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The current stable version of Dunst is 1.3.2 released on May 6 2018.

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Bugfix releases

Version 1.3.2 fixes a crash when trying to load an invalid or corrupt icon file.

Version 1.3.1 addresses a race condition that can cause the service file to be empty upon installation.


v1.3 release notes

Version 1.3 is supposed to be fully backwards compatible with 1.2.

For users:

  • Behavioural changes

    Dunst respects the timeout with millisecond accuracy now. Notifications with a one second timeout are not shown up to three seconds. Additionally you can specify timeout values in milliseconds, seconds, minutes, hours or days using the ms, s, h, or d suffix in the config value respectively.

    Transient notifications time out ignoring the idle_threshold setting and are not saved in history. This can be overridden with a rule containing set_transient = no. In the same vein there is the match_transient condition to match transient notifications via rules.

    A prefixed tilde (~/) in path settings (browser, dmenu, script) is interpreted as the home folder of the user.

  • Configuration Options

    icon_folders got deprecated and renamed to icon_path. icon_folders is still supported, but will get removed in future.

    The option ellipsize got introduced. It controls where to ellipsize the text of an overlong notification if word_wrap=no.

For maintainers:

  • Dependencies

    The GTK3+ dependency got removed. Instead of this gdk-pixbuf is required explicitly. This had been a transient dependency before.

    In the Makefile, libxrandr is now specified to require version 1.5 or newer. The dependency on libxrandr >= 1.5 is not new, Dunst 1.2.0 required it too but there was no active check for it.

  • Installation process

    The internals of dunst’s make installation process have slightly changed. The install routine won’t install the service files for DBus and systemd in a hardcoded subdirectory of $PREFIX. It’ll now query the dbus-1 and systemd pkg-config packages for those paths and will put it there.

    To overwrite the pkg-config values, you can manually specify another path. Use SERVICEDIR_(DBUS|SYSTEMD) vars as parameters to your make calls.

    For all introduced variables, see the README.

  • Portability

    GNU-specific functions have been disabled to make dunst portable to nongnu libc’s.

For a full list of changes see CHANGELOG.