Issue 164

November 27, 2011

This week… 2089 commits, in 181 projects, by 226 happy hackers (and 320 were translation commits).

  • Richard Hughes added a progress bar on the calibration action page of gnome-color-manager.
  • Morten Welinder improved the precision of range functions in goffice.
  • Joanmarie Diggs removed the legacy magnification code from orca . (GNOME bug 664651)
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen updated the ATA smart dialog.
  • Erik Hartenian improved the Cantarell font, adding “extrema” to all glyphs, and making slight adjustments on a few letters.
  • In the gnome-control-center wacom panel Bastien Nocera split out the tablet page, so it can be reused for separate tablet configurations.
  • In seahorse Stef Walter added support for creating creating certificate requests as well as support for PKCS#11 key generation.
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a “wrong password” dialog to Empathy, used for failing GOA accounts . (GNOME bug 661640)
  • Milan Crha implemented fast-transfer for the address book backend of evolution-mapi.
  • For gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi made a first version of GdTaggedEntry, a GtkEntry subclass to which tags can be added (and styled with CSS).
  • Anthony Granger updated Cheese preferences dialog to be more netbook-friendly . (GNOME bug 663146)
  • Jason Baron added cgroup support in the process view of gnome-system-monitor.
  • John Stowers updated gnome-tweak-tool to support the new GNOME Shell 3.3.x DBus interface.

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Issue 163

November 20, 2011

This week… 1898 commits, in 205 projects, by 226 happy hackers (and 253 were translation commits).

  • In libpeas Garrett Regier made it possible for all extensions to have multiple interfaces . (GNOME bug 626644)
  • Pedro Ferreira contributed a new chapter on keyboard events to the gtkmm documentation . (GNOME bug 661857)
  • In libgxps Carlos Garcia Campos added manpages for the xps manipulation command-line tools.
  • David Zeuthen added a new “Format Disk” dialog to gnome-disk-utility.
  • In gnome-boxes Marc-André Lureau added various stats (disk, network, CPU) to the machines.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added an “update” view to extensions.gnome.org that the Shell can check on a cron job.
  • Jens Georg changed rygel to batch URIs for thumbnail requests . (GNOME bug 661334)
  • Sjoerd Simons changed empathy to let the hardware (pulseaudio) audio source control the volume, instead of amplifying in software.
  • Dan Winship added support for unencrypted PKCS#8 keys to glib-networking . (GNOME bug 664321)
  • Cosimo Cecchi pushed a first implementation of an “Organize” dialog into gnome-documents.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported gnomine from C to Vala.
  • Hubert Figuière implemented undo for properties in Niepce.
  • Shaun McCance simplified docbook bibliography handling in yelp-xsl.
  • Nicolas Dufresne fixed glib to clear the proxy address upon retry . (GNOME bug 664141)
  • Mike Fleetwood added labelling of brtfs filesystems into gparted.

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Issue 162

November 13, 2011

This week… 1767 commits, in 177 projects, by 215 happy hackers (and 201 were translation commits).

  • Aurimas Černius added an option for displaying the gnote status icon in its preferences dialog . (GNOME bug 663817)
  • Hubert Figuière is back hacking on niepce and added support for flagging pictures, as well as importing flags from XMP files.
  • Florian Müllner ported mutter preferences from gconf to GSettings . (GNOME bug 635378)
  • In the udisks2 port of gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen made a first stab at a “Create Partition” dialog.
  • Nicolas Dufresne work on HW accelerated element landed in clutter-gst.
  • Marc-André Lureau enabled audio support for spice machines in gnome-boxes.
  • In Empathy Danielle Madeley made the GNOME Online Accounts optional again . (GNOME bug 663442)
  • In yelp-xsl Shaun McCance added new about footers for both docbook and mallard documents.
  • Jean Bréfort fixed the rendering of outline levels in gnumeric . (GNOME bug 663663)
  • In libgda Vivien Malerba made GdaHolder thread safe, and implemented the GdaLockable interface.
  • Frank Ziegler contributed configurable browser filters to Banshee.
  • Michael Meeks added some initial support for V7+ websockets to the broadway GTK+ backend.

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Issue 161

November 6, 2011

This week… 1522 commits, in 143 projects, by 202 happy hackers (and 179 were translation commits).

  • Dan Winship added API to handle redirections in libsoup.
  • Chris Kühl modified gnome-system-monitor to include the process name in the end and kill process dialogs . (GNOME bug 560162)
  • Will Thompson changed pinpoint to inhibit screensaver while fullscreened.
  • In seahorse Stef Walter implemented locking and unlocking of tokens.
  • Zeeshan Ali added basic support for creating a VM to gnome-boxes.
  • In cogl Robert Bragg started reducing the dependency to glib.
  • David Zeuthen changed gnome-disk-utility to default to formatting removable media as NTFS, noting that ideally we’d have a good filesystem for removable media but that’s not the way things work right now.
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova rewrote the gnome-system-log help in Mallard . (GNOME bug 658455)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved text and hyperlinks import/export from and to ODF . (GNOME bug 663135 and GNOME bug 603533)
  • In gparted Curtis Gedak fixed the display of ext2/3/4 and NTFS unicode volume labels . (GNOME bug 662537)
  • Jean Bréfort added some optional support for EPS images into libgoffice.
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a first implementation of a search dropdown filter in gnome-documents.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew reworked the search UI and added a source toolbar.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added a serie of tools to manipulate xps files into libgxps.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added tab-completion to gnome-shell looking glass . (GNOME bug 661054)
  • Patricia Santana Cruz added camera hotplug support to the preferences dialog of Cheese . (GNOME bug 603612)

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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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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 144

July 10, 2011

This week… 2403 commits, in 164 projects, by 215 happy hackers (and 278 were translation commits).

  • For Giggle Sebastien Ponce implemented different ways to look at diffs: by hunks, by file or all at once.
  • Toms Baugis made the first steps towards a gnome shell extension for Hamster.
  • Stef Walter updated gnome-keyring to use p11-kit for module loading, messages, and URI parsing.
  • Florian Müllner made it possible for a Mutter theme to use custom colors from the GTK+ theme.
  • GNOME Shell was changed by Guillaume Desmottes to the number of unread messages in the notification icons.
  • In Empathy Emilio Pozuelo Monfort flipped the video preview horizontally to match what is being done in other applications . (GNOME bug 639353)
  • Richard Hughes moved power management functionalities into a new gnome-settings-daemon plugin.
  • Øyvind Kolås added a performance tracking framework to Clutter.
  • Rodrigo Moya added a System tab to the region system settings panel.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added an interface for conditional background formatting of Gnumeric cells.
  • David Zeuthen added support for DeviceAutomountHint in gnome-disk-utility . (GNOME bug 653184)

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Issue 120

January 23, 2011

This week… 2604 commits, in 181 projects, by 266 happy hackers (and 446 were translation commits).

  • The screensaver dialog screen has been made a bit more like the mockups by Jon McCann.
  • Also the work he did to make gdm more like the plans for GNOME 3 has been merged by Ray Strode.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo started pushing his work for a new Epiphany download manager, in the downloads branch.
  • Chandni Verma patched Empathy to display a typing icon alongside contacts in the MUC contact lists . (GNOME bug 609419)
  • Jeff Schroeder added support for hiding notes, and notebook template notes, in Snowy.
  • Matthias Clasen updated gnome-settings-daemon to use symbolic icons for its On Screen Display . (GNOME bug 639772)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added focus stealing prevention code to file-roller . (GNOME bug 318108)
  • The Adwaita theme engine has been moved from gtk-theme-engine-clearlooks to gnome-themes-standard.
  • A “Generate Patch Series” pane has been added to the git plugin of Anjuta, by James Liggett.
  • Marek Kašík added an initial implementation of a Printers panel to the control center.
  • Pierre Wieser migrated nautilus-actions from GConf to GSettings.
  • A new histogram view has been added to the sidebar of gthumb.
  • David Zeuthen finished the port of gnome-disk-utility to GTK+ 3.
  • The screencast recorded built in GNOME Shell has been switched to webm by Adel Gadllah . (GNOME bug 632595)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Maxim Ermilov added the ability to extend a search to the web, using OpenSearch to define the search engines . (GNOME bug 623708)
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Issue 75

March 14, 2010

This week… 2144 commits, in 230 projects, by 307 happy hackers (and 681 were translation commits).

  • Banshee got a new Youtube extension (GNOME bug 576666).
  • Nautilus has been changed to load tracker/beagle at runtime . (GNOME bug 589345)
  • Support for GObject introspection has been added to gnome-menus (GNOME bug 598406)
  • gnome-settings-daemon got its code to eject removable media rewritten to use gio (instead of spawning the eject command ). (GNOME bug 580779)
  • GNOME Shell has been updated to support and require Clutter 1.2 (GNOME bug 610679)
  • Yelp, in its yelp-3-0 branch, got a new ocation dropdown, with two-line entries, displaying both title and description. Shaun McCance blogged about this change in More Yelp 3.0 Location Entry.
  • David Zeuten added rudimentary support for loop files to GNOME Disk Utility. (screenshot)
  • To follow up on the usabiltiy report Empathy was changed to sort contacts by state and to show offline contacts by default (GNOME bug 612338).
  • Milan Bouchet-Valat added support for password (un)locking to system-tools-backends.
  • Dan Williams modified the network manager applet to handle and show access technology for GSM connections (GSM, GPRS, UMTS, etc.)
  • Evince has been updated to use monitor height instead of screen height to calculate page scale in presentation mode; this fixes the presentation mode in dual head setups . (GNOME bug 608924)

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