Focus of development & import freeze

Marco Milone marco.sting at
Wed Sep 25 05:38:25 EDT 2013

Wonderful, I'm really happy so see some love for Xfce too!

2013/9/25 Tanmay Gandhi <technofhilia at>

> The feature freeze should happen and a release is essential to attract a
> bunch of volunteers.
> I am looking at tanglu as debian based workstation os (in the long term
> when there is more support and we have big release cycles) which gives a DE
> as vanilla as possible with only tangly config included nothing facny.
> I hope we dont support click packages etc.
> The only suggestion is about including xfce.
> We can sync with debian testing for xfce as i don't have time to package
> it. But i can surely help with its config package and the xdg for xfce.
> (Reason being gnome does too many changes every release cycle and xfce is
> simple clean and works out of the box.)
> Will there be support for ppa dedicated to tanglu ?
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>  *From:* Matthias Klumpp <matthias at>
> *To:* Tanglu development list <tanglu-devel at>
> *Sent:* Thursday, 19 September 2013 3:08 PM
> *Subject:* Focus of development & import freeze
> Hi!
> I think it might make some sense to start to work actively towards the
> first Tanglu release now.
> Effectively, this means that we need to define the components we want
> to ship and the time when we want to stop syncing packages from
> Debian.
> Every Debian package sync potentially breaks stuff and requires
> adjustments and rebuilds, so it makes some sense to disable the
> automatic sync soon, so we can stabilize the current distribution.
> This would mean that Tanglu 1.1 ships with GNOME 3.8 and KDE 4.10.
> We could of course also delay the auto-sync-freeze, which would result
> in newer stuff in the release, but will certainly delay the release.
> (Right now, I am not sure if we want that)
> There are lots of issues in the archive which need to be fixed before
> we can make a release ;-)
> Speaking of that, I also think that we can support the release until
> the next Tanglu release + 2 months - the small team can't handle
> longer support cycles right now (it is boring work, and saying that we
> could support a Tanglu release for a longer time would be lying right
> now).
> Any commends/suggestions/votes on this?
> Cheers,
>   Matthias
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