The current stable version of Dunst is 1.2.0 released on Jul 12 2017.
After about 3 years of inactivity, dunst is back under active development.
Version 1.2 is supposed to be fully backwards compatible with 1.1 but due to the number of changes and the time since the last release there may be some overlooked breakages. If one is found it should be reported to the bug tracker.
allow_markup setting has been deprecated in favour of
is a multi-value setting that can be used to control much more accurately
how markup in notifications should be handled. Currently it only supports
full as values but it is planned to be expanded soon.
To preserve backwards compatibility,
allow_markup is still supported but
users are encouraged to update their configuration files since it will be
removed after a few major releases.
The DPI value used is now retrieved from the
Xft.dpi X resource if
available. If not, the default value 96 will be used.
Additionally, as an experiment a per-monitor dpi setting, which tries to calculate an acceptable dpi values for each monitor, has been added to the experimental section of the configuration file.
RandR and Xinerama
Dunst switched from using the Xinerama extension to provide multi-monitor
support to using the more modern RandR extension. While this change won’t
affect the majority of users, some legacy drivers do not support RandR. In
that case, the
force_xinerama option was added as a way to fall back to
the old method.
The downside of forcing Xinerama to be used is that dunst won’t be able to detect when a monitor is added or removed meaning that follow mode might break if the screen layout changes.
All the settings in the frame section of the configuration file have been
deprecated and have been moved into the global section. The
frame_size respectively. As with
allow_markup, the old format still works but it’ll be removed in one of the
next major releases.
Deprecation of urgency-specific command line flags
The urgency specific command line flags (
-nb,-cb,-lfr,-nfr,-cfr,-lto,-nto,-cto) have been deprecated with no
plan for a replacement. If you rely on them please respond to issue #328 on
the bug tracker with your use case.
The main repository has been changed to https://github.com/dunst-project/dunst
For a full list of changes see the changelog.