Xfce 4.4.1 ?

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at xfce.org
Tue Apr 3 21:32:07 CEST 2007

Jani Monoses wrote:
>> sounds like it's worth a try at least. It would be *enticing* for developers if 
>> they would have some regular schedule of xfce releases, so you would have to 
>> have someone doing these releases on a tightly written down schedule. I wouldn't 
> Even without a regular Xfce schedule (which would be nice though IMHO) the component 
> developers are relieved from thinking about coordinating and other non-devel work and
> manage their own time at their own pace. 
I like this idea. In fact, if I remember correctly, one of the reasons 
for making Xfce 4 modular was to allow separate releases when needed.

> One thing that needs to be figured out though
> is version numbering. It would be confusiong to have Xfce 4.4.1 containing modules with
> different version numbers (4.4.x). An idea is components called 4.4.X.Y with Y increasing
> an X being the next stable Xfce minor version.
> Then when Xfce 4.4.X si released (say Xfce 4.4.1 with xfdesktop and panel
> restart the stable components names at .
Yes, we probably need a scheme like that. In the few occasions that we 
have done separate releases of a single component, we usually did 
something like It sounds a bit more natural to me to have fixes 
for the 4.4.x release have a 4.4.x.y version number, but your suggestion 
has the advantage that there is no need to do a version update before a 
coordinated release.


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