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Fluxbox 1.3.5 - Damn logic!Wed Feb 13 10:12:37 UTC 2013
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.
Sorry for the inconvinience!
Fluxbox 1.3.4 - bend physics back to realitySun Feb 10 16:34:13 UTC 2013
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.
- Added 'LHalf' / 'RHalf' titlebar buttons
- Added 'ClientPatternTest' command for testing clientpatterns via fluxbox-remote
- Added 'he_IL' translations
Critical Bugfixes in 1.3.4:
- All timer based problems are fixed now
- Fixed integer overflows for some gradient textures
- Fixed compile issue on MacOS
- Correct renderinger of 'sunken' textures
- Move windows without the lagging-behind-effect on slower machines
- Improved color brightening in textures
- Memory and other code improvements in texture rendering code
- Fix build-system issues
The world did not end - let's release 1.3.3Sun Dec 30 20:01:41 UTC 2012
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.
- Added 'NearestCorner', 'NearestEdge' and 'NearestCornerOrEdge' resize methods
- Added percentage values for commands such as ResizeWindow
- Added style ressources 'menu.hilite.font', 'menu.hilite.justify'
- Added 'OnTab' modifier for keys file
- Added _MOTIF_WM_INFO atom to advertise motif capabilities
- Added 'fullscreen', 'maximizedhorizontal', 'maximizedvertical' tests to client patterns
- Added option to revert focus to previous window only on current head in a multi-monitor setup
- Rewrite of FbTk::TextureRenderer (simpler code)
- Improved building on Microsoft Windows
- Use of monotonic increasing clock for timer, not affected by leap seconds etc.
- Fixed placement off transient windows in a multi-monitor setup with 'holes'
- Fixed usage of '~' as part of style filenames
- Replaced (deprecated) XKeycodeToKeysym() with XkbKeycodeToKeysym()
- Improved vertical alignment of text in decorations
- Fixed compiler and code style issues
- Updated italian translations
Happy fluxboxing, great health, luck and everything else for 2013!
Short and sweet and to the point: 1.3.2Sun Oct 30 09:33:50 UTC 2011
Today the fluxbox team is very happy to announce a new release of fluxbox 1.3.2
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.
Both Pavel and Gediminas, our GSOC2011 participants, contributed to this release all over the place. Most notably, Gediminas added ARGB32 visuals to fluxbox (so, yes, your cairo-dock now looks awesome again). And Gediminas cleaned up some gory old code mess and fixed some crashes along the road.
So, happy release and happy fluxboxing!
GSOC2011... fluxbox participates!Sun Mar 20 11:45:08 UTC 2011
Your beloved and trusted windowmanager got accepted as a mentoring organization on the Google-Summer of Code. For those of you living under a rock, I will briefly describe the general idea of GSOC:
You work fulltime on a fluxbox related project over the summer and get paid by Google. Yes, paid. Money.
At the moment we are working on filling out some related paper work (eg, application templates), but you can have a look at some project ideas we have. You can read more about the next steps for you and us at Google's blog.
This is the first time we tried to become part of SOC and we are very happy to see this happen.
Just as promised... 1.3.1!Sun Feb 27 18:00:54 UTC 2011
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:
- Fix for not hiding submenus if menuDelay is set.
- Fix crash when moving transient windows (Dialogs) between Workspaces, #3088856.
- Fix crash when SystemTray was rotated 90/270 degree, #3188223.
- Fix potential crash when gettting an UnmapEvent before a FocusEvent.
- Fix potential crash on accessing NULL-pointer.
- Fix wrong width calculation of Systemtray, #3150939.
- Fix initial placement of WindowMenu, #2731524.
- Fix incorrectly shown alpha values in Menus, #3187373.
- Fix render 'sunken' Textures correctly.
Personal note from Mathias: This is the first time 'fluxgen' was not able to get this release out of the door himself. He has injured himself by trying something a real hacker should never be allowed: Leave the keyboard. So, best whishes from here towards Henrik!
You didn't see that coming, did you?Sat Feb 19 18:50:02 UTC 2011
Fluxbox 1.3 has arrived! A long long long time is over, and we finally decided to make a release.
- Added support for bidirectional text, #2801836.
- Allow to override 'Focus New Windows' via .fluxbox/apps
- New actions:
- New 'MoveN' and 'ClickN' action support for keys file
- 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.
- New "background: unset" property for use in overlays.
- Allowing relative paths for background images in style files.
- Allowing matching screen number in ClientPattern.
- Removed rootcommand from init, as fbsetbg is run automatically nowadays.
- Removed line style resources from init file.
In any case, we hope to get more into the 'flux' way of doing things, aka release early and often. So, have fun with this release.
Personal note from Mathias: This one is dedicated to the first official 'fluxbaby' on the planet: my daughter Karo, born on 6th of November 2010. Which is, btw, the birthday of Henrik as well :)
kaCHUNK!Fri Sep 19 05:24:52 UTC 2008
As announced, we have started a new development cycle. So, it is time for
a new release: 1.1.1. It fixes some important issues discovered since the
last release. Go and grab it from the usual place and … happy fluxboxing!
New Development Release 1.1.0Thu Sep 04 18:12:51 UTC 2008
This is the first release of the new development release cycle.
A lot has happened since 1.0.0 so check out all the new features in the NEWS
New WebsiteThu May 15 05:29:45 UTC 2008
In case you can’t tell, we have a new website. Huzzah!
If you need some of the old content, go over to
Many thanks fly over to famous tenner who
made the redesign.
A xmas gi(f)tWed Dec 26 12:36:00 UTC 2007
The fluxbox team has decided to switch over to git
for version control. You can surf the official repository at
and can grab your own copy of the whole project by cloning it via
git clone git://git.fluxbox.org/fluxbox.git fluxbox.git
We hope to bring up a new version of the homepage soonish (planning first
month of the next year). Aside from all this “meta” stuff Mark did
an excellent job by hunting down lots of bugs while the rest of the crew
is a bit busy with real life jobs, so the team wants to send a big hug
over to Mark :)
For the rest of you: we wish you a good time with your family and a happy
fbdesk 1.4.1Thu Oct 11 20:00:00 UTC 2007
A new fbdesk release. This release fixes the flickering issue with the
latest fluxbox release and parsing of the icon file.
Check it out here.
Fluxbox 1.0.0Mon Oct 08 21:00:00 UTC 2007
A new stable release! Finally after almost four and a half years with
0.9.x release we got to 1.0.0! This release includes a lot of bugfixes,
new styles, updated language support, better shaped corners and much more.
Grab it here!
More info about the release here
We will soon update the entire webpage, so stay tuned!
Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 3Tue Mar 20 19:55:00 UTC 2007
This release has lots of new feature and lots of bug fixes.
More extended window manager hints support, support for mouse buttons in keys file,
language updates and much more. See ChangeLog and NEWS file more details.
Download and info here.
This is the final release candidate, the next release will be 1.0.0 stable! So please
help us and report the Bugs you find in this release.
Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 2Mon Jul 03 05:23:00 UTC 2006
With numerous fixes and improvements from the first RC. Please work it out
hard and let us know about any Bugs. You can find news on the changes
in the usual place, and download from the Downloads page.
UPDATE: There were some crashes on startup reported on Solaris and FreeBSD. Please use this patch to resolve them.
A new developer to the team!Wed Jun 14 08:03:00 UTC 2006
We would like to welcome Mark Tiefenbruck to the development team. He
has been around and contributing useful bug fixes and features for a
while now. You might know him from such patches as… key modes and toggle
items, plus many other welcome fixes and improvements.
New Release: 1.0rc !Tue Jun 13 20:19:00 UTC 2006
1.0 release candidate is finally here! Check out news here.
Download it here.
This release has better support for EWMH:docs/ewmh-support.html and UTF-8.
It also includes the old external tabs!
Before next release we need people to help us with translation. We also
need people to report bugs and other issues with the changed setup. Do
not forget to include language setting, OS and distribution in the report.
New Release: 0.9.15.1Tue Apr 04 21:41:00 UTC 2006
New FbDesk version 1.4.0 !Mon Mar 27 20:34:00 UTC 2006
Check it out here!
New Release: 0.9.15Wed Mar 22 23:00:00 UTC 2006
Window Manager of the Year!Fri Mar 10 17:21:00 UTC 2006
2005 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Award
Thanks to all fluxbox users out there.
Happy X-Mas!Sat Dec 24 22:58:00 UTC 2005
The whole fluxbox-team wishes all of you out there a nice, calm and peaceful xmas.
Wiki for the MassesWed Nov 09 09:31:00 UTC 2005
The friendly folks at http://fluxbox-wiki.org started a Wiki to bring together all the Howtos and unanswered questions in one place controlled by the users .. well .. YOU :) . Have fun with it and happy fluxboxing!
Official Fluxbox Merchandise!Fri Sep 23 20:46:00 UTC 2005
Ever wanted to show your sympathy with fluxbox on a conference or need a present for your geekish Friend?
Well, our new shop is open:
With every item you order you’ll support the team a bit.
The international site for fluxbox shop is now open. Non-EU users can now
shop for fluxbox merchandise!
New Release: 0.9.14Thu Sep 15 00:54:00 UTC 2005
Fluxbox at LUGParanaConfFri Aug 26 07:37:00 UTC 2005
On 17th september there will be the 1st conference about free software in the city of Parana, Argentina. The LUGParanaConf is organized by LUGParana (www.lugparana.com.ar). At the conference Guillermo Patterer will speak about Fluxbox in one of the sessions. It will be orientated towards beginners and intermediate users, going from installation to configuration of Fluxbox. To read more about LUGParanaConf visit conf.lugparana.com.ar, everyone is invited to step by.
The Fluxbox-Team sends best wishes and good luck to the fluxboxlovers of argentina … we are looking forward to see some pictures from that conference :) Happy Fluxboxing!
New Release: 0.9.13Fri May 13 14:06:00 UTC 2005
The Fluxbox-Team is very proud and happy to announce the release of 0.9.13 ... just in time for friday the 13th :) We put a lot of effort into this release to make it the most stable and fastest fluxbox so far, check for yourself. We have closed many bugs, added some features and ripped out some slow things. Have fun to try it out.
Styles for the MassesFri May 13 13:30:00 UTC 2005
For those of you who are always searching for the best style for fluxbox
maybe these two sites are pretty interesting:
... you fancy l337 h4×0rs out there :)
Current ActivitiesFri Apr 22 10:24:00 UTC 2005
No, we are not dead :) Behind the scenes we are hunting those ugly, nasty
little hobits ….. aeh … BUGS and add some new features, eg there might
be Type-Ahead for the menu
pretty soon. Another idea already tested by some brave folks from
\#fluxbox is the CommandTool,
kind of fluxbox-commandline for the toolbar. Simon is currently busy with bringing fluxbox’s hunger
for memory down, still some issues to solve but it looks very promising so far.
Our little fbot has a new home: core.fluxbox.org,
big thanx to 'car’ who 'gave’ us that box. I made some WebButtons
you can freeely use to show the world that you are a fluxboxer :)
And maybe there are some more things coming up, running secretly behind the scenes … stay tuned!
Happy Fluxboxing :)
Window Manager of the Year!Wed Mar 02 07:41:00 UTC 2005 Henrik
Development release v0.9.12!Tue Jan 18 00:09:00 UTC 2005
A new development release is available with new features
and bugfixes. Worth noting is the new (optional) imlib2 support – compile with
--enable-imlib2 for support for
Check it out here.
Writing a new fluxbox - manpageFri Jan 14 06:45:00 UTC 2005
as many of you know (or not): The current manpage of fluxbox is a bit
behind whats currently inside fluxbox and thus, it needs a
facelifting, refreshing and shiny new colors. Curt Micol, widely known
as Asenchi, has started a tiny subproject, called “newfluxman”:
Thats actually what he has written so far. We (the fluxboxteam) would
like to encourage anyone of you, who is interested in contributing to
that new manpage, to write ideas, thoughts, sections and whatnot to
<asenchi [ta] asenchi [tod] com>
Cheers and happy fluxboxing!
italian documentationTue Jan 04 06:22:00 UTC 2005
Thanks to Andrea Franchi, is finished. html online
Happy X-Mas 2004Fri Dec 24 09:25:00 UTC 2004
The fluxbox-team wants to send out best xmas-wishes to all the fluxers around,
may your presents be as l33t as wanted :) Have a nice and wonderful time.
documentationFri Dec 17 14:44:00 UTC 2004
Thanks to Colville Mei, documentation in simplified
chinese is finished, the html is online.
Greek is on the way.
Saint Nicholas was there ...Wed Dec 08 10:31:00 UTC 2004
and brought us all a present. Those of you who were good kids in the past
and put a clean boot out of the front door
already have it. But has he saw how many of you just forgot to put clean
boots out he decided to give it to all of you:
It includes many, many bugfixes and some new features .. so go and get it
quick :) Cheers,
documentationMon Nov 29 14:04:00 UTC 2004
Thanks to Colville Mei, documentation in
is (partially) added. Proofreading of any documentation is appreciated very much.
Repository is moved.Mon Nov 15 22:53:00 UTC 2004
The move is done, “maybe” some minor reordering will be done. Anyway, you can surf the repository
To read more about Subversion itself, consult either http://subversion.tigris.org or the svn-book.
Repository ChangesMon Nov 15 17:42:00 UTC 2004
At the moment we are moving the our cvs-repository from sourceforge.net to
a subversion based repository at berlios.de. We are doing this for
- subversion is a pretty nice cvs-replacement with several advantages
- recurring problems with the cvs-repository hosted on sf.net
- anonymous cvs is hours behind developer cvs
The fluxbox.org site will remain hosted at sf.net along with the
bugtracker, only the cvs-repository will be moving.
For those that may be afraid of learning yet another tool, we believe you
will find Subversion to be similar to cvs in usage considering the interface,
but faster and friendlier as a whole.
Thank you for your patience in this move.
Icons in menu?Sun Sep 19 11:48:00 UTC 2004
Mark Brier asks on fluxbox-users mailing list:
I’m using fluxbox-0.9.10-r2 and boy does it look good! What I’d like to
know, is how to use icons in the menu. It would seem that you create
~/.fluxbox/icons and put .xpm icons into that folder named aterm.xpm,
This doesn’t work out-of-the-box, and someone on forums.gentoo.org
mentioned that the icon needs to be referenced in the menu file.
Does anyone know the syntax for this?
Read the answers here.
Development release v0.9.10!Wed Sep 01 10:19:00 UTC 2004
A new development release is available with new features
Check it out here.
New developerWed Aug 25 10:14:00 UTC 2004
The Fluxbox Team would like to welcome Mathias Gumz to the development team.
Mathias Gumz (aka akira) has been a long time fluxbox user and has been sending
a lot of feature/bugfix patches through the years, and we are happy to have him on the team.
Fluxbox 1000 days old!Tue Jun 08 14:31:00 UTC 2004
Just 2 days ago was 1000 days since Henrik first registered fluxbox as a
project on sourceforge. Cast your mind (or browser)
back to those early days when bbkeys was first integrated.
Haven’t we come a long way.
Well done Henrik, and all involved in its evolution along the way! We look forward
to version 1.0 Real Soon Now! :)
GCC 3.4 patchTue Apr 27 09:00:00 UTC 2004
patch to compile fluxbox 0.9.9 with gcc 3.4. Apply it in fluxbox-0.9.9
directory with: patch -p0 < fluxbox-0.9.9-gcc3.4.patch
Development release v0.9.9!Mon Apr 26 12:03:00 UTC 2004
A new development release is available with new features
Check it out here.
FbPagerSun Mar 28 22:30:00 UTC 2004
Nice pager for fluxbox: Fbpager
Window Manager of the Year!Sun Mar 28 22:25:00 UTC 2004 Henrik
Donate to the Fluxbox projectSun Jan 18 12:35:00 UTC 2004
Make a donation to the Fluxbox project:
Window Manager of the Year!Thu Jan 15 13:00:00 UTC 2004 Henrik
Development release v0.9.8!Thu Jan 15 12:55:00 UTC 2004
A new development release is available. This is primarily due to a fix
for a nasty memory leak in 0.9.7 (uses up lots of X memory).
A new feature is the transparent toolbar, along with a number of other
Check it out here.
Source code documentation updatedWed Jan 14 20:30:00 UTC 2004 Henrik
Development release v0.9.7!Sun Jan 04 10:50:00 UTC 2004
Time passes, and a new development release is available
here. New features include new
binding actions, the return of the “Send To” menu, extra configurability
options and some included pixmap styles. Bug fixes include the sloppy
focus dropping, and the mozilla focus bug. Enjoy!
Russian documentation uploaded "here":docbook/ru/html/.Sat Dec 27 11:15:00 UTC 2003
Development release v0.9.6!Mon Nov 17 05:15:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.6 of fluxbox is out with new features like configurable
toolbar tools, toolbar buttons (and theme items), new key commands, a
startup script to help out, nearest-quadrant resizing, and
of course bug fixes and optimisations.
Check it out here
Fluxbox and gnome-settings-daemon (SOLVED)Fri Nov 14 13:15:00 UTC 2003
As asked for in the news, I want to give you a hopefully helping answer.
I think what you mean is how to select a nice looking theme for gtk+(2)
without gnome 2. themes are everything about the look of gtk+.
There is a tool called Gtk Theme Switch. It’s website is
It works in the command line but also has a nice minimalistic GUI.
It is available as 'gtk-theme-switch’ debian package. In the testing and
the unstable branch, it is already up to date and capable of switching
gtk2 themes (command switch2 for this). in stable branch, there is an
older version only supporting gtk1.
If you want to do it yourself, you can edit the .gtkrc-2.0 file in your
home directory. it can be written like a theme file (every gtk theme is
a gtkrc file, most themes use a so called theme engine – the gtkrc
file tells to load the specific lib) and it can also have an include
command for the gtkrc of an installed theme. mine look like follows:# -- include "/usr/share/themes/ThinIce/gtk-2.0/gtkrc" # --
There IS another command available to load themes (telling only the name
without the path etc., i.e. “ThinIce”), but I can’t remember it now.
If you want to change stuff declared (or even not declared) in the
theme’s gtkrc without editing the theme (which could be overwritten on
updates etc) you can add this to your .gtkrc-2.0 after the include as
well. good thing for using another font…
Roman Meytin adds: You
If you use gentoo you can
You can also use 'qtconfig,’ which I believe comes with QT to perform
similar actions on QT/KDE applications.
Thanks all for the quick answers.
Fluxbox and gnome-settings-daemonSun Nov 09 19:49:00 UTC 2003
Torn asks: I was reading the fluxbox faq and found what I was looking for:
Q: Gtk2/Gnome2 applications look wired under Fluxbox, but they look ok
when gnome is started
A: Run gnome-settings-daemon when Fluxbox starts, eg. put this into your
Well, it works, but I’m using and enjoying fluxbox exactly because it
doesn’t require tons of libraries and tools I just don’t need. I want
just a bar and a menu, nothing less, nothing more.
I’m using debian, and installing gnome-control-center (which contains
the settings-daemon) requires me to install more then 30 other packages!
I was wondering if exists another tool like gnome-setting-daemon, or an
hack to simulate it, in order to get gtk2 apps look nice without
installing loads of unuseful things.
Thank you in advance, and keep on the good work, fluxbox rocks.
Good question indead, do you know such tool? If so please write me back.
Man page updateTue Oct 28 15:57:00 UTC 2003
Updated command section in manpage.
fbstyle: Fluxbox Style ValidatorTue Sep 30 12:44:00 UTC 2003
This is very nice tool for all theme authors outhere.
fbstyle will check
your theme and tell you if something is wrong with it. Right now I just
accept the text style file, but eventually it will take
a style tarball and will validate (checking the background image, and
pixmaps to make sure there aren’t any missing files. Sounds great, right?
New release of marbles-like Fluxbox icons.Tue Sep 30 12:26:00 UTC 2003 aleczapka
fluxbg (FLuxbox Background)Tue Sep 30 11:51:00 UTC 2003
fluxbox.vimTue Sep 30 11:49:00 UTC 2003
Good news to all vim & fluxbox fans. I found today vim’s syntax file for Fluxbox menu. Note: execute
:set syntax=fluxbox after you open fluxbox menu to apply syntax highlighting.
FAQ updated, new devel release FAQSun Sep 07 19:00:00 UTC 2003
Fluxbox on TechTV!Thu Sep 04 20:40:00 UTC 2003
Matt Olander writes:
Today Murray Stokely, the Chief Release Engineer for FreeBSD, and myself
did a FreeBSD vs. Linux 'shootout’ on the technology network TechTV,
on their most popular show, The Screen Savers.
The linux guys installed a typical KDE desktop but we wanted something
that looked a bit cooler and since I’ve been a Fluxbox user for
sometime, we demo’d Fluxbox as our windowmanager.
It was a HUGE hit and I’ve already gotten a ton of emails regarding
Fluxbox. Hopefully, you saw a spike in your website traffic today.
It will re-air on TechTV Wednesday, September 3rd, at 9am PST.
I don’t have a digital copy of the clip (yet!) but will probably have
one on our website soon.
Is it cool or what? :) Check the TechTV website. Thx Tobias for forwarding the email.
UPDATE 07.09: The TechTV clip can be found here (.rm – you need to get REALONE player to watch it).
UPDATE 10.09: Get .avi version here. Thx fabokzs for the link.
New goodies!Wed Sep 03 18:20:00 UTC 2003
I’ve updated our download page.
You can find there, propaganda (Fluxbox icons, logos, buttons, etc) and dotfiles (configurations files) sections.
If you want to submit your own dofiles or fluxbox graphics just drop me an email.
Thx Jouni Rinne for contributing marbles-like Fluxbox icons.
Development release v0.9.5!Wed Aug 27 23:40:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.5 of fluxbox is out with new features like improved iconbar, search path for theme pixmaps, configurable toolbar height, more theme items.
Check it out here
UPDATE: Because v0.9.5 had a few serious bugs v0.9.6 has been released.
#fluxbox statsThu Aug 21 14:30:00 UTC 2003
Thx ak|ra for the providing the statistics.
Doing Fluxbox themes made easyThu Aug 21 01:45:00 UTC 2003
Here you can find a full list of theme items (cvs version of fluxbox). Note: some items might change name or be removed.
Put some useful info onto your slitSun Aug 17 00:45:00 UTC 2003
I have a desktop machine (eternium) where I do some desktop stuff and a
server (genesis) where I do my usual server stuff…
The server has 2×350Mhz processors and this is kinda slow.. most of the
time I wait for compilcated, huge, bloated mysql queries to finish…
To solve it I have to come out with some faster/better alternatives of the
queries/php code, so I need to know what is the resources usage on my
I used to ran top (to check the processor/system usage) in some terminal
window connected to the server but this wouldn’t be so cool like having
such informations on fluxbox slit, right? ;)
Slit pager for FluxboxSat Aug 16 03:10:00 UTC 2003
Steve Cooper wrote
which is “a workspace pager dockapp, particularly useful with the Fluxbox
window manager”. Besides being just a pager, Fluxter allows per-workspace
wallpaper changing, looks
even cooler then bbpager and has other nice features. Check it out
You favourite window manager is counting on you!Wed Aug 13 16:29:00 UTC 2003
Tobias Klausmann wrote a letter on our mailing-list today:
“As some of you know, I’m the documentation maintainer of Fluxbox. This
includes the DocBook XML (or SGML) found on the official site in its
English version and a teeny bit of authorship on the man page.
Unfortunately, my day job has been silently taking larger and larger
chunks of my time. This has reached the point where I’m unable to deal
with the documentation in an appropriate way. For the last few weeks I
tried to get coordination of the international docs, the new docs for
the 0.9.x (and 1.x) series and a new facility for an online FAQ at least
marginally done, but failed at doing so.
While I really enjoyed working with the whole fluxbox team, both the
devel guys and the regulars of #fluxbox on Freenode, I feel that it’s
better if I hand off the doc-hat to someone else. If any of the people
here are willing to step in, mail me or Henrik (fluxgen) off-list and we’ll see how I can get you up to speed.
I will stay with you (you don’t get rid of me, apologies ;)) on IRC and
here on the mailinglists and I will donate bits and pieces of time.
Keep on rockin’,
Thanks Tobias for the great work he done on fluxbox documentation!
New theme for Fluxbox dev releaseThu Jul 31 23:37:00 UTC 2003
I finally finished working on the FIRST theme (previously known as TWO). It shows some new features of next generation of Fluxbox. You guys were pretty exited about it (me as well :). Download here and have fun.
Creating colorflavours of fluxboxstylesWed Jul 30 03:24:00 UTC 2003
Mathias Gumz has wrote a small and handy tool to create different colored flavours of a fluxbox-styles. With fbcolor you could create several variations of style in just a few minutes. Read example of usage and get it here.
The ultimate solution to artwiz fonts!Sun Jul 27 03:02:00 UTC 2003
I love artwiz fonts, and I was really disapointed I couldn’t use them with gtk2/kde3 apps anymore.
What did I do? Fixed them! :) Here you have screenshot running gnome-font-selector, Nautilus, MozillaFirebird and kcontrol with artwiz fonts displayed properly.
Read how to install and get fixed artwiz fonts here. Of cause they still work with Fluxbox (even when you have antialiasing on).
FluxGril!Fri Jul 25 04:11:00 UTC 2003
New toy for ya folks!Mon Jul 21 03:34:00 UTC 2003
Development release v0.9.4Thu Jul 10 17:00:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.4 of fluxbox is out with new features like keyboard navigation
in menus, rounded corners, _NET_WM_STRUT support and bug fixes. Check it
New Mailing listFri Jul 04 00:03:00 UTC 2003
Henrik has just created a new mailing-list – fluxbox-announce.
This is a moderated, low volume list for important announcements relating
to Fluxbox (like new releases). Note that the announcements will still go
to the -users
and -devel lists.
SuSe PackagesTue Jun 10 23:04:00 UTC 2003
Development release v0.9.3Tue Jun 10 15:00:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.3 of fluxbox is out with new features like xinerama support, randr support, transparent slit and bug fixes.
Check it out here
NetBSD Packages have arrived!Thu May 15 09:27:00 UTC 2003
Lubomir Sedlacik sends info about FluxBox NetBSD packages (binaries & pkgsrc) available for download. The NetBSD port maintainer is Jared McNeill. Thx Lubomir for the info and Jared for rolling them out.
Development release v0.9.2Thu May 08 21:08:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.2 of fluxbox is out with new features like pixmap theme support, directional focus movement, remember window hints and transparent menus.
Check it out here
Fluxbox on xwinman.orgMon Apr 28 07:36:00 UTC 2003
Don’t wait any longer and vote for Fluxbox now!
Development releaseThu Apr 17 00:02:00 UTC 2003
Version 0.9.1 of fluxbox is out with new features like embedded tabs, MRU (most recently used) window cycling and toolbar modes.
Check it out here
Road map availableSat Mar 22 04:55:00 UTC 2003
Ever wondered when the next release is planned? Or what will be in it?
Well, we’ve created a Road map that the developers will be aiming to
follow. You can find it in CVS, or even here
Fluxbox got into Slackware 9.0Thu Mar 20 07:51:00 UTC 2003
Good news for all Slackware and Fluxbox fans! As Slackware’s Changelog says:
extra/fluxbox-0.1.14/fluxbox-0.1.14-i386-1.tgz: Added fluxbox-0.1.14. (by popular demand :-)
Window Manager of the YearMon Mar 03 16:00:00 UTC 2003
FluxBox is Window Manager of the Year in the 2002 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards!
New Tool For FluxBoxWed Feb 26 09:44:00 UTC 2003
Fluxspace (by Steve Cooper) is a tool which not only sets the background image, but can work with Rox or idesk for per-workspace panels or desktop icons, and can start and stop slit or desktop applets in each workspace or globally.
It works well as a rootCommand for FluxBox.
See screenshot and get Fluxspace here.
Development releaseSun Feb 23 18:30:00 UTC 2003
Check it out here
New Slackware package maintainerWed Feb 19 07:43:00 UTC 2003
Since demerol is no longer maintaining Slackware packages, we were looking for somebody who could replace him.
New Slackware package maintainer is greyhame from now on.
Thanks demerol for his help on FluxBox and welcome grayhame to the FluxBox team.
Sparc Packages availableFri Feb 07 08:24:00 UTC 2003
NivenHuH has prepared Sparc-Solaris package for you to download. He is now Fluxbox Sparc package maintainer. Thanks NivenHuH for contributing.
If you see no binaries for your fav distro/platform – make your own, test it, put it on the web and send info here.
Background BuddyThu Feb 06 11:40:00 UTC 2003
Want icons on your desktop?Fri Jan 17 15:40:00 UTC 2003
Check out FbDesk
Fluxbox nominated for "Window Manager of the Year"Fri Jan 03 20:30:00 UTC 2003 Henrik
Refresh Your DesktopTue Dec 31 11:51:00 UTC 2002
Wanna get some new styles? Check the FluxBox section at Themes Depot.
Quo Vadis Fluxbox?Fri Dec 20 10:16:00 UTC 2002
Ever wondered where is Fluxbox development going to? Good, cause Henrik just posted a message on our mailing list, about Fluxbox bright future.
Fluxbox Next Generation Features:
- Layer support (“always on top”) [high priority]
- Action system [high priority]
You will be able to specify actions for things like button click (thus overriding default actions)
- Transparent windows [low priority]
Configurable both compile time and runtime.
- RANDR support [low priority]
The X Resize and Rotate Extension
- Tabs embedded in title bar. [high priority]
Instead of having them outside the window they will be inside the title bar, thus giving you even more desktop space.
Except for these basic features there’ll be some new unique features and
Due to these major changes in the code there will be a “beta” release
around the end of January and beginning of February, in which you can
bug test and evaluate it.
The release is sheduled at the end of February or beginning of March.
During this time, there might also be a bug fix release/patch for 0.1.14.
Fluxbox on DarwinFri Dec 20 06:57:00 UTC 2002
Jason (jason at zero-networks dot net) sent info and screenshots about Fluxbox running on iBook. (Darwin dough 6.2 Darwin Kernel Version 6.2: Tue Nov 5 22:00:03 PST 2002; root:xnu/xnu-344.12.2.obj~1/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc). Looks kewl, doesn’t it?
Remember the patch?Thu Dec 19 05:09:00 UTC 2002
Xavier Brouckaert (xbr at info.ucl.ac.be) sends in info about his great remember patch (to remember and restore application settings like position, size, workspace, decorations, tab style). It works now with Fluxbox v0.13 and v0.14. Get it and read instructions here.
Screenshots updatedTue Dec 17 13:09:00 UTC 2002
Thanks everyone for sending new & shiny Fluxbox screenshots.
Slackware PackagesSat Dec 14 01:07:00 UTC 2002
For those of you who are not on the fluxbox-users mail list, the fluxbox
slackware packages are back online.
Sorry about all the downtime, and the location will be changing so just go
to demerol.org for now and there will always be a way to the package.
Fluxbox 0.1.14 released!Mon Dec 09 11:00:00 UTC 2002
- Better Xft checking
- Text for vertical tabs
- Fixed bug [ 641136 ] OpenOffice 1.0.1 aborts
- Fixed bug [ 561602 ] Problem using ToggleDecor in terminals
- Fixed bug [ 642189 ] Wrong AA font on init
- Fixed tab font on restart
- Fixed caps-, num- and scrolllock mask in Alt+move/resize
- Fixed missing interlace
- Fixed minor NLS bug
See ChangeLog for details.
Notes: 0.1.14 does not reflect current cvs status.
Vertical text uses regular XFont (i.e no Xmb nor Xft) but it will change back to antialias when you toggle from vertical to horizontal text if you have antialias on. (But it will not change back to Xmb).
New ScreenshotsSun Dec 01 20:49:00 UTC 2002
I just finished uploading some new screenshots. Thanks
to those of you on the mail list and in #fluxbox who contributed.
0.1.13 bugfix1 patch.Sat Nov 30 17:30:00 UTC 2002
Get it here (md5sum: d7b8b0472381ea9bf40229d0b137a856)
- interlace rendering
- “OpenOffice”-bug, an uninitialized X atom caused it to crash
- Antialias on start
Fluxbox 0.1.13 released!Tue Nov 19 12:50:00 UTC 2002
Get it here (md5sum: 1b6eec68ae437f3f7084cc19ed7e1083 )
News in 0.1.13:
- Antialias support (Xft)
- UTF-8 support
- Extended window manager support (i.e Gnome2…)
- fbrun command history and horizontal scrolling
- Default terminal and browser choice in fluxbox-generate_menu
- Workspace menu popups if you click with first mouse button on workspace label
- Fixed bug [ 604958 ] Menu not (full) visible when tabs bottom
- Fixed bug [ 581588 ] Toolbar auto-hiding
- Fixed bug [ 608945 ] xmms crashes fluxbox
- Fixed bug [ 522673 ] Numlock not handled correctly in Solaris
- Fixed bug [ 604634 ] Fluxbox 0.1.11 menu on iconbar problem
- Fixed bug [ 627897 ] Clicking tab leads to crashing X-Server.
- Fixed bug [ 609267 ] Sending minimized group
See ChangeLog for details.
Unofficial 'Remember Patch'Mon Sep 30 00:54:00 UTC 2002
Xavier Brouckaert made some time ago a patch which enabled Fluxbox (v0.1.10) to remember and restore
application settings like position, size, workspace, decorations, tab style… and so on.
This patch was also available for v0.1.11 and because of users requst,
it is now available also for the latest v0.1.12 release.
This patch adds 2 features:
1) Ability to launch applications at fluxbox startup via a submenu called 'Startup’ in the menu file. It’s useful for those using gdm as login manager (without .xsession).Read the instruction and grab it on the download page.
2) Remembering of workspace, dimensions, position and other parameters via a new submenu called 'Remember…’ when you right click on the titlebar of a window. Window settings are saved in a new file “~/.fluxbox/apps”.
NOTICE: Do not disable tabs in Fluxbox configuration, cause you will get lots of crushes when you try to move tabs around. You can still disable tabs for given applications and do not notice crushes when you have tabs enabled in Fluxbox.
Fluxbox 0.1.12 released!Thu Sep 12 18:51:00 UTC 2002
- mozilla focus issue
- Gnome state check (fspanel now sticky)
- Deiconify before send to workspace
- Fixed save workspace names when add/remove workspace
- New transient handling which should prevent deadlock
- Fixed sticky window crash
- Fixed workspace name update from toolbar
0.1.11 bugfix 2 patchTue Sep 10 11:20:00 UTC 2002
Get it here.
This includes the first patch and fixes a deadlock that was introduced in the first patch.
There’ll probably be a new release in a day or two due to the circumstances, so stay tuned.
Sorry for the inconveniens.
0.1.11 bugfix 1 patchTue Sep 10 01:40:00 UTC 2002
Get it here.
This patch fixes new transient handling which should fix the xine problem,
and it also fixes the next/prev window focus to non-tabbed window.
Download href=“http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-0.1.11.tar.gz”>fluxbox-0.1.11.tar.gz and
tar zxvf fluxbox-0.1.11.tar.gz
patch -p0 < fluxbox-0.1.11-bugfix1.patch
and then go to fluxbox-0.1.11 directory and configure/compile as usual.
fluxbox.orgFri Sep 06 21:22:00 UTC 2002
Many thanks to Krzysztof Bednarek for buying fluxbox.org domain name.
Fluxbox 0.1.11 ReleasedTue Sep 03 13:50:00 UTC 2002
This will read groups from a file and auto group programs when they start.
This will allow you to popup the root menu, if you right click on the tab, and select an application and it’ll start grouped to the tab. (note: this might interfere with the normal autogrouping in a bad way)
- Two new themes: BlueNight and LemonSpace
- Carry window across workspace with outlined mode.
- Slit now has a theme option:
slit: [texture option]
slit.color: [color value]
slit.colorTo: [color value]
It will fall back to the toolbar theme if it doesn’t find it.
- ja_JP and fr_FR in fluxbox-generate_menu
- New util: fbrun
Which allows you to type a command and run it.
- The window menu now pop up in iconbar when you right click on the icon.
- Fixed bug [ 582574 ] borderless windows cant be horiz resized.
- Fixed bug [ 600811 ] undefined keys messes up
- Fixed bug [ 598490 ] misplaced parentrelative gives redrw prb
- Fixed bug [ 586830 ] the clock now updates once per second.
- Fixed bug [ 574717 ] restarting fluxbox should keep iconic.
- Fixed “send to…” bug
- Fixed slitlist bug
- Fixed workspace name and the reassociation bug
(The transient bug might be fixed but needs more testing, so if you filled a bugreport about transient window, please verify this)
Artwiz Fonts and locale settings - the solutionSat Aug 31 16:31:00 UTC 2002
I think all of you know very well done fonts made by artwiz. Especially they look great with Fluxbox, the only problem was when somebody wanted to use some different encoding (locale settings) then C or POSIX they didn’t show up.
We had some way to fix it but it was just a 'patch’. Sometime ago I was able to solve this problem pernamently and in a proper way.
You can read more on updated Artwiz-fonts HOWTO.
Note: This will help you to fix this issue not just with Fluxbox but with other applications as well (eg. evolution and UTF-8).
Documentation UpdateSat Aug 31 13:21:00 UTC 2002
Fluxbox 0.1.10 ReleasedSun Jul 14 02:30:00 UTC 2002
- slit order, you can now order your apps in the slit,
see documentation for more details
- xsri target in bsetbg
- language support in fluxbox-generate_menu: sv_SE, nl_NL, fi_FI, ru_RU
- [ 562882 ] “bbpager in slit doesn’t work correctly”.
- [ 562713 ] “incorrect listings in workspace menu”.
- [ 554646 ] “Dialog boxes have tabs briefly”
- [ 566277 ] “xine fullscreen causes hard X lockup”
- [ 554218 ] “windows have wrong resizeableness”
Fluxbox Themes againThu Jun 06 00:11:00 UTC 2002
We decided to move themes section – there is no need to double the location of the themes,
and it will speed things up.
Please submit all your beautiful themes at Freshmeat.net from now on.
The themes which have been submitted already will stay here, but we don’t accept new submissions anymore.
0.1.9 bugfix 2 patchMon Jun 03 18:30:00 UTC 2002
- bug [ 562882 ] “bbpager in slit doesn’t work correctly”. (a slit client bug)
- bug [ 562713 ] “incorrect listings in workspace menu”.
- bug [ 554646 ] “Dialog boxes have tabs briefly”.
Windows that are not maximizable by default, such as dialogs, wont get a tab by default.
Fluxbox ThemesTue May 28 00:43:00 UTC 2002
We must ask SF for more disk space, then I will be able to upload pending
screenshots and some new themes. Till then plz submit Fluxbox Themes on
Fluxbox 0.1.9 ReleasedFri May 24 20:30:00 UTC 2002
- Improved fluxbox-generate_menu script.
Which now installs itself so you can
regenerate the menu any time,and with gnome and kde menus
run: fluxbox-generate_menu -h
for more information.
- Default 24 hour clock format
- Code cleaning
- Compiles with no errors on Mac OS X
- Now compiles with Intel Compiler 6.0 and GCC 3.1
- New keybindings:
Go to first tab
Go to last tab
Move current tab left
Move current tab right
- “Allow Desktop MouseWheel Switching” runtime option
- Configurable geometry show
configure in init with: session.screen0.showwindowposition
- Now saves resources when you change them in the menu and not when you
exit Fluxbox. So you can edit the init file and the reconfigure/restart
Fluxbox to activate changes.
- bug [ 552723 ] removing decorations while shaded.
- shade bug while vertical rotated tabs and tabs off
- bug [ 515483 ] “XMMS Problem”
- Fixed transient bug which cause Fluxbox to crach ( the “acroread” bug )
U: 16:45 by aleczapka: If you want to enable NLS support use this patch.
7th placeTue May 14 15:09:00 UTC 2002
Freshmeat says: Fluxbox on 7th place by rating.
Thx all for voting.
Fluxbox on Cygwin-XFreeMon May 13 07:50:00 UTC 2002 aleczapka
0.1.8 bugfix 2 patchFri May 03 10:27:00 UTC 2002
- Fixed bug [ 515483 ] “XMMS Problem”, in Window.cc,
decorations.handle and decorations.border now = true on transient windows
- Fixed shade bug while vertical rotated tabs and tabs off (Thanks signal9)
- Fluxbox now saves settings when you change them and not when you quit
Development Continues: Patch of the EveningTue Apr 30 00:30:00 UTC 2002
For quite a while, there is a lot going on at our fluxbox-devel mailing list.
In a secret can tell ya, ppl are submitting patches like crazy… damn, how sweet :>
Some of them, got into v0.1.8 already, some are in current CVS, and some didn’t make it yet.
You’d better take a look for yourself, cause you could loose a good chance to try some new,
really kewl features, like (some of my fav):
- move tabs, etc
“Ok, after a suggestion from Rando, I renamed the functions in my patch to be a little more generic and not so horizontal-tabs specific (MoveTabPrev, MoveTabNext instead of MoveTabRight and MoveTabLeft). For those that don’t remember, these two binds allow you to swap the focused tab with either the previous or next tab in the list, allowing you to move the tabs around in the list without touching the mouse.”
Author: Phil Dier | phil at gettcomm.com
- operate menus with keyboard
“RootMenu’ key binding is very useful, but I want to do all menu operation with keyboard. I have a try to implement this feature. With the patch at the end, you can use following bindings in your keys file (...)”
Author: kita at kitaj.no-ip.com
- Sorted slit dockapps
“This patch addresses the unpredictability of slit dockapp ordering. It stores the current order of dockapps in a file, default=~/.fluxbox/slitlist. When loading dockapps into the slit it attempts to maintain the previous ordering, matching with previously-run dockapps by name.”
Author: Steve Cooper | stevencooper at isomedia.com
To apply the patch, use:
# cd fluxbox-sources # patch -p0 < nameofthepatch.patch
You can try different -p options like (-p1 or -p2) if something won’t work.
And there is more good stuff on Fluxbox-devel mailing list,
take a look into archive.
If you want to subscribe, do it here.
Fluxbox Review at MonolinuxMon Apr 29 20:23:00 UTC 2002
Eric Krout writes: (...) Chances are that you’ve probably heard of several other projects of this type that facilitate the manipulation of user programs and files, and they’re probably window managers, which are much lighter and not as full-featured as desktop environments such as the aforementioned KDE and GNOME. However, I’m willing to wager that less than five percent of you reading this article have ever heard of the slick, rapidly-developed Fluxbox window manager…
Documentation updatedSun Apr 28 14:00:00 UTC 2002 Henrik
0.1.8 Bugfix 1 patchFri Apr 26 19:19:00 UTC 2002
Download it here
This patch fixes some minor bugs in:
Menu theme, workspace warping and multibyte in fonts
Fluxbox 0.1.8 ReleasedFri Apr 19 21:35:00 UTC 2002
News in Fluxbox 0.1.8:
- Code clean up
- Better window cycling with optional parameters.
NextWindow and PrevWindow now takes an integer parameter.
0 or unspecified = Default/current behavior – no skipping
1 = Skip: lower tabs
2 = Skip: stuck windows
3 = Skip: lower tabs/stuck windows
4 = Skip: shaded windows
5 = Skip: lower tabs/shaded windows
6 = Skip: stuck windows/shaded windows
7 = Skip: lower tabs/stuck windows/shaded windows
- Xinerama support ( configure option —enable-xinerama )
- Workspace warping, drag window between workspaces, does only work with opaque moving
- You can enable tabs in “Tabs off”-mode
- New key bindings:
Toggle the decor of a window
Toggle the tab
Pop up the root menu
- Smarter Next/Prev focus, Makes new windows get inserted after the focused window in the cycling order instead of always at the end.
- Scrolling on root window changes workspace
Bug fixes in Fluxbox 0.1.8:
- Window dragging + workspace changing ( bug [ 528101 ] )
- Minor task bar issue, it will update icon bar-text now ( bug [ 533436 ] )
- “decoration.handle” bug, which caused the window to have wrong height with no decorations
- Slit-client window bug.
Site updates and suchThu Apr 18 22:02:00 UTC 2002
Hey all! Sorry for lacking some updates on da page, but I am kinda busy right now.
Anyways, I have fixed some broken links and updated few sites.
I got lots of new screenshots and themes from you – which makes me happy – but plz do not
send your submissions twice or more… I really got them at the first time, but was lacking
time to check it and upload. Will do next days.
BugfixFri Mar 08 11:27:00 UTC 2002
download it here.
Fixes the withdrawn app bug. (Like the one with bbpager)
Fluxbox 0.1.7 Released!Fri Mar 01 18:54:00 UTC 2002
Yes, the next release is finally there!
What’s new in 0.1.7:
- Title bar configuration is moved to the
- Fluxbox will auto copy the default files to
~/.fluxbox/if they don’t exist
- Partial Gnome support:
- _WIN_STATE :
- Tree new languages
- New key bindings and with parameter support
We keep the Workspace1 Workspace2 etc but they will be removed in next release
- new: – LeftWorkspace
This will change to the workspace to the left (no workspace cycling)
- new: – RightWorkspace
This will change to the workspace to the right (no workspace cycling)
- new: – SendToWorkspace
Sends current window to a workspace
- Huge code clean up
Bugfixes in 0.1.7:
- BadWindow error in ~FluxboxWindow
- negative width in a window
- Fixed lower/raise of windows when using windowmenu/keybinding so now tabs should follow
- Slit always on top crash
Don’t wait any longer and get it here.
Documentation updatedMon Feb 25 07:48:00 UTC 2002
New stuff in Fluxbox DOCS, thx to Rando Christensen (Digiwano),
we have now “Consolidated new fluxbox documentation” section.
It contains info such as the Getting Started guide (which contains the 'installing for newbies’ and 'firstrun’ documents), the Ultimate Guide to fluxbox Tabs,
the new Keybindings / Keygrabber reference, and the Setting Backgrounds guide.
Artwiz-Fonts HOWTO updatedFri Feb 22 10:48:00 UTC 2002
Finally, I found a solution to the “artwiz fonts and your locale settings” issue.
Read all here.
Sleep no more! Bring Order 2 ChaosThu Feb 21 05:46:00 UTC 2002
Got tired of dockapps poping up in random order on your slit?
Got tired of playing with sleep (
man 1 sleep) for too long,
with miserable success?
Aren’t you just pissed off?!
You are? Okie.. relax now, cause I have a remedy for you:
Don’t forget to
New features in CVSMon Feb 18 23:52:00 UTC 2002
Finally, our CVS version has stabilized again, it compiles, the annoying bug with the icons has been fixed and support for GNOME hints (still in development) has finally arrived!
Maybe there is not much use of GNOME hints by now, but one feature you gonna love for sure – xmms will start now sticky if you say so.
Just select in the xmms menu:
Options->Sticky (or press Ctrl+S when xmms window is focused) and it will be remembered – next time you start xmms it will stick over your all desktops.
You need to use
--enable-gnome option during configure.
Read on download page, how to get the CVS version.
Trouble with Fonts?Sun Feb 17 20:28:00 UTC 2002
Many people were asking on our mailing-list, how to install Artwiz Fonts. Now you don’t have to ask anymore, because Han has prepared nice HOWTO which will help you to deal with the problem.
So if you have problems with fonts, read it now.
Fluxconf v0.6 went goldSat Feb 16 02:52:00 UTC 2002
First ReviewWed Feb 06 12:53:00 UTC 2002
When I heard about Fluxbox , my first reaction was surprise. Having been a user of Blackbox for several years and many versions, I was a bit skeptical about Fluxbox’s ability to extend a window manager that in my opinion, was already great. Nevertheless, after reading the list of enhancements to the desktop over Blackbox 0.61, I was excited to give it a try.
Finally, we got some Press attention :)
You can read whole review of Fluxbox on NewsForge.net.
fluxbox-0.1.6-bugfix2.patchMon Jan 28 19:05:00 UTC 2002
This patch will fix the problems with
<b>~</b> in config files.
patch -p0 < fluxbox-0.1.6-bugfix2.patch
All package maintainers please update the packages ASAP.
Got dump?Sat Jan 19 12:00:00 UTC 2002
Well, if it happened to you and you got core-dump, there is a
HOWTO what to do in such situation,
how to prepare informations which will help us to fix it. Help us help you
and read it, before you submit a
Installing Fluxbox for newbiesSat Jan 19 11:44:00 UTC 2002
Ircaddict has prepared a short HOWTO, about compiling
Fluxbox from the sources and installing it properly. All who are new to
the subject should take a look.
Customizing your menuWed Jan 16 12:16:00 UTC 2002
For those of you who want some more info/help on creating your own menu
for fluxbox might find this
document helpful. Note that this doc is written for Blackbox but applies
to Fluxbox aswell. (Thanks to “Ircaddict” for the tip)
Bugfix for v0.1.6Sun Jan 13 03:28:00 UTC 2002
If you’ve encountered problems with applications like Sylpheed or xmms (however others might be as well),
and Fluxbox do that bad thingy which is dumping core, you should apply this bugfix:
bugfix1 patch (v0.1.6).
patch -p0 < fluxbox-0.1.6-bugfix1.patch
Fluxbox 0.1.6 released!Fri Jan 11 12:00:00 UTC 2002
“Good news everyone…”, new version of your favourite window manager is out.
What’s new in release v0.1.6:
- Rootcommand is configured for each screen
- Less strict keyconfig file reading
- Coding design
- Tabs can be dropped on the window as well (if the sloppy window grouping is on)
- Tab width is configured for each screen
- Tab cycling
- “Maximize over slit” option
- Lower window with mouse button 3
- You can now comment lines in keys config file (commented lines must start with a #)
- You can now click to raise window while you are in sloppy focus mode
And of course a bunch of bugfixes:
- Close button (aterm, eterm etc)
- Keys memory leak
- Keybinding bug
- Withdraw state fixed (opera will not open another instance if there is one already opened)
- Slit OnTop while Toolbar OnTop
- Alt + resize and pressing button 1
- Tab toggle texture/position
- Windowmenu bug when resizing with num/caps/scrollock on
- Shade bug in Windowmenu
- Sticky toggle bug in Windowmenu
- Tab/Iconbar resource
- Crash on no title (the slit apps)
Mailing lists are up!Sat Jan 05 14:26:00 UTC 2002
New goodies!Sat Jan 05 05:55:00 UTC 2002
Thx to Han again, we have a bunch of new packages for Mandrake (also MandrakePPC), OpenBSD-port and rpm-snapshot-generator for RPM based distros.
You’d better check the download site yourselfs.
I’ve made also a few updates in documentation and added List of valid keys actions which you can assign to the shortcuts.
Check also updated FAQ.
OpenBSD package is hereTue Jan 01 22:52:00 UTC 2002 aleczapka
Daily CVSTue Jan 01 09:48:00 UTC 2002
Fluxbox CVS is up. If you want to be up to date with rapidly developed, kewl window manager,
download Fluxbox Daily CVS snapshot or browse CVS online repository.
Don’t forgett to tell us about bugs you (eventually:) find.
Besides that: Happy New Year to all FluxFans!
NetBSD package is comming to townThu Dec 27 23:06:00 UTC 2001
New ThemesTue Dec 25 15:55:00 UTC 2001
X-mas time, so we have a few gifts for all Fluxbox fr34ks out there – bunch of new themes contributed by FluxFans.
Check them out.
Thx all for submitting.
I keep working on some nice scripts which will make theme submitting/browsing easier for you and us,
so till the scripts are not ready I will not upload new themes, however you can still send them over.
Finally we have someone who will be dedicated to provide some good fluxbox documentation!
The guy is dyclops and his first project will probably be a doc on “non-blackbox things” in fluxbox – thanks a lot for helping out.
Bbtools bugfixSun Dec 16 23:51:00 UTC 2001
Yup, for all of you who got problems using bbtools with v0.1.5 Henrik has prepared patch, so grab it, apply, recompile and keep everybody telling that fluxbox rox :).
patch -p0 < fluxbox-0.1.5.buggfix1.patch
Put the patch in the parent directory where you keep your fluxbox sources,
/usr/src/fluxbox-0.1.5 so the patch should go into
Slack packetSun Dec 16 13:01:00 UTC 2001
ThemesFri Dec 14 22:28:00 UTC 2001
We have a few new themes for you, so check it out. They are not included with Fluxbox because they are quite big all together (background pics).
Themes section should be fully opened in the next week, so in a meantime keep sending your fluxbox styles.
And if you didn’t notice we got a bunch of new screenshots already. Thanks all who submitted them.
Fluxbox's site relaunchesThu Dec 13 07:32:00 UTC 2001
New site design and new features. We have now screenshots section
where you can send your rockin’ fluxbox desktopz. The documentation page it’s quite small yet, but we are going to update it in next weeks.
Also the 'Themes’ section will fill up soon with the cool Fluxbox styles.
Your favourite WM is counting on you – submit the themes now!