Status of Xfce in Debian/Ubuntu

(I haven’t blogged for a lot of time, sorry about that, too many things to do)

This is a short summary of the status of Xfce (especially 4.10) in Debian and Ubuntu.

Debian

To sum up: 4.6 is in squeeze, 4.8 in testing/sid/wheezy, 4 ...

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How (not) to do a community survey, by Jono Bacon

(French: désolé, un billet en anglais de temps en temps ça ne fait pas de mal, je le traduirai à l’occasion.)

A few weeks ago, I received a mail about a community survey. Inside, I could read that “[Jono is] in the process of trying to understand the needs ...

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Collaboration == bashing?

In my previous post I wrote about the Ubuntu - Automatix collaboration:

Eventually, I am looking forward to seeing some progress on the Collaboration between Automatix and Ubuntu. Thanks to this spec, many good ideas can pop up and be implemented in hardy, and I’d be happy to receive any ...

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Adobe Reader 8

screenshot of Adobe Reader

I updated acroread packages in Medibuntu yesterday. Gutsy now ships the 8.1.1 release. I spent a lot of time sanitizing debian-marillat’s package, so it should work out of the box! Please report any bug experienced to our bugtracker. ;)

Proprietary softwares are really a PITA to maintain: they ...

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non-free-codecs

Another hint about medibuntu: we added a metapackage called non-free-codecs in gutsy. It was requested long ago (see LP: #122710 but we didn’t take/have the time to do it.

Description: Non-free codecs

This package depends on the binaries codecs package matching your architecture (w32codecs for i386, w64codecs for ...

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Cleartype in gutsy…

Today, Matti Lindell enabled Cleartype- like features of freetype, cairo and xft in gutsy, by applying David Turner’s patches. I wonder why they finally decided to use them, since I read some months ago on David’s webpage that it was rather risky because this feature was heavily patented ...

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funny…

pts page for gcc-snapshot

Yeah, MOTUs have the power, they even maintain gcc-snapshot in Debian! \o/ (ok, doko screwed up with his latest upload, and I didn’t have any good idea to write an amazing post…)

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dpkg triggers

Some weeks ago, Ian Jackson sent a mail to {debian,ubuntu}-devel to speak about a very interesting feature of dpkg he was working on: triggers.

Quoting from the specification :

A dpkg trigger is a facility that allows events caused by one package but of interest to another package to ...

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