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The Road to Xfce 4.14 Desktop Environment Continues, Aiming at Full GTK3 Porting

Xfce 4.14 will be a transitional release where the main goal is to port all of the desktop environment’s components to the GTK+ 3 toolkit, just like the MATE team did with the release of the MATE 1.18 desktop environment. For now, the supported GTK+ 3 version appears to be 3.20, but support for GTK+ 3.22 series is coming too. And the good news we want to share with you today is that almost all of Xfce’s core components were successfully ported to GTK+ 3, including xfce4-settings 4.13.0, xfce4-session 4.13.0, garcon 0.6.0, xfdesktop 4.13.0, xfce4-panel 4.13.0, tumbler 0.1.90, exo 0.11.2, and libxfce4ui 4.13.1.