Xfce 4.12 Might Make It For Fedora 22
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 4 March 2015 at 11:55 AM EST. 3 Comments
An exception is being sought to add Xfce 4.12 for Fedora 22 past the change submission deadline.

The Xfce 4.12 release just came about for actual release in a few weeks time after being years late. The actual Xfce 4.12.0 release took place last week. With everything coming together at relatively the last minute, Fedora stakeholders couldn't prepare well in advance for seeing Xfce 4.12 would be a candidate for Fedora 22. Now that it's out there, some packagers are seeking a self-contained change exception to have it in the May release of Fedora 22.

The Xfce 4.12 change has been assembled for upgrading to Xfce 4.12 for its bug-fixes and new components. "Xfce users will have the latest version, complete with bug fixes and enhancements."

While landing a large desktop environment like GNOME or KDE late in the Fedora cycle might be more problematic, the Xfce changes stand better chances of being accepted as a late feature given that Xfce 4.12 brought mostly small features and fixes over being a monumental release.

This change was mentioned on the Fedora devel list but we'll need to find out from FESCo whether they approve this change exception. Fedora 22's change checkpoint deadline was on 24 February, Fedora 22 Alpha is planned for release next week, Fedora 22 Beta in mid-April, and the official Fedora 22 release is planned for the second half of May.
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