Issue 32

May 17, 2009

This week… 1925 commits, in 174 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 183 were translation commits).

  • libgnomekbd and gnome-power-manager have been converted from libglade to GTKBuilder.
  • Vino got ported from libdbus to dbus-glib, as a first step towards integration with the Telepathy framework . (GNOME bug 580464)
  • In GTK+ the GtkLabel gained the possibility to show hyperlinks, that feature was previously provided SexyUrlLabel . (GNOME bug 508810)
  • Also in GTK+ a printing backend using PAPI, as found on OpenSolaris, has been added (to both master and 2.16 ) (GNOME bug 382676)
  • Support for annotations landed in Evince, it requires libpoppler 0.11 (GNOME bug 315002)
  • Empathy added a fullscreen mode for video playback . (GNOME bug 580771)
  • Behdad Esfahbod merged his harfbuzz-ng branch into Pango.
  • The Volume Control has been updated to show high-level channel mapping string for each devices, this gives pretty names such as “Surround 7.1″ or “Stereo” ; (GNOME bug 581921).
  • After a discussion on desktop-devel-list Robert Carr created a new gnome-js-common module, to share code and tests between Seed and GJS.
  • In Seed a new module to bind Cairo has been developed.
  • Alexander Larsson imported gnio (socket and networking support) into glib.
  • Much work happened (and is still ongoing) in Orca to refactor the speech and braille generators . (GNOME bug 570658)

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Issue 26

April 5, 2009

This week… 1520 commits, in 164 projects, by 160 happy hackers (and 180 were translation commits).

  • GTK+ and glib switched to git.gnome.org; so Alexander Larsson sent in his client-side-windows branch; in the meantime Dan Winship published a glib branch adding GResolver, a glib-ish interface to DNS.
  • Gerd Kohlberger migrated gok to libcanberra; it was the last module using esound.
  • Anjuta git plugin got checkout support; and the project import wizard has been replaced by a simpler dialog that allows to import directly from a version control system.
  • A patch by Simon van der Linden got commited to gnome-terminal, adding a “Leave Fullscreen” menu item (GNOME bug 566335).
  • Totem switched from bacon-message-connection to libunique (GNOME bug 162822), also a new D-Bus Service plugin (GNOME bug 576016) and the YouTube plugin was ported to C, using the new libgdata library.
  • Matthew Barnes continues his hard work removing bonobo usage from evolution, he finished attachment dragndrop in the composer window.
  • Evince fading animations got fixed (the next page was displayed before animation started).
  • Empathy was fixed so IRC commands without special support are no longer sent as plaintext . (GNOME bug 577026).
  • Rhythmbox improved his support for MTP devices; it now creates album objects on the device when transferring songs, and sends the album art to the device if it supports the JPEG file type.

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Issue 16

January 25, 2009

This week… 1650 commits, in 173 projects, by 193 happy hackers (and 306 were translation commits).

  • The panel got lockdown support to prevent it being dragged to a different screen edge . (GNOME bug 309721).
  • Alacarte was ported to gio . (GNOME bug 514574)
  • Jonh Wendell rewrote the vinagre applet, to use GObject, fixing the way it works on transparent panels in the process (GNOME bug 568674); he also commited a rewritten Vino Preferences dialog, with the ability to check if the machine can be accessed though the Internet.
  • Seed got opengl-glib girs and a glxgears port.
  • In Nautilus, gnome-desktop and gnome-settings-daemon, patches from Ray Strode landed, adding support for fading between backgrounds.
  • Anjuta got upgraded to use GtkPrint, removing its dependency on libgnomeprint/ui . (GNOME bug 564659)
  • Patches by Tomeu Vizoso were commited to evince to move code to a libeviview library, so it can be embedded in other applications, Tomeu blogged about it . (GNOME bug 567751)
  • John Stowers came back on conduit, applying patches and fixing many bugs.
  • In Epiphany Gustavo Noronha added multiple keyword-based AND-search for the location bar.
  • GTK+ got support for select-by-word in selectable labels, marks on GtkScale, and improved autocompletion in the file chooser entry.

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Issue 12

December 28, 2008

This week… 1027 commits, in 147 projects, by 132 happy hackers (and 123 were translation commits).

  • After support for icons has been added in GTK+ last week (and I forgot to note it), Matthias Clasen added a section in the documentation on porting from SexyIconEntry.
  • libgnome dependency got removed from sound-juicer, libgnome/libgnomeui from gfloppy, and bonobo from the Anjuta toolbar.
  • Nemiver variable inspector widget now remember history of the variables . (GNOME bug 536259)
  • Evince got its printing system reworked, making the GUI responsive during printing, with progress information . (GNOME bug 482770)
  • The system log viewer in gnome-utils has been rewritten by Cosimo Cecchi.
  • Metacity got the “Maximize” shortcut to act as “Restore” for maximised windows.
  • Epiphany/gecko got some Gecko 1.9.1 fixes, and Epiphany/webkit can now open new links in new tabs thanks to the new Policy Decision system in WebKit.
  • The new GNOME Volume Control got a few alert sounds (bark, drip, glass and sonar).
  • Rhythmbox switched to a normal GtkTooltip, rather than a custom arrangement of widgets in a SexyTooltip

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Issue 9

December 7, 2008

This week… 1282 commits, in 164 projects, by 171 happy hackers (and 156 were translation commits).

  • Totem got a new Jamendo plugin in totem, a patch from David Jean Louis (GNOME bug 561811) (a screenshot is posted below).
  • Empathy lost its libgnomeui dependency and evince dropped its libglade one.
  • gtk-doc now highlights deprecation warnings, and they are now also supported in signals and properties (GNOME bug 562655).
  • glib added functions for shadowed mounts (a mount is said to be shadowed if there exists one or more user visible objects (currently GMount objects) with a root that is inside the root of mount.) and nautilus started using them.
  • Behdad Esfahbod continued his vte cleaning.
  • Dan Winship moved Luxembourg (city) out of Belgium (GNOME bug #562772).
  • anjuta devhelp plugin got updated to devhelp/webkit (GNOME bug #560311) and got a button to access online API help (library.gnome.org)
  • Federico Mena Quintero added support to use libnotify for errors displayed by gnome-settings-daemon xrandr module
  • GTK+ (trunk) got a method to draw progress in a GtkEntry (GNOME bug 546285), this was prompted by Epiphany developers wondering about a progress-in-location-bar idea.

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Issue 6

November 16, 2008

This week… 1363 commits, in 162 projects, by 184 happy hackers (and 164 were translation commits).

  • The getting-rid-of-libgnome-and-gnome-vfs quest continues with Ekiga losing its dependency on libgnome and Anjuta removing some gnome-vfs usage
  • Matthias Clasen added lockdown support in the gnome-settings-daemon keybinding plugin (GNOME bug 553434)
  • In rhythmbox Christophe Fergeau switched several g_timeout_add to g_timeout_add_seconds so it wakes up the CPU less often; and Bastien Nocera added detection of the new PSP-3000
  • Bedhad Esfahbod added pangocairo backend to vte, and made it the default; it is as fast as the xft backend.
  • NetworkManager got support for PKCS#12 private keys
  • Evince got support for PDF layers (but it doesn’t seem like such support has been merged in poppler yet)
  • Murray Cumming created projects.gnome.org, to host project pages that were on www.gnome.org/projects/; he posted to devel-announce to explain the motivation and implications
  • Finally, in GTK+-land, Michael Natterer added the new orientation API to GtkRange

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