Xfce 4.12 on Rawhide (current status and issues)

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Sun Mar 1 19:03:09 UTC 2015


On Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:54:21 +0100
Johannes Lips <johannes.lips at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1 Mar 2015 18:58, "Kevin Fenzi" <kevin at scrye.com> wrote:
> >
> > So, might as well keep using this thread for status. ;)
> >
> > I spent this morning testing and rebuilding/fixing things up, and
> > here's where we are:
> >
> > 1. libxfcegui4 doesn't build against 4.12. This is due to some
> > symbols/functions that were dropped in 2012 in libxfce4util. We
> > could possibly dredge them up and add them in a local patch, but at
> > this point I think we should just let it go.
> >
> > If we retire libxfcegui4, this then removes the following other
> > packages that depend on it still:
> >
> > xfce4-timer-plugin
> > xfce4-modemlights-plugin
> > xfce4-cellmodem-plugin
> > xfce4-radio-plugin
> > xfce4-quicklauncher-plugin
> > xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin
> > xfce4-wmdock-plugin
> > xfce4-notes-plugin
> > xfbib
> Well I am currently using the notes plugin and I am wondering if it
> would be too hard to migrate it. Of course you'll always find someone
> using one plugin or the other. ;-)

Indeed. 

My understanding is that it's not too bad to port to libxfce4ui... but
I haven't personally done any ports. 

> > 3. ristretto-0.8.0 appdata fails validation:
> > https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11622
> > I guess we could cheat and update it with the invalid appdata until
> > it's fixed.

I looked more at this issue. It seems it's just a
'http://docs.xfce.org' that it hates. I have patched that out for now
to get 0.8.0 in and working should be landing in the buildroot soon. 

kevin
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