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Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.12 Development Cycle

Schedule

This schedule is preliminary and not to be considered final.

Read the Xfce Release Model to understand why this cycle is the way it is.

Dates Phase/Deadline Everyone's Tasks Release Team Tasks Maintainer Tasks
2012-04-29 - 2012-05-13 Planning Phase Elect the release team, discuss dependencies Make a realistic list of planned features
2012-05-14 - 2012-05-27 Extended Planning Phase May request dependency changes
2012-05-27 Dependency Freeze Update dependency info, inform community about the decisions made (dependencies, unguaranteed feature preview)
2012-05-27 - 2015-02-20 Development Phase Support Xfce Supervise development, remind people of deadlines Hacking
2015-02-20 String Freeze Prepare release announcements Make sure that strings in the latest development release or in master are good
2015-02-28 or 1 day later Xfce 4.12 (Final Release) Celebrate Prepare release announcements, release Xfce 4.12, branch for stable release, merge ELS branches into master Make sure to upload a new release of own components before this deadline

Status

Release Team

Release Manager Landry Breuil (gaston)
QA Official tbd
Release Assistant Simon Steinbeiss (ochosi)
Release Assistant tbd
Release Assistant tbd

People can still apply for the open positions.

Dependencies (Fixed After 2012-09-19)

  • pkgconfig-0.9.0 (it might be wise to use a current version, though, starting with >=0.27)
  • automake-1.11
  • autoconf-2.60
  • libtool-2.4
  • gtk+-2.0 >= 2.24 1)
    • Same version for gdk-2.0.
  • glib-2.0 >= 2.30 2)
    • Same version for gmodule-2.0, gobject-2.0, gthread-2.0 and gio-2.0
  • gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.21 3)
  • dbus-glib-1 >= 0.84
    • dbus-1 >= 1.1
  • cairo >= 1.6 4)
  • libwnck-1.0 >= 2.30
  • upower >= 0.9.0
  • consolekit / systemd

In case applications want to optionally support GTK+-3 the following versions will be used:

  • gtk+-3.0 >= 3.2
    • Same version for gdk-3.0

Roadmap / Planned Features

Features that Affect the Entire Xfce Core

Modules

Critical bugs

  • None ;)
1) Last GTK+ 2 version for most-complete GSEAL support
2) Minimum GLib version for GTK+ 2.24 is 2.28, but 2.30 gives advantages for the file manager.
3) Minimum GDK-Pixbuf version for GTK+ 2.24.
4) Minimum Cairo version for GTK+ 2.24.
releng/4.12/roadmap.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/28 18:59 by ochosi