Issue 139

June 5, 2011

This week… 1760 commits, in 183 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 306 were translation commits).

  • Torsten Schönfeld unified the index handling in argument marshalling in perl-Glib-Object-Introspection.
  • Vamsi Krishna Brahmajosyula contributed a new gnome shell extension, to add a GNOME2-like menu on the panel.
  • Vincent Povirk added a new game, eliminator, to Aisleriot, discussion on code and rules happened in GNOME bug 637030.
  • Vincent Untz fixed a security issue in gdm, nullifying URI scheme handlers.
  • In Epiphany Sergio Villar Senin added a about:plugins page, to show the list of installed plugins . (GNOME bug 575498)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added code to disable the screensaver when playing videos or slideshows in GThumb.
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller added video only encoding in Transmageddon.
  • Support for an orientation lock has been added the gnome-settings-daemon orientation plugin.
  • Florian Müllner simplified handling of removed workspaces in GNOME Shell.
  • Iain Lane switched Tomboy from NDesk Dbus to dbus-sharp.
  • Ryan Lortie implemented pointer sized bitlocks in glib, including an hand-coded assembly version for x86 . (GNOME bug 651467)

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Issue 137

May 22, 2011

This week… 1811 commits, in 154 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 166 were translation commits).

  • Lapo Calamandrei reworked all window related icons, notably improving the “window new” icon (GNOME bug 650712)
  • John Stowers started working on introspection support for goocanvas.
  • In GNOME Color Manager Richard Hughes added functionality to show optional notifications when a color profile is out of calibration.
  • The colour preferences panel based has been reworked based on feedback from the designers and incorported into gnome-control-center.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added the ability to rotate a picture dragging the image.
  • Alexander Larsson added presence icons to chat details in gnome-contacts.
  • Mutter got support for style variants, so that colors from the GTK+ style are picked from the correct theme variant . (GNOME bug 645355)
  • Will Thompson added a /whois command to Empathy . (GNOME bug 571631)
  • Shaun McCance added epub build code to Yelp, and worked on the video javascript and CSS in yelp-xsl.
  • Initial work on a gnome-online-accounts client has been started by David Zeuthen in the goa-client branch of gnome-shell.
  • Stef Walter added support for listing secret gnupg keys in gnome-keyring.
  • Matthias Clasen pushed a prototype of a initial-setup application into the wip/initial-setup branch of gdm.

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Issue 127

March 13, 2011

This week… 2634 commits, in 197 projects, by 272 happy hackers (and 670 were translation commits).

  • Andrew McGrath added support for plain text exportation in ocrfeeder.
  • Robert Ancell updated dconf-editor to show the key range in key descriptions.
  • Based on a patch from Mark Starovoytov Dan Winship fixed libsoup to catch overflows when parsing very distant expiration dates in cookies . (GNOME bug 643462)
  • John Stowers added a user-theme extension to the gnome-shell-extensions repository . (GNOME bug 644271)
  • Ray Strode made it so that gdm runs the gnome-session acceleration helper script, to preload the GL stack and figure out ahead of time whether or not gnome shell can run on the system.
  • Marek Kasik updated the printers plugin of gnome-settings-daemon to show notifications for selected printer state changes (things liek “tuner low”).
  • Jakub Steiner worked on the Cantarell font, fixing all ~ accented glyphs . (GNOME bug 642396)
  • Steve Frécinaux enabled Python support for eog plugins . (GNOME bug 639597)
  • Martin Robinson made the serif font the default web font of Epiphany, to match the behaviour of other browsers . (GNOME bug 644523)
  • GObject Introspection support as been added to libcheese by Luciana Fujii Pontello.
  • Dan Winship changed gnome-shell to use the new libmutter-wm library, to build a real gnome-shell binary (GNOME bug 641724)
  • Bastien Nocera added some code to reorder date widgets in the date/time panel, to be based on the locale’s date format, rather than only supporting the US-centric version . (GNOME bug 636896)
  • And William Jon McCann ripped GNOME Screensaver of its theme and job support.

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Issue 122

February 6, 2011

This week… 2281 commits, in 185 projects, by 262 happy hackers (and 364 were translation commits).

  • Felix Riemann converted postr to use libpeas as plugin system.
  • Francesco Marella migrated phonemgr from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 590816)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added a gkbd-keyboard-display utility to libgnomekbd, to be used by gnome-shell and gnome-control-center to display keyboard layouts.
  • Jonathan Matthew ported the Python plugins of Rhythmbox to gobject introspection.
  • GDM was switched by Ray Strode to use accounts service for language and session.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a notification to Nautilus, when all transfer are completed.
  • Unlock buttons have been added to both datetime and printers control center panels.
  • David Zeuthen landed his work implementing the new calendar menu of GNOME Shell; he showed the result in GNOME 3 Calendar . (GNOME bug 632109)
  • In Meld Kai Willadsen reworked directory-level file comparison, the new version features somewhat simpler logic, progressive file reading, binary file filter handling and provides earlier exit in no-filter cases . (GNOME bug 586656)
  • The port of GNOME Panel to GTK+ 3 has been merged.
  • Benjamin Otte rewrote the event handling of the area selection of gnome-screenshot.
  • Christian Schaller changed the UI of Transmageddon to a combobox bases setup instead of radiobuttons, this to both shrink UI and allow for support of multiple audio streams; this makes a new look for Transmageddon.

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Issue 120

January 23, 2011

This week… 2604 commits, in 181 projects, by 266 happy hackers (and 446 were translation commits).

  • The screensaver dialog screen has been made a bit more like the mockups by Jon McCann.
  • Also the work he did to make gdm more like the plans for GNOME 3 has been merged by Ray Strode.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo started pushing his work for a new Epiphany download manager, in the downloads branch.
  • Chandni Verma patched Empathy to display a typing icon alongside contacts in the MUC contact lists . (GNOME bug 609419)
  • Jeff Schroeder added support for hiding notes, and notebook template notes, in Snowy.
  • Matthias Clasen updated gnome-settings-daemon to use symbolic icons for its On Screen Display . (GNOME bug 639772)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added focus stealing prevention code to file-roller . (GNOME bug 318108)
  • The Adwaita theme engine has been moved from gtk-theme-engine-clearlooks to gnome-themes-standard.
  • A “Generate Patch Series” pane has been added to the git plugin of Anjuta, by James Liggett.
  • Marek Kašík added an initial implementation of a Printers panel to the control center.
  • Pierre Wieser migrated nautilus-actions from GConf to GSettings.
  • A new histogram view has been added to the sidebar of gthumb.
  • David Zeuthen finished the port of gnome-disk-utility to GTK+ 3.
  • The screencast recorded built in GNOME Shell has been switched to webm by Adel Gadllah . (GNOME bug 632595)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Maxim Ermilov added the ability to extend a search to the web, using OpenSearch to define the search engines . (GNOME bug 623708)
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Issue 97

August 15, 2010

This week… 2933 commits, in 162 projects, by 257 happy hackers (and 368 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added JsonReader, a simple, cursor-based API for parsing a JSON DOM, to json-glib.
  • Christian Persch created a gdbus branch of gconf, porting it to gdbus; in the same vein David Zeuthen ported PolicyKit-gnome from dbus-glib to gdbus.
  • As for GDK changes, Thomas Hindoe Paaboel Andersen started porting gnome-games, Benjamin Otte pushed a cairo-port branch onto gnome-mag, and ported parts of Nautilus, and The Gimp continued being ported to Cairo by Michael Natterer.
  • Empathy has been changed by Bilal Akhtar to use GimpNet as default IRC network . (GNOME bug 625675)
  • Martin Pitt ported gdm to UPower . (GNOME bug 626176)
  • An initial implementation of the “background” panel has been pushed to gnome-control-center.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added exporting of images to ODF in Gnumeric.
  • Preview comments have been added to most of the effects provided by gnome-video-effects (now used by Cheese).
  • A new “Shuffle” action has been added on the Banshee play queue.
  • Ryan Lortie added signals to GApplication, they are: startup, activate, open, action, and command-line.
  • Support for common licenses has been added to GTK+, this introduces a :license-type property . (GNOME bug 336225)
  • Also in GTK+ Matthias Clasen beefed up the GTK 2 -> 3 migration guide, including a first cut at documenting the rendering cleanup changes and the region removal.
  • For their last week of Summer of Code, Dena Dragos added a basic import/export feature to Anjuta snippets, Adrien Bustany added a function to load resources filtering on their attributes to his tracker ORM, Alexander Saprykin got his chapters plugin merged in Totem (GNOME bug 622779), and more.

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Issue 88

June 13, 2010

This week… 2432 commits, in 191 projects, by 260 happy hackers (and 292 were translation commits).

  • Many modules started adopting GTK+ 3 (GNOME Desktop, GNOME Settings Daemon, GNOME Color Manager, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Control Center, Goocanvas, Totem), sometimes keeping compatibility with GTK+ 2.x, (like VTE, gucharmap, GNOME Games, librsvg and GNOME Terminal).
  • Shaun McCance added “Copy Code Block” and “Save Code Black As” to code snippets in Yelp, he wrote about the feature in Yelp and the DOM.
  • The volume control “applet” has been changed to use symbolic icons (GNOME bug 614212), to complete this Jakub Steiner added such icons for microphone levels . (GNOME bug 621175)
  • Johan Dahlin added a “promise” module to gjs, to provide a better API for supporting asynchronous code . (GNOME bug 608450)
  • Grilo got a gravatar plugin, it is used to distribute an artist-avatar/author-avater attribute if either “artist” or “author” fields contain a valid email.
  • Totem has been updated to use a dark theme and symbolic icons . (GNOME bug 617921)
  • Ryan Lortie added dconf-editor to the dconf module.
  • Jonathan Matthew implemented the MPRIS D-Bus specification in Rhythmbox (GNOME bug 618520), MPRIS defines a common D-Bus interface for media players.
  • Harold Schreckengost contributed a new F-Spot topic based help.
  • Felix Kaser added a new “EmpathyLiveSearch” widget in Empathy, used to dynamically filter the main window contact list.
  • In GNOME Control Center Thomas Wood converted the display capplet to a settings panel.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added a search function to the function selector of Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 495776)
  • In the GNOME Shell Florian Müllner added a fade effect when overing over items of the dash . (GNOME bug 620782)
  • Abderrahim Kitouni added a plugin to support Vala to Anjuta . (GNOME bug 620757)
  • William Jon McCann improved the performance of the GDM greeter (GNOME bug 621045)
  • In Summer of Code land, Alexander Saprykin wrote a tiny parser for CMML files, so libcmml won’t be necessary for chapter support in Totem; Yuvi Panda made photo, video and burst modes of Cheese work in his Vala port; Michal Hruby wrote a Rhythmbox plugin using Zeitgeist; and more.

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Issue 69

January 31, 2010

This week… 2086 commits, in 199 projects, by 268 happy hackers (and 433 were translation commits).

  • Anjuta got support to install required packages when creating a new project via PackageKit (GNOME bug 558856).
  • Jason Woofenden modified libchamplain so that tiles are now loaded near the middle first; while Simon Wenner work on a local renderer was being merged.
  • In GNOME System Tools Milan Bouchet-Valat added encrypted home folder support when creating new users.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added support for a mutex lock that consumes only one bit of storage inside of an integer on systems that support futexes . (GNOME bug 548967)
  • Jamie Nicol modified rhythmbox to use artist and album sortnames in query model sorting functions . (GNOME bug 133444)
  • Yelp was fixed to work with API changes introduced in latest xulrunner.
  • Evolution was changed to not auto-sign when replying to a signed message . (GNOME bug 607595)
  • Jean Bréfort added import/export support for transparent objects in Excel files to Gnumeric.
  • GDM has been modified to have the “Switch User” item hidden when VT switching is disabled.

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Issue 67

January 17, 2010

This week… 2106 commits, in 195 projects, by 235 happy hackers (and 348 were translation commits).

  • Behdad Esfahbod added the possibility to save the content of a terminal . (GNOME bug 24457)
  • Vinagre feature to share a desktop over Telepathy has been ported to the latest Telepathy API, removing the requirement on Empathy to dispatch tubes.
  • A new accounts-dialog module has been imported, talking to a new accountsservice service to manage accounts; Matthias Clasen announced it on his weblog: Old Promises.
  • Parallel to those developments Milan Bouchet-Vala continued hacking on the accounts management in system-tools-backend and GNOME system tools, improving both backends and user interface.
  • XChat-GNOME got rid of libgnome and libgnomeui (GNOME bug 584887); the GNOME Panel also got rid of them.
  • gdm has been fixed to not display a different message for user unknown versus a failed password for a valid user, to avoid revealing which user names are valid without authenticating . (GNOME bug 606703)
  • Andrea Cimitan speed up the Murrine engine in RGBA mode, fixing the way webkit windows were handled along the way.
  • Alexander Larsson added support for lazy loading of giomodules to GLib.
  • Thomas Wood worked on the evolution of the control center, moving to a single window approach, in the single-window-shell branch, read his weblog for more info.
  • GNOME Disk Utility got a first cut at LVM2 support, with support for creating Logical Volumes; support for setting up striping and mirroring will come later.
  • Bastien Nocera added cropping capability to the chooser widget of Cheese . (GNOME bug 606730)
  • Toms Baugis improved the hamster applet so it will now adapt automatically to theme colours.
  • Epiphany “find on page” feature has been improved to wait a little bit before searching for one or two character strings, which slowed down things . (GNOME bug 598322)

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Issue 64

December 27, 2009

This week… 1152 commits, in 137 projects, by 191 happy hackers (and 128 were translation commits).

  • Thanks to a patch by Philip Chimento gtk-doc got a much improved support for parsing unions . (GNOME bug 165425)
  • Francisco Rojas added tag autocompletion to Postr . (GNOME bug 507242)
  • Support for BibTeX syntax highlighting has bee pushed to gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 605071)
  • Takao Fujiwara updated gdm to reload the i18n file automatically . (GNOME bug 599263)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov updated the gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to use the new GkbdStatus status icon.
  • The GNOME Color Manager gained an experimental user-calibrate wizard, which the user can use when there is no calibration hardward available.
  • Maxim Ermilov added JavaScript support to Anjuta, debugger, symbols et al.
  • Empathy has been updated with support for inviting to multi user chats.
  • The IM status plugin of Rhythmbox got support for Pidgin, a contribution by Mohamad Elrashidin Sajeli . (GNOME bug 605023)
  • Xan Lopez brought back window.close() to Epiphany.

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