[Pkg-xfce-devel] Xfce 4.4-rc1, xfce task and artwork

Simon Huggins huggie at earth.li
Wed Sep 6 11:17:23 UTC 2006

On Tue, Sep 05, 2006 at 11:50:29PM +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Ok so everyone should have noticed that Xfce 4.4-rc1 ( is
> released and has ended in our svn. unreleased.txt [0] has been updated.
> It would be nice if people (maintainers, at least) could begin to test
> it. I've built ppc & i386 packages at my repository [1]. There shouldn't
> be issues this time, no soname bump, no name change.

Sure, I've grabbed the new upstream and will have a look at building

> I have a question about xfce4-goodies depending on
> xfce4-xfapplets-plugin, which add a gnome dependency on xfce4-goodies.

I suggested on IRC that we downgrade it to a Suggests.  I think this
will help everyone.

> It may become a problem for the xfce task which will soon be there (I've
> spoken with stratus before the artwork meeting about that). Maybe we
> should have a xfce4-goodies and a xfce4-goodies-full ? Or a
> xfce4-goodies-light ? I don't really know.

I don't want to split the package.

> xfce task should depend on xfce4, xfce4-goodies, thunar, xfce4-terminal,
> mousepad, xfmedia, xarchiver, xfburn, ... Thoughts ?

xarchiver pulls in a fair amount.  What about the thunar extensions?

I think I would say the xfce task should just pull in xfce4 and

We already depend on thunar in xfce4 and recommend: xfce4-mixer,
xfprint4, orage, xfce4-terminal, xfmedia

We could recommend xfburn there too.  Not sure about xarchiver but I'm
not averse to adding it.

xfburn should switch to wodim ideally too.

> It would be nice if rc1 was uploaded soon so it reaches testing before
> rc2 is out. I really hope that 4.4 will be out before freeze, and I'll
> contact release managers soon to talk with them about this.

There shouldn't be any need to talk to the release managers I wouldn't
have thought given the lack of soname etc?

> Tonight was the debian-desktop artwork meeting. I advise people to
> subscribe to debian-destop mailing list where summary will be posted,
> but we agreed that we need a way to have a package wich would
> configure default artwork (for us it means wallpaper and splash
> theme). Default wallpaper is currently hardcoded in
> common/xfdesktop-common.h and splash need hacking too, but I guess
> it's not too hard to do.

I don't have time to hack currently hardcoded stuff to be dynamic
upstream I'm afraid.  It's a good goal though.


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