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 206

September 16, 2012

This week… 2999 commits, in 265 projects, by 306 happy hackers (and 771 were translation commits).

  • Active work continued on the release-notes, with many contributions from Olav Vitters, Juanjo Marín, Andre Klapper, Matthias Clasen, and others.
  • W. Michael Petullo contributed a DMAP plugin to Grilo . (GNOME bug 652516)
  • In gdm Colin Walters did a major cleanup of greeter environment setup . (GNOME bug 630485)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to install the app menu only gnome-shell is running.
  • Sébastien Wilmet added SyncTeX support to latexila, using the gedit synctex plugin as a basis.
  • In gnome-panel Jeremy Bicha rearranged the user menu items to match GNOME Shell 3.6 . (GNOME bug 683650)
  • Jasper St. Pierre reworked the grabbing code of gnome-shell to properly handle stacking . (GNOME bug 683546)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a spinner when computing the contents of folders . (GNOME bug 78789)
  • Jean Bréfort added a new scattered min-max plot type to goffice . (GNOME bug 683493)
  • Matthias Clasen landed a serie of refinements to the gnome-control-center network panel.
  • Sergio Villar Senin updated SoupBodyInputStream from libsoup to make it seekable . (GNOME bug 665884)

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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 200

August 5, 2012

This week… 1689 commits, in 166 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 350 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega added an application menu to gthumb.
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-ews to be able to read/write folder permissions.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa commited a new design for the alarms dialog.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting Epiphany to webkit2, this week the inspector and the disk cache.
  • Matthias Clasen deprecated thread functions in gdk . (GNOME bug 680754)
  • Lucian Langa initiated the gsettings migration of evolution-rss.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen made the Create/Restore Disk Image dialogs non-modal.
  • William Jon McCann added a way to rank search results in Nautilus, it gives each search hit a relevance score computed from the sum of proximity, recent, and text match bonuses . (GNOME bug 680163)
  • Matthew Barnes added D-Bus interfaces to evolution-data-server for remote resource management.
  • Jasper St. Pierre integrated gnome-initial-setup into gdm . (GNOME bug 678057)
  • Ville Sokk added both a memory mapped file backend and a threaded memory map file backend to gegl.
  • Richard Hughes changed the gnome-control-center to show hotspot details in a new sub-frame.
  • Florian Müllner updated gnome-shell login screen user list to indicate whether users are logged in . (GNOME bug 658185)
  • Morten Welinder improved inter-workbook calculations in Gnumeric.

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Issue 195

July 1, 2012

This week… 1816 commits, in 178 projects, by 214 happy hackers (and 243 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added a JsonValue type to json-glib, lighter than GValue.
  • Brian Cameron updated gdm to reload config on SIGHUP.
  • Emmanuel Pacaud added rotate and flip buttons to aravis viewer.
  • Bertrand Lorentz switched Banshee to use Last.fm 2.0 API for scrobbling.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added support for Google Drawings to libgdata . (GNOME bug 633548)
  • In atk Alejandro Piñeiro added a default implementation of implementation for atk_util_[add/remove]_global_event_listener, a first step towards a multi-toolkit environment.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa contributed the required bits for deleting clocks.
  • Matthias Clasen added manual pages for all gvfs utilities.
  • In gnome-contacts Florian Müllner added a search provider for GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 679002)
  • Milan Crha fixed kerberos authentication in evolution-mapi.
  • Guillaume Desmottes updated empathy new roster view to allow to send files using DnD . (GNOME bug 678524)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting many parts of Epiphany to WebKit2, Claudio Saavedra helped too.
  • Dan Winship added an explicit iterator for GMainContext sources to GLib, named GSourceIter . (GNOME bug 619329)
  • Bastien Nocera removed the screenshot UI of Totem, making it flash the video instead, like GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 674640)
  • Debarshi Ray updated gnome-online-accounts to enable Microsoft Exchange support by default.

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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 155

September 25, 2011

This week… 3245 commits, in 236 projects, by 313 happy hackers (and 1194 were translation commits).

  • With the 3.2 release approaching, this is the high peak of contribution by all translators; hat tip to them.
  • In gegl-gtk, Jon Nordby added some public API to create and manage GeglGtkView objects.
  • Bastien Nocera added the required bits for gnome-desktop to get vendor names from PNP IDs . (GNOME bug 659358)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added proper theming to radio and check menu items.
  • Emmanuele Bassi implemented a password hint in ClutterText widgets, to give them the ability to show the last input character. This feature allows easier password entry on platforms with unreliable keyboards, such as touchscreens or small devices . (GNOME bug 652588)
  • Lapo Calamandrei added symbolic icons for input-touchpad, touchpad-disabled and keyboard-brightness.
  • Eugen Dedu added a summary page at the end of ekiga configuration assistant.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made sweettooth error reporting part into its own django application.
  • Audrey Mandet added a waves operator, ported from the legagy gimp plugin, to gegl.
  • In libgda Vivien Malerba made an initial implementation of a GdaDataPivot implementation.
  • Baptiste Mille-Mathias fixed gnome-online-accounts to take proxy settings into account . (GNOME bug 658444)
  • Stef Walter changed seahorse-sharing so that it reconnects to avahi if it restarts.
  • A setting for defining a login screen logo has been added to gdm by Ray Strode.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “stand-by” page to the wacom control center panel, to be used when no tablet is available . (GNOME bug 657424)
  • Mike Gorse fixed accessibility of Nautilus icon canvas widget . (GNOME bug 650897)

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Issue 152

September 4, 2011

This week… 2443 commits, in 197 projects, by 258 happy hackers (and 546 were translation commits).

  • In meld Kai Willadsen added a simple animation providing visual cues showing the effects of actions on diff chunks.
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb web uploaders to update the progress bar during the files upload.
  • David Zeuthen added SMART functionality to the udisks2 port of gnome-disk-utility.
  • Various fixes, by Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse and Petr Salinger, were pushed to libgtop to fix issues on FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a cache for cover art in sushi . (GNOME bug 655093)
  • Ray Strode made the gdm greeter run its own distinct session.
  • Lapo Calamandrei made new icons for the various user status . (GNOME bug 656630)
  • The default browser set in the default gnome shell favourites list was switched to Epiphany . (GNOME bug 650616)
  • Andy Spencer switched grits to use a higher resolution elevation dataset.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a GtkClutter fading toolbar to the fullscreen mode of gnome-documents.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added support for SI units in the scientific format selector of goffice.
  • Adel Gadllah changed mutter to unredirect fullscreen windows, to avoid the overhead for intensive applications like games . (GNOME bug 597014)
  • In gnome-keyring gcr library Stef Walter added support for getting friendly name out of a PKCS#12 file.
  • Murray Cumming improved glom print layout to allow the user to choose row and column line widths and color.
  • Morten Mjelva made it possible to search for contacts in the gnome-shell overview . (GNOME bug 643018)
  • Alban Crequy optimised the loading contacts part of Empathy contact list.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added basic support for Web Applications, allowing to save any page as a “Web Application”.
  • In glib Dan Winship updated GSocketAddress to create IPv4 addresses for IPv6 mapped-IPv4 addresses . (GNOME bug 646082)

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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 141

June 19, 2011

This week… 2058 commits, in 165 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 160 were translation commits).

  • Vinicius Depizzol adapted the website footer to support selection of languages when available.
  • Rodrigo Moya made the calendar backend of evolution-couchdb work with latest evolution-data-server.
  • Luiz Armesto added appindicator support to billreminder.
  • In gnome-utils GNOME Screenshot was updated to flash the area of the screen that is captured.
  • Giovanni Campagna added support for converting JS Arrays to C arrays of any type, not just integers as before in gjs . (GNOME bug 646632)
  • In gdm Ray Strode exported a library for being a greeter, this will make it easier for people to write external greeters.
  • Alexander Larsson made gnome-contacts track phone status on IM presence.
  • In yelp-xsl Shaun McCance added accessible titles on notes in DocBook and Mallard . (GNOME bug 613267)
  • Andreas J. Guelzow improved support for export to xslx in Gnumeric.
  • Rodrigo Moya added a new ‘Formats’ tab in the region settings panel.
  • Robert Nordan contributed the possibility of mass exporting to HTML of Tomboy notes . (GNOME bug 356871)
  • In GTK+ Benjamin Otte implemented support for multiple border colors.
  • Joanmarie Diggs removed magnification settings from Orca, as it’s now controlled by gnome-shell mag and the Universal Access tools . (GNOME bug 652241)

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