Category Archives: LXTask

LXTask 0.1.6 released.

Simple task manager from LXDE set also got further fix for an old bug so it was worth to release fixed version, so this happened yesterday. Enjoy!
New release tarball download link:
lxtask-0.1.6.tar.xz – SHA1: c61192c8393dd827bd3abad69837d783cfb07d54

Changes since previous release 0.1.6 (see git log for details):

  • Updated text of GPL-2 (in the file COPYING).
  • Switched to use POSIX call sysconf(_SC_NPROCESSORS_ONLN) instead of Linux-only get_nprocs().
  • Added compilation notes into README file.
  • Added a Keywords line into lxtask.desktop file.
  • Fixed integer overflow on memory counters comparison (so fixed sorting by memory).

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.

LXTask 0.1.4 released!

We just uploaded a new version of LXTask, this version is mainly a memory leak fix but also corrects some other issues and adds newly translated strings.

lxtask-0.1.4.tar.gz (SHA1sum: caac0942cdc0b600dd9895fb4c62badb7723cded)

The code can now be built with experimental GTK3 support using the switch –enable-gtk3, please report issues with that or other things to the bug tracker.

Complete list of changes (excluding translation related changes):

  • 2051468 – default to use gtk2
  • b4cdfbf – add gtk3 build option
  • 626fdf6 – fix process name only have 15 chars
  • d26006f – same icon that the one in the desktop file
  • a58111b – fix memory leak in task refresh
  • 3022c6c – treat mem_buffered as mem_cached to make memory usage more accurate
  • aed2946 – Fix garbled text (mw should be this)  (Bug 2986070)
  • e3568c6 – fixed compiler warnings: removed un-used variables,    fixed implicit declaration of function ‘g_sprintf’
  • d726731 – fixed implicit declaration of functions ‘textdomain’, ‘bind_textdomain_codeset’ and ‘bindtextdomain’

Translation update!

New week and time for an update regarding the translations for LXDE. During the last week some more users have started the translations in Pootle and by all means have delivered. Significant changes are noted in Danish that are 100% complete by now, good work!

If you are new to Pootle and/or translation in general take a look at the crash course at the LXDE wiki and then go grab some strings. Just some spare minutes are needed to make some languages 100% complete, others could benefit a great deal from just some minutes of work and that coul add up to a complete translation. Start with the low hanging fruit, skip LXPanel if you are not too familiar with doing translations.

By now the following languages are complete:
– Danish
– Indonesian
– Polish
– Portugese (Brazilian)
– Slovak
– Swedish

And in close range of 100% is the following:
– Arabic (one string marked fuzzy in LXPanel)
– Ukrainian (one string marked fuzzy in LXLauncher, in fact it is untranslated!)
– Czech is at 87% (only LXPanel left, over two thirds are already done)
– German at 84% (missing strings in LXPanel, LXLauncher and LXMusic. The last two is small and pretty easy to finish I guess)

For the other represented languages more actions are needed to make them complete, some are close to 80% with others only done in LXMenu-data that we have imported from GNOME.

LXTask video of the standard LXDE task manager and system monitor

Another video of an LXDE component by Maces. LXTask is the standard task manager and system monitor of LXDE. It starts via Ctrl+Alt+Del and is extremely lightweight.

YouTube: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruk6rjAIyRQ
Maces Blogpost with German Video: http://www.maces-net.de/2008/10/07/kurzvorstellung-lxtask/
LXTask auf Sourceforge: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?gro…
LXTask in the LXDE Wiki: http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXTask