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#201 2015-03-09 22:03:41

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin 0.4.6 released

What is xfce4-smartbookmark-plugin?
===================================

This plugin allows you to send requests directly to your browser and
perform a custom search. Some examples: http://www.google.it/search?q=
if you want to perform a search on Google or http://bugs.debian.org if
something is wrong with your system (assuming your distribution is
Debian).

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


Release notes for 0.4.6
=======================
Not much changes but tons of translations !

- Remove the GtkEventBox and use an XfceHVBox instead
- Make sure childs are reaped, instead of leaving zombies
  behind (bug #9791)
- Updated translations: ar, ast, cs, da, de, es, eu, fr,
  hr, hu, id, ja, ko, nl, ru, sk, sr, sv, tr, ug, zh_TW
- New translations: bg, en_AU, is, ms, nb, oc, th

Screenies:
IwbvWrel.png

cv26LX7l.png

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#202 2015-03-10 00:13:00

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Just installed Xfce 4.12 on one of my Gentoo boxes. Great new functionality. Already pointed out here extensively by ToZ. However, I find the new release especially awesome due to the fact that a long term user like me, who has been using this DE since version 4.4, can still set up everything the way he/she wants it to be. I would like to thank everyone who has been contributing to this and former releases. An awesome piece of software. Thank you very much.

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#203 2015-03-10 01:45:50

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:

Make sure childs are reaped, instead of leaving zombies
  behind (bug #9791)

I misread that for just a second <SHUDDERS>.

[MDM Increases font size 2x, lol.]

EDIT: Hey, wait a minute! That's kind of scary even after I made the text large enough to read it correctly. lol

Regards,
MDM

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#204 2015-03-14 23:16:13

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfwm4 4.12.1 released

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

Xfce's window manager.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 4.12.1
========================
- Fix issue with XRandR (Bug 11059, 11683, 11695)
- Rework struts support to be more error proof
- Fix smart placement and windows overlapping (Bug 11671)
- Fix window positioning and gravity (Bug 11670, 11693)
- Fix issue with _NET_REQUEST_FRAME_EXTENTS being ignored (blocking for GLFW apps) (Bug 11664)
- Check class hint name for same applications (Bug 11685)
- Make horizontal scrolling/window opacity optional (Bug 10372)

Now optional horizontal scroll/window opacity:
O7mhv42l.png

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#205 2015-03-14 23:32:23

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:

- Make horizontal scrolling/window opacity optional (Bug 10372)

I hope it's still enabled by default. I set linux up for people occasionally, and that has turned out to be a popular feature.

From reading that bug report, I think the "issue" was that one person was unable to "quickly shade and unshade" their application windows without dragging his mouse sideways in the process. <WALKS AWAY, SHAKING HEAD>

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#206 2015-03-15 18:28:40

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: libxfce4ui 4.12.1 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 4.12.1
========================
This is a bug fix release. It updates all code and translation contributors in the xfce4-about dialog, adds the missing shortcuts for the new corner tiling feature in xfwm4-4.12, and fixes the swapped pixmaps and modules search paths for the glade files.

REMINDER: You should rebuild xfce4-session after installing this version of libxfce4ui to account for the fixed glade paths in /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc!

- Fix glade directory information in .pc file (bug #11353)
- Add shortcuts for xfwm4 to tile windows to corners (bug #11652)
- Remove unused 'has_member' variable in xfce4-about (bug #11654)
- Update .gitignore
- Increase xfce4-about default size
- Improve formatting of translators list
- Update translation contributors in xfce4-about
- Update contributors lists
- Translation updates: Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Croatian, Czech,Dutch (Flemish), French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese,
Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

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#207 2015-03-15 19:23:46

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Re: What's New in Xfce

In interesting commit came through for xfwm. Desktop icon text can now be centered.

DJkL2rzl.png

Note: requires the presence of the center-text xfconf setting:

/desktop-icons/center-text                                             true

...and that ellipsize-icon-labels is turned off:

style "xfdesktop-icon-view" {
    XfdesktopIconView::ellipsize-icon-labels = 0
}
widget_class "*XfdesktopIconView*" style "xfdesktop-icon-view"

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#208 2015-03-15 19:33:22

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-dict 0.7.1 released

What is xfce4-dict?
===================

This program allows you to search different kinds of dictionary services
for words or phrases and shows you the result. Currently you can query a
Dict server(RFC 2229), any online dictionary service by opening a web
browser or search for words using the aspell/ispell program.

Website:
  http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applic … xfce4-dict


Release notes for 0.7.1
=======================
This is mainly a bug fix release containing lots of translation updates and build system fixes. The only user visible change is a fix for wrong formatting of the header text, explained in bug #10136.

- Add NEWS file (Harald Judt)
- Correctly separate header and body (bug #10136) (Harald Judt)
- Update .gitignore (Harald Judt)
- Do not build gzip tarball (Harald Judt)
- Remove SVN $Id$ tags and update copyright year (Harald Judt)
- Bump autotools requirements (Harald Judt)
- Fix m4 macro dir warning (Harald Judt)
- Fix IT_PROG_INTLTOOL warning (Harald Judt)
- Restore git version tag (Harald Judt)
- Remove unneeded files. (Nick Schermer)
- Translation updates: Arabic, Asturian, Bulgarian, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch (Flemish), English  (Australia), English (Great Britain), Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmal, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Screenies:

TfJSubHl.png
J3ZwGNRl.png
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qYutkVMl.png
8KdWoWxl.png
KjgFOuPl.png
(Geek alert! I've been watching Star Trek re-runs....)

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#209 2015-03-15 19:39:47

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-eyes-plugin 4.4.4 released

What is xfce4-eyes-plugin?
==========================

Eyes is a xfce4 panel plugin that adds eyes which watch your every step.
Scary!

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


Release notes for 4.4.4
=======================
- Add ACLOCAL_AMFLAGS to Makefile.am
- Add .gitignore
- Fix IT_PROG_INTLTOOL warning.
- Translation updates: Hebrew, Lithuania, Slovak

Screenies:
ne9EoPzl.png
UUBx2uul.png

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#210 2015-03-15 21:40:01

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfwm4 4.12.2 released

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

Xfce's window manager.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org


Release notes for 4.12.2
========================
4.12.2
======
- Quick release to fix a mishmash between width and height introduced in 4.12.1 (Bug 11700)

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#211 2015-03-16 10:26:53

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-session 4.12.1 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 4.12.1
========================
Stable release of xfce4-session for Xfce 4.12.

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- Bump libxfce4ui min to 4.12.1
- Drop check for sessions file before it's written (Bug #11632)

* Translation updates:
  Lithuanian (lt)

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#212 2015-03-17 02:47:05

ToZ
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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: exo 0.10.4 released

What is exo?
============

Exo is an Xfce library targeted at application development. It contains
various custom widgets and APIs extending the functionality of GLib and
GTK+. It also ships utilities for defining preferred applications,
mounting storage devices and more.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/


Release notes for 0.10.4
========================
- Don't quote arguments passed to terminal emulators (bug #10731)
- Fix StartupNotify (bug #9570)
- Fix implicit declaration of function 'xfce_spawn_on_screen' (bug #11655)
- Translation updates: Korean, Malay, Polish, German, Italian, Croatian

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#213 2015-03-22 11:17:53

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfdesktop 4.12.1 released

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

Xfce's desktop manager.

Website:
  http://www.xfce.org/

4.12.1
======
Stable release of xfdesktop for Xfce 4.12.

* Bug fixes:
- Remove unused variable 'tmp_text'
- Monitor the wallpaper file for changes (Bug #11620)
- Reinitialize background when reloading desktop (Bug #11620)
- Update rc file after completing delete process (Bug #11692)
- Add a xfconf settings to center the text on xfdesktop icons. This fixes some issues with RTL languages.
- Do not overwrite rc file while restoring icons (bug #11266)
- Fix crash when moving 2+ icons to the bottom right corner
- Fix icon placement when using "Arrange Desktop Icons" (Bug #11639)
- Center icons vertically in the grid (Bug #11086)
- Set initial value of font size spin button
- Show sub directories in template menu again
- Prevent accidental double clicks in single click mode (Bug #10720)
- Disable rename menu entry for special icons
- Add icon emblems in clockwise order
- Handle icons with preset emblems (Bug #7417)
- Enable drag&drop popup menu for local actions
- Use mini icon and allow dimming of non-scaled icons

* Translation updates:
   Czech (cs), Greek (el), Spanish (Castilian) (es),
   Croatian (hr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja),
   Kazakh (kk), Korean (ko), Lithuanian (lt),
   Malay (ms), Norwegian Bokmål (nb),
   Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt),
   Portuguese (Brazilian) (pt_BR), Russian (ru),
   Slovak (sk), Thai (th), Turkish (tr),
   Ukrainian (uk), Chinese (China) (zh_CN)

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#214 2015-03-22 11:48:52

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.4.4 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 1.4.4
=======================

New stable release of xfce4-power-manager.

* Re-introduce the trayicon for better support of other DEs (Bug #11054)
* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
- Fix dbus call for CK2 suspend (Bug #11610)
- Function check_for_consolekit2 is not used if !UP_CHECK_VERSION(0, 99, 0) (Bug #11657)
- Fix xfpm panel plugin crashes at startup when the locale is not UTF8
- The scalemenuitem is actually an imagemenuitem

* Translation updates:
Bulgarian (bg), Chinese (China) (zh_CN), Croatian (hr),
Czech (cs), Dutch (nl), French (fr), German (de),
Italian (it), Korean (ko), Malay (ms), Russian (ru),
Spanish (es), Serbian (sr), Thai (th).

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#215 2015-03-24 01:44:39

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Re: What's New in Xfce

The work to port xfce4-power-manager to GTK3 has begun. Some screenies:

cRMrLlz.png
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TbmqaOWl.png
LTSxuRgl.png
KlhWFqFl.png

Additional Notes:
- As per the 4.14 roadmap, dbus-glib is being replaced with GDbus.
- upower 0.99.0 will also be the new minimum version.

Last edited by ToZ (2015-03-24 13:24:10)

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#216 2015-03-27 21:42:58

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin 0.2.2 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 0.2.2
=======================
- Fixed crashes&lockups with Gtk+-3.14
- Icon fixes
- Added plugin icon
- Added required icons to tarball

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#217 2015-03-27 22:34:38

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Nice, more updates! It's not listed in your post, so they probably didn't... But did they happen to fix that bug that puts controls for banshee and vlc in the volume control popup?

Regards,
MDM


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#218 2015-03-28 01:27:47

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Re: What's New in Xfce

MountainDewManiac wrote:

But did they happen to fix that bug that puts controls for banshee and vlc in the volume control popup?

I'm not aware of this bug. You can manage which players show up in indicator-sound applet by using the dconf-editor (you may need to install it first) and editing the contents of com>canonical>indicator>sound>interested-media-players. For example, to add vlc to the list, I changed:

['gmusicbrowser']

...to read:

['gmusicbrowser','vlc']

This was for Xubuntu, but I believe Mint works in the same way.

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#219 2015-03-28 02:59:05

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Re: What's New in Xfce

THANK YOU! (Yes, I am shouting, lol.) I had been assuming it was either a bug or one of those "features" like the low-cost airline seating where you're apparently supposed to pack your legs along with your other luggage, vehicles that spoke to you as if you didn't get enough nagging from being married, or other various nefarious and questionable improvements(?) that developers sometimes toss in to (I suppose) show the world that, regardless of the quality of the work, "At least we've done something," lol. Or maybe that's just the guys who develop Firefox....

I will nip that set of extra - and extra-useless - media app controls in the bud. Thanks again.

Regards,
MDM


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#220 2015-03-29 15:00:09

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Re: What's New in Xfce

How about pin apps like in new Windows or DockbarX in XFCE Window Buttons? That will be great.

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#221 2015-03-29 16:05:11

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Leinnan wrote:

How about pin apps like in new Windows or DockbarX in XFCE Window Buttons? That will be great.

http://git.xfce.org/panel-plugins/xfce4 … ree/README


$ aptitude why gnome   
Unable to find a reason to install gnome.

regards, ssf

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#222 2015-04-04 11:25:38

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Thanks for posting all these news, and especially screens of changes. I use to follow the mailing list archives checking what's new each month. But having these clear screens showing changes is really nice and I like taking a look now and then to see what I can look forward to on my dekstop. smile

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#223 2015-04-05 12:40:07

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: garcon 0.5.0 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 0.5.0
=======================
[Please note that this is a development release.]

This release is "only" a port to Gtk3 (thanks to eric) to help porting applications using garcon. Nothing to see here, move along smile

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#224 2015-04-19 21:18:24

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Re: What's New in Xfce

xfce4-notes-plugin 1.8.0 released

What is xfce4-notes-plugin?
===========================

Xfce4 Notes Plugin provides a quick way to paste text, to write down a
list of things, to leave a note to a friend, or whatever is common to do
with Post-It's.

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


Release notes for 1.8.0
=======================

VERSION 1.8.0

This release comes in conformance with the latest Xfce 4.12.

NB: This release is provided with CCode built from Vala and targets GTK+2 only. GTK+3 requires building from Git.

- Dependencies: match Xfce 4.10 requirements.
- Vala: Compilation fixes, and fixed build for GTK2 and GTK3 to work together.
- GTK3: Added support for GTK3 and theming through GtkCssProvider, it's still missing features from GTK2 code, and doesn't build a panel plugin. Build with --enable-gtk3 from Git (dist do not permit to rebuild from Vala.)
- Settings: New hidden notes-path setting tweakable through xfconf.
- Monitor: Add monitoring of notes files to allow hot-edition and refresh in notes windows.
- Other misc fixes.
- Updated translations: all of them, lots of them!

Patches welcome!

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#225 2015-04-20 15:01:06

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ANNOUNCE: thunar 1.6.7 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 1.6.7
=======================
Short release notes:

This release fixes two severe bugs introduced in 1.6.6 that caused crashes (bug #11450 and #11008). Apart from that, it has quite a number of other user-visible fixes:

* Improve drag & drop and selecting in the details view
* Manual reload now reloads all file and folder information
* Most reload bugs should be gone now (except bug #9245)
* Keep the correct files selected on view and row changes (e.g. renaming, sorting)
* New tabs and windows inhert the history of the origin view
* History is preserved across view changes
* Fix redraw issues in details view
* Correct drag & drop behaviour when moving files

Here is the full changelog:

- Improve drag & drop and selecting in the details view (bug #11605) (Harald Judt)
- Let row changes accumulate a bit before restoring selection (Harald Judt)
- Implement reloading file information on manual reload (Harald Judt)
- Extend reload functions to allow a full reload (Harald Judt)
- Check in thunar-marshal with new _thunar_marshal_BOOLEAN__BOOLEAN (Harald Judt)
- Reload files changed by jobs in an idle loop (bug #11008) (Harald Judt)
- Refactor code for moving thumbnail cache file on renames/moves (Harald Judt)
- Rework thunar_file_monitor to properly register moved files (Harald Judt)
- Add function to reload parent file of a file (Harald Judt)
- Fix updating file info for moved files (bug #11008) (Harald Judt)
- Revert "Refresh file info after getting it from cache (bug #11008)" (Harald Judt)
- Fix comments (Harald Judt)
- Update the location bar after reload (bug #10518) (Harald Judt)
- Fix updating custom actions (bug #11749) (Harald Judt)
- Update rows on changes of case-sensitive and folders-first settings (Harald Judt)
- Fix typos and grammar mistakes in a few comments (Harald Judt)
- Make new windows inherit the history of the origin view (bug #5538) (Harald Judt)
- Make new tabs inherit the history of the origin view (bug #5538) (Harald Judt)
- Keep the history across view changes (bug #10171) (Harald Judt)
- Implement functions for copying the history of a view (Harald Judt)
- Rename tsv_restore_selection to tsv_select_after_row_deleted (Harald Judt)
- Redraw the details view on row changes (Harald Judt)
- Restore selection on row changes too (bug #9886) (Harald Judt)
- Improve mouse wheel zoom behaviour (Harald Judt)
- Remember and restore file selection on view changes (Harald Judt)
- Restore file selection when changing sort order (bug #9886) (Harald Judt)
- Update model with changed binary file size setting immediately (Harald Judt)
- Fix typo busy_pulse in thunar-shortcuts-model.c (Harald Judt)
- Fix typo in thunar-clipboard-manager (Harald Judt)
- Fix Gdk-CRITICAL error (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- Clean up more files with make clean (Harald Judt)
- Rework usage of binary file size properties (bug #11450) (Harald Judt)
- Remove duplicate break statement in thunar-standard-view (Harald Judt)
- Fix compiler warning about shadowing 'basename' (bug #11633) (Matt Thirtytwo)
- thunar/thunar-dbus-service-infos.xml corrections (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- Fix startup id handling for launch requests over D-Bus (bug #9646) (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- Fallback to non-cached version of source file (bug #9142) (Thaddaeus Tintenfisch)
- Translation updates: Chinese (China), Croatian, English (Australia), French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Swedish, Ukrainian

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