Issue 177

February 26, 2012

This week… 2629 commits, in 250 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 564 were translation commits).

  • The new call support in Empathy has been made default, the old “empathy-av” has been removed.
  • György Balló contributed a port of gnome-blog from gnome-vfs to gio . (GNOME bug 612630)
  • Hubert Figuière added support for date properties to Niepce.
  • Lukasz Pawlik fixed the handling of byte range requests in gupnp . (GNOME bug 670518)
  • In gnome-shell Florian Müllner added support for external asynchronous search providers . (GNOME bug 663125)
  • And gnome-documents got a D-Bus service implementing that gnome-shell external search API . (GNOME bug 662453)
  • Marc Deslauriers fixed gnome-screensaver to properly turn off capslock warning when the key is released . (GNOME bug 669769)
  • Richard Hughes updated gnome-color-manager to correctly restore the calibration status panel after asking the user a question.
  • In file-roller Paolo Bacchilega added an overwrite confirmation dialog when extracting files with drag&drop . (GNOME bug 590609)
  • Bastien Nocera added support for AMZ AmazonMP3 download files to totem-pl-parser . (GNOME bug 668686)
  • Tiffany Antopolski, Susanna Huhtanen, Phil Bull and others at the documentation hackfest contributed many updates to the gnome-devel-docs tutorials.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell updated both quadrapessel and lightsoff to use GMenu.
  • In anjuta Marco Diego Aurélio Mesquita contributed the automatic addition of callbacks when user double-clicks a signal in the glade signal editor . (GNOME bug 670149)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated gedit to use GResource.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the edition of decimals in gnumeric . (GNOME bug 670558)

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Issue 176

February 19, 2012

This week… 2128 commits, in 175 projects, by 238 happy hackers (and 428 were translation commits).

  • Andy Spencer added a Tile Map Service to Grits, a “virtual globe” library, that downloads tiles directly from openstreetmap.org.
  • Christian Persch updated vte to use a GResource for its default termcap.
  • Shaun McCance merged the new Mallard Conditional code into yelp-xsl.
  • Alexander Larsson added a “Add to My Contacts” button to gnome-contacts.
  • Lennart Poettering ported the automount support provided by gnome-shell from ConsoleKit to system-logind.
  • In gnome-screenshot Cosimo Cecchi added support for the new Shell API that allows including the pointer.
  • Sergio Villar Senin fixed several issues in libsoup cache support.
  • Giovanni Campagna made use of the new configuration system in the alternate-tab and auto-move-windows gnome-shell extensions.
  • Massimo Valentini ported the Gimp gfig plugin to use Cairo for its drawing operations (GNOME bug 642728).
  • Richard Hughes added a new CcStrengthBar widget to gnome-control-center, to display a smaller and neater progress bar, to be used in the power and user-accounts panels.
  • Johannes Schmid worked on a “Find in files” dialog for Anjuta document manager, giving it quite a lot of features.
  • Chandni Verma work on having the Empathy debug window display all sources of message by default has finally been merged . (GNOME bug 592994)

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Issue 175

February 12, 2012

This week… 1943 commits, in 182 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 275 were translation commits).

  • Lennart Poettering ported gnome-screensaver to systemd-logind, while keeping a fallback on ConsoleKit when systemd is not found . (GNOME bug 669787)
  • He also added native systemd implementations of locking/session activation to gdm.
  • Adrian Zgorzałek contributed a new “fullscreenbg” plugin to eog, it enables custom background in fullscreen and slideshow mode . (GNOME bug 667979)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi rewrote the high contrast theme, making it as decent as the GTK2 theme.
  • Javier Hernández fixed incompabilities with new versions of IPython in accerciser . (GNOME bug 659296)
  • Joanmarie Diggs changed Orca to use dbus rather than gsettings when checking if accessibility support and screen reader are enabled.
  • Vincent Untz updated the gnome-panel clock applet to use the new GdkPixbuf API to load resources.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a new tool, “gnome-shell-extension-prefs”, to configure gnome-shell extensions; he wrote a bit about it in More Extension API breaks/improvements . (GNOME bug 668429)
  • Bastien Nocera added support for enumerating tablet buttons to gnome-settings-daemon wacom plugin.
  • Guillaume Desmottes changed Empathy to rely on gnome-contacts for various tasks, displaying contact infos, un/linking contacts, etc.
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos contributed crop support to avatars in gnome-contacts . (GNOME bug 657977)
  • In the work-in-progress webkit evolution branch Dan Vrátil ported the contact maps to WebKit.
  • Richard Hughes added a “Forget Network” button in the wireless page of gnome-control-center network panel.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew worked on the Magnatune plugin, porting it to use gnome-keyring via gobject-introspection . (GNOME bug 661957)

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Issue 174

February 5, 2012

This week… 1611 commits, in 183 projects, by 205 happy hackers (and 216 were translation commits).

  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei started using PNGs as assets where possible, instead of SVG files.
  • Many introspection improvements landed in gjs (support for interfaces, signals, glib properties…), Jasper St. Pierre blogged about GJS Improvements.
  • Matthias Clasen added a systemd implementation of the session tracking part of gnome-session . (GNOME bug 666891)
  • David King added an horizontal flip effect to gnome-video-effects . (GNOME bug 666930)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added back a “popularity” field to extensions.gnome.org.
  • Empathy was updated by Will Thompson to present confirmation dialogs when closing windows containing chat rooms . (GNOME bug 591756)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed rich text import from xslx files . (GNOME bug 669083)
  • Faghmie Davids contributed many improvements to the Firebird provider of libgda.
  • In gnome-shell Owen Taylor improved the default screencast pipeline, decreasing the quality setting for the vp8 codec from 10 to 8, and increasing the speed setting from 2 to 6 . (GNOME bug 669066)
  • Stefano Palazzo contributed a Python 3 language file for gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 668136)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use a dialog for avatar changing.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz changed cheese to use PackageKit to install nautilus-sendto when needed; she wrote about this: PackageKit in Cheese . (GNOME bug 668072)
  • Damien Sandras reimplemented call control functions into the new Ekiga call window.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported uadrapassel from C++ to Vala.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to hide the titlebar when maximized . (GNOME bug 668652)
  • In gedit Jesse van den Kieboom added an option to ensure that documents always end with a trailing newline.

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