ANNOUNCE: xfdashboard 0.7.3 released

Stephan Haller nomad at
Mon Jul 10 09:54:04 CEST 2017

xfdashboard-0.7.3 "X11, GDK ..." was released on 2017-07-10.

This is a development release.

About xfdashboard

Maybe a Gnome shell like dashboard for Xfce






Release notes for 0.7.3

* New feature: Window tracker interface now supports a new experimental
  backend for GDK. The backend to use can be controlled with the new
  environment variable XFDASHBOARD_BACKEND. It can be either set to
  "x11" or "gdk". If this environment variable does not exists or is
  not set then the X11 backend is enforced as it is the known default
  behaviour of xfdashboard and GDK backend is marked as experimental.
  (GH #129)
* New feature: Allow user to override CSS files of themes to apply
  user favourite settings. This cChanged the way and order how CSS
  files of themes are loaded: First the CSS resources defined in
  theme's theme file (xfdashboard.theme) are loaded, then user's
  global stylesheet ($HOME/.config/xfdashboard/themes/global.css) is
  loaded if it exists and at last user's theme related stylesheet
  ($HOME/.config/xfdashboard/themes/user-[THEME_NAME].css) is loaded
  if it exists. This should make user changes to themes more
  convinient as the user does not need to copy the whole theme to
  $HOME/.themes or $HOME/.local/themes and then make his changes.
  The user also does not need to update its theme each time the
  origin theme changes and re-copy and re-apply its changes. (GH #152)
* Fixed visibility of menu items of installed application by relying
  more on Garcon as it does already all needed checks to determine the
  visibility of a menu item more reliable as xfdashboard. (GH #151)
* Try to reduce usage of backend specific functions of Clutter
* Lots of improvements especially at window tracker backends
* As usual smaller bug-fixes and typos fixed
* Also as usual: More API documentation


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