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Schedule for and Status of the Xfce 4.14 Development Cycle

Schedule

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)
until sometime in 2018 Development Phase Support Xfce Supervise development, remind people of deadlines Porting to Gtk+ 3 and gdbus (no new features).
currently ongoing Release Phase Wait patiently Perform releases, remind people of deadlines Perform releases of own components if desired
2019-05-19 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!
2019-06-30 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
2019-07-28 Xfce 4.14pre3 (Final Freeze) This is an optional release (release team decides whether we need or skip it in favor of the final release)
2019-08-11 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

Status

Release Team

Role Assignee
Release Manager Simon
QA Official Skunnyk
Release Assistant Andre

Dependencies

  • 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 Regressions

Modules

Module Assignee Status Progress
xfwm4 ninetls / Olivier Complete 100% (4.13.2)
xfce4-session Eric, Simon Complete 100% (4.13.2)
xfce4-panel Andrzej, Simon Complete 100% (4.13.4)
libxfce4ui Eric Complete 100% (4.13.4)
libxfce4util Eric Complete 100% (4.13.1)
exo Sean Complete 100% (0.12.0)
garcon Eric Complete 100% (0.6.0)
thunar Andre, Alexander Complete 100% (1.8.0)
thunar-volman Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.9.0)
tumbler Ali Complete 100% (0.2.0)
xfce4-appfinder Eduard, Andre Complete 100% (4.13.1)
xfce4-power-manager Eric, Peter, Simon Complete 100% (1.6.x)
xfce4-settings Sean Complete 100% (4.13.3)
xfconf Ali Complete 100% (4.13.6)
xfdesktop Eric Complete 100% (4.13.1)

Applications

App Assignee Status Progress
xfburn Katana_Steel Stalled 80%
xfce4-mixer Ali Stalled 50%
ristretto Igor Complete 100% (0.10.0)
gigolo Landry/Sean Complete 100% (0.4.90)
mousepad codebrainz Complete 100%
parole Sean, Simon Complete 100%
xfce4-dict Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.8.0)
xfce4-notifyd Ali, Simon Complete 100% (0.3.0)
xfce4-screenshooter Andre Miranda Complete 100% (1.9.0)
xfce4-taskmanager Peter, Landry, Simon Complete 100%
xfce4-terminal Igor Complete 100%
xfce4-volumed-pulse Simon Complete 100%
xfdashboard Complete 100%
xfmpc Johannes Marbach Complete 100% (0.3.0)
orage Not Started 0%, Never ?
squeeze Not Started 0%, Never ?

Thunar Plugins

Plugin Assignee Status Progress
thunar-archive-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.4.0)
thunar-media-tags-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.3.0)
thunar-shares-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.3.0)
thunar-vcs-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (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 Status Progress
xfce4-notes-plugin Skunnyk / help welcome WIP 70%
xfce4-time-out-plugin Free to pick Stalled 50%
xfce4-mailwatch-plugin Xoan Stalled 50%
xfce4-battery-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (1.1.0)
xfce4-calculator-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (0.7.0)
xfce4-clipman-plugin Simon Complete 100% (1.4.0)
xfce4-cpufreq-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (1.2.0)
xfce4-cpugraph-plugin Olivier Duclos / Andre Complete 100% (1.1.0)
xfce4-datetime-plugin Landry Complete 100% (0.7.0)
xfce4-diskperf-plugin Landry Complete 100% (2.6.0)
xfce4-eyes-plugin Andre Miranda Complete 100% (4.5.0)
xfce4-fsguard-plugin Landry Complete 100% (1.1.0)
xfce4-genmon-plugin ToZ Complete 100% (4.0.0)
xfce4-indicator-plugin Andrzej Complete 100% (2.3.4)
xfce4-mount-plugin Timystery, Skunnyk Complete 100% (1.1.0)
xfce4-mpc-plugin Landry Complete 100% (0.5.0)
xfce4-netload-plugin Skunnyk, Landry Complete 100% (1.3.0)
xfce4-places-plugin Andre Miranda / Sean Complete 100% (1.8.0)
xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin Andrzej Complete 100%
xfce4-sample-plugin Skunnyk Complete 100%
xfce4-sensors-plugin Timystery Complete 100% (1.3.0)
xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin Landry Complete 100% (0.5.0)
xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin ninetls Complete 100%
xfce4-stopwatch-plugin ncopa Complete 100% (0.3.1)
xfce4-systemload-plugin Landry Complete 100% (1.2.0)
xfce4-timer-plugin Dani Complete 100% (1.7.0)
xfce4-verve-plugin Isaac Schemm Complete 100% (2.0.0)
xfce4-wavelan-plugin Landry Complete 100% (0.6.0)
xfce4-weather-plugin Sean Complete 100% (0.9.0)
xfce4-whiskermenu-plugin Graeme Gott Complete 100% (2.0.0)
xfce4-xkb-plugin ninetls Complete 100% (0.8.0)

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