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#226 2016-08-25 17:59:44

TheChickenMan
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

jlindgren wrote:
imran27 wrote:

I have been in love with XFCE, it is great to see the development still going

I am also glad there are still people working on it, but it worries me that most of the efforts seem to be going into porting small components to GTK3, while the "really uncomfortable behemoths" (to borrow a lovely phrase from Simon's blog post) seem to be stagnating.  With the three biggest components of the desktop (the panel, the window manager, and the file manager) still at 0% on the 4.14 roadmap, it seems that there is a lack of manpower.  But I hope that soon my worries will be proven unfounded. smile

I think I read somewhere that they wanted to get the GTK3 stuff banged out and done before they moved on to some of those other things.


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#227 2016-08-25 18:21:29

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Porting to an ever-changing API, including all the ifdefs for different distribution versions seems like a fun task. Not to forget, all on a volounteer's pay job. wink


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#228 2016-08-26 13:16:56

GordonGR
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I agree with jlindgren, too. And the many “I”s in Simon's blog post give me a spooky feeling…

However, I can't find an alternative to XFCE that I like. I went to XFCE when Gnome2 died, like many people. Now, with the MATE update drama in the forums, I said “let's give it a shot”, and I found it so unmodular that I couldn't believe I used it for years and years before meeting XFCE.


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#229 2016-08-29 08:44:36

imran27
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

jlindgren wrote:
imran27 wrote:

I have been in love with XFCE, it is great to see the development still going

I am also glad there are still people working on it, but it worries me that most of the efforts seem to be going into porting small components to GTK3, while the "really uncomfortable behemoths" (to borrow a lovely phrase from Simon's blog post) seem to be stagnating.  With the three biggest components of the desktop (the panel, the window manager, and the file manager) still at 0% on the 4.14 roadmap, it seems that there is a lack of manpower.  But I hope that soon my worries will be proven unfounded. smile

You're right.
His blog post gave me a hope to stay with XFCE. It would be lovely to see XFWM4 adding some basic animations, a visual cue of your actions is necessary.

Although, it would have been lovely to see them go to Qt5 instead. Just a personal preference. I am with GTK only because of XFCE, gnome-keyring, evolution.

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#230 2016-09-01 05:54:03

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

xautolock.


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#231 2016-10-01 09:36:22

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

I like SLiM, a lightweight display manager that fits really well in environmentes such as XFCE, LXDE and Window managers.

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#232 2016-10-02 01:16:26

Hund
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

livestreamer-curses - Even though it still works, it would have been nice to see some new features. smile

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#233 2016-10-25 07:51:15

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

adamlau wrote:

xautolock.

Still works... is there some security vulnerability I'm not aware of? I still use it along with slock for auto-screenlocking duties.

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#234 2016-11-06 19:23:47

adamlau
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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

No vulnerabilities that I am aware of. The application still works, but remains a dead project. I recently replaced it with xss (another dead project) across most of my boxes. Perhaps we can also view both xautolock and xss as feature complete without critical bugs whereby no additional development is necessary.

Last edited by adamlau (2016-11-06 19:24:12)


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#235 2017-03-13 15:05:46

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Re: Favorite dead open source project?

Super-wingpanel was the best desktop panel.

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