[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#619874: transition: Xfce 4.8

Mehdi Dogguy mehdi at dogguy.org
Tue Apr 19 13:20:06 UTC 2011

tags 619874 + pending

On 03/28/2011 08:51 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Package: release.debian.org
> Owner: pkg-xfce-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
> User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
> Usertags: transition
> On mer., 2011-03-23 at 15:51 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>> On Sun, 2011-03-06 at 18:26 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
>>> Hey RT,
>>> now that all the Xfce 4.8 bits have been accepted to experimental, we'd
>>> like to upload to unstable. As it's a new major upstream release,
>>> there's quite some dependencies involved, so I guess you're not against
>>> having a little summary so we can coordinate that upload in order to not
>>> break any ongoing transition.
>>> Here's a summary:
>>> * libxfce4util stays the same but adds symbols files
>>> * libxfcegui4 is deprecated, replaced by libxfce4ui, but a libxfcegui4
>>> stays for a while for packages not yet ported. A “private” library
>>> previously shipped in libxfcegui4 is now shipped by libxfce4ui
>>> (libxfcekbdprivate), the glade files are shipped in libxfce4ui as well.
>>> Breaks/Replaces have been set accordingly
>>> * libxfc4menu is gone, replaced by garcon
>>> * exo bumps soname from 0.3 to 1 and now ships a symbol file
>>> * thunar has been ported to gio/gvfs and thus the thunar-vfs layer has
>>> been dropped (but is still provided for compatibility as a new source
>>> package). A symbol file is provided in Thunar
>>> * xfce4-panel has seen a huge rewrite and the ABI has changed, meaning
>>> all plugins need to be rebuilt against the 4.8 panel (all panel plugins
>>> right now have a dependency on xfce4-panel (<<  4.7), after the rebuild
>>> they'll pick the right xfce4-panel dependency. Some binNMUs might need
>>> to be scheduled but we mostly have source uploads anyway.
>>> * xfconf adds a symbol file
>>> and I think that's all for the lib-related stuff. There are 24 source
>>> packages for the core and a bit more than 40 for panel plugins and
>>> goodies.
>>> What do you need from us (info, schedule etc.) and how can we
>>> synchronize with you so we don't make you hate us? Right now we'll wait
>>> for an ack anyway but as we have quite some people asking us about 4.8
>>> in unstable, the sooner will be the better for us :)
>> this is a friendly ping about 4.8 upload (I know you're quite busy, as
>> usual).
> It seems that I missed the fact that opening a tracking bug was the way
> to go, so here we are (still keeping the whole citation for the bug).

If you feel ready, please go ahead!

(will try to setup a tracker for this transition later)


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