Issue 205

September 9, 2012

This week… 2896 commits, in 281 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 1186 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to allow scaling images before uploading to FlickR or PicasaWeb.
  • Marek Kašík landed the redesign of the “new printer” dialog of gnome-control-center.
  • Jean Bréfort fixed the import of multiple paths shape elements in gnumeric ODF plugin.
  • In clutter Emmanuele Bassi added interpolation for matrices, making it possible for :transform and :child-transform to be animated.
  • In pygobject Simon Feltman added a Signal class for adding and connecting custom signals . (GNOME bug 434924)
  • Phillip Wood contributed support for composer tags to sound-juicer, particularly useful for classical music . (GNOME bug 661646)
  • Sébastien Wilmet switched latexila from CMake to autotools.
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use libcheese rather than direct calls to gstreamer to take avatar photo.
  • Sullivan Matas added support for javascript code generation into Dia.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed idle blank and sleep timeouts in the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin . (GNOME bug 668703)
  • Thiago Santos updated Cheese to the GStreamer 1.0 API.
  • William Jon McCann landed a new design for the “Connect to Server” dialog of Nautilus . (GNOME bug 682637)
  • Jean-François Fortin Tam implemented a Media Library toolbar into Pitivi.
  • Carlos Garnacho added GtkTextHandle to GTK+, a helper object to allow text widgets to implement text selection on touch devices.

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Issue 203

August 26, 2012

This week… 2517 commits, in 248 projects, by 246 happy hackers (and 522 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported brasero to GStreamer 1.0.
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added an overlay for the creation of events in gnome-calendar.
  • Kalev Lember ported ghex to GtkApplication.
  • Paolo Bacchilega fixed file-roller to restore file attributes after extraction . (GNOME bug 682513)
  • Xavier Claessens changed Empathy to not show offline contacts by default.
  • In pango Behdad Esfahbod fixed bidi implementation with regards to Unicode 5.2.0 . (GNOME bug 590183)
  • Clément Coudoin contributed a new Asia map level to gcompris geography activity.
  • In libsoup Gustavo Noronha Silva added SoupMultipartInputStream, for handling multipart responses . (GNOME bug 656684)
  • Steffen Macke improved shape export in dia, allowing to draw connection points with special shapes.
  • In GTK+ Lars Uebernickel added support for action namespaces to GtkModelMenu.
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon to apply XKB options . (GNOME bug 679075)
  • Lionel Landwerlin added a zoom action to clutter . (GNOME bug 678427)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a new custom high quality scale function to gthumb.
  • In gnome-clocks Seif Lotfy added support for storing edited alarms.
  • The restyling of gnome-shell message tray has landed, Ana Risteska wrote about that in GNOME Summer Lovin’.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-font-viewer to load font names asynchronously.

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Issue 194

June 24, 2012

This week… 1377 commits, in 160 projects, by 197 happy hackers (and 247 were translation commits).

  • Christian Hergert changed gnome-desktop to draw monitor labels with rounded corners . (GNOME bug 591025)
  • In gcr Stef Walter reworked how DER pasing works.
  • Alexander Larsson added fast approximations of x2.4 and x(1/2.4) to speed up gamma conversion in babl . (GNOME bug 678318)
  • Lionel Landwerlin added touch events support in Clutter . (GNOME bug 678278)
  • In dia Hans Breuer fixed some SVG import error.
  • Seif Lotfy changed Empathy to show popular contacts in the “Top Contacts” group . (GNOME bug 678083)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated gnome-shell to sort wifi networks by strength . (GNOME bug 658946)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos landed the WebKit2 port of Epiphany.
  • Aurimas Černius added a WebDav sync addin to gnote.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen added a settings dialog for power management and acoustic levels.
  • In gnome-control-center Thomas Bechtold contributed the possibility to find connections for a specific MAC address . (GNOME bug 677899)
  • Giovanni Campagna ported the clock from gnome-panel to modern GNOME technologies (gsettings, new libgweather, GDateTime ). (GNOME bug 677512)
  • Paolo Bacchilega changed file-roller to be able to run as a D-Bus service as well (org.gnome.ArchiveManager1).

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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 147

July 31, 2011

This week… 1611 commits, in 192 projects, by 234 happy hackers (and 211 were translation commits).

  • Hans Breuer added handling for some more transforms to the SVG import support of Dia.
  • Alexandre Mazari changed Epiphany to use an external CSS file for widget styling.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added ability to import photos from a folder . (GNOME bug 452764)
  • Pierre-Yves Luyten contributed Mallard documentation to gnote . (GNOME bug 620557)
  • Cosimo Cecchi rewrote the PDF loader of GNOME Documents with an async/cancellable API.
  • Philip Withnall added better APIs to handle image data in Folks . (GNOME bug 650414)
  • The port of gjs to gdbus by Giovanni Campagna was commited.
  • Marek Kasik added firewalld support to the printers panel of gnome-control-center, to make it open the firewall for required connections when searching for printers.
  • Richard Hughes went to remove a lot of code from gnome-power-manager, as most things are now happening in the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin.
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a first iteration of a blue-based dark theme.
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort made a serie of UI improvements to Empathy call window.
  • Thomas Hindoe Paaboel Andersen ported the iagno game to gsettings.
  • Rhythmbox got a new clutter-based visualizer plugin, by Jonathan Matthew.

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Issue 143

July 3, 2011

This week… 2870 commits, in 144 projects, by 276 happy hackers (and 343 were translation commits).

  • Eitan Isaacson contributed support for Vimeo video upload into libsocialweb.
  • Joaquim Rocha made frogr open images in the default image viewer.
  • Juan A. Suarez Romero contributed a Grilo plugin to Totem . (GNOME bug 628648)
  • Richard Hughes updated gnome-color-manager to ask the user for the target whitepoint when creating a profile.
  • Arx Cruz improved the text-info command of zenity, adding the possibility of a cancel button and a checkbox.
  • Aurimas Černius rewrote the gnote preferences for Gio::Settings, dropping gconf support.
  • Alexia Death refactored the Gimp path code to support styles and add outline style for use in brush outline.
  • Sébastien Granjoux contributed documentation for the build plugin into Anjuta.
  • GNOME System Monitor was fixed by Chris Kühl to show CPU speed for ppc64 processors . (GNOME bug 619732)
  • Hans Breuer improved the support for importing vdx files in Dia.
  • Johannes Schmid ported Emerillon to use libpeas.
  • In Evince Carlos Garcia Campos set a limit to the PDF thumbnailing time to 15 seconds by default . (GNOME bug 651655)
  • Abhishek Sharma imported recent tested changes from inkscape developers to libcroco upstream.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added support for decimal properties in Gnumeric.
  • Xan Lopez implemented an about:memory location into Epiphany, to give an estimate of how much memory the browser process is using.

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Issue 134

May 1, 2011

This week… 2045 commits, in 208 projects, by 235 happy hackers (and 438 were translation commits).

  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added a map vto view the geographical position where the picture was taken.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed sushi to remove the window title when going fullscreen.
  • Gioavanni Campagna added a new “Removable Drive Menu” extension for gnome-shell, this adds a menu in the system status area that tracks removable disk devices attached and offers to browse them and eject/unmount them . (GNOME bug 647027)
  • Hans Breuer worked on updating the dia manual to match recent changes . (GNOME bug 632660)
  • Alberto Ruiz went on adding gobject introspection annotation to functions in pango.
  • In GNOME Settings Daemon Bastien Nocera simplified the NTP handling for distributions.
  • Guillaume Desmottes refactored the usage of Telepathy in GNOME Shell, porting it to TpBaseClient . (GNOME bug 645585)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Giovanni Campagna updated the network menu to keep wireless networks in a predictable ordre . (GNOME bug 646580)
  • Shaun McCance added some basic Mallard conditional processing to Yelp.
  • Epiphany status overlay was updated by Alexandre Mazari to slide out when the mouse pointer goes close by . (GNOME bug 643909)
  • Felix Rieman switched eog to use lcms2 for colour management.
  • GNOME Terminal has been updated to use gsettings for proxy settings, by Christian Persch . (GNOME bug 647077)
  • John Stowers greatly improved shell theme selection and installation in gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Sébastien Granjoux added the possibility to change directory group properties in Anjuta.
  • Jonathan Matthew removed the old plugin system of rhythmbox, completing the switch to libpeas.

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Issue 105

October 10, 2010

This week… 1988 commits, in 187 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 349 were translation commits).

  • Too many modules to list were ported to use upstream gettext instead of the glib version, and to GTK+ 3, be it complete ports or updates to match recent changes.
  • William Jon McCann added a “persistence” server capability to notification-daemon, and the corresponding support in libnotify; this will allow clients to determine if the server will only show transient notifications or has notification persistence. If the server supports persistence then the client should not perform its own message persistence (for example by showing a status icon).
  • Hans Breuer fixed the saving of some display settings (antialiasing, snap-to-object…) in Dia . (GNOME bug 155929)
  • Meld was modified to use Myers matcher for inline differences (part of GNOME bug 587410).
  • An “Edit Image” toolbar button hs been added to eog, conditionnally enabled if a specific image editor is specified in GSettings . (GNOME bug 609958)
  • Florian Müllner published an “overview-relayout” branch of GNOME Shell, inaugurating his blog with a From the land of Shell post.
  • Sanford Armstrong ported the note XML to HTML transformation that happens in Snowy to the lxml library (GNOME bug 631189).
  • In Brasero Philippe Rouquier added a new check for the volume free space when creating an image.
  • The control panel of GNOME Color Manager has been split into four tabs to reduce the window height.
  • Thomas Wood started implementing new UI designs from Jakup Steiner and Hylke Bons for the datetime configuration panel.
  • The “ui-widgets” branch has been merged into gnome-keyring, Stef Walter posted about it in Certificate and Key Widgets.
  • Luca Bruno started adding Brtfs-handling modules to gparted.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added GSettings APIs for range and choices . (GNOME bug 631263)
  • And in GTK+ Cody Russell added resize grips to GtkWindow, and Matthias Clasen also posted about it in Getting a grip.

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Issue 102

September 19, 2010

This week… 2375 commits, in 198 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 599 were translation commits).

  • Rupert Swarbrick added paragraph support in the parsing of .info files in Yelp.
  • Florian Müllner implemented side-by-side tiling in Mutter; when dragging a window over a screen edge and dropping it there, maximize it vertically and scale it horizontally to cover the corresponding half of the current monitor; this has been enabled by default in GNOME Shell (GNOME bug 606260)
  • Eog has been modified to ask the user whether to reload externally modified images . (GNOME bug 534348)
  • Alexey Fisher added two optional video filters to Empathy for video chat support, for both limiting the maximal framerate of webcams, and reducing video noise . (GNOME bug 628789, GNOME bug 628786)
  • Pdfmod gained zoom slider/buttons, by Gabriel Burt (GNOME bug 614378, GNOME bug 628437)
  • Hans Breuer improved UML objects in Dia, allowing them all to have their line width, font, and font size changed by the user . (GNOME bug 86238)
  • Image loading performances in GThumb have been optimized.
  • The Evolution calendar got some new neat (and meaningful) animations, in the clutter-calendar-v2 branch.
  • Giovanni Campagna added an Universal Access status indicator to GNOME Shell; it allows the user to change rapidly the keyboard and mouse behaviour (sticky keys, slow keys, bounce keys, mouse keys), as well as the enabled ATs (magnifier, screen reader, screen keyboard) and the HighContrast Gtk theme.
  • The “wcf” branch of Blam has been merged, adding usage of System.ServiceModel.Syndication instead of the RSSFeed and AtomFeed libraries . (GNOME bug 550803)
  • In GTK+ Havoc Pennington added margin and alignment properties to GtkWidget.

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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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