How to maintain non-core stuff?

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sat Feb 19 13:07:58 CET 2005

Benedikt Meurer wrote:

> Back on the non-core stuff topic started by Botsie some time ago, I 
> did some thinking about this last night, and I came to the conclusion 
> that it would be nice to maintain non-core stuff, that has a strong 
> relation to Xfce (like Xfmedia, Terminal, libexo, InstallIt, MousePad) 
> in Xfce CVS as well, as a separate toplevel module (maybe xfce-apps or 
> some cool name w/o a "xf" or "xfce" in it). This would offer several 
> advantages; most importantly, it would open the projects in question 
> to a wider range of people. For example, Brian would have direct 
> access to libexo for xfmedia, Olivier would no longer think that the 
> installer generator is closed source :-), and so on.
> This is only for the repository now, there's no need for the 
> application to adhere to the Xfce release cycle, or any other 
> commitment for the application maintainers.
> So, can we agree on this? Opinions?

Yeah, I think I'd be up for putting Xfmedia in Xfce CVS.  I like having 
it at home, but there's really no good reason to keep it there, and 
several good reasons to move it elsewhere.  Subversion would be even 
better.  There are tools for importing CVS history, right?


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