Xfce 4.4.1 ?

Nick Schermer nickschermer at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 08:40:49 CEST 2007

On Tue, 03 Apr 2007 08:40:47 +0300, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at gmail.com> wrote:
> All core devs seem to have little time, and this is aggravated by the fact
> that the times they do have time do
> not overlap. This was seen in the 4.3 cycle as well. Several times when a
> release seemed close, someone did not
> have time to finish, so the others felt ok with starting new features,
> then the roles reversed.
> The panel, wm, session and desktop are very independent of each other.
> What do others think of such a Xorg style release process? Everyone can do
> it at his pace, and when the release
> managers have time they just pick the latest stables and do not need to
> urge or block on others.

I agree here, although we should only do this for 4.4.x releases (so we can get bug fixes out quicker), but not for 4.x releases, because that will be a mess. I mean a 4.6 xfdesktop that depends on libxfce4menu and libxfce4ui and a 4.4 version of xfce4-panel that still depends on libxfcegui4 is not an ideal situation.

So only independent bug fix releases for the Xfce core components, other projects like Thunar, Terminal and Mousepad can do whatever they want as long as they don't break with the latest stable release. For 4.5 we might want to consider independent beta's and rc's but that's not going to happen in the near feature ;).


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