[Xfce4-commits] <xfce4-verve-plugin:master> Fix compatibility with Xfce 4.7+

Jannis Pohlmann jannis at xfce.org
Fri Nov 5 16:09:42 CET 2010

On Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:08:48 +0900
"Florian Rivoal" <frivoal at gmail.com> wrote:

> > Ideally, the plugin would depend on libxfce4ui, as libxfcegui4 is
> > sorta deprecated. We only ship it for compatiblity reasons, just
> > like thunar-vfs, which is no longer supposed to being used.
> I know, but goodies are not released in sync with core xfce stuff, so
> I my idea was to follow a slightly different plan, to make the
> transition smoother.
> For all the panel plugins I maintain that use libxfcegui4, I am
> fixing them right now so that they will be able to run with
> libxfcegui4 on xfce 4.7/4.8, and I'll make a release fixed that way
> before the release of xfce 4.8, so that people/distros running xfce
> 4.6 can benefit from all the improvements to these plugins, even
> before they switch to 4.8 (which could be in quite a while), and that
> people working on the transition to 4.8 can use them too.
> Then 4.8 gets released, and the panel plugins are functional,
> despite using a deprecated API.
> Only after that, I'll migrate them to libxfce4ui, and drop support
> for xfce4.6.
> I am not going to write new code using libxfcegui4, but I also don't
> want to drop support for xfce 4.6 while it is still the latest stable
> release.
> Does this make sense?

Absolutely. Thanks for sharing your strategy. :)

  - Jannis
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