ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.5.3 released
nomad at froevel.de
Fri Nov 13 19:30:34 CET 2015
xfdashboard-0.5.3 "Extend me!" was released on 2015-11-13.
This is a development release.
Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce
Release notes for 0.5.3
* New feature: Implemented a basic and simple plugin manager
as well as a sample plugin named 'clock-view' adding a view
showing a clock with current time. The plugin cannot be
enabled or disabled in the settings at this time. It must
be enabled via xfconf-settings-editor and with the command
xfconf-query in a terminal. A new property "/enabled-plugins"
has to be added to channel "xfdashboard" containing an array
of string. Each string in this array contains the name of the
plugin to load, e.g. "clock-view" for the sample plugin.
The plugins are searched in the following search paths in this
order: the path at the environment variable XFDASHBOARD_PLUGINS_PATH
(if set), $HOME/.local/share/xfdashboard/plugins and
* Added a new environment variable XFDASHBOARD_FORCE_NEW_INSTANCE.
This environment variable can be set to any value as it needs
only to exist. But it is only checked if xfdashboard is compiled
with debug support. If this enviroment variable is set to any
value then it spawns a new instance of xfdashboard regardless
if any other instance is already running. This is interesting
to test a new compile of xfdashboard for debugging purposes while
(a stable) xfdashboard instance is running in background in
* Rewrote view and search manager to register views and search
providers with IDs allowing one type (GType of GObject) to be
registered multiple times. This should allow, for example,
multi-purpose search providers like a Gnome shell search
provider object that will be registered several times but with
different ID whereby the ID specifies with search provider to
call via DBUS. This plugin does not exists - it is just an idea.
* Smaller improvements, e.g. replacing all GTK+ stock icon names
with corresponding ones from Icon Naming Specification
* Fixed bug that the windows view or applications view will be
enforced to be shown (again) depending on the toggle state of
application button in quicklaunch when a view is activated.
* Hopefully fixed a bug causing visual glitches in search view,
i.e. empty search view although results should be available
* Fixed a possible memory leak when unregistering a view at
view manager or a search provider at search manager
* More bug-fixes
* Updated translations
* Added new translation: lt
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