Loki Updates for May

You thought we’d skip this month due to the big Loki release, didn’t you?

If you’ve recently installed Loki 0.4.1 you may not have noticed that some of these things are new. But for those upgrading from Loki 0.4.0 here’s a list of updates for the month of May.

Look & Feel

You may have noticed new battery icons in the panel, but you may not have noticed several other icon changes like a refined Terminal icon, new USB key icons, non-generic icons for meson build files and CSV files, and more.

AppCenter

More specific error messages in the payments dialog

There are now more detailed error messages when payments fail; you’ll be told if the error occurred because of incorrect payment info, processing issues, or if something else went wrong like your bank blocking the payment.

We also received several reports about the “date” field in AppCenter payment dialogs. It now accepts dates formatted as either MM/YY or MMYY.

Panel

A long requested feature fulfilled! The power indicator now includes a brightness slider.

The applications menu received performance improvements along with the ability to start an AppCenter search.

The notifications indicator will no longer save notifications marked by apps as “transient”. Also, when apps request to withdraw a notification they will now be removed from the indicator. Thanks to your reports, we’ve tracked down and fixed several possible crashes when apps send bad info with their notifications.

We’ve also improved stability of the Ayatana Indicator compatibility layer.

Bits and Bobs

Fixed an issue where hitting the esc key in authentication dialogs didn’t actually cancel the authentication action. Fixed an issue where Language & Region settings was empty when first run. User Accounts settings now sends a toast for undo.

Our development library Granite was updated to version 0.4.1 and received its own blog post, so make sure to check that out.

In addition to the updates mentioned above, you can always rely on updated translations, stability fixes, and general code cleaning. Make sure to pop open AppCenter and hit “Update All” to get the latest and greatest.


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