Issue 96

August 8, 2010

This week… 2649 commits, in 194 projects, by 282 happy hackers (and 522 were translation commits).

  • Ruben Vermeersch updated f-spot to show import failures after the import command is done.
  • Nate Stedman made ease use a single instance, using libunique.
  • A long list of deprecations (GdkImage, GdkGC…) has landed in the GTK+ 2.21 branch, to match functions and objects that were removed in GTK+ 3.
  • Andrea Cimitan added blur capabilities to his Murrine GTK+ engine.
  • GEdit got a GSettings migration file (GNOME bug 619898).
  • In GNOME Color Manager Richard Hugues added the possibility to flick between different images in the profile viewer.
  • Validation of UTF-8 strings when serializing from blob has been added to GDBus.
  • GNOME Power Manager EggConsoleKit has been converted to use GDBus.
  • Philip Withnall added a key-file backend to folks, to store links made between contacts.
  • Epiphany web inspector got new capabilities, including docking in Epiphany’s window, Gustavo Noronha Silva wrote about this in WebKitGTK+ and the Web Inspector.
  • Aaron Bockover added the Amazon MP3 server proxy code tat is used to redirect the user to the correct Amazon store, set the Amazon Affiliate ID on requests, and generally provide a level of indirection.
  • Bastien Nocera added support for Last.fm’s new XSPF extensions to totem-pl-parser.
  • Jiří Techet introduced a memory cache, and removed the non-persistent file cache, to store tiles in libchamplain.
  • The summer of code is ending soon, Luca Invernizzi ported his Getting Things Gnome Evolution plugin to be a proper backend, Jamie Nicol added the ability to download free songs from Last.fm in Rhythmbox, etc.

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Issue 95

August 1, 2010

This week… 1817 commits, in 202 projects, by 221 happy hackers (and 396 were translation commits).

  • In the ongoing transitions emerillon has been ported to GSettings, while evolution, evolution-data-server, and brasero have been ported to GDBus (GNOME bug 622884 and others).
  • Also glibmm gained a wrapper for GApplication, and gtkmm another one for GtkApplication.
  • Mike Gorse added thread safety around main loop invocations in PyGTK.
  • Eye of GNOME got a settings conversion file, to migrate configuration from GConf to GSettings.
  • Jonh Wendell ported Vinagre to use libpeas for its plugins.
  • And a basic support for plugin dependencies has been added to libpeas.
  • Cheese effect preview elements have been changed to be constructed on-demand, rather than at startup, which has a great effect on startup performance.
  • Matthias Clasen improved a lot the coverage of unit tests in GLib.
  • Michael Natterer started porting various bits of Gimp from drawing with GDK to drawing with Cairo.
  • Paolo Borelli made a first cut at a fonts panel for gnome control center 3.0, at the moment a straight port of the fonts tab of the current appearance preferences dialog.
  • In Gnumeric Jean Brefort added support for importing old Guppi graphs from gnumeric 1.0 files.
  • Nate Stedman added support for shapes and backgrounds to Ease.
  • In Vala Michael Terry added support for the new bytestring GVariant (GNOME bug 624986)
  • Last but not least Cosimo Cecchi removed the backgrounds/emblems feature in Nautilus.
  • As for GSoC students, many were at GUADEC and you should really watch the recorded GSoC lightning talks session once it’s made available…

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Issue 91

July 4, 2010

This week… 2192 commits, in 173 projects, by 235 happy hackers (and 293 were translation commits).

  • Jim Evins added native support for SVG images to glabels.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro continued porting gedit plugins to libpeas, and Philip Withnall ported totem plugins.
  • The possibility to edit metadata of many images is now possible again in gthumb (GNOME bug 618187)
  • Ryan Lortie added a GSettings port of Cheese, in the gsettings branch.
  • Vinagre got support for RDP connections, wrapping the rdesktop program . (GNOME bug 503456)
  • Matthias Clasen added bash completion support for gsettings.
  • Nate Stedman added possiblity for the user to insert images into ease.
  • Support for OSSv4 and SunAudio has been added to gstreamer-properties . (GNOME bug 618402)
  • Shaun McCance finished the transition to GDBus of yelp.
  • In the various Summer of Code Jamie Nicol has been making progress on Last.fm radio playback in rhythmbox, Luca Invernizzi finished the first version of a Launchpad backend for Getting Things GNOME, etc.

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Issue 86

May 30, 2010

This week… 2346 commits, in 184 projects, by 266 happy hackers (and 405 were translation commits).

  • Vincent Untz improved and merged Carlos Garcia Campos branch of gnome-panel that moves applets off Bonobo, to D-Bus . (GNOME bug 572131)
  • Shaun McCance landed a bookmarks editor in Yelp.
  • A Kupfer plugin that adds a quick access to tasks from Getting Things GNOME! has been contributed by Karol Będkowski.
  • The “Default Applications” capplet has been converted to a settings panel.
  • Support for devices with sector sizes of more than 512 bytes have been enabled in gparted (GNOME bug 607165)
  • Adel Gadllah contributed to GNOME Shell, with a patch to make sure the app switcher would always be displayed on the primary monitor.
  • XInput2 support has been merged in GTK+, enabling the use of multiple keyboards and pointer pairs . (GNOME bug 596725)
  • Both GNOME Color Manager and Evince have been ported to use GDBus.
  • Alexander Larsson added some initial support for dtrace and systemtap to GLib, the current set of probes is on allocation and free using g_malloc & friends, and g_slice, and gquark name tracking . (GNOME bug 606044)
  • Edgar Luna added a new lyrics parser, using darklyrics.com, to Rhythmbox (GNOME bug 525094)
  • Support for gobject introspection has been added to gtksourceview by Tomeu Vizoso, and to dconf by Ryan Lortie.
  • Morten Welinder added a non-linear solver to Gnumeric (GNOME bug 614865)
  • In their GSOC Yuvi Panda pushed the work he started to rewrite Cheese in Vala, Jamie Nicol updated the Last.fm plugin of rhythmbox to support the new authentication API, and Salomon Sickert has written the first part of a support library for his “TaskView” project.

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Issue 85

May 23, 2010

This week… 2040 commits, in 188 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 299 were translation commits).

  • Brian M. Carlson added DocBook version 5 support to yelp-xsl.
  • Totem and Transmageddon both got support for the new WebM video format.
  • The Google Calendar backend in evolution-data-server has been removed, as the CalDAV backend should be enough to interact with Google.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued working on his Bonobo-less panel changes, with a port to GDBus.
  • Thomas Wood added support for “shell” and “panels” in gnome-control-center, and added an initial implementation of a date/time panel.
  • Shaun McCance added nautilus-sendto support in Yelp, to be able to send the pictures in documentation.
  • The password length limit for SSH connections in Vinagre has been lifted.
  • Xan Lopez removed the status bar of Epiphany, replacing its only use, the display of targets, by a small overlay that only appear on hover . (GNOME bug 609713)
  • Łukasz Jernaś added GObject introspection support to Emerillon.
  • GEdit got full support for compressed files . (GNOME bug 413220)
  • In GNOME Shell Owen Taylor added a facility for automated performance measurement (GNOME bug 618189); and Dan Winship updated the Telepathy support to show notifications of presence changes (GNOME bug 611613).
  • Emmanuele Bassi added a GApplication class to GLib, and Colin Walters used it to add a GtkApplication class to GTK+.
  • Lin Ma reworked Solaris file event notification in GIO.

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Issue 84

May 16, 2010

This week… 2094 commits, in 204 projects, by 253 happy hackers (and 417 were translation commits).

  • Florent Thévenet added support for user preferences to solang, using gsettings.
  • libunique and gtkmm have both been ported to GTK+ 3.0.
  • Fabio Bonelli removed libbonobo from Galeon, it uses D-Bus now.
  • In pygi John Palmieri wrapped the GObject module, making it compatible with both the ancient pygobject attributes and new attributes exposed by introspection.
  • Roberto Majadas added initial support for ConsoleKit in nanny.
  • The dependency on libgnome-vfs has been removed from f-spot, it now uses GIO.
  • The class inheritance graph in anjuta has been switched to use cairo, instead of straight gdk draw.
  • Christian Persch ported Evince and GConf to GDBus.
  • Fridrich Strba pushed an initial implementation to have evolution as default mail client and mailto handler under Windows.
  • Introspection support has been added for the libnautilus-extension library.
  • GEdit unique instance mechanism has been switched from bacon to DBus.
  • In GNOME Shell Colin Walters implemented the initial application menu.
  • Last but not least Matthias Clasen merged GDBus in glib.

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Issue 81

April 25, 2010

This week… 1978 commits, in 233 projects, by 242 happy hackers (and 492 were translation commits).

  • Support for animated images (GNOME bug 335093) and scaling of SVG images (GNOME bug 108435) have been added to eog.
  • Many patches from Quentin Sculo have been applied to perl-Gtk2, bringing support for new widgets and methods the GTK+ Perl binding.
  • Much work continued to happen with regards to gsettings, Matthias Clasen for example added gsettings-tools, a command line tool equivalent to gconftool . (GNOME bug 616313)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro created a gsettings branch to hold the port of gedit to GSettings.
  • In the same vein, Bastien Nocera ported gnome-bluetooth, and Milan Bouchet-Valat ported gnome-system-tools, and Shaun McCance ported yelp.
  • Ray Strode added a smartcard plugin to gnome-settings-daemon, it listens for smartcard insertion and removal events and then locks the screen or forces a log out (depending on gconf) when the card used for login is removed.
  • Lucien Langa added correct handling of the RSS media extension to evolution-rss, making it possible to download enclosures.
  • Łukasz Jernaś started writing the Giggle documentation using Mallard.
  • Jean Brefort implemented graph only sheets into Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 158170)

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Issue 80

April 18, 2010

This week… 2112 commits, in 216 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 431 were translation commits).

  • The Hamster project got separated in client and d-bus service, and got a command line client (GNOME bug 602642).
  • Behdad Esfahbod pushed a gnome-terminal branch with a find dialog to highlight search terms . (GNOME bug 78963).
  • Much work happened in the asm-support branch of nemiver.
  • This was the week of the gsettings hackfest, many changes landed in both glib and gconf modules, you should read the day 1 summary by Vincent Untz and overall summary by Matthias Clasen.
  • During that hackfest baobab (in gnome-utils) has also been ported to gsettings, with explanative commit messages, and the devhelp branch has been updated for the API changes.
  • There was also a GNOME Python hackfest and much work happened in pygobject and pygi, go read posts written by John Palmieri: day 0, day 1, day 2, and wrapup.
  • Tadej Borovšak ported sound juicer to GtkBuilder, this was the last module using libglade, yeah.
  • Torsten Schönfeld started adding GIO support to the Perl binding, via gobject-introspection.
  • Support for application-indicators/StatusNotifierIcon has been added to the typing break applet in gnome-control-center (GNOME bug 606671)
  • Evolution got a new foocanvas branch, getting rid of libgnomecanvas.
  • A new SSH Hosts plugin written by Fabian Carlström has been added to kupfer.
  • Joanmarie Diggs added improved support for Empathy in orca . (GNOME bug 589925)

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Issue 77

March 28, 2010

This week… 3046 commits, in 229 projects, by 308 happy hackers (and 1235 were translation commits).

  • Another big week for translators, German, Bulgarian, Portuguese and Solvenian are now totally translated, 33 teams are over the 90% bar, and 55 over the 70% bar. This week award goes to the Asturian, progressing by over 4 points.
  • XChat-GNOME got a fullscreen mode . (GNOME bug 445638)
  • Glade has been switched to use the new GtkToolPalette widget, instead of a custom widget (GNOME bug 613956); Tristan Van Berkom wrote about it in The Glade palette goes full circle.
  • Ryan Lortie merged the GVariant parser into glib . (GNOME bug 600271)
  • The font plugin of gnome-settings-daemon has been disabled . (GNOME bug 613604)
  • GNOME Shell has been updated so that ejecting drives will run the same action as in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 613405)
  • Jiří Techet changed libchamplain so it cancels the download of tiles that get out of the viewport.
  • Vivien Malerba added support for variables in GdaBrowser data manager.
  • Support for GObject Introspection has been added to gtk-vnc, as well as a sample javascript demo program.

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Issue 70

February 7, 2010

This week… 1643 commits, in 181 projects, by 231 happy hackers (and 348 were translation commits).

  • Quinten Lansu provided a patch for Eye of GNOME to make it possible to select a random image from the collection.
  • Banshee dropped both his glade and libgnome (well, gnome-sharp) dependencies . (GNOME bug 589705 and GNOME bug 587320)
  • David Zeuthen implemented Expansion for Linux’s MD RAID, there are even screenshots.
  • Vinagre got the necessary support to specify an username for SSH connections . (GNOME bug 603736)
  • Thanks to Jorge Silva a spanish keyboard layout got added to Caribou, the new onscreen keyboard (GNOME bug 608744)
  • Accounts-dialog got a better password strength indicator.
  • GNOME-PackageKit got support for the InstallPrinterDrivers command.
  • The GVariant serialiser has been merged into glib.
  • Kupfer gained the possibility to load plugins at runtime.
  • In Nanny Cesar Garcia Tapia added a new dialog to update custom filters, and support for packaged filters configurations.

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