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#26 2024-05-29 22:02:14

steff98
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Registered: 2024-05-29
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Re: Estimate the total number of Xfce users

Thank you very much for XFCE!

I use it for 11 years, 10 years on Linux and 1 year on FreeBSD.

XFCE runs on every pc and laptop in my familiy. My mother in law use it on openSUSE Leap, my wife on Linux Mint.

Today the FreeBSD 2024 Community Survey was published: approx. 20% of the FreeBSD Users use XFCE :-)

Best regards

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#27 2024-05-30 20:05:40

aquinas
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Registered: 2023-07-28
Posts: 3

Re: Estimate the total number of Xfce users

Pardon my presumption and allow me to speak for the millions of XFCE users that never post on forums and don't have gitlab accounts;  Thank you to ALL the XFCE developers, past and present.

I'm am one of those that don't post unless there is a problem and, even then, I search forums for answers before posting a new topic. I've been using XFCE on Arch for years. I don't post there, either. MX is the distro that introduced me to XFCE. Never posted there either. Now I feel bad. wink

A low user statistic is testament to the fact that the DE is solid and without telemetry. I doubt that the even entire user base of desktop Linux itself is anything but a wild guess.

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#28 2024-06-16 23:00:12

Dude Guyman
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Registered: 2023-07-13
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Re: Estimate the total number of Xfce users

Alexander Schwinn wrote:

Actually, I can't believe in these numbers ... if so many people are using Xfce, I would expect much more activity on the IRC/matrix channels, bug reports / forum, etc.

I'm not surprised at those numbers at all. The vast majority of us using it, you will never hear from. If we have a bug, we just wait and "it goes away", or we dig around a bit and see forum posts or bug reports already ongoing, so we don't say anything, or everything else just works good enough. The folks you would actually see using IRC, making bug reports or that even know how to do so, are tiny.

Example, Thunar often crashes/closes (for years now) when right clicking a file/folder to make an archive, after the archive completes. This is the very first time I've mentioned it anywhere because it doesn't actually hurt anything. The archives seem to get made successfully and you just reopen Thunar. Honestly, if it did interfere with making the archive, I'd just find a different way to make them or move to MATE or something, you would not see me on IRC. Not worth trying to install/learn find the IRC channel, or registering at some cryptic bug report site to complain about it. Also most know IRC is basically dead. You can go in there and say "Halp!?!?" and no one may answer for hours/days.

MANY people use Xfce and never speak a word. Several of the best, most popular distros default to, or have a fully supported flavors of it. Manjaro, MX Linux, a couple others I forgot.

Thanks for your work!

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#29 2024-06-17 12:58:55

Alexander Schwinn
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Registered: 2016-03-26
Posts: 9

Re: Estimate the total number of Xfce users

Thank you for your comments ... just let me put some updates regarding the most recent one:

Dude Guyman wrote:

we just wait and "it goes away"
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Example, Thunar often crashes/closes (for years now) when right clicking a file/folder to make an archive, after the archive completes.

Haha, excellent example ... fixed meanwhile in thunar-archive-plugin 0.5.1  smile

More details in the related merge request.

> Not worth trying to install/learn find the IRC channel

Note that meanwhile we moved to Matrix   big_smile 

> or registering at some cryptic bug report site to complain about it.

Looks like you did not try for a long time ... we do have gitlab.xfce.org since 2020, which is much more fun to use than the sometimes cryptic good old Bugzilla.

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#30 2024-06-18 04:26:22

Danielsan
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Registered: 2017-11-22
Posts: 87

Re: Estimate the total number of Xfce users

Revolution! ⚔️


Debian ~ Devuan & FreeBSD + XFCE = <3

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