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#51 2014-09-03 22:58:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Some more bug fixes:

[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: plugin: Fix crash when devices (dis)connect (noreply@xfce.org)
[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: plugin: update desktop file install location (noreply@xfce.org)
[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Fix logic of xfconf logind inhibition keys (noreply@xfce.org)

[xfce/xfdesktop] 01/01: Hardcode the infobar label color (Bug 11100) (noreply@xfce.org)

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#52 2014-09-06 01:33:32

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Re: What's New in Xfce

xfce4-panel

Intelligent auto-hide functionality implemented!
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As the terminal window approaches the panel and then crosses into the panel's area, the panel autohides:
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#53 2014-09-10 22:56:02

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Re: What's New in Xfce

A couple of few bug fixes:

1. [panel-plugins/xfce4-places-plugin] 01/01: Bug #11148, Patch 1.6.0 to sort recent documents by most recently used

2. [xfce/xfdesktop] 01/01: Fix icon loading for .desktop files (Bug 11078)

3. [xfce/xfdesktop] 01/01: Don't show infobar when there's only 1 workspace (Bug 11134)

4. [panel-plugins/xfce4-diskperf-plugin] 01/01: Fix a memory leak in the FreeBSD codepath (#11153)

Last edited by ToZ (2014-09-11 23:03:34)

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#54 2014-09-15 10:35:52

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.4.0 released

[xfce/xfdesktop] 01/02: Remove the drag highlight code (Bug 10450) (noreply@xfce.org)

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#55 2014-09-17 22:34:15

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Re: What's New in Xfce

[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Fix handle lid switch with loginD (Bug 11160)

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#56 2014-09-24 00:36:03

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Orage bug fixes and panel enhancement:
- [apps/orage] 01/02: 4.11.1.2 Fixed bug 10647: missing translations in globaltime
- [apps/orage] 02/02: Add zh_TW to local repository
- [apps/orage] 01/01: 4.11.1.1 Fixed bug 10648: missing window title translation from globaltime
- [apps/orage] 01/01: 4.11.1 Implemented enhacement 10947: Orage vertical panel clock

(Before enhancement 10947)
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(After enhancement 10947)
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(Preferences Screen)
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xfce4-power-manager bug fixes:
- [xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Fix for panel icon not always updating

xfdesktop:
- [xfce/xfdesktop] 01/01: Add a space between icons to fill the entire screen.
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o-O (icon overload)

xfce4-session:
- [xfce/xfce4-session] 01/01: Properly print the dbus error message
- [xfce/xfce4-session] 01/04: gtk_cell_renderer_text_new is never used
- [xfce/xfce4-session] 02/04: Check the return value of gtk_tree_selection_get_selected
- [xfce/xfce4-session] 03/04: atoi (argv[2]) is unsafe
- [xfce/xfce4-session] 04/04: Check the return value of select

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#57 2014-09-27 11:10:54

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#58 2014-10-17 00:00:15

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Xfdesktop: Add optional blurring on shadow on text of icons. In general backported gtk+-3 code to implement it.. Add a new property called "shadow-blur-radius" on gtkrc file. If the "shadow-blur-radius" does not exist or is zero, it is shaded as before. If greater than 1, applies blur.

Here are some screenshots to demonstrate:
Pre:
xfdesktop-pre.png
Post:
xfdesktop-post.png
Pre (zoomed):
xfdesktop-pre-zoomed.png
Post (zoomed):
xfdesktop-post-zoomed.png

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#59 2014-10-19 10:42:17

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Can recent versions of the power-manager be hidden when neither charging or discharging?

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#60 2014-10-19 20:51:22

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Re: What's New in Xfce

t0psy wrote:

Can recent versions of the power-manager be hidden when nether charging or discharging?

If you are referring to the power-manager-plugin (the icon that sits in the notification tray), then no, there doesn't appear to be a setting to hide it under defined conditions.

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#61 2014-10-21 02:22:02

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Some bug fixes:

[xfce/xfce4-session] 01/01: Export XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP (Bug #11239)

[xfce/xfce4-session] 01/01: Add DesktopNames to .desktop file (Gnome Bug #727546)

[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 01/01: Fix current astrodata updates.
This should finally fix the current astrodata and related night/day
icon update issue.

[xfce/xfce4-settings] 01/01: Fix two possible crashes when changing desktop names (Bug #11229)

[xfce/xfce4-settings] 01/01: Fix for --display being fatal (Bug 11188)

Last edited by ToZ (2014-10-21 17:31:22)

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#62 2014-10-26 23:29:21

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Re: What's New in Xfce

xfce4-weather-plugin fixes and enhancements:
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 01/05: Config dialog:Fix removing GSources.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 02/05: Config dialog:Suppress spinner warning messages
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 03/05: Fix variable name for get_astro_data_for_day in header file.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 04/05: Fix processing day of astrodata.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 05/05: Fix astrodata being wrong after a location change.

[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 01/01: Increase weather download interval to one hour
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 02/05: Remember HTTP status code resulting from data download.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 03/05: Summary window: Show API deprecation warnings in Details tab.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 04/05: Do no longer issue API deprecation warnings on stdout.
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 05/05: Update NEWS and TODO.

[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 01/01: Rework scrollbox updates and resets.

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#63 2014-10-26 23:50:31

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Re: What's New in Xfce

We appreciate your ongoing digests here, ToZ!

BTW: I saw the last couple of dev digest lists, and wonder if it might be useful to start a thread asking the Community for suggestions for Thunar development directions, features, etc?


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#64 2014-10-29 12:46:34

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jerry3904 wrote:

BTW: I saw the last couple of dev digest lists, and wonder if it might be useful to start a thread asking the Community for suggestions for Thunar development directions, features, etc?

Sounds like a good idea. Feel free to start one.

More bug fixes
[panel-plugins/xfce4-weather-plugin] 01/01: Properly init power saving variable

[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Fix for critical battery action (Bug #11237)

[xfce/xfdesktop] 01/01: Editing menu items with right click optional (Bug #11031)

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#65 2014-10-29 14:03:11

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Re: What's New in Xfce

OK. I will also post it on our forum, since a number of users have expressed preference for spacefm or pcmanfm,


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#66 2014-10-30 17:35:17

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Re: What's New in Xfce

@ ToZ

Do you have any news/rumours about improvements in alacarte et al.?

I do not want to sound negative, getting a lot of goodies and still asking for more. I really like what I see here.

But I also see 1001 threads about problems in editing menus on various hardware, various distributions and, most worrying,  various tools. I think that handling a menu would be a pretty isolated job from the XFCE package - but what else do they have in common??

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#67 2014-10-30 20:14:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Unfortunately, alacarte is not a "native" Xfce application. In fact, Xfce does not have a native menu editor. By "native", I mean there exists no such component/application in the official Xfce git tree. And as such, I haven't been really following 3rd-party applications. I have noticed, as you mention, many issues with graphically editing Xfce menus using alacarte or menulibre (I believe there is a 3rd one as well, but the name escapes me).

Note: Xfce uses garcon internally to comply with the freedesktop menu specification. alacarte is a graphical menu editor that complies with the freedesktop menu specification, and is not DE-specific (It's actually part of the Gnome tree). From https://launchpad.net/alacarte:

Alacarte is a simple menu editor for GNOME that uses the pyxdg library. It can create and edit menus and entries. It follows the freedesktop.org menu specification and so should work with any WM/DE that supports the spec.

alacarte bugs are tracked through the gnome bug tracker.

Personally, I don't have many menu editing requirements, but when I need to edit the menu, I do so manually.

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#68 2014-10-30 20:58:13

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Re: What's New in Xfce

One thing surprises me here: Alt-F3 brings up the Application Finder, and any menu entry can be right-clicked > Edit, where a number of aspects already can be changed. Since the GUI and the daemon are already available, how hard could it be to add other items that are in the desktop file, such as a check box for visible?

Bottom line: seems to me Xfce 10 is actually close to a native menu editor as it is, and that with a bit more work we would have a very useful tool. Or am I missing SOMETHING REALLY BIG?


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#69 2014-10-30 21:18:57

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jerry3904 wrote:

...Application Finder, and any menu entry can be right-clicked > Edit, where a number of aspects already can be changed.

I didn't even know you could edit those items. In fact, when you right click, you can select "Hide" and it will hide the item from the menu.

Bottom line: seems to me Xfce 10 is actually close to a native menu editor as it is, and that with a bit more work we would have a very useful tool.

I'm guessing its a matter of resources and priorities.

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#70 2014-10-30 21:30:16

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Re: What's New in Xfce

In fact, when you right click, you can select "Hide" and it will hide the item from the menu.

Forgot that was in the context menu, thanks.


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#71 2014-10-31 23:16:40

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Re: What's New in Xfce

I think I understand what the problem is - too many people involved.

The XFCE team of course, the alacarte (or other tool) team more related to Gnome, the distributions team and last but not least the team for the particular app (e.g. IDLE in my case). None of them is highly motivated to take care of the item. 

I got a relatively poor result on making a new starter for IDLE. It did not show up in the submenu (category) 'Development' where I wanted it to be. It did not show up at all in the application finder and, if it had, changing the category would not have been an option.

So I took the manual approach which turned out to be rather cumbersome. There was no entry in /usr/share/applications and it took me some time to find it in ~/.local/share/applications/alacarte-made-xx.desktop. Sure its feasible to build a nice menu manually but it takes hours.

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#72 2014-11-01 03:45:19

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Squeeze
[apps/squeeze] 01/04: Updated regex for new pcre limitation.
[apps/squeeze] 02/04: Updated dependencies
[apps/squeeze] 03/04: Remove format-y2k warning
[apps/squeeze] 04/04: Updated squeeze-cli to the new libsqueeze

xfce4-power-manager
[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Use translated device type for unknown devices (bug #11217)

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#73 2014-11-02 18:59:40

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Re: What's New in Xfce

More bug fixes and enhancements:

Thunar:
[xfce/thunar] 01/01: Default application not respected with glib >= 2.41 (Bug #11212)
[xfce/thunar] 01/01: Check for thumbnails in the new location (Bug #11263)
[xfce/thunar] 01/02: Add appdata file for Thunar (Bug 11172)
[xfce/thunar] 02/02: Remove trailing whitespace from Makefile to prevent warning
[xfce/thunar] 01/01: Add pkexec policy (Bug #11122)

Parole:
[apps/parole] 01/01: Update intltool

xfdesktop:
[xfce/xfdesktop] 01/02: trivial: a better way to spell szie
[xfce/xfdesktop] 02/02: Add right-click-edits property to readme.xfconf

xfce4-netload-plugin:
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Fix stringsize - 1 (bug #9172)
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Do not enforcemax length for text/device entries (bug #9869)
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Pack progress bars inside event box and hide/show (bug #10258)
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/02: Only round to 0 digits for KiB/s values (bug #11152)
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 02/02: Reset correct orientation of box_bars
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Update build environment
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Build plugin as a module
[panel-plugins/xfce4-netload-plugin] 01/01: Fix plugin installation path

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#74 2014-11-03 11:32:43

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Re: What's New in Xfce

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#75 2014-11-03 12:24:30

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Looks like the developer is planning to move to GTK3.

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