ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.5.5 released

Stephan Haller nomad at
Sun Jan 31 21:17:58 CET 2016

xfdashboard-0.5.5 "1000! In words: One thousand!" was released on 2016-

This is a development release.

About xfdashboard

Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce






Release notes for 0.5.4

* New feature: A new plugin and the first search provider plugin
  gnome-shell-search-providers was implemented and added which
  uses all search providers installed for Gnome-Shell at
  /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers usually. It must be
  enabled in Xfconf property "/enabled-plugins" manually.
* New feature: Implement a new actor in XfdashboardLiveWorkspace
  showing the workspace's name which is hidden by default but
  can be turned on by a theme. The workspace name actor gets the
  class ".title" added so that the actor (a XfdashboardButton)
  can also be themed. GH #105
* New feature: Add new signal "application-launched" to
  XfdashboardApplication which can be used by any object to
  indicate that it launched an application successfully.
* New feature: The applications search provider now counts how
  often an application was launched and can be used to calculate
  the relevance of an application in a search. This search
  provider supports new sort modes for this case and can be
  controlled via an unsigned integer property called
  in channel "xfdashboard" at Xfconf which represents a flag.
  The default is "none" (with value zero) which is the old
  behaviour for just sorting them by title in alphabetical
  order. It is possible to sort them by relevance or score
  (with value one) or number of application launches (with
  value two) or both (with value 3). GH #106
* New feature: The result set (XfdashboardSearchResultSet) can
  now store a score between 0.0 and 1.0 for each item. This score
  can be used to order the result by score. A new sort mode in
  the applications search provider makes use of it and is a
  result GH #106
* New feature: Add pseudo-class ':insensitive' when actor
  changes its reactive state to being not reactive. If actor is
  reactive that pseudo-class is removed.
* Allow moving a window from one monitor to another in multi-monitor
  setups by drag'n'drop the window between window views. GH #98
* XfdashboardButton supports settings GIcon now instead of icon
  names only.
* Improved hash value creation for icon names and GIcon at image
  cache at class XfdashboardImageContent
* Improved sharing cached image contents between images created
  for icon-names or file-name directly and GIcons derived from
  GFileIcon or GThemedIcon.
* Activating a result item in search view or launching external
  application to perform search in application of search provider
  will now quit (standalone) or suspend (daemon mode) application
* Moved logic to handle mapping of actors for result items from
  search view to result container of each search provider
* Limit number of search results shown for each search provider
  which can be configured by a theme
* Fix starting a real new application instance when environment
  variable XFDASHBOARD_FORCE_NEW_INSTANCE is set to any (even
  empty) value. Needs xfdashboard being built with DEBUG enabled.
* Fix visual error at applications view when using icon mode and
  crashes of xfdashboard. GH #109 and GH #110
* Lots of bug-fixes, really really really a lot
* Fixed lots of typos
* Fixed lots of compiler warnings
* Updated translations


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