Category Archives: Release

LibFM + PCManFM 1.2.3 released!

Those two components are usually released together. They are tightly bound, you know, and even if PCManFM 1.2.3 supports build using 1.0.1 series of LibFM yet, that is not the best (because most of functionality lies in LibFM and using old version you lose much) and it’s always better to use last one. So far nothing new happened, no 1.3 version in active development, so only bugs fixed, making this piece of software more reliable for your fun.
New release tarballs download links:
libfm-1.2.3.tar.xz – SHA1: c3f2f34086761d89d6aba549883610084ba00750
pcmanfm-1.2.3.tar.xz – SHA1: 0a195301de31c82f1c169e620be7cea8b91813b5

Changes since previous LibFM release 1.2.2.1 (see git log for details):

  • Changed licence for libfm-extra and libfm components from GPL-2 to LGPL-2.1.
  • Fixed crash on dropping URL queries into some folder.
  • Fixed filename on dropping URI queries into folder: URI query like http://some.site/path/query.php?new=yes&mine=0 should be never saved with file name path/query.php?new=yes&mine=0 but as query.php instead like all the web browsers do.
  • Disabled debug messages in XML parser, it spammed a lot.
  • Fixed content type detection which was broken in last release.
  • Fixed incorrect call to g_environ_setenv() in the terminal call.
  • Replaced deprecated atk_component_get_position() calls.
  • Fixed invalid callback get_image_position() on ATK icon of ExoIconView, it could loop and therefore hang the application.
  • Disabled deprecated atk_focus_tracker_notify() with new libatk.
  • Fixed installation of headers with parallel install, it could create invalid symlink /usr/share/libfm/libfm in some conditions.
  • Corrected handling of application launch failure – launch content have to be informed about failure if startup notify id was retrieved from it before.
  • Fixed usage of POSIX.1-2001 declaration `environ’ with GLib < 2.28.
  • Fixed “out-of-tree” build (e.g. make distcheck).
  • Corrected menu cache to sync in fm_app_chooser_dlg_dup_selected_app(), otherwise it would not work without menu preloaded.
  • Fixed launch of applications with %f or %u argument – it should launch not just first file but all of them with the same command.
  • Fixed unneeded fm-folder-config save even if no changes were made.
  • Fixed not updated file in FmFolder if file was not changed within last 2 seconds. In case of fast download it was not updated in time. This may cause a little performance issue though due to thumbnails update.
  • Fixed crash if g_file_get_basename() returns NULL.
  • Fixed issue with desktop entry file selected in the Application chooser dialog, it tried to execute the desktop entry directly. Now it setups dialog fields from that desktop entry instead.
  • Fixed problem with unwanted application substitution in the Application chooser dialog: if user selected no name then no replacements should be attempted.
  • Fixed default app detection in Application chooser combo box.

Changes since previous PCManFM release 1.2.2 (see git log for details):

  • Disabled unrequested config save on changing dir if show_hidden changes.
  • Replaced deprecated atk_component_get_position() calls.
  • Fixed invalid callback get_image_position() on ATK icon, it could loop and therefore hang the application.
  • Increased delay on restoring scroller position from 20 to 50 ms.

Menu-Cache 1.0.0-rc1 is available!

Next component of LXDE became so much mature that is should be called stable release, without that leading 0 in version number! That is a progress which should happen with any good software. So now let it be, and everyone is encouraged to get it, build it, install it, use it. No bugs are known for it at this moment. If no more bugs would be found within a month then this release candidate transforms into a final release 1.0.0.
The release candidate tarball download link:
menu-cache-1.0.0-rc1.tar.xz – SHA1: 2c5b8ffbb0eb20ac8235f904a6e503ea08a036cf

Changes since previous release 0.7.0 (see git log for details):

  • Added new cache file format generation support (1.2), changes:
    – invisible directories (empty or with NoDisplay=true) can be put into the cache too but with flag (not displayed) set;
    – content of TryExec field is added to the cache file;
    – the working dir to execute application is added to the cache file;
    – list of application categories is added to the cache file;
    – list of application keywords is added to the cache file.
  • Fixed crash in menu_cache_item_get_file_dirname() for a non-existent file (might happen for directories without .directory file).
  • Made menu_cache_app_get_working_dir() actually work.
  • Made menu_cache_lookup() faster (do not load cache immediately but on idle instead).
  • Eliminated secondary cache reload in menu_cache_lookup_sync() – server response in such case will be ahead of idle reload (since main thread is in wait ATM) and therefore idle call will be supressed.
  • Added new API menu_cache_app_get_categories() to get list of categories for the application.
  • Added new APIs to get list of matching applications:
    – menu_cache_list_all_for_category(),
    – 
    menu_cache_list_all_for_keyword().
  • Fixed a problem if some string in the desktop entry file contained a newline character. That broke cache file format, now it’s replaced with a “\n” string and converted back into newline in the library.

LXPanel 0.7.1 released.

After just a month after 0.7.0 version was released, the time came to release an update, simply because bugs were found. So it happens again. No new features this time, and only last number was changed. Next update is in slow preparation, don’t forget to report bug if you find one!
New release tarball download link:
lxpanel-0.7.1.tar.xz – SHA1: 2e5ee9c17c32d2f1a7c0d51e84816613ede09a1f

Changes since previous release (see git log for details):

  • Fixed search for the gtkrc file.
  • Fixed search path for configuration – it should be not compilation time path but paths using $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS.
  • Fixed incorrect flag for ‘launchbar’ plugin which marks him expandable.
  • Fixed dragging of task buttons.
  • Corrected using $XDG_MENU_PREFIX to work the same way as libfm does.
  • Fixed using font description, font in gtkrc file was ignored.
  • Improved search for hw sensors in /sys/class/hwmon/ hierarchy.
  • Improved check for critical temperatures in ‘termal’ plugin, now each individual hardware setting (if available) is also taken into
    consideration.
  • Fixed parsing alias name in ‘weather’ plugin settings.
  • Got rid of all individual plugins/*/Makefile – those rules more easily can be contained in the plugins/Makefile.am. Adding a simple plugin basically would mean to add two or three lines into that file instead of writing whole Makefile.am.
  • Fixed invalid system config path search (“lxpanel” part was missing).
  • Fixed incorrect requirements in the lxpanel.pc file.
  • Fixed memory leak in the ‘volumealsa’ plugin.
  • Now ‘volumealsa’ checks for ‘MixerCommand’ setting in the configuration before guessing it.
  • Fixed color saving in the configuration.
  • Fixed incomplete resources deallocation in ‘volumealsa’ plugin.
  • Fixed make uninstall (it left plugins installed).
  • Fixed monitor number set from GUI.
  • Fixed hang on netstatus icon in auto-hidden panel.
  • Fixed icon grid compilation with GTK+ < 2.20.
  • Fixed compilation without menu-cache.
  • Now man pages are included in the GIT and tarball, not just xml files.
  • Fixed incorrect printf arguments in ‘netstatus’ plugin.

LXAppearance 0.5.6 released.

You probably thought – why Openbox-related tab interface for LXAppearance got update but LXAppearance itself doesn’t? We have to reassure you, the main application also got some small update. No big changes, but if bunch of small fixes came then it’s good too, right?
New release tarball download link:
lxappearance-0.5.6.tar.xz – SHA1: ac1e8709f5b3bcf21f5ddbca839994691c5afd98

Changes since previous release 0.5.5 (see git log for details):

  • Translations updates.
  • Disabled setting of custom colors if run without lxsession. Unfortunately colors setting will not work without XSETTINGS daemon because any custom settings in .gtkrc-2.0 file will be overridden by the theme. Therefore neither .gtkrc-2.0 nor settings.ini files are used to save gtk-color-scheme anymore because it is useless, and setting of custom colors without lxsession is disabled, showing appropriate warning at that tab.
  • Few small fixes in packaging files.
  • Fixed crash in update_cursor_demo() function.
  • Fixed problem with contents of settings.ini file that were reset, it should only be updated now, honoring rest of settings.
  • Fixed GTK+ 3.0 linking problem.
  • Fixed crash on installing new cursor theme.
  • Fixed configure –enable-debug option.
  • Updated Copyright years in the About dialog.
  • Added detection of possible inheritance loop in the cursor theme.
  • Moved include ~/.gtkrc-2.0.mine to first position in ~/.gtkrc-2.0 to be able to apply changes from LXAppearance.
  • Added compilation notes into README file.

LXRandR 0.3.0 released.

And yet another small tool that has no releases over 3 years. This could not continue any more, especially since its usability was so poor. And therefore two releases, one after another – 0.2.0, then 0.3.0 – first was just few fixes, and second improved the interface. This tool became much more useful now, we believe it. Read, install, test, and enjoy! And file bugs if you find any, of course, the tracker waits you.
New release tarball download link:
lxrandr-0.3.0.tar.xz – SHA1: 5f0e8c2db9b92bea67e89651825bbecbf72eff3e

Changes since previous release 0.1.2 (see git log for details):

  • Translations updates.
  • Few updates to build package using more recent auto-tools.
  • Fixed regexp on finding interfaces: DVI-I-1 wasn’t parsed correctly (see bug in Debian tracker).
  • Fixed call to xrandr to use sh (see bug in Debian tracker).
  • Added two other quick options: (1) put external monitor to right of LVDS (2) put it above LVDS.
  • Fixed quick options button selection – it should not exit but allow to save configuration first, or change it again.
  • Let don’t exit on ‘Apply’ button but let user try another mode or save it (see bug in Ubuntu tracker).
  • Fixed spelling error: accessable -> accessible, and few untranslated strings became translatable.
  • Fixed failing detection of internal screen in some cases.
  • Implemented positioning of monitors in ‘Advanced’ tab. First one (or internal, depending on computer type) is positioned “Default”.
  • Implemented automatic diagnostic for monitors placement.
  • Fixed quick option “Show the same image on both monitors”.
  • Implemented confirmation dialog on mode(s) change. It now does change, then asks for confirmation, and reverts changes back if not confirmed within 15 seconds.
  • Added –enable-debug option to configure script.
  • Added compilation notes into README file.

LXInput 0.3.3 released.

The tool to tune some parameters of keyboard and mouse also got new release this month. May be it should receive more changes in version number but it got only last number changed. But well, read list of changes below.
New release tarball download link:
lxinput-0.3.3.tar.xz – SHA1: 0c278a00ae1266c2583e0e14a6352d24cae26afb

Changes since previous release 0.3.2 (see git log for details):

  • Translations updates.
  • Update in desktop file: fixed categories for consistency; use NotShowIn instead of OnlyShowIn.
  • Few updates to build package using more recent auto-tools.
  • Made mouse threshold able to set values such as 2 (read more https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=648375).
  • Added –enable-debug option to configure script.
  • Added the functionality to save settings not just into lxsession config but into ~/.config/autostart/LXinput-setup.desktop as well. In case it is not lxsession-aware session it might be required.

LXTask 0.1.5 released.

Another LXDE component which is widely used but still wasn’t updated for few years. Don’t worry, bug reports were not ignored, the update fixed most of them hopefully.
New release tarball download link:
lxtask-0.1.5.tar.xz – SHA1: af203cf9565578fc1fa2acbf99be2810b3a83c7e

Changes since previous release 0.1.4 (see git log for details):

  • Translations updates.
  • Removed timer handler when lxtask is going to finish.
  • Added support to show full cmdline.
  • Disabled column auto resize.
  • Fixed integer overflow in memory shown.
  • LXTask can be closed by pressing the Escape or Ctrl+W now.
  • Disabled stopping LXTask itself.
  • Fixed sort tasks by clicking the User Name.
  • Resolved bug with -1% CPU for processes on armhf.
  • Few updates to build package using more recent auto-tools.
  • Added –enable-debug option to configure script.
  • Added manual page lxtask.1.
  • Updated memory sizes to 64 bit and fixed compilation warnings.
  • Fixed parsing command line containing ‘)’.
  • Fixed FTBFS on kfreebsd.
  • Fixed wrapping on 32-bit architectures: CPU timers may exceed 32 bit so 64 bit should be used to not show 100% CPU at some point.

LXAppearance-ObConf 0.2.2 released.

Next release that happened this month was update on extension for LXAppearance which allows to change some parameters for window manager Openbox. No big new features, and if some of you expected to get any then we’re sorry but just bugs were fixed there. But I hope it’s still good, isn’t it?
New release tarball download link:
lxappearance-obconf-0.2.2.tar.xz – SHA1: e6d3c3c146cfa68e933935f2387125d36b558056

Changes since previous release 0.2.1 (see git log for details):

  • Translations updates.
  • Few updates to build package using more recent auto-tools.
  • Added –enable-debug option to configure script.
  • Fixed crash in preview of theme with zero window border width.

lxmenu-data 0.1.4 released.

Three years no releases were made for desktop menu package and now two releases in row: 0.1.3 then 0.1.4, because a file conflict was found in 0.1.3. No big changes, mostly translation and packaging updates.
New release tarball download link:
lxmenu-data-0.1.4.tar.xz – SHA1: f5fe57c43006cd00fe0a8f4978edd0fbad58793f

Changes since release 0.1.2 (see git log for details):

  • Few updates for build package using more recent auto-tools.
  • Translations updates.
  • Added missing lxde-science-math.directory into release tarball.