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#151 2015-02-24 21:13:27

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?

hidden scrollbars

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#152 2015-02-25 01:00:27

MountainDewManiac
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ilianus wrote:
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?

hidden scrollbars

Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Today's computer displays are already freakishly wide for their height for things other than watching HD video content roll , so it is not like there is a premium on the space that the scrollbars are currently taking up.

Regards,
MDM


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#153 2015-02-26 21:48:49

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-sensors-plugin 1.2.6 released

What is xfce4-sensors-plugin?
=============================

The sensors plugin allows to conveniently track the status of any sensor
available in your system, including mainboard and processor sensors,
harddisk sensors and ACPI. Visualization is available in three different
ways. The package also delivers a stand-alone application.

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


Release notes for 1.2.6
=======================
Here's a new release of the Xfce4 Sensors Plugin.

The most notable changes are:

- Support for thermal_zoneX folders in sysfs

- Inhibit various plugin crashes

- Tooltip automatically deactivated for tacho view so that plugin
doesn't crash then (can be reactivated in settings dialog from panel
settings -> objects -> sensors plugin -> properties)

More specific bug fixes and changes can be found in the NEWS file.

Screenies:
tNnwY8t.png
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yFvMdHQ.png
h58DvPL.png

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#154 2015-02-28 00:07:35

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-xkb-plugin 0.7.1 released

What is xfce4-xkb-plugin?
=========================

XKB layout switching panel plug-in for the Xfce desktop environment

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


Release notes for 0.7.1
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

This is a development release for xfce4-xkb-plugin; it requires
xfce4-settings 4.11 or later.

2015-02-27 18:29
    * New version 0.7.1 - to be used with xfce4-settings 4.11 or later;
      do *not* use this version with XFCE 4.8 or 4.10, it won't work!
    * Many translation updates
    * Fix crash in xkb_util_normalize_group_name
    * Add Montenegrin flag; add el.svg as a synonym for gr.svg

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#155 2015-02-28 14:48:07

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 2.10.0 released

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

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 2.10.0
========================
- Add new theme Xfce-flat
- Fix invalid free on theme parse error

For Xfce 4.12 the gtk-xfce-engine will be gtk2 only.
For packaging puproses there will also be a 3.2.0 release containing the
same changes.

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 3.2.0 released

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

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 3.2.0
=======================
- Add new theme Xfce-flat
- Fix invalid free on theme parse error

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 2.10.0 release.
gtk3 has been disabled by default but is still present.

Screenie of new Xfce-flat GTK theme (using Linea xfwm4 theme) and the new xfce-teal wallpaper :
hjSzPVsl.png

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#156 2015-02-28 14:52:41

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.4.3 released

What is xfce4-power-manager?
============================

This software is a power manager for the Xfce desktop, Xfce power
manager manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that
can be controlled to reduce their power consumption (such as LCD
brightness level, monitor sleep). In addition, xfce4-power-manager
provides a set of freedesktop-compliant DBus interfaces to inform other
applications about current power level so that they can adjust their
power consumption, and it provides the inhibit interface which allows
applications to prevent automatic sleep actions via the power manager;
as an example, the operating system’s package manager should make use
of this interface while it is performing update operations.

Website:
  http://docs.xfce.org/xfce/xfce4-power-manager/start


Release notes for 1.4.3
=======================

New stable release of xfce4-power-manager.

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- Handle autotools m4 stuff properly
- Plug a memory leak (Bug #11538)
- Add support for ConsoleKit2
- Correctly check for hibernation permissions (bug #11529)
- Use sysctl(3) to get or set brightness level on FreeBSD and DragonFly systems
- Light Locker Integration (Bug #11488)
- Add gmux_backlight as supported interface (bug #11406)
- Reformat code in xfpm_power_get_property
- Reformat code in xfpm_power_set_property

* Translation updates:
Arabic (ar), Asturian (ast), Bulgarian (bg),
Czech (cs), Danish (da), German (de),
Spanish (Castilian) (es), Finnish (fi),
French (fr), Hebrew (he), Hungarian (hu),
Icelandic (is), Italian (it), Kazakh (kk),
Korean (ko), Malay (ms), Norwegian Bokmål (nb),
Dutch (Flemish) (nl), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt),
Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR), Russian (ru),
Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Serbian (sr), Thai (th),
Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk), Chinese (China) (zh_CN).

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#157 2015-02-28 14:59:07

ToZ
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Posts: 5,969

Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: exo 0.10.3 released

Release notes for 0.10.3
========================
0.10.3
======
- Build updates and improvements (autotools, intltool)
- Increased required automake and libtool versions
- Updated mimeapps.list location for glib >= 2.41 (bug #11504)
- Add an icon-column in the icon view for loading thumbnailed images
- Add helpers for qtFM, QTerminal, Qupzilla, Surf, Vimprobable2 (bug #10216)
- Add support for BCC in exo-compose-email (bug #11070)
- Better handle filenames with spaces in exo-helpers (bug #10731)
- Drop use of the -remote option in Firefox helpers (bug #11601)
- Fix ATK deprecation warnings (bug #11556)
- Fix exo_str_looks_like_an_uri() (bug #10098)
- Fix small typo in exo-icon-bar (bug #10515)
- Install category icons into proper location (bug #11364)
- Scroll long file names into view in compact listview (bug #6014)
- Translation updates: Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, Basque, Belarusian,
Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Hong Kong),
Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Flemish), English
(Australia), English (Great Britain), Estonian, Finnish, French,
Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian,
Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian
Bokmal, Norwegian Nynorsk, Occitan, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese,
Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian,
Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Urdu
(Pakistan), Uyghur, Vietnamese

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#158 2015-02-28 15:00:25

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-dev-tools 4.12.0 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 4.12.0
========================
- Bump version.
- Require xfce4-panel-4.11 for panel plugins.
- Restore AC_REVISION.

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#159 2015-02-28 15:27:05

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: libxfce4ui 4.12.0 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 4.12.0
========================
- Bump version
- Lots of translation updates

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#160 2015-02-28 15:56:42

ToZ
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Posts: 5,969

Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: parole 0.8.0 released

What is parole?
===============

Parole is a modern simple media player based on the GStreamer framework
and written to fit well in the Xfce desktop.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole


Release notes for 0.8.0
=======================
0.8.0
======
- Increased required intltool version (0.35) (Bug 11180)
- Use libxfce4ui's versioned help call for the documentation
- Bugs Fixed
  - Fallback to GStreamer 0.10 at build time if 1.0 is not available (Bug 11053)
  - Fix build with GStreamer 0.10 (Bug 11052)
  - Show preview text in the font selection dialog (Bug 11425)
  - Clear startup notification when already running (Bug 11487)
- Translation Updates: Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian, Chinese (China),
Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), Finnish, French,
German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish,
Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Thai,
Turkish, Ukrainian

Screenies:
MD84wkVl.png
CqyrtL5l.png
u3R0FVNl.png

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#161 2015-02-28 16:37:17

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-session 4.12.0 released

What is xfce4-session?
======================

The Xfce session manager controls the loading of applications when Xfce
is started. It also handles logging out, shutting down, and rebooting.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.0
========================
Stable release of xfce4-session for Xfce 4.12.

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- Remove AC_CHECK_HEADER_STDBOOL, it was only  added in autoconf 2.69 and we dont use  stdbool.h anyway
- Add symlinks to the old icons (Bug #11513)
- Rename action icon names (Bug #11513)
- Gracefully handle the sessions dir being readonly (Bug #11307)
- Add ConsoleKit2 support
- Create scripts/xinitrc from scripts/xinitrc.in created by configure

* Translation updates:
  Asturian (ast), Bulgarian (bg), Spanish (Castilian) (es), Finnish
(fi), French (fr), Hebrew (he), Romanian (ro), Slovak (sk), Slovenian
(sl).

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#162 2015-02-28 16:38:35

ToZ
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Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 5,969

Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: tumbler 0.1.31 released

What is tumbler?
================

Tumbler is a D-Bus service for applications to request thumbnails for
various URI schemes and MIME types. It is an implementation of the
thumbnail management D-Bus specification described on

  http://live.gnome.org/ThumbnailerSpec

written in an object-oriented fashion using GLib and GObject. Its
modular architecture makes it very flexible and useful in many
situations. It provides plugin interfaces for extending the URI schemes
and MIME types for which thumbnails can be generated as well as
for replacing the storage backend that is used to store the thumbnails
on disk. Tumbler's functionality can also be extended via specialized
thumbnailer services implemented in accordance to the thumbnail
management D-Bus specification.

Tumbler is used in Thunar, Xfce and MeeGo.

Website:
  http://git.xfce.org/xfce/tumbler/


Release notes for 0.1.31
========================
- Use $XDG_CACHE_HOME/thumbnails as per spec change (bug #10613)
- Move xdt m4 macros into separate directory
- Update xdt m4 macros
- Bump autotools requirements
- Fix IT_PROG_INTLTOOL warning
- Fix all m4 warnings
- Enable support for video/webm in ffmpeg thumbnailer plugin (bug #10360)
- Translation updates: Asturian, Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German,
  Greek, Norwegian Bokmal, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish

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#163 2015-02-28 16:45:25

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-panel 4.12.0 released

What is xfce4-panel?
====================

Xfce's panel.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.0
========================
- Actions: Use localization for confirmation dialog titles (bug #11949)  (Ramon Dantas).
- Use actual output geometry to place panels (bug #11058) (John Lindgren).
- Tasklist: Fix grouped icons sometimes are wrongly rendered as a mini-icon (bug #10846) (Mauro Giubileo).
- Actions: Use common icon names (bug #11513).
- Pager & tasklist: Disabled wrapping when scrolling (bug #6401).
- Clock: Prevent recursion of symlinks.
- Make panel hide intelligently with shaded windows (bug #11371).
- Translation updates: he, es, sl, nb, ast, ru, pl, bg, fr, ro

Screenie of Intelligent Hiding setting:
18ylD3ul.png
(more info in intelligent hiding in previous posts)

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#164 2015-02-28 16:49:55

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

(Fast and furious now)

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-appfinder-4.12.0 released

What is xfce4-appfinder?
======================
The Xfce application finder is a program that searches your file system
for .desktop files, and displays a categorized list of all the GUI
applications on your system.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.0
======
Stable release of xfce4-appfinder for Xfce 4.12.

- Fix build problems.
- Add support for AppData.
- Translation updates: Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian, Chinese (China),
  Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Flemish), English (Australia), Finnish,
  French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian,
  Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese,
  Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian,
  Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Screenies:
QZJ8JPpl.png
uo1FJD7l.png
PrLsmLMl.png
gj3BW0cl.png

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#165 2015-02-28 17:08:27

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: thunar 1.6.6 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 1.6.6
=======================
- Removed GNU extension -i from sed (Peter de Ridder)
- Bump default size of file properties dialog a bit (Harald Judt)
- Respect the "View new folders using" preference (bug #11606) (Harald Judt)
- Improve check for shell scripts and add hidden option for bug #7596 (Harald Judt)
- Fix some GTK_STOCK icon usages resulting in missing icons (bug #11608) (Jani Valimaa)
- plugins/thunar-wallpaper: Fix icon (Jani Valimaa)
- Fix icon name for folders and a memory leak (bug #11608) (Harald Judt)
- Also query for network location icons (Nick Schermer)
- Don't use deprecated function (Nick Schermer)
- Secure threading in the idle thumbnail loading (Nick Schermer)
- Sidepane treeview: Do not switch folder when clicking a row expander (Harald Judt)
- Fix cppcheck possible errors/warnings (Harald Judt)
- Hide template file extensions in context menu (bug #11571) (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- thunar-wallpaper: Fix translation in applications other than thunar (Harald Judt)
- thunar-wallpaper: Check if file is really an image (bug #11565) (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- Update another copyright string (Harald Judt)
- Fix endless rename loop in case of error on the properties dialog (bug #11557) (Harald Judt)
- Translation updates: Asturian, Bulgarian, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian Bokmal, Romanian, Slovak, Spanish

Screenies:
tsDRvE7l.png
O0yMuLEl.png
cNFvmybl.png
(default is now to not execute shell scripts but view them instead. For people wanting the old, unsafe behaviour there is a new boolean option called "misc-exec-shell-scripts-by-default" that can be created and set to TRUE using xfconf-query or the Xfce settings editor.)

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#166 2015-02-28 17:36:39

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.12.0 released

What is xfdesktop?
==================

Xfce's desktop manager.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/

Stable release of xfdesktop for Xfce 4.12.

Thank you to everyone who contributed patches,
translation updates, and tested xfdesktop
during its development.

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- New background for 4.12!
- Add a space between icons to fill the entire screen
- Add optional blurring on shadow on text of icons.
- Editing menu items with right click optional (Bug #11031)
- Clarify right click apps menu presence (Bug #10301)
- Default application not respected with glib >= 2.41 (Bug #11306)
- Include dir needed for building "out of tree"
- Fix crash in xfdesktop's metadata monitor
- Add 1px to widen the text shadow and improve contrast
- Fix calculation of shadows that are offset in RTL text (Bug #5239)
- Adapt thunar's context menu structure (Bug #11542)
- Additional context menu changes
- Consider shadow offsets and blur extents when calculating the text box
- Sort pending icons on resize (Bug #11266)
- Allow thunarx menu entries for multiple file selection
- Show 'No templates installed' when no templates are found
- Hide file action menu entries when volume + other icons are selected
- Don't use cairo_surface_create_similar_image (Bug #11566)
- Consider shadow extents/offsets when updating icon extents

* Translation updates:
  Arabic (ar), Asturian (ast), Bulgarian (bg),
  Czech (cs), Danish (da), German (de),
  English (Australia) (en_AU), Spanish (Castilian) (es),
  Basque (eu), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Hebrew (he),
  Croatian (hr), Icelandic (is), Italian (it),
  Japanese (ja), Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Malay (ms),
  Norwegian Bokmål (nb), Dutch (Flemish) (nl),
  Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR),
  Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Slovenian (sl), Serbian (sr),
  Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk),
  Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW).

Screenies:
1. Editing menus with right-click:
Right-click desktop and find application in menu to edit:
  dL9nHPil.png
Right-click the menu entry to bring up the "Edit Launcher" dialog:
  iz6hCfhl.png
xfconf entry to control feature:
  753hQrHl.png

2. Adapt Thunar's context menu:
  qr5483il.png

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#167 2015-02-28 17:39:46

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: ristretto 0.8.0 released

What is ristretto?
==================

Ristretto is an image-viewer for the xfce desktop environment.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/ristretto


Release notes for 0.8.0
=======================
Stable release of Ristretto

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- Use collate keys to handle filename sorting (Bug #9731)
- Add AppData file (Bug #11296)
- Fix invert zoom direction (Bug #10746)
- Update xfconf settings for Xfdesktop >= 4.11
- Check for thumbnails in the new location
- Don't check item->width twice (Bug 10534)
- Add version check because g_thread_init is deprecated
- Support shift+scroll to pan across an image
- Fixed an overflow when comparing filenames with large numbers in them. (Bug #9485)
- Show filename before apptitle
- Fix bug #8837 (Use thumbnail as appicon)
- Update the first image in the image-list when receiving a ready-signal.

* Translation updates:
  Asturian (ast), Bulgarian (bg),
  Czech (cs), German (de), English (Australia) (en_AU),
  Spanish (Castilian) (es), Finnish (fi), French (fr),
  Croatian (hr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja),
  Korean (ko), Malay (ms), Norwegian Bokmål (nb),
  Dutch (Flemish) (nl), Occitan (post 1500) (oc),
  Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR),
  Russian (ru), Slovak (sk), Serbian (sr), Swedish (sv),
  Thai (th), Turkish (tr), Ukrainian (uk),
  Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW).

Screenie:
CQDQXAml.png

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#168 2015-02-28 18:21:57

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: thunar-volman 0.8.1 released

What is thunar-volman?
======================

The Thunar Volume Manager is an extension for the Thunar file manager,
which enables automatic management of removable drives and media. For
example, if thunar-volman is installed and configured properly, and you
plug in your digital camera, it will automatically launch your preferred
photo application and import the new pictures from the camera into your
photo collection.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/thunar … nar-volman


Release notes for 0.8.1
=======================
- Workaround: Wait 5 second before mounting devices (bug #9193)
- Use new show help function instead of thunar help (bug #10204)
- Fix AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR warning
- Remove SVN $Id$ and update .gitignore
- Bump autotools versions
- Fix AC_PROG_INTLTOOL warning
- Enable silent rules
- Don't use deprecated API
- Translation updates: Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, Basque, Bulgarian,
  Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish,
  Dutch (Flemish), English (Australia), English (Great Britain),
  Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian,
  Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian,
  Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmal, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese,
  Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak,
  Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Urdu
  (Pakistan), Uyghur, Vietnamese

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#169 2015-02-28 19:22:48

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: libxfce4util 4.12.1 released

What is libxfce4util?
=====================

Libxfce4util is used to share commonly used non-GTK+ utilities among the
Xfce applications.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.1
========================
Fix small mistake in 4.12.0, xfce_version_string was left at 4.10...
thanks to Olivier Duchateau for spotting it.

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#170 2015-02-28 19:24:13

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: garcon 0.4.0 released

What is garcon?
===============

Garcon is an implementation of the freedesktop.org menu specification
replacing the former Xfce menu library libxfce4menu. It is based on
GLib/GIO only and aims at covering the entire specification except for
legacy menus.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 0.4.0
=======================
Most of the important changes were in 0.3.0, so not many in this final
release:

- Update intltool (bug #8930)
- Fix menu icons for misconfigured desktop files (Bug 10709)
- Add case insensitive sorting to the menu (bug #10594)
- Don't force URLs to be opened in a web browser (bug #10212)
- Translation updates: ast, bg, de, el, eo, es, fr, he, nb, pl, sk, te

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#171 2015-02-28 19:25:13

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-settings 4.12.0 released

What is xfce4-settings?
=======================

Settings manager of the Xfce desktop.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.0
========================
- Do not change properties on disabled libinput devices
- Increased required automake and libtool versions
- Fix crashes for missing icons (bug #11568)
- Fix warnings during configure
- Fix primary checkbox expansion in the display settings
- Translation updates: Asturian, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Czech,
Finnish, French, Hebrew, German, Spanish, Norwegian Bokmal, Portuguese,
Romanian, Slovak, Turkish

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#172 2015-02-28 19:34:41

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfconf 4.12.0 released

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

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

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 4.12.0
========================
Besides translations, no real updates since 4.11, so i'm reposting its
changelog..

- 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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#173 2015-02-28 19:43:57

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: mousepad 0.4.0 released

What is mousepad?
=================

A simple text editor for Xfce.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/mousepad


Release notes for 0.4.0
=======================
This is a major new release for mousepad with lots of features, courtesy
of Matthew Brush who did all the hard work here ! I swear, i'm just
doing the release !

- Use GSettings to improve preference handling
- A new preferences dialog exposing all preferences in the GUI
- Implement config and GUI preferences for various GtkSourceView properties such as:
    * Highlighting the current line
    * Match braces
    * Indentation width control
    * Right margin (long-line margin) column
    * Showing/hiding of line numbers
    * Smart home and end keys
- Improved GUI configurability and state persistence, including:
    * A toolbar for commonly used items
    * Fullscreen support
    * Main menu re-organization
    * Improved editor context menu
    * Improved single-instance multi-window support
    * Remember and synchronize size, position, and state, across windows and instances
- Support for building against GTK+ 3
- Various other improvements and bugs fixed

Screenies:
9S1fs6Il.png

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#174 2015-02-28 19:50:37

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfwm4 4.12.0 released

What is xfwm4?
==============

Xfce's window manager.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 4.12.0
========================
- Add support for gtk window menu
- Avoid window decorations in preview
- Clean-up compositor state in case of error
- Compute struts based on reported screen size
- Do not tile windows if they don't fit in
- Enable compositing by default
- Enable window preview in cycling by default
- Fix build with compositor disabled
- Fix window menu positioning with CSD
- Fix window preview disappearing on themes reload
- Reuse client macros in compositor
- Revert "Optionally remove frame on tiling as well"
- Set maximum valid struts values
- Use larger window preview by default
- Use opaque background color for preview
- Use smallest screen area
- Translation Updates (ast, bg, de, es, fi, he, is, it, nb, pt, ro, sk,
sl, tr, zh_CN)

Screenies:
1. CSD support:
ATg1K5Vl.png

2. Window previews in Alt-Tab:
vo1Dwnul.png

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#175 2015-02-28 20:10:33

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: Xfce 4.12 released

Xfce 4.12 is now available for download.

It includes the following releases of Xfce core components:

  exo 0.10.3
  garcon 0.4.0
  gtk-xfce-engine 2.10.0
  libxfce4ui 4.12.0
  libxfce4util 4.12.1
  thunar 1.6.6
  thunar-volman 0.8.1
  tumbler 0.1.31
  xfce4-appfinder 4.12.0
  xfce4-dev-tools 4.12.0
  xfce4-panel 4.12.0
  xfce4-power-manager 1.4.3
  xfce4-session 4.12.0
  xfce4-settings 4.12.0
  xfconf 4.12.0
  xfdesktop 4.12.0
  xfwm4 4.12.0

Individual tarballs are available for download now:
  http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.12/src

A tarball including all individual releases can be downloaded here:
  http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.12/fat_tarballs


Release notes for 4.12
======================

Today, after 2 years and 10 months of work, we are pleased to announce
the release of the Xfce desktop 4.12, a new stable version that
supersedes Xfce 4.10.
This long period can only be explained by how awesome Xfce 4.10 was. But
as all things, it needed some refreshing -  and for that we saw lots of
new contributors providing valuable feedback, features and bugfixes. As
always, Xfce follows its steady pace of evolution without revolution
that seems to match our users' needs.

In this 4.12 cycle, we mainly focused on polishing our user experience
on the desktop and window manager, and on updating some components to
take advantage of newly available technologies.

The main highlights of this release are:

- The window manager gained a new themable Alt+Tab dialog with optional
  windows preview and a list mode. Initial Client side decoration
  support was implemented, window tiling mode was improved providing
  support for corner-tiling, and a new zooming mode was added.
  A HiDPI Xfwm theme was also added.
- The panel can now intelligently hide itself, supports Gtk3 plugins,
  and saw lots of its third-party plugins updated to take full
advantage
  of the features added in 4.10.
- The desktop has a new wallpaper settings dialog, per workspace
  wallpaper support, and better multi-monitor handling. It also
supports
  displaying folder coverart and emblems on icons now.
- Our session manager was updated to use logind and/or upower if
  available for hibernate/suspend support. For portability and to
  respect our users' choices, fallback modes were implemented relying
on
  os-specific backends.
- Support for multi-monitor use was improved in a new display settings
  dialog and a quick setup popup on monitor plugging
- The appearance dialog now showcases previews for icons and themes.
- Xfsettingsd now supports libinput.
- Power management was not forgotten: A new panel plugin was created,
  logind/upower support was added to handle battery/lid/brightness
  events, and locking via light-locker was implemented. The settings
  dialog was also revamped, and support for X11 screenblanking was
  added.
- Our file manager, the beloved Thunar, saw an insane amount of
  improvements: tab support, tons of bug fixes, speed-ups, key
shortcuts
  for custom actions, better naming of file copies and links, nice
  freespace bar in properties, tweaks for the renamer and other
dialogs,
  improved keyboard navigation, fixes for the treeview pane, better
  wallpaper support, Gtk3 bookmarks support, multiple file properties..
  need we say more?
- To prepare the future of Xfce with Gtk3, which no longer requires
  theme engines, we are stopping the development of our Gtk theme
  engine,and dropping our Gtk3 engine - theme makers, please update
  your themes to CSS if you want them to work on the next Xfce version.
- Due to gstreamer1.0 having dropped the mixer-interface entirely, and
  xfce4-mixer and xfce4-volumed relying on this interface with
  gstreamer0.10, our mixer application and volume daemon cannot be
  ported to 1.0 and are consequently not maintained anymore.

Xfce wouldn't be what it is right now without all its goodies. In this
area, we also saw a flurry of activity, most notably:

- Xfburn gained BluRay Disc burning support
- Task manager UI was totally revamped, and got ported to Gtk3
- Parole's UI was totally redone, parts of it rewritten with many
  features added. Furthermore it was ported to Gtk3 and gstreamer1.0
- Mousepad was totally rewritten and got an initial port to Gtk3
- Imgur.com support was added to the screenshooter
- A new GNOME-Shell-like dashboard named xfdashboard is now available
- A new alternative menu for the panel named whiskermenu was added
- The GNOME2 hardware monitor plugin was ported to our panel
- Weather plugin got a totally new user interface with powerful
customization options and provides tons of detailed information
- Eyes plugin uses 3D coordinates to calculate its eye position, so
  even more sometimes scary, sometimes funny eyes will spy on you!
- Netload plugin works with the new udev net interface names and can
  be configured to show transfer rates in the panel
- Clipboard manager plugin optionally displays a QR code
- Cpufreq plugin now supports the intel pstate driver and can adapt
  better for different panel sizes and information displayed
- Nearly all plugins have been improved to give the same look and feel
  and to support the new deskbar panel mode


An online tour of the changes in Xfce 4.12 can be viewed here:

  http://xfce.org/about/tour

A more detailed overview of the changes between Xfce 4.10 and Xfce 4.12
can be found on the following page:

  http://xfce.org/download/changelogs

This release can be downloaded either as a set of individual packages
or as a single fat tarball including all these individual versions:

  http://archive.xfce.org/xfce/4.12

**Thank you, everyone!**

A warm thank you all the contributors, translators and packagers for
your efforts in making this release possible. We would also like to
thank our fantastic users and occasional contributors who submitted bug
reports, helped us find issues and sometimes provided patches. We are
currently reviewing all patches sent to us and will include many more
fixes to Xfce in the next release. We would also like to thank the many
people who donated money to our project via Bounty Source
(https://www.bountysource.com/teams/xfce). This will help us meet and
hack on Xfce in the future!

As always, we welcome everyone who would like to contribute to the
development of Xfce!

  http://docs.xfce.org/contribute/start

Best regards,
The Xfce development team

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