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Fluxbox 1.3.7 - Bam! Zero Bugs!!11!

To release 1.3.6 ~ a month ago was a great success: A lot of you, our users, who rarely run bleeding edge fluxbox.git, were confronted with what was hidden in the git repository for almost 2 years. Due to the lack of testing power there was no other way to get "massive" feedback. 1.3.6 generated the feedback we needed to make 1.3.7. There will be bugs, obviously, but we think 1.3.7 is in pretty good shape. Without further ado:... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-02-08

Fluxbox 1.3.6 - It's about time.

After a long long long time it's finally time to give the world a new release: 1.3.6. Many thanks to all the contributors who brought you:

Critical Bugfixes:

  • Clocktool problems
  • Rendering long text
  • Race condition on shutdown
  • Lost keypresses after workspace switch
  • Corruption of fbrun-history

Minor Bugfixes:

  • Resize and Move problems


  • 'ArrangeWindowsStack' action
  • Treat Windows with WM_CLASS == "DockApp" as DockApps... read more
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2015-01-06

Fluxbox 1.3.5 - Damn logic!

<p>A nasty, little bug went undiscovered into 1.3.3 and prevented the logic
commands from working. So, if you happen to use any of the logic commands
like 'if', 'and' or .. well .. 'or' in your keys-file: This is the release
that fixes that for you. Nothing else was added or fixed.</p>

<p>Sorry for the inconvinience!</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-13

Fluxbox 1.3.4 - bend physics back to reality

<p>New year, new release. Since the fluxbox-1.3.4 contained a few rather nasty
bugs (some have labeled it "unlucky release" :)), here is the 100% bug free
version you should use from now on. No more time holes, sorry folks.</p>


<li>Added 'LHalf' / 'RHalf' titlebar buttons</li>
<li>Added 'ClientPatternTest' command for testing clientpatterns via
<li>Added 'he_IL' translations</li>
</ul>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2013-02-10

The world did not end - let's release 1.3.3

<p>So, the world is still rotating around the sun and before our calendar hits
2013 we decided to release a new stable version of fluxbox. This is mostly
a bugfix release.</p>


<li>Added 'NearestCorner', 'NearestEdge' and 'NearestCornerOrEdge' resize methods</li>
<li>Added percentage values for commands such as ResizeWindow</li>
<li>Added style ressources 'menu.hilite.font', 'menu.hilite.justify'</li>
<li>Added 'OnTab' modifier for keys file</li>
<li>Added _MOTIF_WM_INFO atom to advertise motif capabilities</li>
<li>Added 'fullscreen', 'maximizedhorizontal', 'maximizedvertical' tests to client patterns</li>
<li>Added option to revert focus to previous window only on current head in a multi-monitor setup</li>
<li>Rewrite of FbTk::TextureRenderer (simpler code)</li>
<li>Improved building on Microsoft Windows</li>
</ul>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2012-12-30

Short and sweet and to the point: 1.3.2

<p>Today the fluxbox team is very happy to announce a new release of fluxbox 1.3.2</p>

<p>After a very successful participation in GSOC2011 (we will report more soonish)
and right before we are starting our (slow turning, point taken) engines to
integrate the result of the two GSOC2011 projects into the main line (which might
be a bit bumpy), we wanted something more stable for you.</p>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2011-10-30

GSOC2011... fluxbox participates!

<p><img alt="GSOC Logo" src="http://fluxbox.org/news/GSOC_2011.png" /></p>

<p>Your beloved and trusted windowmanager got accepted as a mentoring
organization on the <a href="http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/program/home/google/gsoc2011">Google-Summer of Code</a>. For those of you
living under a rock, I will briefly describe the general idea of

<pre><code>You work fulltime on a fluxbox related project over the summer
and get paid by Google. Yes, paid. Money.
</code></pre>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2011-03-20

Just as promised... 1.3.1!

<p>Getting the 1.3.0 out of the door brought up some hidden bugs, we tried
hard to catch most of them in the last week. Since that went very well,
we have a new release for you:</p>

<p>Critical Bugfixes:</p>

<li>Fix for not hiding submenus if menuDelay is set.</li>
<li>Fix crash when moving transient windows (Dialogs) between Workspaces,
<li>Fix crash when SystemTray was rotated 90/270 degree, #3188223.</li>
<li>Fix potential crash when gettting an UnmapEvent before a FocusEvent.</li>
<li>Fix potential crash on accessing NULL-pointer.</li>
</ul>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2011-02-27

You didn't see that coming, did you?

<p>Fluxbox 1.3 has arrived! A long long long time is over, and we finally
decided to make a release.</p>

<li>Added support for bidirectional text, #2801836.</li>
<li>Allow to override 'Focus New Windows' via .fluxbox/apps</li>
<li>New actions:
<li>New 'MoveN' and 'ClickN' action support for keys file</li>
<li>New focus model 'StrictMouseFocus'. This will affect focus when
closing, moving, lowering windows, changing desktops, etc, whereas the
'MouseFocus' model will only change focus when you move the mouse.</li>
<li>New "background: unset" property for use in overlays.</li>
<li>Allowing relative paths for background images in style files.</li>
<li>Allowing matching screen number in ClientPattern.</li>
<li>Removed rootcommand from init, as fbsetbg is run automatically nowadays.</li>
<li>Removed line style resources from init file.</li>
</ul>... read more

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2011-02-19


<p>As announced, we have started a new development cycle. So, it is time for <br />a new release: 1.1.1. It fixes some important issues discovered since the <br />last release. Go and grab it from the usual place and &#8230; happy fluxboxing!</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2008-09-19

New Development Release 1.1.0

<p>This is the first release of the new development release cycle.<br />A lot has happened since 1.0.0 so check out all the new features in the <span class="caps">NEWS</span><br />file.</p>

&lt;p style="padding-left: 1em; padding-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://fluxbox.org/download/"&gt;http://fluxbox.org/download/&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt; [link](http://fluxbox.org/news/all.php#1220551971)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2008-09-04

New Website

<p>In case you can&#8217;t tell, we have a new website. Huzzah!</p>

&lt;p&gt;If you need some of the old content, go over to&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p style="padding-left: 1em; padding-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://old.fluxbox.org"&gt;http://old.fluxbox.org&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Many thanks fly over to famous &lt;a href="http://tenr.de"&gt;tenner&lt;/a&gt; who&lt;br /&gt;made the redesign.&lt;/p&gt; [link](http://fluxbox.org/news/all.php#1210829385)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2008-05-15

A xmas gi(f)t

<p>The fluxbox team has decided to switch over to <a href="http://git.or.cz/">git</a> <br />for version control. You can surf the official repository at</p>

&lt;p style="padding-left: 1em; padding-right: 1em;"&gt;&lt;a href="http://git.fluxbox.org/"&gt;http://git.fluxbox.org&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;and can grab your own copy of the whole project by cloning it via&lt;/p&gt;... [read more](/p/fluxbox/news/2007/12/a-xmas-gift/)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2007-12-26

fbdesk 1.4.1

<p>A new fbdesk release. This release fixes the flickering issue with the <br />latest fluxbox release and parsing of the icon file. </p>

&lt;p&gt;Check it out &lt;a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/fbdesk/"&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt; [link](http://fluxbox.org/news/all.php#1192132800)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2007-10-11

Fluxbox 1.0.0 Released!

Fluxbox is a X11 windowmanager build for speed and flexibility.

Finally a new stable release! After almost four and a half years with 0.9.x releases we finally got to 1.0.0!

This release includes a lot of bugfixes, new styles, updated language support, better shaped corners and much more. See:

http://www.fluxbox.org for more information.

Posted by Henrik Kinnunen 2007-10-09

Fluxbox 1.0.0

<p>A new stable release! Finally after almost four and a half years with<br />0.9.x release we got to 1.0.0! This release includes a lot of bugfixes,<br />new styles, updated language support, better shaped corners and much more.</p>

&lt;p style="padding-left: 1em; padding-right: 1em;"&gt;Grab it &lt;a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/download/"&gt;here\!&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;... [read more](/p/fluxbox/news/2007/10/fluxbox-100/)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2007-10-08

Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 3

<p>This release has lots of new feature and lots of bug fixes.<br />More extended window manager hints support, support for mouse buttons in keys file,<br />language updates and much more. See ChangeLog and <span class="caps">NEWS</span> file more details. <br /><br />Download and info <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">here</a>.<br /><br /><br />This is the final release candidate, the next release will be 1.0.0 stable! So please<br />help us and report the <a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=35398&amp;atid=413960">Bugs</a> you find in this release.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2007-03-20

Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 2

<p>With numerous fixes and improvements from the first RC. Please work it out<br />hard and let us know about any <a href="https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=35398&amp;atid=413960">Bugs</a>. You can find news on the changes<br />in <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">the usual place</a>, and download from the <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/download.php">Downloads</a> page.<br /><br /><b>UPDATE</b>: There were some crashes on startup reported on Solaris and FreeBSD. Please <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/download/patches/fluxbox.fix_iconvmenu_crash.patch">use this patch</a> to resolve them.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-07-03

A new developer to the team!

<p>We would like to welcome Mark Tiefenbruck to the development team. He<br />has been around and contributing useful bug fixes and features for a<br />while now. You might know him from such patches as&#8230; key modes and toggle<br />items, plus many other welcome fixes and improvements.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-06-14

New Release: 1.0rc !

<p>1.0 release candidate is finally here! Check out news <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">here</a>.</p>

&lt;p&gt;Download it &lt;a href="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-1.0rc.tar.bz2"&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;This release has better support for EWMH:docs/ewmh-support.html and UTF-8.&lt;br /&gt;It also includes the old external tabs\!&lt;/p&gt;... [read more](/p/fluxbox/news/2006/06/new-release-10rc-/)
Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-06-13

1.0rc released!

Release candidate for 1.0.0.
Includes better support for UTF-8, ewmh, internal and external tabs and much much more. See www.fluxbox.org for more information.

Posted by Henrik Kinnunen 2006-06-13

New Release:

<p>New bugfix version <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php"></a> of Fluxbox! Check out the changes <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">here</a>.<br />Most notably, this improves friendliness of handling the background image.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-04-04

New FbDesk version 1.4.0 !

<p>Check it out <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/fbdesk/index.php">here!</a></p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-03-27

New Release: 0.9.15

<p>New version <a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">0.9.15</a> of Fluxbox! Check out the changes<br /><a href="http://fluxbox.org/news/version-0.9.php">here</a>. We are getting one step closer to 1.0 release.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-03-22

Window Manager of the Year!

<p><a href="http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=409027">2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award </a><br />Thanks to all fluxbox users out there.</p> link

Posted by SourceForge Robot 2006-03-10