Issue 197

July 15, 2012

This week… 1778 commits, in 207 projects, by 207 happy hackers (and 225 were translation commits).

  • Edward Hervey ported clutter-gst to GStreamer 1.0, and Florian Müllner did the same for gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 679445)
  • Juan Pablo Ugarte fixed important memory leaks in glade . (GNOME bug 679487)
  • In epiphany Carlos Garcia Campos continued his port to WebKit2, this time with support for persistent cookies . (GNOME bug 679369)
  • David Henningsson and Conor Curran added the necessary backend work to get the gnome-control-center sound panel use the new port introspection capability of PulseAudio 2.0 . (GNOME bug 674831)
  • Martin Pieuchot contributed support for allocating PTYs through openpty on BSD to gvfs sftp backend . (GNOME bug 679790)
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to rescan device when it’s done restoring a disk image onto it, so no physical replug is necessary.
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a “recent files” place . (GNOME bug 325824)
  • In gtk-vnc Daniel P. Berrange added support for connecting to GSocketAddress instances.
  • Robert Bragg added support for resizable windows to cogl.
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to set IBus engines from input sources . (GNOME bug 676102)
  • Paolo Bacchilega changed file-roller to be able to extract rar archives with ‘The Unarchiver’ (unar ). (GNOME bug 646606)
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a dialpad button widget to Empathy, to improve the dialpad functionalities . (GNOME bug 679396)
  • Milan Crha fixed evolution-data-server to make it possible to cancel search in search folders . (GNOME bug 578240)
  • Jean Bréfort added support for gobject introspection to gnumeric . (GNOME bug 670271)
  • In libsecret Stefan Walter added some documentation for how to migrate from libgnome-keyring.
  • Rob Bradford landed several wayland changes in GTK+, including a port to the new input protocol mechanism.

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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 157

October 9, 2011

This week… 1979 commits, in 218 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 405 were translation commits).

  • Carlos Garcia Campos added API docs and introspection support to libgxps.
  • In gnome-keyring Stef Walter completed the PKCS#11 import dialog.
  • The “margins” branch landed in Glade, it’s now posible to change widget margins using the mouse, thanks to Juan Pablo Ugarte.
  • Jakub Steiner contributed a gorgeous icon for Boxes.
  • Torsten Schönfeld added support for implementing interfaces and object vfuncs into perl-Glib-Object-Introspection.
  • Debarshi Ray optimized note creation, renaming and deletion in gnote, updating the note tree instead of reconstructing it anew every time . (GNOME bug 660663)
  • Christophe Dumez improved the bulk contact removal code in evolution-data-server addressbook component.
  • Christian Schaller added an HTML5 preset to Transmageddon.
  • Ming Han Teh contributed drag’n’drop support for adding wallpapers into the gnome-control-center background panel . (GNOME bug 655375)
  • In GNOME Shell Matthias Clasen updated contact search to match on more fields, making it closer to the way it works in gnome-contacts . (GNOME bug 660580)
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added some extra code to gnumeric xls import to fix border consistency in 1C generated files.
  • Matthew Barnes used new GtkApplication features to trim off redundancies in Evolution EShell.
  • Murray Cumming changed Glom to generated a standard print layout instead of an HTML file, when printing the details view.

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Issue 132

April 17, 2011

This week… 2032 commits, in 167 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 355 were translation commits).

  • Luis de Bethencourt unified the encodebin-based transcoding of Rygel, so each transcoder then simply has to provide an encoding profile and not have to create the static pipelines etc.
  • Ritesh Khadgaray migrated xchat-gnome from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 588400)
  • Kristian Rietveld started implementing a CoreText backend for pango, to be used on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
  • Peter Bloomfield removed the usage of GConf in Balsa.
  • In Glade Juan Pablo Ugarte optimized project loading time by not updating progrebars on each object loaded, he also migrated code from GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext.
  • Shaun McCance added a Mallard xref link checker to yelp-tools.
  • The Board got webcam support in photo elements, thanks Lucas Rocha.
  • Alexander Larsson went on fixing a lot of D-Bus message leaks in gvfs.
  • Support for upload progress has been added to libsocialweb by Eitan Isaacson.
  • Robert Bragg moved all GLX code down from Clutter to Cogl; moving OpenGL window system binding code down from Clutter into Cogl is the biggest blocker to having Cogl become a standalone 3D graphics library, so this is an important step in that direction.
  • Richard Hughes added named color profile support to gcm-viewer.
  • Matthias Clasen got to improve struct packing for many objects of glib and GTK+.

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Issue 109

November 7, 2010

This week… 1795 commits, in 177 projects, by 252 happy hackers (and 317 were translation commits).

  • Robert Ancell updated gnome-nettool to use gsettings (GNOME bug 625900), he also fixed autocompletion and dropdown history.
  • Roberto Majadas pushed his win32 branch of nanny, the GNOME parental control application.
  • A simple distribution upgrade tool using PackageKit has been started by Richard Hughes, he blogged about it in Preupgrade, meet PackageKit.
  • Empathy has been fixed to to support multiple telephone fields . (GNOME bug 630421)
  • Sandy Armstrong started an HTML5 offline note application built on jQuery Mobile, for snowy.
  • The media-keys gnome-settings-daemon plugin has been ported to GDBus by Bastien Nocera . (GNOME bug 634104)
  • Also in gnome-settings-daemon Rodrigo Moya added a settings key to disable boot time configuration of XRandR configuration . (GNOME bug 631388)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added Windows Imaging Format (.wim, .swm) support to file-roller.
  • Holger Berndt added the possibility to register an external bulk rename tool in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 306489)
  • Jim Evins refined the barcode objects in glables, drawing a outline and using a more sophisticated test to determine if the cursor is on a barcode object.
  • Johannes Shmid ported Anjuta to GTK+ 3, and started the work to port Glade, on the “offscreen-gtk3″ branch. Also in the GTK+ 3 port serie, Thomas H.P. Andersen ported gnotski (from gnome games) and Ignacio Casal Quinteiro ported gtranslator.
  • In GTK+ 3 itself Alexander Larsson added GtkRadioGroup, a group of object having radiobutton like behaviour, and Bastien Nocera added support for a custom GtkAssistant page type . (GNOME bug 576498)

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Issue 18

February 8, 2009

This week… 1751 commits, in 173 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 462 were translation commits).

  • Glade added “commit” signal to allow custom editors to do command group/macros serialized around property changes; this will be used by Anjuta.
  • A “Removable Devices” plugin landed in nautilus-sendo (GNOME bug 453758)
  • Almost three years after 0.6.1, libcroco 0.6.2 has been tagged and released, incorporating many patches.
  • Epiphany (2.26 branch) got updated for yet another Mozilla API change (for Gecko 1.9.1 support).
  • In Pango Behdad Esfahbod again saved over 100 alloc calls when loading DejaVu Sans.
  • A new metacity branch (rpnparser) was created to host a possible RPN-based parser which is (slightly) faster and (hopefully) clearer than the existing one.
  • Empathy got a rewritten voice/video call support, using farsight2 instead of stream-engine.
  • Tomboy has been ported to GtkPrint, gnome-games is now the last module to use the deprecated libgnomeprint/ui library.
  • Seahorse has been updated to it only autostarts the daemon when sharing is enabled.
  • And Colin Walters merged the “statusmenu” branch into gnome-shell.

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Issue 7

November 23, 2008

This week… 1470 commits, in 149 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 126 were translation commits).

  • Support for file transfer has been merged in Empathy; it is currently only available for Link-Local XMPP, support for Jabber should now be implemented in telepathy-gabble; Guillaume Desmottes posted about this.
  • gnome-shell is progressing nicely and Owen Taylor gave a status update.
  • f-spot moved from gnome-vfs to gio.
  • Behdad Esfahbod continued his work on vte and its pangocairo backend, he also removed obsolete backends.
  • Josselin Mouette merged Debian patches into esound, which prompted the release of 0.2.41.
  • Rhythmbox can now deal with uninitialized iPods.
  • Benjamin Otte improved the gvfs FTP backend to work with more FTP servers.
  • evolution-mapi, a connector to Microsoft Exchange 2007, gained its own subversion module and has been proposed for 2.26.
  • tracker got its indexer module API GObject oriented, this will allow easier bindings development and more flexible behaviour for modules.
  • Glade gained a new editor for cell renderers.

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