Interview with lead developer of XFCE

Benedikt Meurer

What are Xfce’s long term goals? What is the Xfce vision for the future?

Hm, this is difficult… one thing is of course to maintain simplicity, in order to keep the fun in it. Besides that, I plan to add better support for laptop users (I’m using some of the GNOME stuff here today, but it doesn’t really work reliably, and doesn’t integrate properly into the desktop) and even better volume management (to Thunar). Also a working NetworkManager frontend for Xfce would be nice, but maybe fixing nm-applet would also do the job here (and help gnome users). That’s for the next year…For the long term goals: I think the most important goal is still being lightweight and easy to use.

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