Category Archives: Release

Third year anniversary!

We are very proud to bring you the newest version of your preferred pacman frontend: 0.8.1!

In addition to a bunch of bugfixes, this version also comes with:

  • Simplified Chinese (zh_CN) translation;
  • lxqt-sudo tool support (thanks to Manjaro team);
  • More shortcuts, making octopi easier on keyboard interaction;
  • A brand new ouput dialog for notifier, so users can do a system upgrade without a terminal.
Output dialog in notifier. View all system upgrade actions in real time.

Output dialog in notifier. View all system upgrade actions in real time.

Octopi running in KaOS with a dark plasma 5 theme.

Octopi running in KaOS with a dark plasma 5 theme.

Enjoy, spread the word and consider helping this project:

Version 0.8 finally arrives

After more than six months after latest Octopi release and to celebrate the 1000th commit, it’s time for a new one.

The reason for such a delay was a book I was finishing/revising. A book about Qt5 development (and, curiously, about Octopi itself). Currently it’s only available in portuguese. You can help this project buying it as an eBook at Amazon.

But what about 0.8 new features? Here are the most important ones:

  • This is the first version that requires Qt5;
  • Speed optimizations in startup code (AUR outdated list).
  • Now tab Files shows a progressbar while building the list of files;
  • When outdated packages are printed at Output tab, you can see their information just hovering the mouse over them;
  • Added Parabola GNU/Linux-libre support (thanks to coadde);
  • Added galician translation (thanks to Ismael Ordóñez);
  • At Info tab, packages in “depends On” field are shown as clickable anchors;
  • Information tab now supports “ctrl+F” searching;
  • Help/About dialog now shows Pacman information;
  • Added support to “kcp –information” at Info tab (KaOS only)
In Octopi 0.8 you can see the description of packages shown at the dependson section of Information tab.

In Octopi 0.8 you can see the description of packages shown at the “Depends On” section of Info tab.

In Octopi 0.8, you can see the package description while in outdated pkg list.

In Octopi 0.8, you can see the package description while in outdated pkg list.

Go get it HERE.

Enjoy  😉

Version 0.7 arrives!

The newest version of your beloved pacman front-end has just arrived! Some of the highlights are:

  • Major speed fix, which means faster package list building and faster package filtering;
  • Re enabled Pacaur support;
  • Setup dialog added to notifier! It’s now possible to “set interval” for package checking;
  • New AUR/KCP tool button located at toolbar! That means there’s no more fake “Yaourt”, “Pacaur” or “Kcp” package groups;
  • New tool added: “SysInfo”! Now users can gist their system info to the internet (“gist” package is needed);
  • Package list column sizes are now saved;
  • No more horizontal scroll bar in AUR/KCP mode;
Set "sync interval" option in Octopi-notifier.

Set “sync interval” option in Octopi-notifier.

New tool available: SysInfo! You can gist your system information if you have "gist" installed.

New tool available: SysInfo! Now you can gist your system information if you have “gist” installed.

AUR/KCP button now located at toolbar

AUR/KCP tool button now located at toolbar.

Get it HERE and enjoy!

The 25th release!

After two years since its inception, Octopi has reached version 0.6.0. Highlights of this 25th release include:

  • Thanks to Michaël Lhomme, it brings a new tool called cachecleaner, a frontend to paccache;
  • Honor plural forms in translations;
  • Repoeditor got its own translations;
  • More safety checks in notifier startup;
  • Octopi now starts only showing installed packages for better performance;
  • KaOS only: support for newer kcp tool (faster);
Octopi and Cachecleaner.

Octopi and Cachecleaner.

Go grab it HERE.

Maturing and getting even better: Octopi 0.5!

Thanks to KaOS, Manjaro, Chakra and Arch community support, this new Octopi version comes with some important enhancements:

  • BugFix: mate-terminal was not working 100% – thanks to ringo32;
  • BugFix: Merged offa’s pull request that fixed a bunch of things;
  • Download and Installed Package size is now shown in MiB when sizes are greater than 1024 KiB;
  • Added Qt version info in About dialogs;
  • Showing or hiding group panel is now persisted;
  • Added support for Ctrl+F in Output tab;
  • Added dialog for user to choose his preferred terminal emulator in a QML dialog (accessible thru “Ctrl+Shift+T” if compiled with Qt > 5.3). There is also a new “Terminal” option in “~/.config/octopi/octopi.conf” which controls that;
  • Notifier now syncs database only once a day. There is even a new “SyncDbHour” option in “~/.config/octopi/octopi.conf” to which can be assigned a specific time value (ex: “23”, to sync every day at 23h);
  • Added “sync database” menu option to Notifier, so users can check for changes whenever they want;
  • Added support for KStatusNotifier in Notifier, while in KDE and compiled with Qt5 and “DEFINES += KSTATUS” – thanks to brcha;
  • BugFix: Now RepoEditor keeps SigLevel sections untouched;
Selecting a terminal using "Ctrl+Shift+T"

Selecting a terminal using “Ctrl+Shift+T”

Download size now in MiB.

Download size now in MiB.

Octopi version 0.4.2 is out!

Following the previous release, this one adds an important bugfix in AUR/KCP search mode, among other fixes. Go grab it HERE.

KCP search in Octopi (running under KaOS).

KCP search in Octopi (running under KaOS).

Octopi version 0.4.1 released!

I’m pleased to bring you the latest version of our favorite Qt based pacman frontend.

0.4.1 comes with:

  • A bunch of obligatory bug fixes
  • Argentinian, Basque and Japanese translations
  • Installed size info in tooltips
  • Search by file option (with pacman -Qo)
  • Installed packages are counted based on View filters
  • A string validator is used in search widgets to prevent anomalous character entering

You can also watch these videos I recorded with the precious help of Anke Boersma (KaOS author) which explain the use of all Octopi options in detail.

Enjoy!