xfce 4.13 - stability and downstream packaging

Mukundan Ragavan nonamedotc at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 00:31:18 CEST 2018

On 07/12/2018 04:07 PM, Simon SteinbeiƟ wrote:
> Hi Mukundan,
> we have had a similar discussion within the Xubuntu development community and decided to upgrade the majority of components to 4.13 for the 18.10 release that's due in October.
> You can easily see the outcome in what is being prepared for Xubuntu Cosmic, some of them with this search:
> https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=xfce&searchon=names&suite=cosmic&section=all

Hi Simon, Thanks a lot for replying. I see that a great majority of core
libraries are being switched over to 4.13 - which is very encouraging to
me personally.

> I'm not sure whether our rationale for which components to upgrade is still available anywhere (apart from individual irc logs), but in general we tried to focus on stability. One bigger discussion item was the xfconf migration.

Since you mentioned xfconf specifically, is that a special
consideration? As far as I can tell, I was able to upgrade from 4.12.x
to 4.13 without needing manual intervention in my test systems. I could
be mistaken.

> Ideally this preliminary availability will also provide upstream Xfce with more testing for releasing 4.14>

This is certainly true and would be great in my opinion to get a solid
Xfce 4.14 release out.

Thanks again,

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