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== Current status ==
 
== Current status ==
* Targeted release: [[Releases/19 | Fedora 19 ]]  
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* Last updated: 2013-01-29
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This feature depends on the upstream 4.12 schedule: http://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.12/roadmap
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This feature depends on the upstream 4.12 release, which is scheduled at the 28th February or 1st March 2015, according to https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-dev/2015-February/031057.html
  
 
== Contingency Plan ==
 
== Contingency Plan ==

Latest revision as of 20:58, 13 March 2015

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Feature Name Xfce-4.12

Summary

Updates the Fedora Xfce desktop to 4.12. This release incorporates minor changes and bugfixes to the lightweight Xfce desktop.

Owner

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

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 23
  • Last updated: 2015-02-23
  • Percentage of completion: 10%


Detailed Description

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

Benefit to Fedora

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

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

How To Test

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

User Experience

  • Exo is improved to look for more applications in preferred apps
  • Allow building of some core packages against gtk3 for testing. gtk2 versions will still be the ones distributed.
  • Remove old code thats no longer used in some components.
  • Many minor improvements in the Thunar file manager.
  • Improved history in xfce4-run
  • Improved multi monitor support.

Dependencies

This feature depends on the upstream 4.12 release, which is scheduled at the 28th February or 1st March 2015, according to https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-dev/2015-February/031057.html

Contingency Plan

Packages would stay the 4.10 versions.

Documentation

http://docs.xfce.org/

Release Notes

  • To be determined.

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