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Version 3.4.1
-------------

Fvwm-Crystal restore a missing clock into the Dock recipe and make the automatic
hibernation to also work like a preference setting.


Version 3.4.0
-------------

Fvwm-Crystal 3.4.0 brings new exiting features and many bug fixes.

- Support for Hibernation/Suspend via pm-utils, include automatic
  hibernation when the battery become low
- Support for /etc/sudoers.d: to be in the fvwm-crystal group will let
  you use the commands in the Exit menu
- The AlsaMixer control can use any ALSA 'Volume' control in the system. 
- fvwm-crystal.generate-menu: add bmp, gif, jpg, pcx, ppm and tga formats to
  icon generation; use first picture when source have several pictures, fix to make
  more icons, use awk instead of piped commands, cleanup, helper script to launch
  the menu generation automatically.
- New XDG application menu via Alt + A with preference. For best result, install
  fvwm-xdg-menu from https://github.com/domichel/fvwm-xdg-menu. For this to work,
  you will need fvwm from cvs.
- A few key bindings changes:
  - each key assigned to the old menu shortcuts can show both the Crystal menu
    and the Applications menu (with or without the Shift key). This is usefull
    with laptops and other keyboards.
  - New instantaneous screen blanking function via Alt + O (as found on laptops)
  - Alt + G toggle the media players GUI
  - Alt + S toggle AlsaMixer and QJackCtl
  - Alt + P for previous track (instead of Alt + N)
  - Alt + N for next track (instead of Alt + M)
  - Alt + M for Application menu (Alt + Shift + M for Crystal Menu)
- Alt + MMB show or hide the desktop panels
  Alt + Shift + MMB toggle the desktop panels on top
- Default terminal: support for urxvtd
- New full screen preference to start application(s) in full screen by default
- Wallpaper menu: support for different thumbnail sizes, fix for space(s) in the file names/paths
- Media players: support for alsaplayer in daemon mode
- New colorsets for the ACPI aplets
- Fix for the tool-tip function, use it to show the volume at volume change, and the
  current song with mplayer and alsaplayer
- Fvwm-Crystal desktop icons: support for arbitrary directories 
- some new icons
- cleanup and graphical fixes for the Lap* recipes
- Updated German translation by Thomas Funk
- New UTF-8 Frisian and Dutch translations contribued by Alwin
- Many fixes and idea from Alwin
- Fully rewritten addons/make.pot by Alwin
- fix for recipe reloading. Hopefully, it will work in any case (restart, automatic reloading from
  the preferences or external scripts like fvwm-crystal.generate-menu.
- The support for the gnome terminal is broken due to a bug in gnome terminal: the preference will work,
  it will start with the right click on the desktop, but will fail to launch external programs.
  They needed 2 years to fix a previous similar bug, and only 2 months to introduce this one...
- Desktop icons: Initial support for simple-mtpfs, usefull for devices like some mobile phones.
  the mounting and unmounting of the devices must be managed separately
  - Per Recipe Placement Preference
  - Many fixes
- Fix for the desktop Icons when resuming from a NoIcon style
- Many fixes for the Preferences Editor

Many minor fixes and improvements I don't have the place to put here. See the ChangeLog for details.
And enjoy that new and exiting release!

Version 3.3.2
-------------

Fvwm-Crystal-3.3.2 is out. It bring

- 2 new recipes for laptops with ACPI support
- a smaller clock button to fit these recipes

and several fixes:

- force the Gambas application to not use their specified user and program
  location, but let fvwm do its job.
- Increased delay before bringing the Xephyr windows i full screen.
- ACPI batterie applet: changed the checks from /dev to /sys; patch
  from Debian.
- recipe Default with ACPI: height and colorset in in the bottom bar;
  Iconman warning.
- recipe Lapleft and LapRight: fix stalonetray strtup with 1 icon width in
  the preferences; the clock use now a fixed 24 pixels height.
- Stalonetray use now the same alpha value than trayer, instead of the inverse
  values.
- the launch of the the nested Xephyr session use now $HOME directly instead
  of a nasty infostore variable. This is both simpler and more robust.

Version 3.3.1
-------------

Fvwm-Crystal-3.3.1 bring a new and complete Dutch translation.
Thanks for Alwin for that.

It is also several fixes:

- added dependency on xdg-user-dirs in the INSTALL file.
- Preferences: SilentOps will apply immediatly.
- Added missing strings and corrected typos into the locale files.
- Updated the French locale.
- New seek function for the mpd control.
- Various fix for the seek functions with AlsaPlayer and MPlayer.
- Fix quoting and special characters into the mpd menu.

See the ChangeLog for details.


Version 3.3.0
-------------

FVWM-Crystal-3.3.0 is out. The major new features are:

- New menu option Preference editor that launch an editor for the previously
  lost preferences.
- New menu option for random loop wallpapers. This work only with the
  wallpapers in $FVWM_USERDIR.
- A few new applications for the menu. Removed an old entry and the wrongly
  spelled "Rythm" category.
- The nested X sessions are now launched in full screen.
- A Key Modifer Editor. It can be launched from the prefenrece menu and 
  replace the non working Ardour key bindings.
- A pot file is now present into the addons directory.
  You can use it as a base for new translations.
  All the non sorted locale files was also sorted in alphabetical order.

Fixes and other features:
- More bashisms fixes in various places. A big thank you to Martin Vath for the
  review and the fixes!
- Fixes for the focus policy styles at wallpaper redraw and with Fvwm-Buttons:
  That fixes the erratic buzzy cursor with some recipes.
- Fix the update info line function in the Silent Hacker and Amiga recipe.
  This fix contribute to fix the random buzzy cursor issue.
- Fix the redraw of stalonetray at wallpaper changes.
- Workaround for the Load file menu with mplyaer with a new preferences setting.
  If you encounter issues with directories not being displayed in that menu,
  choose No icon in the preferences. It will work much better.
  For the detail, see the ChangeLog.
- The fullscreen function now remove its temporary files in /tmp.
- The FVWM-Crystal Icon manager clean up its helper script at FVWM-Crystal
  exit or FVWM exit/crash.
- FVWM-Crystal check for orphaned files in /tmp at statup and clean up them if any.
- When used as nested sessions, FVWM and FVWM-Themes will not mix their files
  with Crystal any more.
- Fix for the focus of buggy Wine windows.
- Removed outdated and non working Ardour key bindings.
- A few minor fixes into the manus like typos, etc.
- Fixed one more time the A and AT function for the recent syntax changes of
  xfce4-terminal and x-terminal-emulator (Debian terminal).
- Fix for the A function with infostore variables.
- The Mplayer control will create the ~/.mplayer directory if it doesn't exist, 
  this before making its pipe in that directory.
- Fix moving of FVWMCrystalFAQ file during the asciidoc man page generation.
- Added userconfig examples in FAQ: 3.2.
- Moved the terminal geometries from the styles to addons/Xdefault. This is
  where theys must be and that made possible to remove a fvwm-event,
  and fix the issue wit terminal being placed outside of the screen.
  Another big thank you to Martin Vath for pointing that out.

Version 3.2.7
-------------

This version is a bugfix release.

- Fixed make dist to not copy the .svn directories with dash.
- Fixed fullscreen window switching when sh is dash.

Version 3.2.6
-------------

This is a major bugfix release with a few unpdated features..

- Fixed a lot of bashisms. This will make distributions like Debian
  where sh is a symlink to dash happy.
- ram video format added to playlist generation.
- The Version file in $FVWM_USERDIR will be updated the current
  FVWM-Crystal version.
- Added Debian x-terminal-emulator support; patch from Vincent Nermat.
- Updated russian translation by Alexander Galamin.
- Xephyr sessions: moved check for session files to /usr/share/xsessions.

Version 3.2.5
-------------

This release provides bugfixes and new features.

- Introduction of a screen resolution menu into the main Crystal menu.
- Some new applications and icons for the applications menu.
- Introduction of a form for users feedback via the About dialog.

Internal changes:

- Moved FVWM-Crystal menu from the recipes to functions/Fvwm-Crystal-Menu.
- Fixes for the recipe reload without restart.
- Fix the resolutions order in the screen resolution scripts.
- Fix for double applications menu after its regeneration.
- Fix the RTSynth(-jack) application launcher and added missing icons.
- Moved around the Music menu.
- Corrected some wrong menu strings for MPlayer and AlsaPlayer.
- Fix for disappearing tray icons at recipe change.
- To close a menu and open another one with a single click doesn't work
  with recent Xorg versions, changed the Desktop menu context to be immediate.

See ChangeLog for details

Version 3.2.4
-------------

Time for a new release with some new features.

- Added transmission support in the application menu
- Added mount/umount support in the FVWM-Crystal desktop manager.

This last feature is a most wanted feature for a desktop manager.
It provide the following functions:

- mount/umount support for the partitions using the user(s) key in /etc/fstab
- pmount support for mounting/unmounting the removable USB and Firewire devices.
- pmount-gui support.

See ChangeLog for details.

Version 3.2.3
-------------

This is a distribution improvement release

The only changes are the pythyon shebangs was reverted to python2,
which make the python scripts compatible with python2 >= 2.5 (that
was tested with python-2.5, 2.6 and 2.7), and the Copying file
is not installed anymore, which make easier for GNU/Linux
distributions to package Fvwm-Crystal.

Version 3.2.2
-------------

This is a bug fix release that address a possible cursor freeze
whit the toggle mute and/or pause function.

A new toggle mute only function was added as well
with the Ctrl + XF86AudioMute key binding.

See ChangeLog for details.


Version 3.2.1
-------------

This release is a bug fixes release which stabilize the installation
process with different prefix, make FVWM-Crystal to be more robust
and consistant.

Howeher, there are a few new features:
- The preferences doesn't use a restart anymore.

- Added ac3, flv and ts file formats to the playlist generation.

- New functions: 
  Alt + Shift + D rearrange the windows to their original size and location.
  Alt + Shift + F toggle in full screen all the windows on the current desktop page.
  XF86AudioMute toggle mute and/or pause.

- Updated the icon generation of generate menu to work without warnings with
  the recent libpng color profile changes.
  
- Updated the man page with the multimedia key bindings.

See ChangeLog for details.


Version 3.2
-----------

This release is a major update that provide major new features.

I will first thank Kenneth E. Lester, Jr. Which kindly gave me the permission to use his icons.
  His original and beautiful work can be find at 
  http://www.five-star.com/icons.htm

- The Thunar desktop manager was renamed to FVWM-Crystal desktop manager.
  It provide desktop icons in 3 groups, which can be shown/hidden on the fly:
  - $HOME, - the XDG user directories and - the mounted partitions.
  Support for more mount points was fixed. 
  It is a full rewrite from the scratch. The icons are grouped into a fully
  transparent button, which make them both much more stable on the screen
  and fully integrated into FVWM. The user can select the icon actions between
  a list of file managers or set its own custom commands.
  It make an extensive use of Kenneth's 2 images icons.

- Other Kenneth's icons was introduced into the Preference menu and
  the Music menu.

- An icon from Cuba is introduced into the Preferences menu.

- New Geometry preference: let you select and apply on the fly the number
  of desktop pages

- Added automatic hotkey support in the menus.

- 2 new recipes: LapLeft and LapRight. They are both a replacement for the
  FullScreen recipe which was removed, and well suited for modern wide screens.

- Improved the Font Selector.

- Fixed the synchronization and the flaky of the Expose clone, and make it
  available via "Alt + E".

- New Bling bling function. Original idea from gronono on the gentoo forum.

- The "Left click" menu can be enabled from the Preferences menu for all
  recipes
  
- The Music menu is available in all recipes.

- Ported the documentation to asciidoc. Added fvwm-crystal man page.
  See also http://fvwm-crystal.sourceforge.net/documentation.html

- Added the contributors into the About form.

- Make the desktop and xsession files to be installed by default.

- And the usual bug fixes, including a fix for the clock not being located
  in its button at initial startup on a new installation.
  Thanks to Thomas Funk for reporting that and other issues.

See ChangeLog for details.


Version 3.1.12
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Time for a new release that provide bugfixes and new features.

- De-icoification of the full-screened windows have been fixed. They
  will appear now in full-screen without border or title.
  
- Non wanted qjackctl and medias icons have been fixed. They should
  not appear any more as we can control those programs from the
  music button and menu.

- Restrict Fullscreen to non FvwmButtons windows. It was possible to
  bring the buttons in full screen, and this is not wanted. 

- Unification of the desktop geometry. All the recipes have now
  the same 8 pages by 1 geometry. This fix the lost window issue
  whit recipe changes. The "Clean vertival" recipe has been removed
  in the process, but it was the same than Vertical anyway.

- The Icon-Launcher is now available in all the recipe through a
  new preference setting: Desktop manager -> Thunar.
  This is the same setting than "None", but with icons for all
  the mounted partitions. Clicking on those icons will open
  Thunar at the corresponding mount point. Simple and fast.

- Some styles order fixes.

- Last but not least, the font preferences have been fully rewritten.
  They are now under the form of a Font Selector that provide
  all the old settings into one dialog. Font styles support have
  been added, and the selected font is shown with its selected
  size and style. Of course, the example string can be edited,
  saved for later use and restored to its default value.
  This Font Selector is a FvwmScript with full xft and GetText suppot.
  That make it much easier to use than old style Fvwm font selectors
  using the core font. Xft support imply also full UTF-8 suport.
  This was already the case with Fvwm-Crystal old font preferences
  sytem, but this new font selector is just the best.

- Help needed with more translations, colorsets, decoration and
  whatever you can think about. Please considere to contribute.

Version 3.1.7
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A long wanted release that provide both new features and bugfixes.

- Font and Font Size preferences. That's a big change!

- Full rewrite and debugging of the different maximize functions,
  including the full-screened mode. Fullscreen have been extended
  with a Disapear function, which give us one of the best feature
  of the Amiga OS, the ability to cycle trough the full-sceened
  applications and the workbench (dekstop). See that as another way
  to cycle trough desktop space.
  A new Minimize is includded as well. It will reduce the window size.

- The Amiga recipe is almost fully rewritted.
  It provide a double top bar that is more AmigaOS like (mac users
  will like it too). The notification aera is moved near the media
  button. The swallowing of the trayer application is fixed.
  The buttons at the bottom are now in a range, with the possibility
  to show only some of them.

- NumLock Fix for the focus policies. The NumLonk interferences on the
  Amiga, FVWM-Crystal with raise and MSWindow focus policy styles should
  be history now.

- New Wing-Commander recipe by Peter McConnell. Nice and fonctionnal.

- New Fullscreen recipe. A work in progress but still usable, if you
  like to have nothing on your desk.

- A lot of style loading order fixes. The FvwmForm and FvwmIdent
  windows doesn't need anymore a restart to be readable.

- A few new colorsets and windows decorations.

- The mixer controls are moved into a unique file.

- Music controls in 2 parts, 1 file for the common functions of the
  players, and one file per player for their specific functions.

- Media preferences moved to the media button or menu.

- Unified media button with recipes that support it.

- The MPlayer control use now dvdnav. DVB support and capture of MPEG
  sources have been added. Capture use the standard MPlayer "c" key.

- Some environment variables, including some preferences, have been
  comverted to the new InfoStore FVWM variables. FVWM-Crystal will
  check the user preferences and convert them when needed at startup.
  
- FVWM versions older 2.6.5 are not supported anymore.

- Launch of Info browser using xemacs, tkinfo or pinfo from the developer
  menu.

- Fixed the icon generation of fvwm-crystal.generate-menu. Some of
  the icons was producing libpng warnings at stderr.

- Dropped habak support, which produced X BadValue Errors at restart, in
  favor of feh. As feh is huge, hsetroot is now the first avaible choice.

For a complete list of the changes, please read the ChangeLog file.


Version 3.0.6
-------------

A lot of changes. The bad news is than the bugfixes from the 3.0.5 version
will or not work anymore. So, please, if you don't have 3.0.5, update first
to 3.0.5, and follow the instruction for the 3.0.5 update before updating
to this release.

Now the good news. Some new features (Amiga recipe, font preferences, new
music button, new Amiga focus policy, Icon-Launcher), some important bugfixes
(for better stability when changing the styles like windows decorations and
focus policies), and some minor bugfixes and cleanup:

- The Amiga recipe is in good shape.
  It doesn't provide the real look and feel of the Amiga OS. This is a huge mix
  of functions from Crystal and from the Amiga.

- New focus policy: Amiga
  Click to focus without raise. The desk icons are enter to focus.

- Fixed the focus policy preferences. The reloading of the other styles
  was confusing the Window-Remember-*ToFucus functions and some focus policies.

- Icon Launcher: New function that will check /etc/mtab (I hope this is
  portable, if not, please give me a clue) and launch the icons
  corresponding to the mounted drives or partitions onto the desktop.
  Thunar is associated to those icons.
  Icon-Launcher is used into the Amiga recipe.

- Improved music button. All the players are now into the same file.
  This is an idea from Thomas Adam to put all the players into the same file,
  because they share a lot of code in common. I am not sure if this is really
  a good idea because it is also a lot of differences.
  The result is a huge file, but so it is for the moment. It make the setup
  into the recipe easier.
  At the same time, I moved the Music Player and Mixer preferences from the
  Crystal menu to the music button menu. The emplacement of those 2 menus is
  recipe dependant, and it is better so.

- Moved the Mixer and Music preferences into the Music button menu.

- New maximize functions. Needed for the Amiga recipe. Use FvwmEvent and
  some environmental variables. The variables are used to restore the
  original or mouse customized sizes. Not sure if it would be a good move
  to generalise the use of those new functions to all the recipes, but I think
  so because they work better than the old ones (they remember the windows
  dimensions even after a mouse resizing, the new dimensions become the new
  *default" dimensions).
  Kaffeine 0.8.8 (kde 3.5) get confused but it was already the case with the
  old functions. It sucks, but I still use it because I didn't get the time
  to figure out how to get the sound from kaffeine 1.0 into jack without
  installing the whole of kde 4.4.

- New button model: Amiga
  Just try it. It use the new maximise functions and many of them are toggling
  the dimensions: 2 consecutive clicks onto the same button will give back the
  original window dimensions.

- Amiga recipe: New mouse binding: MMB will toggle the visibility of the top
  bar between top and bottom. Usefull when in fullscreen.

- Fixed the Window-Remeber-ClickToFocus and SloppyFocus. Still not perfect
  after a restart, but work better.

- Fixed the styles. They was loaded at different times and in different orders.
  This was confusing Fvwm at different times.

- Removed some environment variables and added some other ones. :)

- Fixed all the recipes for use with the new music button and the font
  preferences.

- Improved wallpaper preferences: global and per page wallpapers with FvwmBacker

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version 3.0.6
-------------

Important information:
----------------------
- I committed a POSIX bugfix release. It was really important to fix it as fast
  as possible because it can have severe consequences for your system (read
  system breakage). 
  The problem was the use of "-" into some environment variable names. That breaks
  POSIX. The only solution in the short term was to change the name of the 
  environment variables and replace all the "-" by "_".
  I applied the fix provided by gentoo into portage for FVWM-Crystal-3.0.5 and
  ported it to the new functions. Thanks to the gentoo devs for providing this fix.
  See http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=210580 for a discussion about this.
    
  The consequence of that change is that it will break your user configuration.
  I modified the envfix.sh provided by gentoo in order to be able to  apply it to
  the user user configuration. I splitted it into 2 files for commodity.
  Put varfix.sh into ~/bin and searchvartofix into $[FVWM_USERDIR] (usualy 
  ~/.fvwm-crystal). Change into $[FVWM_USERDIR] and run "./searchvartofix".
  
  This will change all the "-" into "_" into all the fvwm-crystal-3.0.5 
  environment variable names, and that into all the files in $[FVWM_USERDIR].
  When it is done, you can remove varfix.sh and searchvartofix.

  If you added custom env variables with "-" into their names, you must change
  them by hand (or add them into varfix.sh before you run searchvartofix).

Present and future work on the svn:

- Important POSIX bugfix. Done : changed all the - to _ into the environment
  variable names.

- Amiga recipe (almost done, already working) and associated styles (work in progress).

- Font preferences (Work in progress, some parts work only with the Amiga recipe and
  style for now).

- Removing of the non needed UTF-8 tests. (Work in progress)

- Removing of most of the environment variables. (Future work)

- Initial svn commit with the content of the 3.0.5 release. Well, almost, because
  all the FVWM-Crystal files into the svn are using UTF-8 when it is not the case
  with the file into 3.0.5. Done.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version 3.0.5
-------------

New release after a while. What's new:

- Changed the application menu so that its structure is compatible with
  FreeDesktop specification.
 
- New command fvwm-crystal.generate-menu that will generate the missing entries
  in the application menu. For that, it will use the applications type desktop 
  files and icons files installed by the applications.

- New recipe "Thin" based on on the Clean, Dock and Nebulea recipes.

- Support for 2 more media players: AlsaPlayer and mplayer. Their control do
  have 3 buttons instead of 2 like the other players. The ability to control
  the speed of those 2 players is included.
  
- Improved some of the Mixer controls in order to use volume control in db. This
  will work only if the ALSA driver of your soundcard support it (most of them, if
  not all, will work at that time of writing).

- And more, I forget sorry. I am writing this almost one year after the release.

A complete list of changes is included into the Changelog.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Version 3.0.4

Well, new release after almost three months... What's new:

- main configuration is now kept in '~/.fvwm-crystal/'. If you want to keep
  your settings, you can just rename old '~/.fvwm/' to a new one. If you won't
  do that, you will start like with fresh installation.

- there are now two packages: main 'fvwm-crystal', and a stripped-down
  version, 'fvwm-crystal-minimal'. In the "minimal" release you will find
  4 recipes, a selected set of application icons, and window decorations.
  Other than that, it's good old Crystal. This version is mainly for LiveCD
  based distributions (made especially for grml (http://www.grml.org/). You
  can also use it to try Crystal, and if you like it - install the full
  version.

- in the new version you will find new window decoration - "MicroClear", based
  on "Clear". There are also two new desktop recipes: "Light", with just pager
  on the top of the screen, trayer in the corner and menu accessible under the
  left mouse button (press and hold to open it), and "SideLine", with panels
  in the lower-left corner and autohiding window list on the bottom of the
  screen.

- in main 'config' file you can find two new variables:
  $FVWM_DISTROMENUDIR - a directory with application database generated by
  distribution-based script, for example using Debian Menu system
  $FVWM_DISTROMENUNAME - name of a menu generated by the script, used to
  include/exclude it in the app panels or menus. By default it's set to
  "debian".
  All recipes are updated to use these variables. Using $FVWM_DISTROMENUNAME you
  can change the name of the system application menu, and icon used to display
  it. For example, you can change "debian" to "ubuntu", generate a menu with
  that name and have it displayed with a Ubuntu logo.

- Michael Stilkerich created new Clock scripts. They now get time format from
  the user's locale settings and properly use it (by displaying 12h or 24h).
  Using left mouse button you can toggle the display of date/time, right mouse
  button toggles between 12h and 24h mode.

- Szervac Attila created the Hungarian translation of Crystal, thanks!

- Crystal now recognizes UTF-8 environment and properly sets fonts in the
  menus. I left the fonts in window decorations intact, but if FVWM developers
  won't do something about the UTF-8 support in FVWM, I guess I'll have to fix
  all of them too...

- there's a new Dvorak keyboard layout you can use. There's no menu option for
  that, so if you have Dvorak keyboard, you can either put the commands below
  to the '~/.fvwm-crystal/userconfig' file:

  Include components/desktop/Keyboard-Dvorak
  Include components/desktop/Keyboard-Dvorak_NumLock

  or modify the recipe you're using.

Well, that would be it. As usual, you can find complete list of changes in the
ChangeLog. Have fun, and see you next time!

Maciej Delmanowski, <harnir@linux.net.pl>


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Version 3.0.3

Again a very quick release, but at least this one should be ok now - at least
I hope... What's new:

- There's a dedicated Debian menu support - if you will create
  /Applications/debian category, it will be specially treated on the app
  panels and menus (there will be a category icon shown, instead of an
  application icon). /Applications/debian category is not included in the
  database by default, instead it will be created using Debian menu system and
  available in the FVWM-Crystal's .deb package.

- I've added "Mouse Bindings Reference" in the documentation - now you can
  know everything about your desktop bindings. :-)

- 'fvwm-crystal' startup script has been changed, now it looks in the
  '../share/fvwm-crystal/fvwm' for the config files - that means, if you have
  Crystal installed in /usr/local directory, script must be in /usr/local/bin
  and configuration files must be in /usr/local/share/... directory; similar
  situation with the /usr installation. On the bright side, there's no need
  now to edit the startup script.

- Makefile has been cleaned up, it should now work smoothly. Installation
  parameters are changed a little, instead of 'PREFIX=' you need to use
  'prefix=' in the command line.

Well, I guess that's it... If there will be any problems to fix, just let me
know on <harnir@gna.org>. Have fun! :-)


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Version 3.0.2

Bugs hunt me with each version :-) This is a "quick fix" release, just with
small  fixes and improvements:

- Makefile script was modified to support different directories with
  'fvwm-crystal.desktop' files, some distributions use /usr/share/xsessions
  and some use /etc/X11/Sessions; make will check which one is available and
  put the .desktop file in it. Also there's new 'make dist', so there should
  no problems with file permissions from now on.

- I've added a ViM syntax hilighting file, 'addons/fvwm.vim'. If you use vim,
  you can put it in ~/.vim/syntax/ directory. Also almost all configuration
  files have now vim modeline, so they should be recognized as FVWM
  configuration files.

Recently BerliOS servers have become voulnerable - they had world-readable
password files. Here's the full story:
http://metawire.org/~parasitical/vulns/berliospass/
Because of that I'm planning to move FVWM-Crystal project to another server,
http://gna.org/, so this will be the last release on the BerliOS servers. When
that happens, I'll let you know on the website and the mailing list about the
change.


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Version 3.0.1

It's been 3 months since FVWM-Crystal 3.0, there are now few interesting
changes in the code, so I decided to release new version. Changes are not yet
complete, for example localizations are not updated...

New, simplified installation procedure
--------------------------------------
Michael Stilkerich created new 'Makefile' script, cleaner and simplified. Now
all you need to install Crystal is to issue command:

	make [PREFIX=/usr] install

The [PREFIX=] part is optional and can be used to change default installation
directory. You can now also uninstall Crystal by issuing command

	make [PREFIX=/usr] uninstall


"NumLock Hell" is over ;-)
--------------------------
From the beginning Crystal users suffered because of the problems with NumLock
- FVWM recognizes it as another keyboard modifier, so when it was on, many
keyboard bindings or mouse functions didn't work. This version will eliminate
that problem. I couldn't use "IgnoreModifiers" function (didn't work as
expected), so I literally copied each binding and added NumLock as another
modifier - for example there are now "Alt + grave" and "Alt + NumLock + grave"
bindings. This system is transparent and can be easily turned off, because
NumLock bindings are in separate files. Currently NumLock affects only numeric
keyboard - when it's on, you can write numbers; when it's off, you can use
window controls. All other keyboard and mouse bindings work in either NumLock
state.


Icons from The Tango Project
----------------------------
I decided to use icons from the Tango Project (http://www.tango-project.org/)
on desktop panels and in the menus. Also application categories got their own
icons, visible in the application menus. You will have to update your recipes
if, for example, you will not see icons on the panel because of the filename
changes. This also results in colorset changes, one colorset
($[cs-panel-inactive-MiniIon]) is removed, because it's not needed anymore
- it was used to "colorize" b&w icons on the panels.


Rearranged application database (again)
---------------------------------------
Sorry for that, it probably drives you nuts by now... ;-) I moved the app
categories around, so they will be "compatible" with Tango Project's icons and
probably with GNOME/KDE application categories. Of course there are new
applications and icons supported, as usual.


GDM login manager support
-------------------------
If GDM is installed and running, it's used to shutdown or reboot the computer
instead of the 'sudo' command. You can also create new session, fullscreen or
nested, from the Exit menu. If GDM is not present or running, old 'sudo'
commands will be used instead.


Updated audio & music player support
------------------------------------
- You can now select preffered music player and audio mixer separately, for
  example use 'mpd' to play music and 'aumix' to control audio volume.
- There's added support for XMMS2 player, however it's not yet complete.
- There's new key binding: Alt + Shift + /. It toggles between random and
  sequential playback.

Changes in the recipes:
-----------------------
- "Nebulae" recipe has now "FVWM-Crystal" submenu in the main applications
  menu.
- There are new recipes: "Clean" is similar to "Clean Vertical", but has
  horizontal desktop placement; "TopDown" has bigger pager window on the top
  edge of the screen, and application panel on the bottom edge.


Changes in window focus system:
-------------------------------
- There is now different focus method for 'ClickToFocus' and 'SloppyFocus'
  options; the difference: while using SloppyFocus when you switch desktops,
  at first window which has mouse pointer is focused, if there's none, last
  used window is focused. ClickToFocus uses "old" method, without checking
  which window has mouse pointer.
- There is now small resistance when you try to move windows off the screen
  edge - that should prevent the "desktop switching bug" a little, because it
  will be now harder to move a window off the screen.


New keyboard bindings
---------------------
- Alt + Home - moves mouse pointer to the top-left corner of the screen - easy
  way to get rid of it when it stands in your way.
- Alt + h, j, k, l - moves windows to the respective desktop edges (like movement
  keys in Vi), centered on the edge.
- Alt + Shift + h, j, k, l - moves windows to the desktop corners (h - top
  left, j - bottom left, k - top right, l - bottom right).


Other minor changes:
--------------------
- Transient and "Untitled" windows have now titlebars, except of
  "OpenOffice.org" windows, because of the toolbar system
- "Urgency hint' functions in FVWM are cleared, so now gajim should work as
  expected (it will not focus it's window when on each received message)
- Menus with long creation time (like the wallpapers menu) will show the
  "busy" cursor for an indication that something is happening.


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Version 3.0

Well, here it is... I would like to thank all the people who helped me with
this project, for their ideas and support... Thanks :-) OK, enough with the
small talk...

There aren't many drastical changes from the previous release. Many bugs were
hunt down and crushed, there is new window decoration (for all those
dark-desktop lovers out there), there is some new documentation (description
of the new application database).

What you can notice pretty fast is lack of titlebar on the transient windows.
That's because of new OO.org 2.0 and it's detachable toolbars - they just had
double titlebars, so I've had to do something with that and this was the only
solution. I hope that you will like the idea.

You can now put wallpapers in '~/.fvwm/wallpapers/' directory as well as in
'~/wallpapers/'. That makes Crystal configuration even more consistent,
I guess...

I know that you have sometimes small changes, which you had to put in
a recipe, but these changes are good for most of them (for example new
keybindings). There was no easy way to add them - but now it is. If you create
a file called '~/.fvwm/userconfig', it will be loaded after all Crystal
configuration and recipes. Now everything can be in one place :)

Well, that's it. I'm packaging and releasing a full version, hope that you
will like it. Have fun :-)

Maciej Delmanowski <harnir@post.pl>


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Version 3.0.RC3
What's new:

* New application menu/panel generator
--------------------------------------
At least, Rafal Bisingier brings new version of his application panel
generator, completely rewritten and with new database system. Here are it's
most interesting features:

- database is based on a directory and file structure. Each menu and submenu
  is a category, each file is the program entry. Metainformation about
  installed programs is included in the file name. Basically, each "file" in
  the database is a script which is executed by FVWM when a program from
  a menu or panel is selected (therefore all files need to have executable
  flag set). In the script itself you can put any command(s) you want. You can
  find more information about the database structure by executing
  'fvwm-crystal.apps --help'
- you can combine different "database trees" into one large menu system
  - system-wide database and user-wide database can be easily created and
  maintained
- menu and panel generator is very flexible, allowing for example creation of
  submenus that popup upwards instead of (standard) downwards, or creating
  different menus for different places

* New recipe, "Nebulae"
-----------------------
If you like Windows-like Start menu and toolbar, you should try this recipe :)
Most of the features are there, including trayer and pager window shown/hidden
using a button on the panel. When you click on the "Crystal" menu with LMB,
a menu with available applications pops up, middle click shows the old "system
menu".

* Support for Nautilus file manager
-----------------------------------
If you don't like ROX-Filer, but want to have icons on the desktop, you can
use Nautilus - it's mow selectable from the 'Preferences" menu if you want to
have desktop manager, and which one (of both ROX and Nautilus are installed).
Unfortunately Nautilus has it's own menu under RMB so "instant terminal" won't
be possible... Unless you bind it to the middle mouse button which works as
usual. And of course you can change desktop wallpaper using Crystal built-in
menu, while using the Nautilus desktop (gconftool needs to be installed for
this to work).

* Old "Exit" menu brought back
------------------------------
I've been criticized because of the "safe" Exit menu, so the old one is back
by default. If you want to use the safer version, it's still available as
'components/functions/Exit-Safe'.

* Changes in the icon system
----------------------------
There is new default application icon, taken from the GNOME default iconset,
it looks nicer than transparent X, I hope. :) Image path is now relative to
the icon theme directory, not inside it, so you can change the preferred icon
size easier. There is also support for user-side icons (you still need to
maintain the directory structure in your ~/.fvwm/, including the icon theme
name) - if Crystal finds an icon in the user directory structure, it will be
used instead of the original one.

That are the most interesing changes, I think... There are also many bugfixes,
like "black panels" after startup or shadow effect in the FvwmMPD windows.
Just updated translations are missing from this release, which I hope will
change with 3.0 version. Because of that I'm beginning "call for translators"
- if you want to have FVWM-Crystal in your own (or favourite) language, send
the translated .po files to harnir@post.pl, I happily include them in the 3.0
release :) I'm giving you time until Haloween, 31st of October. Until then,
have fun with new version :)

Maciej Delmanowski, <harnir@post.pl>


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Version 3.0.RC2
What's new:

This time I didn't change directory structure too much, sorry guys ;)

* New window decoration system
------------------------------
Basically, window decorations are now defined by two "factors" - how they
should look (a theme) and what kind of buttons they should have (a button
layout).

There are currently 5 different button setups:
- FVWM-Crystal - plain old and loved ;) button style, with two Close buttons
  and several other enhancements
- MS Windows - for beginners? Three buttons on the right and a menu on the
  left
- MacOS X - three buttons on the left, looks awsome with Aqua window
  decoration :)
- OS/2 - Close button on the left, iconify and maximize on the right
- NeXTStep - for WindowMaker lovers :)

All button layouts show the window menu when you press and hold one of them,
also titlebar functions are the same (Raise|Resize|Lower).

You will find all old window decorations included, from user's point of view
there is no change here. 'Aqua' and 'Gentoo' window decorations have new set
of button images, there are also new decorations: Clearlooks (3 color
versions), DawnSky, Motif and SystemG. Bug which caused window decorations to
appear oddly after some changes is removed and shouldn't be a problem any
more.

* New "Preferences" menu
------------------------
You can find it under the main menu. Currently you can setup preferred
"recipe" (moved from "Developer menu"), music player, default terminal
(separately for "normal" and QuakeConsole), focus policy and behaviour of the
terminals.

* New FvwmScript scripts
------------------------
You can now check current date using the clock - click once to see the date in
"dd/mm" format, click second time or wait to see the clock.

There are new scripts for ACPI functions, like battery status, CPU frequency
and temperature. You can see them in action on "Default with ACPI" recipe.

* Vertical desktops
-------------------
Yup, you can now have vertically aligned desktop pages, that means vertical
pager :) There is an example "Clean Vertical" recipe included, so you can try
it right away. Keyboard and window shortcuts are automatically updated.

* New keyboard bindings
-----------------------
For keyboards without numeric part, such as those on notebooks/laptops, you
can find new keyboard shortcuts:
	Alt + minus		raise window
	Alt + Shift + minus	lower window
	Alt + equal		maximize
	Alt + Shift + equal	fullscreen
	Alt + backspace		iconify
	Alt + Shift + backspace	close

* Secure "Exit" menu
--------------------
Now you need to select a submenu entry to perform "dangerous" actions, such as
Logout, Shutdown or Reboot. This may sound a bit controversial, so give me
a hint if you like it or not.

* Updates in the music support
------------------------------
New music players are supported: Quod Libet and cdcd (Audo CD playback).
Unfortunately some functions are limited or missing, due to the limitations of
these players (well, they don't support everything, you know...).

There are also many bugfixes, enhancments and features, you can see them in
the ChangeLog. Stay tuned :)

Maciej Delmanowski <harnir@post.pl>

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Version 3.0.RC1
What's new:

The biggest change - I've rewritten all configuration files, hopefully the
last time. I know that I've said this before, you can shoot me in the head for
that. Why this is different? Crystal is now more open and flexible than ever
before, new additions should be made very easy and in straightforward way.
Oh, and of course it's not compatible with older releases, sorry for that
(window decorations and colorsets are compatible though).

Other major changes:

- installation scripts: you can now install FVWM-Crystal using standard
  './configure && make && make install' and everything should work just fine.
  No more problems with missing functionality or dependencies, scripts will
  tell you everything you need to know. That should also make biulding
  distribution packages easier.

- standard, UNIX-like configuration support: during startup Crystal scripts
  look on three places for configuration files, loading first that is found:
  a) user directory (usually '~/.fvwm')
  b) system configuration (by default '/etc/X11/fvwm/fvwm-crystal')
  c) directory where package was installed (usually
  '/usr/share/fvwm-crystal/fvwm' or '/usr/local/share/fvwm-crystal/fvwm')
  That way users can make their own changes (see below) which affect only
  their account, system administrators can make the changes affecting all
  users (but if user will change the same thing, the user's configuration is
  loaded instead), and things that weren't modified are taken from the
  original configuration.

- "configuration tree": almost all files are loaded using special functions
  which search in above places for the files being loaded. It works like this:
  "Include components/functions/Wallpaper" will look for files called:
  '~/.fvwm/components/functions/Wallpaper', then if it wasn't found,
  '/etc/X11/fvwm/fvwm-crystal/components/functions/Wallpaper', and if this
  also wasn't found,
  '<fvwm-crystal-installation>/components/functions/Wallpaper'. That way you
  can make changes to the original files which will be preserved for further
  updates, and it will override the original ones. All you need to do is
  preserve the directory structure. Not all files are working this way yet,
  see the TODO file for details.

- "desktop recipes": configuration is now divided in two "parts": there are
  small files, usually functions, bindings, etc. located in the 'components/'
  directory. From these files you can "compose" a desktop using special file
  called "recipe", located in the 'recipes/' directory. Recipes themselves
  usually load other files, such as functions and bindings. Desktop panel
  configuration is also located in the recipe files. Recipes can be selected
  from a handy menu, so you can decide easily, which recipe to use. Thanks to
  this system you don't need to have usual FVWM-Crystal features, because they
  are optional. That way it's easy to build your own desktop from scratch
  without lose of the powerful features like window decorations or application
  panel system. Speaking of these panels: they are no longer stored as
  generated files; instead output of 'fvwm-crystal.apps' script is read
  directly by FVWM using PipeRead. This way you can make more powerful panels,
  with other things than just application icons - see the new "desktop layout"
  or "recipe" called Dock - it's modelled after XFCE/CDE panel.

- support for many applications: currently there are two examples of this
  support: you can use either 'habak' or 'Esetroot' for setting the desktop
  wallpaper - Crystal will search for them and use the one which is available
  automatically. The second example is usage of music player: currently there
  are two, MPD and XMMS. Crystal will look for 'mpd' binary, and load
  specified functions for controlling the player; if 'mpd' is not installed,
  Crystal will look for 'xmms' instead and load set of functions for this
  player. You can easily add support for other music players or different
  programs, like the screenshot tool or screensaver.

- application database was greatly extended, so most applications that you use
  will be available from the menu. Every application has it's own
  corresponding icon (although there are missing icons for 48x48 size), so
  there should be no more "empty" buttons on the panel or in the menus.

- 'wallpapers/' directory: now you have 3 different wallpapers at the first
  startup available, so if you have a wallpaper setting tool like 'habak' or
  'Esetroot' installed, you will see a nice desktop at the first startup - no
  more problems with missing wallpaper or gray desktop panels :)

- new "old" icon directories: they are now similar to the '/usr/share/icons'
  directory, for example: 'icons/Default/22x22/fvwm-crystal/',
  'icons/Default/32x32/apps/' and so on. This way you can make your own icon
  themes or use different icon sizes in the menus and application panels.

- FVWM-Crystal uses gettext for localization strings - now it's easier to make
  new translations and memory usage is smaller.

There are also more small modifications included. I hope that you will like
this release and give me some good feedback about it :)

Maciej Delmanowski <harnir@post.pl>