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xfdashboard, greybird theme and xfdesktop-4.11.4 (COPR)

A quick update about three packages

Official Packages

I have built the latest versions of xfdashboard (0.1.5), greybird theme (1.3.3) and submitted for update. They should be available in updates-testing very soon. Please test and add karma.

Unofficial Packages

Xfdesktop-4.11.4 was released today. See the original email announcing the release here.

This builds without problems locally and so I have submitted a COPR build for the same. Once the build is completed, xfdesktop-4.11.4 should be available as an update for Fedora 20 and Rawhide. Again, please send me an email with any bugs/crashes noticed.

The complete release notes (for xfdesktop-4.11.4) from the email - 

Release notes for 4.11.4
[Please note that this is a development release.]

Fifth development release of xfdesktop targeting for Xfce 4.12.
Please report all problems at

* Versioned help:
  - Point to the page for xfdesktop 4.11. (Bug 10736)

* Build errors with some compiler flags:
  - dbus-glib is now required. Since xfconf requires it and
    xfconf is already required for xfdesktop, this shouldn't
    change dependancies much for xfdesktop. This bug was reported
    and fixed by Samuli Suominen. (Bug 10745)
  - Another build failure when disabling the menu and requiring
    exo was also resolved.

* Icon changes in the settings app:
  - Symbolic icons have issues with some gtk2 themes where they
    don't get colored properly. Additionally some themes don't
    have network-fs or gnome-dev-network so it has been changed

* Right click edits launchers:
  - When performing a right click, or shift + left click, on an item
    in the applications sub-menu of the desktop menu it will now pop
    up the dialog to edit the launcher. Same as xfce4-appfinder.

* Better migration from previous versions:
  - Xfdesktop now does a better job of migrating any user settings
    from 4.10 and before to the new xfconf properties.
  - Fix an settings issue when plug names aren't available

* Clean up some user strings:
  - Some tooltips end with a period, some do not. This has been
  - "You are using more than one display, move this dialog to the
    display you want to edit the settings for." This takes a lot of
    space and brings along a bit of redundancy. Changed to "Move this
    dialog to the display you want to edit the settings for."
  - "Other items" on the third tab, below removable devices: "devices"
    replaces "items".
    Thanks to Harald Judt for pointing these issues out.

* Remember the window size of the settings dialog
  - Patch written by Harald Judt.

* Fix segfault on session start
  - Patch written by Thaddaus Tintenfisch

* Miscellaneous bug fixes:
  - Iconview theme/gtkrc color/style issues resolved.
  - Issues with folder cover art not loading have been fixed.
  - Make xfdesktop-settings pluggable again (Bug 10714)
  - Update the wallpapers after user sets folder in the settings
  - Minimize grid resizes, it now won't recalculate icon positions
    if the grid size didn't actually change.
  - Memory leaks fixed.
  - Warnings that happened during runtime have been fixed.
  - Fix a crash when removing displays
  - Show add/remove workspace option is on by default

* Translation updates: Bulgarian (bg), Chinese (Taiwan) (zh_TW),
  Croatian (hr), Danish (da), German (de), English (Australia) (en_AU),
  French (fr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Korean (ko), Malay (ms),
  Russian (ru), Serbian (sr), Spanish (Castilian) (es), Thai (th)


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