Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu collaboration

Pasi Lallinaho pasi at shimmerproject.org
Mon May 27 08:39:06 UTC 2019

Hello Erich,

the two places you mention – #xubuntu-devel and the mailing list – are 
the correct places to follow changes we might be making that might also 
affect you.

Sometimes some discussion might also slip into #xubuntu-offtopic even if 
it shouldn't. I guess we all should keep a closer eye on posting to the 
correct channel(s).

Lately, as Xfce has been migrating towards GTK3, a lot discussion has 
also happened on #xfce-dev, so you might want to join that channel as 
well. There shouldn't be any Ubuntu-specific discussion as-is, but 
changes required from/sensible for distributions using Xfce have been 
discussed there as well. (I guess a few Xubuntu-specific comments might 
also have made there, but again our team should try to keep these in 

Again, what you describe sounds pretty sane/comprehensive already. If 
you have the time and patience to go an extra mile, I welcome you to 
make more noise on #xubuntu-devel; we will happily work with you and 
help you out with any Xfce-related questions you might have. If you have 
any suggestions/ideas on making the Xfce defaults in the Ubuntu 
ecosystem better for us all, we will happily hear those as well.

The Xubuntu team is relatively small as well, so replying might take 
some time. Most of the time we do get back to things, but if not, feel 
free to repeat your question. We will eventually get there... :)


On 24.5.2019 21.32, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
> Hi all,
> If you don't know who I am, I'm the current leader of Ubuntu Studio.
> Most of you also know that our default desktop environment is Xfce, so
> we share a lot in common. In the past there had been at least some
> collaboration, but that seems to have gone away in recent years, mostly
> due to a lack of participation on the Ubuntu Studio end.
> I'm trying to figure out the best way to stay up-to-date on the default
> configuration and packages. The quasi-deprecation of xfce4-volumed
> caught us off-guard, and now, for several releases, we have a version of
> xfce4-volumed that does not reconnect to PulseAudio if it is restarted.
> Apparently, and from my own tests, xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin does this
> much better, and the indicator-* packages should be removed from our
> seed. I have put forth the request to do this and have modified our
> panel for future releases to use the pulseaudio plugin.
> I guess I would like to prevent information like changes to the default
> panel from being missed in the future. Unfortunately, I have no idea how
> to do this. Perhaps somebody has some ideas on how we can accomplish
> this and work together. I monitor #xubuntu-devel on IRC, and I'm now
> subscribed to this list, but if there's any other way for me to be
> notified about things that affect Ubuntu Studio, such as changes to the
> default Xubuntu desktop (which we should mirror), let me know.
> Thanks,
> Erich
> ---
> Erich Eickmeyer
> Council Chair/Product Leader
> Ubuntu Studio
> ubuntustudio.org

Pasi Lallinaho (knome)         › https://open.knome.fi/
Xubuntu Website Lead           › https://xubuntu.org/
Xfce contributor               › https://xfce.org/
Shimmer Project co-founder     › https://shimmerproject.org/

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