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 196

July 8, 2012

This week… 1234 commits, in 151 projects, by 174 happy hackers (and 190 were translation commits).

  • Oleksij Rempel created a branch porting gnome-media to the GStreamer 1.0 APIs . (GNOME bug 679381)
  • In latexila Sébastien Wilmet made a new UI for the Build Tools Preferences.
  • In pyatspi2 Mike Gorse wrapped all interfaces of at-spi . (GNOME bug 679044)
  • Seif Lotfy changed the layout of single clock views in gnome-clocks . (GNOME bug 678862)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos started coding the event view part of gnome-calendar.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a switch to globally enable the dark theme preference to gnome-tweak-tool . (GNOME bug 677803)
  • Philip Withnall added anti-linking support to folks, to prevent some contacts to be automatically linked . (GNOME bug 629537)
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen added support for ATA secure erase and non-cancelable jobs.
  • Danielle Madeley removed ported the old Empathy themes to be proper Adium themes, this allowed the removal of a good chunk of code.
  • Morten Welinder updated the non-linear solver in Gnumeric so it knows about constraints . (GNOME bug 620368)
  • In gnome-devel-docs Marta Maria Casetti wrote new Python tutorials for treeview widgets.
  • William Jon McCann migrated the Nautilus menu bar to a view menu button . (GNOME bug 676531)
  • In rygel Jens Georg added a simple standalone player as an example; it’s a stand-alone UPnP renderer that renders any visual content in ASCII-art.
  • Christian Persch imported PCRE 8.31 into glib, and added support for the new match options and JavaScript compat mode . (GNOME bug 679193)
  • Ana Risteska updated gnome-shell telepathy integration to not add log messages on presence changes . (GNOME bug 669508)

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Issue 191

June 3, 2012

This week… 1236 commits, in 206 projects, by 193 happy hackers (and 270 were translation commits).

  • Andy Spencer added a compass rose to the grits virtual globe library.
  • Bastian Winkler contributed support for optional transformation functions to pygobject . (GNOME bug 676169)
  • Rui Matos changed gnome-settings-daemon to apply XKB layouts by itself, and stop relying on libgnomekbd . (GNOME bug 676102)
  • Giovanni Campagna modified gnome-shell to show notifications for failed VPN connections . (GNOME bug 676330)
  • In glib Christian Persch added D-Bus register and unregister hooks to GApplication . (GNOME bug 675509)
  • Jonathan Matthew fixed the –set-rating command of rhythmbox-client . (GNOME bug 677318)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added an application menu to file-roller.
  • Taryn Fox added a serie of javascript examples to gnome-devel-docs.
  • Bastien Nocera added a new menu button widget to GTK+, as used in Totem and gnome-contacts . (GNOME bug 668013)
  • Emmanuele Bassi added a new “stopped” signal to Clutter timeline object . (GNOME bug 676854)

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Issue 190

May 27, 2012

This week… 1469 commits, in 159 projects, by 206 happy hackers (and 241 were translation commits).

  • Ray Strode ported alacarte to the latest GMenu and introspection . (GNOME bug 626220)
  • In gjs Jasper St. Pierre added a debugger function to retrieve the refcount of a GObject.
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Nicolas Dufresne changed the default touchpad deactivation to 1.0s . (GNOME bug 590783)
  • Valek Filippov continued improving Cyrillic coverage of cantarell-fonts.
  • Kjell Ahlstedt contibuted a –include-pointer command option to gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 594141)
  • Marc-André Lureau changed gnome-boxes to always show the top bar when the mouse can be grabbed . (GNOME bug 676307)
  • Marta Maria Casetti contributed various examples in Python to gnome-devel-docs.
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi improved the theming support for OSD toolbars and buttons.
  • Matthias Clasen changed the gnome-control-center user accounts panel to use libpwquality for password handling . (GNOME bug 676396)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a way to create a new directory from a selection . (GNOME bug 676432)
  • Florian Müllner added a generic –mode switch to gnome-shell, to be used by gdm, initial-setup, or others . (GNOME bug 676156)
  • Michael Hill added the beginning of a new administrator guide into gnome-user-docs.
  • Jonathan Matthew added a new podcast search infrastructure and podcast subscription dialog in Rhythmbox.
  • Piotr Piastucki improved inline highlighting performances in Meld.

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Issue 188

May 13, 2012

This week… 1323 commits, in 145 projects, by 199 happy hackers (and 221 were translation commits).

  • Florian Müllner added a minimal application menu to gnome-dictionary.
  • Jakub Steiner incorporated redesigned glyphs by Valek Filippov into cantarell-fonts.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed read and write of rich-text graph titles to/from ODF (GNOME bug 675821)
  • Steven Garcia added support for PHP in Dia code generation tool.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added an application menu for the interactive window of gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 674947)
  • The gnome-control-center gained an animated notebook, thanks to Bastien Nocera and gtk-clutter.
  • In Empathy Xavier Claessens added a pointer to a fallback server for Windows Live Messenger accounts.
  • Milan Crha made the subject field in Evolution composer window support spellchecking . (GNOME bug 200683)
  • Tiffany Antopolski contributed comments to many of the vala examples in gnome-devel-docs.
  • In gnome-boxes Zeeshan Ali improved the naming of new virtual machines . (GNOME bug 674328)
  • In GTK+ Benjamin Otte reduced the complexity of the icon view sizing code, and redid its layouting.
  • Richard Hughes changed gnome-packagekit to use a prettier, smaller, info panel.
  • In gdm Ray Strode enabled smooth transition between plymouth and X . (GNOME bug 572173)

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Issue 185

April 22, 2012

This week… 1882 commits, in 225 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 341 were translation commits).

  • Bastien Nocera ported phonemgr to the newest evolution-data-server using GSettings . (GNOME bug 672067)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort made WMF support work when not built with EMF support.
  • In pygobject Martin Pitt added the possibility to GType properties from Python . (GNOME bug 674351)
  • Richard Hughes added help pages to gnome-color-manager explaining how to use the ICC profiles on other systems.
  • Marc-André Lureau fixed gnome-boxes so the top toolbar is not displayed when dragging a window in the VM, as that movement is used to maximize the window in Windows 7, and GNOME . (GNOME bug 674361)
  • Cosimo Cecchi started a new style for OSD widgets in gnome-themes-standard.
  • He also fixed gnome-screenshot to fall back to $HOME when saving into XDG_PICTURES_DIR fails . (GNOME bug 672833)
  • Gustavo Noronha Silva changed epiphany to also consider email inputs when looking for user/password forms . (GNOME bug 666326)
  • David Zeuthen changed gvfs to not set should_automount to TRUE for devices on other seats.
  • Benjamin Otte landed his work on GTK+ adding an animating framework.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added some guards to avoid loading extensions with a different API version.
  • Taryn Fox contributed several javascript tutorials to gnome-devel-docs.

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Issue 177

February 26, 2012

This week… 2629 commits, in 250 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 564 were translation commits).

  • The new call support in Empathy has been made default, the old “empathy-av” has been removed.
  • György Balló contributed a port of gnome-blog from gnome-vfs to gio . (GNOME bug 612630)
  • Hubert Figuière added support for date properties to Niepce.
  • Lukasz Pawlik fixed the handling of byte range requests in gupnp . (GNOME bug 670518)
  • In gnome-shell Florian Müllner added support for external asynchronous search providers . (GNOME bug 663125)
  • And gnome-documents got a D-Bus service implementing that gnome-shell external search API . (GNOME bug 662453)
  • Marc Deslauriers fixed gnome-screensaver to properly turn off capslock warning when the key is released . (GNOME bug 669769)
  • Richard Hughes updated gnome-color-manager to correctly restore the calibration status panel after asking the user a question.
  • In file-roller Paolo Bacchilega added an overwrite confirmation dialog when extracting files with drag&drop . (GNOME bug 590609)
  • Bastien Nocera added support for AMZ AmazonMP3 download files to totem-pl-parser . (GNOME bug 668686)
  • Tiffany Antopolski, Susanna Huhtanen, Phil Bull and others at the documentation hackfest contributed many updates to the gnome-devel-docs tutorials.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell updated both quadrapessel and lightsoff to use GMenu.
  • In anjuta Marco Diego Aurélio Mesquita contributed the automatic addition of callbacks when user double-clicks a signal in the glade signal editor . (GNOME bug 670149)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated gedit to use GResource.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the edition of decimals in gnumeric . (GNOME bug 670558)

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Issue 131

April 10, 2011

This week… 3317 commits, in 232 projects, by 319 happy hackers (and 730 were translation commits).

  • Jesse van den Kieboom ported the commander gedit plugin to libpeas and GTK+ 3 . (GNOME bug 640075)
  • Shaun McCance revamped the platform overview document, giving each tech its own page.
  • Dov Grobgeld added a calibration tool to the giv image viewer.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a new sharpen tool to gthumb.
  • Bastien Nocera switched Totem to use clutter-gst to draw video, this allows to draw arbitrary actors on top of the video widget, while having them resize and move with the video widget.
  • A few days later he implemented the GstNavigation interface in clutter-gst video sink, making the DVD menus work.
  • Fabien Parent contributed a GSettings implemented to Nemiver configuration manager.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added a way to automatize the profile filling in gstranslator . (GNOME bug 547610)
  • Jonathan Matthew ported all of Rhythmbox (core & plugins) to use GSettings.
  • Alban Crequy added contacts support in the flickr module of libsocialweb.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo continued his work on the epiphany plugin system, converting existing epiphany-extensions to libpeas.
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova contributed new Mallard documentation to Vinagre.
  • Will Thompson added an eMusic web store source to Banshee . (GNOME bug 623828)
  • Garrett Regier contributed a GJS plugin loaded to libpeas.
  • Alexander Larsson added an experimental toplevel window mode to the GTK+ broadway backend; this mode makes each toplevel window get its own browser window, with popup windows using the browser window of their transient parent.Jesse van den Kieboom ported the commander gedit plugin to libpeas and GTK+ 3 . (GNOME bug 640075)

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Issue 128

March 20, 2011

This week… 3142 commits, in 211 projects, by 294 happy hackers (and 1113 were translation commits).

  • Translators were all hard at work, with more than one thousand commits this week.
  • John Stowers pushed his GNOME Tweak Tool to the GNOME Git server.
  • Mutter was changed to provide a single library, combining both libmutter-wm and libmutter-private . (GNOME bug 644565)
  • Colin Walters added a “fail whale” dialog in gnome-session, to be shown on component failures; the name comes from Twitter error pages . (GNOME bug 642497)
  • The same Colin Walters also rewrote a11y bus management in at-spi2-core, so it doesn’t fall back to the session bus . (GNOME bug 644851)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a first iteration of a dark variant of the Adwaita theme, in gnome-themes-standard.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship implemented a GNOME proxy backend using te network proxy settings from gsettings-desktop-schemas, for automatic proxy configuration it uses the D-Bus service provided by the libproxy plugin . (GNOME bug 644211)
  • Shaun McCance added mouseovers on topic links of Mallard documents, in yelp-xsl.
  • In gnome-devel-docs Johannes Schmid updated or added guitar tuner demos in different languages.
  • And also at the documentation hackfest many pages were written for the user help, by all participants.
  • Claude Paroz added support for “reduced stats” in damned-lies, making it possible to have statistics on “important” strings, for example it currently excludes schema strings.
  • Jan Danielsson added support for the Fossil Source Control Management to Meld . (GNOME bug 644811)
  • Richard Hugues updated the screenshot tool in gnome-utils to save the screen ICC profile in the screenshot.
  • Bastien Nocera implemented touchpad motion settings in the mouse plugin for gnome-settings-daemon . (GNOME bug 642474)

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Issue 114

December 12, 2010

This week… 1805 commits, in 169 projects, by 212 happy hackers (and 260 were translation commits).

  • Kenny Meyer added a tab to the context pane of Rhythmbox with links to websites for album and artist info . (GNOME bug 636550)
  • Philip Withnall switched many of the libgdata API to be stream-based, he wrote about his libgdata work in “Recent libgdata work“.
  • Shaun McCance added syntax highlighting for code snippets in Yelp.
  • The Murrine GTK+ engine has been turned into a GtkThemingEngine by Andrea Cimitan, while Carlos Garnacho did the same for the clearlooks engine in gtk-theme-engine-clearlooks.
  • David Pellicer added scanning support to the Caribou onscreen keyboard.
  • Detection of TLS and SSL support has been added to the FTP backend in gvfs.
  • Carlos Garnacho added the beginning of a CSS-based theme to gnome-themes-standard.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo added nice custom error pages to Epiphany . (GNOME bug 592667)
  • Tomas Bzatek added a check to gnome-settings-daemon, to detect if Nautilus is running, as it is no longer possible to rely on having Nautilus a key component in the session. (see GNOME bug 636191 for details).
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added a new sidebar page for bookmarks in Evince, it allows to add, remove, and rename internal bookmarks.
  • Daniel G. Siegle added new effects contributed by Filippo Argiolas to gnome-video-effects, and added a fade-in animation when switching effect page in Cheese.
  • Johannes Schmid ported Anjuta to G(tk)Application.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “network time” switch to the datetime control center panel.
  • The Quartz backend in GTK+ has been ported to the latest rendering-cleanup changes by Kristian Rietveld.
  • Brandon Lewis implemented the saving of presets in Pitivi.
  • The participants to the doc dev tools hackfest contributed a serie of tutorials and demos to the gnome-devel-docs module.

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