Issue 211

October 21, 2012

This week… 2002 commits, in 189 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 382 were translation commits).

  • Bastien Nocera added forward geocoding search (the process of turning an address into a latitude and longitude) to geoclue-glib.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos switched devhelp to use WebKit 2 by default.
  • Parag Nemade added a single default ibus engine for Indic locales to gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin . (GNOME bug 685954)
  • In orca Joanmarie Diggs added a fix for braille email address auto completions in Thunderbird.
  • In gdm Tim Lunn contributed a fix for shutdown and restart on ConsoleKit systems . (GNOME bug 686125)
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed Nautilus bookmarks handling to avoid synchronous I/O.
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to use libdvdcss, if available, for creating images of DVDs.
  • Rob Bradford ported cogl to the new Wayland protocol.
  • Kai Willadsen fixed meld to correctly handle metadata-only changes in Git . (GNOME bug 655315)
  • Xan Lopez fixed epiphany so it doesn’t automatically download embedded objects . (GNOME bug 683635)
  • Michael Hill updated the gnome help in gnome-user-docs to reflect the removal of mode switch.
  • Debarshi Ray added ownCloud support to gnome-online-accounts . (GNOME bug 660573)
  • In gnumeric Morten Welinder improved the speed of saving large sheets as ODS file, also reducing file size along the way.
  • Robert Ancell landed the Vala part of gcalctool . (GNOME bug 640685)

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Issue 198

July 22, 2012

This week… 1965 commits, in 176 projects, by 239 happy hackers (and 372 were translation commits).

  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to GtkApplication, and got it an application menu . (GNOME bug 677927)
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for downloading thumbnails of Google Documents documents . (GNOME bug 656970)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added a week view to gnome-calendar.
  • Dan Winship made glib-networking handle simultaneous operations, doing the handshake in a thread . (GNOME bug 656343, GNOME bug 660252)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom merged the vala rewrite of gitg, it includes a nice diff view based on webkit.
  • Jasper St. Pierre ported sushi to GtkApplication and gdbus . (GNOME bug 680221)
  • In gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi added ‘find as you type’ while Anna Zacchi added a menu to the Preview toolbar.
  • Marek Kasik added an “Options” dialog to the gnome-control-center printer panel, it allows users to set more options based on the printer PPD file.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added step() and cubic-bezier() progress functions to clutter timeline object.
  • In gnome-shell Giovanni Campagna landed the new screen shield, to replace gnome-screensaver when using the shell . (GNOME bug 619955)
  • Also in gnome-shell Allan Day improved the calendar layout and legibitily.
  • The advanced layer management functions that are being worked on by Paul Lange have been merged in pitivi . (GNOME bug 632319)

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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 173

January 29, 2012

This week… 1871 commits, in 231 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 219 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch improved the decoding of data: URIs.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-screenshot to make non interactive mode headless, making it just save the image to the saved screenshots directory.
  • Aurimas Černius added core synchronization support to gnote.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos pushed some initial work porting devhelp to WebKit2; he later posted details about the port and the process (porting devhelp to WebKit2).
  • Milan Crha added support for setting user’s folder permissions into evolution-mapi . (GNOME bug 667714)
  • Oleksij Rempel switched Cheese from theora/ogg to vp8/webm.
  • In gparted Rogier Goossens added the ability to set a new random UUID on file systems that provide the appropriate tools to perform this action . (GNOME bug 667278)
  • Will Thompson added support for functions which return GError into pygobject . (GNOME bug 666098)
  • Alexander Larsson added a first run dialog to gnome-contacts.
  • Matthias Clasen added a resource tool to glib, this lets the developer poke at resources in elf files and standalone resource bundles.
  • James Le Cuirot contributed the possibility to align text vertically into glabels.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added High quality zoom for SVG images.
  • Adel Gadllah moved filesystem I/O to a thread when taking a screenshot in gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • Florian Brosch contributed support for comments to the GIR parser in Vala.
  • Pascal de Bruijn made gnome-color-manager use smaller/faster display calibration target sets.

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Issue 167

December 18, 2011

This week… 1782 commits, in 171 projects, by 230 happy hackers (and 189 were translation commits).

  • Philip Chimento converted Devhelp from IgeMacIntegration to GtkOSXApplication, a change necessary to build on 64-bit Macs . (GNOME bug 663789)
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew used some special cow powers to made password prompts work properly . (GNOME bug 666338)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei continued working on unfocused window appearance, styling radio, checks, sliders, progressbars and scrollbars.
  • Juan A. Suarez Romero updated the shoutcast plugin in grilo-plugins to the SHOUTCast 2.0 API.
  • Zeeshan Ali added some UI to gnome-boxes for specifying product key (Windows XP & 2003 ). (GNOME bug 666030)
  • Alexander Larsson added support for unlinking contacts to gnome-contacts.
  • Jakub Steiner updated gnome-color-manager colorimeter artwork.
  • Alex Murray added automatic dimming / toggling to keyboard backlight to gnome-settings-daemon power plugin.
  • Work on the Firebird provider, by Faghmie Davids, was pushed into libgda.
  • In Evince Cyril Soldani added an option to show odd pages on the left in dual mode.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed LaTeX export of cyrillic in Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 666340)
  • In Rygel Jens Georg added hacks for XBMC to recognize DLNA mime-types as AAC for AAC files.
  • Robert Roth contributed to gnome-system-monitor a patch to summarize the processor cores to be able to display sysinfo for multi-core systems with more than 13 cores . (GNOME bug 664926)
  • Christian Persch added a lock button the the drwright break window . (GNOME bug 128381)

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Issue 116

December 26, 2010

This week… 2262 commits, in 216 projects, by 210 happy hackers (and 436 were translation commits).

  • Much work happened in GTK+ to make it possible to have multiple backends in parallel.
  • The charmap plugin in gedit-plugins has been rewritten in Python by Ignacio Casal Quinteiro.
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added introspection support for libgnomekbd.
  • Aleksander Morgado contributed a lot of improvements to Devhelp, including the possibility for a language-based search . (GNOME bug 353108)
  • The new mallard documentation of Evince has been merged.
  • Tony Young added the possiblity for the user to export data from Snowy to JSON or a tarfile of .note files . (GNOME bug 629590)
  • Rupert Swarbrick started rewriting manpage support in Yelp to use man -Z and parsing.
  • Kenny Meyer contributed new wizards for the class-gen plugin of Anjuta for both Javascript and Python.
  • Alejandro Leiva merged the profiles and new settings manager in Orca.
  • Øyvind Kolås increased the maximum number of threads used by Gegl from 8 to 16.

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Issue 113

December 5, 2010

This week… 2430 commits, in 174 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 194 were translation commits).

  • Totem has been updated to hide its slider when streaming, to avoid people getting confused by the slider getting stuck in one location . (GNOME bug 549691)
  • Dots (an interactive braille transcribing application) got support for Microsoft Word files.
  • Robert Ancell made gnobots2 and gnomine from gnome-games work with GTK+3 and Cairo.
  • Ray Strode added a new “maximized” tile to mutter, it allows the user to maximize their windows (in other words, tile with the edge panels) by dragging their window to the top edge of the monitor . (GNOME bug 630548)
  • Paolo Borelli added support for gunichar to pygobject . (GNOME bug 623615)
  • Francisco Rojas patched postr to throw an error if an image disappears during the upload process . (GNOME bug 537554)
  • The overview relayout branch landed in GNOME Shell, as noted by Florian Müllner in a quick notice.
  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to the new new GApplication API.
  • Evolution-data-server was changed to set CalDAV calendars read-only when the server is unreachable . (GNOME bug 530205)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a D-Bus service to file-roller to create and extract archives.
  • Cosimo Cecchi ported the control center media panel to use the new GtkAppChooserButton.
  • The Board got a simple mechanism to export object via HTTP.
  • In gnome-session Vincent Untz moved the definition of a session from gconf to .desktop-like files.
  • Nate Stedman started a new text system for ease, to provide a more featured replacement of ClutterText.
  • The gtk-style-context branch of GTK+ landed, Carlos Garnacho uploaded some documentation, thmingTheming in GTK+, and Migrating from GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext.
  • And thanks to the doc dev tools hackfest, demos and tutorials were commited to gnome-devel-docs, improved Mallard support landed in library-web, and the week ended with some mysterious content landing in the web-devel-2 module…

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Issue 93

July 18, 2010

This week… 3273 commits, in 181 projects, by 295 happy hackers (and 427 were translation commits).

  • Toms Bauģis added to hamster he possibility to click on a time bar in the overview to get to the detailed day view . (GNOME bug 623872)
  • The Bastard Mode option of Quadrapassel has been renamed to “choose difficult blocks”, but it’s still a real bastard.
  • Fernando Herrera added Mallard documentation to Dots, the interactive braille transcribing application.
  • The calendar backend in evolution-mapi has been made fully asynchronous.
  • Thomas Wood added region and city comboboxes to the new date and time control center panel.
  • Aleksander Morgado contributed a feature to enable or disable selected books in devhelp . (GNOME bug 619202)
  • Nate Stedman replaced the system() call by the usage of libarchive when saving documents in Ease.
  • GThumb has been updated to preserve the EXIF data after lossless rotations.
  • Vinagre has been migrated to GtkApplication . (GNOME bug 596733)
  • Arx Cruz added a new password dialog to Zenity.
  • The three-point-oh branch of cheese has been merged, rewriting Cheese in Vala and making advantage of Clutter.
  • Paolo Bacchilega ported file-roller to use GSettings.
  • Seed has been updated to build against the gtk 2 or gtk 3 versions of WebKit, at user choice.
  • John Stowers created a gtk-3.0 branch of pygtk, to prepare a pygtk version that, while not based on gobject introspection, would still be a step towards GNOME 3.
  • Aaron Bockover changed the Amazon proxy URIs of Banshee to some supporting geo-IP redirection, redirecting users to the Amazon stores appropriate for their countries.
  • Benjamin Otte has been working hard on the “rendering-cleanup” branch of GTK+ 3, chopping much of the old drawing system, where cairo usage is more appropriate now.
  • In GSOC land, Dragos Dena finished the snippets editor for Anjuta, Jamie Nicol almost finished implementing Last.fm radio playback in Rhythmbox, Luca Invernizzi completed the couchdb backend of Getting Things GNOME, and others also worked, of course…

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Issue 80

April 18, 2010

This week… 2112 commits, in 216 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 431 were translation commits).

  • The Hamster project got separated in client and d-bus service, and got a command line client (GNOME bug 602642).
  • Behdad Esfahbod pushed a gnome-terminal branch with a find dialog to highlight search terms . (GNOME bug 78963).
  • Much work happened in the asm-support branch of nemiver.
  • This was the week of the gsettings hackfest, many changes landed in both glib and gconf modules, you should read the day 1 summary by Vincent Untz and overall summary by Matthias Clasen.
  • During that hackfest baobab (in gnome-utils) has also been ported to gsettings, with explanative commit messages, and the devhelp branch has been updated for the API changes.
  • There was also a GNOME Python hackfest and much work happened in pygobject and pygi, go read posts written by John Palmieri: day 0, day 1, day 2, and wrapup.
  • Tadej Borovšak ported sound juicer to GtkBuilder, this was the last module using libglade, yeah.
  • Torsten Schönfeld started adding GIO support to the Perl binding, via gobject-introspection.
  • Support for application-indicators/StatusNotifierIcon has been added to the typing break applet in gnome-control-center (GNOME bug 606671)
  • Evolution got a new foocanvas branch, getting rid of libgnomecanvas.
  • A new SSH Hosts plugin written by Fabian Carlström has been added to kupfer.
  • Joanmarie Diggs added improved support for Empathy in orca . (GNOME bug 589925)

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Issue 54

October 18, 2009

This week… 2078 commits, in 184 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 438 were translation commits).

  • The new GtkFileSystemModel worked by Benjamin Otte and Federico Mena Quintero has been pushed to GTK+.
  • Also in GTK+, a new GtkSpinner widget has been commited . (GNOME bug 319607)
  • libsoup was changed to allow multiple pending connections to a server at once, as only allowing a single connection attempt at once really slows down pages with lots of subresources on servers that disallow persistent connections . (GNOME bug 594768)
  • gdm has been converted from using gnome-power-manager to DeviceKit-power . (GNOME bug 596569)
  • Jason Clinton pushed the Clutter rewrite of the Nibbles game, done by Guillaume Beland during his summer of code.
  • Vinagre has been updated to keep the aspect ratio when using scaling mode . (GNOME bug 593192)
  • Jason Childs added support for transparent objects in dia, by adding alpha to the Color structure . (GNOME bug 591525)
  • Devhelp has been modified to look for an existing local copy of documents referred by their library.gnome.org location . (GNOME bug 598598)
  • xml2po has been fixed to work with parallel builds . (GNOME bug 593175)
  • Balsa, Gimp and goffice were all ported to compile fine with GSEAL enabled.

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