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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 - sometime in 2015 Planning Phase Elect the release team, discuss dependencies Discuss and plan porting
sometime in 2015 Extended Planning Phase May request dependency changes
sometime in 2016 Dependency Freeze Update dependency info, inform community about the decisions made (dependencies, unguaranteed feature preview)
currently ongoing 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
Xfce 4.14pre1 (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!
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 >= 3.22
    • 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

Known Blockers


Module Assignee Progress
exo Sean 100% (0.12.0)
garcon Eric 100% (0.6.0)
libxfce4ui Eric 99% (4.13.4)
libxfce4util Eric 99% (4.13.1)
thunar Andre, Alexander 100% (1.8.0)
thunar-volman Andre Miranda 100% (0.9.0)
tumbler Ali 100% (0.2.0)
xfce4-appfinder Eduard, Andre 95% (4.13.0)
xfce4-panel Andrzej, Simon 95% (4.13.3)
xfce4-power-manager Eric, Peter, Simon 100% (1.6.x)
xfce4-session Eric, Simon 99% (4.13.0)
xfce4-settings Sean 100% (4.13.3)
xfconf Ali 99% (4.13.4)
xfdesktop Eric 100% (4.13.1)
xfwm4 ninetls / Olivier 90% (4.13.0)


App Assignee Progress
gigolo Landry/? 50%?
mousepad codebrainz 100%
parole Sean, Simon 100%
ristretto Igor progress/deprecation cleanup in 0.8.1
xfburn You can base your work on this branch
xfce4-dict Andre Miranda 100%, released 0.8.0
xfce4-mixer 50%
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%
xfce4-volumed-pulse Simon 100%
xfdashboard 100%

Thunar Plugins

Plugin Assignee Progress (version = 100%)
thunar-archive-plugin Andre Miranda 0.4.0
thunar-media-tags-plugin Andre Miranda 0.3.0
thunar-shares-plugin Andre Miranda 0.3.0
thunar-vcs-plugin Andre Miranda 0.2.0

Panel Plugins

  • All listed plugins are being worked on in their master branch in git
  • Nice to have but not required:
    • 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-calculator-plugin Free to pick 80%
xfce4-clipman-plugin Simon 1.4.0
xfce4-cpufreq-plugin Andre Miranda 1.2.0
xfce4-cpugraph-plugin Olivier Duclos 50%
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-hardware-monitor-plugin Will never see GTK3
xfce4-indicator-plugin Andrzej 100%, since long ago
xfce4-mount-plugin Timystery, Skunnyk 1.1.0
xfce4-mpc-plugin Landry 0.5.0
xfce4-netload-plugin Skunnyk, Landry 1.3.0
xfce4-notes-plugin m8t 50% : panel plugin need to be ported
xfce4-places-plugin Free to pick 50%
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin Andrzej 100% since the beginning
xfce4-sample-plugin Skunnyk 100%
xfce4-sensors-plugin Timystery 1.3.0
xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin Landry 0.5.0
xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin ninetls 100% since the beginning
xfce4-systemload-plugin Landry 1.2.0
xfce4-time-out-plugin Skunnyk 50%
xfce4-timer-plugin Dani 1.7.0
xfce4-verve-plugin Isaac Schemm 2.0.0
xfce4-wavelan-plugin Landry 0.6.0
xfce4-weather-plugin Sean 0.9.0
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin Graeme Gott 2.0.0
xfce4-xkb-plugin ninetls 0.8.0

And others, see the ones you like/use in https://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/