Issue 149

August 14, 2011

This week… 1305 commits, in 147 projects, by 196 happy hackers (and 237 were translation commits).

  • David King disabled Ctrl-Alt-Del action in the view-only mode of Vinagre . (GNOME bug 656451)
  • Vincent Untz added support for XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP, to be used by non-GNOME consumers of GNOME . (GNOME bug 654041)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the support GTK+ modules into Caribou . (GNOME bug 655047)
  • In GNOME Disk Utility David Zeuthen added an UI for editing /etc/fstab entries.
  • Lubosz Sarnecki contribued viewer transformation support into Pitivi.
  • GHex has been ported to use GSettings by Kalev Lember.
  • Jakub Steiner and Cosimo Cecchi made various refinements to the Adwaita theme.
  • In pygobject Laszlo Pandy added support for calling functions with keyword arguments in invoke . (GNOME bug 625596)
  • Dan Winship changed libsoup to default to TLS for https connections, and fall back to SSLv3 on failure . (GNOME bug 581342)
  • Luca Bruno switched vala support for libgdata to use introspection data . (GNOME bug 655192)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for smoothed curve renaming . (GNOME bug 656148)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added invisible borders to Mutter, paving the way for easier grab on thin window borders . (GNOME bug 644930)
  • Philip Withnall ported the MPRIS support of Totem to version 2.1.
  • In folks Travis Reitter added support for vCard-like parameters to a serie of attributes.
  • Murray Cumming made various improvements to the Print Layout support of glom.

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Issue 146

July 24, 2011

This week… 1607 commits, in 160 projects, by 208 happy hackers (and 269 were translation commits).

  • Damien Lespiau added a “camera” background type to pinpoint, “It’s awesome, it lets you put pull your webcam into your presentation.”
  • Gtkhtml was fixed by Matthew Barnes to get font settings from gsettings, not gconf. (GONME bug 655002)
  • Richard Schwarting added much documentation to the gxml library.
  • Ryan Lortie added new keyfile-based “dump” and “load” commands to the dconf cli tool.
  • Felix Riemann modified the map eog plugin to parse coordinate tags directly from the EXIF data . (GNOME bug 654650)
  • Some more Chinese poetry has been added to Pango test suite.
  • Cosimo Cecchi implemented a first iteration of an inline preview into gnome-documents.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated gitg to show “gravatar” when changing the revision.
  • Nohemi Fernandez added a fullscale keyboard to Caribou, extending the US touch layout by including keys from the hardware keyboard (ie. Ctrl/Alt, etc).
  • Workarounds for Microsoft Excel ODF bugs were made in Gnumeric by Andreas J. Guelzow.
  • Robert Bragg added ColorMask support to Cogl, a color mask being a bit mask defining which color channels should be written to the current framebuffer.
  • Support for new org.gtk.GDBus.C.UnixFD annotation has been added into gdbus-codegen by David Zeuthen.
  • Paolo Bacchilega improved gthumb interaction with file-roller, now allowing to drop files from file-roller and get them extracted into the gthumb file list.
  • Jonathan Matthew replaced the metadata and encoder backends in Rhythmbox by GstDiscover, a decodebin2-based pipeline, and encodebin, fixing too many bugs to list in the process.
  • Arx Cruz added HTML support (via webkitgtk) into the –text-info option of zenity . (GNOME bug 598655)

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Issue 142

June 26, 2011

This week… 1645 commits, in 151 projects, by 203 happy hackers (and 270 were translation commits).

  • Tom Callaway ported Emerillon to GTK+ 3 . (GNOME bug 649403)
  • Richard Hughes added methods to control the backlight on each output in libgnome-desktop, to be used by the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin.
  • Jon Nordby added introspection support to gegl-gtk.
  • In Caribou Eitan Isaacson converted layout files to XML and made use of XSLT to make keyboard definitions easier.
  • Bastien Nocera added the Chat account type to gnome-online-accounts and implemented it in the Google backend.
  • Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse contributed a patch to libgtop to make CPU load retrieval work on OpenBSD.
  • Alexander Larsson had some initial work done on an edit mode for gnome-contacts.
  • A prototype of integration with the GNOME Online Accounts service has been added to Evolution by Matthew Barnes.
  • Claudio Saavedra replaced the custom dbus-glib activation and uniqueness code of Epiphany by the use of GtkApplication.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved import/export of repeating rows from/to ODF files.
  • Kevin Kofler contributed support for looking up Plasma services in GNOME PackageKit.
  • Ray Strode made the gdm daemon use gnome-session session files instead of autostart.

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Issue 140

June 12, 2011

This week… 2184 commits, in 181 projects, by 241 happy hackers (and 323 were translation commits).

  • In tomboy Alex Tereschenko added a new addin for removing broken links from notes.
  • Alexander Larsson worked on various things in gnome-contacts, including an initial cut at new details field layout with buttons and some work on notes support.
  • Eitan Isaacson introduced a GTK+ 3 input method module into Caribou.
  • Support for long press detection has been added to Clutter by Emmanuele Bassi.
  • In Planner Caolan McNamara added a display of the date in status bar for resource usage view as well as in the Gantt view.
  • Cosimo Cecchi contributed various fixes and improvements to the dark variant of Adwaita.
  • David King removed the bookmarks side panel of Vinagre.
  • John Stowers added annotations for default values in theme combo boxes of the GNOME Tweak Tool.
  • Xan Lopez added suggestions to correct misspellings to the context menu when right-clicking on a misspelled word in Epiphany.
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort merged the new log window into Empathy.
  • In GNOME Subtitles Pedro Castro added initial support for splitting and merging subtitles.
  • Philip Withnall removed the old authentication API of libgdata in favour of a new GDataAuthorizer API, and added an OAuth 1.0 authoriser . (GNOME bug 646285)
  • Paolo Bacchilega ported goobox to GtkApplication.
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a Telepathy Approver and Handler into GNOME Shell, this will make the Empathy tray icon stop blicking when receiving new channels.
  • Richard Hughes added optional colord support to the CUPS print module of GTK+.

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Issue 138

May 29, 2011

This week… 2017 commits, in 201 projects, by 256 happy hackers (and 249 were translation commits).

  • In libxml2 Daniel Veillard added options to ignore the internal encoding of XML and HTML documents.
  • Milan Crha ported evolution-couchdb to build with Evolution 3.
  • Lucian Langa implemented the org.gnome.feed.Reader interface in evolution-rss, making it work with the feed subscription support from Epiphany.
  • Eitan Isaacson added “scan” layout functionality to Caribou, he later wrote about it and other Caribou changes in Caribou Week Whatever.
  • Eog was changed by Felix Riemann to use the result of librsvg parser to generate pixel data out of SVG files . (GNOME bug 642725)
  • Marc Alcalà updated the Dock extension for gnome shell to allow for multiple positions on the screen . (GNOME bug 647394)
  • Shaun McCance added a Mallard page status checker to yelp-tools.
  • Øyvind Kolås added the start of a speaker screen to the pinpoint presentation tool.
  • In frogr Mario Sanchez Prada added support for using the GNOME general proxy settings . (GNOME bug 644841)
  • Richard Hughes updated the gnome-settings-daemon color plugin to watch the user directories for ICC files and (un)register them with colord.
  • Libsoup got a workaround for broken apache Content-Encoding on .gz files . (GNOME bug 613361)
  • The Epiphany location entry was updated to not change background colour for security state, relying on a visible symbolic lock icon when needed.
  • Colin Walters added tracking changes in WM_CLASS to GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 649315)
  • Matthias Clasen implemented network sharing (aka ‘Hotspot’) into the network settings panel.

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Issue 135

May 8, 2011

This week… 2114 commits, in 197 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 355 were translation commits).

  • Dodji Seketeli added initial support for “jump to” in Nemiver . (GNOME bug 560235)
  • Ryan Lortie added support for lockdown to dconf.
  • Colin Walters updated gjs to support compilcation with the standalone mozjs185 release . (GNOME bug 646369)
  • Rupert Swarbrick rewrote the way info files are read in yelp, fixing bugs and making the logic much simpler in the process.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro ported gdl to use GtkStyleContext . (GNOME bug 649258)
  • Richard Hugues added a new notify_notification_set_app_name() function to libnotify, to set the application name for a single notification, this makes it possible for a daemon like gnome-settings-daemon to produce persistent messages with the correct application name . (GNOME bug 648947)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the “geometry” branch of Caribou, bringing some major changes such as coupling keyboard layout with xkb state, simplifying layout format, a new introspectable libcaribou library, and a D-Bus UI, to have the main caribou app activate the keyboard via D-Bus.
  • Elad Alfassa added support for globally installed gnome shell themes in the “user-theme” extension.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a progressbar-pattern style property to the Adwaita engin.
  • In clutter Robert Bragg removed the last dependency on the GdkPixbuf API.
  • Xavier Claessens added a chat theme preview to Empathy preferences window . (GNOME bug 541438)
  • Bastien Nocera changed the media keys gnome-settings-daemon plugin to use a symbolic icon for Eject.
  • Stefano Pettini added proper support for alpha channel in the rotate tool of gthumb.
  • Torsten Schönfeld wrapped more parts of the Cairo API to Perl.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow made Gnumeric handle MS Works formula . (GNOME bug 649406)
  • Mattias Clasen added a new “lock button” widget to GTK + (GNOME bug 626457) as well as a new style for assistants.

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Issue 114

December 12, 2010

This week… 1805 commits, in 169 projects, by 212 happy hackers (and 260 were translation commits).

  • Kenny Meyer added a tab to the context pane of Rhythmbox with links to websites for album and artist info . (GNOME bug 636550)
  • Philip Withnall switched many of the libgdata API to be stream-based, he wrote about his libgdata work in “Recent libgdata work“.
  • Shaun McCance added syntax highlighting for code snippets in Yelp.
  • The Murrine GTK+ engine has been turned into a GtkThemingEngine by Andrea Cimitan, while Carlos Garnacho did the same for the clearlooks engine in gtk-theme-engine-clearlooks.
  • David Pellicer added scanning support to the Caribou onscreen keyboard.
  • Detection of TLS and SSL support has been added to the FTP backend in gvfs.
  • Carlos Garnacho added the beginning of a CSS-based theme to gnome-themes-standard.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo added nice custom error pages to Epiphany . (GNOME bug 592667)
  • Tomas Bzatek added a check to gnome-settings-daemon, to detect if Nautilus is running, as it is no longer possible to rely on having Nautilus a key component in the session. (see GNOME bug 636191 for details).
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added a new sidebar page for bookmarks in Evince, it allows to add, remove, and rename internal bookmarks.
  • Daniel G. Siegle added new effects contributed by Filippo Argiolas to gnome-video-effects, and added a fade-in animation when switching effect page in Cheese.
  • Johannes Schmid ported Anjuta to G(tk)Application.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “network time” switch to the datetime control center panel.
  • The Quartz backend in GTK+ has been ported to the latest rendering-cleanup changes by Kristian Rietveld.
  • Brandon Lewis implemented the saving of presets in Pitivi.
  • The participants to the doc dev tools hackfest contributed a serie of tutorials and demos to the gnome-devel-docs module.

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Issue 100

September 5, 2010

This week… 2545 commits, in 212 projects, by 256 happy hackers (and 731 were translation commits).

  • Eitan Isaacson added a checkbox to use the default colour theme when highlighring keys in Caribou . (GNOME bug 622246)
  • Joanmarie Diggs added support for object toolkis in Orca, this allows Orco to handle cases where multiple toolkits are used in an application . (GNOME bug 628410)
  • Philip Withnall merged his port of Totem to GSettings . (GNOME bug 625896)
  • Gabriel Burt pushed a first pass at Bookmarks support for pdfmod, this adds a sidebar treeview that shows the existing bookmarks, and it’s possible to edit or remove them, as well as adding new bookmarks.
  • Colin Walters merged his major rewrite of girscanner, and more, in gobject-introspection.
  • Support for multi-coloured text layers has been added to Gimp by Michael Natterer, on top of an initial patch by Barak Itkin . (GNOME bug 620674)
  • Florian Müllner added support for the text-shadow property in GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 624384)
  • Support for the MPRIS v2 API has been added to Banshee, this will allow external applications to interact with Banshee through a standard D-Bus API . (GNOME bug 570841)
  • Jonh Wendell added an instant messaging status plugin to Vinagre, that changes the status to busy when the application is switched to full screen mode.
  • A backend using the Windows Registry has been added by Sam Thursfield to GSettings.
  • Benjamin Otte updated the screenshot tool from gnome-utils to not draw directly to the root window anymore, updating the look of area selection along the way . (GNOME bug 628499)

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Issue 94

July 25, 2010

This week… 2276 commits, in 205 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 504 were translation commits).

  • Handling of contacts in Empathy has been switched to use libfolks, this will enable future enhanchements, such as support for metacontacts . (GNOME bug 623714)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos ported the byzanz applet to use the new D-Bus based panel applet library.
  • Gtk-vnc has switched over to use GIO for socket connections and DNS resolution.
  • Giovanni Campagna contributed a base API for system status indicators in GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 621705)
  • James Liggett implemented a tags pane in the Anjuta git plugin.
  • In the ongoing transitions, Nautilus has been ported to GSettings, Eog has been switched to GTK+ 3, and accounts-dialog is being ported to gdbus.
  • Preliminary support for adding new annotations (at the moment only Text annotations are supported) has been added to Evince . (GNOME bug 168304)
  • Toms Bauģis changed hamster search to use SQLite full text search.
  • David Pellicer contributed a few more keyboard layouts to Caribou.
  • The function name completion tooltips used in Gnumeric have been improved by Andreas J. Guelzow.
  • Evolution-rss default renderer has been switched to be WebKit.
  • Nate Stedman merged his branch adding suport for themes in Ease.
  • Benjamin Otte continued stripping GTK+ of old GDK drawing functions and classes (GdkPangoRenderer, GdkGC…).
  • Richard Hughes split off a new libcolor-glib library out of gnome-color-manager.
  • Totem youtube plugin has been updated to work after the latest Youtube page format changes.
  • In GSOC land Jamie Nicol has added to Rhythmbox the possibility to scrobble to both Last.fm and Libre.fm, Michal Hruby ported zeitgeist-datahub to Vala, Karlo Jež added a hover menu for quick task manipulation in Getting Things GNOME, and more…

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Issue 78

April 4, 2010

This week… 2655 commits, in 255 projects, by 325 happy hackers (and 661 were translation commits).

  • Empathy gained the possibility to undo the closing of a chat window or tab (GNOME bug 609832)
  • Robert Ancell added colours to gcalctool buttons (GNOME bug 157962).
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added a gconf key to disable the display of the keyboard indicator status icon . (GNOME bug 612240)
  • Evince removed its internal copy of the infobar widget to use GtkInfoBar directly; also Carlos Garcia Campos fixed Evince so that compressed password-protected documents could be opened . (GNOME bug 613959)
  • Michael C. Urbanski created a new “podcast-ng” branch in Banshee, to hold much work being done on podcast support.
  • Matthew Barnes got rid of the ancient code (almost 6000 lines) in Evolution to support migrating from pre-2.0 versions.
  • GNOME Power Manager has been ported from DeviceKit-power to UPower.
  • Caribou has been changed to warn the user when accessibility is not enabled . (GNOME bug 608727)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a flickr photoset imported to gthumb.
  • A “gnome3″ branch has been created in gtk-engines, to hold the GNOME 3 theme work.

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