After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3.
For openSUSE, we continued to polish the default experience by adding new packages that complete the desktop and make it more approachable to new users.
– Switched to xfce4-screensaver, the new Xfce screenlocker, from xscreensaver
– Added xfce4-panel-profiles, a tool to back up and restore your panel layout configuration as well as layout presets
– Added mugshot, a tool to easily input personal information and a user avatar. It is integrated into the Whisker Menu
– Added lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings, a tool to easily configure LightDM
– Added gnome-disk-utility, a disk management tool that allows you to partition disks and mount ISO files
New GTK Theme
In the process of updating to Xfce 4.14, we decided that we wanted to have our very own GTK theme. Thus, Greybird Geeko was born.
Based on the popular Greybird Xfce theme, Greybird Geeko is an official spin with an openSUSE look & feel and other improvements, such as a dark variant of the theme.
A special shout out to Carson Black who carried out the work and maintains this theme! For a quick overview, please check out the screenshots.
A big “thank you” to everyone who got involved in this release!
More information about Xfce on openSUSE is available at https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Xfce.