Xfce's Early April Fool's Joke

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I saw a post on the Xfce blog Tuesday or Wednesday about changing versioning scheme of the next Xfce release. I saved the URL knowing that I'd want to write about it. Just thank goodness that a storm blew in and caused my computer to shut off. Otherwise, I might have never seen the Update 2. Dirty rats.

The Update 2 was a link to post on the Xfce mailing list post where Stephen Arts explained (and thoroughly enjoyed, btw) it was an early April Fool's joke, and I fell for it. The clue was supposed to be the final release date scheduled for April 1. I noticed it, but still didn't take the post as joke until I clicked the Update link. In fact, here's what my post almost was:

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