GNU Xnee 3.09 (‘Moore’) released

We are pleased to announce the availability of GNU Xnee 3.09

GNU Xnee is a suite of programs that can record, replay and distribute  user actions under the X11 environment. Think of it as a robot that can imitate the job you just did. GNU Xnee can be used to:

  • Automate tests
  • Demonstrate programs
  • Distribute actions
  • Record and replay ‘macro’
  • Retype the content of a file

Getting the Software

or one of the mirror sites as found in:


c59b875a522dc71be545921c30a0c807  xnee-3.09.tar.gz

111533042 1782493 xnee-3.09.tar.gz

New in this release

* Fixed bugs:

Reported on Savannah:
#31231: Replay in demo mode malfunctions
#28238: XI2 extension support
#28431: Separate tests needing a running X server
#32291: Xnee fails checking gtk.h
#28242: Missing makeinfo dep in configure

Reported on xnee-devel mailing list:
cnee loves Xephyr ?

Debian bug report:
# 613237 “3.08 is available which works fine in unstable”

About calling the release “Moore”

Following the tradition to pay tribute to old heroes who have passed away this release is named after Gary Moore. I used to listen to Thin Lizzy and from there I discovered Moore. Somewhere in a box somewhere I have a shaped picture 12″ vinyl of Shapes of things. This song is written by Yardbirds member so I discovered them through Moore ….

5 responses to “GNU Xnee 3.09 (‘Moore’) released

  1. I just found xnee 3.09 this morning after trying out various prior versions unsuccessfully on Ubuntu Maverick. For my purposes cnee works wondrously well although sometimes it tends to create some effects e.g. I am unable to open directories on my desktop. That could be due to experimentation. Incidentally I am still trying to get gnee to work?

    Excellent work and greatly appreciated.

    • Thanks .. I am not sure what you mean with being unable to open directories. How do you try to open them? Has Xnee in any way changed the permissions of the direrctories? …

  2. Thanks for testing it…

    I am using a std Ubuntu install and have no problem with F5 as stop key. When using F12 instead Xnee warns:

    Error number: 24
    Error: Bad grab data
    Solution: You have requested to grab the same key more than once or one already grabbed

    So cnee should not go down with a segfault if (trying to) grabbing an already grabbed key.

    again, thanks 🙂

  3. Cool. I definitely wasn’t seeing any segfaults with Maverick/xnee 3.09. I’ll check this functionality out again now that I’m running KDE on 11.04. Thanks for the update!

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