Moving to Xfce land

Behind the scenes there were a few changes and I still didn’t announce anything, since I still hadn’t done all bits of it yet. The last bit being the first release of Midori under the hood of Xfce Goodies.

What does Midori moving in with Xfce bring us? The repository moved to [http://git.xfce.org/kalikiana/midori/ git.xfce.org/kalikiana/midori], which has a fancy web interface for the repository. There is a [http://wiki.xfce.org/midori_faq Midori FAQ] in the Xfce wiki now, that everybody can read and also add to and improve. Releases are from now on done via the Xfce Goodies Release Manager which generates checksums automatically and sends notifications to the Xfce mailing list. Neither the website nor the bug tracker will change, though, no need to change bookmarks for those.

What does Midori having moved in with Xfce mean for non-Xfce users? Basically, nothing will change for the average user, Midori is still as portable as before. Are there going to be efforts towards integration with Xfce? Yes, but not exclusively. If you want Midori to work better on your favourite system, let’s talk about it. And maybe some day in the future Xfce users will see Midori as their default web browser. But anything will be optional, there are no plans with regard to essential dependencies on Xfce libraries. No need to worry there.

By the way, #midori on irc.freenode.net is a happy place, be welcome to join us for a little chat. ^_^

7 thoughts on “Moving to Xfce land

  1. DaVince

    “Just don’t make Midori dependent of some XFCE libraries”

    From the topmost post:
    “there are no plans with regard to essential dependencies on Xfce libraries. No need to worry there.”

    I’m happy this is the case. I don’t wanna install too much stuff when I’m mostly an LXDE user, and I don’t want to install all kinds of xfce-dev packages if I want to compile Midori on my own. :)

  2. Bror

    Just don’t make Midori dependent of some XFCE libraries. Most people that use a freestanding window managers hate when some package need KDE/Gnome/XFCE libraries.

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