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This change mirgrates Xfce desktop evironment (DE) to latest version provided by upstream developers. This is a near complete GTK-3 migration of the DE.
  
 
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This change would result in fewer packages depending on the older GTK-2 libraries and move Xfce to using a modern toolkit.  
 
 
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* A fresh install should have fully functional Xfce DE
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Fedora 29 ships with Xfce 4.13 components. Xfce-4.13 features near complete GTK-3 migration.
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Revision as of 00:30, 20 July 2018

Changes/Xfce-4.13

Summary

Owners

  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 2018-07-20
  • Tracker bug: <will be assigned by the Wrangler>

Detailed Description

This change mirgrates Xfce desktop evironment (DE) to latest version provided by upstream developers. This is a near complete GTK-3 migration of the DE.

Benefit to Fedora

Other GTK-based DEs such as cinnamon and MATE have already migrated to using GTK-3 libraries. This change proposes to migrate the popular Xfce DE to the latest GTK-3 based versions upstream developers have released.

This change would result in fewer packages depending on the older GTK-2 libraries and move Xfce to using a modern toolkit.

Scope

  • Proposal owners:
    • Update core xfce packages to 4.13
    • Rebuild plugins once core packages are build
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: #Releng issue number (a check of an impact with Release Engineering is needed)
    • [[Fedora_Program_Management/ReleaseBlocking/FedoraTemplate:29|List of deliverables]]: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

User Experience

  • A fresh install should have fully functional Xfce DE
  • Upgrade from Fedora 28 or older should show no visible changes to the end users.
    • GTK-3 applications will be better integrated

No special configuration or hardware needed.

Dependencies

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: (What to do? Who will do it?) N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks product? product

Documentation

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Release Notes

Fedora 29 ships with Xfce 4.13 components. Xfce-4.13 features near complete GTK-3 migration.