Xfce 4.12 Release date

Olivier Duchateau duchateau.olivier at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 21:26:04 CET 2015

On Tue, 3 Feb 2015 15:52:46 +0100
Simon Steinbeiß <simon at xfce.org> wrote:

> Dear maintainers of core-components,
> we're writing to you proposing a concrete release date for 4.12 about a
> month from now, the weekend of February 28 and March 1. As we have
> discussed the status and progress of core components with many of you
> individually, we feel confident that the state of Xfce is good enough
> to polish some final edges and push more translations until then.
> We're suggesting this specific date partly for pragmatic reasons (as
> both of us have time that weekend to support the release process) and
> to have a goal in the not-to-far-away future so that we can focus on
> getting things done.
> There already is a list of critical bugs and bugs with patches that we
> used in the past months to get a lot fixed, yet naturally there is
> always more to be done. So this email is also to be understood as a
> call for help and support by anyone having the ability to contribute to
> Xfce! https://wiki.xfce.org/releng/4.12/roadmap/critical-bugs

One month ago, I submitted patch in order to enhance xfce4-power-manager on FreeBSD and DragonFly [1] (I have an update on my own repository), but nobody takes care to review it (I'm maintainer of Xfce stack under FreeBSD). One critical bug is when backlight is not well supported by system, plugin crashes [2], (on FreeBSD previous releases are same problem).

[1] https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11413
[2] https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11101

> There are also some open questions regarding our artwork, mostly the
> 4.12 default Gtk+ theme, which Simon will address in a separate thread.
> If you have serious concerns about doing a release of your component/s
> in a months time, please don't hesitate to speak up.
> Also, it would be good to know who can/will be around on the proposed
> date so we can see who handles the release of their component
> themselves and who wants us to handle the release. Help is very much
> appreciated/needed though, e.g. with preparing the release notes.
> Looking forward on making a common final effort for 4.12 with you,
> Landry and Simon
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