Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on February 28, 2007 11:29 PM
I have had a good time reading the article, and the comments posted above. And i think some things need a bit of clarification.
First of all, the size of libgtk (2.10.6) is 3.4MB.
Add glib-2 to that (2.12.4) which is 600KB.
Of libqt_mt (3.3.7) this is 7.2MB.
So either toolkit is just a small thing compared to anything else.
It is not important if the developer itself does not care about memory-usage and speed.
If any of you people asking how long Xfce will keep it's light-weight character had taken a look on the xfce4-dev mailing-list archives, you would have seen that before any feature is added the first question asked is 'can it be done the right way?.
This is also the main reason there are so little releases of Xfce. (the time between 4.2.0 and 4.4.0 was over 2 years) A feature will only be implemented if it can be done neatly.
About the topic itself:
The reason xfdesktop behaved weird was because D-BUS support was not enabled. If you press F5 / Ctrl-R you can force an update.