ANNOUNCE: xfce4-mixer 4.9.0 released
duchateau.olivier at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 07:07:17 CEST 2012
2012/9/27 Guido Berhoerster <guido+xfce at berhoerster.name>:
> xfce4-mixer 4.9.0 is now available for download from
> SHA1 checksum: c1cb9f7cf8508eb42677d01f16034b14343bec3a
> MD5 checksum: ebc167adb44fea64d34c4816cfd89dad
> What is xfce4-mixer?
> The Mixer is a volume control application for the Xfce Desktop
> Environment. It provides both a volume control plugin for the Xfce panel
> and a standalone mixer application.
> It supports all audio systems supported by the GStreamer project.
> Release notes for 4.9.0
> Changes in this release:
> - Handle a negative minimal volume correctly.
> - Fix a potential NULL pointer dereference.
> - Do not try to destroy the mixer window twice after a delete-event
> (bug #8288).
> - Modernize build system and build panel plugin as a module.
> - Use standard icons where possible.
> - Update the icons on theme change (bug #3498).
> - Support xfce4-panel 4.10 with its deskbar mode (bug #8350).
> - Use xfconf for the panel plugin configuration.
> - Make the panel plugin use sensible default settings (first card,
> master track) in the absence of an existing configuration (bug
> #5716, bug #6624, bug #7125).
> - Clearly indicate in the plugin when there is no valid card and/or
> element and ignore mouse wheel and mute toggle events (bug #6625,
> bug #7630).
> - Avoid the deprecated GtkTooltips API and let XfceVolumeButton
> handle tooltips.
> - Indicate in the plugin tooltip whether the track is muted.
> - Mute a track when the volume is set to 0% and unmute when set to a
> higher value (bug #8291).
> - Add an item to the panel plugin context menu for muting (bug
> - Make name and description more meaningful (bug #5817).
> - Do not use deprecated APIs and adjust requirements to Xfce 4.10.
> - Add global keyboard shortcuts for raising and lowering the volume
> as well as muting (bug #5314).
> - Set the main window to normal rather than dialog type (bug #7623).
> - Keep the sound card and controls in sync between the mixer and
> - Populate the mixer with whitelisted controls in the absence of an
> existing configuration (bug #4945).
> - Add a popup with a scale for setting the volume to the panel
> plugin which is opened on left click, allow running the
> uder-defined command previously bound to left click from the panel
> plugin context menu instead.
> - Make xfce4-mixer a singleton application, executing xfce4-mixer
> while another instance is already running brings the running
> instance to the foreground (bug #5676).
> - Remove UI for configuring the mixer command from the panel plugin
> and assume xfce4-mixer, make the panel plugin context menu entry
> for running the mixer more meaningful.
> - Add tooltips to scale widgets in the mixer.
> - Add runtime debugging mode to both the mixer and the panel plugin.
> - Add man page for xfce4-mixer.
> - Handle identically named tracks by making use of the track index
> - Handle tracks which are marked read-only by GStreamer or which
> have no mute or record functionality by making the corresponding
> widgets insensitive. Prevent read-only tracks from being selected
> in the panel-plugin.
> - Handle mixer changed messages which indicate that the tracks of a
> mixer have changed.
> - Handle options list changed messages which indicate that the
> available options of a track have changed.
> - Separate labels from track and option widgets and align labels and
> option widgets horizontally.
> - Reduce the distance between faders in track widgets and ensure it
> is always the same.
> - Put the chain buttons above the mute and record buttons and add
> lines to the left and right of them.
> - Default to unlocked state if the volume differs between the
> channels of a track.
> - Add mnemonics for all tabs and the soud card combob box of the
> mixer main window.
> - Add labels with mnemonics for the soud card and track combo boxes
> of the plugin configuration dialog.
> - Improve the wording of the message shown when no controls are
> visible and visually follow the layout of an alert popup.
> Thanks to Natanael Copa and Harald Judt for their input.
> Please note that this is a development release.
It works like charm under FreeBSD (on my box and builds box ).
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