ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.1.5 released

Stephan Haller nomad at
Sat Mar 8 22:32:19 CET 2014

xfdashboard-0.1.5 "Let me search it for you" was released on 2014-03-08.

This is a development release.

About xfdashboard

Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce




Additional notes

* URL to website and documentation has changed
* Documentation about theming was created and is up-to-date for this
  release. The documentation for theming is located at:
* Documentation about all settings was created and is located at:

Release notes for 0.1.5

* New feature: Added framework for search providers. The search
  view was rewritten to use the new framework for search providers.
  A search provider can use any source it wants but should be
  quick as search is done synchronously. Each search provider must
  create an actor for each of its result items if requested. Each
  registered search provider will be called each time a search is
  performed - either as full search or as incremental search to a
  previous one if each search term in new search is a prefix of
  its counterpart in new search and if their order did not change.
* More actors' properties are themable
* XfdashboardActor is no more abstract and can be used like a
  normal ClutterActor (e.g. as container) but remains themable.
* XfdashboardTextBox can now take a format string and a variable
  number of arguments through its *_va functions. They act like
* Increase performance when browsing applications menu by avoiding
  unnessary rebuilds of this view if any of its view-mode related 
  property has changed.
* Images are now loaded asynchronously but might flicker
* Fixed a bug when stage is set to fullscreen but most actors
  are unuable when using clutter greater or equal to version 1.16.0.
  This is temporary solution to fix issue #1
* Fixed visual bug when drawing outline at XfdashboardBackground
  derived actors. This introduces the first effect named
  XfdashboardOutlineEffect which takes care to draw outline last
  and also manages which side of border should be drawn.
* Some more little bugfixes


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