LibFM + PCManFM 1.2.5 released!

As usual, two core parts of LXDE are released together, with the same version. Those are very close one to another, you know – LibFM is a core, and PCManFM is a frontend and desktop manager. And since bugs can be found in every piece of software (well, Murphy’s laws say so), releasing LibFM and PCManFM in one event is a sensible move. So, as it’s said, bugs found, killed, and we can present you version 1.2.5 now.
New release tarballs download links:
libfm-1.2.5.tar.xz – SHA1: 5887aa4e85ee0964e7da67368136849957afd5d6
pcmanfm-1.2.5.tar.xz – SHA1: 9a8a2b4abebdf859e5ba2486eff84d505ad17b89

Changes since previous LibFM release 1.2.4 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed ‘Launch in Terminal’ issue when custom args were ignored.
  • Fixed crash with non-UTF regex search pattern.
  • Added ‘termite’ into the terminals database.
  • Fixed possible crash on FmPlacesView.
  • Fixed crash on non-existent directory listing job.
  • Added conversion of all URIs schemes to file:/// by mapping them to FUSE-mounted local paths if that is possible. This is required for non-gio applications to open files mounted by gvfs.
  • Added new MIME type for rar files to the archivers.list file.
  • Fixed crash in _fm_template_update().
  • Fixed incorrect initialization of FmPlacesViewClass, it should not call fm_get_home_dir() but initialized with NULL, that will do the same at runtime.
  • Fixed FTBFS when libmenu-cache was installed to non-standard location.
  • Added check for edit name “/” for remote root directory so display name should be used in such cases as more sensible one.
  • Fixed wrong width requested by FmCellRendererText (1.2.4 regression).
  • Updated list of MIME types handled by xarchiver.
  • Don’t show error message when attempting to rename file into the same.
  • Fixed crash after file info job finished on a folder that already left.
  • Changed limitations on libfm-pref-apps.desktop to show only in LXDE.
  • Fixed incomplete file copy job pausing in some cases.
  • Fixed missing ‘Empty Trash Can’ option in desktop’s trash context menu.

Changes since previous PCManFM release 1.2.4 (see git log for details):

  • Removed options to Cut, Remove and Rename from context menu on mounted drive on the desktop, user might accidentally recursively remove its
    contents.
  • Removed ‘Open in terminal’ from context menu on folder on the desktop that cannot be opened in terminal.
  • Fixed invalid unref on CSS provider (GTK+ 3.0).
  • Fixed unwanted unselection of items when right-clicked the desktop.
  • Fixed endless loop in desktop items placement in some corner cases.
  • Fixed spelling error in the manual page.

New utility released! Meet LXHotkey.

Sometimes such moments happen, sure, and new piece of software which was wanted by some, is released, so life becomes easier (not for all, yes, but that is just another story anyway). So meet LXHotkey, it’s an utility which let you to have an interface to manage hotkeys (also known as shortcuts), i.e. key combinations which, when pressed, do something with your desktop. This utility isn’t bound to any window manager, nor to some desktop environment, each window manager support and each frontend is implemented as a plugin. Continue reading “New utility released! Meet LXHotkey.”

LXPanel 0.9.1 released.

Just two days passed after release 0.9.0, and next release… Just because it cannot be fully built on non-Linux due to very small but regrettable mistake in the volume plugin code, and also newly introduced flicker with some window managers, since these two problems are important enough, it was decided to release 0.9.1 so soon.
New release tarball download link:
lxpanel-0.9.1.tar.xz – SHA1: 91b978bacd0eef4fd2593f3fbfe9de720c2f55d8 Continue reading “LXPanel 0.9.1 released.”

LXPanel 0.9.0 released.

Since last spring, when release 0.8.2 happened, one of key components of LXDE, the panel, was undergone heavy improvements and bugs fixing. So now we are proud to present you new nice version of LXPanel – 0.9.0. Not final release 1.0 still as not all good things implemented yet, but some new ones are there now. The most noticeable improvements are about launchtaskbar plugin and volume plugin. Look below for more details. As Pootle server still not works, not all translations are decent yet but at the very least it is fully translated to 12 languages, and we hope this number will increase on next release. So take it, install and enjoy!
New release tarball download link:
lxpanel-0.9.0.tar.xz – SHA1: 9412d9f7982134f212e8bf08834ead4b22ebd602 Continue reading “LXPanel 0.9.0 released.”

Menu-Cache 1.0.2 released.

Well, this spring there were few releases that were not announced here. Menu-cache library wasn’t among them and let not continue that practice of non-announced releases. Since last release few bugs were found and cleansed so time for new release came now. Thanks everyone for patience and reported bugs!
A release tarball download link:
menu-cache-1.0.2.tar.xz – SHA1: 142eff74e2973349ac7bb95c976c5a9926405626 Continue reading “Menu-Cache 1.0.2 released.”

Benchmark: Memory Usage: LXQt desktop environment vs XFCE

It has always been rumored that Qt is bloated so programs written in Qt should be bloated. Some even argued that the LXDE developers made a wrong decision on the migration to LXQt.
Why not replace the assumptions with some experiments?
In fact, LXQt 0.11 even uses slightly less memory than XFCE (with gtk+ 2). After cold boot, LXQt uses 112 MB in the testing environment. Continue reading “Benchmark: Memory Usage: LXQt desktop environment vs XFCE”

LXPanel 0.8.1 released.

After some bugs gathered and fixed, the bugfix release of LXPanel got its time to happen. So 0.8.1 now. In addition to 17 complete translations in 0.8.0, it now also completely translated to Japanese and Polish languages. The most probably it’s the fisrt and the last in 0.8.x series, time to do some development is around, you can wait for new awesome features, of course.
New release tarball download link:
lxpanel-0.8.1.tar.xz
SHA1: bfaf34b2574b02b9703777904e658ed082cf17dd Continue reading “LXPanel 0.8.1 released.”