Hi, we've successfully removed Python 2 from default Workstation installation
years ago, today I'd like to see if we could do it in Xfce Spin as well.
For those not in the picture: Python 2 ill EOL in 11 months, 22 days .
We are trying to get rid of it as much as possible in Fedora .
Eliminating Python 2 from our defualt installations is an important step here.
Today, if I try to uninstall python2 from Xfce spin (rawhide), this is what gets
removed as dependent:
Several others go as no longer needed, mostly python2 libs, but also:
While I doubt the actual usefulness of gnumeric, what bothers me is:
1. It seems that the Bluetooth stack is entirely gone. Do we have an viable
2. If openconnect is not needed on Workstation, why is it needed in Xfce?
3. Can we set keyboards/users with some alternatives? system-config-* still link
to fedorahosted as upstream and haven't received an update in years. They seem
pretty upstream dead to me.
4. Catfish is Python 3 compatible, but the Fedora maintainer is not .
Thanks for tips.
In case Fedora xfce users are not aware, 4.14pre1 was officially
In Fedora 30 testing repositories, you can find updates available for
almost all of these packages (exo is already in stable).
I will keep these packages in testing for an extended period (autopush
is disabled). Please test and add karma on bodhi. Please file bug
reports as needed - either upstream or on fedora/RH bugzilla.
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Subject: ANNOUNCE: Xfce 4.14pre1 released
Date: Mon, 20 May 2019 09:15:48 +0200
From: Simon Steinbeiss <simon(a)xfce.org>
Xfce 4.14pre1 is now available for download.
It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:
Individual tarballs are available for download now:
A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here:
Release notes for 4.14pre1
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I have an upcoming new build of Fedora 30 for a customer.
I wanted to put Xfce on it, but 4.13 way too buggy to
unleash on the general public, especially with all
the talking up of Linux I have been doing.
Well the two deal killer bugs are
Where programs disappear from Panel 0, and panels 0
and 1 occasionally go missing at start up.
Well, one of our intrepid heroes on the Xfce bugzilla
gave me this command to use:
And it works perfect on missing panels and panels with
I will put the above command in start up with a five
second delay and make a desktop launcher for it too.
So Xfce 30 is back on! Yippee!
just yesterday I stumbled across the possibility to let Qt5 application
look more like GTK+ and I wondered if we perhaps could enable that per
default on our Xfce spin.
The only thing I had to do was to install qt5ct and adwaita-qt5 and then
I just added one line to my ~/.bashrc:
export QT_QPA_PLATFORMTHEME="qt5ct" After a re-login it's possible to
select a certain Qt theme in qt5ct and all applications look much more
native in a GTK+ environment. All the best Johannes