Issue 209

October 7, 2012

This week… 2038 commits, in 182 projects, by 223 happy hackers (and 317 were translation commits).

  • Xan Lopez imported the adblock extension into epiphany source tree . (GNOME bug 681657)
  • Germán Poó Caamaño ported postr to GTK+ 3.
  • In yelp-xsl Shaun McCance started experimenting with DITA support.
  • Felix Riemann updated eog to use GtkApplication to inhibit the screensaver during slideshows . (GNOME bug 684581)
  • In file-roller Paolo Bacchilega fixed the creation of encrypted and multi-volume archives.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added support for keyboard item activation in libgd.
  • Stefano Facchini ported gnome-system-monitor to have an Application menu.
  • Jens Georg updated rygel to the new GUPnP vapi.
  • Rui Matos changed gnome-settings-daemon to convert old libgnomekbd and IBus settings . (GNOME bug 685458)
  • In GTK+ Alexander Larsson updated the broadway backend to use binary websockets if available.
  • Aurimas Černius changed gnote to make it possible to have several search windows.
  • Christian Persch ported evince to GtkApplication, and added an Application menu.

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Issue 201

August 12, 2012

This week… 2287 commits, in 213 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 508 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported sushi to GStreamer 1.0 . (GNOME bug 680425)
  • Ryan Lortie enabled i18n support for dconf-editor . (GNOME bug 642217)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a search bar to gnome-boxes, it will search as you type and filter the boxes . (GNOME bug 681089)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated the gnome-shell screen shield to tween from the top when explicitly locking . (GNOME bug 681143)
  • Fabiana Simões reviewed and updated eog user documentation, also added pages for the picasa and fullscreen background plugins.
  • William Jon McCann updated nautilus to select the first item in search results by default.
  • Marek Kašík ported gnome-search-tool to GSettings . (GNOME bug 632429)
  • More work on AFP support in gvfs has been pushed by Carl-Anton Ingmarsson, it now has a worker thread in GVfsAfpConnection and log out from the server on umount.
  • Lennart Poettering changed gdm to always run on VT1 (while adding a –with-initial-vt=… configure switch for other values ). (GNOME bug 511168)
  • Aurimas Černius migrated gnote to depend on libsecret instead of libgnome-keyring.
  • Paolo Bacchilega merged a new ‘Add Files’ dialog to file-roller, that allows the user to select both files and folders.
  • Ville Sokk did some small optimisation the the file backends of gegl.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos updated epiphany to show information about the SSL errors when clicking on lock icon . (GNOME bug 681506)
  • In gnome-control-center Matthias Clasen updated the hotspot dialog from the network panel to match the mockups more closely.
  • Christian Persch ported evince to GApplication and GtkApplication, and used the later to inhibit the screensaver.

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Issue 199

July 29, 2012

This week… 1100 commits, in 198 projects, by 176 happy hackers (and 232 were translation commits).

  • In Clocks Eslam Mostafa added support for reading and writing alarms to a ICS file.
  • Marta Maria Casetti added comboboxes and toolbars pages and samples to gnome-devel-docs python tutorials.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a filter entry to the language page of gnome-initial-setup.
  • Maxime Nicco implemented conversion between RVBA and HSVBA float to babl.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship fixed the handling of timed-out SoupRequests in SoupSessionAsync.
  • Sebastian Dröge ported sound-juicer to GStreamer 1.0 and changed the CD playback feature to use the playbin element.
  • In evolution Dan Vrátil added a ‘Format as’ submenu to the preview pane context menu, that can be used to highlight source code . (GNOME bug 680026)
  • Matas Brazdeikis added UI testing to Pitivi, using Dogtail.
  • Xavier Claessens added optional support for Ubuntu Online Accounts to Empathy.
  • Felix Riemann added an application menu to eog (GNOME bug 674938).
  • Matthias Clasen added an example for handling app menu fallback to the set of GTK+ examples.
  • In gnome-control-center Richard Hughes merged his rework of the WiFi part of the network panel.
  • Paolo Borelli added ‘recent files’ support to baobab, making scanned directories are now listed on the “home page”.

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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 181

March 25, 2012

This week… 2834 commits, in 290 projects, by 299 happy hackers (and 1050 were translation commits).

  • As 3.4 draw nears much work has been going in the release notes, both from writers and translators.
  • Philip Withnall modified Hitori to use two passes to draw the cells, this ensures that the borders of the painted cells are always drawn on top of the borders of the unpainted cells.
  • In meld Nguyễn Hồng Quân fixed the overly-tall commit dialogs by making the list of files scrollable.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a scale on the map view of gthumb.
  • In gnome-session Jasper St. Pierre removed the toggle switches for extensions from the fail whale screen . (GNOME bug 671693)
  • Victor Oliveira added OpenCL headers, and much code, to gegl.
  • Curtis Gedak fixed gparted to ensure the necessary space for EBR when resizing Extended partition . (GNOME bug 664050)
  • Felix Riemann reverted the “Do not show the titlebar when eog is maximized” change that was made to eog, as it caused accidental triggers of gnome-shell’s activities menu . (GNOME bug 671643)
  • In network-manager-applet Dan Williams added code to track GNOME Shell version, not just whether it’s running.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro modified gtranslator to use an inline toolbar for the profiles settings in the preferences dialog.
  • Debarshi Ray fixed gnome-online-accounts to remove the credentials from the keyring when an account is removed . (GNOME bug 654168)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved import/export of ODF documents. (part of GNOME bug 671461)
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for touch events to Clutter, for the time being, it just relays everything it gets, from the X server to the Clutter application.

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Issue 174

February 5, 2012

This week… 1611 commits, in 183 projects, by 205 happy hackers (and 216 were translation commits).

  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei started using PNGs as assets where possible, instead of SVG files.
  • Many introspection improvements landed in gjs (support for interfaces, signals, glib properties…), Jasper St. Pierre blogged about GJS Improvements.
  • Matthias Clasen added a systemd implementation of the session tracking part of gnome-session . (GNOME bug 666891)
  • David King added an horizontal flip effect to gnome-video-effects . (GNOME bug 666930)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added back a “popularity” field to extensions.gnome.org.
  • Empathy was updated by Will Thompson to present confirmation dialogs when closing windows containing chat rooms . (GNOME bug 591756)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed rich text import from xslx files . (GNOME bug 669083)
  • Faghmie Davids contributed many improvements to the Firebird provider of libgda.
  • In gnome-shell Owen Taylor improved the default screencast pipeline, decreasing the quality setting for the vp8 codec from 10 to 8, and increasing the speed setting from 2 to 6 . (GNOME bug 669066)
  • Stefano Palazzo contributed a Python 3 language file for gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 668136)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use a dialog for avatar changing.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz changed cheese to use PackageKit to install nautilus-sendto when needed; she wrote about this: PackageKit in Cheese . (GNOME bug 668072)
  • Damien Sandras reimplemented call control functions into the new Ekiga call window.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported uadrapassel from C++ to Vala.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to hide the titlebar when maximized . (GNOME bug 668652)
  • In gedit Jesse van den Kieboom added an option to ensure that documents always end with a trailing newline.

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Issue 170

January 8, 2012

This week… 2045 commits, in 177 projects, by 185 happy hackers (and 242 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch reworked rsvg-view to make it more modern, dropping GTK+ 2, using Cairo surfaces, GIO, etc.
  • Murray Cumming changed Glom to allow custom choices to be translated when used for text fields.
  • Neil Roberts added support for mainloop integration to cogl.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to make it possible to scale the print preview using the scrollwheel . (GNOME bug 495716)
  • Marc-André Lureau added GtkApplication and shell menu to gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 667435)
  • In Evolution Milan Crha added a Print button to the meeting notification dialog . (GNOME bug 353743)
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya updated the way notification sources are grouped in gnome-shell, to base it on a combination of pid and title . (GNOME bug 664138)
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added new ‘add’ and ‘contains’ APIs to GHashTable, these are both convenience APIs that make it slightly nicer to use GHashTable as a set.
  • Matthias Clasen had various GtkApplication changes, including a new Inhibit API and logout notifications.
  • Robert Ancell ported a bunch of gnome-games to use GSettings: gnotski, gnibbles, and gnect.
  • Germán Poo-Caamaño replaced the old local cooked sockets by the use of nmap for basic port scanning in gnome-nettool.

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Issue 168

December 25, 2011

This week… 1842 commits, in 176 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 233 were translation commits).

  • Kai Willadsen changed meld to draw the currently displayed page area in the DiffMap . (GNOME bug 470729)
  • In Eog Felix Riemann made EXIF/XMP summaries available as a sidebar . (GNOME bug 616438)
  • Xavier Claessens added Windows Live oauth2 support to gnome-online-accounts . (GNOME bug 661067)
  • Claudio Saavedra combined the Reload and Stop toolbar buttons of Epiphany into a single one . (GNOME bug 657655)
  • Cosimo Cecchi did work on gnome-documents new application menu.
  • In Evolution Milan Crha made it possible to decrypt GPG mails with anonymous recipient set . (GNOME bug 331361)
  • Jonathan Matthew added extdb, a database for storing external metadata (e.g. album art images), to Rhythmbox.
  • Stef Walter added system prompt and prompter to gcr.
  • Giovanni Campagna reintroduced Wanda The Fish into gnome-shell.
  • Jeffrey Stedfast fixed gmime with regards to multibyte sequences split between two rfc2047 tokens.
  • Yasumichi Akahoshi changed Zenity documentation to use Mallard, and did new and updated screenshots to go along.
  • In Banshee Bertrand Lorentz added a button to go back to the list of audiobooks . (GNOME bug 656439)

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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 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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