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Latest revision as of 15:42, 28 May 2012


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[edit] Feature Name Xfce-4.10

[edit] Summary

Updates the Fedora Xfce desktop to very 4.10. This release incorporates major changes to the core of the Xfce desktop environment and many bugfixes and improvements.

[edit] Owner

  • Email: kevin@scrye.com, cwickert@fedoraproject.org

[edit] Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-05-04
  • Percentage of completion: 100%


[edit] Detailed Description

This update fixes many bugs and improves the lightweight and featurefull Xfce desktop.

[edit] Benefit to Fedora

Fedora Xfce users will have the latest software from Upstream and enjoy an improved experience.

[edit] Scope

Xfce core packages need to be upgraded. (17 packages):

 exo
 garcon
 gtk-xfce-engine
 libxfce4ui
 libxfce4util
 thunar
 thunar-volman
 tumbler
 xfce4-appfinder
 xfce4-dev-tools
 xfce4-panel
 xfce4-power-manager
 xfce4-session
 xfce4-settings
 xfconf
 xfdesktop
 xfwm4

xfce-utils needs to be obsoleted (it's replaced by xfce4-session in 4.10)

Some xfce panel plugins may need reworking to work with the new panel.

[edit] How To Test

The full Xfce-4.10 desktop tests should be run on this feature. Any common desktop functions should work.

[edit] User Experience

  • New application finder replaces the old application finder and xfrun4 with many new features.
  • New Deskbar mode for the panel for vertical panels
  • Settings helper has been integrated with xfsettingsd, saving a process.
  • Settings dialogs have been reworked to provide a cleaner/pluggable setup.
  • Basic Synaptics and Wacom settings in the Mouse settings
  • New MIME-type editor
  • Thunar gained a more polished layout to reduce space usage and more responsive interaction with the thumbnail generator.
  • Xfdesktop has received various improvements, including single-click support, desktop icon thumbnails and better pasting of files.
  • The Session Manager has improved power management code, tips have been removed and cleanup sessions from the interface
  • Xfwm4 now has support for tiling windows and arrow key navigation in the task switcher.

http://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.10pre1 has a full list of changes in pre1.

[edit] Dependencies

The release of 4.10 was on 2012-04-28

[edit] Contingency Plan

Packages could be downgraded with Epoch if needed, but there should be lots of time to fix any issues.

[edit] Documentation

http://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.10pre1

http://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.10pre2

http://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.10

http://docs.xfce.org/

[edit] Release Notes

  • New application finder replaces the old application finder and xfrun4 with many new features.
  • New Deskbar mode for the panel for vertical panels
  • Settings helper has been integrated with xfsettingsd, saving a process.
  • Settings dialogs have been reworked to provide a cleaner/pluggable setup.
  • Basic Synaptics and Wacom settings in the Mouse settings
  • New MIME-type editor
  • Thunar gained a more polished layout to reduce space usage and more responsive interaction with the thumbnail generator.
  • Xfdesktop has received various improvements, including single-click support, desktop icon thumbnails and better pasting of files.
  • The Session Manager has improved power management code, tips have been removed and cleanup sessions from the interface
  • Xfwm4 now has support for tiling windows and arrow key navigation in the task switcher.

http://xfce.org/download/changelogs/4.10pre1 has a full list of changes in pre1.

[edit] Comments and Discussion