Xubuntu 14.10: New features

Registered by Elfy on 2014-05-11

New features for Xubuntu 14.10

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Elfy
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Xubuntu Team
Definition:
New
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
None
Started by
Pasi Lallinaho on 2016-03-28
Completed by
Pasi Lallinaho on 2016-03-28

Whiteboard

Systemd blueprints:
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/core-1403-session-init-systemd-migration
https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/core-1403-systemd-transition

Help get new Xfce releases into Debian and synced to Utopic from there

Investigate whether we can jump to gstreamer1.0 and python3.
  * xfburn is using gst0.10
  * pidgin is using gst0.10, should have gst1.0 for pidgin 3.0 - https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/15299

Prepare for Gtk3.12
 * Check whether our default apps that are still work well (Evince, calculator etc)
  * These apps are all still in their 3.10 versions, so without CSD. The opne-file dialog has been patched, so this should all be fine.
 * See whether headerbars work Ok with Xfwm4
 * Check what happens to application-menus

Investigate hexchat to replace xchat

(?)

Work Items

Work items:
[lderan] Create a UI for the panel-switch application: POSTPONED
[xubuntu-dev] Get lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings into the archive and include it in seed: POSTPONED
[unit193] Propose a new installable metapackage, xubuntu-core: DONE
[xubuntu-dev] Drop XChat from the seed: DONE
[xubuntu-dev] Add pkexec policies for thunar and mousepad: DONE

Dependency tree

* Blueprints in grey have been implemented.

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