Lumina Version 0.7.2 Tagged

The next version of the Lumina desktop environment has just been tagged in source! PC-BSD users on the “Edge” package repository should expect to see an updated package available in the next couple days. Please test it out and file bug reports or feature requests as necessary on the PC-BSD bug tracker.

What has changed in this version:

  • Streamline the startup process and Lumina utilities, with many of the utilities now being multi-threaded.
  • Enable login/logout chimes (can be disabled in the lumina-config session settings)
  • New Desktop Plugins:
    • Note Pad:  Take text notes on your desktop
    • Desktop View: Auto-generate icons for everything in the ~/Desktop folder
  • New Utility: “lumina-search”
    • Quickly search for and run applications/files/directories
    • Registered on the system applications menu under “Utilities -> Lumina Search”
    • For new Lumina users, this utility is set to automatically run with the “Alt-F2” keyboard shortcut
  • New Color Schemes:
    • Lumina-[Green, Gold, Purple, Red, Glass] now available out of box (default: Glass)
  • New backend system for registering default applications:
    • Uses mime-types instead of extensions now
    • All lumina utilities have been updated to work with the new system
    • WARNING: Previously registered defaults might not be transferred to the new system, so you may need to re-set your default web browser/email client through lumina-config after updating to the new version.
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and minor improvements
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Written by Ken Moore. Posted in 10.0, 10.1, Lumina, new features, testers

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Comments (8)

  • sg1efc
    November 19, 2014 at 4:24 am |

    Great additions and improvements, Thanks Ken! 🙂

  • […] Представлен третий публичный выпуск (0.7.2) легковесного окружения рабочего стола Lumina, развиваемого проектом PC-BSD. Компоненты окружения написаны с использованием библиотеки Qt (без применения QML), в качестве оконного менеджера применяется Fluxbox. Lumina изначально нацелен на работу во FreeBSD/PC-BSD и отталкивается от возможностей FreeBSD, отодвигая на второй план портирование для других платформ. Код проекта написан на языке C++ (без применения QML) и распространяется под лицензией BSD. […]

  • Edward Koch
    November 23, 2014 at 10:50 am |

    Has this released yet? Im on edge and still only see 0.7.1

    • Ken Moore
      November 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm |

      Edward Koch » Doesn’t look like it. Apparently a lot of major packages have changed/broken recently in the EDGE ports tree, and Kris is still trying to get that repo back into a buildable state before pushing out the pkg updates.

  • Suvro
    November 24, 2014 at 4:57 am |

    I got green, gold, purple & red, but no glass :-s

    • Ken Moore
      November 24, 2014 at 10:42 pm |

      Are you looking at the the background wallpapers or the theme color schemes?
      The “Glass” is a color scheme in your theme settings – it does not have a corresponding wallpaper like the others color schemes.

      • Suvro
        November 25, 2014 at 4:42 am |

        Background wallpapers. In Lumina, where do I get theme settings? I looked in the Control Panel, but found squat there.

        • Ken Moore
          November 25, 2014 at 4:49 am |

          Open up the Lumina desktop settings (“lumina-config” from the command line), go to Session Options -> Theme -> Color Scheme, make your changes and then save it to apply the new colors right away!

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