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Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.8 Development Cycle

Schedule

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

Important note: the development schedule has been updated last on November 2nd, 2010.

Dates Phase/Deadline Everyone's Tasks Release Team Tasks Maintainer Tasks
2009-08-16 - 2009-08-30 Planning Phase Elect the release team, discuss dependencies Make a realistic list of planned features
2009-08-31 - 2010-11-06 Development Phase Support Xfce Supervise development, remind people of deadlines Hacking
2009-08-31 - 2009-09-13 Extended Planning Phase May request dependency changes
2009-09-13 Dependency Freeze Update dependency info, inform community about the decisions made (dependencies, unguaranteed feature preview)
2010-11-07 - 2011-01-16 Release Phase Wait patiently Perform releases, remind people of deadlines Perform releases of own components if desired
2010-11-07 Xfce X.Ypre1 (Feature Freeze) Prepare release announcements, release Xfce X.Ypre1 Make sure the latest development release is in good shape and uploaded
2010-12-05 Xfce X.Ypre2 (String Freeze) Prepare release announcements, release Xfce X.Ypre2 Make sure that strings in the latest development release or in master are good
2011-01-02 Xfce X.Ypre3 (Code Freeze) Prepare release announcements, release Xfce X.Ypre3, create ELS branches Make sure the latest development release is in good shape, or that code is solid/finished in master
2011-01-16 Xfce X.Y (Final Release) Celebrate Prepare release announcements, release Xfce X.Y, 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 Jannis Pohlmann
QA Official Stephan Arts
Release Assistant Jérôme Guelfucci
Release Assistant Ali Abdallah
Release Assistant Yves-Alexis Perez
Release Assistant Robby Workman
Release Assistant Vincent Tunru

Dependencies (Fixed After 2009-09-13)

  • cairo >= 1.0.0
  • dbus-1 >= 1.0.0
  • dbus-glib-1 >= 0.73
  • gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 2.14.0
  • gio-2.0 >= 2.18.0
  • glib-2.0 >= 2.18.0
  • gmodule-2.0 >= 2.18.0
  • gobject-2.0 >= 2.18.0
  • gthread-2.0 >= 2.18.0
  • gtk+-2.0 >= 2.14.0
  • libpng12 >= 1.2.0
  • libwnck-1.0 >= 2.22
  • x11 >= 1.1.0

Left open:

  • garcon-1 (no release yet, but used in different places)
  • tumbler (no release yet, but used in different places)
  • sphinx (for documentation perhaps)

Roadmap / Planned Features

Please don't take the features listed on these pages as obligatory. Keep in mind that they may or may not make it into the 4.8 release, depending on the time the individual developers have.

releng/4.8/schedule.txt · Last modified: 2010/11/02 17:12 by jannis