Mar 29, 2009

XFCE 4.6 makes it into Debian Experimental

After a long long wait, Debian Experimental is finally blessed with XFCE 4.6. To install it you have to enable the experimental repository. Put this line in your /etc/apt/sources.list file somewhere:

#Debian Experimental
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ experimental main non-free contrib



Next run an update and upgrade:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


Finally, grab the XFCE 4.6 packages:
sudo apt-get install xfce4 -t experimental


There are a number of improvements in XFCE 4.6 but the big winner for me is the multiple selection of icons on the Desktop. Something that other DE (including LXDE) have been doing forever.

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