ANNOUNCE: xfce4-notifyd 0.2.3 released

Jérôme Guelfucci jeromeg at
Sun Apr 21 10:59:48 CEST 2013

xfce4-notifyd 0.2.3 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: d71ec8a8f703a4c2b49f8808187ca425e5252bd1
   MD5 checksum: 97c02482f96211251a420d12c34dda3d

What is xfce4-notifyd?

Xfce4-notifyd is a simple, visually-appealing notification daemon for
Xfce that implements the Desktop Notifications


Release notes for 0.2.3
I'm glad to announce this new release of xfce4-notifyd which ships
mostly bug fixes and code cleanups. Theming has also been improved with
additional style properties and drawing fixes.

Thanks a lot to all the persons who contributed to this release and kept
me motivated! This is the result of your work!

Xfce4-notifyd themes may need to be updated to take advantage of the new
style properties and to adapt to the theming changes. Sorry for the


  libnotify is now required as a dependency to build a test suite and to
show improved notification previews.

    * Add a category to the settings dialog for Xfce4 Settings Manager.
    * Add widget names to summary ("summary") and body ("body") widgets
to allow easier theming. Remove the redundant / buggy summary-bold style
property (bug #8431).
      Themes will have to be updated accordingly.

  Bugs fixed:
    * Fix notifications not disappearing after clicking an action
    * Handle timeout correctly when smaller than fading time (bug
    * Avoid flickering of the notifications.
    * Accept uri of images in icon_name parameter.
    * Parse body with g_markup_escape_text which allows us to handle
span attributes misused by some clients and to parse strings with
"unusual" characters such as & (bug #7773, #8187).
    * Respect border-width when drawing the notification (bug #9475).
    * Do not kill notification daemon to apply new theme. Instead,
handle style updates of existing notifications.
    * Show a button in the notification preview (bug #9982).
    * Add an icon to the notification preview.

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