improved translations thanks to the amazing work of our translation teams.
A list of all changes is available on:
We hope you will enjoy this release. Please give us feedback by sharing your thoughts, blogging, tweeting, denting or by filing bug reports. With your help, 4.8 will be the best release ever (at least until 4.10)!
Kind regards and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this release,
The Xfce development team