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The XFCE website seems to be alive, and distros like Xubuntu still use it. But XFCE hasn't been updated since 2015. Is the project dead?

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    Do not mix up the news update on the website with actual changes in the projects. Check xfce.org/projects and you'll see many updates from this November. – Fiximan Dec 19 '18 at 21:09
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    The roadmap github.com/lxqt/lxqt/wiki/Roadmap for LXQT hasn't updated since June '16, at the same time the current LXQT version 0.90 was released. So, LXQT isn't that much fresher than XFCE. – K7AAY Dec 19 '18 at 22:01
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because the answer to this Question could change over time and contains a matter of opinion ("should we stop using it?") – Jeff Schaller Dec 19 '18 at 22:30
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There hasn’t been a full release of Xfce for a while, but the project is still alive. The git repositories are very active, and a number of projects inside Xfce have had releases since Xfce 4.12: Thunar, the file manager, in October 2018, Ristretto, the picture viewer, in August 2018, etc.

  • Basically, the current development push is trying to get everything to work properly with GTK+ 3. I expect there'll be a full release (as opposed to the current piecemeal releases) once that happens. – Mark Dec 19 '18 at 22:14

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