[Solved] When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

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[Solved] When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by zargon12 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:26 pm


Will we be able to use 4.12 when it comes out next week?

Anyone know?


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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by jimallyn » Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:47 pm

You can install the development version of it right now, if that's your thing.

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12/ubuntu trusty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/xubuntu-dev/xfce-4.12/ubuntu trusty main

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:25 am

jimallyn wrote:When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

I have no information on when (or, admittedly, if) it will be added to the Mint 17 / 17.1 repositories. My hope is "soon," but that's obviously not my decision. All I have to go on at this point is, from my reading here, I have inferred that Clem intends to keep our distro current as far as the Cinnamon and MATE DEs (and, I think(?), there related components such as file managers, et cetera) go - and Xfce is, of course, the DE for the Xfce version of Mint. That having been said, however, I fully realize that we as Xfce users make up a smaller percentage of Mint users than the other two DEs that I just mentioned... So I cannot imagine that updating versions of Xfce and all its related components, applications, and other files would be "Priority Number One."

The good news - as I see it - is that, with the way that the Xfce developers structure their version numbers, the entire 4.11 "set" was classed as a development version, and 4.12 as stable. Having tried to read along with the Xfce email lists, I've gotten the idea that they take the term "stable" seriously. I currently only have one computer - a laptop with a non-functioning optical drive and which lacks the ability to boot from USB/SD - so if I do something that pooches it, I'm really screwed... And I'm still eagerly awaiting the (hopeful) updates :D .

There is a long thread over at the Xfce DE community forum in which a member (there) named ToZ has given us regular information and screenshots about the features and bug-fixes in Xfce 4.11 and now in Xfce 4.12. (He's a pretty helpful person, BtW; Mint is not his regular distro, yet when a Mint Xfce user recently posted a thread over there about an issue he was having (for which a solution was posted that did not work for him), ToZ downloaded and installed Mint Xfce so he could delve into it and see what differences our distro had from the "usual" Xfce distros and successfully help that Mint user. Feel free to give him a "shout" and let him know that you're a (Mint) Xfce user if you visit to read about all the changes/improvements that have happened in Xfce since version 4.10 was released (oh, so long ago ( :lol: )). I believe that the posts about the 4.12/stable stuff starts somewhere around post #150 or a few posts after that, but you might find the entire thread to be of interest:

Additionally, I just discovered this:

Mint 18 Xfce 4.12.

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by ddalley » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:12 am

Typically, how long does it take for a new DE to show up in our own repository, so that it updates properly?

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by I2k4 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:10 pm

I don't track all these things, but my recollection is the major Cinnamon version update rolled out with the point release Mint 17.1. I'm also interested in getting XFCE 4.12 and not sure if it will be a routine update or included with point release 17.2 - would be nice if someone in the know advises on it here, or in the Releases thread.
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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by richyrich » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:45 pm

The devs are busily working on LMDE Betsy, so will not have any time for Xfce.

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by catfish12 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:48 pm

xfce 4.12 not ready for mint 17.1 14.04 base :roll: hopefully soon

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by Habitual » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:57 pm

richyrich wrote:The devs are busily working on LMDE Betsy, so will not have any time for Xfce.
And just because you know it's coming..."will Betsy2 have Xfce 4.12?"

I'm pretty sure that's a "no" ;)
But there's always a flood of similar subjected threads during such a time.

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

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Re: When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by WinterTroubles » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:57 am


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Re: [Solved] When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by bob2007 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:50 am

Thanks jimallyn

the ppa worked and I now have XFCE 4.12 in my mint 17.1 box. After installing it I had to un check the ppa due to the errors I kept getting because of no Authentication Key.

Do you have a link to where I can download the Authentication Key at.

Please let me know.

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Re: [Solved] When will Xfce 4.12 be available?

Post by Bolle1961 » Fri Mar 06, 2015 11:24 am

You can download the key from Launchpad
https://launchpad.net/~xubuntu-dev/+arc ... /xfce-4.12
Key number:
The key on Ubuntu keyserver
http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/l ... E&op=index

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