LXPanel 0.10.0 and some others…

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.

New releases tarballs download links:
lxpanel-0.10.0.tar.xz – SHA1: 8069e63cd41fe2a7795683c9db8e195bc0077d7a
lxsession-0.5.4.tar.xz – SHA1: c72f4abaadfb7417d299683dea824148ac26fc4a
lxrandr-0.3.2.tar.xz – SHA1: a76b3d79ab1d5aa974a2ad25b1882685159a2e98
lxtask-0.1.9.tar.xz – SHA1: a146138e04952cd560cfb787b0bb9fa7dd57b0eb

Changes in LXPanel since previous release 0.9.2 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed delayed application of font cnahges on dclock and weather plugins.
  • Allowed switching workplaces by scrolling over the pager.
  • Added new API: lxpanel_draw_label_text_with_color().
  • Fixed not-applicable font setting on thermal plugin.
  • Fixed crash on right-click task button after some task was killed using menu on another task button.
  • Fixed crash after color was removed from monitor plugin configuration.
  • Aligned used memory calculation in lxpanel monitor with ‘free’ command line utility.
  • Added possibility to use few weather providers for weather widget.
  • Disabled Yahoo! Weather because they removed free API support.
  • Added OpenWeatherMap weather provider.
  • Fixed wrong application position on taskbar in multihead configuration.
  • Fixed battery color (must be green) when battery is fully charged.
  • Fixed crash at task plugin when all windows lose focus.
  • Disambiguated keyboard layout names to follow variants.
  • Some translations updates.

Changes in LXSession since previous release 0.5.3 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed some spelling errors in messages.
  • Dropped attempt to run dbus-launch in code. Actually due to code error it was never ran but in fact, it should be never even tried.
  • Some translations updates.

Changes in LXRandr since previous release 0.3.1 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed crash in some rare cases with unusual monitor name so it failed to detect monitor and crashed instead.
  • Fixed case with dot in monitor name.
  • Some translations updates.

Changes in LXTask since previous release 0.1.8 (see git log for details):

  • Made priority change to work actually, that was broken for ages.
  • Aligned used memory calculation with ‘free’ command line utility.
  • Some translations updates.

LibFM hotfixed version 1.3.0.2 released!

Since release of 1.3.0 only a week has been passed but two inconvenient issues were found and fixed, therefore it was decided to release a hotfix version, 1.3.0.2.

New release tarballs download links:
libfm-1.3.0.2.tar.xz – SHA1: aa7f73987866e557b74b8a28d0fea339d53899b6

Changes since previous LibFM release 1.3.0 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed launching menu entries shortcuts on desktop which was broken by making them all executable in 1.3.0 – those should be launchable still.
  • Fixed installing modules into non-standard path: libtool couldn’t relink them properly.

LXPanel 0.9.2 released.

A little update again happened. One of core LXDE components, panel, got few bugs fixed, so it’s time to release those fixes. No reason to wait more, some people are waiting it enough. Thank you all for found bugs, you are welcome to find more so we can fix them. 🙂
New release tarball download link:
lxpanel-0.9.2.tar.xz – SHA1: 9757dd09115d6facac0de1e9879a275f21573151

Changes since previous release 0.9.1 (see git log for details):

  • Fixed battery selection if battery detached but another is available.
  • Fixed battery percentage calculations if charge isn’t available but energy is, it appears broken in 0.9.0.
  • Fixed wrong state change on task button when hovered, it shouldn’t receive selected state until task window has urgency.
  • Fixed wrong flat button appearance when hovered, it wasn’t really flat.

LXTerminal 0.3.0 released.

Terminal emulator of LXDE had no releases in long time. That does not mean there was nothing to do, and also does not mean nobody worked on it. Just no releases were ready. Few days ago new update was released, and we are happy to present it to you.
New release tarball download link:
lxterminal-0.3.0.tar.gz – SHA1: ce7684c3f5588b431b60dbdb0d948818e2781213

Changes since previous release 0.2.0 (see git log for details):

  • Arguments are now properly passed to child process.
  • Fixed login shell, also applies to new tabs.
  • Renamed tabs can now be reset, fixed ‘–title’.
  • Improved GTK3 and VTE support.
  • Added palette customization.
  • Added terminal zoom feature.
  • Added tab activity notification (bold).
  • Added –no_remote to spawn a separate teminal process.
  • Optional confirmation when closing multiple tabs.

LXSession 0.5.3 released.

Long time no releases came to the session manager of LXDE. Don’t think we have forgotten you, it was just some bugs were too nasty to be hasty to release. And since now it became more stable, we can present you next release. We all hope it’s better than previous one was.
New release tarball download link:
lxsession-0.5.3.tar.xz – SHA1: 10dd675ce28167abb1c1e9fff370686878807db2

Changes since previous release 0.5.2 (see git log for details):

  • Made possible to add custom environment variable export.
  • Added im manager handler.
  • Few fixes for GTK+ 3.0.
  • Few changes in desktop entries to better fit into DE other than LXDE.
  • Added notifications system support using appindicator.
  • Fixed handling the background of logout dialog.
  • Added messages for lxpolkit and lxclipboard when they are already running.
  • Fixed config settings when second key is null.
  • Fixed lxsession-logout on multihead.
  • Fixed possible hanging of lxsession-logout.
  • Added slimlock support on lxlock.
  • Fixed invisible caracter in lxpolkit.
  • Use Consolkit new interface to suspend / hibernate.
  • Added support to disable gtk+ 3 overlay scrollbar.
  • Added missing read_key_value for environment keys.
  • Added Qt platform configuration settings.
  • Remove empty string after windows manager command. Some windows manager (xmonad) don’t like it and it doesn’t really make sense by default.
  • Don’t save desktop.conf file on every load settings when starting lxsession, it’s not necessary since lxsession only needs to read settings at startup.
  • Moved lxsession-xsettings into $pkglibexecdir.
  • Fixed two spelling errors.

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.”