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Catfish 1.4.10 Released

  • September 13, 2019
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

New Features

  • A brand new Preferences dialog. This dialog includes options for window layout, display options, custom exclude directories (new!), and an option to close Catfish after opening a file (new!).
  • Custom exclude directories. Previous releases of Catfish excluded various directories (/dev, ~/.cache, ~/.gvfs) to boost performance. This latest feature makes path exclusions customizable so users can further speed up their searches. (Xfce #15317)
  • Close after select. Frequent file searcher? This feature will let you find and open your missing file, and close Catfish right away, keeping your application list at bay. (Xfce #14888)

Bug Fixes

  • The previous release, Catfish 1.4.9 meant to include fixes for path exclusions. Somehow, I forgot to include the actual fix! So here it is, path exclusions are fixed and search performance should be increased as a result. (Debian #926850)
  • Icons are now always displayed at a consistent size in the results. Previously, some icons would be displayed much larger than others, breaking the visual flow.

Improved Application menu

Catfish 1.4.10 Released

In the past, clicking the application menu in Catfish meant seeing a cluttered, inconsistently spaced and aligned popover with poorly-worded options. No more!

  • Better use of space, padding, and margins
  • Clearer purpose labels
  • Keyboard accelerators are now displayed in the menu

Search Improvements

  • Symbolic links are now traversed, with actual paths only processed once
  • Added search priority, surfacing more relevant results faster. Folders are now descended with the following priority, then alphabetically:
    • XDG paths (Desktop, Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc)
    • Visible paths
    • Hidden paths

General

  • Better use of alt-accelerators
  • Improved installation instructions (Xfce #15105)
  • Reduced warnings displayed in the terminal
  • Simplified Python 2/3 compatibility code
  • Various code quality fixes (pylint, flake)

Translation Updates

  • Simplified welcome text. While not visually different, the 3 translatable phrases were merged into a single sentence to simplify translations. (Xfce #15596)

Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, Galician, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

Screenshots

Downloads

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)

Catfish 1.4.8 Released

  • August 7, 2019
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

Desktop Integration / Enhanced Thunar Support

Catfish 1.4.8 Released

A long-requested feature (requested 2+ years ago), it is now possible to navigate directly to a file in Thunar. Right-click on a file and select “Show in File Manager”. Thunar will open immediately and then scroll to and select the requested file. Folder spelunkers, rejoice! (Xfce #14494)

Bug Fixes

  • Automatically adjust locate arguments to accommodate the host OS, improving support for OpenBSD
  • Fixed crash at startup on Wayland (Xfce #15297)
  • Fixed directory support when XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP in unavailable (Xfce #15099)
  • Fixed search exclusion of non-standard paths (~/.cache, ~/.gvfs, /dev) (Xfce #15206)

Translation Updates

  • Added ‘translator-credits’ string to .po files (Xfce #15564)
  • Changed “…” to “…” for consistency with other Xfce apps (Xfce #15407)
  • Marked the “Search for files” string translatable (Xfce #15097)

Albanian, Arabic, Armenian (Armenia), Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingue, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Downloads

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Xfce Screensaver 0.1.7 Released

  • August 6, 2019
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

New Features

  • Added support for on-screen keyboards. This option adds a button to the login window to show and hide the keyboard at the bottom of the screen.
  • Added per-screensaver configuration. The available options are pulled from the xscreensaver theme file and are stored via Xfconf.
  • Improved background drawing when using 2x scaling.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed flickering within the password dialog (0.1.6)
  • Fixed various display issues with the password dialog, all themes should now render xfce4-screensaver identically to lightdm-gtk-greeter (0.1.6)
  • Fixed confusion between screensaver and lock timeouts (Xfce #15726)
  • Removed reference to pkg-config (.pc) file (0.1.6) (Xfce #15597)

Code Cleanup

  • Cleaned up kdb-indicator logic (0.1.6)
  • Consolidated debug function calls (0.1.6)
  • Dropped libXxf86 dependency (MATE Screensaver #199)
  • Dropped lots of unused or unneeded code, significantly streamlining the codebase
  • Migrated xfce4-screensaver-command to GDBus
  • Moved job theme processing out of gs-manager (0.1.6)
  • Removed full-screen window shaking on failed login
  • Simplified handling of user preferences (0.1.6)
  • Simplified lock screen and screensaver activation code

Translation Updates

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.7 Released

Armenian (Armenia), Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Downloads

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)

Xfce Screensaver is included in Xubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine”, installed with the xfce4-screensaver package.

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.5 Released

  • June 13, 2019
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

New Features

General

  • Removed a lot of unused code (2,700+ lines)
  • Simplified monitor-handling logic
  • More consistent spacing in makefiles

Bug Fixes

  • Added categories to display in the Settings Manager (Xfce #15507)
  • Added a fallback idle timer for when X11 screensaver doesn’t notify
  • Fixed warning during configure stage (Xfce #15552)
  • Fixed Inhibitor lock (Xfce #15551)
  • Hid screensaver themes from “Open with” options (Xfce #15531)
  • Made numerous cppcheck, cpplint, and Coverity Scan fixes
    • Constant variables guarding dead code
    • Dereferencing before/after null
    • Unchecked return values
    • Unused variables
    • Memory leaks

Translation Updates

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.5 Released

Albanian, Basque, Belarusian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (Australia), French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Downloads

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.4 Released

  • March 22, 2019
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

Features

  • Added support for screen locking when the system goes to sleep (Xfce #15001), via a shared preference with Xfce Power Manager. A new configuration option, “Lock Screen with System Sleep” was added to the Screensaver Preferences dialog to accommodate this.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed password entry after forcefully grabbing input focus (Xfce #15042)

General

  • Faster screen locking when activated
  • Faster rendering of the authentication prompt
  • Improved handling of monitor (dis-)connection events
  • Improved screensaver and locking activation when idle
  • Improved laptop lid support: The lock screen is now displayed immediately when the laptop lid is open, instead of requiring a wake event from the keyboard or mouse
  • Improved low-power state: Screensavers are now suspended when monitors are powered off via DPMS (Debian #921835)

Translation Updates

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.4 Released

Basque, Belarusian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Galician, Lithuanian, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish

Downloads

This is the second beta release of Xfce Screensaver. If you’re feeling adventurous, check it out  and report bugs so we can continue building an awesome screen locking tool for Xfce.

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Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released

  • November 25, 2018
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

Features

  • All available configuration options are now available in the Preferences dialog, boosting the easily accessible options from 4 to 13!
  • Idle time is now based on the X11 Screensaver plugin instead of the GNOME Session Manager.
  • Xfce Screensaver now respects the xdg-screensaver state, inhibiting the screensaver when using apps like Caffeine or watching a fullscreen video.
  • Screensaver and lock screen functionality can easily now be toggled separately.

General

Preferences

  • Dropped unused configuration options [1, 2, 3]
  • Renamed all Xfconf properties for improved clarity and easier maintenance [1, 2]

Bug Fixes

  • Replaced Help link with a link to the Xfce Docs (Xfce #14877)
  • Added /usr/lib and /usr/libexec as trusted engine paths, enabling local installs on Linux with access to existing screensavers (Xfce #14883)
  • Fixed screen blanking and locking on FreeBSD and OpenBSD (Xfce #14846)
  • Fixed lock screen crash on laptop lid-close events (GTK #1466)
  • Fixed daemon crash when scrolling through available themes
  • Improved window size resizing for smaller displays
  • Renamed included screensavers to avoid conflicts with MATE Screensaver
  • Reduced flicker rate when multiple keyboard layouts are available (still not fully fixed, but greatly improved)

Build Improvements

  • Silenced warning: ar: ‘u’ modifier ignored since ‘D’ is the default
  • Fixed warning: Target given more than once in the same rule

Code Quality

  • Applied cpplint fixes and added cpplint configuration file
  • Cleaned up unused variables, trailing spaces, and deprecated code
  • Glade templates were cleaned up and organized for easier maintenance

Translation Updates

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released

Albanian, Basque, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, French, Galician, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Korean, Malay, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish

Screenshots

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released
Screensaver Settings
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released
Lock Screen Settings
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released
Xfconf Properties
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.3 Released
Documentation

Downloads

This is the first beta release of Xfce Screensaver. While still not recommended for production machines, this is a great time to test and report bugs so we can put together an awesome stable release soon.

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)

Xubuntu users (18.04, 18.10, and 19.04) can grab the package from the Xubuntu QA Experimental PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xubuntu-dev/experimental
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4-screensaver

Remember to also remove or exit light-locker and start xfce4-screensaver (or log out and back in) and add support for xfce4-screensaver to the xflock4 script.

Thanks and enjoy!

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released

  • October 31, 2018
  • Sean Davis

What’s New?

General

  • Added support for color settings from Xfdesktop 4.12 and 4.13
  • The black fallback color has been replaced with the Xfdesktop default
  • The interface files for the preferences dialog and lock screen are now compiled and included in the binaries
  • The warning displayed as the root user is now an InfoBar to make it more visible
  • Screensaver Preferences can now be embedded in the Xfce Settings Manager

Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash when no background placement is configured (Xfce #14769)
  • Redraw the screensaver on monitor configuration events (Xfce #14796)
  • Automate detection of PAM configuration, add a new flag to override (Xfce #14779)
  • Notify the user when Xfce Power Manager has an incompatible configuration and include a button to resolve it (Xfce #14782)
  • The unlock dialog is now correctly drawn with the Adwaita GTK theme
  • Fix builds on OpenBSD, build status can now be tracked on the Xfce Build Bot

Translations (All NEW!)

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released

Albanian, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Lithuanian, Malay, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Packaging

With just a single release, packaging for the new screensaver is starting to appear all over the place! If you know of any other places it’s been packaged, drop me a line. 🙂

Screenshots

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released
Xfce Screensaver now properly supports colors and gradients from Xfdesktop.
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released
The first release handled Adwaita poorly… now the widgets are drawn normally.
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released
Now that the screensaver settings can be embedded, it feels more like an Xfce app.
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released
Previously, this notice was a label displayed at the bottom of the dialog.
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.1 Released
Improved laptop support by validating Xfce Power Manager settings.

Downloads

Please be aware that this is alpha-quality software. It is not currently recommended for use in production machines. Please continue to test it, report bugs, provide feedback, and submit patches so we can make the best screensaver and locker possible for Xfce.

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)

Xfce Screensaver 0.1.0 Released

  • October 15, 2018
  • Sean Davis
Xfce Screensaver 0.1.0 Released

Xfce Screensaver is a screen saver and locker that aims to have simple, sane, secure defaults and be well integrated with the Xfce desktop.

It is a port of MATE Screensaver, itself a port of GNOME Screensaver. It has been tightly integrated with the Xfce desktop, utilizing Xfce libraries and the Xfconf configuration backend.

Homepage · Bugzilla · Git

Features

  • Integration with the Xfce Desktop per-monitor wallpaper
  • Locking down of configuration settings via Xfconf
  • DBUS interface to limited screensaver interaction
  • Full translation support into many languages
  • Shared styles with LightDM GTK+ Greeter
  • Support for XScreensaver screensavers
  • User switching

Requirements

  • DBus >= 0.30
  • GLib >= 2.50.0
  • GTK+ >= 3.22.0
  • X11 >= 1.0
  • garcon >= 0.5.0
  • libxklavier >= 5.2
  • libxfce4ui >= 4.12.1
  • libxfce4util >= 4.12.1
  • Xfconf >= 4.12.1

Screenshots

Downloads

Please be aware that this is alpha-quality software. It is not currently recommended for use in production machines. I invite you to test it, report bugs, provide feedback, and submit patches so we can get it ready for the world.

Source tarball (md5, sha1, sha256)