[arch-dev-public] status of xfce-svn

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 08:24:20 EDT 2007

2007/4/2, Tom K <tom at archlinux.org>:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > We have xfce-svn group in Unstable repo, that was maintained by
> > Shadowhand until he resigned as a maintainer. Because packages are not
> > maintained now users fill bugreports about non-working packages.
> > Is there a need in xfce-svn now? If noone is interested in maintaining
> > them then I propose to remove them.
> >
> AFAIR the initial interest in these packages was due to the
> longer-than-expected wait for the official 4.4 release. This is now in
> extra for quite a while, and I know many former svn users have changed
> over to it. xerverius, an Arch-using xfce dev who frequents the forum,
> strongly recommends that course of action to anyone who will listen -
> however, people hold out, for whatever reason.
> I believe the expectation that people have of the unstable repo is that
> it will provide the latest bleeding-edge-almost-to-the-point-of-failure
> versions of whatever apps we put there. I used to see xfce-svn as the
> unstable 'flagship', but that is no longer the case, and as it seems
> nobody wants to maintain it, I agree that it would be better to remove
> it from the repo.
> Perhaps a TU would like to look after it in community?

Just one addition: IMO xfmedia should be moved from community to
extra, same for xfburn (there's xfburn-svn only though).

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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