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    Xfce 4.6?

    Does anyone have any idea if xubuntu will move to XFCE 4.6 any time soon? I'm ready to try out the new features after reading all about it.

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    Re: Xfce 4.6?

    jaunty already has 4.6: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...ty&section=all

    if you're asking for intrepid then the answer is no

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    Re: Xfce 4.6?

    Ok. Sweet. Thanks

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    Re: Xfce 4.6?

    I updated to 4.6 beta by adding a new repository for the xubuntu dev team. The upgrade seemed to go smoothly but upon reboot there was a lot of fixing for me to do. After that it was faster than 4.4 and worked very well.

    For 4.6 final, I used the two graphical installers on the official xfce site. The installers warn you of any dependencies you are missing (in my case quite a few development libraries). After installing those the installers continued.

    On reboot, I chose the new Xfce4.6 from the Session button on the login screen and it loaded perfectly. Everything pretty much worked fine (had to reset my custom key shortcuts manually and the Xfce4 Settings Manager shows duplicate entries but that is all).

    Doing it this way is like installing Xfce4.6 as a new desktop environment so if you look in Synaptic, you'll see the old version from Xubuntu.

    Since it is only a couple of months until Xubuntu 9.04 is out with Xfce4.6 this was the easiest way for me to get the new Xfce4.6 and it worked without any issue. 4.6 is a vast improvement over 4.4 and definitely worth the effort.

    If you don't want to use the installers I am sure someone will post a repo entry so you can upgrade via synaptic (if they haven't already).

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    Re: Xfce 4.6?

    Hello,

    I have a PPA with all Xfce 4.6 packages for Ubuntu Intrepid and Ubuntu Hardy, plus some of the Xfce Goodies.

    https://launchpad.net/~jerome-guelfucci/+archive/ppa

    Have a look at my blog for more details: http://jeromeg.blog.free.fr/index.ph...nd-Ubuntu-8.10

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    Re: Xfce 4.6?

    I've just updated too, and I have problem with interface, its broken! All buttons and interface elements looks very bad! And yes, all hot keys dont work, can everybody help me? Thanks.

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