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Fedora Xfce Spin

RahulSundaram initiated the effort to create a Fedora Xfce spin (A installable Live CD) for Fedora 8 and above releases. It is now maintained collectively by the Fedora Xfce SIG.

The Xfce SIG (Special Interest Group) is a group of Fedora contributors that contribute towards Xfce in Fedora. Their mission is to define a high-quality Xfce experience to Fedora users and developers in maintaining packages, documentation, infrastructure and helping each other in all Xfce related efforts.



(in alphabetic order)

  1. Fabian Affolter (Security Spin maintainer)
  2. Andi Artz (Testing&QA, Podcast, AskFedora)
  3. John Babich (Xfce user and documentation writer)
  4. Luis Bazan (Xfce user and co-maintainer of the Package-x-generic-16.pnggreybird)
  5. Nick Bebout (Xfce user, nb on IRC)
  6. Randy Berry (Xfce user / Testing)
  7. François Cami (Xfce user and co-maintainer of the Package-x-generic-16.pngxfce4-xkb-plugin)
  8. Eduardo Echeverria (Xfce user and maintainer of Package-x-generic-16.pngxfce-theme-manager)
  9. Kevin Fenzi (Package maintainer)
  10. Raphael Groner (Xfce user, tester, packager)
  11. Dominic Hopf (Xfce user and maintainer of Package-x-generic-16.pnggeany and Package-x-generic-16.pnggeany-plugins)
  12. Miro Hrončok (Xfce user, tester and Czech translator)
  13. Charlie Kravetz (Xfce user / Testing & QA)
  14. Ali Erdinc Koroglu (Xfce user, Testing & QA, Package maintainer)
  15. Aleksandar Kostadinov (Xfce user / Testing & QA)
  16. Ian Laurie (Xfce user / Testing & QA)
  17. Johannes Lips (Xfce user and translator)
  18. Athmane Madjoudj (Testing & QA / Packager and user)
  19. Jon Masters (Xfce user, jonmasters on IRC)
  20. Robert Mayr (Packager, user)
  21. Adam Miller (Xfce Spin maintainer)
  22. Marcus Möller (Testing & QA)
  23. Sean Mottles (Xfce user / Testing & QA)
  24. Gerd Pokorra (Xfce user / Testing & QA)
  25. Josef Radinger (package comaintainer xfce4-equake-plugin / German Xfce translation team)
  26. Mukundan Ragavan (Package maintainer)
  27. Ignacio Rodríguez (Xfce user, ignacio on IRC)
  28. Steven Rosenberg (Xfce user)
  29. Jayson Rowe (Xfce user)
  30. Jeff Sandys (Xfce user)
  31. Zachary Snyder (Xfce user, supporter / Fedora Design Team)
  32. Michael Spahn (Xfce user / Fedora Ambassador / BugZapper)
  33. Thomas Spura (Part-time Xfce user and (co-)maintainer of Package-x-generic-16.pngwhaawmp)
  34. Matthias Summer (Xfce user / BugZapper)
  35. Viorel Tabara (Xfce user)
  36. Simon Wesp (Xfce user)
  37. Christoph Wickert (Package maintainer, Team lead of German Xfce translation team
  38. Filipe Rosset (Xfce user, tester and maintainer of Package-x-generic-16.pngxfce4-equake-plugin and Package-x-generic-16.pngxfce4-whiskermenu-plugin)
  39. Glenn Johnson (Xfce user)

Joining the SIG

Joining the Xfce SIG is as simple as being part of Fedora and having a love for Xfce. Once you are a contributor to Fedora, you can join the SIG by adding your name above and communicating with the rest of the team in the usual Fedora channels .

How you can help

If you have no idea how to help us with providing a good and qualitative excellent release of Xfce in Fedora here are some proposals where we need help:

  • Packagers: There are so many interesting packages that are not yet packaged for Fedora. Package it to improve the user experience.
  • Reviewers: Only a few persons are doing the xfce-related reviews. Help us reviewing so that more packages could be included.
  • Testers: If you love Xfce use the development version or the updates-testing repository and report bugs, bugs, bugs, request enhancements or features. We need your feedback to improve Xfce.
  • Bugs: Become a BugZapper and help us with Xfce related bugs.
  • Documentation writers: Make sure that documentation of Xfce is high quality and complete in Fedora.
  • Release Notes: Help with writing the release notes
  • Wiki: Maintain and keep it updated with end user information.
  • Artists: To provide a matching theme for nodoka-theme and other Xfce related artwork

IRC Channel

We have informal chats about Xfce development in #fedora-devel IRC channel in Refer Communicate page for more information.

Mailing List

Package Requests

The following is a list of Xfce centric packages people would like to see packaged up and maintained for Fedora:

Package Name Brief Description Review (or Spec) Maintainers Status
xfce4-embed-plugin This plugin enables the embedding of arbitrary application
windows into the Xfce panel.
done hannes promoted on Mailing List
xfce4-kbdleds-plugin This plugin shows the state of your keyboard LEDs:
Caps, Scroll and Num Lock in Xfce panel..
done hannes promo on Mailing List