FocusWriter 1.8.3 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • FIXED: Did not play sound effect when pressing enter
  • FIXED: Played sound effect when opening files
  • FIXED: Missing version number

Translation Updates

  • Dutch

Downloads

Linux
Linux (Ubuntu PPA)
Windows
Windows (Portable)
Source Code

FocusWriter 1.8.2 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • FIXED: Could not change language in portable mode
  • FIXED: Crashed during paste from context menu
  • FIXED: First line indent was lost on empty paragraphs

Code Improvements

  • Always write RTF as Latin1
  • Replaced ICU with iconv
  • Improved Linux deployment

Translation Updates

German, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish

Downloads

Linux
Linux (Ubuntu PPA)
Windows
Windows (Portable)
Source Code

FocusWriter 1.8.1 released

What’s New?

Code Improvements

  • Always write plain text as UTF-8
  • Always write RTF as codepage 1252
  • Replaced QTextCodec with ICU

Translation Updates

Estonian, German

Downloads

Linux
Linux (Ubuntu PPA)
Windows
Windows (Portable)
Source Code

FocusWriter 1.8.0 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • FIXED: Lines were randomly duplicated in ODT
  • FIXED: Did not read text from lists in ODT
  • FIXED: Formatting was lost when restoring untitled documents from cache
  • FIXED: Loading headings caused document to shift vertically
  • FIXED: Timers did not show countdown in tooltip
  • FIXED: Sometimes could not remove dictionaries

Code Improvements

  • Only restore changed files from cache
  • Refactored code
  • Removed XPM icon
  • Switched to Qt 6
  • Updated Unicode symbols database
  • Updated Windows dictionaries

Translation Updates

Armenian, Bosnian, Czech, Dutch, French, Georgian, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Bokmål (Norway), Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian

Downloads

Linux
Linux (Ubuntu PPA)
Windows
Windows (Portable)
Source Code

Whisker Menu 2.7.1 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix not selecting second icon in search results. (Issue #50)
  • Fix incorrect selection when leaving treeview.
  • Fix skipping first treeview item.
  • Fix unnecessary button size changes.

Translation Updates

  • Catalan, Greek.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
04ae0c1764a0d5ec70f18a760d998a2109bb6724f048554d7d6999d9072ca63e

SHA-1:
fdbde3fdb583823bcd5693f085c98ca334355121

Whisker Menu 2.7.0 Released

I did not expect to end up making as many changes to Whisker Menu as I did in this release. The menu is pretty well finished at this point, and has been for years. Still! There are always things to do.

What’s New?

You now can position the categories horizontally as icons above or below the launchers. This allows for a very Unity-like look to the menu. And you now resize by dragging the sides of the menu instead of the tiny size grip that has annoyed so many users! This makes the menu look more balanced visually as well.

The profile picture is rounded by default to match current trends, but you can set it back to a square if you prefer. Or you can even hide the username and profile picture entirely as has been requested for many years.

I fixed some bugs with the search results, and also improved the result relavancy by only matching as characters in the user-visible name. I also removed the sliding out of search results because of how unpopular it was.

I have replaced gdmflexiserver with dm-tool as the default for switching users. After all, GDM has not provided the old binary for many years. I have also added a new default search action to search for files using catfish.

There are several behind-the-scenes changes as well. I replaced the slots with lambdas, as previously blogged about. I added CSS class names to make theming easier. Stripping of release binaries is now optional. The icon has been renamed to match the new naming scheme of Xfce. And thanks to Matias De lellis, the menu can now use AccountsService for fetching the username and profile picture.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
f044056c5325e878873a3a574a65f7c8d3dce2666a0b8345b1eca35bef29dc11

SHA-1:
5b354ef5b9fc9a80e8021c1011eb2dbdf45ff2e7

Revisiting signal handlers once more

This is a bit of a long post about a purely technical change inside of Whisker Menu. I quite enjoyed solving it, but the change is invisible to end users. All code is under the GNU GPL version 2 or later, same as Whisker Menu.

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Whisker Menu 2.6.2 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix background shifting when showing menu. (Issue #41)
  • Fix menu not toggling after pressing escape. (Issue #65)
  • Properly prevent interactive search in treeview.

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
6d20e22c18593aca5adecaf0a7a4f33a6bda233bdd92d3ca7b51c37d0baaf76e

SHA-1:
d92c9cb91dcb731b1f3e6bf23cf6b021804e6b65

Whisker Menu 2.4.6 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix crash during grab check (Issue #19)
  • Fix background incorrect without compositing

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
8974d38cc87df528693efe4b6e14bcd233cdb49d2018a23ddddf745110b25744

SHA-1:
267e721e5613456d7956a5fa2adda7c67e98dd47

MD5:
81a4a4c7635273485fac5c2d98e48d02

Whisker Menu 2.4.5 released

What’s New?

Bug Fixes

  • Fix saving plugin title with overridden default text (Bug #16822)
  • Fix extra key press to select search items (Issue #8)
  • Fix icon view skipping first item when pressing arrow key
  • Fix incorrect signal name
  • Fix nonfunctional grab check

Translation updates

Asturian, Dutch, Esperanto, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian

Downloads

Source tarball

SHA-256:
f5241910ea6411840b8c9f9471f0d262ab0583150bb82f9b280eccbaadb0ebbe

SHA-1:
4d5be0a9c9f8f24604f6fddb9aa6f86069d4cc03

MD5:
adb064538b2e2cbc7ddd1d8ac57cec36