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This page was dedicated to Xfce Release Engineering for the 4.2.0 major release. It'll probably be updated when we start the 4.4.0 release process. Until then, there are some bits and pieces from the 4.2.0 process.


Here are the current drafts for the Xfce 4.2.0 announcement texts (includes news sites announcement, website announcement, press release announcement and changelog).

Users who would like to send Xfce 4.2.0 announcements to news sites should pick up the Short announcement text from the Release Announcement below (don't use a draft, but the version marked as final!). But, please don't send announcements until the website has been updated on 2005/01/16!!

Xfce 4.2.0 Release Announcements (Final) (german version) (spanish version)

Xfce 4.2.0 Release Announcements (Draft 3) (german version) (spanish version)

Xfce 4.2.0 Release Announcements (Draft 2)

Xfce 4.2.0 Release Announcements (Draft 1)

To coordinate the process of announcing Xfce a bit, here's a list of news site and people who will send announcements to that site, so we don't send more than one announcement per site! Drop me a note if you want to be listed here.

Preliminary tarballs

Here you can find preliminary source tarballs (and Fedora/RH RPMs) for Xfce 4.2.0. These are unofficial tarballs, which do not include the final release, but a last-preview version targeted at binary packagers and porters to pre-check that everything works as expected!

tarballs removed as there are no longer required