xfce4 development

edscott wilson garcia edscott at imp.mx
Tue Jan 28 18:08:37 CET 2003

El mar, 28-01-2003 a las 03:23, Olivier Fourdan escribió:
> Hi all,
> We now should enter a feature freeze for xfce4. 
> It doesn't mean that all developpment should stop right now, but rather mean we
> should concentrate on cleanup up the code, fixing remaining bugs, chase memory
> leaks, implement stuff that have been pending and required for a final release.

I was just preparing to start introducing the SMB network feature for
xffm (you will notice the changes in the CVS directory structure). But
this feature will probably take more than a month to complete, so I'll
put it on standby and concentrate on the bugs and the



> All stuff that are not started yet will be kept for 4.2 release. So, for the
> menu system and vfolder in xfdesktop, Botsie, if you can quickly write an api
> and plugins that can fit in that plan, go ahead. Otherwise, postpone (as you
> rightly said, if you can write an api, you don't have to write up all the
> plugins, just the mandatory ones).
> This apply for a session manager, for example. People can live without a session
> manager, which cause a big overhead anyway (ever wonder why gnome and kde take
> so long to start ? Partly because of the session manager, remove it and both
> start a lot faster)
> As for making xfce panel look/behave like window maker/kde/gnome/icewm/whatever,
> no thanks. Those projects have maintainers, people are free to go with those if
> xfce doesn't fit for them. I don't want xfce to be the kitchen sink of desktop
> environments :)
> I hope this makes things clearer. xfce4 won't stay in CVS and development state
> forever.
> Cheers,
> --
> XFce is a lightweight  desktop  environment  for  various *NIX systems. 
> Designed for productivity,  it loads  and  executes  applications fast,
> while conserving  system resources. XFce is all free software, released
> under GNU General Public License.    Available from http://www.xfce.org
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