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#176 2015-02-28 20:12:28

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you for the effort required to make this happen.

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#177 2015-02-28 21:56:34

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:

(Fast and furious now)

And I see that the terms "stable" and "4.12" have replaced "development" and "4.11" smile

ToZ wrote:

Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you for the effort required to make this happen.

Does that mean that if people start updating versions now, that everything will be stable versions and there will be no more remaining development stuff involved? Or can you tell at this point? I did see that the desktop and, I believe window manager are there, but I don't know about all the "related" files.

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#178 2015-02-28 22:21:46

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Re: What's New in Xfce

MountainDewManiac wrote:

Does that mean that if people start updating versions now, that everything will be stable versions and there will be no more remaining development stuff involved? Or can you tell at this point? I did see that the desktop and, I believe window manager are there, but I don't know about all the "related" files.

Regards,
MDM

It really depends on the distro that you use and their plans for upgrading to 4.12 (or possibly the update of 3rd party repositories that your distro can access). If you build from source, you can get the source and upgrade now.

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#179 2015-03-01 04:39:06

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:
MountainDewManiac wrote:

Does that mean that if people start updating versions now, that everything will be stable versions and there will be no more remaining development stuff involved? Or can you tell at this point? I did see that the desktop and, I believe window manager are there, but I don't know about all the "related" files.

Regards,
MDM

It really depends on the distro that you use and their plans for upgrading to 4.12 (or possibly the update of 3rd party repositories that your distro can access). If you build from source, you can get the source and upgrade now.

Okay. I'm aware that the state of distro repos depends solely on those who control them. Was just wanting to make sure that there is now a complete set of "4.12" files at the source (thanks!).

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#180 2015-03-01 04:51:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Yay, now focusing in Xfce 4.14/5.0/po.ny/whatever, and that is how the cicle start again.


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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#181 2015-03-01 10:10:02

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Jristz wrote:

Yay, now focusing in Xfce 4.14/5.0/po.ny/whatever, and that is how the cicle start again.

Why? I dont really see a reason why someone should care --->it's just a PR-release. The most distributions already shiping git(xfce 4.11) checkouts since years, so It would probably better if they would abandon this "We need a global Versionnumber thinking", and update their components individually from time to time (like they do with thunar).

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#182 2015-03-01 14:00:39

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Re: What's New in Xfce

sixsixfive wrote:

it's just a PR-release.

And here I thought it was updated, stable versions of most of the core and components that make up Xfce.

sixsixfive wrote:

The most distributions already shiping git(xfce 4.11) checkouts

Interesting. I didn't know that most distributions used development versions of their DEs. I don't suppose I mind, I just didn't realize.

sixsixfive wrote:

since years,

I also didn't realize that Xfce 4.11 has been around since <checks calendar> March 1, 2013.

sixsixfive wrote:

so It would probably better if they would abandon this "We need a global Versionnumber thinking", and update their components individually from time to time (like they do with thunar).

Not long after I joined this web-forum, I discovered an issue with Xfce's desktop (something about the random desktop wallpaper switcher's timer, IIRC) and, shortly afterwards, I read a post here which stated (again, IIRC; I'm a bit tired) "Nick was nice enough to..." "...a few bugs" or something like that. My impression has been that they have updated things when they saw the need and as they got the time. <SHRUGS> I could be wrong, of course. But I have had no complaints about their updating so far.

My only complaint about version numbers is the same one I have about them in general where linux is concerned: I wish they'd learn to count above, IDK, a first-grade level roll . 4.12 is larger than 4.10 - but 4.8 is larger still.

Actually, it's not just the linux part of the computer world that cannot count. Even I know that a kilo anything is one thousand of them, and my country only vaguely recognizes that the metric system exists, lol. But I'm rambling. Or ranting. Raving, maybe....

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#183 2015-03-01 15:12:06

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Re: What's New in Xfce

>And here I thought it was updated, stable versions of most of the core and components that make up Xfce.

What do you mean by stable? - its just a version number bump and somebody decided to call this 4.12--> its not far more tested than a usual git commit.

>Interesting. I didn't know that most distributions used development versions of their DEs. I don't suppose I mind, I just didn't realize.

there are not many distributions that use xfce in the first place, also what do you meam by "their DEs." since i talked about xfce which had no offical release since almost 3 years--> many people already thought it was dead

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#184 2015-03-01 18:26:40

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Re: What's New in Xfce

A warm thank you all the contributors, translators and packagers for your efforts in making this release possible.

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#185 2015-03-01 19:07:55

Magnus
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Re: What's New in Xfce

Finally a new release! Congratulations and thank you to everyone!

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#186 2015-03-02 03:23:35

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Re: What's New in Xfce

For those that have been asking, the old xfce4-power-manger tray icon has been re-added (git tree only)

[xfce/xfce4-power-manager] 01/01: Bring back the tray icon
      (Bug #11054) (noreply@xfce.org)

The one on the left is the tray icon, the one on the right is the Power Manager Plugin:
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The option to select it:
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#187 2015-03-03 20:02:49

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: gtk-xfce-engine 2.10.1 released

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

Xfce gtk theme engine with various different themes.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 2.10.1
========================
- Fix installation of Xfce-flat theme

Screenie of new Xfce-flat GTK theme (using Linea xfwm4 theme) and the new xfce-teal wallpaper :
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#188 2015-03-04 00:09:09

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-fsguard-plugin 1.0.2 released

What is xfce4-fsguard-plugin?
=============================

The FSGuard panel plugin checks free space on a chosen mount point
frequently and displays a message when a limit is reached. There are two
limits: a warning limit where only the icon changes, and an urgent limit
that advise the user with a message. The icon button can be clicked to
open the chosen mount point. The amount of free space is visible in a
tooltip.

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


Release notes for 1.0.2
=======================
Not many code changes, but tons of translations!

* Properly resize image _and_ btn so that the image is not shrinked
* New translations: th, ms, bg, oc, is, sl, en_AU
* Updated translations: ast, de, es, fr, it, hr, nl, pl, tr, ug

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#189 2015-03-04 00:10:48

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-diskperf-plugin 2.5.5 released

What is xfce4-diskperf-plugin?
==============================

This plugin displays instant disk/partition performance (bytes
transfered per second).

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


Release notes for 2.5.5
=======================
Not many code changes, but tons of translations !

* Use the new GtkTooltip API
* Fix a memory leak in the FreeBSD codepath (#11153)
* Add support for FreeBSD (bug #10350)
* New translations: th, ms, bg, oc, hr, en_AU, sr
* Updated translations: ar, ast, bg, cs, de, es, fr, it,
  hr, hu. ko, nb, nl, ug, pl, sv, tr, zh_CN, zh_TW

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#190 2015-03-05 00:42:43

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-mpc-plugin 0.4.5 released

What is xfce4-mpc-plugin?
=========================

This is a simple client plugin for Music Player Daemon.

Features :
- send Play/Stop/Next/Previous command to MPD.
- decrease/increase volume using the mouse wheel.

- show the current volume, status and title as a tooltip when passing
the mouse over the plugin.
- show a simple playlist window upon middle-click, permitting to select
a track to play
- configurable MPD host/port/password.
- toggles repeat/random features in the right-click menu.

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


Release notes for 0.4.5
=======================
Not real code changes, but tons of translations!

* autotools update
* new translations: bg, en_AU, ms, nb, oc, th, sr
* updated translations: ar, ast, cs, da, de, en_AU, es, fr, he
  hr, hu, id, ko, nl, pl, sk, sv, tr, ru, ug, uk, zh_CN, zh_TW

Screenies:
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#191 2015-03-05 00:44:41

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-wavelan-plugin 0.5.12 released

What is xfce4-wavelan-plugin?
=============================

This plugin is used to display stats from a wireless lan interface
(signal state, signal quality, network name (SSID)). It supports NetBSD,
OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and Linux.

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


Release notes for 0.5.12
========================
Not many big changes, but TONS of translations, thank them all for all
the hard work!

* Add strings to translation
* Use GtkComboBoxText instead of GtkCombo
* Use check buttons with mnemonic for hot keys
* Use getifaddrs() instead of popen ("/sbin/ifconfig -a") (bug #10822)
* Remove check for glib 2.14, was released 7 years ago..
* Make this compile with -Wall -Werror (declarations after statement)
* new translations: bg, en_AU, fi, he, is, ms, oc, th, sr
* updated translations: ar, ast, be, cs, en_AU, es, fr, he, hr, it,ja
  ko, ms, nb, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, ru, sk, sv, tr, uk, ug, zh_CN, zh_TW

Screenies:
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#192 2015-03-05 01:21:22

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Just got 4.12 installed on Wheezy base--and it looks terrific! No problems in upgrading or running--kudos to all!


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#193 2015-03-05 16:37:41

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Re: What's New in Xfce

so I played a bit with 4.12 in the last days on my jessie box and it's OK, well, there are are still no qt5 systray icons and other minor bugs like the wrong color pickup in the theme preview, but the biggest disappointment are the new translations... (...I still can't understand how someone can f*** up a simple translation like "enable VSync"

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#194 2015-03-06 00:10:18

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.2.0 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, or via a
linked external audio mixer tool.

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


Release notes for 0.2.0
=======================
- Added a popup menu with a volume slider, mute item and an audio mixer
command
- Numerous build fixes (Guido)
- Documentation and description fixes (Guido)
- Switched to symbolic icons (Simon)
- Switched to gtk error message boxes
- Updated text of GPL license, bug #11638

Screenies:
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#195 2015-03-06 04:04:44

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-places-plugin 1.7.0 released

What is xfce4-places-plugin?
============================

This plugin is a menu with quick access to folders, documents, and
removable media. The places plugin brings much of the functionality of
GNOME's Places menu to Xfce.

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


Release notes for 1.7.0
=======================
- Use Gtk+-3.0 bookmark location
- Recent documents are sorted by most recently used
- Button occupies the whole panel height/width when the label is shown
- Updated translations

Screenies:
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#196 2015-03-06 23:09:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Bug #9142 - Drag-and-drop behavior of Xfce desktop is different than Thunar has been resolved in the git tree and should be available in the next Thunar release. I've read a lot about this bug over the years where drag and drop to and from the desktop and thunar resulted in differing copy/move results. With this bug resolved, the default action in a drag and drop between thunar and the desktop (either direction) is now move (with the appropriate icon modifiers).

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#197 2015-03-06 23:40:17

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Re: What's New in Xfce

#aboutbloodytime tongue

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#198 2015-03-09 10:17:50

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.2.1 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, or via a
linked external audio mixer tool.

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


Release notes for 0.2.1
=======================
Bugfix release for issues with Gtk+-3.14:
- Incorrect mouse coordinate translation in the volume slider.
- Crash on menu popup/popdown.

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#199 2015-03-09 17:49:16

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Re: What's New in Xfce

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ToZ, you're just too fast for them, lol.

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#200 2015-03-09 21:45:59

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-time-out-plugin 1.0.2 released

What is xfce4-time-out-plugin?
==============================

This plugin makes it possible to take periodical breaks from the
computer every X minutes. During breaks it locks your screen. It
optionally allows you to postpone breaks for a certain time.

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


Release notes for 1.0.2
=======================
Again, tons of translations updates !

- Ditch _xfce_create_framebox() and use xfce_gtk_frame_box_new()
  instead
- Fix transparency (bug #8747). Set the Gtk.EventBox invisible like
  other panel plugins do.
- Updated translations: ar, ast, en_GB, ca, cs, da, de, el, es, eu, fi,
  fr, he, hu, id, it, ja, kk, ko, nl, pl, pt, pt_BR, tu, sk, sr, sv,
  ug, uk, zh_CN, zh_TW
- New translations: bg, en_AU, fr, hr, is, li, ms, nb, oc, tr

Screenies:
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