Back to Xfce!

Simon Steinbeiss simon at
Wed Oct 7 17:17:14 CEST 2015

Hey Ali and welcome back! :)

Replying inline...

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 2:25 PM Ali Abdallah <aliovx at> wrote:

> Dear all,
> This is just to share with everybody that I'll slowly restart my
> contributions to my preferred project, Xfce.
I'm currently working to make the settings dialogs that are not
> pluggable in the settings manager, pluggable. Also, I'm developing three
> news settings dialogs (User settings, locales and time/date). I'll also
> join the effort to port Xfce to gtk3 and get rid of dbus-glib in favor
> of gdbus.

There's actually a roadmap for the next stable release, Xfce 4.14 (, and we decided not to implement
any new features but to instead focus on porting to Gtk3. Obviously this is
not as fun as implementing features, but we really need to get this done
and the way we decided to do it most efficiently (also in terms of
minimizing regression potential) is by porting 1:1.
I personally welcome the settings manager improvements you suggest, but as
I said, first I think we need to port to Gtk3. (We could make exceptions
for things like making all dialogs pluggable, as that might not really be
seen as a new feature but as a current bug I guess, but we should discuss
our stance on this.)

Note that Nick started with the user settings a longer time ago, not sure
why and how it stalled, but you can still find it here:

> Depends upon how much free time I get, I might also work on the power
> manager and Parole. (probably there is no need, as both are perfectly
> maintained!)

There are always things to fix and improve, so feel free to get in touch
with me or Sean about this ;)

> * Anybody with access rights to the server please pm me, I need to
> update my ssh public key so I regain commit access to git.

You can get in touch with either me or Landry on IRC (maybe you already
have, I'm just about to leave the office so I can't check) and we can set
you up.

So again, welcome back!
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