Xfce 4.12 on Rawhide

Matias De lellis mati86dl at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 16:47:34 UTC 2015

Hi Kevin,

2015-03-01 13:21 GMT-03:00 Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com>:
> On Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:08:59 -0300
> Matias De lellis <mati86dl at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Xfce 4.12 was released today. The following packages are available
>> > on rawhide.
>> Just thank you!.
>> It's too late for Fedora 22 ?. All packages were tested thanks your
>> copr repository.
> The current plan is to test in rawhide for a few days at least and find
> any major issues and clean up any problems, then look at building for
> f22 and submit our late change and a freeze break to get into the
> alpha compose (if we can).

Ohh.. Ok. Good plan!.

> Note that testing 4.11.x was fine, but there were still changes between
> them and 4.12 in some cases I think and of course there's the
> integration parts, etc

Yes. Unfortunately there is some bug to fix.
* https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11450 (Appearance Dialog
freezes for several seconds on open)
* https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11612
(https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11450) This also on fedora
20 stable.

>> > * libxfce4ui
>> Please split the gtk2 and gtk3 version in two packages. This to avoid
>> any confusion with applications that depend on gtk3 as the latest
>> versions of pragha and parole. =)
> We could do this, but not sure it's worth it really at this point.
> We depend on both gtk2 and gtk3 for various things, so until we get to
> the point where we want to remove gtk2 from the live install, not sure
> it buys us much. I could be missing something tho...
>> > * xfce4-panel
>> The same. This will be very useful to use fedora as development
>> environment to xfce 4.14 =)
> Well, I think if we split things up we could break gtk3 panel plugins
> with a gtk2 panel. We would need deps to pull back in the gtk3 stuff,
> at which point I'm not sure there's value in splitting it...

It's okay. Formally as it is now does not cause any problems. Just
makes me a little noise having to install a package that depends both
gtk2 and gtk3, when it could keep it in two independent packages. But
you're right. in practice not make any difference, and needs more

>> > If you are running rawhide, please help test Xfce 4.12. If nothing
>> > is too broke, these could be built for stable release(s).
>> Never install rawhide. Maybe try it on a virtual machine..
> Sure, thats a great way to try. ;)
> kevin


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