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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/14 | Fedora 14 ]]  
 
* Targeted release: [[Releases/14 | Fedora 14 ]]  
* Last updated: 2010-01-14
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* Last updated: 2010-06-14
 
* Percentage of completion: 10%
 
* Percentage of completion: 10%
  
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The Xfce project has been working on a new version, 4.8 for quite a while now.
 
The Xfce project has been working on a new version, 4.8 for quite a while now.
  
{{admon/important | Schedule is tight! | The [http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.8/schedule Xfce 4.8 development schedule] is currently estimated to be very close the [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Schedule schedule of Fedora 13].}}
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The [http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.8/schedule Xfce 4.8 development schedule] is currently estimated to have a release on 2010-06-12, which didn't happen.  
  
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! Date !! Xfce !! Fedora
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| 2010-02-01 || Xfce 4.8pre1 ||
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| 2010-02-09 ||  || '''[[ReleaseEngineering/FeatureFreezePolicy|Feature Freeze]]'''
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| 2010-02-16 ||  || [[Alpha_Freeze_Policy| Alpha Freeze]]
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| 2010-03-01 || Xfce 4.8pre2 ||
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| 2010-03-02 ||  || Alpha Release
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| 2010-03-23 ||  || Beta Freeze
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| 2010-03-29 || Xfce 4.8pre3 ||
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| 2010-04-06 ||  || Beta Release
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| 2010-04-12 || Xfce 4.8final||
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| 2010-04-27 ||  || Final Freeze
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| 2010-04-29 ||  || Compose Release Candidate
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| 2010-05-11 ||  || F13 Release
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This means:
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* We only have 8 days from the release of Xfce 4.8pre1 till Feature Freeze. If release is delayed, we might need to drop the feature as it needs to be in a testable state for feature freeze.
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* Fedora 13 Alpha will come with Xfce 4.8pre1 (15 days from release to Alpha freeze)
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* Fedora 13 Beta will come with Xfce 4.8pre2 (22 days from release to Beta freeze)
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* Fedora 13 RC will come with Xfce 4.8final (15 days from release to Final freeze)
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Additionally, a dist-f13-xfce tag will be used to coordinate the package builds, so impact on rawhide will be
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== Benefit to Fedora ==
 
== Benefit to Fedora ==

Revision as of 17:40, 14 June 2010

Contents

Xfce 4.8

Summary

Update Xfce to the upstream 4.8 release with many new improvements and features.

Owners

  • email: kevin@tummy.com, cwickert@fedoraproject.org

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 14
  • Last updated: 2010-06-14
  • Percentage of completion: 10%

Detailed Description

The Xfce project has been working on a new version, 4.8 for quite a while now.

The Xfce 4.8 development schedule is currently estimated to have a release on 2010-06-12, which didn't happen.

Will consult with upstream about release dates further.

Benefit to Fedora

Xfce 4.8 has a number of improvements and new features. A few of the more notable ones:

  • Xfce menu will support menu merging.
  • (Hopefully) bring back the graphical menu editor known from Xfce 4.4
  • Thunar is ported from thunar-vfs to gvfs
  • PolicyKit support in xfce4-session
  • Multilib enhancements for xfce4-panel plugins.

Scope

Existing packages will need to be updated to 4.8 in rawhide. Three new packages have been reviewed and will need to be imported:

Two packages will need to be Obsoleted and blocked from F13:

  • libxfce4menu (replaecd by garcon)
  • libxfcegui4 (replaced by libxfce4ui)

How To Test

New installs:

  • install rawhide/Fedora 13 on any machine.
  • yum install @xfce-desktop
  • confirm gdm offers Xfce4 as a session type
  • confirm you can select this session and login
  • confirm settings changes can be made and saved, and are found after a logout/login cycle.
  • confirm day to day desktop functions are working.
  • confirm all settings dialogs come up and work.

(More specifics can be added when final changelogs are available)

Updates:

  • confirm yum groupupdate 'XFCE' works and all packages are properly updated/obsoleted.
  • confirm the updated desktop works fine.

Contingency Plan

Revert to older Xfce 4.6 version. This may require a Epoch and rebuilding packages and plugins. Or if the dist-f13-xfce tag has not yet been merged back into rawhide, only reverts in cvs will be required.

Release Notes

  • Xfce has been updated to version 4.8. This version includes many enhancements and bug fixes. See the tour at http://www.xfce.org/about/tour for more information.

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