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 56

November 1, 2009

This week… 1906 commits, in 181 projects, by 237 happy hackers (and 363 were translation commits).

  • A full screen mode has been added to emerillon (GNOME bug 599764).
  • John Wendell fixed several memory leaks in Vinagre and gtk-vnc.
  • A new “Document License” tab has been added to Evince, it can display license information embedded in PDF files (GNOME bug 349173)
  • In GNOME Games, gnometris got renamed to quadrapassel (due to trademark concerns), and same-gnome to swell-foop (due to “GNOME” in the old name).
  • Support for group profiles has been added to Sabayon, thanks to Scott Balneaves.
  • GTK+ was updated to use standard Mac shortcuts on Mac OS X (Cmd-X, Cmd-C, etc .). (GNOME bug 530351)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro ported gedit to GSettings, in the appropriately named gsettings branch of gedit; this is still a work in progress.
  • Thomas Thurman added a first theme using CSS to the cowbell branch of metacity, the theme is named Sunshine.
  • Peter Bloomfield marked important items in the balsa toolbars, so they work better with the new “text besides icons” default.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added ODF compability function “SHEETS” to Gnumeric.
  • Matthew Barnes started porting Evolution from libglade to GtkBuilder.
  • Finally usage of libgnomevfs has been removed from gnome-pilot.

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Issue 55

October 25, 2009

This week… 1781 commits, in 178 projects, by 250 happy hackers (and 298 were translation commits).

  • A fullscreen mode has been added to xchat-gnome (GNOME bug 445638).
  • Jonh Wendell added the ability to use JPEG compression (thus lossy encoding) to vinagre . (GNOME bug 573272)
  • Evince has been changed to always use a different process for every document.
  • Eog got support for animated images, it plays animated images as supported by GdkPixbufAnimation (GNOME bug 335093).
  • gnome-pilot was ported to GtkBuilder, and removed most of its usage of libgnomeui.
  • Empathy removed its applets (megaphone, nothere) and Python bindings of libempathy and libempathy-gtk, on the premise they were unused and applications should use telepathy-glib, and a future telepathy-gtk, via gobject-introspection.
  • Colin Walters updated the GNOME Shell to use a stable ordering for well-known icons in the notification area (volume, battery, network… ;). (GNOME bug 598313)
  • Brasero got changed to no longer store some settings with GConf anymore (like window size or position of widgets) but to save and load them using GKeyFile instead.
  • Thomas Thurman worked quite a lot on the “cowbell” metacity branch, to allow styling of window borders using CSS, he also posted a status update.
  • Ray Strode made DeviceKit-power optional in gdm.
  • GNOME Disk Utility got handling of LUKS volumes.
  • Martyn Rucell updated the Totem tracker plugin to the new (0.7) tracker API.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added PackageKit support to File Roller, so it will now prompt for new packages when opening archives that require an uninstalled tool.

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