Version for 4.6.1?

Stephan Arts stephan at
Tue Apr 14 23:25:15 CEST 2009

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:08 PM, Olivier Fourdan <fourdan at> wrote:
> Hi,
> The question comes and goes from time to time, so I think it's time to
> discuss that again... :)
> Some components hardly ever change (e.g. xfwm4-themes,
> gtk-xfce-engine), I think it's not worth the effort to artificially
> bump the version number of those since nothing changed since 4.6.0.
> I think it's perfectly ok to shio xfce 4.6.1 with some components
> labelled 4.6.0 because they are in fact the same as 4.6.0. So I
> believe it's ok to tag 4.6.1 with the same as version as 4.6.0 for
> those.
> The main drawback will be to remember to ship the same tarball with
> the same md5sum (or shasum) as it's the same version, but beside this
> little trick to remember, I don't see anything wrong with that.
> Opinions?

I vote for not bumping the version number, not tagging and not making
part of minor releases (eg, 4.6.x) when nothing changed.

And translations count as changes.

For 4.6.1: no xfce-utils, xfwm4-themes or gtk-xfce-engine because
nothing changed.

When at some point a fix is implemented or translation updated, then
we can tag it. If it is part of 4.6.2, we release it with that version

A down-side is we need to track what we released when (which is not
too hard to do, but still) because at some point, a valid up-to-date
install of xfce 4.6.3 could contain the following

libxfce4util - 4.6.3
xfdesktop - 4.6.3
xfwm4-themes - 4.6.0
xfprint - 4.6.1
xfce-utils 4.6.2

my 2 ct.


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