Issue 55

October 25, 2009

This week… 1781 commits, in 178 projects, by 250 happy hackers (and 298 were translation commits).

  • A fullscreen mode has been added to xchat-gnome (GNOME bug 445638).
  • Jonh Wendell added the ability to use JPEG compression (thus lossy encoding) to vinagre . (GNOME bug 573272)
  • Evince has been changed to always use a different process for every document.
  • Eog got support for animated images, it plays animated images as supported by GdkPixbufAnimation (GNOME bug 335093).
  • gnome-pilot was ported to GtkBuilder, and removed most of its usage of libgnomeui.
  • Empathy removed its applets (megaphone, nothere) and Python bindings of libempathy and libempathy-gtk, on the premise they were unused and applications should use telepathy-glib, and a future telepathy-gtk, via gobject-introspection.
  • Colin Walters updated the GNOME Shell to use a stable ordering for well-known icons in the notification area (volume, battery, network… ;). (GNOME bug 598313)
  • Brasero got changed to no longer store some settings with GConf anymore (like window size or position of widgets) but to save and load them using GKeyFile instead.
  • Thomas Thurman worked quite a lot on the “cowbell” metacity branch, to allow styling of window borders using CSS, he also posted a status update.
  • Ray Strode made DeviceKit-power optional in gdm.
  • GNOME Disk Utility got handling of LUKS volumes.
  • Martyn Rucell updated the Totem tracker plugin to the new (0.7) tracker API.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added PackageKit support to File Roller, so it will now prompt for new packages when opening archives that require an uninstalled tool.

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Issue 54

October 18, 2009

This week… 2078 commits, in 184 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 438 were translation commits).

  • The new GtkFileSystemModel worked by Benjamin Otte and Federico Mena Quintero has been pushed to GTK+.
  • Also in GTK+, a new GtkSpinner widget has been commited . (GNOME bug 319607)
  • libsoup was changed to allow multiple pending connections to a server at once, as only allowing a single connection attempt at once really slows down pages with lots of subresources on servers that disallow persistent connections . (GNOME bug 594768)
  • gdm has been converted from using gnome-power-manager to DeviceKit-power . (GNOME bug 596569)
  • Jason Clinton pushed the Clutter rewrite of the Nibbles game, done by Guillaume Beland during his summer of code.
  • Vinagre has been updated to keep the aspect ratio when using scaling mode . (GNOME bug 593192)
  • Jason Childs added support for transparent objects in dia, by adding alpha to the Color structure . (GNOME bug 591525)
  • Devhelp has been modified to look for an existing local copy of documents referred by their library.gnome.org location . (GNOME bug 598598)
  • xml2po has been fixed to work with parallel builds . (GNOME bug 593175)
  • Balsa, Gimp and goffice were all ported to compile fine with GSEAL enabled.

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Issue 53

October 11, 2009

This week… 1940 commits, in 179 projects, by 246 happy hackers (and 367 were translation commits).

  • Nautilus gained a “copy anyway” option in the error dialog it displays when there is not enough space on the destination . (GNOME bug 324361)
  • Richard Hugues probably added Super Cow Powers to gnome-packagekit, carefully hiding this fact in 50 commits with “Moo”, or a slight variation, as commit message.
  • Ryan Lortie merged the various dconf* utilities in a single “dconf” tool, also he added API documentation.
  • The gtk-2.90 branch was created and saw the removal of many deprecated widgets and functions.
  • Devhelp got a new fullscreen mode, mostly thanks to code from gedit.
  • In Evolution Matthew Barnes finally got pane size restoration to play nicely with maximised windows . (GNOME bug 593612)
  • gok has been migrated to use GtkBuilder instead of libglade . (GNOME bug 582504)
  • gvfs has been fixed to display the overwrite dialog when restoring already existing files from trash . (GNOME bug 596618)
  • Rhythmbox has been ported to use gnome-session for inhibition support, inhibiting the session to go idle (thus preventing gnome-power-manager from suspending the computer due to inactivity ). (GNOME bug 596573)
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya extented GNOME Shell application search to match on menu categories . (GNOME bug 597153)

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Issue 52

October 4, 2009

This week… 2015 commits, in 171 projects, by 239 happy hackers (and 242 were translation commits).

  • Robin Sonefors contributed a prime factorization function to gcalctool (GNOME bug 563217).
  • Evolution got rid of all the deprecated GTK+ symbols it used (GNOME bug 572348).
  • Pascal Terjan ported the Pidgin nautilus-sendto plugin to use Pidgin D-Bus API (GNOME bug 597039).
  • GNOME Shell added a calendar pop-down to the clock (GNOME bug 596432).
  • Sound Juicer has been converted to use the Inhibit interface from gnome-session (GNOME bug 596570).
  • Vinagre got configurable depth support (in the “depth” branch, to be merged once a new gtk-vnc release gets out ). (GNOME bug 485204)
  • Thanks to the efficient scrollback store in vte 0.22 Christian Persch added support for unlimited scrollback to gnome-terminal.
  • Nautilus gained a checkbox for not assocating a filetype on open with . (GNOME bug 92497)
  • Ryan Lortie commited GSettings property binding support and a GValue serialiser into the gsettings glib branch.
  • Empathy fixed its handling of fallback HTML files in Adium themes . (GNOME bug 596303)

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