Only 4 months ago I had published a post which meant to debunk the rumor that Xfce project is dead – XFCE Isn’t Dead – Here’s Some Of Its Latest Progress (Images Included).
Since the project was already way behind its own schedule back then (about 1.5 year late), it was completely understandable why people would think that.
However today, in addition to the good news of Xfce still being alive and kicking, there are also more good news regarding the final release date of its next iteration – Xfce 4.12:
“we’re writing to you proposing a concrete release date for 4.12 about a month from now, the weekend of February 28 and March 1. As we have discussed the status and progress of core components with many of you individually, we feel confident that the state of Xfce is good enough to polish some final edges and push more translations until then.”
Wrote Simon Steinbeiß, one of Xfce’s main developers, on their mailing list.
As of current, it seems most of the devs who are concerned with the matter are leaning towards accepting the proposal, though it’s not yet clear enough what are the new features it’s going to have.
For instance, one example of Xfce’s latest progress is the work done on its xfwm window previews in alt-tab –
– It is still unclear whether it’s going to be included in upcoming release or not.
Nevertheless, new window previews or not, I’m sure many people would be excited to hear that a new version is finally going to be materialized.