Issue 183

April 8, 2012

This week… 1783 commits, in 181 projects, by 224 happy hackers (and 359 were translation commits).

  • Martin Pitt added support for GFlags properties to pygobject . (GNOME bug 620943)
  • In libsoup Dan Winship fixed some problems with cancelling an asynchronous socket connect operation.
  • Bastien Nocera moved Totem application-wide menu items to a new app menu . (GNOME bug 673098)
  • Philip Withnall added support for resumable uploads and updates to the Documents API in libgdata.
  • In Empathy Laurent Contzen added support for local IP address and port in SIP account settings widget . (GNOME bug 669134)
  • Martin Olsson changed ghex to show file offset in statusbar as 0xOFFSET instead of OFFSET.
  • Neil Roberts added a mechanism for determining GPU driver details to cogl.
  • Owen Taylor changed Mutter not to try to auto-maximize not-maximizable windows . (GNOME bug 673566)
  • Lucian Langa fixed bootloader burning in gnoduino.
  • In gnome-online-accounts Debarshi Ray added D-Bus APIs to enable/disable Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Chat, and Documents . (GNOME bug 657905)
  • Damien Sandras improved the notifications of Ekiga, especially when running under GNOME Shell.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the properties page of Document Properties dialog . (GNOME bug 673256)
  • Alexander Larsson removed the GTK+ ms-windows engine as it is no longer used for the windows theme anymore.

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Issue 182

April 1, 2012

This week… 2870 commits, in 255 projects, by 310 happy hackers (and 635 were translation commits).

  • Jasper St. Pierre imported mustache into extensions-web, to get new template system that will allow to sanely translate the website.
  • In pygobject John Palmieri added a ccallback type which is used to invoke callbacks passed to a vfunc . (GNOME bug 644926)
  • In tomboy Alex Tereschenko added the possibility to work on search results in addition to just one note.
  • Ray Strode dropped the numlock warning from gnome-screensaver unlock dialog . (GNOME bug 662093)
  • Jean Bréfort improved goffice to use a fallback image when the actual image type is not supported.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew commited a new more compact header layout, now it has the playback controls, the current track information (including album art), the time display, the position slider, and the volume control on the same line.
  • Christopher Baines fixed gcalctool to stop entering thousands seperators when using a base other than 10.
  • Xan Lopez changed epiphany to always save the session state on Quit.
  • In gnome-documents Florian Müllner made search queries cancellable; to avoid congesting the connection queue, cancel ongoing queries before starting a new one . (GNOME bug 672733)
  • Debarshi Ray added Microsoft Exchange support (using EWS) to gnome-online-accounts.
  • In Cheese Patricia Santana Cruz added a timer when recording a video . (GNOME bug 599729)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added webcam support to set new avators in gnome-contacts.
  • Bastien Nocera changed Totem to pass proxy informations to GStreamer elements . (GNOME bug 395429)

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Issue 181

March 25, 2012

This week… 2834 commits, in 290 projects, by 299 happy hackers (and 1050 were translation commits).

  • As 3.4 draw nears much work has been going in the release notes, both from writers and translators.
  • Philip Withnall modified Hitori to use two passes to draw the cells, this ensures that the borders of the painted cells are always drawn on top of the borders of the unpainted cells.
  • In meld Nguyễn Hồng Quân fixed the overly-tall commit dialogs by making the list of files scrollable.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a scale on the map view of gthumb.
  • In gnome-session Jasper St. Pierre removed the toggle switches for extensions from the fail whale screen . (GNOME bug 671693)
  • Victor Oliveira added OpenCL headers, and much code, to gegl.
  • Curtis Gedak fixed gparted to ensure the necessary space for EBR when resizing Extended partition . (GNOME bug 664050)
  • Felix Riemann reverted the “Do not show the titlebar when eog is maximized” change that was made to eog, as it caused accidental triggers of gnome-shell’s activities menu . (GNOME bug 671643)
  • In network-manager-applet Dan Williams added code to track GNOME Shell version, not just whether it’s running.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro modified gtranslator to use an inline toolbar for the profiles settings in the preferences dialog.
  • Debarshi Ray fixed gnome-online-accounts to remove the credentials from the keyring when an account is removed . (GNOME bug 654168)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved import/export of ODF documents. (part of GNOME bug 671461)
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for touch events to Clutter, for the time being, it just relays everything it gets, from the X server to the Clutter application.

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Issue 180

March 18, 2012

This week… 2882 commits, in 225 projects, by 292 happy hackers (and 824 were translation commits).

  • Øyvind Kolås added an API for managing palette based formats to babl.
  • Jesse van den Kieboom moved the gedit-code-assistance backends to the peas based plugin system.
  • Johan Dahlin added a PyGTK compatibility layer to pygobject, that module tries quite a bit harder to maintain compatibility with PyGTK, module names, enums, flags and some API . (GNOME bug 653462)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi added the infrastructure to create the High Contrast icon theme from the symbolic icons.
  • Peter Hurley contributed to gnome-panel to add a style class for orientation to menubar, this allows themeing to adjust styling for vertical panels . (GNOME bug 672070)
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a new calendar button in Empathy . (GNOME bug 671981)
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Bastien Nocera changed the behaviour of the logout key to call shutdown . (GNOME bug 671979)
  • In gnome-terminal Christian Persch added handling of GDK_SCROLL_SMOOTH, for smooth scrolling.
  • Debarshi Ray changed gnome-online-accounts to hide dialog buttons during the authorization step.
  • Zeeshan Ali modified gnome-boxes wizard to only show ISO files in the file chooser . (GNOME bug 672160)
  • In gnome-color-manager Richard Hughes provided a way for a program to find out if calibration is enabled . (GNOME bug 672028)
  • Bertrand Lorentz implemented SSL certificate validation in Banshee . (GNOME bug 671536)

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Issue 179

March 11, 2012

This week… 2499 commits, in 192 projects, by 263 happy hackers (and 793 were translation commits).

  • Jean Bréfort added gobject introspection support to goffice . (GNOME bug 670161)
  • Morten Welinder improved the Excel export support in gnumeric in various ways.
  • Giovanni Campagna ported libgweather to GSettings . (GNOME bug 646854)
  • In empathy Guillaume Desmottes added some sanity cleaning process to fix XMPP accounts priority . (GNOME bug 671452)
  • Peter Hurley contributed to gnome-panel to get the panel separators sized by CSS styling . (GNOME bug 671329)
  • Bertrand Lorentz updated banshee to handle UPnP device removal.
  • The port of swell-foop to Vala that Sophia Yu worked on landed in gnome-games.
  • Alejandro Piñeiro got various fixes to accessibility support commited into gnome-shell.
  • Bastien Nocera updated gnome-settings-daemon wacom plugin so that the LED changes depending on the mode of operation . (GNOME bug 670905)
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew made magnatune download accounts work again.
  • Ryan Lortie updated dconf engine to allow multiple user databases . (GNOME bug 662438)
  • The history rewrite branch of Epiphany landed, thanks to Xan Lopez, Martin Robinson, and Claudio Saavedra.

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Issue 178

March 4, 2012

This week… 2035 commits, in 191 projects, by 224 happy hackers (and 616 were translation commits).

  • Lucian Langa added initial support for arduino 1.0 to the gnoduino IDE.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos fixed the zoom in and out actions of devhelp . (GNOME bug 658796)
  • Shaun McCance made various improvements to the TTML support in Yelp, used for video subtitles.
  • Stef Walter added some functions to expose a secure memory API from gcr.
  • He later used it in the implementation of a gnome-keyring prompter integrated within gnome-shell.
  • Also in gnome-shell, Florian Müllner added the possibility to start a drag to restore a window from the panel . (GNOME bug 666359)
  • Jasper St. Pierre modified ghex to use gresource . (GNOME bug 671101)
  • Paolo Borelli did the same for a bunch of gedit plugins.
  • Alexander Larsson added support in gnome-contacts for linking non-main contacts with other non-main contacts, this is useful to link telepathy contacts together.
  • In GTK+ Matthias Clasen implemented support for touch events to the colorswatch.
  • And Michael Natterer implemented smooth scrolling in the scrolled window and range widgets.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added flexible API version boundaries to glib.

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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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