[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 3645] New: Xfce needs to be able to schedule releases in the past

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           Summary: Xfce needs to be able to schedule releases in the past
           Product: Xfce
           Version: unknown
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: trivial
          Priority: Medium
         Component: general
        AssignedTo: xfce-bugs at xfce.org
        ReportedBy: erikharrison at gmail.com

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From the recent thread regarding 4.4.2

Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> On 11/2/07, Fernando Maróstica <fmarostica at fmarostica.org> wrote:
>> 2007/10/17 or 2007/11/17 Benedikt?
> We are not yet able to schedule releases in the past.

I think this is a -major- failing of Xfce. If we want to be able to really
compete with Gnome on the desktop we need to stop thinking of ourselves as
volunteers in an open source project, and start thinking of ourselves as
benders of time and space.

Gnome has moved to a regular release schedule, and it's getting more and more
difficult to keep up. Even the step of making our major version number (4)
permanently double Gnome's (2) has done little to stop the onslaught of minor
release numbers that increase -every six freaking months-.

Scheduling Xfce releases regardless of time/space coordinates is the only way
to take Xfce to the next level, except for maybe adding a display manager.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Check email
2. Notice that Future Olivier has yet to release Xfce

Note - due to causality, the reproducibility of this bug may not only vanish,
but cause this bug report to disappear as well.

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