Announce: mousetweaks 3.1.2

Dear reader,

Mousetweaks version 3.1.2 has been released and can be downloaded from:  (1.94M)
  sha256sum: 1d472faa269948c3f187c4078db00e744a7fd8182cc9fe9c71c92aba4c47e550 (2.12M)
  sha256sum: 89462f173efa16d892a0a9ece4b10d3cb90ed6efe0072eebeeac944f041e3e94

What is mousetweaks ?

The Mousetweaks package provides mouse accessibility enhancements for
the GNOME desktop. The enhancements are:
1. It offers a way to perform the various clicks without using any
hardware button. (hover click)

2. It allows users to perform a secondary click by keeping the primary
mousebutton pressed for a determined amount of time. (simulated
secondary click)

3. For desktops using the gnome-panel, it provides two panel applets that
the user can install on the gnome-panels.
- The first applet provides an alternative way to control the hover click.
- The second applet creates an area on the panel into which the pointer
  can be captured until the user releases it with a predefined button
  and modifier combination.

The hover click and the simulated secondary click can be accessed through
the Universal Access control panel in the GNOME Control Center. The applets
however can only be accessed on the gnome-panel.

What is new in this release ?

Misc changes, improvements and fixes:

    - Fix up the config.h includes
    - Remove animate-cursor key from mousetweaks.convert
    - Limit passive mouse button grabs to the mouse wheel
    - Use new macro for boxed gtypes
    - Disable multidevice support in gdk
    - Raise dependency from libpanel-applet-3-0 to libpanel-applet-4-0

New and updated translations:

    [ac@valencia] Carles Ferrando
    [ug] Abduxukur Abdurixit

Notes for distributions about the 2.91 branch  and above

1. Handling of the applets for the gnome-panel

The 2.91 branch and above of mousetweaks are targeted at GNOME 3 that is shipping the new GNOME Shell. As the GNOME Shell does not anymore use the gnome-panel, the default of mousetweaks has been changed to not build the applets for the gnome-panel.

However, if your distribution is still shipping the gnome-panel, it is recommanded to enable the building of the applets when packaging mousetweaks for the distribution. There are two new configuration switches for that:

By doing so, people using a desktop with the gnome-panel will be able to install the applets as usual on the panel. Moreover, for people using a desktop without gnome-panel, there should be no other drawback than the little space used by the applets on their harddisk.

2. Requires gnome-settings-daemon based on gsettings

The 2.91 branch and above of GNOME also switched from gconf to gsettings; and mousetweaks followed the move. Thus, mousetweaks needs the gnome-settings-daemon based on gsettings; it does not work properly with the gnome-settings-daemon based on gconf.

Consequently, distributions that are still shipping the gnome-settings-daemon based on gconf should continue to ship version 2.32 of mousetweaks, because it also uses gconf.

Many thanks to all contributors.

Best regards,

The MouseTweaks team

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