On 6/4/19 12:49 PM, Olivier Fourdan wrote:
Your email sounds a bit harsh... I think Fedora is doing a great job
at packaging xfce! 
The "xfce4-about" is just a simple tool provided with the libxfce4ui
package, but it actually takes the version from
`xfce_version_string()` which is defined in libxfce4util.
And it happens that upstream still has that string set to "4.12",
better file a bug upstream, but calling it a "useless piece of code"
is unlikely to give you the traction you ask for.
Sorry for sounding harsh. It is frustrating when this kind of code
is not maintained and the information provided is of little value.
As far as "upstream", I already filed the bug back on
2018-11-03. Resolution was "INVALID".
xfce4-about 4.13 thinks it is 4.12
This is known, I was told that development versions retain
the previous stable version ...
Maybe you should consider just removing "xfce4-about" from
the next release?
Or maybe at least remove the revision information so that it
only shows the credits? Only showing the credits would be easier
to maintain. It would certainly create less confusion.
As for the package list you posted, xfce is made of different
which have different versions, not all packages follow the same
scheme. Actually, 4.13.x is 4.14-pre-something, so it looks to me you
do have a pre-version of 4.14 installed. Of course, one important
piece of the puzzle (xfwm4) is missing in your list because you
queried "xfce*" which excludes xfwm4...
$ rpm -qa xfwm4\*
If 4.14 is being tagged as 4.13.xx, it is pretty difficult
to tell what is and what is not 4.14. Do you have a
way of telling if I am actually on 4.14 yet?
Seems like many of the 4.13 bugs are not showing themselves
anymore, but time will tell.
Fedora should consider only releasing the "stable" version
next time. Xfce can not be held accountable for someone
releasing a test version. "Test" versions are "suppose"
to be buggy. That is why they are called "test" versions.
I think 4.13 slipped past Fedora's army of testers. (Fedora
is not bleeding edge. It is next to bleeding edge.)
Xfce just keeps getting better and better (4.13 excluded).
Sorry again for sounding harsh. I do very much appreciate what
you guys do.