It is rare that there is a post on the Xfce blog so when there is it is worth taking notice. Today there was a status report on the Xfce development. Those of us who use Xfce know that development is slow. It is probably an open secret that the next version will be ported to GTK3.
Today’s post clarifies what is happening and the current progress. There are some interesting comments such as no new features. Can we expect that 4.14 will be indistinguishable from 4.12 for most users? It appears so. Also there is no mention of Wayland so it appears that too will be pushed back.
It is good news that Xfce development is continuing and it is great to hear what is going on because communication with users is probably one area Xfce handles poorly.
Source: Road to Xfce 4.14