[Pkg-xfce-devel] Regarding the recent update on the xfce packages

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Mar 22 13:37:31 UTC 2015

On mar., 2015-03-17 at 09:42 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:29 AM, Dark Serph wrote:
> > Please, think fondly in updating the xfce packages on JESSIE, before
> > launching it!
> Your suggestion would probably have best been sent to the maintainers
> of the Xfce packages in Debian rather than debian-project.

Indeed (and I didn't even receive the initial mail, maybe it went to a
spam folder).
> Unfortunately since we are in the pre-release freeze, updating Xfce in
> jessie to a new upstream version isn't going to happen.

I can confirm that.
> Once the jessie release is out and the Xfce team have uploaded a new
> version of Xfce to stretch, it could be added to the list of jessie
> backports if the team have the time to do that. You might want to join
> the team to help them out with that.
> https://pkg-xfce.alioth.debian.org/
> http://backports.debian.org/Contribute/

Xfce 4.12 is already in experimental. 

The current roadmap for the team is:

- fix remaining RCs bugs affecting Jessie (not in Xfce per se, but
that's a priority anyway)
- release Jessie;
- triage/fix bugs affecting Xfce (4.10) in stretch;
- test Xfce 4.12 in experimental to check there's no RC bug in it;

Then, we'll be able to upload Xfce 4.12 in unstable (when we have
release team approval, since that involves a transition), then it should
migrate to stretch.

At that point, we might consider backporting it to Jessie.

So if you want to help make that happens, then please help fixing RC
bugs in Jessie, and non-RC bugs affecting Xfce in Jessie/sid.

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