[Sawfish] [ANNOUNCE] Sawfish 1.11 "Apollo"

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Hi folks,

a bit later than originally expected it's now time to celebrate the
release of Sawfish 1.11, codename "Apollo".

I'd like to thank Maxime Soule who participated on this release. And a
special thanks to fuchur, who devoted a noticeable amount of time to
StyleTab, Tabs and Cabinet.

As a late-in the focus changes from 1.6.0 were reverted. Instead
sawfish.wm.int.kde does now auto-apply 3 window matchers that will
solve the focus issues people are experiencing with Plasma.


First I'd like to point out some of the highlights of this release:

- - 'CTWM' like interactive window placement.
- - Many improvements to StyleTab, especially it now loads waaaaaay faster
- - New EdgeActions: kill, iconify, move-window-viewport and


Source, Checksum,, Signature: http://download.tuxfamily.org/sawfish/
Debian amd64, i386 and armhf*: http://apt.nanolx.org/pool/main/s/sawfish/

*armhf is currently in the making. See
http://nanolx.org/nanolx/photonic for more information about my apt


1.11 "Apollo"

   * Bug Fixes

        - Fix possibly wrong 'input-focus' from 'enter-*' focus-modes in
          tabbed-windowing.  [fuchur]

        - Properly support tabbed-windowing when tiling is active
          aswell.  [fuchur]

        - Several fixes for the 'wallpaper' module regarding wrong
          values or non-existent files.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - When calling the 'stop' function from 'sawfish.wm.prg'
          fehlstart, trayer, pancake, xmobar and xsettingsd modules
          calling 'start' afterwards in the same session failed.  This
          is fixed now.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - When installing manpages the 'mandir' from configure is now
          honoured.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Fix handling symbol-type defcustoms in sawfish-xgettext,
          preventing generation of new sawfish.pot.  [Christopher

        - Fixed that 'Open Home' was shown in the root menu even if
          'filemanager-program' was unset.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - In SawfishConfig 'x-terminal-emulator' was used to access the
          Sawfish info-file.  For better compat with
          non-Debian-distributions, use 'xterm' instead.  Note that the
          Sawfish variable 'xterm-program' is not accessible from
          SawfishConfig.  [Christopher Bratusek]

   * New Features

        - Session scripts with xdm (and compatible) integration.
          [fuchur] [Christopher Bratusek]

             x 'sawfish-mate-session'/'Sawfish/MATE' start Sawfish and
               then initialize MATE session.

             x 'sawfish-kde4-session'/'Sawfish/KDE4' start Sawfish and
               then initialize KDE4 session.  [note: it's still possible
               to select Sawfish from System Settings > Default
               Applications and starting KDE4 normally using Sawfish in
               favour of KWin]

             x 'sawfish-xfce-session'/'Sawfish/XFCE' start Sawfish and
               then initialize XFCE session.

             x 'sawfish-lumina-session'/'Sawfish/Lumina' start Sawfish
               and then initialize Lumina session.  Also add Lumina
               integration module.

             x Other desktop environments:

                  + GNOME2: set the GConf key

                    to 'sawfish' and start a new session.

                  + LXDE: in lxsession-default-apps replace 'openbox'
                    with 'sawfish'.

                  + Razor Qt: in the razor configuration center >
                    default applications enter 'sawfish' in the
                    corresponding field.

                  + Other: no other desktop environments are officially
                    supported as of now.

             x Note for Debian users: the official Sawfish Debian
               GNU/Linux packages for amd64/i386/armhf distributed at
               http://apt.nanolx.org/ now have three more packages built
               from the Sawfish source:

                  + 'sawfish-kde4-session': install above mentioned KDE4
                    integration and (install if not already) kde-core
                    (metapackage for minimal KDE4 desktop)

                  + 'sawfish-mate-session': install above mentioned MATE
                    integration and (install if not already)
                    mate-desktop-environment-core (metapackage for
                    minimal MATE desktop)

                  + 'sawfish-xfce-session': install above mentioned XFCE
                    integration and (install if not already) xfce
                    (meta-package for XFCE desktop)

                  + 'sawfish-lumina-session': install above mentioned
                    Lumina integration and (install if not already)
                    lumina-desktop (meta-package for Lumina Desktop)

        - 'CTWM' like interactive window placement.  Previously pressing
          any button while interactively placing a window would place
          it.  'Sawfish' now mimics 'CTWM's behaviour: pressing button 1
          will just place the window, button 2 will allow dragging to
          resize the window and place it when the button releases,
          button 3 will place the window and attempt to fill it to the
          screen bottom.  [Maxime Soulé]

        - New EdgeActions for when moving windows.  [Christopher

             x 'kill' Kill a window when moved to the given edge

             x 'iconify' Iconify a window when moved to the given edge

             x 'move-window-viewport' Move window to the viewport in the
               direction of moving against the edge

             x 'move-window-workspace' Move window to the workspace in
               the direction of moving against the edge

        - Separate left/right and top/bottom edges in SawfishConfig,
          allowing for individual actions on each edge.  [Christopher

        - Add 'send-window-to-next-head' and
          'send-window-to-previous-head' functions for moving windows
          across heads.  [fuchur]

        - Add 'toggle-window-fixed-size' for toggling fixed-size on
          windows, also used in lock-button 'Button3-Off'.  [fuchur]

        - Add ability to move tabs around in the titlebar.  [fuchur]

        - Add 'run-application' by Sergey I. Sharybin, with several
          improvements and better integration into Sawfish.  Also add
          'Run Application' entry at the bottom of the root menu.
          [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Add 'sawfish.wm.prg.nm-applet', simple auto-starter for the
          'Network Manager Applet'.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Add 'sawfish.wm.prg.diodon', simple auto-starter for the
          'Diodon Clipboard Manager'.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Add 'sawfish.wm.prg.conky', simple auto-starter for the 'Conky
          System Monitor', that allows for custom command line options
          to be passed.  [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Add 'sawfish.wm.prg.idesk', simple auto-starter for the 'Idesk
          Desktop Icon Manager'.  [Christopher Bratusek]

   * Miscellaneous Changes

        - Majorly improved start-up speed of StyleTab theme by locking
          the re-coloring of images until all configuration is loaded,
          so that re-coloring is only done once upon start.  [fuchur]

        - In 'sawfish.wm.prg.compton' delay compton start by 3 seconds
          to prevent heavy screen flickering.  [fuchur]

        - Partially revert focus changes introduced in Sawfish 1.6.0
          [fuchur], auto-apply window-matchers for Plasma when KDE4 is
          detected running, for proper user experience.  [Christopher

        - Improve 'cabinet' window-switcher.  Code-cleanup, bug fixes,
          blacklisting applications (mostly panels, pagers) and icon for
          missing window-icons.  [fuchur]

        - Enable 'shade-hover' and 'auto-raise' in SawfishConfig,
          utilize them in tabbed-windowing.  [fuchur]

        - Add 'marked-cursor-shape' defcustom (used when marking windows
          for tabbing).  [fuchur]

        - Improve icon size in StyleTab, add 'Flat' style.  Also improve
          speed and decrease memory usage by mirroring images [fuchur]

        - Use 'menulibre' instead of 'alacarte' in XFCE and MATE
          integration by default [fuchur]

        - Do not let 'xfce-session' save the session (by adding '-f'
          flag in XFCE integration) [fuchur]

        - Add 'Open Terminal' and 'Open Browser' to the root menu (if
          'xterm-program' or 'browser-program' are set) [Christopher

        - Rename 'toggle-fixed-position' to
          'toggle-window-fixed-position' to match naming spec.
          [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Tweak default compton settings.  [fuchur]

        - Improve doc strings in many modules [fuchur]

        - Add 'html' target to man/Makefile, creating html-documentation
          [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Add 'make-changelog' script by Marcus D. Hanwell (generates
          ChangeLog from git log) [Christopher Bratusek]

        - Updated german translation.  [fuchur]

        - Updated RPM spec file.  [Kim B. Heino]

        - Updated Debian packaging scripts.  [Christopher Bratusek]
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