Issue 213

November 4, 2012

This week… 1548 commits, in 157 projects, by 197 happy hackers (and 275 were translation commits).

  • Jakub Steiner made sure the digits of cantarell Bold were monospaced . (GNOME bug 643871)
  • In pinpoint Christoph Fischer repositioned speaker notes box to better use the available height.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added simple extractor for DVI and XPS files to tracker . (GNOME bug 687162 and GNOME bug 687160)
  • César García Tapia added the beginning of a search bar into gnome-music.
  • In grilo-plugins Juan A. Suarez Romero changed the flickr plugin to deal with photos only, not videos.
  • Emmanuel Pacaud added a zoom option to the lasem renderer.
  • Richard Hughes changed gnome-settings-daemon power plugin to avoid suspending, dimming or blanking the screen when running as a virtual machine . (GNOME bug 684801)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-boxes to use the notification widget from libgd . (GNOME bug 679106)
  • In empathy Giovanni Campagna implemented Google OAUTH2 authentication for GOA accounts . (GNOME bug 652546)
  • Jens Georg added an API for Rygel plugins to tell their capabilities . (GNOME bug 676024)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom merged the webkit2 branch of gitg.
  • Jean Bréfort added new color maps for color and pseudo-3d axes in goffice.
  • Aurimas Černius added a special notebook for pinned notes in gnote.
  • Darcy Bras da Silva contributed repeat, no-repeat, shuffle, no-shuffle commands to rhythmbox-client.

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Issue 190

May 27, 2012

This week… 1469 commits, in 159 projects, by 206 happy hackers (and 241 were translation commits).

  • Ray Strode ported alacarte to the latest GMenu and introspection . (GNOME bug 626220)
  • In gjs Jasper St. Pierre added a debugger function to retrieve the refcount of a GObject.
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Nicolas Dufresne changed the default touchpad deactivation to 1.0s . (GNOME bug 590783)
  • Valek Filippov continued improving Cyrillic coverage of cantarell-fonts.
  • Kjell Ahlstedt contibuted a –include-pointer command option to gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 594141)
  • Marc-André Lureau changed gnome-boxes to always show the top bar when the mouse can be grabbed . (GNOME bug 676307)
  • Marta Maria Casetti contributed various examples in Python to gnome-devel-docs.
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi improved the theming support for OSD toolbars and buttons.
  • Matthias Clasen changed the gnome-control-center user accounts panel to use libpwquality for password handling . (GNOME bug 676396)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a way to create a new directory from a selection . (GNOME bug 676432)
  • Florian Müllner added a generic –mode switch to gnome-shell, to be used by gdm, initial-setup, or others . (GNOME bug 676156)
  • Michael Hill added the beginning of a new administrator guide into gnome-user-docs.
  • Jonathan Matthew added a new podcast search infrastructure and podcast subscription dialog in Rhythmbox.
  • Piotr Piastucki improved inline highlighting performances in Meld.

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Issue 188

May 13, 2012

This week… 1323 commits, in 145 projects, by 199 happy hackers (and 221 were translation commits).

  • Florian Müllner added a minimal application menu to gnome-dictionary.
  • Jakub Steiner incorporated redesigned glyphs by Valek Filippov into cantarell-fonts.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed read and write of rich-text graph titles to/from ODF (GNOME bug 675821)
  • Steven Garcia added support for PHP in Dia code generation tool.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added an application menu for the interactive window of gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 674947)
  • The gnome-control-center gained an animated notebook, thanks to Bastien Nocera and gtk-clutter.
  • In Empathy Xavier Claessens added a pointer to a fallback server for Windows Live Messenger accounts.
  • Milan Crha made the subject field in Evolution composer window support spellchecking . (GNOME bug 200683)
  • Tiffany Antopolski contributed comments to many of the vala examples in gnome-devel-docs.
  • In gnome-boxes Zeeshan Ali improved the naming of new virtual machines . (GNOME bug 674328)
  • In GTK+ Benjamin Otte reduced the complexity of the icon view sizing code, and redid its layouting.
  • Richard Hughes changed gnome-packagekit to use a prettier, smaller, info panel.
  • In gdm Ray Strode enabled smooth transition between plymouth and X . (GNOME bug 572173)

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Issue 184

April 15, 2012

This week… 1915 commits, in 197 projects, by 195 happy hackers (and 447 were translation commits).

  • Richard Hughes changd gnome-color-manager to show the actual ICC profile after calibration if the user is using a LiveCD.
  • Zeeshan Ali simplified a little bit the creation of VMs in gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 672567)
  • In cogl Robert Bragg reworked the SDL integration API to simplify the integration for application developers.
  • Dan Winship fixed up TLS/SSL property interactions in libsoup . (GNOME bug 673678)
  • Peter Hutterer modified the wacom gnome-control-center panel to update the UI if a new tool gets plugged in . (GNOME bug 672691)
  • Jakub Steiner added cyrillic support to the cantarell fonts.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed a gnome-shell crash when NetworkManager restarted . (GNOME bug 673043)
  • Bastien Nocera ported Totem grilo plugin to the 0.2 API.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added a setting to control whether the session is automatically restored . (GNOME bug 673453)
  • Felix Riemann changed eog to avoid recompressing JPEGs as PNG when printing, this reduces the file size of the resulting PDF file pretty much to the source file size . (GNOME bug 394260)
  • Matthias Clasen improved test coverage of various parts of glib.
  • Paolo Bacchilega modified gthumb to show an emblem when a file is added to a selection.

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Issue 164

November 27, 2011

This week… 2089 commits, in 181 projects, by 226 happy hackers (and 320 were translation commits).

  • Richard Hughes added a progress bar on the calibration action page of gnome-color-manager.
  • Morten Welinder improved the precision of range functions in goffice.
  • Joanmarie Diggs removed the legacy magnification code from orca . (GNOME bug 664651)
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen updated the ATA smart dialog.
  • Erik Hartenian improved the Cantarell font, adding “extrema” to all glyphs, and making slight adjustments on a few letters.
  • In the gnome-control-center wacom panel Bastien Nocera split out the tablet page, so it can be reused for separate tablet configurations.
  • In seahorse Stef Walter added support for creating creating certificate requests as well as support for PKCS#11 key generation.
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a “wrong password” dialog to Empathy, used for failing GOA accounts . (GNOME bug 661640)
  • Milan Crha implemented fast-transfer for the address book backend of evolution-mapi.
  • For gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi made a first version of GdTaggedEntry, a GtkEntry subclass to which tags can be added (and styled with CSS).
  • Anthony Granger updated Cheese preferences dialog to be more netbook-friendly . (GNOME bug 663146)
  • Jason Baron added cgroup support in the process view of gnome-system-monitor.
  • John Stowers updated gnome-tweak-tool to support the new GNOME Shell 3.3.x DBus interface.

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Issue 158

October 16, 2011

This week… 1750 commits, in 199 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 252 were translation commits).

  • Alexander Larsson pushed his Glick2 code (announce).
  • Jakub Steiner added -rtl variants of directional icons, to both gnome-icon-theme and gnome-icon-theme-symbolic.
  • He also added and fixed hints on various characters of the cantarell fonts.
  • In gnome-panel Vincent Untz added support for instance configuration of objects in default layout, it’s now possible to change some settings of the objects in the default layout, for example adding a new launcher.
  • Torsten Schönfeld added support for callbacks in perl-Glib-Object-Introspection.
  • In gnome-color-manager Richard Hughes speeded up the profile viewer loading when scanning a large number of profiles.
  • Marc-André Lureau added password support for machines in gnome-boxes.
  • In folks telepathy backend Travis Reitter added support for more fields, birthdays, url details, and email details.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-documents to register previewed documents into GtkRecentManager . (GNOME bug 661339)
  • Jason Crain contributed support for bidirectional, sideways, and italic text into libgxps.
  • Jon Nordby implemented configurable autoscaling in GeglGtkView.
  • In evolution-data-server Matthew Barnes pushed a new authentication API for libcamel.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie switched GCond to use monotonic time for timed waits.

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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 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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