Posted by: Anonymous
on October 24, 2008 07:35 PM
(Disclaimer: I'm an Xfce developer, so I'm certainly biased.)
"Screen realstate: Please, don't waste it. Not everybody works at 1900x1200. I now have a server running Xubuntu with an old 15" CRT monitor. 1024x768 is too much for it."
"The configuration dialog in 'Applications' is wider than 1024."
My laptop has a screen resolution of 1024x768; it's my primary machine and what I use to hack on Xfce. All the settings dialogs are well below that width. Height is our main issue; the one or two dialogs that could potentially be taller than 800 pixels have scroll bars as a temporary fix until they can be redesigned properly.
"...if I choose KDE as a base, and somehow would see using XFCE as memory saving, it's a problem (for me) having to use Gnome libs."
This doesn't make any sense to me. Xfce does not use GNOME libs. Xfce uses glib and gtk+, which are fundamental to its operation.
"Isn't gtk still procedural?"
Gtk+ has been object-oriented since at least 2001 or so. Yes, it uses C, with an OO layer written in C (which is at times a little clumsy and verbose), but it's definitely OO.
"Suggestion: Qt or Fltk"
That's pure crack. That would require a rewrite of the *entire* desktop environment, and wouldn't really fit with the goals of the developers at all. If you don't like Gtk+-based desktops, use KDE, E17, or one of the lighter-weight desktops that don't use Gtk+ or Qt. And Fltk? Really? Sorry, but I like my desktop to look decent.