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#251 2016-03-18 20:05:02

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:
Jristz wrote:

So far how is the gtk3 porting soing?

Progress updates can be found at the bottom of this page. Looks like still a ways to go.

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#252 2016-03-18 23:05:48

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Re: What's New in Xfce

xfce4-power-manager Version 1.6.0 Released:

1.6.0
=====
New stable release of xfce4-power-manager.

* Bugfixes:
- plugin: Fix a couple memory leaks (Bug #12332)
- Fix a crash when the brightness slider is released
- Fix keyboard-brightness icon names (Bug #12292)
- Draw border around device details
- Add bitrig to backend detection (Bug #12242)
- Replace XTestFakeKeyEvent with inhibit/heartbeat (Bug #11083)
   /xfce4-power-manager/heartbeat-command is the xfconf property.
- Fix a crash on logout (Bug #12465)
- Show inhibitors in the plugin menu (Bug #9090)

* Translation updates:
  ar, ca, cs, da, de, el, en_AU, eu, fi, fr, gl, he, hr,
  is, it, ja, kk, ko, lt, ms, nb, nl, oc, pl, pt, pt_BR,
  ru, sk, sl, sr, sv, th, tr, uk, zh_CN, and zh_TW

Note: xfce4-power-manager has already been migrated to GTK3 (since 1.5.0).

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#253 2016-03-21 06:14:22

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Re: What's New in Xfce

ToZ wrote:
Jristz wrote:

So far how is the gtk3 porting soing?

Progress updates can be found at the bottom of this page. Looks like still a ways to go.

From that page: Last modified: 2015/11/02 21:22 by aliov
that are like 4 (or 14) months since last update, I dubd thinks are stanged completly without a single change.


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#254 2016-03-21 14:15:43

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Looking at the git repository xfce looks pretty dead., errrmmm .. I wanted to say: "stable".

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#255 2016-03-21 14:54:59

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Re: What's New in Xfce

janp wrote:

Looking at the git repository xfce looks pretty dead., errrmmm .. I wanted to say: "stable".

More of the GTK3 migration work seems to be happening in the User branches at the git site, which doesn't display an idle time. Having said that..... yes - slow, steady and stable.


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#256 2016-06-15 17:36:21

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Some questions:

Is squeeze(xfce archive manager) going to be ported to GTK3? Is there any chance for him to use this same icons as gnome or mate alternative? Is there any option in Thunar menu for adding to archive with squeeze just like it is for gnome archive manager in Xubuntu?

There is any chance for expansion of functionality for genmon plugin? In my opinion is one of the best plugins for XFCE Panel and is almost main reason why I use XFCE panel even on i3wm. Maybe support for custom colors for parts of output?

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#257 2016-06-15 18:20:05

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Leinnan wrote:

Is squeeze(xfce archive manager) going to be ported to GTK3? Is there any chance for him to use this same icons as gnome or mate alternative? Is there any option in Thunar menu for adding to archive with squeeze just like it is for gnome archive manager in Xubuntu?

As of now, no-one has "signed-up" to do the porting work. Volunteers are welcome. That web page lists the status of the components that are being worked on.

There is any chance for expansion of functionality for genmon plugin? In my opinion is one of the best plugins for XFCE Panel and is almost main reason why I use XFCE panel even on i3wm. Maybe support for custom colors for parts of output?

I have taken over maintainership of this plugin and so far have done the following:

  • ported it to GTK3

  • added support for the panel --plugin-event that allows you to manually refresh the plugin so that it re-starts its timer. You can the command "xfce4-panel --plugin-event=genmon-X:refresh:bool:true" (where genmon-X is the panel plugin ID) to force a refresh of the plugin.

  • bug #11284 - default tooltip not working

I'm currently working on Bug #3437 - allowing the value (output text) field to be clickable so that it can run a command. I plan to do a new release after this enhancement is done so as of now, those new features are only available in the development git tree.

If you have any other suggestions for improvements, please create a bug report and I'll see what I can do.


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#258 2016-06-16 00:43:14

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Leinnan wrote:

Maybe support for custom colors for parts of output?

I should have mentioned that this is already possible using embedded pango in the <txt> element. Consider the following example:

#!/bin/bash
echo "<txt><span weight=\"bold\" fgcolor=\"Red\">T</span><span weight=\"bold\" fgcolor=\"Green\">e</span><span weight=\"bold\" fgcolor=\"Blue\">s</span><span weight=\"bold\" fgcolor=\"Yellow\">t</span></txt><tool>Tester</tool>"

..will print:
screenshot2016-06-1520-37-03.php

The pango format to change the colour is:

<span fgcolor="Red">Text</span>

...(if being echoed you need to escape the "s).

More info on the Pango Text Attribute Markup Language here.


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#259 2016-06-16 22:50:38

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Thanks for all the answers!

But I still will not stop bothering You big_smile

Two another things:
1. If genmon plugin have so great feature like support for Pango Text Attribute Markup Language why there is no info about it on plugin page? http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel- … mon-plugin

2. Porting work on new archive manager version should be working with old code or new project(spiritual successor?) written in C++ instead of C also would be acceptable?
In C the best I can make is this: https://github.com/Leinnan/twm-session-logout  OOP is more natural for me, so C++ is logic choice.
If answer for question number 2 is yes- which libraries you recommend for writing "native" application for XFCE? gtkmm? Something more/else?


Thanks again for all yours work on XFCE!

PS I hope that you will understand all from my message, because I am not sure about my English skills wink

Last edited by Leinnan (2016-06-16 22:51:24)

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#260 2016-06-17 00:03:35

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Re: What's New in Xfce

Leinnan wrote:

1. If genmon plugin have so great feature like support for Pango Text Attribute Markup Language why there is no info about it on plugin page? http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/panel- … mon-plugin

Done. Page has been updated.

2. Porting work on new archive manager version should be working with old code or new project(spiritual successor?) written in C++ instead of C also would be acceptable?
In C the best I can make is this: https://github.com/Leinnan/twm-session-logout  OOP is more natural for me, so C++ is logic choice.
If answer for question number 2 is yes- which libraries you recommend for writing "native" application for XFCE? gtkmm? Something more/else?

Existing Xfce applications are written in either C, C++, or Vala. If you are interested in working on a port or refresh of Squeeze, it may be more beneficial to post your ideas and questions to the xfce4-dev mailing list to get feedback from the developers.


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