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XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby GeneC on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:59 am

Phoronix Article
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Xfce 4.12 Desktop Is Moving Along For Release Soon

Posted by Michael Larabel on January 24, 2013

While all of the talk recently in the Linux desktop world is about GNOME 3.8, KDE 4.10, or the desktop forks like Consort and Cinnamon, the Xfce desktop continues moving along vigorously. The next major release, Xfce 4.12, is due out in mid-March.

Xfce 4.12 is due to be released in March and early on there was talk of Xfce 4.12 using GTK+3 as it's toolkit rather than GTK2. However, it was ultimately decided that a full conversion to GTK3 won't happen for the 4.12 release.

What has been happening to Xfce 4.12 is slowly transitioning to the newer version of the tool-kit using by GNOME. Xfce 4.12 is aiming to be GSEAL compliant (a compiler macro for pointing out direct access to object fields rather than using the accessor functions, as recommended by GTK3) and to stop using custom/deprecated GTK widgets. Using the appropriate functions and stop relying upon old functionality is a major step towards ultimately migrating to GTK3, which may happen in Xfce 4.12's follow-on release.

Xfce 4.12 also aims to partly support GTK3 by allowing the parallel building of GTK2 and GTK3 libraries for libxfce4ui and Exo. Core components will also be allowed to optionally compile against GTK3 for testing purposes. GTK2 though will remain the official toolkit target for Xfce 4.12. (The GTK+3 migration in libxfce4ui is described as being about 60% complete, as of September when the Wiki page was last updated.)

Aside from the slow toolkit transition, there's improvements for end-users to be found with Xfce 4.12. The Thunar file-manager in Xfce 4.12 (Thunar 1.6) supports for changing multiple file properties when selecting multiple files, invert selection, drops user directories, improves in volume (including mounted remote locations) handling, improved shortcuts in the side pane, and tabs are now finally supported by Thunar.

Other changes to Xfce 4.12 include API clean-ups within libxfce4util and improved multi-head configuration with basic support for an extended desktop mode.

Xfce 4.12pre1 is expected to happen this coming sunday (27 January) along with entering the feature freeze and soft string freeze for this next major release. Xfce 4.12pre2 is expected in mid-February, Xfce 4.12pre3 in late February, and then the Xfce 4.12 final release around the middle of March.

More details on Xfce 4.12 can be found out from the Xfce Wiki.
http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.12/roadmap
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Re: XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby viking777 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:10 pm

Hello Gene, as you are a regular Xfce user can you help this guy out:

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Re: XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby GeneC on Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:34 pm

Hey Viking.... :)

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DONE!... :wink:
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Re: XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby viking777 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:04 pm

Thanks sport, I added my 10 cents worth as well (something I forgot earlier). :D
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Re: XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby jungle_boy on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:36 pm

I am a old kde user, and after a gnome user, now I loving xfce...
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Re: XFCE 4.12 to be released in March.

Postby jjaythomas on Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:02 pm

Anyone know...?

Using the 'xfcenext' repo from siduction (as used in 'unofficial-lmde-xfce') is going to update to 4.12 when ready? Or siduction (debian sid) going to start a new repo for?

Just hoping/wondering
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