What are the objectives for Xfce 4.4?
benedikt.meurer at unix-ag.uni-siegen.de
Wed Feb 2 16:13:57 CET 2005
Auke Kok wrote:
> Biju Chacko wrote:
>> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>> Biju Chacko wrote:
>>>> * We need to get rid of the concept that one module == one package.
>>>> The current plethora of packages is a pain and detracts from our
>>>> image of being lightweight. Ideally, we ought to have just
>>>> xfce-core, xfce-applications and xfce-devel. If we do this
>>>> correctly, it should still be possible for people who only want a
>>>> single module (most probably xfwm4) to get only it.
>>> I'm not seeing how this would work. The first part seems to me to be
>>> directly contradictory with the second. If we have an xfce-core
>>> package, how do you just install xfwm4 out of it? Think of the
>>> children! Er... packagers. I don't want to say "everyone else does
>>> it the single package way, so we should too", but... well, yeah.
>>> It's done this way for a reason, and unless it's demonstrably better
>>> to do it another way (I'm not convinced it is), then it should stay
>>> the same.
>> I was thinking that it should still be possible to checkout
>> xfce4/xfwm4 and get a buildable module, nothing more than that.
>>>> * Move xfcalendar, xfterminal, xfmedia, mousepad into a separate
>>>> project called 'xfce applications'. Add all new utilities to this
>>>> project. Core probably already has all the modules that need to be
>>> Nuh-uh. I like maintaining Xfmedia on my own website, and that's
>>> where it's gonna stay.
>> Thats fine. The point is that there should be a clear focus on what
>> the xfce project does, ie the desktop and only the desktop.
>> Applications should be elsewhere, either in personal cvses like
>> xfmedia or in a common repository for stuff that may be worked on by
>> multiple people.
>> -- b
> might I suggest something like 'directory.xfce.org' that shows a rather
> static list of Xfce applications and components? Should not be that hard
> to maintain, and can even be wiki based if setup separately of the main
> site. Other alternatives are also possible, and the residence on the
> main site would make it impartial towards xfce-goodies/berlioz... we
> just want to show (as xfce devs) that there are many xfce applications
> out there!
Such a page is already available at
which lists the available 3rd party apps. I started this page because
there was a demand for such a list. If anybody wants to maintain this
list instead (probably using directory.xfce.org), that would be very nice.
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