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 202

August 19, 2012

This week… 2117 commits, in 193 projects, by 242 happy hackers (and 481 were translation commits).

  • In libsecret Stef Walter added an extensive manpage for the secret-tool utility . (GNOME bug 681434)
  • Kevin Anthony added CanSetFullscreen and Fullscreen properties to the MPRIS support of Banshee, bringing it to version 2.2 of the standard . (GNOME bug 681890)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom added support for smooth scroll to gedit textsize plugin.
  • In gnome-backgrounds Jakub Steiner pushed a new set of images, to refresh the set of extra wallpapers.
  • Meg Ford added a new Properties dialog to gnome-documents.
  • Alexander Larsson converted EggListBox from vala to C.
  • Ondrej Holy contributed support for “natural scroll” to the mouse gnome-settings-daemon plugin . (GNOME bug 659498)
  • Vivien Malerba migrated libgda from libgnome-keyring to libsecret.
  • Arth Patel replaced the lex/bison parser of gcalctool by a new hand-written parser.
  • John Stowers made it possible for gnome-tweak-tool to configure shell extension preferences.
  • Behdad Esfahbod merged his harfbuzz (a text shaping library) branch into pango.
  • In evolution-ews Milan Crha implemented the “Subscribe to folder of other user” feature.
  • William Jon McCann pushed a new background panel into gnome-control-center . (GNOME bug 676539)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a GNOME Shell search provider for gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 681246)
  • Felix Riemann added a new plugin to eog to disable the use of the dark theme variant . (GNOME bug 675918)

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Issue 186

April 29, 2012

This week… 1687 commits, in 161 projects, by 204 happy hackers (and 250 were translation commits).

  • Juan Pablo Ugarte redid the Glade UI, in Glade, and using GtkBuilder, GResources, and GtkAction.
  • Florian Müllner ported gcalctool to GtkApplication, and replaced the existing menu bar with an app menu . (GNOME bug 674529)
  • Michael Wood added an “in-seek” property to clutter-gst, this can be used when we need to keep external controllers in sync with the current progress without having to poll for the progress.
  • In Gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved again support for ODF spreadsheets, this time by importing the page headers.
  • Jasper St. Pierre improved the notification part of gnome-shell to match applications on WM_CLASS . (GNOME bug 673761)
  • In Clutter Emmanuele Bassi added basic geometric types (point, size, rect) so they can used in properties and accessors.
  • Raul Gutierrez Segales contributed a port of folks to gsettings . (GNOME bug 647909)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added an application menu to Nautilus . (GNOME bug 674532)
  • In gvfs David Zeuthen added support for getting/storing LUKS encryption passphrase from the keyring . (GNOME bug 674161)
  • Dan Winship reorganised the proxy resolution code of libsoup, and added support for SOCKS and other proxy types . (GNOME bug 553269)
  • In GTK+ Matthias Clasen added a ‘fine adjustment’ mode to ranges, Shift-click in the slider now starts a drag in ‘fine adjustment’ mode, where the slider is moved 10-times slower than the mouse.

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Issue 182

April 1, 2012

This week… 2870 commits, in 255 projects, by 310 happy hackers (and 635 were translation commits).

  • Jasper St. Pierre imported mustache into extensions-web, to get new template system that will allow to sanely translate the website.
  • In pygobject John Palmieri added a ccallback type which is used to invoke callbacks passed to a vfunc . (GNOME bug 644926)
  • In tomboy Alex Tereschenko added the possibility to work on search results in addition to just one note.
  • Ray Strode dropped the numlock warning from gnome-screensaver unlock dialog . (GNOME bug 662093)
  • Jean Bréfort improved goffice to use a fallback image when the actual image type is not supported.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew commited a new more compact header layout, now it has the playback controls, the current track information (including album art), the time display, the position slider, and the volume control on the same line.
  • Christopher Baines fixed gcalctool to stop entering thousands seperators when using a base other than 10.
  • Xan Lopez changed epiphany to always save the session state on Quit.
  • In gnome-documents Florian Müllner made search queries cancellable; to avoid congesting the connection queue, cancel ongoing queries before starting a new one . (GNOME bug 672733)
  • Debarshi Ray added Microsoft Exchange support (using EWS) to gnome-online-accounts.
  • In Cheese Patricia Santana Cruz added a timer when recording a video . (GNOME bug 599729)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added webcam support to set new avators in gnome-contacts.
  • Bastien Nocera changed Totem to pass proxy informations to GStreamer elements . (GNOME bug 395429)

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Issue 133

April 24, 2011

This week… 1745 commits, in 184 projects, by 223 happy hackers (and 390 were translation commits).

  • Mario Sanchez Prada switched Frogr to use GTK+ 3 by default.
  • Gary Ching-Pang Lin added a Myspace service to libsocialweb.
  • A quick previewer for Nautilus, named sushi, has been pushed by Cosimo Cecchi, he wrote about it in Sushi.
  • Marek Kasic changed the printers settings panel to set the default paper size according to the locale.
  • Sebastian Polsterl ported the Totem plugin of GNOME DVB Daemon to GDBus.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added UI options to hide the menubar; in the future Web-app like windows will have this hidden by default.
  • Stef Walter added a rudimentary GnuPG collection implementation to gnome-keyring . (GNOME bug 647885)
  • Pedro Castro fixed the insertion of subtitle at video position in gnome-subtitles, after a patch from Michał Sawicz.
  • Alexander Larsson changed the GTK+ broadway backend to use cairo to generate PNG URIs.
  • He also switched it to stream data over websocket, as using zlib compressed data over xmlhttprequest was a nice hack but doesn’t really work in production.
  • Robert Ancell made automatic exponentiation in gcalctool less aggressive.

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Issue 121

January 30, 2011

This week… 2386 commits, in 214 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 474 were translation commits).

  • The translation support for the future gnome.org, by Lincoln de Sousa and Vinicius Depizzol, have been merged.
  • Chris Kühl started working on a GTK+ 3 port for gnome-system-monitor.
  • Guido Günther added a control center panel into krb5-auth-dialog.
  • Support for temperature conversion has been added to gcalctool by Robert Ancell.
  • Jonny Lamb started backporting fixes and features of Empathy in a new 2.34 branch.
  • Peter Bloomfield worked on migrating Balsa from GConf to GSettings.
  • Detection of a stalemate position has been added to glchess.
  • Bastien Nocera added handling of new multimedia keys (FastForward, Rewind, Repeat, and Shuffle) to Totem . (GNOME bug 634184)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added support for external links into Evince . (GNOME bug 628711)
  • James Liggett implemented the Aply Mailbox Files pane in the git plugin of Anjuta.
  • Jens Georg made item creation asynchronous in the mediathek plugin of Rygel . (GNOME bug 638269)
  • Marek Kasik added a new plugin for print notifications in gnome-settings-daemon.
  • Ray Strode changed gnome-session to use the shell for presenting the logout and shutdown dialogs . (GNOME bug 637188)
  • Owen Taylor started pushing his work on the new “Thumbnails” workspace management of GNOME Shell.

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Issue 106

October 17, 2010

This week… 1906 commits, in 198 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 330 were translation commits).

  • Once again this week many modules are being ported to GTK+ 3, a notable exemple is the port of the Murrine GTK+ Engine.
  • Jon McCann dropped support for non-PAM authentication methods from gnome-screensaver.
  • A new GApplication implementation by Ryan Lortie landed in glib.
  • John Palmieri added compatibility functions for the deprecated PyCObject API to pygobject, also updating it to use the new PyCapsule PAI for Python versions above 3 . (GNOME bug 630844)
  • Jonh Wendell made the Avahi browser in Vinagre work with its new plugin system.
  • Vitaly Minko updated Empathy to divide spelling suggestions in one sub-menu per language . (GNOME bug 532832)
  • Many parts of gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-control-center have been migrated to use GSettings.
  • Robin Sonefors added a GUI for unit conversions to gcalctool . (GNOME bug 539830)
  • Dodji Seketeli made it possible to start remote debugging in Nemiver from the command line, it is no longer necessary to fill necessary parameters in the GUI . (GNOME bug 624630)
  • The colour temperature has been added to the profile viewer details of gnome-color-manager.
  • Jonathan Matthew added children to the podcast rhythmbox item, to have access to both new episodes and recent downloads.
  • David Zeuthen started implementing the Date and Time GNOME Shell mockups, in the datetime branch.
  • And Christian Dywan added a GtkComboBoxText class to GTK+, subclassing GtkComboBox and replaceing the old gtk_combo_box_*_text() convenience API . (GNOME bug 612396)

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Issue 90

June 27, 2010

This week… 2629 commits, in 209 projects, by 282 happy hackers (and 315 were translation commits).

  • GSettings ports again, nautilus-sendto, gcalctool were both switched this week to use GSettings. nautilus-sendto has also been ported to GTK+ 3.0, and Rygel as well.
  • OpenID support has been added to Snowy, the web companion of Tomboy.
  • Daniel P. Berrange added support for colourmap based pixel formats to gtk-vnc, his patch implements full support for rendering from colourmaps, this should improve performances in low bandwidth situations.
  • The notification-daemon got support for multiple screens and monitor changes (GNOME bug 622552)
  • Christian Persch ported the SVGZ support in librsvg so it can use GZlibDecompressor instead of libgsf . (GNOME bug 621699)
  • Damon Chaplin worked quite a lot on a new API for goocanvas, in the new-api branch of goocanvas…
  • GNOME Shell got support for icon buttons in notifications, thanks to Matt Novenstern . (GNOME bug 621014)
  • Morten Welinder fixed the excessive memory usage of gnumeric related to column styles when reading xslx files . (GNOME bug 622365)
  • Michael J. Chudobiak switched the documentation of gthumb to Mallard.
  • In Empathy support for importing old Missing Control 4 accounts has been removed.
  • Bastien Nocera ported the sound preferences dialog to be a panel in the new control center; and Richard Hughes ported the preferences dialog of GNOME PackageKit.
  • The GNOME Panel got support for gobject-introspection, for its panel applet library . (GNOME bug 622341)
  • In Vinagre Jonh Wendell implemented the “take screenshot” command for the SSH connections.
  • In the land of GSOC students Jamie Nicol finished off the profile view (screenshot), Stéphane Maniaci added some informations about the photos imported from Flickr (titles, descriptions, authors), Michel Hruby started a Totem plugin to allow searching for recent media, and other students were also hard at work.

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Issue 78

April 4, 2010

This week… 2655 commits, in 255 projects, by 325 happy hackers (and 661 were translation commits).

  • Empathy gained the possibility to undo the closing of a chat window or tab (GNOME bug 609832)
  • Robert Ancell added colours to gcalctool buttons (GNOME bug 157962).
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added a gconf key to disable the display of the keyboard indicator status icon . (GNOME bug 612240)
  • Evince removed its internal copy of the infobar widget to use GtkInfoBar directly; also Carlos Garcia Campos fixed Evince so that compressed password-protected documents could be opened . (GNOME bug 613959)
  • Michael C. Urbanski created a new “podcast-ng” branch in Banshee, to hold much work being done on podcast support.
  • Matthew Barnes got rid of the ancient code (almost 6000 lines) in Evolution to support migrating from pre-2.0 versions.
  • GNOME Power Manager has been ported from DeviceKit-power to UPower.
  • Caribou has been changed to warn the user when accessibility is not enabled . (GNOME bug 608727)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a flickr photoset imported to gthumb.
  • A “gnome3″ branch has been created in gtk-engines, to hold the GNOME 3 theme work.

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Issue 74

March 7, 2010

This week… 2390 commits, in 220 projects, by 281 happy hackers (and 708 were translation commits).

  • Empathy made URL some people put in their contact status clickable right from the contact list (GNOME bug 525576)
  • Hiroyuki Ikezoe updated gpointing-device-settings to support a speed property.
  • The cairo branch has been merged into gjs.
  • Snowy (the webservice companion of Tomboy) has been updated to use UTC as internal time representation, to avoid dealing with different timezones.
  • Jean Bréfort implemented round rectangles, arrow heads for arcs and spline support for polyline and polygons in goffice canvas.
  • Jürg Billeter updated tracker to refuse updates when low on disk scape.
  • The libgnomekbd layout indicator has been changed to use the default font family and size, instead of hardcoding Helvetica . (GNOME bug 610544)
  • Richard Hugues pushed a color-management branch to GTK+, implemening an optional LCMS GIO module, and GtkColorEngine, GtkColorTransform and GtkColorProfile.
  • gcalctool has been changed to show bit editor for numbers not in base 10.
  • Jesse van den Kieboom implemented a new words completion word finder method in gtksourceview, as the previous version was buggy and a lot of bookkeeping.
  • GNOME Power Manager has been changed to play a sound loop if the charge of a laptop battery or UPS reaches a critical level.

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