Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.12 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|
|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|
|Release Manager||Landry Breuil (gaston)|
|Release Assistant||Simon Steinbeiss (ochosi)|
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)
- 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
- None ;)