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Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.14 Development Cycle


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
2015-03-01 - tbd Planning Phase Elect the release team, discuss dependencies Discuss and plan porting
Extended Planning Phase May request dependency changes
Dependency Freeze Update dependency info, inform community about the decisions made (dependencies, unguaranteed feature preview)
Development Phase Support Xfce Supervise development, remind people of deadlines Porting to Gtk+ 3 and gdbus (no new features).
Release Phase Wait patiently Perform releases, remind people of deadlines Perform releases of own components if desired
Do we need this, we should have no need for Feature Freeze if we don't add features. Xfce 4.14pre1 (Feature Freeze + Soft String Freeze) Prepare release announcements, release Xfce 4.14pre1 Make sure the latest development release is in good shape and uploaded. Try to avoid making string changes since this release will most likely skip pre3!
We probably don't change many strings, but we need a String Freeze anyways, probably pre1. Xfce 4.14pre2 (String + Code Freeze) Prepare release announcements, release Xfce 4.14pre2 Make sure that strings in the latest development release or in master are good
Xfce 4.14 (Final Release) Celebrate Prepare release announcements, release Xfce 4.14, branch for stable release, merge ELS branches into master Make sure to upload a new release of own components before this deadline


Release Team


  • pkgconfig
  • automake
  • autoconf
  • libtool
  • gtk+-3.0 >= 3.20
    • Same version for gdk-3.0.
  • glib-2.0 >= 2.42
    • Same version for gmodule-2.0, gobject-2.0, gthread-2.0, gio-2.0 and gdbus
  • gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.30
  • cairo >= 1.12
  • vte3 >= 0.38
  • libwnck3
  • upower-0.99
  • consolekit / systemd

Roadmap / Planned Features


Module Assignee Progress
exo Sean 100% (0.11.4)
garcon Eric 100% (0.6.0)
libxfce4ui Eric 100%
libxfce4util Eric 100%
thunar Andre Miranda et al 60%
thunar-volman Andre Miranda 50%
tumbler Ali 100% (0.2.0)
xfce4-appfinder Eduard, Andre 90%, merged
xfce4-panel Andrzej, Simon 90% (4.13.0)
xfce4-power-manager Eric, Peter, Simon 100% (1.6.x)
xfce4-session Eric, Simon 100% (4.13.0)
xfce4-settings Sean 90% (4.13.0)
xfconf Ali 100%
xfdesktop Eric 100% (4.13.0)
xfwm4 Olivier 50%


App Assignee Progress
gigolo Landry/? 50%?
mousepad codebrainz 100%
parole Sean, Simon 100%
ristretto Igor progress/deprecation cleanup in 0.8.1
xfce4-dict Andre Miranda 100%, released 0.8.0
xfce4-mixer mikedld 99%, merged
xfce4-notifyd Ali, Simon 100%, released 0.3.0
xfce4-screenshooter Andre Miranda 100%, released 1.9.0
xfce4-taskmanager Peter, Landry, Simon 100%
xfce4-terminal Igor 100%
xfdashboard 100%

Panel Plugins

  • all listed plugins are being worked on in their master branch in git
  • still TODO:
    • test with various Gtk3 versions (3.20, 3.22)
    • convert properties dialogs to gtkbuilder/ui files
    • figure out where GtkSwitch makes sense instead of Checkbox/ToggleButton
Module Assignee Progress (version = 100%)
xfce4-battery-plugin Andre Miranda 1.1.0
xfce4-clipman-plugin Simon 1.4.0
xfce4-cpufreq-plugin Andre Miranda 1.1.90
xfce4-datetime-plugin Landry 0.7.0
xfce4-diskperf-plugin Landry 2.6.0
xfce4-eyes-plugin Andre Miranda 4.5.0
xfce4-fsguard-plugin Landry 1.1.0
xfce4-genmon-plugin ToZ 4.0.0
xfce4-indicator-plugin Andrzej 100%, since long ago
xfce4-mount-plugin Skunnyk 1.1.0
xfce4-mpc-plugin Landry 0.5.0
xfce4-netload-plugin Skunnyk/Landry 1.3.0
xfce4-notes-plugin m8t 90%
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin Andrzej 100% since the beginning
xfce4-sample-plugin Skunnyk 100%
xfce4-sensors-plugin Fabian ?
xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin Landry 0.5.0
xfce4-systemload-plugin Landry 1.2.0
xfce4-time-out-plugin Skunnyk 50%
xfce4-verve-plugin Isaac Schemm 50%, not merged
xfce4-wavelan-plugin Landry 0.6.0
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin Graeme Gott 2.0.0
xfce4-xkb-plugin ninetls 0.8.0