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 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 174

February 5, 2012

This week… 1611 commits, in 183 projects, by 205 happy hackers (and 216 were translation commits).

  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei started using PNGs as assets where possible, instead of SVG files.
  • Many introspection improvements landed in gjs (support for interfaces, signals, glib properties…), Jasper St. Pierre blogged about GJS Improvements.
  • Matthias Clasen added a systemd implementation of the session tracking part of gnome-session . (GNOME bug 666891)
  • David King added an horizontal flip effect to gnome-video-effects . (GNOME bug 666930)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added back a “popularity” field to extensions.gnome.org.
  • Empathy was updated by Will Thompson to present confirmation dialogs when closing windows containing chat rooms . (GNOME bug 591756)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed rich text import from xslx files . (GNOME bug 669083)
  • Faghmie Davids contributed many improvements to the Firebird provider of libgda.
  • In gnome-shell Owen Taylor improved the default screencast pipeline, decreasing the quality setting for the vp8 codec from 10 to 8, and increasing the speed setting from 2 to 6 . (GNOME bug 669066)
  • Stefano Palazzo contributed a Python 3 language file for gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 668136)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use a dialog for avatar changing.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz changed cheese to use PackageKit to install nautilus-sendto when needed; she wrote about this: PackageKit in Cheese . (GNOME bug 668072)
  • Damien Sandras reimplemented call control functions into the new Ekiga call window.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported uadrapassel from C++ to Vala.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to hide the titlebar when maximized . (GNOME bug 668652)
  • In gedit Jesse van den Kieboom added an option to ensure that documents always end with a trailing newline.

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Issue 171

January 15, 2012

This week… 1971 commits, in 211 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 253 were translation commits).

  • Owen Taylor correct memory management for singletons in gjs.
  • In gparted Mike Fleetwood contributed resize support to nilfs2 . (GNOME bug 642842)
  • Zeeshan Ali changed gnome-boxes to use floppy image only for Windows express install, switching to emulating a USB drive for other images . (GNOME bug 666956)
  • Christian Persch reimplemented .svgz support into rsvg-view.
  • Federico Mena Quintero merged his docking-stations branch into gnome-settings-daemon, this lets docking stations work better in the light of plugging external monitors.
  • Matthias Clasen added optional systemd support to the user accounts panel of gnome-control-center . (GNOME bug 666573)
  • Milan Crha improved the performance of the addressbook cache of evolution-data-server . (GNOME bug 644817)
  • In gnome-system-monitor Krishnan Parthasarathi contributed a new Process Properties dialog . (GNOME bug 543347)
  • Shaun McCance updated mal2html conversion to reflow grid and 2column links on small screens.
  • In Banshee Olivier Dufour added xesam:userRating field in track metadata . (GNOME bug 665997)
  • Jean Bréfort fixed formula interpretation in plot series in Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 662237)
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez made the visible name of the application always be ‘Web’ ;. (GNOME bug 666587)
  • Rob Bradford added a basic implementation of GtkClipboard for Wayland into GTK+.

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Issue 169

January 1, 2012

This week… 803 commits, in 123 projects, by 135 happy hackers (and 178 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added a special diagnostic mode to Clutter, to be used to mark deprecated virtual functions and other run-time constructs.
  • John Ralls pushed the conversion of gtk-mac-integration to the gobject-introspectable structure.
  • In libchamplain Jiří Techet added a Python champlain-gtk demo with markers, thanks to Nicolas Évrard.
  • Vivien Malerba improved the timestamp entry widget of libgda.
  • Zeeshan Ali added a sound card device to VMs of gnome-boxes.
  • In Orca Joanmarie Diggs had various event manager improvements.
  • Murray Cumming improved the “Related Choices” Glom field to allow the user to specify a sort order.
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov fixed rendering of the layout list in the “add layout” popup of gnome-control-center region panel.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported iagno from C to Vala.
  • Dov Grobgeld introduced initial remote control of giv through jsonrpc.
  • In goffice Andreas J. Guelzow fixed chinese number rendering.
  • Morten Welinder updated gnumeric to handle unicode signs better.
  • In glib Ravi Sankar Guntur fixed the handling of ‘\v’ (vertical tab) in g_strescape() and g_strcompress (). (GNOME bug 664830)

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Issue 167

December 18, 2011

This week… 1782 commits, in 171 projects, by 230 happy hackers (and 189 were translation commits).

  • Philip Chimento converted Devhelp from IgeMacIntegration to GtkOSXApplication, a change necessary to build on 64-bit Macs . (GNOME bug 663789)
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew used some special cow powers to made password prompts work properly . (GNOME bug 666338)
  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei continued working on unfocused window appearance, styling radio, checks, sliders, progressbars and scrollbars.
  • Juan A. Suarez Romero updated the shoutcast plugin in grilo-plugins to the SHOUTCast 2.0 API.
  • Zeeshan Ali added some UI to gnome-boxes for specifying product key (Windows XP & 2003 ). (GNOME bug 666030)
  • Alexander Larsson added support for unlinking contacts to gnome-contacts.
  • Jakub Steiner updated gnome-color-manager colorimeter artwork.
  • Alex Murray added automatic dimming / toggling to keyboard backlight to gnome-settings-daemon power plugin.
  • Work on the Firebird provider, by Faghmie Davids, was pushed into libgda.
  • In Evince Cyril Soldani added an option to show odd pages on the left in dual mode.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed LaTeX export of cyrillic in Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 666340)
  • In Rygel Jens Georg added hacks for XBMC to recognize DLNA mime-types as AAC for AAC files.
  • Robert Roth contributed to gnome-system-monitor a patch to summarize the processor cores to be able to display sysinfo for multi-core systems with more than 13 cores . (GNOME bug 664926)
  • Christian Persch added a lock button the the drwright break window . (GNOME bug 128381)

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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 160

October 30, 2011

This week… 1840 commits, in 177 projects, by 198 happy hackers (and 254 were translation commits).

  • In gtk-osx John Ralls created a separate build chain for gtk3.
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for the “file as” property of contacts, specifying their sort order if they have non-Western-style names or names which are otherwise incorrectly sorted in the contact list . (GNOME bug 661033)
  • Marc-André Lureau added vapi bindings generation to gtk-vnc . (GNOME bug 662708)
  • He then used it to add support for VNC displays into gnome-boxes.
  • Dov Grobgeld added support for pixel grid to the giv image viewer.
  • Damien Lespiau changed pinpoint to render the speaker notes in a separate page.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a simple view to query for extensions on extensions.gnome.org.
  • Jason Siefken added prettier drawing operations and CSS colors to the system monitor gnome-shell extension.
  • David King replaced the glom progress dialog with an infobar . (GNOME bug 661051)
  • Marta Bogdanowicz started rewriting file-roller documentation in Mallard.
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for SVG images, using librsvg.
  • Robert Ancell made a port of the mahjongg game from C to Vala.
  • Cosimo Cecchi had a first pass at implementing a “selection” mode for gnome-documents.
  • Paolo Bacchilega refactored the code of the image viewer widget of gthumb.
  • Milan Crha made initial preparations for a Fast Transfer implementation in evolution-mapi.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the zooming on text superscripts and subscripts . (GNOME bug 425685)

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Issue 159

October 23, 2011

This week… 2348 commits, in 213 projects, by 251 happy hackers (and 434 were translation commits).

  • Damien Lespiau updated pinpoint to support 3gp files as video files.
  • In gparted Curtis Gedak added detection of exfat file systems (GNOME bug 639760) and the ability to resize btrfs file systems (GNOME bug 661715).
  • Marc-André Lureau started implemented the assistant pages to create machines in gnome-boxes.
  • Dan Winship fixed SoupMessage https status information to be set more reliably.
  • Now that GTK+ supports it, Cosimo Cecchi enabled transparency and rounded corners of tooltips in gnome-themes-standard.
  • Morten Welinder added a new resource manager into goffice.
  • In gnome-screensaver Martin Schmölzer fixed background scaling on multi-monitor setups . (GNOME bug 648193)
  • Philip Withnall added support for caching vCard parameters for contacts in folks telepathy backend.
  • Zeeshan Ali refactored rygel to more easily support client hacks, and added some for Panasonic TV.
  • Vincent Untz changed gnome-session to use whitelist/blacklist regexps when evaluating the active renderer . (GNOME bug 644325)
  • In yelp Shaun McCance added a share button to send a link to a help page.
  • Florian Müllner added context menus (with copy/paste actions) to some entries of gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 659275)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow added optional markers to indicate that cell content has been truncated . (GNOME bug 662149)
  • David King changed cheese to prefer the dark GTK+ theme variant . (GNOME bug 660628)

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