Issue 64

December 27, 2009

This week… 1152 commits, in 137 projects, by 191 happy hackers (and 128 were translation commits).

  • Thanks to a patch by Philip Chimento gtk-doc got a much improved support for parsing unions . (GNOME bug 165425)
  • Francisco Rojas added tag autocompletion to Postr . (GNOME bug 507242)
  • Support for BibTeX syntax highlighting has bee pushed to gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 605071)
  • Takao Fujiwara updated gdm to reload the i18n file automatically . (GNOME bug 599263)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov updated the gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to use the new GkbdStatus status icon.
  • The GNOME Color Manager gained an experimental user-calibrate wizard, which the user can use when there is no calibration hardward available.
  • Maxim Ermilov added JavaScript support to Anjuta, debugger, symbols et al.
  • Empathy has been updated with support for inviting to multi user chats.
  • The IM status plugin of Rhythmbox got support for Pidgin, a contribution by Mohamad Elrashidin Sajeli . (GNOME bug 605023)
  • Xan Lopez brought back window.close() to Epiphany.

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Issue 63

December 27, 2009

This week… 1776 commits, in 177 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 279 were translation commits).

  • This was hackfest week for Epiphany, WebKitGTK+ (and other related modules), go and read Xan Lopez and Gustavo Noronha summaries. Or read on for my particular pick…
    • Benjamin Otte added support for favicons the the epiphany tabs-reloaded extension.
    • Content-Encoding support landed in libsoup (GNOME bug 522772)
    • Custom user-agent support has been added.
    • There is a new info bar widget at the top of the web view, used to ask if credentials have to be saved.
  • Maxim Ermilov added command and path completion to the Alt+F2 dialog of GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 597677)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Colin Walters added an extension system, there is no UI yet, it will come later . (GNOME bug 599661)
  • Johan Dahlin added a Makefile.introspection file to gobject-introspection, to be used by other projects, and modified pango and gtk+ to use it.
  • After some discussion on nautilus-list and gnome-shell-list, Alexander Larsson changed Nautilus to use its browser mode by default.
  • The GNOME Terminal preferences dialog got a new “unlimited scrollback” option (GNOME bug 599443).
  • After a comment in last week digest edition, Paolo Bacchilega changed File Roller to use AES128 instead of AES256 as encryption type.
  • Libgnomekbd got a new GkbdStatus widget implementing a status icon, Sergey V. Udaltsov wrote about it in kbd stuff going threezero.

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Issue 62

December 13, 2009

This week… 1522 commits, in 153 projects, by 200 happy hackers (and 121 were translation commits).

  • In Epiphany Carl van Tonder added a gconf key to control the search engine used in auto-search.
  • GNOME Terminal got support for more proxy settings, exposing environment variables such as ftp_proxy or https_proxy, taken from the GNOME Proxy Preferences . (GNOME bug 596688)
  • Federico Mena Quintero changed the Display Preferences tool to automatically turn on outputs which support Mirror Screens . (GNOME bug 590823)
  • Andrea Cimitan pushed a lot of updates to the Murrine theme engine, including support for theming the GtkExpander widget.
  • Support for per-monitor backgrounds has been added to the control center, Nautilus and libgnome-desktop . (GNOME bug 147808)
  • Holger Berndt added support for panes in Nautilus, to provide a new split view mode.
  • Johan Dahlin added introspection support to ATK . (GNOME bug 592146)
  • Palimpset, from the GNOME Disk Utility module, got a “connect to server” dialog, to manage disks on a remote server.
  • File Roller has been updated to use AES256 as encryption type when creating zip files with 7zip.
  • In the GNOME Icon Theme Lapo Calamandrei updated a lot of icons, including a new set of navigation icons.

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Issue 61

December 6, 2009

This week… 1756 commits, in 187 projects, by 230 happy hackers (and 277 were translation commits).

  • Brasero got a way to switch between different project types, for example converting from an audio project to a data project . (GNOME bug 558440)
  • The Evolution contact map plugin by Cédric Bosdonnat has been commited, Cédric announced the plugin in Maps for Evolution . (GNOME bug 361156)
  • An iPhone port of Dasher has been pushed.
  • Cheese saw ports from HAL to gudev (GNOME bug 594966), from EphySpinner to GtkSnipper (GNOME bug 598445), and from straight GStreamer to libcanberra (GNOME bug 603152).
  • Support for callback functions has been pushed into gjs . (GNOME bug 563025)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated file roller to use an EggFileFormatChooser widget for file format selection.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo worked hard updating the API docs of Epiphany . (GNOME bug 503852)
  • Support for compression has been added to the TIFF pixbuf loader . (GNOME bug 584700)
  • Matt Kraai made the totem-pl-parser library thread-safe . (GNOME bug 572705)
  • Jonathon Jongsma refactored error reporting in Evolution to separate error from dialogs . (GNOME bug 602963)

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