ANNOUNCE: xfce4-session 4.9.0 released

Nick Schermer nick at
Fri Mar 30 20:50:16 CEST 2012

xfce4-session 4.9.0 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 959043880602a593807d5d8ab16c6a3d7b40b971
   MD5 checksum: 2c8508aeac6cceebe1acfa7d9deec824

What is xfce4-session?

The Xfce session manager controls the loading of applications when Xfce
is started. It also handles logging out, shutting down, and rebooting.


Release notes for 4.9.0
[Please note that this is a development release.]

- Add accelerators to logout dialog buttons (bug #6982).
- Add support for starting assistive technologies.
- Remove optional dependency for gconf.
- Remove Xfce4-tips.
- Remove early xfsettingsd autostart and add it to the session.
- Fix crash if save timeout for a client is triggered (bug #7320).
- Add a way to delete sessions (Bug #5730).
- Drop usage of G_CONST_RETURN macro.
- Add Xft.xrdb, startxfce4, xinit, xfce.desktop and xflock4
  files from xfce-utils.
- Explicitly link to libm where needed (bug #7953).
- Remove the xfce4-panel logout menu plugin.
- Don't try to remove the $HOME directory (bug #8154).
- Remove manual and link to
- Show dialog in settings category.
- Link to gmodule (bug #8340).
- Improve fadeout code with compositing enabled.
- Start screensaver with autostart.
- Support the TryExec key for autostart in the settings dialog.
- Rework the logout dialog code.
- Cleanup the power management code.
- Let xfce4-session handle the dbus-launch checking.
- Add support for launching xfce4-session in consolekit.
- Add --with-ck-launch support to startxfce4.
- Add option to lock the screen on suspend/hibernate.
- Remove unused icons.
- Show all applications in autostart (bug #8014).
- Drop gpg-agent and ssh-agent handling.
- Translation updates: Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan (Valencian), Czech,
  Danish, German, Greek, Spanish (Castilian), Basque, Finnish, French,
  Galician, Croatian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Icelandic, Italian,
  Kazakh, Korean, Lithuanian, Dutch (Flemish), Norwegian Nynorsk,
  Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Romanian, Russian,
  Slovak, Swedish, Telugu, Turkish, Ukrainian, Chinese (China), Chinese

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