Many Updates To Xfce - Will xubuntu 11.10 Update To Them?

Maximilien Noal noal.maximilien at
Tue Feb 14 08:37:53 CET 2012

On 02/14/2012 03:11 AM, Conrad J. Sabatier wrote:
> On Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:48:51 +0200
> Mișu Moldovan<dumol at>  wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 12, 2012 at 18:37, Jesse Palser<SLNTHERO at>  wrote:
>>> Many Updates To Xfce - Will xubuntu 11.10 Update To Them?
>> Short answer: No.
>> Xubuntu probably only backports some of the fixes but it doesn't
>> update the 4.8.x packages that were released with version 11.10. The
>> new 4.8.x packages are going to appear in the next version of Xubuntu.
>> As for the new 4.9.x packages that pave the way to Xfce 4.10, they
>> will probably make it to Xubuntu 12.10, but that is up to Xubuntu
>> developers, such questions should better be directed to them.
>> Just my 0.02€,
> One of the main reasons why, after trying Ubuntu for a while, I
> returned to my beloved FreeBSD.  Package management under FreeBSD is
> just so much simpler.  I can install my own upgrades from Xfce and
> easily incorporate them into the package management structure without
> having to wait for the "official" update from the FreeBSD ports team.

At worst, there may be a PPA for Xfce 4.8 which is more up to date. But 
you have to be very careful when you choose one. And the more PPAs you 
use, the more it can get ugly.

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