[Pkg-xfce-devel] Upload of Xfce 4.8 to unstable

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Mar 6 17:26:36 UTC 2011

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

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 :)

Regards, and thanks for your work.
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