Issue 129

March 27, 2011

This week… 3322 commits, in 211 projects, by 323 happy hackers (and 845 were translation commits).

  • Mukund Sivaraman changed the default PNG compression level in gegl from 9 to 3; a compression level of 9 with large natural images such as those GEGL processes consumes a *lot* of CPU time with little benefit.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo updated the epiphany greasemonkey extension to use the new EphyDownload.
  • Michael Wood contributed to Grilo an API to access picture related metadata.
  • Eitan Isaacson added support for video upload to Youtube in libsocialweb.
  • Philip Withnall changed libgdata to use HTTPS for all communications with the server . (GNOME bug 644940)
  • Lucian Langa added proper support for Atom enclosures to evolution-rss.
  • Dave Crossland changed the password bullet to a square from a circle, to maintain consistency with the overall type design of Cantarell.
  • John Stowers added support for font hinting to gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Mike Gorse ported registryd session management code from dbus-glib to gdbus.
  • Matt Davey completed the gnome-pilot applet migration to GTK+ 3.
  • In mutter Florian Müllner adjusted the position of attached dialogs to fit on-screen.
  • Vincent Untz ported the gnome-panel launchers to GSettings.
  • Richard Hughes added code to generate a 3D gamut hull of any 3 color profile in gnome-color-manager, he blogged about this in gnome-color-manager and profiles.
  • Last but not least, the documentation team worked really hard on the new desktop help.

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Issue 128

March 20, 2011

This week… 3142 commits, in 211 projects, by 294 happy hackers (and 1113 were translation commits).

  • Translators were all hard at work, with more than one thousand commits this week.
  • John Stowers pushed his GNOME Tweak Tool to the GNOME Git server.
  • Mutter was changed to provide a single library, combining both libmutter-wm and libmutter-private . (GNOME bug 644565)
  • Colin Walters added a “fail whale” dialog in gnome-session, to be shown on component failures; the name comes from Twitter error pages . (GNOME bug 642497)
  • The same Colin Walters also rewrote a11y bus management in at-spi2-core, so it doesn’t fall back to the session bus . (GNOME bug 644851)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a first iteration of a dark variant of the Adwaita theme, in gnome-themes-standard.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship implemented a GNOME proxy backend using te network proxy settings from gsettings-desktop-schemas, for automatic proxy configuration it uses the D-Bus service provided by the libproxy plugin . (GNOME bug 644211)
  • Shaun McCance added mouseovers on topic links of Mallard documents, in yelp-xsl.
  • In gnome-devel-docs Johannes Schmid updated or added guitar tuner demos in different languages.
  • And also at the documentation hackfest many pages were written for the user help, by all participants.
  • Claude Paroz added support for “reduced stats” in damned-lies, making it possible to have statistics on “important” strings, for example it currently excludes schema strings.
  • Jan Danielsson added support for the Fossil Source Control Management to Meld . (GNOME bug 644811)
  • Richard Hugues updated the screenshot tool in gnome-utils to save the screen ICC profile in the screenshot.
  • Bastien Nocera implemented touchpad motion settings in the mouse plugin for gnome-settings-daemon . (GNOME bug 642474)

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Issue 127

March 13, 2011

This week… 2634 commits, in 197 projects, by 272 happy hackers (and 670 were translation commits).

  • Andrew McGrath added support for plain text exportation in ocrfeeder.
  • Robert Ancell updated dconf-editor to show the key range in key descriptions.
  • Based on a patch from Mark Starovoytov Dan Winship fixed libsoup to catch overflows when parsing very distant expiration dates in cookies . (GNOME bug 643462)
  • John Stowers added a user-theme extension to the gnome-shell-extensions repository . (GNOME bug 644271)
  • Ray Strode made it so that gdm runs the gnome-session acceleration helper script, to preload the GL stack and figure out ahead of time whether or not gnome shell can run on the system.
  • Marek Kasik updated the printers plugin of gnome-settings-daemon to show notifications for selected printer state changes (things liek “tuner low”).
  • Jakub Steiner worked on the Cantarell font, fixing all ~ accented glyphs . (GNOME bug 642396)
  • Steve Frécinaux enabled Python support for eog plugins . (GNOME bug 639597)
  • Martin Robinson made the serif font the default web font of Epiphany, to match the behaviour of other browsers . (GNOME bug 644523)
  • GObject Introspection support as been added to libcheese by Luciana Fujii Pontello.
  • Dan Winship changed gnome-shell to use the new libmutter-wm library, to build a real gnome-shell binary (GNOME bug 641724)
  • Bastien Nocera added some code to reorder date widgets in the date/time panel, to be based on the locale’s date format, rather than only supporting the US-centric version . (GNOME bug 636896)
  • And William Jon McCann ripped GNOME Screensaver of its theme and job support.

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Issue 126

March 6, 2011

This week… 2130 commits, in 204 projects, by 261 happy hackers (and 542 were translation commits).

  • Gabriel Burt made removing many pages in pdfmod much faster . (GNOME bug 630012)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added some statistical information to the histogram view in gthumb.
  • Support for gobject introspection has been added to libgtop by Maxim Ermilov.
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort implemented a GSettings back for GOConf . (GNOME bug 643767)
  • Together with Morten Welinder he also much improved the import of xlsx files in Gnumeric.
  • Ulrik Sverdrup added a simple plugin to send microblogging updates via Gwibber from Kupfer.
  • William Jon McCann added a number emblem to indicate the number of queued messages in notification daemon.
  • Bastien Nocera changed gnome-settings-daemon to hard-code the default screen DPI, as it’s not possible at the moment to rely on the X server giving a decent DPI value . (GNOME bug 643704)
  • In Totem Tim-Philipp Müller fixed screenshotting of interlaced videos . (GNOME bug 640993)
  • On the infrastructure side, in the sysadmin-bin module Olav Vitters started rewriting and improving many of the release tools.
  • Debbie Beliveau patched GNOME System Monitor to also show the CPU model on ARM . (GNOME bug 606769)
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a huge pass on Adwaita to restyle the theme according to 3.0 designs.
  • Transmageddon was updated by Christian Schaller so that all transcoding is now done by the encodebin engine.
  • Ray Strode updated GNOME Screensaver to get the user face from the accounts service . (GNOME bug 643162)
  • In GNOME Shell Guillaume Desmottes fixed the status menu to change Instant Messaging presence when needed . (GNOME bug 617207), while David Zeuthen moved the calendar handling to be out-of-process . (GNOME bug 641396)
  • Lucian Langa fixed evolution-rss to work asynchronously, so it doesn’t block the Evolution process . (GNOME bug 634478)

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