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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!

The Fluxbox team

Fluxbox 1.3.4 - bend physics back to reality

Sun 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.

General:

  • 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

Other Bugfixes:

  • 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

Happy fluxboxing!

The Fluxbox team

The world did not end - let's release 1.3.3

Sun 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.

General:

  • 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

Critical Bugfixes:

  • Use of monotonic increasing clock for timer, not affected by leap seconds etc.

Other Bugfixes:

  • 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!

The Fluxbox team

Short and sweet and to the point: 1.3.2

Sun 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!

The Fluxbox team

GSOC2011... fluxbox participates!

Sun Mar 20 11:45:08 UTC 2011

GSOC Logo

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.

Mathias

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:

Critical Bugfixes:

  • 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.

Other Bugfixes:

  • 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!

Mathias

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:
    • ActivateTab
    • ArrangeWindowsVertical
  • 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 :)

The Fluxbox Team

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!

The Fluxbox Team

New Development Release 1.1.0

Thu 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
file.

http://fluxbox.org/download/

The Fluxbox Team

New Website

Thu 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

http://old.fluxbox.org.

Many thanks fly over to famous tenner who
made the redesign.

The Fluxbox Team

A xmas gi(f)t

Wed 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

http://git.fluxbox.org

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
new year.

Mathias

fbdesk 1.4.1

Thu 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.

Henrik

Fluxbox 1.0.0

Mon 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!

Henrik

Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 3

Tue 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.

Henrik

Fluxbox 1.0 Release Candidate 2

Mon 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.

Simon

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.

Henrik

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.

Henrik

New Release: 0.9.15.1

Tue Apr 04 21:41:00 UTC 2006

New bugfix version 0.9.15.1 of Fluxbox! Check out the changes here.
Most notably, this improves friendliness of handling the background image.

Simon

New FbDesk version 1.4.0 !

Mon Mar 27 20:34:00 UTC 2006

Check it out here!

Henrik

New Release: 0.9.15

Wed Mar 22 23:00:00 UTC 2006

New version 0.9.15 of Fluxbox! Check out the changes
here. We are getting one step closer to 1.0 release.

Henrik

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.

Henrik

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.

Mathias

Wiki for the Masses

Wed 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!

Mathias

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:

fluxbox.spreadshirt.net

With every item you order you’ll support the team a bit.

Happy fluxboxing!

UPDATE

The international site for fluxbox shop is now open. Non-EU users can now
shop for fluxbox merchandise!

fluxbox.spreadshirt.com

Henrik

New Release: 0.9.14

Thu Sep 15 00:54:00 UTC 2005

We’re happy to announce version 0.9.14 of Fluxbox. Check out the main changes here... most notable is a bunch of work on font handling (no more big delays on startup).

Simon

Fluxbox at LUGParanaConf

Fri 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!

Mathias

New Release: 0.9.13

Fri 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.

Mathias

Styles for the Masses

Fri 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 :)

Mathias

Current Activities

Fri 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 :)

Mathias

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 PNG, JPG
etc pixmaps.

Check it out here.

Simon

Writing a new fluxbox - manpage

Fri Jan 14 06:45:00 UTC 2005

Hello folks,


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”:



  http://www.asenchi.com/misc/newfluxman.txt



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!

Mathias

italian documentation

Tue Jan 04 06:22:00 UTC 2005

Thanks to Andrea Franchi, is finished. html online

grubert

Happy X-Mas 2004

Fri 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.

Mathias

documentation

Fri 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.

grubert

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:

fluxbox-0.9.11

It includes many, many bugfixes and some new features .. so go and get it
quick :) Cheers,

Mathias

documentation

Mon Nov 29 14:04:00 UTC 2004

Thanks to Colville Mei, documentation in
simplified chinese
is (partially) added. Proofreading of any documentation is appreciated very much.

grubert

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
on http://developer.berlios.de/projects/fluxbox/.
To read more about Subversion itself, consult either http://subversion.tigris.org or the svn-book.

Cheers :)

Mathias

Repository Changes

Mon Nov 15 17:42:00 UTC 2004

Hi Folks,

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
serveral reasons:

  • subversion is a pretty nice cvs-replacement with several advantages
  • recurring problems with the cvs-repository hosted on sf.net
    • speed
    • anonymous cvs is hours behind developer cvs
    • reliability

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.

Mathias

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,
xmms.xpm etc.


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.

aleczapka

Development release v0.9.10!

Wed Sep 01 10:19:00 UTC 2004

A new development release is available with new features
and bugfixes.
Check it out here.

Henrik

New developer

Wed 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.

Henrik

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! :)

Simon

GCC 3.4 patch

Tue Apr 27 09:00:00 UTC 2004

Use this
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

Henrik

Development release v0.9.9!

Mon Apr 26 12:03:00 UTC 2004

A new development release is available with new features
and bugfixes.
Check it out here.

Henrik

FbPager

Sun Mar 28 22:30:00 UTC 2004

Nice pager for fluxbox: Fbpager

Henrik

Window Manager of the Year!

Sun Mar 28 22:25:00 UTC 2004 Henrik

Donate to the Fluxbox project

Sun Jan 18 12:35:00 UTC 2004

Make a donation to the Fluxbox project:









Henrik

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
bugfixes.
Check it out here.

Simon

Source code documentation updated

Wed 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!

Simon

Russian documentation uploaded "here":docbook/ru/html/.

Sat Dec 27 11:15:00 UTC 2003
grubert

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

Simon

Fluxbox and gnome-settings-daemon (SOLVED)

Fri Nov 14 13:15:00 UTC 2003

Several people have sent info about gtk+/gtk2 theme switcher, which does exacly the job. Johannes Jordan wrote a very helpfull answer:


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
http://www.muhri.net/nav.php3?node=gts.


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 'emerge x11-themes/gtk-theme-switch'.
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.

aleczapka

Fluxbox and gnome-settings-daemon

Sun 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
~/.xinitrc


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.

aleczapka

Man page update

Tue Oct 28 15:57:00 UTC 2003

Updated command section in manpage.

grubert

fbstyle: Fluxbox Style Validator

Tue 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?

Check it here and don’t forget to
report bugs to Jeff.

aleczapka

New release of marbles-like Fluxbox icons.

Tue Sep 30 12:26:00 UTC 2003


Jouni Rinne has released v0.2 of his marbles-like Fluxbox icons with new maroon icons. Get it here.

aleczapka

fluxbg (FLuxbox Background)

Tue Sep 30 11:51:00 UTC 2003

fluxbg is a tool for a comfortable
changing of the background under the fluxbox windowmanager 0.1.x and
0.9.x. Check the screenshots and
get it here.

aleczapka

fluxbox.vim

Tue 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.

aleczapka

FAQ updated, new devel release FAQ

Sun Sep 07 19:00:00 UTC 2003

I’ve updated Fluxbox FAQ and added Fluxbox Development Release FAQ where you can find info on how to enable rounded corners, fix the toolbar or which terminal do I use. ;)

aleczapka

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.

aleczapka

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.

aleczapka

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.

Henrik

#fluxbox stats

Thu Aug 21 14:30:00 UTC 2003

We have some stats from our irc chanel.
Check them outa here and quess who was
the loudest? :)

Thx ak|ra for the providing the statistics.

aleczapka

Doing Fluxbox themes made easy

Thu 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.

aleczapka

Put some useful info onto your slit

Sun 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
server.

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? ;)

Read quick HOWTO here
See screenshot here.

aleczapka

Slit pager for Fluxbox

Sat Aug 16 03:10:00 UTC 2003

Steve Cooper wrote
Fluxter
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

aleczapka

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’,

Tobias”




Thanks Tobias for the great work he done on fluxbox documentation!

aleczapka

New theme for Fluxbox dev release

Thu 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.

aleczapka

Creating colorflavours of fluxboxstyles

Wed 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.

aleczapka

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).

aleczapka

FluxGril!

Fri Jul 25 04:11:00 UTC 2003

Oh yes my dear geeks! Googling around for some sites with Fluxbox styles I found girl.geek site with really
nice Fluxbox themes. Check it out.

aleczapka

New toy for ya folks!

Mon Jul 21 03:34:00 UTC 2003

Han Boetes is the author of fbsetbg which is nice new tool.
It is to be a replacement for bgsetbg script (for setting the wallpaper in Fluxbox).
Read more here and download here.

aleczapka

Development release v0.9.4

Thu 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
out here

Henrik

New Mailing list

Fri 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.

Simon

SuSe Packages

Tue Jun 10 23:04:00 UTC 2003

David Cluytens sends info about SuSe 8.2 packages available with Fluxbox v0.14. Thx David for rolling them out. U: 2003-06-12: packages with v0.9.3 are also available.

aleczapka

Development release v0.9.3

Tue 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

Henrik

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.

aleczapka

Development release v0.9.2

Thu 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

Henrik

Fluxbox on xwinman.org

Mon Apr 28 07:36:00 UTC 2003

Besides of Fluxbox now having its own sub page at
xwinman.org, it is also possible to vote for Fluxbox in the Xwinman’s window manager vote
(very short registration required).

Don’t wait any longer and vote for Fluxbox now!

aleczapka

Development release

Thu 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

Henrik

Road map available

Sat 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
(updated daily).

Simon

Fluxbox got into Slackware 9.0

Thu 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 :-)

Yeah!

aleczapka

Window Manager of the Year

Mon Mar 03 16:00:00 UTC 2003

FluxBox is Window Manager of the Year in the 2002 LinuxQuestions.org Members Choice Awards!

Henrik

New Tool For FluxBox

Wed 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.

aleczapka

Development release

Sun Feb 23 18:30:00 UTC 2003

Check it out here

Henrik

New Slackware package maintainer

Wed 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.

aleczapka

Sparc Packages available

Fri 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.

aleczapka

Background Buddy

Thu Feb 06 11:40:00 UTC 2003

Background Buddy is an automatic wallpaper rotating daemon. Among other WM it also supports FluxBox, so check it out.

Thx Andrew Wyatt for the info.

aleczapka

Want icons on your desktop?

Fri Jan 17 15:40:00 UTC 2003

Check out FbDesk

Henrik

Fluxbox nominated for "Window Manager of the Year"

Fri Jan 03 20:30:00 UTC 2003 Henrik

Refresh Your Desktop

Tue Dec 31 11:51:00 UTC 2002

Wanna get some new styles? Check the FluxBox section at Themes Depot.

aleczapka

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
surprises.

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.

aleczapka

Fluxbox on Darwin

Fri 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?

aleczapka

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.

aleczapka

Screenshots updated

Tue Dec 17 13:09:00 UTC 2002

Thanks everyone for sending new & shiny Fluxbox screenshots.

aleczapka

Slackware Packages

Sat 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.

Justin

Fluxbox 0.1.14 released!

Mon Dec 09 11:00:00 UTC 2002

Get it here:

source gz (md5sum: f097b97127461fa3f6f4af4048c75cfc )

source bz2 (md5sum: 66b72e10fc595e8531547046ad22f5a1 )

News in 0.1.14:

  • Better Xft checking
  • Text for vertical tabs

Bug fixes:
  • 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).


Enjoy.

Henrik

New Screenshots

Sun 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.

Justin

0.1.13 bugfix1 patch.

Sat Nov 30 17:30:00 UTC 2002

Get it here (md5sum: d7b8b0472381ea9bf40229d0b137a856)
fixes:

  • interlace rendering
  • “OpenOffice”-bug, an uninitialized X atom caused it to crash
  • Antialias on start

Henrik

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…)
      atom support:
    • _NET_WM_DESKTOP,
    • _NET_NUMBER_OF_DESKTOPS,
    • _NET_CURRENT_DESKTOP,
    • _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW,
    • _NET_CLOSE_WINDOW
    • _NET_WM_STATE
    • _NET_WM_STATE_STICKY
    • _NET_WM_STATE_SHADED
  • 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

Bug fixes:
  • 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.
Enjoy.

Henrik

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).

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”.
Read the instruction and grab it on the download page.
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.
aleczapka

Fluxbox 0.1.12 released!

Thu Sep 12 18:51:00 UTC 2002

Get it href=“http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-0.1.12.tar.gz”>here

Bugfixes in 0.1.12:

  • 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

Enjoy.

Henrik

0.1.11 bugfix 2 patch

Tue 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.

Henrik

0.1.11 bugfix 1 patch

Tue 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
fluxbox-0.1.11-bugfix1.patch

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.

Henrik

fluxbox.org

Fri Sep 06 21:22:00 UTC 2002

Many thanks to Krzysztof Bednarek for buying fluxbox.org domain name.

Henrik

Fluxbox 0.1.11 Released

Tue Sep 03 13:50:00 UTC 2002

Get it href=“http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-0.1.11.tar.gz”>here

News in 0.1.11:

  • Autogrouping:
    This will read groups from a file and auto group programs when they start.
  • Autogrouping-from-tab:
    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.


Bug fixes:

  • 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)

Enjoy.

Henrik

Artwiz Fonts and locale settings - the solution

Sat 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).

aleczapka

Documentation Update

Sat Aug 31 13:21:00 UTC 2002

We have now Polish translation of Fluxbox docs, thx to Majes.

And also there is something for Developers – DevBox – Fluxbox Devel Documentation.
Check it out.

aleczapka

Fluxbox 0.1.10 Released

Sun Jul 14 02:30:00 UTC 2002

Get it href=“http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-0.1.10.tar.gz”>here

News in 0.1.10:


  • 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


Bug fixes:

  • [ 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”

Enjoy.

Henrik

Fluxbox Themes again

Thu 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.

aleczapka

0.1.9 bugfix 2 patch

Mon Jun 03 18:30:00 UTC 2002

Get it here.

Don’t forget to apply bugfix 1 too.

(Note: bugfix1 just fixes NLS)

This patch fixes:

  • 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.

Henrik

Fluxbox Themes

Tue May 28 00:43:00 UTC 2002

Good news Everyone!
You can find themes for Fluxbox on
Freshmeat.net, and
also some new themes here.

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
Freshmeat.net.

aleczapka

Fluxbox 0.1.9 Released

Fri May 24 20:30:00 UTC 2002

Get it href=“http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fluxbox/fluxbox-0.1.9.tar.gz”>here

News for 0.1.9:


  • 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:
  • FirstTab
    Go to first tab

  • LastTab
    Go to last tab

  • MoveTabPrev
    Move current tab left

  • MoveTabNext
    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.
Bugfixes:
  • 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 )
Enjoy.

U: 16:45 by aleczapka: If you want to enable NLS support use this patch.

Henrik

7th place

Tue May 14 15:09:00 UTC 2002

Freshmeat says: Fluxbox on 7th place by rating.

Thx all for voting.

aleczapka

Fluxbox on Cygwin-XFree

Mon May 13 07:50:00 UTC 2002

Daffy, sends in a screenshot showing Fluxbox
running under Winblowz™ – check it out here.

aleczapka

0.1.8 bugfix 2 patch

Fri May 03 10:27:00 UTC 2002

Get it here.

Don’t forget to apply bugfix 1 too.

Or use the combined patch bugfix 1 and 2 href=“http://fluxbox.sourceforge.net/download/patches/fluxbox-0.1.8-bugfix-1-2.patch”>here.



This patch fixes:

  • 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

Henrik

Development Continues: Patch of the Evening

Tue 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.

aleczapka

Fluxbox Review at Monolinux

Mon 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…

Must read….

aleczapka

Documentation updated

Sun Apr 28 14:00:00 UTC 2002

Check it out here
U: 20:38 by aleczapka:
Themes and screenshots were also updated.

Henrik

0.1.8 Bugfix 1 patch

Fri 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

Henrik

Fluxbox 0.1.8 Released

Fri Apr 19 21:35:00 UTC 2002

News in Fluxbox 0.1.8:


  • Code clean up

  • NLS-fixes

  • Better window cycling with optional parameters.
    NextWindow and PrevWindow now takes an integer parameter.
    Parameter values:
    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:
  • ToggleDecor
    Toggle the decor of a window

  • ToggleTab
    Toggle the tab

  • RootMenu
    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.

Enjoy.

aleczapka

Site updates and such

Thu 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.

aleczapka

Bugfix

Fri Mar 08 11:27:00 UTC 2002

download it here.
Fixes the withdrawn app bug. (Like the one with bbpager)

Henrik

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 init file
  • Fluxbox will auto copy the default files to ~/.fluxbox/ if they don’t exist
  • Partial Gnome support:
    Atoms supported:
    • _WIN_WORKSPACE
    • _WIN_WORKSPACE_COUNT
    • _WIN_WORKSPACE_NAMES
    • _WIN_CLIENT_LIST
    • _WIN_STATE :
      • WIN_STATE_MINIMIZED
      • WIN_STATE_STICKY
      • WIN_STATE_SHADED
    • _WIN_HINT:
      WIN_HINTS_SKIP_FOCUS

  • Tree new languages
    • Portuguese
    • Bulgarian
    • Japanese

  • New key bindings and with parameter support
    • NudgeRight
    • NudgeLeft
    • NudgeUp
    • NudgeDown
    • PrevWorkspace
    • NextWorkspace
    • Workspace
      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.

aleczapka

Documentation updated

Mon 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.

Must read!

aleczapka

Artwiz-Fonts HOWTO updated

Fri Feb 22 10:48:00 UTC 2002

Finally, I found a solution to the “artwiz fonts and your locale settings” issue.

Read all here.

aleczapka

Sleep no more! Bring Order 2 Chaos

Thu 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:

xtoolwait is
the name of that wonderful tool, download and bring order to chaos now!

Don’t forget to
RTFM first.

aleczapka

New features in CVS

Mon 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.

aleczapka

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.

aleczapka

Fluxconf v0.6 went gold

Sat Feb 16 02:52:00 UTC 2002

fab wrote a nice tool – Fluxconf (Fluxbox Configuration Tool) which will help you set the Fluxbox settings and keybindings.
Check out the screenshots and get it here.






aleczapka

First Review

Wed 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.

aleczapka

fluxbox-0.1.6-bugfix2.patch

Mon 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.

aleczapka

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
bug report.

aleczapka

Installing Fluxbox for newbies

Sat 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.

aleczapka

Customizing your menu

Wed 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)

skypher

Bugfix for v0.1.6

Sun 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

Recompile-Reinstalll-Rule! ;)

aleczapka

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)

Don’t wait any longer – get the sources here and check the Changelog.

The binaries will be available in the next days.

aleczapka

Mailing lists are up!

Sat Jan 05 14:26:00 UTC 2002

We have set up two mailing lits: one for fluxbox-users and the second for fluxbox-developers. Check the mailing list info page for details and subscribe.

aleczapka

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.

aleczapka

OpenBSD package is here

Tue Jan 01 22:52:00 UTC 2002

Thx to Han we have now also the OpenBSD package.
Check the README and get it.

aleczapka

Daily CVS

Tue 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!

aleczapka

NetBSD package is comming to town

Thu Dec 27 23:06:00 UTC 2001

Thx to pekdon we have now, Fluxbox package for NetBSD users. Check out the README, and download it here.

aleczapka

New Themes

Tue 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.

aleczapka

Documentation

Mon Dec 17 09:40:00 UTC 2001

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.

skypher

Bbtools bugfix

Sun 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,
e.g. /usr/src/fluxbox-0.1.5 so the patch should go into /usr/src/.

aleczapka

Slack packet

Sun Dec 16 13:01:00 UTC 2001

Thanks to jar we now have a slackware packet for you! grab it right here (be sure to read the fluxbox slack pack README as well).

The FAQ is also slightly updated, look at it.

skypher

Themes

Fri 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.

aleczapka

Fluxbox's site relaunches

Thu 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!

aleczapka

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