How to fix tray icon display issue on Ubuntu 14.04

If you’re using ubuntu desktop 14.04, there is a known problem in the seafile linux client 5.1 and later: The tray icon of seafile client would appear on the top-left corner of the screen.

This is a bug that exists in Qt versions earlier than qt 5.5. And lots of other software are also affected by it. Ubuntu 16.04 is not affected by this bug because it ships with Qt 5.5 (while ubuntu 14.04 ships Qt 5.2).

Here we provide a workaround for this bug.

The Workaround

First install the opt-qt561-trusty ppa and Qt 5.6 packages. The packages are installed to /opt/ so your system won’t be affected.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:beineri/opt-qt561-trusty
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qt56base qt56translations qt56webengine

Download the wrapper script, which tells seafile-applet to use the Qt 5.6 libs we installed just now.

wget -O seafile-applet-qt56
chmod +x seafile-applet-qt56
sudo mv seafile-applet-qt56 /usr/local/bin/

Then download the updated seafile client desktop file, which launchs seafile client through the wrapper scripts you downloaded just now:

wget -O seafile.desktop
sudo cp seafile.desktop /usr/share/applications/seafile.desktop

Now you can launch seafile-applet from the ubuntu dashboard (quit the client first if it’s running). The tray icon of seafile client should appear in the correct position.

Finally, tell apt not to override the seafile.desktop file when you upgrade seafile client in the future:

sudo dpkg-divert --add /usr/share/applications/seafile.desktop

Seafile Pro server 5.1.10 adds file lock auto-expiration

Version 5.1.10 is another maintenance release. File locks will auto expire in 12 hours. This is to prevent file syncing errors when someone forget to unlock a file.

Here is full change log:

  • Remove user from groups when a user is deleted.
  • File lock only valid for 12 hours
  • [multi-institution] Enable institution admin to activate/inactive a user
  • [fix] Showing contact email in user auto-completion if it is set
  • [fix, multi-tenancy] Fix syncing sub-folder of a shared library
  • [fix, multi-tenancy] Fix file audit page broken when a group corresponding to an item is deleted
  • [fix] Fix –export fails without database
  • [fix] Fix users with Umlauts in their display name breaks group management and api2/account/info on some special Linux distribution
  • [fix] Fix can’t generate shared link for read-only shared library
  • [fix] Fix can still view file history after library history is set to “no history”.
  • [fix] Fix after moving or deleting multiple selected items in the webinterface, the buttons are lost until reloading
  • Check user before start seafile. The user must be the owner of seafile-data directory
  • Don’t allow emails with very special characters that may containing XSS string to register
  • [fix] Fix migrate from community edition to pro edition