GNOME Settings Daemon 3.9.5 Adds RFKill Support for Linux Systems

This development release also adds support for custom OLEDs

By on August 18th, 2013 17:41 GMT

The GNOME developers behind the GNOME Settings Daemon application, a daemon run by all GNOME sessions to provide live access to configuration settings and the changes done to them, announced the development version 3.9.5.

GNOME Settings Daemon 3.9.5 is available for testing in the unstable GNOME 3.9.5 desktop environment, and it introduces RFKill support for Linux systems, as well as a completely rewritten Smartcard plugin. Below is detailed list with all the changes implemented in this unstable version of GNOME Settings Daemon:

Build:
- Empty directories are no longer created in /etc;
- Removes various GTK+ includes that were no longer used;

Color:
- Added new functionality in colord;
- Disabled the X11 specific color management when running on Wayland;

Cursor:
- OSK is now requested automatically when the cursor is disabled (requires GNOME-Shell changes);

Media-keys:
- Fixed an issue with launched application that were not getting focused;

Power:
- A property is now used for the screen brightness, instead of custom API;

Housekeeping:
- Created the ~/.local/share/applications directory, so that GNOME-Shell can monitor it;

Printers:

- Translated printer warnings;

Wacom:
- Button shortcuts can now be edited using the new OSD window;
- Fixed the "ring not showing up in the OSD" issue;
- The OSD flashing is now prevented on the primary display;
- The highlight duration of buttons in the OSD has been modified to have longer fade in/out;
- Added support for custom OLEDs;
- Only the touch device is now ignored when turning it off;
- Fixed various UI problems with the OSD;

XRandR:
- The transformation matrix is now used to rotate touchscreens;
- The layout of adjacent screens has been simplified, fixing bugs on various changing systems;
- A dialog for xrandr failures will no longer be displayed;

XSettings:
- The GTK+ XSettings have been deprecated.

Download GNOME Settings Daemon 3.9.5 right now from Softpedia. Remember that this is a development version and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended for testing purposes only.

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