I tried to compile xfce 4.8 from scratch and most of it worked, but there was a problem that made it unusable for me, my system started to slow down, i launched top from the console to see what process was eating up all the resources and I found that the NetworkManager applet was at 90% CPU and 90% Memory, for some reason this didn't happen on Gnome only on this new install of XFCE 4.8.
I'm running Fedora 13, do you know what can be causing this? right now I rolled back to 4.6 but I'd really like to be able to browse remote folders with Thunar.
Disregard this, I found a way to install precompiled packages and it seems to be working OK.
You using Fedora? If so networkmanager is a hog of everything lol and god-forbid you use it on your machine used for wireless network testing it locks up airodump all the time..
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Desktop- Fedora XFCE x86_64
Netbook- Modified Fedora 14 security spin -fluxbox/Fedora XFCE