Xfce 4.16 enters development phase

Xfce developer Simon Steinbeiß recently published a blog saying that v4.16 has started development and introduced the new features that will be introduced in this release. Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment on UNIX-like operating systems that follows the UNIX modularity and reusability philosophy. It contains a large number of components and has the full functionality that a modern desktop environment should have.

The current 4.16 development roadmap has been made public and details the tasks and objectives of each phase. As can be seen from the roadmap, Xfce 4.16 will be in mid-2020. The features in the plan are as follows:

Features that Affect the Entire Xfce Core

  • Migrate from exo-csource to xdt-csource: projects using exo-csource needs to be updated (need to call the new binary)


Please don’t take the features listed on these pages as obligatory. Keep in mind that they may or may not make it into the 4.16 release, depending on the time the individual developers have.

Changes in Dependencies

  • Drop optional Gtk2 dependency
  • New dependency on libgtop (system information in libxfce4ui/xfce4-about)