[Sawfish] [ANNOUNCE] Sawfish 1.10 "Soundtropolis"

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Hi folks,


we finally did it, Sawfish 1.10 "Soundtropolis" is now available!


Special Thanks


* fuchur

* Jose A. Ortega Ruiz

* everyone else who contributed to this release




* bugfixes in tabs / SawfishConfig and more


* tiling. Thanks to the awesome work done by Jose A. Ortega Ruiz Sawfish is now a stacking / tiling hybrid. The NEWS contains example configuration.


* sawfish.wm.prg: integration of external applications into Sawfish / SawfishConfig (trayer, xmobar, xmodmap, xsettingsd, xgamma, fehlstart, pancake), see docs/AUTOSTART for more information about them.


* compton integration. Thanks to fuchurs mind-reading capatibilities the compton compositing manager now neatly integrates with Sawfish / SawfishConfig, allowing you to change most options for compton directly from SawfishConfig.


For full NEWS see below and/or the NEWS file in the source tarball





Source Tarballs



You can find tarballs at




Debian Packages



You can find Debian Packages (Debian, not Ubuntu) at




for both AMD64 and i386, built on Unstable.





Have Fun testing the new features! Feel free to report any issues or just to trip out about the new awesomeness in Sawfish. :]





1.10 "Soundtropolis"



* Updated or New dependencies

- PangoX: no longer required


* Bug Fixes

- Always rebuild the list of marked windows in tabs when closing

a marked window. [fuchur]


- In 'sawfish-config' fix the 'make-choice-item' to properly

support settings for the 'Crux' theme. [Vedat Hallac]


- Only allow a window to be tabbed, if the parent window's

framestyle has support for tabs. (Note that in Sawfish

different windows can have different framestyles) [fuchur]


- 'window-ops-menu' was still calling

'resize-window-to-dimension' that didn't exist anymore since

Sawfish 1.7. Use 'resize-window-prompt' instead.

[Christopher Bratusek]


- Make "Sawfish Rootmenu" label an insensitive menu-item, so

that clicking it while the root-menu pops up doesn't make the

menu disappear immediately. [Christopher Bratusek]


- In SawfishConfig you can select different cursor shapes for

different buttons. Some of the definitions have been wrong

and could crash Sawfish when choosing them. This is fixed

now. [fuchur]


- When a windows 'max-width' or 'max-height' would exceed 32767

(X11's maximum) it would result in odd window-behaviour (for

example: no maximization button), this is fixed by capping the

value at 32767. Originally reported with Firefox and

Thunderbird 17.0 [Michael Panteleit]


- Fixed grabbing key-bindings in SawfishConfig. [Christopher



- Fixed non-working '$height-content' and '$width-content' in

the mxflat theme [Robert Zenz]


- Fixed remembering all window properties after switching

workspaces [fuchur]


* New Features

- Tiling. [Jose A. Ortega Ruiz] [Christopher Bratusek] here are

still minor hickups, but both 'tall-tile' and 'col-tile' are

working (see also 'lisp/sawfish/wm/tile/readme.org'):


'tall-tile': one big (master) window on the left, small

windows on the right


'col-tile': tile windows as columns (recommended for

multi-head configurations)


;; Example Tiling configuration in Sawfish's resource file

(require 'sawfish.wm.tile.tile)

(tall-tiling 0 #:width 1.75 #:top 0 #:bottom 0 #:gap 3 #:max 3 #:right nil #:resize t)

(col-tiling 0 #:top 0 #:bottom 0 #:gap 3 #:cols 3 #:resize t)

(bind-keys global-keymap

"C-S-KP_Add" 'increase-max-windows

"C-S-KP_Subtract" 'decrease-max-windows

"C-M-KP_Add" 'increase-cols

"C-M-KP_Subtract" 'decrease-cols

"C-M-Right" 'tall-rotate-right

"C-M-Left" 'tall-rotate-left

"C-F11" 'next-tiling)


- Added full compton integration (including autostarting compton

with Sawfish). Compton is a fork of xcompmgr with many bug

fixes and many improvements compared to the original.


Using 'sawfish-config' it is also possible to change most

compton options directly from within Sawfish. [fuchur]


- Make 'focus-when-mapped' window-matcher chooseable from 'never

'maybe and 'always. 'never is suggested for KDE users to be

applied to Plasma in order to prevent notification popups to

take focus from currently active window (and possibly loosing

keyboard input) [fuchur]


- Completeley revised 'resize-window-prompt'. Now display

window's name and old width (respectively old height) when

prompt for new values. Shows an information, if one of the

given values is not actually a number. [Christopher Bratusek]


- External Application modules. Those modules allow handling,

setting-up and starting external applications during a sawfish

session. See 'doc/AUTOSTART' for additional notes on them.

++ 'trayer' module. Handles a 'trayer' (a system-tray)

instance during a sawfish session. [Christopher



++ 'xmobar' module. Handles a 'xmobar' (an on-screen, very

flexible bar, monitoring whatever you like) instance

during a sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek]


++ 'xmodmap' module. Allows reading '~/.Xmodmap' on

startup of Sawfish. Useful only if using Sawfish

standalone without a session-manager that already does

this. [Christopher Bratusek]


++ 'xsettingsd' module. Handles a 'xsettingsd' (a daemon

implementing XSettings to provide GTK+2 application with

information like what theme to use))instance during a

sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek]


++ 'xgamma' module. Allows changing display's gamma

settings on startup of Sawfish. [Christopher Bratusek]


++ 'fehlstart' module. Handles a 'fehlstart' (a simple,

but yet flexible application launcher) instance during a

sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek]


++ 'pancake' module. Handles a 'pancake' (a simple desktop

panel with pager, window-list, taskbar, tray) instance

during a sawfish session [Christopher Bratusek]


- Added 'force-tab' window-matcher, forcing a window to be

tabbed. [fuchur]


- Added 'window-type' window-matcher. This allows you to change

the '_NET_WM_TYPE' of a window. Specifications explicitly

state that the client (Sawfish in this case) is not allowed to

do so. Still, we provide this ability in case of bogus

applications and testing purposes, it is neither desired nor

required for normal work. [fuchur]


- Added 'tab-group-windows-hook', triggered when changing or

creating a tabgroup, returning all windows contained in the

current tabgroup. [fuchur]


* Removed Features

- Removed 'sawfish.wm.ext.expose' in favour of much more

advanced tiling-functions. [Christopher Bratusek]


* Miscellaneous Changes

- Updated 'Elberg-tabbed' and 'gradient-tabbed' for tab-system

as of Sawfish 1.9.1 [fuchur]


- Wallpaper setter now has an option for setting wallpaper on

startup. Image widget is now more robust. [Christopher



- Improved default keymap for 'titlebar' and 'tabbar'. [fuchur]


- Revived 'decorate-transients', 'menus-include-shortcuts' and

'customize-show-symbols' defcustoms. These options are now

adjustable from 'sawfish-config' again. [Christopher



- Give the 'root-window' the property ''WINDOW_MANAGER' on

startup with value 'sawfish'. [Christopher Bratusek]


- Updated 'ru' and 'pt_BR' translations via transifex.

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