Awn

Awn 0.3.2

Last release in the 0.2 series with all implemented features and bug fixes since 0.2.6 release.
The Avant Window Navigator (Awn) team would like to announce the release of version 0.3.2. This represents a year's worth of bugfixes and performance improvements. Note that the 0.2.8 release was cancelled, due to lack of developer interest. Our next major release, 0.4.0, will be a complete rewrite of the dock and applet API.

Avant Window Navigator is a dock for the Free Desktop which shows your launchers and open applications. It also contains support for extensions, via plugins for third-party applications, which communicate with the dock with DBus, and via applets, which allows for workspace switchers, system trays, clocks, etc., to be embedded in the dock. These applets can be written in C, Vala, or Python.

Awn currently requires compositing support in order to run. Window managers which support compositing include (but are not limited to) Metacity (part of GNOME), Xfwm4 (part of Xfce), KWin (part of KDE4.x), and Compiz. There are also standalone compositing managers, for window managers without support built-in: Cairo Compositing Manager and xcompmgr.

Milestone information

Project:
Awn
Series:
0.2
Version:
0.3.2
Released:
2009-02-09  
Registrant:
Julien Lavergne
Release registered:
2009-02-09
Active:
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1 Julien Lavergne, 8 Mark Lee, 12 Michal Hruby, 8 haytjes, 4 moonbeam
Blueprints:
2 Implemented
Bugs:
2 Won't Fix, 41 Fix Released

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Release notes 

For Users:

    * We have made it easier to enable Awn to run when you log into your desktop - there is an "Automatically start Awn on login" option.
    * If you start Awn without a compositing manager present, a pop-up dialog will appear informing you that compositing is not currently enabled.
    * Most applet icons can now be customized by dragging and dropping an icon onto the applet in question. Note that this does not apply to tasks.
    * Better compatibility with Metacity.

For Packagers:

    * The (optional) Vala version dependency has been bumped to 0.5.4.
    * The location of the applet metadata files has changed, at the request of Debian. We have included a script (awn-applets-migration) which will migrate users' settings to point to the new location.

For Applet Developers:

    * You can now use cairo contexts/surfaces to paint text/images to AppletSimple-based applets.
    * There is now a standardized applet context menu API.
    * Advanced custom icon support via AwnIcons (see <https://blueprints.launchpad.net/awn/+spec/awn-icons>)

Known Issues (these will probably be fixed in 0.4.0):

    * Keyfile-based config is unstable. It works for the developer who wrote it well enough, but the GConf backend is currently the most stable configuration backend.
    * Autohide is still buggy.
    * Awn does not handle multiple screens very well.
    * You cannot move the dock to any other edge of the screen. It is currently fixed to the bottom.

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2 blueprints and 43 bugs targeted

Blueprint Priority Assignee Delivery
Awn Icons Awn Icons 3 Medium moonbeam  11 Implemented
Hide AWN without compositing Hide AWN without compositing 2 Low   11 Implemented
Bug report Importance Assignee Status
193623 #193623 When AWN crashes, everything it launched dies 5 Low   4 Won't Fix
241558 #241558 Add "expand bar" option to awn-manager 6 Wishlist   4 Won't Fix
194018 #194018 Error: Failed to execute child process 2 Critical Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
145722 #145722 Program Icon on Taskbar should migrate with window when moved to another desktop (3d desktop) 3 High haytjes  10 Fix Released
148415 #148415 Minimize and Restore in tasklist frequently, made the icon "switched" to the rightmost 3 High haytjes  10 Fix Released
226390 #226390 Adding a new launcher from awn-manager requires a restart to see it in the dock 3 High   10 Fix Released
234032 #234032 Fedora 9: clicking on an active application located on another workspace has no effect 3 High   10 Fix Released
275884 #275884 Initial launcher misbehaving 3 High Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
283345 #283345 non-composite dialog should be configurable 3 High haytjes  10 Fix Released
315615 #315615 Search in the awn-manager applet list doesnt work 3 High haytjes  10 Fix Released
159490 #159490 Make framerate configurable 4 Medium moonbeam  10 Fix Released
176923 #176923 global themes 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
196323 #196323 awn-manager crashed with Restarting AWN usually solves this issue in setup_chooser() 4 Medium   10 Fix Released
205143 #205143 avant-window-navigator crashed with SIGSEGV in pthread_mutex_lock() 4 Medium Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
216143 #216143 Does not build without gconf (bzr-latest, gentoo) 4 Medium Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
226488 #226488 Two Launcher/Taskmanager applets causes Awn to disappear or display abnormally 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
256746 #256746 Launcer/Taskbar Applet Does Not Refresh 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
258814 #258814 Media Player Applet ask sometime for changing icon 4 Medium moonbeam  10 Fix Released
258960 #258960 Task matching: awn-manager turns into awn itself 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
284890 #284890 awn crashing on too many windows gdk_pixbuf_flip 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
297271 #297271 typo on "<b>Bar behaviour</b>" in Korean 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
321802 #321802 Update Vala bindings to accommodate Vala 0.5.6 4 Medium Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
324237 #324237 Untranslatable string in awnManager.py 4 Medium Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
136675 #136675 white names when the progarm name is too long 5 Low   10 Fix Released
191981 #191981 non-library files shouldn't be installed in the libdir 5 Low Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
205674 #205674 icons not symmetrically placed when bar is at > 0.5 5 Low haytjes  10 Fix Released
222295 #222295 HTML Tag Error in Preferences's General Tab 5 Low   10 Fix Released
235027 #235027 awn-manager option to startup on boot/login 5 Low   10 Fix Released
254536 #254536 Editing Launchers in awn-manager creates duplicates 5 Low Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
257117 #257117 Can't change icon of laucher in properties - OK does nothing 5 Low haytjes  10 Fix Released
276734 #276734 Icons located wrong after switching to new resolution 5 Low   10 Fix Released
306364 #306364 "Auto start" and "tasks have arrows" are linked in awn-manager-trunk 5 Low haytjes  10 Fix Released
311160 #311160 awn crashes 5 Low Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
312960 #312960 intltool-0.40.5 is stricter, causing a build failure in po/ 5 Low Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
318674 #318674 awn-manager quit if /usr/share/avant-window-navigator/themes folder is missing 5 Low Julien Lavergne  10 Fix Released
320095 #320095 Error Dialog does not say it is from AWN 5 Low   10 Fix Released
326696 #326696 Small improvements in glade files of awn-manager 5 Low Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
134335 #134335 Cannot revert to the original theme. 6 Wishlist Michal Hruby  10 Fix Released
163178 #163178 make version (release and/or bzr revno) available to users 6 Wishlist Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
223107 #223107 Dragging and hovering over a task should display the appropriate window 6 Wishlist haytjes  10 Fix Released
251301 #251301 [patch] offset for reflections 6 Wishlist moonbeam  10 Fix Released
252642 #252642 [patch] shadows for icons 6 Wishlist   10 Fix Released
307576 #307576 [patch] Use g_timeout_add_seconds when possible 6 Wishlist Mark Lee  10 Fix Released
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