ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.3.5 released

Stephan Haller nomad at
Sat Jan 10 13:48:04 CET 2015


with the new release theming has changed a little bit. If you getting a
blank screen when starting xfdashboard then you are likely using a
customized theme. Please remove or rename any customized themes in
${HOME}/.local/share/themes and ${HOME}/.themes which affect
xfdashboard. Also please revert the default value "xfdashboard" in
xfconf property "/theme" in group (or channel) xfdashboard. The easiest
way is to use 'xfce4-settings-editor', select "xfdashboard" left in the
channels list, then mark 'theme' and click on "Reset". I will add a FAQ
entry soon.

The documentation for unstable version are improved and up-to-date. The
settings documentation includes also the new key binding configuration.

Even if most parts of the documentation are created dynamically there
might be bugs, typos and other mistakes or even paragraphs making no
sense at all. If you find anything or if you have improvement advices
please tell me.

The URLs are:


Am Samstag, den 10.01.2015, 13:23 +0100 schrieb Stephan Haller:
> xfdashboard-0.3.5 "Keyboard unchained" was released on 2015-01-10.
> This is a development release.
> About xfdashboard
> =================
> Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce
> Website: 
> Documentation:
> Bugs/issues/enhancements:
> FAQ:
> Release notes for 0.3.5
> ========================
> * New feature: Implemented configurable key-bindings. So there
>   are no more hard-coded keys in xfdashboard anymore, except for
>   ESC to clear search-box and quitting application. The application
>   will first lookup a user-defined keyboard binding configuration
>   file 'xfdashboard/bindings.xml' at user's configuration folder
>   which is ${HOME}/.config/xfdashboard/bindings.xml usually. If
>   this file is not found, it will lookup a system-wide keyboard
>   configuration file which is a default one - usually installed
>   at /usr/share/xfdashboard/bindings.xml. The application will
>   quit with error if none was found. (#35, #41)
> * New feature: Allow changing theme at run-time by modifying the
>   xfconf property "/theme". As soon as this value changes the
>   new theme is applied. Sadly this also breaks current theme API.
>   All references in CSS and XML files to class XfdashboardStage
>   have to be replaced with new actor XfdashboardStageInterface.
>   The new actor shares the same stylable properties and all
>   changes will be applied to the old actor on-the-fly. So consider
>   XfdashboardStageInterface is a one-to-one in-place replacement
>   for XfdashboardStage. (#59)
> * Fixed reflecting geometry changes of a window in window view by
>   ensuring that XfdashboardWindowContent returns always the right
>   size of window (#54)
> * Fixed command-line parameter "--help" to show help again when
>   Glib version 2.40 or higher is used (#38)
> * Updated files to year 2015. BTW: Happy new year to everyone :)
> * Fixed memory corruption when releasing lower-case coverted strings
>   in applications search provider. This bug was seen when someone
>   tried to lookup more than one keyword in search - when space
>   was pressed. (#61)
> * Lots of smaller improvements. Especially because of the newly
>   introduced key bindings.
> * Lots of other smaller bug-fixes
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