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we finally did it, Sawfish 1.10 "Soundtropolis" is now available!
- Jose A. Ortega Ruiz
- everyone else who contributed to this release
- bugfixes in tabs / SawfishConfig and more
- tiling. Thanks to the awesome work done by Jose A. Ortega Ruiz Sawfish is now a stacking / tiling hybrid. The NEWS contains example configuration.
- sawfish.wm.prg: integration of external applications into Sawfish / SawfishConfig (trayer, xmobar, xmodmap, xsettingsd, xgamma, fehlstart, pancake), see docs/AUTOSTART for more information about them.
- compton integration. Thanks to fuchurs mind-reading capatibilities the compton compositing manager now neatly integrates with Sawfish / SawfishConfig, allowing you to change most options for compton directly from SawfishConfig.
For full NEWS see below and/or the NEWS file in the source tarball
You can find tarballs at
You can find Debian Packages (Debian, not Ubuntu) at
for both AMD64 and i386, built on Unstable.
Have Fun testing the new features! Feel free to report any issues or just to trip out about the new awesomeness in Sawfish. :]
1.10 "Soundtropolis" ==================== * Updated or New dependencies - PangoX: no longer required * Bug Fixes - Always rebuild the list of marked windows in tabs when closing a marked window. [fuchur] - In 'sawfish-config' fix the 'make-choice-item' to properly support settings for the 'Crux' theme. [Vedat Hallac] - Only allow a window to be tabbed, if the parent window's framestyle has support for tabs. (Note that in Sawfish different windows can have different framestyles) [fuchur] - 'window-ops-menu' was still calling 'resize-window-to-dimension' that didn't exist anymore since Sawfish 1.7. Use 'resize-window-prompt' instead. [Christopher Bratusek] - Make "Sawfish Rootmenu" label an insensitive menu-item, so that clicking it while the root-menu pops up doesn't make the menu disappear immediately. [Christopher Bratusek] - In SawfishConfig you can select different cursor shapes for different buttons. Some of the definitions have been wrong and could crash Sawfish when choosing them. This is fixed now. [fuchur] - When a windows 'max-width' or 'max-height' would exceed 32767 (X11's maximum) it would result in odd window-behaviour (for example: no maximization button), this is fixed by capping the value at 32767. Originally reported with Firefox and Thunderbird 17.0 [Michael Panteleit] - Fixed grabbing key-bindings in SawfishConfig. [Christopher Bratusek] - Fixed non-working '$height-content' and '$width-content' in the mxflat theme [Robert Zenz] - Fixed remembering all window properties after switching workspaces [fuchur] * New Features - Tiling. [Jose A. Ortega Ruiz] [Christopher Bratusek] here are still minor hickups, but both 'tall-tile' and 'col-tile' are working (see also 'lisp/sawfish/wm/tile/readme.org'): 'tall-tile': one big (master) window on the left, small windows on the right 'col-tile': tile windows as columns (recommended for multi-head configurations) ;; Example Tiling configuration in Sawfish's resource file (require 'sawfish.wm.tile.tile) (tall-tiling 0 #:width 1.75 #:top 0 #:bottom 0 #:gap 3 #:max 3 #:right nil #:resize t) (col-tiling 0 #:top 0 #:bottom 0 #:gap 3 #:cols 3 #:resize t) (bind-keys global-keymap "C-S-KP_Add" 'increase-max-windows "C-S-KP_Subtract" 'decrease-max-windows "C-M-KP_Add" 'increase-cols "C-M-KP_Subtract" 'decrease-cols "C-M-Right" 'tall-rotate-right "C-M-Left" 'tall-rotate-left "C-F11" 'next-tiling) - Added full compton integration (including autostarting compton with Sawfish). Compton is a fork of xcompmgr with many bug fixes and many improvements compared to the original. Using 'sawfish-config' it is also possible to change most compton options directly from within Sawfish. [fuchur] - Make 'focus-when-mapped' window-matcher chooseable from 'never 'maybe and 'always. 'never is suggested for KDE users to be applied to Plasma in order to prevent notification popups to take focus from currently active window (and possibly loosing keyboard input) [fuchur] - Completeley revised 'resize-window-prompt'. Now display window's name and old width (respectively old height) when prompt for new values. Shows an information, if one of the given values is not actually a number. [Christopher Bratusek] - External Application modules. Those modules allow handling, setting-up and starting external applications during a sawfish session. See 'doc/AUTOSTART' for additional notes on them. ++ 'trayer' module. Handles a 'trayer' (a system-tray) instance during a sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'xmobar' module. Handles a 'xmobar' (an on-screen, very flexible bar, monitoring whatever you like) instance during a sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'xmodmap' module. Allows reading '~/.Xmodmap' on startup of Sawfish. Useful only if using Sawfish standalone without a session-manager that already does this. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'xsettingsd' module. Handles a 'xsettingsd' (a daemon implementing XSettings to provide GTK+2 application with information like what theme to use))instance during a sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'xgamma' module. Allows changing display's gamma settings on startup of Sawfish. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'fehlstart' module. Handles a 'fehlstart' (a simple, but yet flexible application launcher) instance during a sawfish session. [Christopher Bratusek] ++ 'pancake' module. Handles a 'pancake' (a simple desktop panel with pager, window-list, taskbar, tray) instance during a sawfish session [Christopher Bratusek] - Added 'force-tab' window-matcher, forcing a window to be tabbed. [fuchur] - Added 'window-type' window-matcher. This allows you to change the '_NET_WM_TYPE' of a window. Specifications explicitly state that the client (Sawfish in this case) is not allowed to do so. Still, we provide this ability in case of bogus applications and testing purposes, it is neither desired nor required for normal work. [fuchur] - Added 'tab-group-windows-hook', triggered when changing or creating a tabgroup, returning all windows contained in the current tabgroup. [fuchur] * Removed Features - Removed 'sawfish.wm.ext.expose' in favour of much more advanced tiling-functions. [Christopher Bratusek] * Miscellaneous Changes - Updated 'Elberg-tabbed' and 'gradient-tabbed' for tab-system as of Sawfish 1.9.1 [fuchur] - Wallpaper setter now has an option for setting wallpaper on startup. Image widget is now more robust. [Christopher Bratusek] - Improved default keymap for 'titlebar' and 'tabbar'. [fuchur] - Revived 'decorate-transients', 'menus-include-shortcuts' and 'customize-show-symbols' defcustoms. These options are now adjustable from 'sawfish-config' again. [Christopher Bratusek] - Give the 'root-window' the property ''WINDOW_MANAGER' on startup with value 'sawfish'. [Christopher Bratusek] - Updated 'ru' and 'pt_BR' translations via transifex.