Issue 205

September 9, 2012

This week… 2896 commits, in 281 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 1186 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to allow scaling images before uploading to FlickR or PicasaWeb.
  • Marek Kašík landed the redesign of the “new printer” dialog of gnome-control-center.
  • Jean Bréfort fixed the import of multiple paths shape elements in gnumeric ODF plugin.
  • In clutter Emmanuele Bassi added interpolation for matrices, making it possible for :transform and :child-transform to be animated.
  • In pygobject Simon Feltman added a Signal class for adding and connecting custom signals . (GNOME bug 434924)
  • Phillip Wood contributed support for composer tags to sound-juicer, particularly useful for classical music . (GNOME bug 661646)
  • Sébastien Wilmet switched latexila from CMake to autotools.
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use libcheese rather than direct calls to gstreamer to take avatar photo.
  • Sullivan Matas added support for javascript code generation into Dia.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed idle blank and sleep timeouts in the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin . (GNOME bug 668703)
  • Thiago Santos updated Cheese to the GStreamer 1.0 API.
  • William Jon McCann landed a new design for the “Connect to Server” dialog of Nautilus . (GNOME bug 682637)
  • Jean-François Fortin Tam implemented a Media Library toolbar into Pitivi.
  • Carlos Garnacho added GtkTextHandle to GTK+, a helper object to allow text widgets to implement text selection on touch devices.

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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 182

April 1, 2012

This week… 2870 commits, in 255 projects, by 310 happy hackers (and 635 were translation commits).

  • Jasper St. Pierre imported mustache into extensions-web, to get new template system that will allow to sanely translate the website.
  • In pygobject John Palmieri added a ccallback type which is used to invoke callbacks passed to a vfunc . (GNOME bug 644926)
  • In tomboy Alex Tereschenko added the possibility to work on search results in addition to just one note.
  • Ray Strode dropped the numlock warning from gnome-screensaver unlock dialog . (GNOME bug 662093)
  • Jean Bréfort improved goffice to use a fallback image when the actual image type is not supported.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew commited a new more compact header layout, now it has the playback controls, the current track information (including album art), the time display, the position slider, and the volume control on the same line.
  • Christopher Baines fixed gcalctool to stop entering thousands seperators when using a base other than 10.
  • Xan Lopez changed epiphany to always save the session state on Quit.
  • In gnome-documents Florian Müllner made search queries cancellable; to avoid congesting the connection queue, cancel ongoing queries before starting a new one . (GNOME bug 672733)
  • Debarshi Ray added Microsoft Exchange support (using EWS) to gnome-online-accounts.
  • In Cheese Patricia Santana Cruz added a timer when recording a video . (GNOME bug 599729)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added webcam support to set new avators in gnome-contacts.
  • Bastien Nocera changed Totem to pass proxy informations to GStreamer elements . (GNOME bug 395429)

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Issue 178

March 4, 2012

This week… 2035 commits, in 191 projects, by 224 happy hackers (and 616 were translation commits).

  • Lucian Langa added initial support for arduino 1.0 to the gnoduino IDE.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos fixed the zoom in and out actions of devhelp . (GNOME bug 658796)
  • Shaun McCance made various improvements to the TTML support in Yelp, used for video subtitles.
  • Stef Walter added some functions to expose a secure memory API from gcr.
  • He later used it in the implementation of a gnome-keyring prompter integrated within gnome-shell.
  • Also in gnome-shell, Florian Müllner added the possibility to start a drag to restore a window from the panel . (GNOME bug 666359)
  • Jasper St. Pierre modified ghex to use gresource . (GNOME bug 671101)
  • Paolo Borelli did the same for a bunch of gedit plugins.
  • Alexander Larsson added support in gnome-contacts for linking non-main contacts with other non-main contacts, this is useful to link telepathy contacts together.
  • In GTK+ Matthias Clasen implemented support for touch events to the colorswatch.
  • And Michael Natterer implemented smooth scrolling in the scrolled window and range widgets.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added flexible API version boundaries to glib.

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Issue 176

February 19, 2012

This week… 2128 commits, in 175 projects, by 238 happy hackers (and 428 were translation commits).

  • Andy Spencer added a Tile Map Service to Grits, a “virtual globe” library, that downloads tiles directly from openstreetmap.org.
  • Christian Persch updated vte to use a GResource for its default termcap.
  • Shaun McCance merged the new Mallard Conditional code into yelp-xsl.
  • Alexander Larsson added a “Add to My Contacts” button to gnome-contacts.
  • Lennart Poettering ported the automount support provided by gnome-shell from ConsoleKit to system-logind.
  • In gnome-screenshot Cosimo Cecchi added support for the new Shell API that allows including the pointer.
  • Sergio Villar Senin fixed several issues in libsoup cache support.
  • Giovanni Campagna made use of the new configuration system in the alternate-tab and auto-move-windows gnome-shell extensions.
  • Massimo Valentini ported the Gimp gfig plugin to use Cairo for its drawing operations (GNOME bug 642728).
  • Richard Hughes added a new CcStrengthBar widget to gnome-control-center, to display a smaller and neater progress bar, to be used in the power and user-accounts panels.
  • Johannes Schmid worked on a “Find in files” dialog for Anjuta document manager, giving it quite a lot of features.
  • Chandni Verma work on having the Empathy debug window display all sources of message by default has finally been merged . (GNOME bug 592994)

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Issue 174

February 5, 2012

This week… 1611 commits, in 183 projects, by 205 happy hackers (and 216 were translation commits).

  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei started using PNGs as assets where possible, instead of SVG files.
  • Many introspection improvements landed in gjs (support for interfaces, signals, glib properties…), Jasper St. Pierre blogged about GJS Improvements.
  • Matthias Clasen added a systemd implementation of the session tracking part of gnome-session . (GNOME bug 666891)
  • David King added an horizontal flip effect to gnome-video-effects . (GNOME bug 666930)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added back a “popularity” field to extensions.gnome.org.
  • Empathy was updated by Will Thompson to present confirmation dialogs when closing windows containing chat rooms . (GNOME bug 591756)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed rich text import from xslx files . (GNOME bug 669083)
  • Faghmie Davids contributed many improvements to the Firebird provider of libgda.
  • In gnome-shell Owen Taylor improved the default screencast pipeline, decreasing the quality setting for the vp8 codec from 10 to 8, and increasing the speed setting from 2 to 6 . (GNOME bug 669066)
  • Stefano Palazzo contributed a Python 3 language file for gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 668136)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use a dialog for avatar changing.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz changed cheese to use PackageKit to install nautilus-sendto when needed; she wrote about this: PackageKit in Cheese . (GNOME bug 668072)
  • Damien Sandras reimplemented call control functions into the new Ekiga call window.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported uadrapassel from C++ to Vala.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to hide the titlebar when maximized . (GNOME bug 668652)
  • In gedit Jesse van den Kieboom added an option to ensure that documents always end with a trailing newline.

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Issue 173

January 29, 2012

This week… 1871 commits, in 231 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 219 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch improved the decoding of data: URIs.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-screenshot to make non interactive mode headless, making it just save the image to the saved screenshots directory.
  • Aurimas Černius added core synchronization support to gnote.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos pushed some initial work porting devhelp to WebKit2; he later posted details about the port and the process (porting devhelp to WebKit2).
  • Milan Crha added support for setting user’s folder permissions into evolution-mapi . (GNOME bug 667714)
  • Oleksij Rempel switched Cheese from theora/ogg to vp8/webm.
  • In gparted Rogier Goossens added the ability to set a new random UUID on file systems that provide the appropriate tools to perform this action . (GNOME bug 667278)
  • Will Thompson added support for functions which return GError into pygobject . (GNOME bug 666098)
  • Alexander Larsson added a first run dialog to gnome-contacts.
  • Matthias Clasen added a resource tool to glib, this lets the developer poke at resources in elf files and standalone resource bundles.
  • James Le Cuirot contributed the possibility to align text vertically into glabels.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added High quality zoom for SVG images.
  • Adel Gadllah moved filesystem I/O to a thread when taking a screenshot in gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • Florian Brosch contributed support for comments to the GIR parser in Vala.
  • Pascal de Bruijn made gnome-color-manager use smaller/faster display calibration target sets.

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Issue 172

January 22, 2012

This week… 1964 commits, in 174 projects, by 203 happy hackers (and 247 were translation commits).

  • Maciej Piechotka added a ArrayQueue data structure to libgee.
  • Patches from Christophe Fergeau to port sound-juicer to musicbrainz4 have landed at last.
  • In Banshee Andrés Aragoneses split RockBox support co into its own class.
  • Krzesimir Nowak changed rygel to append extensions to served files.
  • Bastien Nocera added support for pairing the iCade into gnome-bluetooth.
  • Shaun McCance improved Yelp by making Mallard documents auto-reload on changes.
  • In Tomboy Aaron Borden fixed template syncing . (GNOME bug 665679)
  • In gnome-contacts Alexander Larsson added support for changing the primary address book.
  • Zeeshan Ali changed gnome-boxes to add devices based on what is supported by the OS; the information about device support comes from libosinfo . (GNOME bug 666739)
  • Matthias Clasen added optional systemd support to gnome-packagekit, to make it use systemd instead of ConsoleKit for rebooting . (GNOME bug 666788)
  • Joseph Scheuhammer contributed a dialog for zoom options into the universal access control center panel . (GNOME bug 643086)
  • David Zeuthen merged his udisks2 port of gnome-disk-utility.
  • In GLib Dan Winship added multicast-related functions to GSocket . (GNOME bug 626589)
  • Alexia Death added axis labels to dynamics curves and curveview in Gimp.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz added videos and picture sharing support, via nautilus-sendto, to Cheese . (GNOME bug 522210)

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Issue 167

December 18, 2011

This week… 1782 commits, in 171 projects, by 230 happy hackers (and 189 were translation commits).

  • Philip Chimento converted Devhelp from IgeMacIntegration to GtkOSXApplication, a change necessary to build on 64-bit Macs . (GNOME bug 663789)
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew used some special cow powers to made password prompts work properly . (GNOME bug 666338)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei continued working on unfocused window appearance, styling radio, checks, sliders, progressbars and scrollbars.
  • Juan A. Suarez Romero updated the shoutcast plugin in grilo-plugins to the SHOUTCast 2.0 API.
  • Zeeshan Ali added some UI to gnome-boxes for specifying product key (Windows XP & 2003 ). (GNOME bug 666030)
  • Alexander Larsson added support for unlinking contacts to gnome-contacts.
  • Jakub Steiner updated gnome-color-manager colorimeter artwork.
  • Alex Murray added automatic dimming / toggling to keyboard backlight to gnome-settings-daemon power plugin.
  • Work on the Firebird provider, by Faghmie Davids, was pushed into libgda.
  • In Evince Cyril Soldani added an option to show odd pages on the left in dual mode.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed LaTeX export of cyrillic in Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 666340)
  • In Rygel Jens Georg added hacks for XBMC to recognize DLNA mime-types as AAC for AAC files.
  • Robert Roth contributed to gnome-system-monitor a patch to summarize the processor cores to be able to display sysinfo for multi-core systems with more than 13 cores . (GNOME bug 664926)
  • Christian Persch added a lock button the the drwright break window . (GNOME bug 128381)

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Issue 153

September 11, 2011

This week… 2865 commits, in 205 projects, by 275 happy hackers (and 896 were translation commits).

  • Hans Breuer updated dia so that plugins can now deliver change information for the undo mechanism.
  • Emmanuele Bassi made the json-glib reader perform a stricter validation of data . (GNOME bug 658632)
  • Rhythmbox got a new grilo plugin, to replace the coherence and jamendo plugins, by Jonathan Matthew.
  • Dieter Verfaillie made a serie of fixes for the Microsoft Windows port of gobject-introspection.
  • Lapo Calamandrei pushed a set of refreshed icons for Cheese . (GNOME bug 646770)
  • Christian Persch fixed librsvg to store node type separately in RsvgNode, as the previous code could lead to a (potentially exploitable) crash . (GNOME bug 658014)
  • Guido Günther turned the control center panel of krb5-auth-dialog into a standalone preferences window . (GNOME bug 657292)
  • Matthias Clasen changed Mutter to not show a title on its alert dialogs.
  • David Zeuthen updated his udisks2 branch of gnome-disk-utility to show disk names in red if its SMART status indicates that it’s failing.
  • Jean Bréfort made goffice sheet widgets scalable . (GNOME bug 605434)
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-data-server to read proxy settings from GSettings . (GNOME bug 655728)
  • In Nemiver Dodji Seketeli added support for multiple breakpoints . (GNOME bug 658143)
  • Cosimo Cecchi implemented listening to create/delete events from the tracker DB to refresh gnome-documents view.
  • GNOME Shell got new APIs to add and remove search providers, contributed by Philippe Normand . (GNOME bug 658113)
  • Vincent Untz added NTP support for SUSE variants to the datetime gnome-settings-daemon plugin . (GNOME bug 654970)
  • Jim Campbell refactored the web and net sections of gnome-user-docs,combining the different pages under the net section.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie improved support for alternative digits (such as Arabic numerals) in date/time formatting . (GNOME bug 658107)
  • Alexander Larsson added support for contact unlinking in gnome-contacts.
  • Bruno Coudoin added new animals to the erase activity of gcompris; they were taken from pictures of the Antarctic trip of Adrien Grellier and Claire Gégout.
  • And keeping the subject on animals, Xavier Claessens added two new (whale and babywhale) commands to Empathy.

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