The long awaited 1.5.0 release of sawfish is finally available!
I've never thought of sawfish 1.5.0 beeing released before e17, two years ago. Thanks to John, Janek, the Sawfish-Crew, all Contributors and Users, Mandriva/Gentoo/Debian/ALT/Arch which did not drop sawfish and provide fresh packages.
It's brings one incompatibility compared to 1.3x: ~/.sawmillrc is no longer a valid configurationfile, if you still use that file, simply rename it to either ~/.sawfishrc or ~/.sawfish/rc, and you're done.
Translation bug Edit
Important: the configurator GUI is broken for non-english letters (or non-ascii is more correct?).
Sawfish core members are sorry for it, and it will be fixed in 1.6.
Some additonal notes:Edit
for compiling with XFree86 or X.Org 6.x instead of X.Org 7.x, add the following flag to configure:
for compiling with Imlib1 as image-loader instead of gdk-pixbuf-xlib (which works again), add:
for not installing translations, add:
or (deprecated, since ="no" would install norwegian translation instead of nothing)
to compile without pango, add:
(by default, X.Org 7, gdk-pixbuf-xlib, nls and pango are enabled)
The Overview of changesEdit
1.5.0 ===== * The 1.5.0 release has new features and bugfixes * New/Updated requirements: - librep 0.17 -> 0.90.0 - rep-gtk 0.18.3 -> 0.18.4 * User visible changes: - Fully renamed from "sawmill" to "sawfish" If your `.sawfishrc' has a line `(require 'sawmill-defaults)', then change it to `(require 'sawfish-defaults)'. If your configuration file is named `~/.sawmillrc', then rename it to `~/.sawfish/rc' or `~/.sawfishrc'. - Configurator GUI's default style is tree view of categories. Configurator GUI (sawfish-ui) used to display categories in flat row, but now arranges them in tree diagram. To use the old style, put `(define-special-variable customize-program "sawfish-ui --flatten")' in your configuration file. * Bugs fixed: - Fixed an compilation-error caused by glib [Michal Jaegermann] - Make building with imlib1 instead of gdk-pixbuf work again [Michal Jaegermann] - Create src/build.h, since it has been missing before [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed an "unknown remote error" that might appear [Alexey I. Froloff] - Make "make uninstall" work again [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed the issue that apps did not start iconified, even if requested [Ian Zimmerman, Teika Kazura] - First create $datadir/applications, then install the desktop file [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed default animation outline coordinates [Christopher Bratusek] - Don't ignore datarootdir setting [Christopher Bratusek] - Make Sawfish more error-tolerant if an app has an icomplete WM_CLASS [Martin Mares] - Make sure we don't mix Super and Hyper [Denis Barbier] - Fixup the last incomplete AC_DEFINE [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed a speed-issue with microGUI [Christopher Bratusek] - Make properly use of WM_NAME in Elberg-tabbed [Christopher Bratusek] * New features: - UTF-8 Support in Windowmenus [Wang Diancheng] - UTF-8 Support in GTK Widgets [Christopher Bratusek] - Tabbed Windowing Support [Yann Hodique, Scott Scriven, Nathan Froyd, Christopher Bratusek] - Improved KDE3 Integration [Timo Korvola] - Replaced hardcoded focus logic by focus-revert function [Timo Korvola] - Tabbed Windowing Support: Raise Tabs on hover [Christopher Bratusek] - Warp cursor to cycled windows, if warp-cursor is enabled [Christopher Bratusek] - Warp cursor to unmaximied windows, if warp-cursor is enabled [Fernando Carmona Varo] - 3 New Window-Animators: cross, elliptical and draft [Christopher Bratusek, Teika Kazura[draft fixups]] - Shrinking/Yanking Support [Timo Korvola] - Infinite Desktop Feature (make the virtual desktop bigger than the physical) [David T. McWherter] - Make Viewport commands appear in Sawfish-UI [Christopher Bratusek] - Make Window History appear in Sawfish-UI [Christopher Bratusek] - Added cycle-among-groups(,-backwards) commands (cycle between the most recently used window of groups) [Fernando Carmano Varo] - Interactive placement-mode now also for transients [Christopher Bratusek] - Improved prompt.jl (allows changing font, fg and bg color) [Sergey I. Sharybi] - Expose fixed-position, never-iconify, never-maximize in the Window-Matcher UI [Christopher Bratusek] * Other changes: - To build with XFree86/X.Org < 7.0 add -without-xorg-x11r7 flag [Christopher Bratusek] - To build without Pango add -without-pango flag [Christopher Bratusek] - To prevent installing translations add -without-nls flag [Christopher Bratusek] - Set RestartStyleHint to 2 [Christian Marillat] - When matching window to alist try WM_NAME if WM_CLASS is unset [Christian Marillat] - Major Documentation update [Derek Upham, Teika Kazura] - New Sound Theme [glh Pimenta] - Added ebuild [Harald van Dijk] - Added session desktop file [Christopher Bratusek] - rep.m4 has been dropped use librep.pc/rep-gtk.pc instead [Christopher Bratusek] - Added sawfish.pc [Christopher Bratusek] - Improved Makefile's distclean rule [Christopher Bratusek] - Updated .desktop files for gnome-session >=2.23 [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed autogen for libtool >2.2 [Christopher Bratusek] - Major configure script rework [Christopher Bratusek] - Don't ship config.sub config.guess and install-sh in $srcdir/etc [Christopher Bratusek] - Reworked Sawfish-UI [Christopher Bratusek] - Dropped libgnome|gnomeui|gnomecanvas widgets, use pure gtk instead [Christopher Bratusek] - Merged changes from sawfish-pager [Christopher Bratusek] - Major update of the spec file [Christopher Bratusek, Michal Jaegermann, Ritz] - Print usefull stuff at the end of configure [Christopher Bratusek] - Add distclean rule to all Makefiles [Christopher Bratusek] - Add KEYBINDINGS file, containing a list of all default keybindings [Christopher Bratusek] - Updated OPTIONS for all new options [Christopher Bratusek] - Cleaned Up Makedefs.in [Christopher Bratusek] - Move 'avoid' window-matcher from placement to state [Teika Kazura] - Updated compat.jl [Teika Kazura] - Removed all old ChangeLog files [Christohper Bratusek] - Make move-cursor.jl export all functions described in the doc [Christopher Bratusek]
Get it from the usual place: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=32
Have a lot of fun and stay tuned!
Tab usage Edit
Tab usage is described here.
We don't release 1.4 Edit
For historical reason, we don't release sawfish-1.4. The previous series was 1.3.x, and now we release 1.5.
- Flashrider [Christopher Bratusek] 14:03, 3 July 2009 (UTC)