Last night I caught wind of the Xfce 4.6 alpha (codenamed Pinkie). Congratulations guys, it looks like its shaping up to be a fine release.
Why blog about this (other than its awesomeness)? Well one bit I did notice was that they have a gconf alternative called xfconf, and of course unlike our current gconf it is entirely dbus based. And, on hearing a suggestion, a rumor, a murmur that GNOME is all about the people and the community… I think it would be cool if we could work with the Xfce guys on this one. I mean their project uses GObject, dbus and has the same goal, right? I’m told we want an ORBitless desktop. So whats stopping us from sharing this part of our desktop?
If you see technical limitations of their system (I haven’t looked, I assume sanity and beauty), instead of a rant about it here why not go forth and help them out? Community, community, community.
Of course it could be that dconf or gconf-dbus (our 2 non-mainline gconf-orbit replacements) would be a good fit for Xfce too.
Heres to a *conf-dbus for GNOME 2.26.