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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at corsac.net
Wed Sep 6 16:09:12 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 12:17 +0100, Simon Huggins wrote:

> > 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.

Ah I missed that. I'll do that later.
> > 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.

I'm fine with the suggest (and don't really want to split either).
> > 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?

thunar extensions are (or should be) in xfce4-goodies. that would pull
in xarchiver|file-roller for archive-plugin
> I think I would say the xfce task should just pull in xfce4 and
> xfce4-goodies.
> We already depend on thunar in xfce4 and recommend: xfce4-mixer,
> xfprint4, orage, xfce4-terminal, xfmedia

But the task task (hem..) is to install a complete desktop environnment,
I would say, so I would depend on them.
> 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.

Already done :)
> > 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?

hmhm... eh? I wanted to contact them because 4.4 release date is around
the freeze date and we may have to ask an "exception" for us ?

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

I'll try to do some things but I have a lot of work currently :) (the
dynamic stuff could be replaced only by a symlink or something, though)


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