ANNOUNCE: xfwm4 4.8.3 released

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Mon Dec 19 20:53:33 CET 2011

xfwm4 4.8.3 is now available for download from

  SHA1 checksum: 6d27deca383e0c2fba0cede0bbe0e9aee18e9257
   MD5 checksum: 66cb65797cea8a62563f69b833c7888b

What is xfwm4?

Xfce's window manager.


Release notes for 4.8.3
- Do not exit the move/resize loop when just any key is pressed unless
the operation is triggered via the keyboard (this should be enough to
fix the remaining part of Bug #8233)
- Reverting from desktop view may not focus the top most window (Bug
- Recompute window's position/maximization state even if the overall
size of the screen hasn't changed as the actual layout of the monitors
may have changed nevertheless.
- Check for both forward and backward cycling modifier to be released
before exiting the cycle loop (Bug #6508)
- Fix a couple of memory leaks
- Fix some events being lost causing the tabwin window to remain
sometimes after the key has been released
- Fix crash when workspace count is set to negative values (Bug #8002)
- Fix crash in signal handler
- Fix a bug with transients for group (including utility windows) being
withdrawn as many times as parent windows where in the group, causing
utility windows to disapear when switching workspaces (this bug was
affecting The GIMP and reported initially as bug
- Do not allow applications to change the win layer on dialogs to
prevent dialogs to be unreachable in some Java based applications
- Do not enforce the size increment only if the size request comes from
the application itself (refix Bug #7445)
- On docs installation, create relative paths in symlinks to images
- Translations updates: de, fi, hr, is, ko, ro, zh_CN, zh_TW

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