ANNOUNCE: mousepad 0.3.0 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Sun Dec 30 12:05:48 CET 2012

mousepad 0.3.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 2389d46a4df1683f17f1a9162173f62b3ca08fc2
   MD5 checksum: dcfcdfaa8a19c89f35d5f6f64753e6e1

What is mousepad?

A simple text editor for Xfce.


Release notes for 0.3.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- A complete rewrite of Mousepad. The code is now written in GOjects
  where possible so we have a solid base for further development.
- Run multiple windows in one instance. We also invoke a running
  instance with DBus (optional), this is needed for tab DND between
- Drag and Drop support for text inside a document, between tabs and
  between windows.  Also supports opening a file by dragging it into
  the window.
- Support for multiple tabs in one window which are both reorderable
  and detachable.
- Load multiple files at once from both the open dialog and the command
- Type-ahead find and highlight feature like Firefox.
- Support for editable menu accelerators.
- Reimplemented recent file support. You can cleanup the Mousepad
  history and a file is removed from the history when Mousepad was
  unable to open it.
- Syntax highlighting of many filetypes (including printing).
- Various hidden settings.
- Statusbar with filetype, cursor location and whether overwrite is
- Mousepad depends on GTK+ 2.20.

Bug fixes
- Save button is now default response in the dialog (Bug #2941).
- No font is set as long the user has not defined any (Bug #2720).
- No compiler warnings (Bug #1697).
- Windows geometry is now properly saved (Bug #2945).
- Hidden option to show the full path in the window title (Bug #2896).
- Basic command line options (Bug #2397).
- The MousepadPreferences object uses XfceRc for saving the
  settings (Bug #2786).
- No segfault when there is no rc file (Bug #2784).
- Support syntax highlighting using GtkSourceView (Bug #3228 & #5803).
- Proper Drag and Drop support (Bug #2055).
- Fix recent files support (Bug #5635, #3850 & #7890).
- Use GTK+ printing (Bug #4477).
- Settings saved in Find (and Replace) dialogs (Bug #7246).
- No deprecated dependencies (Bug #7259).

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