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Linux Orbit: Interview: 10 Questions with Olivier Fourdan of Xfce

Sep 28, 2000, 23:34 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Gowin)

[ Thanks to John Gowin for this link. ]

"In 1999, I realized that the main problem with Xfce was XForms not being free. Many distributions refused to include Xfce because of its dependency on XForms. Thus I decided to re-write Xfce from scratch, using GTK+, the well known graphical library : That's Xfce 3."

"Xfce 3.x has a lot more functionalities than Xfce 2.x (not even talking about Xfce 1.x), and GTK+ provides very intuitive widgets. Thanks to GTK+, I've implemented drag and drop (which was missing in XForms), increased configurabilty, etc."

"Now, some people see Xfce as a free CDE replacement. It's much more than that. First, it's not a clone, as it's not based on Motif but on GTK+. It doesn't feature all the stuff of the original CDE, but it's so much more easy to use and configure."

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