Last month a big update have happened but lasted unannounced until now, being forgotten. But at least it isn’t forgotten forever. So… version 0.10.0 was released. You may think, if second number changes that would mean there were some improvements made. And you are completely right, there are few! First of all, weather plugin was reworked and uses another weather provider, that was needed since Yahoo! Weather disabled their free support, so OpenWeatherMap is used now as we get in agreement with them about open-source plan, and support for some other provider may be added later, and BTW, feel free to add it. Also pager plugin was a bit improved to support scroll wheel over it.
In near the same time there were few minor updates for other LXDE applications such as LXSession, LXRandr and LXTask. Not much changes though, only bug fixes and translations updates.
Another small update on LXDE components. Few packages received bugfixes and therefore were updated. LXPanel 0.9.3, LXAppearance 0.6.3, LXTask 0.1.8 released. No other changes except for bugs fixed, other changes are not ready yet and will come later.
New releases tarballs download links: lxpanel-0.9.3.tar.xz – SHA1: b7fd11267b192efcb87dadd38f96bfc3a4c5f448 lxappearance-0.6.3.tar.xz – SHA1: 1c281756b240694d0262edd9d40041d5b127d552 lxtask-0.1.8.tar.xz – SHA1: ad089ceb3cb467e021862c6804ae50f1993919f4
Bugs fixed since previous releases:
Finally fixed battery calculations, it missed Power so left time was
always at zero.
Fixed task window raising on drop file on it (was broken since 0.9.0).
Implemented search for RC files using standard GTK+ way (with environment variable GTK2_RC_FILES taken into consideration).
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).
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):
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.
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:
– Portugese (Brazilian)
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.
Mario Behling is a German born serial entrepreneur. He founded the lubuntu project, and as the co-founder of FOSSASIA he supports communities to develop open technologies for social change. Mario presently works on SUSI AI from his Singapore base.