Xfce 4.12 on Rawhide (current status and issues)

Raphael Groner projects.rg at smart.ms
Sun Mar 1 19:22:27 UTC 2015

Hi Kevin,

Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:58:41 -0700
From: Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com>
> 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

For my personal speaking, I do not need those plugins and think I never
did. But maybe they could be useful for users still using a modulating
demulator? Sorry, just kidding. Let those goodies die in peace. :)

The only one I could imagine to be necessary to keep and may have a use
case is xfce4-notes-plugin. Maybe we should file any upstream bugs to
request a port to libxfce4ui:


Oh well, and the timer plugin. It should be deprecated cause of
xfce4-hamster-plugin that has more features.


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