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 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 180

March 18, 2012

This week… 2882 commits, in 225 projects, by 292 happy hackers (and 824 were translation commits).

  • Øyvind Kolås added an API for managing palette based formats to babl.
  • Jesse van den Kieboom moved the gedit-code-assistance backends to the peas based plugin system.
  • Johan Dahlin added a PyGTK compatibility layer to pygobject, that module tries quite a bit harder to maintain compatibility with PyGTK, module names, enums, flags and some API . (GNOME bug 653462)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi added the infrastructure to create the High Contrast icon theme from the symbolic icons.
  • Peter Hurley contributed to gnome-panel to add a style class for orientation to menubar, this allows themeing to adjust styling for vertical panels . (GNOME bug 672070)
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a new calendar button in Empathy . (GNOME bug 671981)
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Bastien Nocera changed the behaviour of the logout key to call shutdown . (GNOME bug 671979)
  • In gnome-terminal Christian Persch added handling of GDK_SCROLL_SMOOTH, for smooth scrolling.
  • Debarshi Ray changed gnome-online-accounts to hide dialog buttons during the authorization step.
  • Zeeshan Ali modified gnome-boxes wizard to only show ISO files in the file chooser . (GNOME bug 672160)
  • In gnome-color-manager Richard Hughes provided a way for a program to find out if calibration is enabled . (GNOME bug 672028)
  • Bertrand Lorentz implemented SSL certificate validation in Banshee . (GNOME bug 671536)

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Issue 179

March 11, 2012

This week… 2499 commits, in 192 projects, by 263 happy hackers (and 793 were translation commits).

  • Jean Bréfort added gobject introspection support to goffice . (GNOME bug 670161)
  • Morten Welinder improved the Excel export support in gnumeric in various ways.
  • Giovanni Campagna ported libgweather to GSettings . (GNOME bug 646854)
  • In empathy Guillaume Desmottes added some sanity cleaning process to fix XMPP accounts priority . (GNOME bug 671452)
  • Peter Hurley contributed to gnome-panel to get the panel separators sized by CSS styling . (GNOME bug 671329)
  • Bertrand Lorentz updated banshee to handle UPnP device removal.
  • The port of swell-foop to Vala that Sophia Yu worked on landed in gnome-games.
  • Alejandro Piñeiro got various fixes to accessibility support commited into gnome-shell.
  • Bastien Nocera updated gnome-settings-daemon wacom plugin so that the LED changes depending on the mode of operation . (GNOME bug 670905)
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew made magnatune download accounts work again.
  • Ryan Lortie updated dconf engine to allow multiple user databases . (GNOME bug 662438)
  • The history rewrite branch of Epiphany landed, thanks to Xan Lopez, Martin Robinson, and Claudio Saavedra.

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Issue 158

October 16, 2011

This week… 1750 commits, in 199 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 252 were translation commits).

  • Alexander Larsson pushed his Glick2 code (announce).
  • Jakub Steiner added -rtl variants of directional icons, to both gnome-icon-theme and gnome-icon-theme-symbolic.
  • He also added and fixed hints on various characters of the cantarell fonts.
  • In gnome-panel Vincent Untz added support for instance configuration of objects in default layout, it’s now possible to change some settings of the objects in the default layout, for example adding a new launcher.
  • Torsten Schönfeld added support for callbacks in perl-Glib-Object-Introspection.
  • In gnome-color-manager Richard Hughes speeded up the profile viewer loading when scanning a large number of profiles.
  • Marc-André Lureau added password support for machines in gnome-boxes.
  • In folks telepathy backend Travis Reitter added support for more fields, birthdays, url details, and email details.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-documents to register previewed documents into GtkRecentManager . (GNOME bug 661339)
  • Jason Crain contributed support for bidirectional, sideways, and italic text into libgxps.
  • Jon Nordby implemented configurable autoscaling in GeglGtkView.
  • In evolution-data-server Matthew Barnes pushed a new authentication API for libcamel.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie switched GCond to use monotonic time for timed waits.

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Issue 148

August 7, 2011

This week… 1642 commits, in 165 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 223 were translation commits).

  • Jesse van den Kieboom added pre-commit and post-commit hook execution to gitg.
  • Stef Walter implemented GTlsDatabase into glib-networking, an abstract object implemented by the various TLS backends, which is used by GTlsConnection to lookup certificates and keys, as well as verify certificate chains . (GNOME bug 636572)
  • Stef Walter also ported libcryptui to use GSettings.
  • In Rygel Luis de Bethencourt made the AVC_MP4 and AAC_ISO_320 transcoders configurable.
  • Guillaume Desmottes changed Vinagre to default to 8 bit color depth for Telepathy tubes, as those connections are often slower than local connections . (GNOME bug 655415)
  • Vincent Untz ported gnome-panel to use the new gnome-menus API . (GNOME bug 649327)
  • Fabien Parent contributed support for user defined assembly syntax in Nemiver.
  • Richard Hughes added a backlight helper to the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin, as xbacklight isn’t always present.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made looking glass recognize new extensions as they are added to gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 654770)
  • The new Evolution documentation, in Mallard and written and assembled by Andre Klapper has landed.
  • Shaun McCance added support for a “button” style on link, in yelp-xsl.
  • Support for rich text in legends has been added to goffice by Jean Bréfort.
  • Cosimo Cecchi removed the built-in hover audio previewer from Nautilus, as there is now sushi.
  • Joaquim Rocha added support for exporting to PDF in ocrfeeder.
  • Bastien Nocera added a plugin to rotate videos to Totem . (GNOME bug 589399)
  • Morten Welinder excised usage of libgnome* and bonobo from Gnumeric.
  • In evolution-data-server Philip Withnall added support for getting and setting photos on contacts from Google Contacts, including caching support . (GNOME bug 619135)

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Issue 130

April 3, 2011

This week… 3591 commits, in 236 projects, by 319 happy hackers (and 1279 were translation commits).

  • Philip Withnall ported the core of Almanah to GSettings.
  • In libsocialweb Alban Crequy added support for last.fm contacts.
  • Raul Gutierrez Segales added write support for Tracker in folks . (GNOME bug 645413)
  • Bruno Coudoin did a major rewrite of the submarine activity of gcompris.
  • Stefan Kost started adding a simple markdown parser for gtk-doc comments . (GNOME bug 639145)
  • Lucas Rocha did some initial work on Cheese support in the PhotoThing of The Board.
  • Proper support for localization has been added to gnome-tweak-tool . (GNOME bug 646058)
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo started a peas branch to port Epiphany plugin system to libpeas.
  • The documentation team (Shaun McCance, Tiffany Antopolski, Phil Bull, Jim Campbell…) was again hard at work on the desktop help.
  • Matthias Clasen fixed the creation of VPN connections in gnome-control-center.
  • Philippe Normand contributed a new gajim extension to gnome-shell-extensions, in order to display Gajim incoming chats as notifications in the Shell message tray . (GNOME bug 645760)
  • Morten Welinder layed out the foundation for translated function names in gnumeric.
  • Vincent Untz continued rewriting gnome-panel to make it work better in fallback mode.
  • The new website style has been merged to library-web, to be deployed on release day.

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Issue 129

March 27, 2011

This week… 3322 commits, in 211 projects, by 323 happy hackers (and 845 were translation commits).

  • Mukund Sivaraman changed the default PNG compression level in gegl from 9 to 3; a compression level of 9 with large natural images such as those GEGL processes consumes a *lot* of CPU time with little benefit.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo updated the epiphany greasemonkey extension to use the new EphyDownload.
  • Michael Wood contributed to Grilo an API to access picture related metadata.
  • Eitan Isaacson added support for video upload to Youtube in libsocialweb.
  • Philip Withnall changed libgdata to use HTTPS for all communications with the server . (GNOME bug 644940)
  • Lucian Langa added proper support for Atom enclosures to evolution-rss.
  • Dave Crossland changed the password bullet to a square from a circle, to maintain consistency with the overall type design of Cantarell.
  • John Stowers added support for font hinting to gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Mike Gorse ported registryd session management code from dbus-glib to gdbus.
  • Matt Davey completed the gnome-pilot applet migration to GTK+ 3.
  • In mutter Florian Müllner adjusted the position of attached dialogs to fit on-screen.
  • Vincent Untz ported the gnome-panel launchers to GSettings.
  • Richard Hughes added code to generate a 3D gamut hull of any 3 color profile in gnome-color-manager, he blogged about this in gnome-color-manager and profiles.
  • Last but not least, the documentation team worked really hard on the new desktop help.

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Issue 124

February 20, 2011

This week… 2119 commits, in 179 projects, by 231 happy hackers (and 387 were translation commits).

  • Tor-björn Claesson contributed a dock extension for GNOME Shell.
  • Vincent Untz started rewriting gnome-web-photo to use WebKit instead of xulrunner.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added a GeditAnimatedOverlay class to gedit, this provides a widget with slide/in/out animation for the widget added on the container.
  • Michal Hruby added a Zeitgeist dataprovider plugin to gedit.
  • Shaun McCance merged the search & indexing branch of Yelp.
  • Richard Hughes added a updates plugin in gnome-settings-daemon, to notify user of available package updates.
  • D-Bus applets in GNOME Panel were fixed to work in multiscreen environments . (GNOME bug 632369)
  • Bastien Nocera added a ‘Add’ button to the control center background panel.
  • Guillaume Desmottes updated Empathy to set the same program class in all binaries, to make all empathy apps windows appear as the same application in GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 642440)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a floating bar to Nautilus.
  • Garrett Regier made the libpeas plugin manager show a dialog when disabling a plugin which is depended on.
  • In gimp Michael Natterer added a GimpTileBackendTileManager which does nothing so far but will help GEGL migration a lot.
  • Eugenia Gabrielova updated inline search in Anjuta to support replace and highlighting . (GNOME bug 638134)
  • Jasper St. Pierrer added a history manager, to be used by runDialog and lookingGlass, into GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 642237)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Guillaume Desmottes ported the Telepathy bits to use telepathy-glib . (GNOME bug 620416)

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Issue 122

February 6, 2011

This week… 2281 commits, in 185 projects, by 262 happy hackers (and 364 were translation commits).

  • Felix Riemann converted postr to use libpeas as plugin system.
  • Francesco Marella migrated phonemgr from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 590816)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added a gkbd-keyboard-display utility to libgnomekbd, to be used by gnome-shell and gnome-control-center to display keyboard layouts.
  • Jonathan Matthew ported the Python plugins of Rhythmbox to gobject introspection.
  • GDM was switched by Ray Strode to use accounts service for language and session.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a notification to Nautilus, when all transfer are completed.
  • Unlock buttons have been added to both datetime and printers control center panels.
  • David Zeuthen landed his work implementing the new calendar menu of GNOME Shell; he showed the result in GNOME 3 Calendar . (GNOME bug 632109)
  • In Meld Kai Willadsen reworked directory-level file comparison, the new version features somewhat simpler logic, progressive file reading, binary file filter handling and provides earlier exit in no-filter cases . (GNOME bug 586656)
  • The port of GNOME Panel to GTK+ 3 has been merged.
  • Benjamin Otte rewrote the event handling of the area selection of gnome-screenshot.
  • Christian Schaller changed the UI of Transmageddon to a combobox bases setup instead of radiobuttons, this to both shrink UI and allow for support of multiple audio streams; this makes a new look for Transmageddon.

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