|[Sawfish] [ANNOUNCE] Sawfish 1.9 Beta 2 (1.8.91)|
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Hi all, 2 hours earlier than expected I'm pleased to announce the immediate availability of Sawfish 1.8.91 "3 The Hard Way"! Beginning from this release all uploaded files are signed by me (download the public key 057549E2 from the keyserver). About Sawfish-MMC more stuff will me merged before the release-candidate (beginning of december), don't worry. (Still some helping hand is appreciated) Have lots of fun! Chris PS: Combined NEWS for 1.8.90 + 1.8.91 Download http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.bz2 **http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.bz2.sign http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.bz2.sha1 **http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.bz2.sha1.sign http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.xz **http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.xz.sign http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.xz.sha1 **http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/sawfish-1.8.91.tar.xz.sha1.sign 1.8.91 "3 The Hard Way" ======================= * Updated or New dependencies - librep 0.92.0 -> 0.92.1 - rep-gtk 0.90.4 -> 0.90.7 * Bug Fixes - When cursor-warping was enabled and user switched to a shaded window, the cursor warped to the position of the unshaded window. This is fixed now. [Christopher Bratusek] - When switching between tabbed themes from SawfishConfig, it could happens that there were `gaps' in the frame. This is fixed now. [Christopher Bratusek] - In SawfishConfig one could only grab key-bindings, but not mouse- or mixed mouse-key-bindings. This is fixed now. (Move mouse 20 pixels to grab a `Move' event). [Christopher Bratusek] - SawfishConfig became useless when Sawfish restarted. This is now worked-around by simply restarting SawfishConfig when Sawfish does. A new `before-restart-hook' has been added for this purpose. [Christopher Bratusek] - In EdgeActions `HotSpot', `HotMove' and `EdgeFlip', it was possible to trigger the same event multiple times at a time. This is fixed now. [Jeremy Hankins] - Fixed a bug in apps-menu, failing to generate the menu, if a desktop-file contains both Categories and the (errorneous) Category key, or only the later. [Matthew Love] - Fixed a bug in window-manager selection handling. Set all fields of the client message event. This prevents bugs, where Sawfish sometimes isn't able to replace another window-manager or aquiring the screen if no other WM is running. [Timo Korvola] - When making X request, we might receive and `select' will stuck. This is fixed now [Michal Maruska] - Avoid calling Xmap for gone windows. [Michal Maruska] - Fixed a possible segmentation fault in `leave_notify' [Michal Maruska] - In SawfishConfig the `choice' widget didn't work when the choices were numerical values. This is fixed now. [Christopher Bratusek] * Sawfish-MMC [Michal Maruska] Sawfish-MMC was a fork of Sawfish active, while the original Sawfish was inactive (2004-2007). Next follows a list of changes merged from Sawfish-MMC. - Only apply property changes if window as `refresh' property. - In the pixmap-cache append pixmaps to the age list, rather than prepending. - Extend `pixmap-cache-control' to reset and return more informations. - `pixmap-cache-images' returns all images in cache. - When initializing Sawfish, try to initialize XKB, too. - Misc: Drop unused `prog_name' from `display.c'. Call `XAddToSaveSet' from a better position in the code. Mar `mapped_not_override_p' static. Simplified `property_notify'. * EdgeAction changes [Christopher Bratusek] - New EdgeActions: x `HotMove'. Calls an EdgeAction when dragging a window over the edge. x `Expose'. Simple expose (one-shot tiling) EdgeAction (can also be used stand-alone). Original code by Mark Triggs. x `Expand'. Drag a window over the edge and it expand to the half-screen size. x `Show-Desktop'. Toggles between `show-desktop' and `hide-desktop'. x `Maximize'. Just for competitive reasons choosable from configurator. - `before-edge-action-hook' and `after-edge-action-hook'. While `enter-flipper-hook' and `leave-flipper-hook' simply respond to the mouse entering or leaving the flipper-window, the new hooks respond only when an EdgeAction was invoked. The two hooks pass the invoked EdgeAction, activated edge and a boolean `while-moving' value to the child-function (in that order). - Simplified, more robust EdgeFlip (flip-viewport and flip-workspace are now split). - Improved logic of blocking an action while another is already running. On one hand, see `Bug Fixes' above, on the other hand it's now ensured that we dont' activate an edge twice when dragging a window over it or when the pointer hits the edge via mouse-trapping. - New `move-window-to-corner' and `move-window-to-edge' helpers. - Updated EdgeAction documentation * SawfishConfig changes [Christopher Bratusek] - Updated and Improved widgets in SawfishConfig: x `file'. The file(-chooser) widget now uses GtkFileChooserButton in favour of the ancient GtkFileSelectionDialog. The GtkEntry and GtkVBox used as helpers became useless and are removed. x `font'. The font(-chooser) widget now uses GtkFontChooserButton in favour of the ancient GtkFontSelectionDialog. The GtkEntry used as helper became useless and is removed. x `choice', `symbol', `keymap', `frame-style'. Those widgets now use GtkComboBoxText in favour of ancient GtkCombo/GtkComboEntry. x `scheme-boolean'. This widget is now properly implemented. Old: two checkboxes. First for activating setting, second for choosing yes or no. New: only one checkbox, yes or no as usual, shows minus when unset. x `number'. The number-widget now has a `stepping' property, allowing to change the increment of a button-press on the spin-button. - New widgets in SawfishConfig: x `range'. The range widget represents an integer with a given range. Basically it uses a GtkScale instead of a GtkSpinButton, which results in a better user-experience for those values. x `image'. The image widget contains a preview and image-selector. The file-browser openend is setup to display previews, too. Original code by Lucas Pandolfo. - Removed widgets in SawfishConfig: x `program'. Just an alias to `file'. x All `gtk-only' widgets. Since Sawfish 1.5.0 those have been dummies, we don't use `libgnome', `libgnomeui' or `libgnomecanvas' anymore anyway. - New buttons. SawfishConfig now offers buttons to access Wiki, Help, ResourceFile and About. Additionally there's now a file-chooser for installing themes from `*.tar.*' files. - Widgets that depend on an disabled setting are now hidden instead of greyed-out. - Merged sawfish.cfg.widgets into sawfish.gtk.widgets. Old widgets aren't loaded anymore, even if present from an old installation. - All defcustoms do now have a property to change the position of the label. To change it, append on of the following to the doc-string: \\left \\right \\top \\bottom. Example: (defcustom test-var 'eclipse "This is just a test with label on top. \\top" :type (choice eclipse crosshair none) :group appearance) Of course that only works, if the label is a GtkLabel widget on it's own. * Theme/Theming changes [Christopher Bratusek] === spoiler === : StyleTab in Sawfish 1.9 add lots of new fancyness for the price of beeing slow. So if you experience a long startup-time of Sawfish, it's a feature, not a bug. : == /spoiler === - StyleTab changes: x The theme is now fully re-colorable. You can choose different colors for each button and the frame. Furthermore you can choose how much to dimm inactive frames (compared to active). x Majorly improved the grouping of options in StyleTab. x Added corners to frames (allowing resize with mouse at window-corners). x Available styles: Default (former Dark), WixDa (former Silver), Reduce, Smoothly and Glass (New). x Added hash-tables for images. - New themes: x Candido x Zami-like - Improved themes: x Gradient has been replaced by Gradient-tabbed. - Removed themes [still available from Wiki]: x get-S-tabbed x brushed-metal x simple x smaker x mono x gtk - New theme-related configuration-options [theme independent]: x Added an option to control the titlebar text position. If a theme draws something additional in the titlebar (eg. StyleTab draws an icon), refer to the functions `update-title-x-offsets', `update-title-y-offsets'. x Added an option to control the cursor-shape when hovering frame-buttons. x Added an option to change the font, depending on the window state. - Moved definitons for `previous-workspace-button' and `next-workspace-button' from StyleTab into Sawfish. * New Features - Added `single-window-mode'. Basically this feature is known from OS-X, though it's implemented in a more strict way. The `single-window-mode' window should get all of the users attention. This is ensured by auto-iconifying any up-popping window, which is not in the same group. To additionally not annoy the user this is done without animation. Avoided or ignored windows are lowered. When `single-window-mode' is quit, the opposite happens. Also `single-window-mode' hooks into unmap-notify-hook to check whether the user wants to stop `single-window-mode' (by either closing or iconifying the window). Besides each workspace can hold it's own `single-window-mode'. - Added `mouse-trap' feature. It provides a method for moving the mouse to any place of the screen by zooming with just a few keystrokes. The mouse is warped to the center of the screen screen and a outline is drawn dividing the screen in 4 squares (like trapping the mouse on it). [Fernando Carmano Varo] [Christopher Bratusek] - Added `shade-stack' feature. It provides an alternative to `iconify-window'. Instead of iconifying a window or minizing it to a tray, the windows get shaded and sorted in a stack starting from the top-left corner (the number of columns can be changed). Combined with auto-unshade this offers - possibly - a better way of interacting with windows which aren't required at the moment. Original code by Luke Gorrie. [Christopher Bratusek] - Integrated settings for selecting wallpaper using an external command (eg: hsetroot). Applying settings to GNOME2 or XFCE4 is also supported. Original code by Lucas Pandolfo. [Christopher Bratusek] - Added `toggle-desktop' function. Toggles between `show-desktop' and `hide-desktop' - always logically correct. [Christopher Bratusek] * Miscellaneous Changes - Improved desktop-integration modules [Christopher Bratusek] x KDE integration: added entries for user-switch, hibernate, suspend, lock-screen, menu-editor. x XFCE integration: added entries for hibernate, suspend, lock-screen, menu-editor. x GNOME integration: added entry for lock-screen, menu-editor. x The fallback poweroff-menu now uses SSD `Sawfish-Session-Dialog', a companion to Sawfish, by default. Support for logout and lockdown has been added. [Christopher Bratusek]
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