Issue 207

September 23, 2012

This week… 2841 commits, in 211 projects, by 260 happy hackers (and 1448 were translation commits).

  • Giovanni Campagna’s port of gnome-applets to the new libgweather landed . (GNOME bug 678977)
  • Øyvind Kolås updated gegl color-reduction operation to do the quantization and dithering in gamma space.
  • In Gimp Michael Natterer ported the print and animation-play plugins to GEGL.
  • Jens Georg added the possibility to set arbitrary HTTP headers to grilo . (GNOME bug 680436)
  • In gedit-plugins Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated the colorpicker plugin to show overlayed an colorbutton when selecting an hex color.
  • In gnome-shell Rui Matos added menu items for IBus Anthy’s InputMode and TypingMode . (GNOME bug 682314)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to save and restore the viewer sidebar state.
  • Benjamin Otte landed CSS animation support into GTK+.
  • Florian Müllner changed mutter to add a sad face in the force-quit dialog . (GNOME bug 684306)
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller ported Transmageddon to Python 3.
  • Paolo Borelli made a first cut of an implementation of “Laps” support in gnome-clocks.
  • Matthias Clasen fixed gnome-control-center to make Enterprise WPA work again.

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Issue 206

September 16, 2012

This week… 2999 commits, in 265 projects, by 306 happy hackers (and 771 were translation commits).

  • Active work continued on the release-notes, with many contributions from Olav Vitters, Juanjo Marín, Andre Klapper, Matthias Clasen, and others.
  • W. Michael Petullo contributed a DMAP plugin to Grilo . (GNOME bug 652516)
  • In gdm Colin Walters did a major cleanup of greeter environment setup . (GNOME bug 630485)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to install the app menu only gnome-shell is running.
  • Sébastien Wilmet added SyncTeX support to latexila, using the gedit synctex plugin as a basis.
  • In gnome-panel Jeremy Bicha rearranged the user menu items to match GNOME Shell 3.6 . (GNOME bug 683650)
  • Jasper St. Pierre reworked the grabbing code of gnome-shell to properly handle stacking . (GNOME bug 683546)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a spinner when computing the contents of folders . (GNOME bug 78789)
  • Jean Bréfort added a new scattered min-max plot type to goffice . (GNOME bug 683493)
  • Matthias Clasen landed a serie of refinements to the gnome-control-center network panel.
  • Sergio Villar Senin updated SoupBodyInputStream from libsoup to make it seekable . (GNOME bug 665884)

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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 202

August 19, 2012

This week… 2117 commits, in 193 projects, by 242 happy hackers (and 481 were translation commits).

  • In libsecret Stef Walter added an extensive manpage for the secret-tool utility . (GNOME bug 681434)
  • Kevin Anthony added CanSetFullscreen and Fullscreen properties to the MPRIS support of Banshee, bringing it to version 2.2 of the standard . (GNOME bug 681890)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom added support for smooth scroll to gedit textsize plugin.
  • In gnome-backgrounds Jakub Steiner pushed a new set of images, to refresh the set of extra wallpapers.
  • Meg Ford added a new Properties dialog to gnome-documents.
  • Alexander Larsson converted EggListBox from vala to C.
  • Ondrej Holy contributed support for “natural scroll” to the mouse gnome-settings-daemon plugin . (GNOME bug 659498)
  • Vivien Malerba migrated libgda from libgnome-keyring to libsecret.
  • Arth Patel replaced the lex/bison parser of gcalctool by a new hand-written parser.
  • John Stowers made it possible for gnome-tweak-tool to configure shell extension preferences.
  • Behdad Esfahbod merged his harfbuzz (a text shaping library) branch into pango.
  • In evolution-ews Milan Crha implemented the “Subscribe to folder of other user” feature.
  • William Jon McCann pushed a new background panel into gnome-control-center . (GNOME bug 676539)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a GNOME Shell search provider for gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 681246)
  • Felix Riemann added a new plugin to eog to disable the use of the dark theme variant . (GNOME bug 675918)

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Issue 201

August 12, 2012

This week… 2287 commits, in 213 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 508 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported sushi to GStreamer 1.0 . (GNOME bug 680425)
  • Ryan Lortie enabled i18n support for dconf-editor . (GNOME bug 642217)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a search bar to gnome-boxes, it will search as you type and filter the boxes . (GNOME bug 681089)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated the gnome-shell screen shield to tween from the top when explicitly locking . (GNOME bug 681143)
  • Fabiana Simões reviewed and updated eog user documentation, also added pages for the picasa and fullscreen background plugins.
  • William Jon McCann updated nautilus to select the first item in search results by default.
  • Marek Kašík ported gnome-search-tool to GSettings . (GNOME bug 632429)
  • More work on AFP support in gvfs has been pushed by Carl-Anton Ingmarsson, it now has a worker thread in GVfsAfpConnection and log out from the server on umount.
  • Lennart Poettering changed gdm to always run on VT1 (while adding a –with-initial-vt=… configure switch for other values ). (GNOME bug 511168)
  • Aurimas Černius migrated gnote to depend on libsecret instead of libgnome-keyring.
  • Paolo Bacchilega merged a new ‘Add Files’ dialog to file-roller, that allows the user to select both files and folders.
  • Ville Sokk did some small optimisation the the file backends of gegl.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos updated epiphany to show information about the SSL errors when clicking on lock icon . (GNOME bug 681506)
  • In gnome-control-center Matthias Clasen updated the hotspot dialog from the network panel to match the mockups more closely.
  • Christian Persch ported evince to GApplication and GtkApplication, and used the later to inhibit the screensaver.

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Issue 200

August 5, 2012

This week… 1689 commits, in 166 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 350 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega added an application menu to gthumb.
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-ews to be able to read/write folder permissions.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa commited a new design for the alarms dialog.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting Epiphany to webkit2, this week the inspector and the disk cache.
  • Matthias Clasen deprecated thread functions in gdk . (GNOME bug 680754)
  • Lucian Langa initiated the gsettings migration of evolution-rss.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen made the Create/Restore Disk Image dialogs non-modal.
  • William Jon McCann added a way to rank search results in Nautilus, it gives each search hit a relevance score computed from the sum of proximity, recent, and text match bonuses . (GNOME bug 680163)
  • Matthew Barnes added D-Bus interfaces to evolution-data-server for remote resource management.
  • Jasper St. Pierre integrated gnome-initial-setup into gdm . (GNOME bug 678057)
  • Ville Sokk added both a memory mapped file backend and a threaded memory map file backend to gegl.
  • Richard Hughes changed the gnome-control-center to show hotspot details in a new sub-frame.
  • Florian Müllner updated gnome-shell login screen user list to indicate whether users are logged in . (GNOME bug 658185)
  • Morten Welinder improved inter-workbook calculations in Gnumeric.

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Issue 199

July 29, 2012

This week… 1100 commits, in 198 projects, by 176 happy hackers (and 232 were translation commits).

  • In Clocks Eslam Mostafa added support for reading and writing alarms to a ICS file.
  • Marta Maria Casetti added comboboxes and toolbars pages and samples to gnome-devel-docs python tutorials.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a filter entry to the language page of gnome-initial-setup.
  • Maxime Nicco implemented conversion between RVBA and HSVBA float to babl.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship fixed the handling of timed-out SoupRequests in SoupSessionAsync.
  • Sebastian Dröge ported sound-juicer to GStreamer 1.0 and changed the CD playback feature to use the playbin element.
  • In evolution Dan Vrátil added a ‘Format as’ submenu to the preview pane context menu, that can be used to highlight source code . (GNOME bug 680026)
  • Matas Brazdeikis added UI testing to Pitivi, using Dogtail.
  • Xavier Claessens added optional support for Ubuntu Online Accounts to Empathy.
  • Felix Riemann added an application menu to eog (GNOME bug 674938).
  • Matthias Clasen added an example for handling app menu fallback to the set of GTK+ examples.
  • In gnome-control-center Richard Hughes merged his rework of the WiFi part of the network panel.
  • Paolo Borelli added ‘recent files’ support to baobab, making scanned directories are now listed on the “home page”.

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Issue 198

July 22, 2012

This week… 1965 commits, in 176 projects, by 239 happy hackers (and 372 were translation commits).

  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to GtkApplication, and got it an application menu . (GNOME bug 677927)
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for downloading thumbnails of Google Documents documents . (GNOME bug 656970)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added a week view to gnome-calendar.
  • Dan Winship made glib-networking handle simultaneous operations, doing the handshake in a thread . (GNOME bug 656343, GNOME bug 660252)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom merged the vala rewrite of gitg, it includes a nice diff view based on webkit.
  • Jasper St. Pierre ported sushi to GtkApplication and gdbus . (GNOME bug 680221)
  • In gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi added ‘find as you type’ while Anna Zacchi added a menu to the Preview toolbar.
  • Marek Kasik added an “Options” dialog to the gnome-control-center printer panel, it allows users to set more options based on the printer PPD file.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added step() and cubic-bezier() progress functions to clutter timeline object.
  • In gnome-shell Giovanni Campagna landed the new screen shield, to replace gnome-screensaver when using the shell . (GNOME bug 619955)
  • Also in gnome-shell Allan Day improved the calendar layout and legibitily.
  • The advanced layer management functions that are being worked on by Paul Lange have been merged in pitivi . (GNOME bug 632319)

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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 194

June 24, 2012

This week… 1377 commits, in 160 projects, by 197 happy hackers (and 247 were translation commits).

  • Christian Hergert changed gnome-desktop to draw monitor labels with rounded corners . (GNOME bug 591025)
  • In gcr Stef Walter reworked how DER pasing works.
  • Alexander Larsson added fast approximations of x2.4 and x(1/2.4) to speed up gamma conversion in babl . (GNOME bug 678318)
  • Lionel Landwerlin added touch events support in Clutter . (GNOME bug 678278)
  • In dia Hans Breuer fixed some SVG import error.
  • Seif Lotfy changed Empathy to show popular contacts in the “Top Contacts” group . (GNOME bug 678083)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated gnome-shell to sort wifi networks by strength . (GNOME bug 658946)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos landed the WebKit2 port of Epiphany.
  • Aurimas Černius added a WebDav sync addin to gnote.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen added a settings dialog for power management and acoustic levels.
  • In gnome-control-center Thomas Bechtold contributed the possibility to find connections for a specific MAC address . (GNOME bug 677899)
  • Giovanni Campagna ported the clock from gnome-panel to modern GNOME technologies (gsettings, new libgweather, GDateTime ). (GNOME bug 677512)
  • Paolo Bacchilega changed file-roller to be able to run as a D-Bus service as well (org.gnome.ArchiveManager1).

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