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Old 2nd January 2011, 10:10 PM
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Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

Xfce 4.8pre3 is now available for download.

http://www.xfce.org/documentation/changelogs/4.8pre3


It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:
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exo 0.5.6
gtk-xfce-engine 2.7.0
libxfce4ui 4.7.6
libxfce4util 4.7.5
libxfcegui4 4.7.0
thunar 1.1.6
thunar-vfs 1.1.1
xfce-utils 4.7.4
xfce4-appfinder 4.7.2
xfce4-dev-tools 4.7.4
xfce4-panel 4.7.7
xfce4-session 4.7.3
xfce4-settings 4.7.7
xfconf 4.7.5
xfdesktop 4.7.5
xfwm4 4.7.4
some of you may wanna compile it into rpm's

Release tarballs can be retrieved from the following mirrors (please note that it may take a few hours for the mirrors to catch up):

http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.8pre3/src
http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre3/src
http://www.p0llux.be/xfce/xfce/4.8pre3/src
http://www.ca-us.xfce.org/archive/xfce/4.8pre3/src

A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here

http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.8pre3/fat_tarballs
http://www.tx-us.xfce.org/archive/xf...3/fat_tarballs
http://www.p0llux.be/xfce/xfce/4.8pre3/fat_tarballs
http://www.ca-us.xfce.org/archive/xf...3/fat_tarballs

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Today we are pleased to announce the third and hopefully final preview release of Xfce 4.8 which is set to be pushed out to the public on January 16th, 2011. Compared to Xfce 4.8pre2 this release mostly features translation updates and bug fixes.

With christmas and new year’s eve between 4.8pre2 and 4.8pre3 it comes as no surprise that for most components only a few issues were tackled.

Among other things we updated the default keyboard shortcuts to include monitor keys. The status icon of the file manager’s progress dialog is now properly hidden when the dialog is destroyed. It’s wallpaper plugin is now capable of handling filenames with spaces. The environment variables of commands launched from the Xfce run dialog were not set properly, so we fixed that so that commands launched from the dialog always inherit the environment of the Xfce session.

We also made the --reboot and --halt parameters of xfce4-session-logout work again which previously simply logged out the active user. In order to avoid a race condition at session startup and in order to speed things up a little more we no longer use xrdb to update xft and cursor settings and instead, update the related XSETTINGS properties ourselves.

In the window manager xfwm4, we aligned the time period required for a double click with that of normal applications. Via the hidden option “/general/mousewheel_rollup” one can now disable windows being rolled up via the mouse wheel. The window manager now also properly handles resolution changes in fullscreen windows like those appearing in games. Xfwm4’s application switcher now only appears once in cloned mode.

This may sound like a few useful fixes but it’s nothing compared to the amount of work that went into the new Xfce panel once again. Around 20+ known bugs and regressions were fixed. Here is a short excerpt of the complete changelog: Translation domains were fixed for external plugins, plugins can be reordered with DND again, double-clicking items in the item editor shows their preferences, dragging items to the item editor dialog removes them from the panel again, tasklist windows can now be filtered by monitor. Another issue that appeared recently and has now been fixed is the icon sizing in the notification area, also known as the systray.

Xfce 4.8pre3 also features a lot of translation updates, as can be seen in the complete changelog on

http://xfce.org/documentation/changelogs/4.8pre3

Since we’re following the Xfce release model for 4.8, we’d normally announce code freeze and the creation of early lifecycle support branches today. We decided against this because there are not enough people active to take care of all this at the moment. So we will continue fixing bugs in master branches as we did between 4.8pre2 and 4.8pre3.

We’re hoping that you will enjoy today’s release. Thanks a lot to everyone contributing this time around! We’re pretty sure 4.8 is gonna rock.

Kind regards,

The Xfce development team

P.S.: Happy new year everyone!

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Old 6th January 2011, 01:17 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/cwickert/xfce-4.8/
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Old 6th January 2011, 09:29 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

i dunno if the latest is in there though leigh
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Old 7th January 2011, 02:59 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

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i dunno if the latest is in there though leigh
Seriously?
You do know you can compare the version strings to determine this right?
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Old 7th January 2011, 10:12 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

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Seriously?
You do know you can compare the version strings to determine this right?
yeah seriously

you missread my post. knowing some redhat people were away on holidays i didnt think 4.8pre3 would have been compiled
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Old 17th January 2011, 11:50 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

And the final is out:

http://www.xfce.org/about/news/?post=1295136000

Looking forward to trying it!
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Old 17th January 2011, 11:59 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

its already on the LiveCD''s. i just couldnt use it the other day as GDM would flicker and wouldnt let me in
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Old 20th January 2011, 08:24 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

Anyone kind enough to tell me how to update to xfce 4.8 from fedora 14?
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Old 20th January 2011, 09:44 PM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

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Anyone kind enough to tell me how to update to xfce 4.8 from fedora 14?
Add this repo http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/cwickert/xfce-4.8/ however if you try a F15 Rawhide xfce cd it might work, i cant Guarantee GDM wont flicker though

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Old 21st January 2011, 05:34 AM
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Re: Xfce 4.8pre3 released!

I have installed it, need to do adjustment because of dependency (removing xfce4-xfapplet-plugin, padevchooser), removing some directory (otherwise it won't let me upgrade thunar).

I don't have flickering GDM, but i have flickering X. First time I enter xfce session, it was fine. Then i try to play around to test the new display config. I uncheck my external monitor and my laptop monitor start to flicker. I killed X, but then it crash without even reloading GDM.

I was forced to restart. upon restart, GDM was fine, but when i enter my session, it is flickering in laptop screen and no output for monitor. Both was fine in GDM, before login. Then I tried setting it up via gnome and then restart 9same reason, try killing X, not comeback), and relogin, my display was mirrored. I will try again later tonight. Most likely not xfce4.8 fault as it was already that way when i tried to fiddle with display in GNOME before.

Additional info, when i enter gnome-control-center and then mouse setting, it is flickering as well. Any idea what cause it?
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