Xfce 4.8 released

“Today, after almost two years of work, we have the special
pleasure of announcing the much awaited release of Xfce 4.8, the
new stable version that supersedes Xfce 4.6.

“We hope that everyone will enjoy this release as much as we do.
Sadly, this will not be the case as the folks using any of the BSD
systems will notice a sudden loss of features. We think that this
announcement is a good opportunity to express our disagreement with
the recent “Linux-only” developments in the open source ecosystem,
especially with regards to the utilities we need in desktop

“Xfce 4.8 is our attempt to update the Xfce code base to all the
new desktop frameworks that were introduced in the past few years.
We hope that our efforts to drop pieces like ThunarVFS and HAL with
GIO, udev, ConsoleKit and PolicyKit will help bringing the Xfce
desktop to modern distributions.”


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