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Xfce 4.14 released

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Today, after 4 years and 5 months of work, we are pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.14, a new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.12.

In this 4.14 cycle the main goal was to port all core components to Gtk3 (over Gtk2) and GDBus (over D-Bus GLib). Most components also received GObject Introspection support. Along the way we ended up polishing our user experience, introducing quite a few new features and improvements (read below) and fixings a boatload of bugs (read changelog).

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Joey Sneddon's coverage of Xfce 4.14 release

  • Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released, This is What’s New

    It’s been in development for over 4 years, but this weekend finally saw the long-awaited release of Xfce 4.14.

    Xfce 4.14 is the latest stable version of this lightweight desktop environment, and sees all core components ported to GTK3, most gain GObject introspection support, and everything else benefit from refinement and bug fixes.

    For instance, the window manager xfwm4 now supports Vsync, works better with HIDPI monitors, and leverages XInput2. It also boasts better integration with proprietary Nvidia drivers, and sports a new default theme.

    There’s an improved tasklist plugin available for the Xfce panel utility, now sporting grouped window indicator. This joins a new per-panel “icon-size” setting and a new default clock format.

XFCE 4.14 Released. Here’s What’s New.

  • XFCE 4.14 Released. Here’s What’s New.

    As per the XFCE development roadmap, the major goal of XFCE 4.14 was to port all core modules and components to GTK3 from GTK2 and GDBus. Due to this migration, users can experience more faster and polished UI experience with XFCE 4.14.

The lightweight desktop environments champion version 4.14

  • The lightweight desktop environments champion version 4.14 is here !

    XFCE is one of the best Linux desktop environments, its lightness, fast performance and High customization capability, made it very popular among Linux users, especially those with weak hardware.
    Despite the slow development of the project, we are surprised from time to time with new and impressive versions that bring with it a lot of improvements and new features.

Xfce 4.14 officially released, here is what’s new

  • Xfce 4.14 officially released, here is what’s new

    A piece of good news for this morning! Xfce desktop environment v4.14 is finally here, courtesy of 4 years and five months of efforts by the development team.

    If your ears found Xfce as something unheard of, let’s briefly discuss what the software is all about. Xfce is an attractive, simple desktop environment aimed at UNIX-like operating systems, which include Linux and BSD. Plus, it does not go all out on the system resources as well, as the software is made to be lightweight. Users are to find Xfce with popular operating systems, such as Manjaro, Xubuntu, Linux Mint, and Fedora.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Arrives After More Than 4 Years

  • Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Arrives After More Than 4 Years, Here's What's New

    Xfce 4.14 comes 4 years and 5 months after Xfce 4.12, a release that it is probably included in the software repositories of almost all Linux-based operating systems. The goal for Xfce 4.14, as the developers explain, was to port all of the core components to the latest GTK3 and GDBus open-source technologies, instead of the old GTK2 and D-Bus GLib.

    "In this 4.14 cycle the main goal was to port all core components to Gtk3 (over Gtk2) and GDBus (over D-Bus GLib). Most components also received GObject Introspection support. Along the way we ended up polishing our user experience, introducing quite a few new features and improvements and fixings a boatload of bugs," reads the release announcement.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released After 4 Years and 5 Months

  • Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released After 4 Years and 5 Months of Development

    The Xfce team pleased to announce the release of the Xfce desktop 4.14, a new stable version of 4.x series on 12th Aug, 2019.

    It was released after continues development of 4 years and 5 months, finally we saw this long-awaited release.

    In this release, they were ported all core components to Gtk3 (over Gtk2) and GDBus (over D-Bus GLib).

    Most components also received GObject Introspection support.

    Along with this, they had added quite few new features and improvements and fixed some bugs.

Four more years! Four more years! Svelte Linux desktop Xfce

  • Four more years! Four more years! Svelte Linux desktop Xfce gets first big update since 2015

    In contrast to the frenetic pace of updates now typical in the software industry, the team behind Xfce, a lightweight desktop for Linux, have released version 4.14 nearly four-and-a-half years since the last stable release, 4.12.

    Xfce aims to be fast, consume minimal resources and embody the UNIX philosophy of modularity. Its features include a window manager, a desktop manager, a file manager and an application finder.

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