[Pkg-xfce-devel] 4.4 beta 1 (

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Sun Apr 23 16:51:10 UTC 2006

One of the issues with the new code is how we allow people to upgrade to
it if they are in X.

When I did this the killing of the MCS plugins made my X session quite
dodgy and I restarted it straight away.

I'm not sure how we can best tell users about this.  I think we can do
this in the preinst with a check on the old version that we get passed
but I'd like to know what people think we should do.

We could:
	- stop the install (do this on all packages) if we think the
	  user is in X.
	- just print a warning if we think the user is in X (which they
	  will probably ignore anyway)
	- Add a NEWS.Debian file to, say, libxfcegui4-4 which explains
	  the situation and encouraging users to restart their X

I think I'm probably leaning towards the last of these solutions but I'm
interested in feedback.


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