Monthly News – March 2018

We’d like to send a huge thank you to all the people who donate to us. Many thanks also to all of you for your feedback, ideas, and contributions to our project.

Xreader

We worked on improving the PDF reader a bit.

We added a preferences window and the ability to add history and expand buttons in the toolbar.

It is now possible to change the size of the thumbnails and that size is remembered for each document.

Many bugs were fixed, annotations can now be removed and ePub documents can now be saved.

Support for smooth-scrolling was improved and if recent documents are enabled in your desktop’s privacy settings, the PDF reader will show you the most recently opened documents.

Configurable maximum volume in Cinnamon

In the upcoming version of Cinnamon, you’ll be able to define the maximum sound output volume.

In the past, the applet and the multimedia keys allowed you to set the sound volume between 0 and 100%, and you could open the sound settings to get access to amplification and set the volume all the way to 150%.

This was changed. A new setting was added to define the maximum sound volume.

The sound applet, the multimedia keys and the sound settings allow you to set the volume between 0 and the maximum sound volume value.

This is useful for laptops which speakers aren’t very loud.. setting a maximum volume louder than 100% adds a little bit of amplification.

It’s also useful in certain cases, when you don’t want the maximum volume to be as loud as what the speakers allow. That maximum value can be set lower than 100%.

Meson

We started using the Meson build system. Our experience with it so far has been extremely positive.

4 projects are now using it: xapps, nemo, cinnamon-desktop and xplayer-plparser.

In comparison to Autotools, we find Meson much faster and simpler to maintain. As a result, we spend less time focusing on the builds and more time focusing on the projects themselves.

Long term, we’re likely to port all our projects to Meson.

Sponsorships:

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Community Sponsors:

Donations in February:

A total of $9,969 were raised thanks to the generous contributions of 437 donors:

$1337 (3rd donation), Shawn C aka “citypw
$300 (2nd donation), Mikhail C.
$125, William F.
$110 (2nd donation), Filatov V.
$109 (3rd donation), Miguel D. D. M.
$109 (2nd donation), aka “Phantasus
$109, Clive R.
$103 (4th donation), Mimi
$100 (2nd donation), William N.
$100, Jack S.
$100, Jerme
$100, Eric F.
$100, Corinne D.
$100, William N.
$100, Brian C.
$99.99, JohnFrumm
$75, Carl M.
$70 (3rd donation), C. Lamb aka “Mike”
$55 (5th donation), Mike M.
$55 (2nd donation), Michael C.
$54 (9th donation), Claude M.
$54 (5th donation), Helmut S.
$54 (2nd donation), Claudia K.
$54, Agustin B.
$54, Frank D.
$54, Walther S.
$54, Michele T.
$54, Pierre V.
$54, Vittorio A.
$54, John R.
$54, Aldo M.
$54, Marcin G.
$54, Daniel F.
$54, Patrick M.
$54, SyBorg
$54, Jos G.
$54, J.l.p.w. V.
$50 (24th donation), Anthony C. aka “ciak”
$50 (3rd donation), Greg C.
$50 (2nd donation), Derek J.
$50 (2nd donation), Robin S.
$50 (2nd donation), Michael K.
$50, Carlos M.
$50, Stephen E.
$50, Randolph M.
$50, Paul C.
$50, Thomas B.
$50, Somner S.
$50, Kannan S.
$50, Christine L.
$50, Vladimir R.
$49 (8th donation), Bruce R.
$49, Jaroslaw S.
$46 (4th donation), The Hunting of the Snark
$44, Johannes L.
$40 (2nd donation), Christopher E.
$40, Trevor M.
$40, Jack D.
$40, John S. L.
$40, William N.
$35, Clifford H.
$35, Joe K.
$35, Glen K.
$33 (96th donation), Olli K.
$33 (2nd donation), Jean-pierre P.
$33, Frank B.
$33, Gerard C.
$30 (12th donation), Dinu P.
$30 (3rd donation), Зарембо С.
$30 (2nd donation), Bruce F.
$30, generalring.com
$30, 永田 靖
$30, Mike S.
$30, Ryan S.
$30, Woodstock E.
$27 (3rd donation), Markus G.
$27 (2nd donation), Engelbert F.
$27, Hilmar Klemm aka “Speedastir
$27, Luciano B.
$27, Macario S. C. T.
$27, World Privacy and Identity Operations GmbH
$27, Rainer O.
$27, Christian K.
$25 (79th donation), Ronald W.
$25 (28th donation), John M.
$25 (7th donation), Eric W. aka “powerwagon75”
$25 (6th donation), Jack C.
$25 (3rd donation), Michael M.
$25 (3rd donation), Michael G.
$25 (3rd donation), Dennis C.
$25 (3rd donation), Vincent M.
$25 (3rd donation), M L. P.
$25 (2nd donation), Ian L.
$25 (2nd donation), Myron J.
$25, Aaron M.
$25, Ariel R.
$25, Cunningham P. R.
$25, Graham P.
$25, Advent Systems
$25, John Mrochek aka “pcwabbits”
$25, Craig S.
$25, Leo Hamblin
$25, Gary E.
$22 (13th donation), Derek R.
$22 (6th donation), Sachindra Prosad Saha aka “Love you grand dad”
$22 (5th donation), Hermann W.
$22 (3rd donation), Klaus S. aka “northcup
$22 (2nd donation), Benedikt F.
$22 (2nd donation), Peter L.
$22 (2nd donation), Ken W. aka “Tracknut”
$22 (2nd donation), Marin M.
$22 (2nd donation), Francis N.
$22, Pasi J.
$22, Robin H.
$22, Markus S.
$22, Andreas A.
$22, Thomas K.
$22, Jonathan S.
$22, Miroslav Š.
$22, Thomas O.
$22, Federico B.
$22, Jens V.
$22, Siegfried W.
$22, Lutz B.
$22, Claudiu M. I.
$22, Mikkel P.
$22, Elise L. M.
$22, Manuela T.
$22, Daniele P.
$22, Andrey Granik
$22, Marc M.
$22, Egor R.
$22, Martin S.
$21 (2nd donation), Dieter M.
$20 (36th donation), Curt Vaughan aka “curtvaughan ”
$20 (20th donation), Larry J.
$20 (4th donation), Lamont C.
$20 (4th donation), Donald M.
$20 (4th donation), Doug Person aka “Doug
$20 (3rd donation), Dan R.
$20 (2nd donation), Pj S.
$20 (2nd donation), Guy D. aka “Chevreuil”
$20 (2nd donation), Robert G.
$20 (2nd donation), Robert W.
$20 (2nd donation), Alexandru C.
$20, MagicLAMP Mobile Website Applications
$20, Christos K.
$20, Gerard D.
$20, Jesse D.
$20, Andrzej W.
$20, Arne P.
$20, Barry J.
$20, Juan Jose Borges aka “Mundojuanpro”
$20, Erik R.
$20, Joe S.
$20, Robert V
$20, Nastos T.
$20, Jason P.
$20, Donald P.
$20, Harris Lowry Manton LLP
$20, Ray B.
$20, Ricardo D.
$20, Ross K.
$20, Thomas E.
$20, Holiander, Inc
$20, Mirko D.
$20, Gary W.
$20, Control E.
$20, Ryan C.
$20, Claudio A.
$20, Jason S.
$20, Jeffrey S.
$20, James A. C.
$20, Jorge T. B.
$20, Christer B.
$20, Linda L. R.
$20, Michel G.
$19.72 (3rd donation), Juergen M. B.
$19 (2nd donation), Gudmundur O.
$16 (12th donation), Alessandro S.
$16 (2nd donation), Gerhard H.
$16 (2nd donation), Alain P.
$16 (2nd donation), Freywald aka “Ju
$16 (2nd donation), Jean P. S.
$16, Valentin F.
$16, Stefan G.
$16, Michael B.
$16, Ronan R.
$16, Bam D. J.
$16, Wolfgang Templ
$15 (9th donation), Michel C.
$15 (4th donation), Gary L.
$15 (3rd donation), Doug F.
$15 (3rd donation), Constantin M.
$15 (2nd donation), Wilfred F.
$15 (2nd donation), Jean-francois L.
$15, James B.
$15, Alexander A.
$15, Daniel B.
$15, Roger C. J.
$15, James H. W.
$15, Michael M.
$14, Ken M.
$13.9, Howard W.
$13 (22nd donation), Anonymous
$13 (22nd donation), Anonymous
$13, Rafał K.
$13, Alexandre C.
$13, Ofir P.
$12 (83th donation), Tony C. aka “S. LaRocca”
$12 (29th donation), JobsHiringnearMe
$12 (13th donation), Johann J.
$12 (8th donation), Ray
$12, Aidan G.
$11 (6th donation), Eskild T.
$11 (5th donation), Antonio aka “pengu73”
$11 (5th donation), Gabriel S.
$11 (4th donation), Egil J.
$11 (3rd donation), Jorgen H.
$11 (3rd donation), Danial B.
$11 (3rd donation), Johan H.
$11 (3rd donation), Danilo S.
$11 (3rd donation), M. B. .
$11 (2nd donation), Günter C. K.
$11 (2nd donation), Ba T. N.
$11 (2nd donation), Christoph D.
$11 (2nd donation), Rainer F.
$11 (2nd donation), Luca M.
$11 (2nd donation), Marcin G.
$11, Gianmarco F.
$11, Pascal D.
$11, Jorge L.
$11, Georgina W.
$11, Robert S.
$11, Enrico R.
$11, Maksims D.
$11, Jeoffrey G.
$11, Maarten aka “Mash”
$11, Michelle M.
$11, Arthur B.
$11, Nick M. aka “manikos
$11, Helmut K.
$11, Rolf D.
$11, Peter M.
$11, Donatas D.
$11, John V.
$11, Danilo R.
$11, Stephan S.
$11, Brian M.
$10.5, Richard H.
$10 (60th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (59th donation), Tsuguo S.
$10 (27th donation), Thomas C.
$10 (18th donation), Paul O.
$10 (18th donation), Frank K.
$10 (16th donation), Mike C.
$10 (10th donation), Dmitry P.
$10 (8th donation), Chris K.
$10 (7th donation), Elsukov V.
$10 (7th donation), Richard L. S.
$10 (5th donation), Manuel C. aka “Manel”
$10 (5th donation), hotelsnearbyme.net
$10 (4th donation), Thomas D. Y.
$10 (3rd donation), Dohaeng L.
$10 (3rd donation), Dohaeng L.
$10 (3rd donation), Hisakazu Itoi aka “KIBIDANGO
$10 (2nd donation), Mark W.
$10 (2nd donation), Dja aka “linuxmint.com.ru
$10 (2nd donation), Charles G.
$10 (2nd donation), Danial B.
$10 (2nd donation), Lance M.
$10 (2nd donation), Doug S.
$10 (2nd donation), Yoichi N.
$10, James E.
$10, George B.
$10, Jerrod M.
$10, Morrisak
$10, Geert G.
$10, tjcomprocker
$10, Aylton C.
$10, Ronald J.
$10, Sergej K.
$10, Adnan S.
$10, Jacob D.
$10, Grzegorz K.
$10, Jochem K.
$10, Vitaly L.
$10, Steve H.
$10, Wen L.
$10, Peter O.
$10, Laurent R.
$10, Jorge C. S.
$10, Cullen O.
$10, Colin W.
$8 (15th donation), Jim A.
$8 (3rd donation), Helmut S.
$8, Jason Wallwork
$7 (17th donation), CV Smith
$7 (12th donation), Aliki K.
$7 (11th donation), Aliki K.
$7, Neville G.
$5 (21st donation), Eugene T.
$5 (14th donation), Ky LMDE
$5 (13th donation), Bhavinder Jassar
$5 (13th donation), Kouji Sugibayashi
$5 (9th donation), Guillaume G. aka “Tidusrose”
$5 (9th donation), Olaf B.
$5 (9th donation), KLM Merchant Hubs
$5 (8th donation), Blazej P. aka “bleyzer”
$5 (5th donation), GaryD
$5 (5th donation), Jimmy R. W.
$5 (4th donation), Keiko N.
$5 (4th donation), Athanasios F. aka “thanosfrag”
$5 (3rd donation), Kai U. J.
$5 (3rd donation), Lance M.
$5 (3rd donation), Joel M.
$5 (3rd donation), Goto M.
$5 (3rd donation), Gianfranco C.
$5 (3rd donation), Krste C.
$5 (2nd donation), Roger H.
$5 (2nd donation), Elio Blanca
$5 (2nd donation), Vlastimil aka “Servis PC Znojmo CZ
$5 (2nd donation), Goto M.
$5, Dannie S.
$5, Rasel M.
$5, João V. M.
$5, Chris A.
$5, TheAckermann
$5, Jose D. L. A. F. Z.
$5, Kamil K.
$5, Mansoor H.
$5, Joseph M.
$5, Zdeněk Kopřiva
$5, Jorge A.
$5, Vincent S.
$5, Michelle D.
$5, Leigh J.
$5, Carlos C. C.
$5, David G.
$5, Jorge A.
$5, Georgij G.
$5, Peter N.
$5, Constant T.
$5, aka “quantized”
$5, Dimitris C.
$5, Detlef W.
$5, Nedim A.
$5, Jorge A.
$5, Joshua I. James
$5, Naresh G.
$5, Nicole J.
$5, John E.
$5, Thomas B.
$5, Adam Karlsson aka “mined
$5, Jorge A.
$5, Adrian Z.
$5, Trio Usodo aka “Dodot”
$5, Kamil S.
$5, Philip G.
$5, Matthias F.
$5, Артемьев С. aka “SerdjRua”
$5, Louis F.
$5, Халилова А.
$5, Igor G.
$5, Marian I.
$5, Gérard T.
$5, Andrei F.
$4 (2nd donation), Hrvoje B.
$3.7 (4th donation), Keith K.
$3 (17th donation), RoDi – Správa IT
$3 (8th donation), Steven L.
$3 (7th donation), demi pension cheval
$3 (6th donation), Зайцев П.
$3 (3rd donation), Andrei Sotnikov
$3, Hope H.
$3, Amizawa T.
$3, Eiko V.
$3, Giovanni C.
$72.9 from 59 smaller donations

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