Issue 170

January 8, 2012

This week… 2045 commits, in 177 projects, by 185 happy hackers (and 242 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch reworked rsvg-view to make it more modern, dropping GTK+ 2, using Cairo surfaces, GIO, etc.
  • Murray Cumming changed Glom to allow custom choices to be translated when used for text fields.
  • Neil Roberts added support for mainloop integration to cogl.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to make it possible to scale the print preview using the scrollwheel . (GNOME bug 495716)
  • Marc-André Lureau added GtkApplication and shell menu to gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 667435)
  • In Evolution Milan Crha added a Print button to the meeting notification dialog . (GNOME bug 353743)
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya updated the way notification sources are grouped in gnome-shell, to base it on a combination of pid and title . (GNOME bug 664138)
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added new ‘add’ and ‘contains’ APIs to GHashTable, these are both convenience APIs that make it slightly nicer to use GHashTable as a set.
  • Matthias Clasen had various GtkApplication changes, including a new Inhibit API and logout notifications.
  • Robert Ancell ported a bunch of gnome-games to use GSettings: gnotski, gnibbles, and gnect.
  • Germán Poo-Caamaño replaced the old local cooked sockets by the use of nmap for basic port scanning in gnome-nettool.

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Issue 169

January 1, 2012

This week… 803 commits, in 123 projects, by 135 happy hackers (and 178 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added a special diagnostic mode to Clutter, to be used to mark deprecated virtual functions and other run-time constructs.
  • John Ralls pushed the conversion of gtk-mac-integration to the gobject-introspectable structure.
  • In libchamplain Jiří Techet added a Python champlain-gtk demo with markers, thanks to Nicolas Évrard.
  • Vivien Malerba improved the timestamp entry widget of libgda.
  • Zeeshan Ali added a sound card device to VMs of gnome-boxes.
  • In Orca Joanmarie Diggs had various event manager improvements.
  • Murray Cumming improved the “Related Choices” Glom field to allow the user to specify a sort order.
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov fixed rendering of the layout list in the “add layout” popup of gnome-control-center region panel.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported iagno from C to Vala.
  • Dov Grobgeld introduced initial remote control of giv through jsonrpc.
  • In goffice Andreas J. Guelzow fixed chinese number rendering.
  • Morten Welinder updated gnumeric to handle unicode signs better.
  • In glib Ravi Sankar Guntur fixed the handling of ‘\v’ (vertical tab) in g_strescape() and g_strcompress (). (GNOME bug 664830)

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Issue 160

October 30, 2011

This week… 1840 commits, in 177 projects, by 198 happy hackers (and 254 were translation commits).

  • In gtk-osx John Ralls created a separate build chain for gtk3.
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for the “file as” property of contacts, specifying their sort order if they have non-Western-style names or names which are otherwise incorrectly sorted in the contact list . (GNOME bug 661033)
  • Marc-André Lureau added vapi bindings generation to gtk-vnc . (GNOME bug 662708)
  • He then used it to add support for VNC displays into gnome-boxes.
  • Dov Grobgeld added support for pixel grid to the giv image viewer.
  • Damien Lespiau changed pinpoint to render the speaker notes in a separate page.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a simple view to query for extensions on extensions.gnome.org.
  • Jason Siefken added prettier drawing operations and CSS colors to the system monitor gnome-shell extension.
  • David King replaced the glom progress dialog with an infobar . (GNOME bug 661051)
  • Marta Bogdanowicz started rewriting file-roller documentation in Mallard.
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for SVG images, using librsvg.
  • Robert Ancell made a port of the mahjongg game from C to Vala.
  • Cosimo Cecchi had a first pass at implementing a “selection” mode for gnome-documents.
  • Paolo Bacchilega refactored the code of the image viewer widget of gthumb.
  • Milan Crha made initial preparations for a Fast Transfer implementation in evolution-mapi.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the zooming on text superscripts and subscripts . (GNOME bug 425685)

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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 156

October 2, 2011

This week… 2810 commits, in 216 projects, by 325 happy hackers (and 767 were translation commits).

  • In gdk-pixbuf Keith Moyer fixed gif animation delays between frames . (GNOME bug 655755)
  • Jonathan Matthew converted Rhythmbox to be based on GtkApplication.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for run-time backend detection in clutter-gtk.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a better, more contextual review list UI for extensions.gnome.org.
  • Dan Winship updated libsoup to use GTlsDatabase, and added new SoupSession properties for it.
  • In clutter-gst Damien Lespiau changed how audio and subtitles tracks are reported.
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated gnome-screenshot to use GNOME Shell DBus screenshot interface if available . (GNOME bug 657330)
  • Sébastien Wilmet changed latexila to use theme icons, instead of relying of icons copied from Kile.
  • Murray Cumming updated glom to use CSS3 formatting for colors.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added a snippets manager to gedit-latex.
  • Copy and paste from gnumeric to other programs has been fixed by Andreas J. Guelzow . (GNOME bug 660242)
  • In goffice Morten Welinder improved the precision of range functions when the input vector is (near-)constant.
  • Jens Georg added some delay before handling SoupMessage signals in rygel, to avoid getting stray signals when one of the precondition checks fails.
  • Support for DVD playing has been added to Banshee, this includes menu navitation and is the work of Alex Launi, Olivier Dufour, and Bertrand Lorenz.
  • Richard Hugues added an ICC profile metadata blacklist to gnome-color-manager.
  • Jonny Lamb removed workarounds for Butterfly bugs from Empathy . (GNOME bug 612555)
  • Christophe Dumez optimised the parsing of vcards in evolution-data-server.

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Issue 154

September 18, 2011

This week… 2902 commits, in 262 projects, by 288 happy hackers (and 983 were translation commits).

  • Bastien Nocera added support for NDSi ROMs to the gnome-nds-thumbnailer.
  • Damon Chaplin corrected GooCanvasImage size calcultation when using units other than pixels.
  • In folks Philip Withnall made it possible to write avatars into the evolution-data-server store . (GNOME bug 633781)
  • Michael Meeks pushed an initial port to GTK+ 3 of gnome-main-menu.
  • In GTK+ Cosimo Cecchi added support for prelight cells to GtkIconView.
  • Julien Puydt made a big refactor of the loudmouth plugin code of Ekiga.
  • Johan Dahlin added constant value annotation support to gobject-introspection.
  • Simon Wenner ported the sample-vala and image-export emerillon-plugins to new versions of various libraries.
  • In glom Murray Cumming corrected the automatic navigation to related relationships.
  • Guido Günther updated krb5-auth-dialog to use GtkApplication.
  • Paolo Bacchilega fixed the import of photosets with more than 500 pictures into gthumb . (GNOME bug 648701)
  • Richard Hughes fixed gnome-settings-daemon to use the correct color profiles when switching user.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made gnome-shell pop an an explicit approval dialog when installing a new extension . (GNOME bug 658612)
  • In gnome-keyring Stef Walter made the gcr library accept slightly invalid PKCS#12 files.

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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 149

August 14, 2011

This week… 1305 commits, in 147 projects, by 196 happy hackers (and 237 were translation commits).

  • David King disabled Ctrl-Alt-Del action in the view-only mode of Vinagre . (GNOME bug 656451)
  • Vincent Untz added support for XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP, to be used by non-GNOME consumers of GNOME . (GNOME bug 654041)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the support GTK+ modules into Caribou . (GNOME bug 655047)
  • In GNOME Disk Utility David Zeuthen added an UI for editing /etc/fstab entries.
  • Lubosz Sarnecki contribued viewer transformation support into Pitivi.
  • GHex has been ported to use GSettings by Kalev Lember.
  • Jakub Steiner and Cosimo Cecchi made various refinements to the Adwaita theme.
  • In pygobject Laszlo Pandy added support for calling functions with keyword arguments in invoke . (GNOME bug 625596)
  • Dan Winship changed libsoup to default to TLS for https connections, and fall back to SSLv3 on failure . (GNOME bug 581342)
  • Luca Bruno switched vala support for libgdata to use introspection data . (GNOME bug 655192)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for smoothed curve renaming . (GNOME bug 656148)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added invisible borders to Mutter, paving the way for easier grab on thin window borders . (GNOME bug 644930)
  • Philip Withnall ported the MPRIS support of Totem to version 2.1.
  • In folks Travis Reitter added support for vCard-like parameters to a serie of attributes.
  • Murray Cumming made various improvements to the Print Layout support of glom.

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Issue 92

July 11, 2010

This week… 1620 commits, in 162 projects, by 206 happy hackers (and 232 were translation commits).

  • Yuvaraj Pandian T enhanced the speed of swtiching to the effects brower in his Cheese three-point-oh branch.
  • Shaun McCance added a (roughly) topological page sort for Mallard documents.
  • Evince, GNOME Shell, Brasero and Empathy all have been switched to GTK+ 3.
  • Jakub Steiner commited new symbolic icons, forcopy, cut, paste and more.
  • Support for non-GObject fundamental objects has been added to gobject-introspection; it is mostly interesting for being able to support GstMiniObject’s which are extensivly used in GStreamer.
  • Peter Bloomfield has added support for older IMAP servers, that do not advertise the “RIGHTS=” capability, to Balsa.
  • Robert Ancell added support for enumerations in dconf-editor.
  • Johan Dahlin pushed a llvm branch into pygobject, he explains the purpose on his website, in Using LLVM to speed up function invocation in a dynamic language binding post.
  • A backend for tasks has been pushed into evolution-couchdb.
  • Enrico Minack added currency support to the Invest applet . (GNOME bug 339127, GNOME bug 609547).
  • The feature_backup2 branch of glom got created, which adds support for making backups, and restore, of glom databases.
  • Aaron Bockover added handling of Amazon MP3 store music previews and samples to Banshee.
  • The ability to sort by image/video dimensions has been added into gthumb.
  • Last, the summers of code are still making improvements, for example Luca Invernizzi started working on both a remember the milk and a couchdb plugins for Getting Things GNOME, and Michal Hruby spent time improving Sezen, etc.

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