Can we get a status update for 4.6?

Moritz Heiber moe at
Wed Jul 16 21:10:03 CEST 2008

As for a release date: The alpha release has been pushed back until
Brian's back from Cairo which gives the rest of the team enough time to
implement all settings related changes and we'll probably be able to
ship the alpha without any component dependent on mcs.



On Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:39:13 +0200
"Jasper Huijsmans" <jasper at> wrote:

> Hey guys,
> I was wondering what the overall status was of the Xfce 'platform'
> modules, that is the libraries and the new settings system.  I know
> I'm not of much use to Xfce currently, but at least I'd like to test
> the latest stuff.
> For starters, the design of the new config system is not completely
> clear to me. We have the following components:
> - xfconf
>   - xfconfd : settings store
>   - xfsettingsd : XSETTINGS daemon. Data retrieved from xconfd?
> - xfce4-settings
>   - xfce4-settings-helper : I know I should just read the sources, but
> anyone care to explain to me what this does?
>   - xfce4-settings-manager : collect the different settings
> executables and present a single dialog with the available options
> BTW, as far as I can tell, xfwm4 is the only module that still depends
> on xfce-mcs-manger, is that correct? I know there a bug, tracking the
> progress here, so I'll see if I can use those patches to get a
> rudimentary mcs free system ;-)
> The other thing is that I'm not entirely sure about the state of the
> GUI libraries: libxfcegui4 vs. libxfce4ui. Can we remove one of these
> yet, or is that post-4.6?
> I have a little bit of free time the next two weeks, so I'll see if I
> can fix a bug or two (I haven't completely abandoned Xfce, you
> know...)
> Cheers,

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