Nuvola 4.13 was released on October 14th, 2018.
Nuvola 4.13 gathers all goodies that were continuously released to the genuine flatpak builds of Nuvola since July 21st, 2018. If you read Nuvola News blog regularly, chances are that you are already aware of most of the changes described below. Also, Nuvola News articles, unlike this changelog, contain screenshots to better illustrate the changes.
Spotify: Widevine Plugin Update Required. Nuvola 4.12.20 was updated to use Chromium 68.0.3440.75 (a bit delayed by another issue) to solve the incompatibility of Widevine plugin. Users who use any of the older versions of the Widevine plugin will be asked to update it to achieve maximal compatibility. If you encounter any issues, please don’t hesitate to report them. [GitHub ticket]
Some Apps Use Dark Theme by Default. Nuvola 4.11.60 brought back the option to use a dark theme variant. Nuvola 4.12.20 goes further and enables the dark theme by default for 9 scripts whose user interface is rather dark. Other apps use a light variant by default if the theme provides it. As always, you can change these default settings in the preferences.
Tweaked Scrollbars. After the dark theme option was reintroduced, the default ugly Chromium scrollbars became the last noisy element ruining the otherwise pleasant visual experience. Nuvola 4.12.20 tackles that with new dark scrollbars (enabled by default for the 9 dark apps). Other apps use new light scrollbars. As always, you can change these default settings in the preferences.
About Dialog with Tips Shown on Start-Up. Nuvola performs start-up checks to make sure all dependencies are satisfied. It used to show a simple start-up to present the progress, bit it now shows a set of useful tips instead: how to add an app to favorites or pin to a dock for faster access; how to open Preferences and a help corresponding to individual features; how to report a bug, suggest a feature or ask a question. When all start-up checks are finished, the dialog usually closes automatically. You can show the tips anytime later, just click the Menu button, then About.
New Documentation Written from Scratch. Nuvola has finally received new documentation. I’ve been writing it from scratch for a while and hope it will be more useful than the old one. You can now open help pages of individual features with a single click from the recently redesigned preferences dialog.
Two Clicks to Report Bug and New Issue Templates. Nuvola now provides extra menu actions to report bugs, ask questions or suggest features more easily. The actions point directly to the new issue templates on GitHub.
Flash Plugin Update. Good news is that BBC iPlayer 1.5.7 has recently joined the no-Flash party, which makes Amazon Cloud Player the last script which needs Flash plugin for audio playback. While the long-term goal is to get rid of the Flash plugin entirely, Nuvola comes with a small security improvement: If you use Amazon Cloud Player, Nuvola will ask you to confirm the upgrade of Flash plugin every time a new release is available. Nuvola will then download and install the new version for you. (This applies only to builds with Chromium Embedded Framework.)
New Releases of Scripts. Amazon Cloud Player 5.8, BBC iPlayer 1.6, Deezer 3.1, Google Play Music 6.2, Jango 2.5, Jupiter Broadcasting 1.3, KEXP 1.4, Mixcloud 4.2, ownCloud Music 1.4, Plex 1.5, Pocket Casts 1.2, Qobuz 1.2, SoundCloud 1.5, Spotify 3.1, Yandex Music 1.7, YouTube 2.1 and YouTube Music 1.3. See individual changelogs for details.
Other changes since release 4.12.0:
convert-project: CircleCI configuration was added to run
nuvolasdk check-projectwhen a new commit is pushed. Look at Tiliado projet at CircleCI to see the results. [GitHub ticket]
--girconfigure flag to build it.
--no-strictto disable that.