Xubuntu 15.10: Development

Registered by Simon SteinbeiƟ

New features planned for Xubuntu 15.10 and everything else development-related.

Blueprint information

Simon SteinbeiƟ
Xubuntu Team
Needs approval
Xubuntu Developers
Series goal:
Accepted for wily
Milestone target:
Started by
Pasi Lallinaho
Completed by
Pasi Lallinaho


- Update xfburn to latest release with gst1.0 support and then drop gst0.10 (done)
- LibreOffice 5.0 is set to hit Wily

Stuff that still requires Python2:
- Blueman (2.0 release with Python3 support already in Debian)
- apt-offline
- apt-xapian-index
- gconf (fix released in wily)
- gnome-doc-utils

Possible Work Items (migrate to actual work items as needed):
- Test xfce4-power-manager 1.5 throughout the cycle and if 1.6 is released in a timely manner, consider it for inclusion.

xfpanel-switch and patched xfce4-panel builds are available in the xubuntu-staging PPA: https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+archive/ubuntu/xubuntu-staging

Project Links:
- catfish: https://launchpad.net/catfish-search
- mugshot: https://launchpad.net/mugshot
- parole: http://git.xfce.org/apps/parole/
- xfpanel-switch: https://launchpad.net/xfpanel-switch
- xfce4-keyboard-overlay: https://launchpad.net/xfce4-keyboard-overlay
- sgt-puzzles-launcher: lp:~noskcaj/+junk/sgt-puzzles-launcher
- xubuntu core MRs: https://code.launchpad.net/~unit193/debian-cd/xubuntu-core/+merge/267879 - https://code.launchpad.net/~unit193/livecd-rootfs/xubuntu-core/+merge/267880 - https://code.launchpad.net/~unit193/ubuntu-cdimage/xubuntu-core/+merge/268167

Ubiquity black background fix merged at http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-installer/ubiquity/trunk/revision/6307


Work Items

Work items:
[ubuntu-cdimage] Review xubuntu-core patches: INPROGRESS
[unit193] gmusicbrowser: Update pkg-multimedia with 1.1.15: DONE
[unit193] xubuntu-core: patch livecd-rootfs: DONE
[krytarik] xubuntu-core: patch ubuntu-cdimage: DONE
[unit193] xubuntu-core: patch lp:~ubuntu-cdimage/debian-cd/ubuntu: DONE
[unit193] xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Get uploaded to Debian: DONE
[bluesabre] xfpanel-switch: Do initial release: DONE
[bluesabre] xfpanel-switch: Upload patched xfce4-panel to PPA for testing: DONE
[ochosi] xfpanel-switch: Integrate in xfce4-panel: DONE
[ochosi] xfpanel-switch: Upstream patch for xfce4-panel: DONE
[xubuntu-dev] xfpanel-switch: Evaluate for inclusion in wily: DONE
[bluesabre] xfpanel-switch: Add to seed: DONE
[bluesabre] Upload patched xfce4-panel with xfpanel-switch integration: DONE
[bluesabre] xubuntu-default-settings: Disable Gtk 3.16 overlay scrollbars: DONE
[unit193] xfdesktop4: Update to latest bugfix release: DONE
[bluesabre] mugshot: Bug fixes: DONE
[micahg] xubuntu-core: Review patches: DONE
[bluesabre] ubiquity: Use feh instead of xfdesktop to draw the background: DONE
[bluesabre] catfish: Add flag for optional CSD: DONE
[bluesabre] xfce4-keyboard-overlay: Port to vala or integrate with Xfce, Consider for inclusion: POSTPONED
[xubuntu-dev] parole: New PackageKit plugin installer: POSTPONED
[xubuntu-dev] xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Possibly replace indicator-sound: POSTPONED
[noskcaj] sgt-puzzles: Create a launcher to cleanup menus, consider for inclusion: POSTPONED
[xubuntu-dev] Get shimmer-themes back into Xubuntu packageset: POSTPONED
[bluesabre] Make libreoffice-style-elementary default and only installed theme: POSTPONED

Dependency tree

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