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#126 2015-02-04 21:01:29

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

Work is _always_ getting in the way!

For those still running the stable 4.10, there will be a boat-load of changes (enhancements and bug fixes).

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#127 2015-02-05 23:59:48

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Will Xfwm4 be getting GTK3 support?

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#128 2015-02-06 01:17:34

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Mark7 wrote:

Will Xfwm4 be getting GTK3 support?

See: GTK+ 3 preparation and optional compile support roadmap.

Out of curiosity, how do you see xfwm4 supporting/using GTK3?

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#129 2015-02-06 15:09:54

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I have no idea.  What can gtk3 do for xfwm4 that gtk2 doesn't?

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#130 2015-02-06 15:56:44

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Re: What's New in Xfce

This whole question is a hot topic right now on the Dev listserv, so I think it is fair to say the question has not been settled yet.


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
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#131 2015-02-06 17:04:34

ilianus
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:
Mark7 wrote:

Will Xfwm4 be getting GTK3 support?

See: GTK+ 3 preparation and optional compile support roadmap.

Out of curiosity, how do you see xfwm4 supporting/using GTK3?

perhaps the support of wayland in  4.14

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#132 2015-02-08 19:01:21

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Re: What's New in Xfce

This is kind of neat:
iXskzPcl.png

Icon descriptions and previews.

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#133 2015-02-08 21:38:26

Jerry3904
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Re: What's New in Xfce

So that's what they were talking about, couldn't quite figure it out. Now I have to figure out what to use it for...

Last edited by Jerry3904 (2015-02-08 21:38:51)


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My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#134 2015-02-11 20:23:54

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 2.9.1 released

What is gtk-xfce-engine?
========================

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 2.9.1
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Changed rendering of the spinner
- Correctly match gtk-tooltip widgets (bug #8494)
- Use size for the radio and check boxes (bug #8456)
- Don't leak a graduent pattern at each draw (bug #8521)
- Support trough-side-details
- Added flat_border and focus_color style properties
- More rendering improvements

For Xfce 4.12 the gtk-xfce-engine will be gtk2 only.
The later versions of gtk3 don't support a theme engine anymore.
There are gtk2/gtk3 compatible themes out there as well as the default
theme of gtk3 has improved.
Cause of the previous statments as well as maintainance reasons, the
gtk3 themes have been dropped.

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#135 2015-02-12 18:39:16

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Re: What's New in Xfce

wait! 2.9.1?
There is already a 3.0.1!

this is a typo or a bug or something but this version already exist.


XFCE :: Arch Linux
:: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics @ 1300 MHz
:: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Wrestler [Radeon HD 6310]
:: LED with aspect ration of 16:9 in 14.0'' (1366x768) [Radeon driver]

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#136 2015-02-12 19:07:51

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jristz wrote:

wait! 2.9.1?
There is already a 3.0.1!

this is a typo or a bug or something but this version already exist.

The GTK3 theme engine has been dropped from Xfce (mostly because GTK3 has dropped support for theme engines and relies on CSS for themeing [1]).

From https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-d … 31106.html [2]:

The decision has been made to go for 1 and a. As there is also decided not
to ship a default gtk3 theme.
The gtk-xfce-engine git repository has a new master branch called
master-gtk2. This is a branch from 2.9.0 with all the gtk2 changes from
master merge into this.
gtk-xfce-engine 2.9.1 has been released with these changes. And this can be
considered the release candidate for xfce 4.12.

References:
[1] https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-d … 31062.html
[2] https://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce4-d … 31084.html

Note: Read both mailing list discussions to get a better idea of how the devs are planning to deal with GTK2/3 theme consistency.
(tl;dr - leaving it to theme developers, e.g. adwaita/greybird, to provide consistency)

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#137 2015-02-14 18:58:57

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfwm4 4.11.3 released

What is xfwm4?
==============
Xfce's window manager.

Release notes for 4.11.3
========================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Add a zoom_desktop xfconf setting
- Add corner tiling
- Add support for extended XSync counter
- Add support for GTK frame extents
- Add support for GTK hide titlebar on maximize
- Add support for NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED
- Add titleless maximization feature
- Allow color substitution in themerc
- Allow cycling during drag'n drop
- Allow shadow under dock ARGB windows
- Allow tiling and workspace wrap on move
- Changed wireframe to cairo drawing when using the compositor
- Fix cycle vs. focus follow mouse
- Fix fullscreen mode not working correctly for QT apps)
- Fix gravity on configure request
- Fix keyboard shortcuts after keyboard layout changes
- Fix maximizing when window is tiled vertically or horizontally
- Fix maximum host name length.
- Fix opacity being reset on theme change
- Fix reparenting with compositor
- Fix selection with mouse in multi-monitor alt-tab dialog
- Fix size increment
- Limit parallel pointer moves before wrapping
- New default window decoration themes (including HDPI and xHDPI)
- On canceled move, restore all maximizations states
- Optionally remove frame on tiling as well
- Optionnally use window preview in tabwin
- Prevent CSD windows from being moved too far up
- Remove horizontal tyling on move
- Remove maximize button from non-resizable windows
- Remove restore-on-move option
- Send debug messages to a log file
- Update desktop geometry on xrandr events
- Use cairo wireframe for move/resize
- Use correct type on platforms where time_t is 64bits like OpenBSD
- Use source indication in activate window
- Use the correct drm/dri device on OpenBSD
- Workaround for NET_WORKAREA with multimonitor
- Lot of translations updates (ast, bg, cs, da ,de, en_AU, es, fi, fr,
   he ,hr ,hu, id, it, ja ,kk, ko, ms ,nl, pl, pt_BR, ru ,sr ,th, tr,
   uk, zh_CN)

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#138 2015-02-14 21:00:44

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Re: What's New in Xfce

> - Allow cycling during drag'n drop

Wait, What? instead of alt-tab i can now use dnd? How? I don't get it - sorry

>- Changed wireframe to cairo drawing when using the compositor

this also makes the wireframe mode unusable

- with all themes that use an active text color instead of an active backgound/selection color
- or for users that set a similar colored wallpaper/desktop color as the selection color: http://i.imgur.com/uSS2T3C.png

Mark7 wrote:

I have no idea.  What can gtk3 do for xfwm4 that gtk2 doesn't?

> - New default window decoration themes (including HDPI and xHDPI)

since gtk3 supports scaling this could be dropped

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#139 2015-02-14 21:23:52

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Re: What's New in Xfce

sixsixfive wrote:

> - Allow cycling during drag'n drop

Wait, What? instead of alt-tab i can now use dnd? How? I don't get it - sorry

This bug report explains it. Basically, grab and hold a file, alt-tab+cycle to the app you want, and drop the file.

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#140 2015-02-16 17:10:31

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Newly committed bug fix that apparently fixes the "icons resetting/changing position" problem I read about a lot. Just synching now to see if it fixes the problem. I'm certain it would be helpful if anyone who can, can test this commit.

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#141 2015-02-19 18:49:47

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.1.0 released

What is xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin?
================================

Xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin is a panel plugin for controlling an audio
output volume of the PulseAudio mixer. The volume can be adjusted using
keyboard shortcuts, mouse wheel, a slider in a popup menu (todo), or via
a linked external audio mixer tool.

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


Release notes for 0.1.0
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

An initial release for packaging and evaluation. A release with
translations will follow shortly.

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#142 2015-02-19 18:51:00

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfconf 4.11.0 released

What is xfconf?
===============

Xfconf is a flexible, easy-to-use configuration management system.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.11.0
========================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Not many exciting changes for this release, mostly translation updates,
small fixes and code tweaks..

- Allow :.,[]{} characters in property and channel names (bug #11021)
- Fix make check when including perl bindings in the build (bug #9556)
- Remove unneeded files.
- Drop deprecated g_type_init() function.
- Simplify checks.
- Autotools updates.
- Use new glib 2.32 mutex api.
- Translation updates: ar, ast, bg, bn, ca, cs, da, de, el, en_AU,
  en_GB, es, eu, fi, fr, gl, hr, hu, id, is, it, ja, kk, ko, lv, ms,
  nb, nl, oc, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, sk, sr, sv, th, tr, ug, uk, ur,
  ur_PK, zh_CN, zh_TW.

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#143 2015-02-19 18:52:07

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 3.1.0 released

What is gtk-xfce-engine?
========================

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 3.1.0
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Added default colors to xfce basic theme
- Fix uinitialized value (bug #10877)
- Support trough-side-details
- Added flat_border and focus_color style properties
- More rendering improvements
- Gtk+-3 support has been stopped

For Xfce 4.12 the gtk-xfce-engine will be gtk2 only.
This release contains the same version of the gtk2 engine and themes as
the 2.9.2 release. And gtk3 has been disabled by default but is still
present.

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#144 2015-02-19 18:52:56

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 2.9.2 released

What is gtk-xfce-engine?
========================

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 2.9.2
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Add default colors to xfce basic theme
- Fix uinitialized value (bug #10877)

For Xfce 4.12 the gtk-xfce-engine will be gtk2 only.
For packaging puproses there will also be a 3.1.0 release containing the
same changes.

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#145 2015-02-19 18:56:36

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: libxfce4ui 4.11.2 released
What is libxfce4ui?
===================

Libxfce4ui is used to share commonly used Xfce widgets among the Xfce
applications.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


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

- Bump dependencies versions (autotools, Xfce libraries)
- Remove SVN $Id$ tags
- Properly quote AC_LANG_SOURCE
- Fix autoconf m4 directory warning
- Fix IT_PROG_INTLTOOL warning
- Fix build with --enable-debug=full and GTK3 (bug #11176)
- Add .gitignore
- Fix grabbing shortcuts with <Super> modifier (bug #10373)
- Avoid double forking when spawning external apps (bug #9373)
- Don't drop startup notify hint when resetting to defaults (bug
#10630)
- Add <Ctrl><Alt>l shortcut for screen locking (xflock4) (bug #10728)
- Fix xfce_dialog_show_help()


ANNOUNCE: xfce4-dev-tools 4.11.1 released
What is xfce4-dev-tools?
========================

The Xfce Development Tools are a set of scripts and m4/autoconf macros
that ease build system maintenance.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.11.1
========================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Update list of files to clean with xdt-autogen
- Remove definitions related to the obsolete xfce-mcs-manager
- Remove obsolete check for threaded panels (<= 4.1.90)
- Bump dependencies for xfce4-dev-tools and m4macros
- Fix autotools m4 warning
- Fix out of source building (bug #10899)
- Display warning if AC_PROG_INTLTOOL is used (bug #8930)


ANNOUNCE: xfce4-settings 4.11.4 released
What is xfce4-settings?
=======================

Settings manager of the Xfce desktop.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.11.4
========================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Add touchpad support with libinput
- Add previews for icon themes in appearance settings
- Add Gtk+ theme palettes in the appearance dialog
- Add support for versioned help documentation
- Add support for libinput Xorg driver (bug #11469)
- Add option to set the primary display (bug #8328)
- Add helper to synchronize CSD layout to xfwm4
- Support stat command flags on BSD systems (bug #11531)
- Show more information in icon-theme list (bug #9130)
- Width of display dialog is no longer hard-coded
- Update display PNP IDs from hwdata
- Update mimeapps.list location for glib >= 2.41 (bug #11293)
- Use 1/10 Hz precision for displays (bug #10661)
- Fix segmentation fault when renaming workspaces (bug #11229)
- Fix --display argument being fatal (bug #11188)
- Fix alignment of the sound settings
- Fix issues found with cppcheck (bug #10879) and other
  scanning utilities
- Do not try to reencode libxklavier descriptions (bug #11317)
- Prevent invalid characters from breaking display name (bug #11423)
- Translation updates: Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian,
  Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech,
  Danish, Finnish, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew, Hungarian
  Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Polish,
  Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbian, Slovenian,
  Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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#146 2015-02-19 19:23:15

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

The Whisker Menu project has been added to the Xfce git tree and there have been a number of enhancements and bug fixes. Here are some current screenshots:

plsjNuDl.png
xo6g7tAl.png
QLC2lbyl.png
jIguUCdl.png
DpI5265l.png

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#147 2015-02-19 20:03:07

Jerry3904
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Re: What's New in Xfce

That's great! GG's menu is not only extremely well designed (like his little games: Peg-E is my favorite.) but incredibly well thought out.


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#148 2015-02-19 20:15:20

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ,

As always, continued thanks for your work here and in general. Have you used the new Whisker menu version? If so, can you tell whether or not it is now fully usable via the keyboard? Specifically, with the version that I have (Mint 17), there appears to be no way to access the logout/shutdown part. I have things set up so that pressing the power button shuts down my computer, but occasionally would like to be able to suspend; I realize I can use the mouse-device (and I do so when necessary), so I haven't complai-- err, suggested this improvement to the developers, knowing that their manpower is limited.

Regards,
MDM


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How to Ask for Help <=== Click on this link

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#149 2015-02-19 22:53:57

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

MountainDewManiac wrote:

ToZ,

As always, continued thanks for your work here and in general. Have you used the new Whisker menu version? If so, can you tell whether or not it is now fully usable via the keyboard? Specifically, with the version that I have (Mint 17), there appears to be no way to access the logout/shutdown part. I have things set up so that pressing the power button shuts down my computer, but occasionally would like to be able to suspend; I realize I can use the mouse-device (and I do so when necessary), so I haven't complai-- err, suggested this improvement to the developers, knowing that their manpower is limited.

Regards,
MDM

With the current version I can use the tab to move around - including getting to the logout button.

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#150 2015-02-20 01:22:21

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: thunar 1.6.5 released

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.

Website:
  http://thunar.xfce.org/


Release notes for 1.6.5
=======================
[Note that this is a development release]

It brings fixes for file update events, code cleanups, various small GUI
tweaks and some improvements for the side pane. It also properly sets
wallpapers for newer versions of xfdesktop. Thanks to the contributors
and all people who helped dig up and clean the bugs in the bugtracker.

- Bump autotools versions
- Add .gitignore
- Do not execute but only open shell scripts by default (bug #7596)
(Harald Judt)
- Fix typo in error message (Nick Schermer)
- Improve keyboard navigation for thunar-tree-view (bug #4519) (Harald
Judt)
- Allow ctrl + middle click in shortcut and treeview panes (Harald
Judt)
- Set correct dialog window hint for progress dialog (bug #11467) (Matt
Thirtytwo)
- Refresh file info after getting it from cache (bug #11008) (Peter de
Ridder)
- Remove unused enum for signal handlers (bug #11493) (Matt Thirtytwo)
- Simplify Makefile.am. Generated files are separated from typed source
files (Matt Thirtytwo)
- thunar-tpa: Install desktop file to $(datadir)/xfce4/panel/plugins
(Robby Workman)
- Fix anchor offset in xfce_dialog_show_help () function. (Olivier
Duchateau)
- Properly handle m4 stuff (Harald Judt)
- TWP: Single-workspace-mode = TRUE is the default (Bug #11047) (Eric
Koegel)
- thunar-wallpaper: Do not use escaped filenames for xfconf (Harald
Judt)
- Use xfconf and handle xfdesktop's single workspace (Bug #11047) (Eric
Koegel)
- Revert "Workaround for crashes on RHEL5" (Andrzej)
- Revert "Fallback to image surface, workaround for bug in Cairo/RENDER"
(Andrzej)
- Renaming a file from another file manager, file disappears in Thunar
window (bug #11430) (Andrzej)
- Make usage/free string more clear (bug #11345) (Harald Judt)
- Make single middle click open files and folders (bug #10587) (Harald
Judt)
- Add a progressbar to the freespace indicator in the properties dialog
(Harald Judt, Simon Steinbeiss)
- Change resize style in thunar-wallpaper plugin (Thaddaeus
Tintenfisch)
- Add vim modeline. Remove obsolete '$Id$' line (Matt Thirtytwo)
- Right click context menu with wrong icon (bug #10652) (Andrzej)
- Translation updates



Screenshot of progressbar and freespace indicator in properties dialog:
WRVxlXal.png

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