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Development Roadmap for Xubuntu 18.04


  • Replace xfce4-volumed and indicator-sound with xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin
  • Replace (or complement) xfce4-indicator-plugin with xfce4-statusnotifier-plugin
  • Determine which xfce 4.13/4.14 components we want to support for 3 years

Blueprint left over from Xubuntu 17.10

  • xfce4-keyboard-overlay: Port to vala or integrate with Xfce, Consider for inclusion
    • I no longer feel like this would be a huge benefit
  • parole: New PackageKit plugin installer
    • This could be worthwhile, but development could be given to a new contributor
  • xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin: Possibly replace indicator-sound
    • We'll be doing this for 18.04
  • Integrate the Pidgin theme
    • Pretty low priority, requires several changes to Pidgin
  • Update appstream metadata for GUI applications
    • Should probably create a checklist for the items maintained by our team and review
  • Review xubuntu-core patches
    • Let's refresh these and get some eyes on them


  • Compton works really well and eliminates screen tearing. Is this something we're interested in investigating for 18.04? Pros/Cons?
  • Trim some fonts added late in the Artful cycle
  • Split the packaging for elementary-xfce