[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#619874: transition: Xfce 4.8
corsac at debian.org
Mon Mar 28 06:51:01 UTC 2011
Owner: pkg-xfce-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org
User: release.debian.org at packages.debian.org
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
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).
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