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 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 95

August 1, 2010

This week… 1817 commits, in 202 projects, by 221 happy hackers (and 396 were translation commits).

  • In the ongoing transitions emerillon has been ported to GSettings, while evolution, evolution-data-server, and brasero have been ported to GDBus (GNOME bug 622884 and others).
  • Also glibmm gained a wrapper for GApplication, and gtkmm another one for GtkApplication.
  • Mike Gorse added thread safety around main loop invocations in PyGTK.
  • Eye of GNOME got a settings conversion file, to migrate configuration from GConf to GSettings.
  • Jonh Wendell ported Vinagre to use libpeas for its plugins.
  • And a basic support for plugin dependencies has been added to libpeas.
  • Cheese effect preview elements have been changed to be constructed on-demand, rather than at startup, which has a great effect on startup performance.
  • Matthias Clasen improved a lot the coverage of unit tests in GLib.
  • Michael Natterer started porting various bits of Gimp from drawing with GDK to drawing with Cairo.
  • Paolo Borelli made a first cut at a fonts panel for gnome control center 3.0, at the moment a straight port of the fonts tab of the current appearance preferences dialog.
  • In Gnumeric Jean Brefort added support for importing old Guppi graphs from gnumeric 1.0 files.
  • Nate Stedman added support for shapes and backgrounds to Ease.
  • In Vala Michael Terry added support for the new bytestring GVariant (GNOME bug 624986)
  • Last but not least Cosimo Cecchi removed the backgrounds/emblems feature in Nautilus.
  • As for GSoC students, many were at GUADEC and you should really watch the recorded GSoC lightning talks session once it’s made available…

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Issue 85

May 23, 2010

This week… 2040 commits, in 188 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 299 were translation commits).

  • Brian M. Carlson added DocBook version 5 support to yelp-xsl.
  • Totem and Transmageddon both got support for the new WebM video format.
  • The Google Calendar backend in evolution-data-server has been removed, as the CalDAV backend should be enough to interact with Google.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued working on his Bonobo-less panel changes, with a port to GDBus.
  • Thomas Wood added support for “shell” and “panels” in gnome-control-center, and added an initial implementation of a date/time panel.
  • Shaun McCance added nautilus-sendto support in Yelp, to be able to send the pictures in documentation.
  • The password length limit for SSH connections in Vinagre has been lifted.
  • Xan Lopez removed the status bar of Epiphany, replacing its only use, the display of targets, by a small overlay that only appear on hover . (GNOME bug 609713)
  • Łukasz Jernaś added GObject introspection support to Emerillon.
  • GEdit got full support for compressed files . (GNOME bug 413220)
  • In GNOME Shell Owen Taylor added a facility for automated performance measurement (GNOME bug 618189); and Dan Winship updated the Telepathy support to show notifications of presence changes (GNOME bug 611613).
  • Emmanuele Bassi added a GApplication class to GLib, and Colin Walters used it to add a GtkApplication class to GTK+.
  • Lin Ma reworked Solaris file event notification in GIO.

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Issue 82

May 2, 2010

This week… 2121 commits, in 206 projects, by 275 happy hackers (and 317 were translation commits).

  • GLChess, from gnome-games, has been switched to use the GtkInfoBar widget . (GNOME bug 612660)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a button to restore selected files in the trash top bar in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 616304)
  • Robert Carr worked hard on Glide, including some undo machinery, a new animation system, PDF export support; he blogged about this and more in Glide Update….
  • Support for Tracker 0.8 has been added to Brasero . (GNOME bug 616831)
  • Emerillon, the map browser using libchamplain, got bindings for the Vala language . (GNOME bug 616729)
  • Dependency on libgnome has been removed from the invest applet . (GNOME bug 597842)
  • Andreas Rottmann added gobject-introspection support to libsoup.
  • Libchamplain build process has seen many changes, making it possible to build again without libmemphis support.
  • Guido Günther added a simple PAM plugin to krb5-auth-dialog . (GNOME bug 347034)
  • Dodji Seketeli made the find dialog of nemiver non-modal.
  • And GNOME Color Manager has been updated to show much more details in the color picker UI, and allow the user to choose a RGB colorspace.

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Issue 56

November 1, 2009

This week… 1906 commits, in 181 projects, by 237 happy hackers (and 363 were translation commits).

  • A full screen mode has been added to emerillon (GNOME bug 599764).
  • John Wendell fixed several memory leaks in Vinagre and gtk-vnc.
  • A new “Document License” tab has been added to Evince, it can display license information embedded in PDF files (GNOME bug 349173)
  • In GNOME Games, gnometris got renamed to quadrapassel (due to trademark concerns), and same-gnome to swell-foop (due to “GNOME” in the old name).
  • Support for group profiles has been added to Sabayon, thanks to Scott Balneaves.
  • GTK+ was updated to use standard Mac shortcuts on Mac OS X (Cmd-X, Cmd-C, etc .). (GNOME bug 530351)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro ported gedit to GSettings, in the appropriately named gsettings branch of gedit; this is still a work in progress.
  • Thomas Thurman added a first theme using CSS to the cowbell branch of metacity, the theme is named Sunshine.
  • Peter Bloomfield marked important items in the balsa toolbars, so they work better with the new “text besides icons” default.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added ODF compability function “SHEETS” to Gnumeric.
  • Matthew Barnes started porting Evolution from libglade to GtkBuilder.
  • Finally usage of libgnomevfs has been removed from gnome-pilot.

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