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Old 03-14-2011, 07:46 PM   #16
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Debian is usually very slow to implement new release applications. They are usually two or three versions back compared to other distros. This is due to Debian's priority of stable operation of their operating system. Debian may not utilize Xfce 4.8 for another couple years.

It's strange that your Settings Manager looks just like the version in 4.8, though. It's different in my 4.6 in Slackware, as shown in that screenshot above.

I'm stumped, my friend.
Old 03-15-2011, 10:58 AM   #17
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Is this something that will eventually be updated for Squeeze or would it wait until the next Debian release??
No,Debian stable only receives bug fixes and security updates for existing packages,not newer package versions.
You *might* find Xfce 4.8 is in Debian Backports at some point:

This is one reason why many Debian users use Testing or Unstable.
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I'll take a guess that "Testing" is more stable than "Unstable".

Are there any Live images of "Testing" somewhere that I can at least try out to see if it will load/run?
Old 03-16-2011, 11:28 AM   #19
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There is the Debian live project,but it doesn't appear to be using Wheezy yet.Worth a look anyway:

As regards to Testing and Unstable both can be fairly stable most of the time.
There will be lots of packages entering Unstable at the moment after the release of Squeeze,so there is the potential for more bugs/problems than normal.
Lots of people run Unstable without problems,so don't let that put you off.

The `unstable' directory contains a snapshot of the current development system. Users are welcome to use and test these packages, but are warned about their state of readiness. The advantage of using the unstable distribution is that you are always up-to-date with the latest in GNU/Linux software industry, but if it breaks: you get to keep both parts :-)
This is taken from the following:

Packages filter down into Testing once they have been in Unstable for a period of time and have no significant bug reports against them.
For more Testing information see here:

Which is right for you? I don't know,your call.


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