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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Issue 155

September 25, 2011

This week… 3245 commits, in 236 projects, by 313 happy hackers (and 1194 were translation commits).

  • With the 3.2 release approaching, this is the high peak of contribution by all translators; hat tip to them.
  • In gegl-gtk, Jon Nordby added some public API to create and manage GeglGtkView objects.
  • Bastien Nocera added the required bits for gnome-desktop to get vendor names from PNP IDs . (GNOME bug 659358)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added proper theming to radio and check menu items.
  • Emmanuele Bassi implemented a password hint in ClutterText widgets, to give them the ability to show the last input character. This feature allows easier password entry on platforms with unreliable keyboards, such as touchscreens or small devices . (GNOME bug 652588)
  • Lapo Calamandrei added symbolic icons for input-touchpad, touchpad-disabled and keyboard-brightness.
  • Eugen Dedu added a summary page at the end of ekiga configuration assistant.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made sweettooth error reporting part into its own django application.
  • Audrey Mandet added a waves operator, ported from the legagy gimp plugin, to gegl.
  • In libgda Vivien Malerba made an initial implementation of a GdaDataPivot implementation.
  • Baptiste Mille-Mathias fixed gnome-online-accounts to take proxy settings into account . (GNOME bug 658444)
  • Stef Walter changed seahorse-sharing so that it reconnects to avahi if it restarts.
  • A setting for defining a login screen logo has been added to gdm by Ray Strode.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “stand-by” page to the wacom control center panel, to be used when no tablet is available . (GNOME bug 657424)
  • Mike Gorse fixed accessibility of Nautilus icon canvas widget . (GNOME bug 650897)

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Issue 112

November 28, 2010

This week… 2827 commits, in 163 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 223 were translation commits).

  • Cosimo Cecchi started porting the “removable media” preferences tab of Nautilus to be a new control center panel.
  • A limit to the number of times gnome-session will try to restart an application has been added by Jon McCann; it’s still missing the display of en error dialog when such a situation happens . (GNOME bug 634762)
  • Johannes Schmid added a new code analyser plugin to Anjuta, it uses clang and the results are displayed in the message pane like compiler errors.
  • Pedro Castro improved the support for FAB Subtitler files in gnome-subtitles.
  • Gabriel Burt added back a podcast browser to Banshee.
  • After months of work TLS support has finally landed in glib, many thanks to Dan Winship, it adds an extension point into gio, and glib-networking provides a gnutls-based implementation . (GNOME bug 588189)
  • Lucas Rocha started a nautilus extension for the-board; at the moment it allows adding photos to The Board.
  • Alexander Larsson landed a “broadway” branch into GTK+, this adds a HTML backend to GTK+; he had written about this before in GTK+ 3 vs HTML 5.
  • Maxim Ermilov made links in message banners of gnome shell clickable . (GNOME bug 610219)
  • The “About GNOME” dialog has been removed, a new “System Information” panel should arrive to provide similar functionalities.
  • Jon Drufresne added a “Show whitespace” preference for the comparison of files in meld . (GNOME bug 622342)
  • A complete API break happened in libgrss as all object and function names have been moved to the “grss” namespace.
  • Brandon Lewis maded it possible for the viewer widget in pitivi to be (un)docked.
  • The gutters in GtkSourceView (typically used to draw line numbers on the side) have been improved by Jesse van den Kieboom, to remove some limitations in sizing and accurate user control.

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Issue 88

June 13, 2010

This week… 2432 commits, in 191 projects, by 260 happy hackers (and 292 were translation commits).

  • Many modules started adopting GTK+ 3 (GNOME Desktop, GNOME Settings Daemon, GNOME Color Manager, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Control Center, Goocanvas, Totem), sometimes keeping compatibility with GTK+ 2.x, (like VTE, gucharmap, GNOME Games, librsvg and GNOME Terminal).
  • Shaun McCance added “Copy Code Block” and “Save Code Black As” to code snippets in Yelp, he wrote about the feature in Yelp and the DOM.
  • The volume control “applet” has been changed to use symbolic icons (GNOME bug 614212), to complete this Jakub Steiner added such icons for microphone levels . (GNOME bug 621175)
  • Johan Dahlin added a “promise” module to gjs, to provide a better API for supporting asynchronous code . (GNOME bug 608450)
  • Grilo got a gravatar plugin, it is used to distribute an artist-avatar/author-avater attribute if either “artist” or “author” fields contain a valid email.
  • Totem has been updated to use a dark theme and symbolic icons . (GNOME bug 617921)
  • Ryan Lortie added dconf-editor to the dconf module.
  • Jonathan Matthew implemented the MPRIS D-Bus specification in Rhythmbox (GNOME bug 618520), MPRIS defines a common D-Bus interface for media players.
  • Harold Schreckengost contributed a new F-Spot topic based help.
  • Felix Kaser added a new “EmpathyLiveSearch” widget in Empathy, used to dynamically filter the main window contact list.
  • In GNOME Control Center Thomas Wood converted the display capplet to a settings panel.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added a search function to the function selector of Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 495776)
  • In the GNOME Shell Florian Müllner added a fade effect when overing over items of the dash . (GNOME bug 620782)
  • Abderrahim Kitouni added a plugin to support Vala to Anjuta . (GNOME bug 620757)
  • William Jon McCann improved the performance of the GDM greeter (GNOME bug 621045)
  • In Summer of Code land, Alexander Saprykin wrote a tiny parser for CMML files, so libcmml won’t be necessary for chapter support in Totem; Yuvi Panda made photo, video and burst modes of Cheese work in his Vala port; Michal Hruby wrote a Rhythmbox plugin using Zeitgeist; and more.

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Issue 62

December 13, 2009

This week… 1522 commits, in 153 projects, by 200 happy hackers (and 121 were translation commits).

  • In Epiphany Carl van Tonder added a gconf key to control the search engine used in auto-search.
  • GNOME Terminal got support for more proxy settings, exposing environment variables such as ftp_proxy or https_proxy, taken from the GNOME Proxy Preferences . (GNOME bug 596688)
  • Federico Mena Quintero changed the Display Preferences tool to automatically turn on outputs which support Mirror Screens . (GNOME bug 590823)
  • Andrea Cimitan pushed a lot of updates to the Murrine theme engine, including support for theming the GtkExpander widget.
  • Support for per-monitor backgrounds has been added to the control center, Nautilus and libgnome-desktop . (GNOME bug 147808)
  • Holger Berndt added support for panes in Nautilus, to provide a new split view mode.
  • Johan Dahlin added introspection support to ATK . (GNOME bug 592146)
  • Palimpset, from the GNOME Disk Utility module, got a “connect to server” dialog, to manage disks on a remote server.
  • File Roller has been updated to use AES256 as encryption type when creating zip files with 7zip.
  • In the GNOME Icon Theme Lapo Calamandrei updated a lot of icons, including a new set of navigation icons.

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Issue 16

January 25, 2009

This week… 1650 commits, in 173 projects, by 193 happy hackers (and 306 were translation commits).

  • The panel got lockdown support to prevent it being dragged to a different screen edge . (GNOME bug 309721).
  • Alacarte was ported to gio . (GNOME bug 514574)
  • Jonh Wendell rewrote the vinagre applet, to use GObject, fixing the way it works on transparent panels in the process (GNOME bug 568674); he also commited a rewritten Vino Preferences dialog, with the ability to check if the machine can be accessed though the Internet.
  • Seed got opengl-glib girs and a glxgears port.
  • In Nautilus, gnome-desktop and gnome-settings-daemon, patches from Ray Strode landed, adding support for fading between backgrounds.
  • Anjuta got upgraded to use GtkPrint, removing its dependency on libgnomeprint/ui . (GNOME bug 564659)
  • Patches by Tomeu Vizoso were commited to evince to move code to a libeviview library, so it can be embedded in other applications, Tomeu blogged about it . (GNOME bug 567751)
  • John Stowers came back on conduit, applying patches and fixing many bugs.
  • In Epiphany Gustavo Noronha added multiple keyword-based AND-search for the location bar.
  • GTK+ got support for select-by-word in selectable labels, marks on GtkScale, and improved autocompletion in the file chooser entry.

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