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#101 2014-12-10 04:11:47

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I've stopped posting all the bug fixes. There's been a flurry of them lately and its hard to keep up. You can always see them yourself by clicking in this link. I just wanted to drop a post about some recent xfwm4 bug fixes/enhancements that have caught my eye:

- Add new default themes (To better integrate with GTK3/GNOME apps. Also include hdpi and xhdpi variants.)
- Add support for GTK frame extents (This is required for proper positionning and resizing of CSD windows from GTK3/GNOME.)
- Fix fullscreen mode not working correctly for QT apps (bug #8563)
- Add support for NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED (bug #11067)
- Remove maximize button from non-resizable windows (bug #10910)
- Fix maximizing when window is tiled vertically or horizontally (bug #10084)
- Extremely paranoid hostname lookup (bug #11289)

xfce4-taskmanager has also seen alot of changes lately.


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#102 2014-12-10 16:56:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

There's also https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-c … bject.html which shows all the commits for December and sorts it by component.

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#103 2014-12-16 11:46:39

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Re: What's New in Xfce

xfce4-screenshooter now supports imgur:

scr114.png

scr211.png


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#104 2014-12-16 12:25:53

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I don't see that option on mine?

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#105 2014-12-16 16:36:25

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Re: What's New in Xfce

cmcanulty wrote:

I don't see that option on mine?

Are you using the development version of xfce-screenshooter? Because if you're still using the stable 1.8.1 version then, no, that version is still the same as it was last week.

http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-screenshooter

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#106 2014-12-20 03:11:33

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Thunar now has the ability to display file sizes in regular MB (as other OS's/DE's do) as well as its regular MiB:

thu0.png

Binary unchecked (MiB - 1000):
thu1.png

Binary checked (MB - 1024):
thu2.png

EDIT: This is bug #10864.

Last edited by ToZ (2014-12-20 04:23:09)


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#107 2014-12-20 04:49:28

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Re: What's New in Xfce

You're assisting in the perpetuation of a fallacy.

Just thought I'd mention that.

I still appreciate you're updates on the state of XFCE development, though. smile

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#108 2015-01-04 14:39:23

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-panel 4.11.2 released

http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4- … .2.tar.bz2
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4- … ar.bz2.md5
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4- … r.bz2.sha1
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/xfce4- … bz2.sha256

Release notes for 4.11.2
========================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Added intelligent panel hiding (JPohlmann, ochosi)
- Action buttons: only save session when requested (bug #7930)
- Translation updates: fi, fr, ko, de, pl, cs, es, hr, ms, nl, pt_BR,
  ja, uk, sr, it, th, is, da, pt, en_AU, kk, ru, zh, CN, ast, tr, sk,
  he, ar, el.

Screenshots:
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#109 2015-01-04 15:39:46

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-indicator-plugin 2.3.3 released

http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … .3.tar.bz2
http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … ar.bz2.md5
http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … r.bz2.sha1
http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … bz2.sha256

What is xfce4-indicator-plugin?
===============================

A small plugin to display information from various applications
consistently in the panel as described in Ubuntus MessagingMenu design
specification.

Release notes for 2.3.3
=======================
Maintenance release. Translation updates. Fixed missing icon bug.


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#110 2015-01-04 15:42:37

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: thunar 1.6.4 released

http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar … .4.tar.bz2
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar … ar.bz2.md5
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar … r.bz2.sha1
http://archive.xfce.org/src/xfce/thunar … bz2.sha256

What is thunar?
===============

Thunar is a modern file manager for the Xfce Desktop  Environment. It
has been designed from the ground up to be fast and easy-to-use. Its
user interface is clean and intuitive, and does not include any
confusing or useless options. Thunar is fast and responsive with a good
start up time and directory load time. Thunar is accessible using
Assistive Technologies and is fully standards compliant.

Release notes for 1.6.4
=======================
- make distcheck fix (reference docs linking error) (Andrzej)
- Add support for binary file size units (bug #10864) (Andre Miranda)
- Strip trailing spaces/Github test (Nick)
- Fix case of Xfce in appdata description (Simon)
- Update intltool (Eric)
- Add pkexec policy (Bug #11122) (Eric)
- Remove trailing whitespace from Makefile to prevent warning (Simon)
- Add appdata file for Thunar (Bug 11172) (Eric)
- Check for thumbnails in the new location (Bug #11263) (Eric)
- Default application not respected with glib >= 2.41 (Bug #11212)
(Guido)
- Add support for the GTK 3 bookmarks file (bug #10627) (Alistair)
- Update xfconf setting for thunar-wallpaper plugin (Eric)
- Update copyright. (Nick)
- thunar-tpa: fix libxfce4panel version checking macros (Andrzej)
- Fallback to image surface, workaround for bug in Cairo/RENDER
(Andrzej)
- Fixed missing inode-directory/folder icons on old systems. (Andrzej)
- Change name of file copies (and links) (bug #7518). (Nick)
- Improve the extension selection to not match hidden names. (Nick)
- Safe accels 10 sec after changes (bug #10139). (Nick)
- Force icons on the toolbar (bug #10179). (Nick)
- Improve handling of renames (bug #10242). (Nick)
- Smarter file extension selecting (bug #10268). (Jeff Shipley)
- I18n: Remove broken / unsupported translations. (Nick)
- Force reference on files from the cache. (Nick)
- Drop README.thunarrc. (Nick)
- Translation updates.

Screenshots:
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#111 2015-01-04 18:55:15

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I think you must have missed one: "Added new option for split view"

;-D


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#112 2015-01-04 21:08:50

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jerry3904 wrote:

I think you must have missed one: "Added new option for split view"

;-D

I don't see this option after updating Thunar in Arch Linux. How do you enable or use it?


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#113 2015-01-04 22:07:25

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Sorry, I was making a joke. A lot of us have expressed the wish for a split view option, and I was needling ToZ about it not being in the release.


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#114 2015-01-04 22:41:47

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jerry3904 wrote:

Sorry, I was making a joke. A lot of us have expressed the wish for a split view option, and I was needling ToZ about it not being in the release.

lol. There is a patch floating around if anyone is interested, though I've never tried it.


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#115 2015-01-05 01:05:37

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Ah, that explains it!


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#116 2015-01-25 10:53:53

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2 released

xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2 is now available for download from
 
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … .2.tar.bz2
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … ar.bz2.md5
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … r.bz2.sha1
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … bz2.sha256


What is xfce4-screenshooter?
============================

This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active
window or a selected region. You can set the delay that elapses before
the screenshot is taken and the action that will be done with the
screenshot: save it to a PNG file, copy it to the clipboard, open it
using another application, or host it on ZimageZ or imgur.com, free
online image hosting service.

A plugin for the Xfce panel is also available.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applic … eenshooter


Release notes for 1.8.2
=======================
This version brings a new upload option to imgur.com, loosely based on a
patch from Sebastian Waisbrot. It has been updated to work with imgur
API v3, and the upload code has been refactored so that it should be
easy to add more upload services in the future.

  * Enhancements:
    - Add imgur.com as possible upload option (bug #6899)
    - Add appdate file (bug #11202)
    - Make region selection with compositing on more usable on darker
      backgrounds (bug #9592).
    - Updated translations (thanks to translators!)

  * Bugs fixed:
    - Fix keyboard navigation between choices (bug #11325)
    - Fix build with automake 1.13 (bug #10030)
    - Use filename-friendly date format for saved files (bug #8445)

Screenshots:
L6n5fYl.png


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#117 2015-01-25 11:14:29

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Some interesting work currently being done on xfwm window previews in alt-tab. Have a look.

hOuiOQj.png


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#118 2015-01-25 18:18:43

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Re: What's New in Xfce

meh, looks resource intensive (previews) - i hope we can still use the old app icon based switcher,also I wonder how the round corners look like if composite is disabled...


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Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

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#119 2015-01-25 18:35:10

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Interestingly, with compositing disabled, there currently doesn't seem to be window previews:
EFOUUdil.png

Also, there doesn't appear to be a configuration option to control it. Its still in heavy development though.


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#120 2015-01-25 18:39:31

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2 released

xfce4-screenshooter 1.8.2 is now available for download from
 
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … .2.tar.bz2
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … ar.bz2.md5
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … r.bz2.sha1
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/apps/xfce4- … bz2.sha256


What is xfce4-screenshooter?
============================

This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active
window or a selected region. You can set the delay that elapses before
the screenshot is taken and the action that will be done with the
screenshot: save it to a PNG file, copy it to the clipboard, open it
using another application, or host it on ZimageZ or imgur.com, free
online image hosting service.

A plugin for the Xfce panel is also available.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applic … eenshooter


Release notes for 1.8.2
=======================
This version brings a new upload option to imgur.com, loosely based on a
patch from Sebastian Waisbrot. It has been updated to work with imgur
API v3, and the upload code has been refactored so that it should be
easy to add more upload services in the future.

  * Enhancements:
    - Add imgur.com as possible upload option (bug #6899)
    - Add appdate file (bug #11202)
    - Make region selection with compositing on more usable on darker
      backgrounds (bug #9592).
    - Updated translations (thanks to translators!)

  * Bugs fixed:
    - Fix keyboard navigation between choices (bug #11325)
    - Fix build with automake 1.13 (bug #10030)
    - Use filename-friendly date format for saved files (bug #8445)

Just to add that there is another feature not documented in the release notes but on one bug report bug ·8445. Now you can customize the name of the file under

.config/xfce4/xfce4-screenshooter

with a field title and a boolean timestamp which controls whether you want the timestamp at the end or not.

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#121 2015-01-26 20:50:54

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-verve-plugin 1.0.1 released

xfce4-verve-plugin 1.0.1 is now available for download from
 
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … .1.tar.bz2
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … ar.bz2.md5
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … r.bz2.sha1
  http://archive.xfce.org/src/panel-plugi … bz2.sha256


What is xfce4-verve-plugin?
===========================

The Verve panel plugin is a comfortable command line plugin for the Xfce
panel. It supports several nice features, such as:

- Command history
- Auto-completion (including command history)
- Open URLs and eMail addresses in your favourite applications
- Focus grabbing via D-BUS (so you can bind a shortcut to it)
- Custom input field width

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel- … rve-plugin


Release notes for 1.0.1
=======================
5 years later, a much awaited update to verve plugin!

Significant changes:
* Use exo-open instead of the deprecated xfterm4 to launch commands in a
term via ctrl-enter (bug #9978)
* Fix style when the entry loses focus (bug #3525)
* Build the plugin as a module
* Port to libxfce4ui
* Tons of translation updates !

Screenshots:
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#122 2015-01-28 17:04:23

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Hi,

I'm the maintainer of the Slackware-based Microlinux Enterprise Desktop (http://www.microlinux.fr/mled.php), which uses Xfce as desktop environment. I understand that since the release of 4.10, there have been quite some changes brewing under the hood. Do you guys plan an official release in a foreseeable future? The next Slackware release won't be too long, and it would be sad if this didn't include all the new Xfce improvements.

Cheers from the sunny South of France.

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#123 2015-01-28 18:29:38

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Re: What's New in Xfce

AFAIK, a 4.12 release is coming. However, I'm not sure when. It would be best to direct this question to the xfce4-dev mailing list.


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#124 2015-01-31 05:15:02

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Re: What's New in Xfce

sixsixfive wrote:

.....i hope we can still use the old app icon based switcher.....

Its now an option:
OjKZMgR.png


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#125 2015-02-04 20:30:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I know this is ToZ's thread, but he may be away and I think the Community would be interested in knowing that the last couple of days have witnessed the devs moving toward agreeing to a concrete release date for Xfce 12. The selected date is...wait for it...the weekend of Feb 28-Mar 1, a bit more than 3 weeks away!

Ever since that internal announcement the dev wires have been humming with discussions of critical bugs to get fixed by that date, default theme, etc. It's about to get very busy and very interesting around here.

WOOT!


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