Xfce 4.12 planned for March 2013
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While GNOME 3, Unity and KDE 4, with their releases frequently for quite a stir care to Xfce developed rather quietly, but very steadily forward. In March 2013, 4:12 Xfce see the light of publicity.
It is on 27 January and 10 and 24 February each give a prior publication of the new version to fix any errors. According to the release schedule , to be on 10 The final version will appear in March. Information about individual innovations are still scarce. One topic, however, the developer community. Should be the basis of Xfce 4.12 GTK2 or gtk3?
On the mailing list of the Xfce developers both positions are discussed. Those who make the decision ultimately seem to see gtk3 rather only with Xfce 4.14. Other voices hold a switch with 4.12 for the right way for a change, but could also live for the moment with an experimental implementation, while Xfce comes out 4.12 with GTK2.
The developer support GNOME 3 applets and Unity indicators in Xfce. This does the end for Gnome 2 applets, as the two toolkits are not compatible. Developers but is also aware that neither the panel of Gnome 3 Unity still enjoy the undivided affection of users. Unity indicators are also technically difficult to handle, since the interfaces often change, bringing out new releases as Xfce. This increases the servicing operations. Difficulties, the makers see also the interaction of GNOME 3 applets and the Xfce panel, as far as the automatic orientation and placement of the various elements in the user interface.