ANNOUNCE xffm now at rodent-5.3.12

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Sun Sep 28 16:54:29 CEST 2014

Dear Edscott,
Thanks a lot for this new release. Concerning Ubuntu users, have you
considered publishing Rodent binaries on a Launchpad PPA?


On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 4:40 PM, edscott wilson garcia <edscott at> wrote:
> Rodent 5.3.12 is now released.
> Xffm (once known as XFce File Manager) has now entered a new step in
> its evolution. Gtk+-3.12 is now rid of the popup and tooltip mapping
> bug which affected certain fvwm configurations and is now considered
> the gtk version of choice for Rodent Applications.
> This release is the fastest and most stable to date.
>  "I must say it is the best individual software of this decade."
> (
> Rodent is now configured to use gtk3 by default with version
> gtk+-3.4.0, the minimum acceptable, but 3.12 is recommended. It is
> still possible to compile with gtk >= 2.12, but you must specify the
> option at the configure step and will miss out on some cool new
> features, like the pathbar.
> Within Rodent 5.3.12 you will find that the package manager plugin now
> supports Gentoo emerge. Furthermore, you will find that this plugin is
> defined by means of Xschema validated XML files, which not only allow
> easy action and option definitions, but also provides full help
> information on package actions and options via Rodent tooltips.
> Current supported package applications include pkg (FreeBSD), zypper
> (OpenSUSE), yum (CentOS) and emerge (Gentoo).
> The versioning nomenclature has also changed. The digits after the 5
> reflect the Gtk+ version the programs, plugins and libraries have been
> compiled without use of any deprecated symbols or methods.
> * Download from
> ** You will need both rodent-5.3.13 and librfm-5.3.12. Individual
> applications contained within rodent-5.3.12 are also available
> contained within separate tarballs.
> ** The "dbh" requirement is now a "GNU libdbh" reqirement
> (
> ** CentOS users: CentOS sudo configuration by default will only work
> with a terminal. To use Rodent sudo options (like mount), you should
> change this setting with visudo.
> ** The "libtubo" requirement (libtubo-5.0.14) is also available from
> the Rodent download site.
> I hope Rodent may be as useful to you as it is to me.
> Enjoy!
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