Issue 204

September 2, 2012

This week… 2224 commits, in 227 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 608 were translation commits).

  • Lucian Langa added parser and formatter modules to handle feed articles in evolution-rss.
  • Mike Fleetwood contributed LVM2 Physical Volumes read and write support to gparted . (GNOME bug 670171)
  • Florian Müllner added an application menu to sound juicer . (GNOME bug 675245)
  • In gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi added a notification while tracker is indexing the file system . (GNOME bug 670995)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos reworked the toolbar of gnome-calendar to match the mockups.
  • In gnome-clocks Paolo Borelli added stop and snooze buttons when an alarm is ringing.
  • The port of GIMP filters to gegl operations, done as a Google Summer of Code project by Maxime Nicco and Hans Lo, has landed.
  • Milan Crha fixed evolution-data-server to correctly use cached contacts first . (GNOME bug 682706)
  • Philip Withnall added support for lazy initialisation of properties into folks.
  • Pascal de Bruijn contributed support for the Arduino wifi shield to gnoduino.
  • In clutter Emanuele Aina added support for panning in scrollable actors . (GNOME bug 681648)
  • Sebastian Geiger improved the ‘print to file’ options in the print dialog of GTK +. (GNOME bug 682129)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added the ability to load WebP images in gthumb.
  • In gnome-shell Giovanni Campagna added a new lock screen menu to combine volume network and power . (GNOME bug 682540)
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon to not use IBus when running in fallback mode . (GNOME bug 679819)
  • Claudio Saavedra ‘in-tab-overview’ branch of Epiphany has landed, it implements a replacement for the default page that shows a grid with the most visited pages.

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Issue 181

March 25, 2012

This week… 2834 commits, in 290 projects, by 299 happy hackers (and 1050 were translation commits).

  • As 3.4 draw nears much work has been going in the release notes, both from writers and translators.
  • Philip Withnall modified Hitori to use two passes to draw the cells, this ensures that the borders of the painted cells are always drawn on top of the borders of the unpainted cells.
  • In meld Nguyễn Hồng Quân fixed the overly-tall commit dialogs by making the list of files scrollable.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a scale on the map view of gthumb.
  • In gnome-session Jasper St. Pierre removed the toggle switches for extensions from the fail whale screen . (GNOME bug 671693)
  • Victor Oliveira added OpenCL headers, and much code, to gegl.
  • Curtis Gedak fixed gparted to ensure the necessary space for EBR when resizing Extended partition . (GNOME bug 664050)
  • Felix Riemann reverted the “Do not show the titlebar when eog is maximized” change that was made to eog, as it caused accidental triggers of gnome-shell’s activities menu . (GNOME bug 671643)
  • In network-manager-applet Dan Williams added code to track GNOME Shell version, not just whether it’s running.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro modified gtranslator to use an inline toolbar for the profiles settings in the preferences dialog.
  • Debarshi Ray fixed gnome-online-accounts to remove the credentials from the keyring when an account is removed . (GNOME bug 654168)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved import/export of ODF documents. (part of GNOME bug 671461)
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for touch events to Clutter, for the time being, it just relays everything it gets, from the X server to the Clutter application.

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Issue 173

January 29, 2012

This week… 1871 commits, in 231 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 219 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch improved the decoding of data: URIs.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-screenshot to make non interactive mode headless, making it just save the image to the saved screenshots directory.
  • Aurimas Černius added core synchronization support to gnote.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos pushed some initial work porting devhelp to WebKit2; he later posted details about the port and the process (porting devhelp to WebKit2).
  • Milan Crha added support for setting user’s folder permissions into evolution-mapi . (GNOME bug 667714)
  • Oleksij Rempel switched Cheese from theora/ogg to vp8/webm.
  • In gparted Rogier Goossens added the ability to set a new random UUID on file systems that provide the appropriate tools to perform this action . (GNOME bug 667278)
  • Will Thompson added support for functions which return GError into pygobject . (GNOME bug 666098)
  • Alexander Larsson added a first run dialog to gnome-contacts.
  • Matthias Clasen added a resource tool to glib, this lets the developer poke at resources in elf files and standalone resource bundles.
  • James Le Cuirot contributed the possibility to align text vertically into glabels.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added High quality zoom for SVG images.
  • Adel Gadllah moved filesystem I/O to a thread when taking a screenshot in gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • Florian Brosch contributed support for comments to the GIR parser in Vala.
  • Pascal de Bruijn made gnome-color-manager use smaller/faster display calibration target sets.

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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 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 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 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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Issue 107

October 24, 2010

This week… 2246 commits, in 200 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 297 were translation commits).

  • Colin Walters worked on porting gjs to xulrunner 2, including a port to use fast constructors.
  • Rodrigo Moya migrated many control center settings (accessibility, mouse and touchpad) to GSettings.
  • A “Remove attachments” command has been added to Evolution by Rex Tsai (GNOME bug 534453)
  • Brtfs has been made a normal part of gparted, it is no longer necessary to use the –enable-brtfs option.
  • A volume indicator has been added to GNOME Shell by Giovanni Campagna . (GNOME bug 629455)
  • Vitaly Minko added a new popup menu item in the Empathy chat window allowing to add words to dictionaries . (GNOME bug 550775).
  • Felix Riemann made “best fit” a toggle action in Eog, making it clear from the toolbar when the image will be rescaled with the window and when not . (GNOME bug 616890)
  • Tadej Borovšak added a GtkScollable interface to GTK+, and several modules (Nautilus, GNOME Control Center, gtksourceview, and gedit) have already been adapted to use it.
  • Also in GTK+ Matthias Clasen added a new GtkGrid widget, similar to GtkTable but without the legacy properties and unncessary restrictions.
  • GNOME Settings Daemon got a bridge plugin, listening to GSettings changes and propagating them to GConf.

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Issue 105

October 10, 2010

This week… 1988 commits, in 187 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 349 were translation commits).

  • Too many modules to list were ported to use upstream gettext instead of the glib version, and to GTK+ 3, be it complete ports or updates to match recent changes.
  • William Jon McCann added a “persistence” server capability to notification-daemon, and the corresponding support in libnotify; this will allow clients to determine if the server will only show transient notifications or has notification persistence. If the server supports persistence then the client should not perform its own message persistence (for example by showing a status icon).
  • Hans Breuer fixed the saving of some display settings (antialiasing, snap-to-object…) in Dia . (GNOME bug 155929)
  • Meld was modified to use Myers matcher for inline differences (part of GNOME bug 587410).
  • An “Edit Image” toolbar button hs been added to eog, conditionnally enabled if a specific image editor is specified in GSettings . (GNOME bug 609958)
  • Florian Müllner published an “overview-relayout” branch of GNOME Shell, inaugurating his blog with a From the land of Shell post.
  • Sanford Armstrong ported the note XML to HTML transformation that happens in Snowy to the lxml library (GNOME bug 631189).
  • In Brasero Philippe Rouquier added a new check for the volume free space when creating an image.
  • The control panel of GNOME Color Manager has been split into four tabs to reduce the window height.
  • Thomas Wood started implementing new UI designs from Jakup Steiner and Hylke Bons for the datetime configuration panel.
  • The “ui-widgets” branch has been merged into gnome-keyring, Stef Walter posted about it in Certificate and Key Widgets.
  • Luca Bruno started adding Brtfs-handling modules to gparted.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added GSettings APIs for range and choices . (GNOME bug 631263)
  • And in GTK+ Cody Russell added resize grips to GtkWindow, and Matthias Clasen also posted about it in Getting a grip.

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Issue 86

May 30, 2010

This week… 2346 commits, in 184 projects, by 266 happy hackers (and 405 were translation commits).

  • Vincent Untz improved and merged Carlos Garcia Campos branch of gnome-panel that moves applets off Bonobo, to D-Bus . (GNOME bug 572131)
  • Shaun McCance landed a bookmarks editor in Yelp.
  • A Kupfer plugin that adds a quick access to tasks from Getting Things GNOME! has been contributed by Karol Będkowski.
  • The “Default Applications” capplet has been converted to a settings panel.
  • Support for devices with sector sizes of more than 512 bytes have been enabled in gparted (GNOME bug 607165)
  • Adel Gadllah contributed to GNOME Shell, with a patch to make sure the app switcher would always be displayed on the primary monitor.
  • XInput2 support has been merged in GTK+, enabling the use of multiple keyboards and pointer pairs . (GNOME bug 596725)
  • Both GNOME Color Manager and Evince have been ported to use GDBus.
  • Alexander Larsson added some initial support for dtrace and systemtap to GLib, the current set of probes is on allocation and free using g_malloc & friends, and g_slice, and gquark name tracking . (GNOME bug 606044)
  • Edgar Luna added a new lyrics parser, using darklyrics.com, to Rhythmbox (GNOME bug 525094)
  • Support for gobject introspection has been added to gtksourceview by Tomeu Vizoso, and to dconf by Ryan Lortie.
  • Morten Welinder added a non-linear solver to Gnumeric (GNOME bug 614865)
  • In their GSOC Yuvi Panda pushed the work he started to rewrite Cheese in Vala, Jamie Nicol updated the Last.fm plugin of rhythmbox to support the new authentication API, and Salomon Sickert has written the first part of a support library for his “TaskView” project.

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