Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#11997 closed enhancement (fixed)


Reported by: Douglas R. Reno Owned by: Bruce Dubbs
Priority: normal Milestone: 9.0
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:


New minor version

Change History (9)

comment:1 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to Bruce Dubbs
Status: newassigned

comment:2 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: assignedclosed

Upstream still shows the latest version as 1.4.2. Marking invalid.

comment:3 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: closedreopened

What site are you using for upstream?


The latest released version is 1.5.4 (2019-04-23). Compared to version 1.4.2 (2017-07-30), this release contains many bugfixes, many portability fixes and updated translations. A new quickswitch, new hotkeys, new focus behavior FocusCurrentWorkspace, new theme option TaskbuttonIconOffset which is used in theme Outside-ice, SVG support for gdk-pixbuf. Change focus model without restart. Change preferences via menus. Improved locating and loading of icons. Extended window list menus. Switch windows of same class. Monitoring applet options. MouseWinLower hotkey. Omit borders for shaped applications. Shuffle and cycle backgrounds periodically. A new website Quickswitch can be either horizontal or vertical. Easily change focus or workspaces by mouse wheel. A gui to select RandR settings. A new compliant menu generator. The monitoring applets require a lot less processor time. The improved system tray supports more applications. Mailbox monitoring was overhauled and now supports TLS/SSL connections to POP and IMAP servers, Gmail and Maildirs. Support for 32-bit visuals and compositing managers was added. The order of buttons and icons on taskbar, tray bar and system tray is now fully configurable. Many new manual pages have been written and documentation is fully updated. The addressbar now has a recallable history of previous commands. PagerShowPreview is now the default. IceWM now supports _NET_WM_PING, _NET_REQUEST_FRAME_EXTENTS, _NET_WM_STATE_FOCUSED and _NET_WM_WINDOW_OPACITY protocols. Support for sounds on guievents was updated.

Last edited 5 years ago by Bruce Dubbs (previous) (diff)

comment:5 by ken@…, 5 years ago

At there are links to all of the 1.5 series (and a list of earlier releases with no links). But the main page there says it is now maintained at github, with the link we have been using, and that only has 1.4.2 as the current release.

BUT - the issues tab there has as its second item "icewm 1.5.3 error: use of overloaded operator '[]' is ambiguous" (related to using clang on 32-bit architectures). It seems the developer (same github username) has put the 1.5 releases at

Looks as if this is legitimate (icewm lists disappeared some time ago, I think a new maintainer stepped up after the previous maintainer went missing).

comment:6 by Douglas R. Reno, 5 years ago

It seems the developer moved to the official IceWM repository for releases and changes, rather than a personal one.

comment:7 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Version 1.5.4

  • Support compilation with clang 8.0.1.
  • Support OnyX theme for yximage.
  • Add 8 new get-commands to icesh.
  • Keep doc/icewm.html to preempt asciidoc.
  • Update icewmhint.
  • Update man pages.
  • Fix changing WorkspaceNames.
  • Fix NanoBlue icon names.
  • Fix for CMake build.

comment:8 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Fixed at revision 21530.

comment:9 by Bruce Dubbs, 5 years ago

Milestone: 8.59.0

Milestone renamed

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