ANNOUNCE: xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 released

Simon Steinbeiß simon at
Mon May 25 23:45:45 CEST 2015

xfce4-power-manager 1.5.0 is now available for download from

What is xfce4-power-manager?

This software is a power manager for the Xfce desktop, Xfce power
manager manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that
can be controlled to reduce their power consumption (such as LCD
brightness level, monitor sleep). In addition, xfce4-power-manager
provides a set of freedesktop-compliant DBus interfaces to inform other
applications about current power level so that they can adjust their
power consumption, and it provides the inhibit interface which allows
applications to prevent automatic sleep actions via the power manager;
as an example, the operating system’s package manager should make use
of this interface while it is performing update operations.


Release notes for 1.5.0

New development release of xfce4-power-manager.
This release marks the transition to several new 
technologies. Consequently we're looking forward to 
more testers (and supposedly bugreports) with this 
first release.

* Port to Gtk3 (Eric, Simon)
* Port to gdbus (Peter)
* Drop LXDE panel plugin
* Bumped dependencies:
 - UPower>= 0.99  
 - Gtk3 >= 3.14
 - libxfce4ui-2

* Miscellaneous improvements:
 - The settings dialog has been ported to GtkApplication
 - The panel plugin now uses UPower's icon names
   directly and is consequently compatible with all
   major icon themes out of the box
 - The panel plugin uses symbolic icons
 - The systray icon uses colored icons
 - The settings dialog now has a unique icon name

* And finally some bug fixes:
 - Fix for panel icon on Desktop systems (Bug #11840)
 - Never use symbolic icons for the systray (Bug #11756)
 - Look up the schema for light-locker's settings recursively (Bug #11488)
 - Don't crash when UPower returns "" for the icon-name (Bug #11756)

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