Issue 207

September 23, 2012

This week… 2841 commits, in 211 projects, by 260 happy hackers (and 1448 were translation commits).

  • Giovanni Campagna’s port of gnome-applets to the new libgweather landed . (GNOME bug 678977)
  • Øyvind Kolås updated gegl color-reduction operation to do the quantization and dithering in gamma space.
  • In Gimp Michael Natterer ported the print and animation-play plugins to GEGL.
  • Jens Georg added the possibility to set arbitrary HTTP headers to grilo . (GNOME bug 680436)
  • In gedit-plugins Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated the colorpicker plugin to show overlayed an colorbutton when selecting an hex color.
  • In gnome-shell Rui Matos added menu items for IBus Anthy’s InputMode and TypingMode . (GNOME bug 682314)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to save and restore the viewer sidebar state.
  • Benjamin Otte landed CSS animation support into GTK+.
  • Florian Müllner changed mutter to add a sad face in the force-quit dialog . (GNOME bug 684306)
  • Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller ported Transmageddon to Python 3.
  • Paolo Borelli made a first cut of an implementation of “Laps” support in gnome-clocks.
  • Matthias Clasen fixed gnome-control-center to make Enterprise WPA work again.

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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 205

September 9, 2012

This week… 2896 commits, in 281 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 1186 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to allow scaling images before uploading to FlickR or PicasaWeb.
  • Marek Kašík landed the redesign of the “new printer” dialog of gnome-control-center.
  • Jean Bréfort fixed the import of multiple paths shape elements in gnumeric ODF plugin.
  • In clutter Emmanuele Bassi added interpolation for matrices, making it possible for :transform and :child-transform to be animated.
  • In pygobject Simon Feltman added a Signal class for adding and connecting custom signals . (GNOME bug 434924)
  • Phillip Wood contributed support for composer tags to sound-juicer, particularly useful for classical music . (GNOME bug 661646)
  • Sébastien Wilmet switched latexila from CMake to autotools.
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use libcheese rather than direct calls to gstreamer to take avatar photo.
  • Sullivan Matas added support for javascript code generation into Dia.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed idle blank and sleep timeouts in the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin . (GNOME bug 668703)
  • Thiago Santos updated Cheese to the GStreamer 1.0 API.
  • William Jon McCann landed a new design for the “Connect to Server” dialog of Nautilus . (GNOME bug 682637)
  • Jean-François Fortin Tam implemented a Media Library toolbar into Pitivi.
  • Carlos Garnacho added GtkTextHandle to GTK+, a helper object to allow text widgets to implement text selection on touch devices.

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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 203

August 26, 2012

This week… 2517 commits, in 248 projects, by 246 happy hackers (and 522 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported brasero to GStreamer 1.0.
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added an overlay for the creation of events in gnome-calendar.
  • Kalev Lember ported ghex to GtkApplication.
  • Paolo Bacchilega fixed file-roller to restore file attributes after extraction . (GNOME bug 682513)
  • Xavier Claessens changed Empathy to not show offline contacts by default.
  • In pango Behdad Esfahbod fixed bidi implementation with regards to Unicode 5.2.0 . (GNOME bug 590183)
  • Clément Coudoin contributed a new Asia map level to gcompris geography activity.
  • In libsoup Gustavo Noronha Silva added SoupMultipartInputStream, for handling multipart responses . (GNOME bug 656684)
  • Steffen Macke improved shape export in dia, allowing to draw connection points with special shapes.
  • In GTK+ Lars Uebernickel added support for action namespaces to GtkModelMenu.
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon to apply XKB options . (GNOME bug 679075)
  • Lionel Landwerlin added a zoom action to clutter . (GNOME bug 678427)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a new custom high quality scale function to gthumb.
  • In gnome-clocks Seif Lotfy added support for storing edited alarms.
  • The restyling of gnome-shell message tray has landed, Ana Risteska wrote about that in GNOME Summer Lovin’.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-font-viewer to load font names asynchronously.

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Issue 200

August 5, 2012

This week… 1689 commits, in 166 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 350 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega added an application menu to gthumb.
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-ews to be able to read/write folder permissions.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa commited a new design for the alarms dialog.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting Epiphany to webkit2, this week the inspector and the disk cache.
  • Matthias Clasen deprecated thread functions in gdk . (GNOME bug 680754)
  • Lucian Langa initiated the gsettings migration of evolution-rss.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen made the Create/Restore Disk Image dialogs non-modal.
  • William Jon McCann added a way to rank search results in Nautilus, it gives each search hit a relevance score computed from the sum of proximity, recent, and text match bonuses . (GNOME bug 680163)
  • Matthew Barnes added D-Bus interfaces to evolution-data-server for remote resource management.
  • Jasper St. Pierre integrated gnome-initial-setup into gdm . (GNOME bug 678057)
  • Ville Sokk added both a memory mapped file backend and a threaded memory map file backend to gegl.
  • Richard Hughes changed the gnome-control-center to show hotspot details in a new sub-frame.
  • Florian Müllner updated gnome-shell login screen user list to indicate whether users are logged in . (GNOME bug 658185)
  • Morten Welinder improved inter-workbook calculations in Gnumeric.

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Issue 185

April 22, 2012

This week… 1882 commits, in 225 projects, by 228 happy hackers (and 341 were translation commits).

  • Bastien Nocera ported phonemgr to the newest evolution-data-server using GSettings . (GNOME bug 672067)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort made WMF support work when not built with EMF support.
  • In pygobject Martin Pitt added the possibility to GType properties from Python . (GNOME bug 674351)
  • Richard Hughes added help pages to gnome-color-manager explaining how to use the ICC profiles on other systems.
  • Marc-André Lureau fixed gnome-boxes so the top toolbar is not displayed when dragging a window in the VM, as that movement is used to maximize the window in Windows 7, and GNOME . (GNOME bug 674361)
  • Cosimo Cecchi started a new style for OSD widgets in gnome-themes-standard.
  • He also fixed gnome-screenshot to fall back to $HOME when saving into XDG_PICTURES_DIR fails . (GNOME bug 672833)
  • Gustavo Noronha Silva changed epiphany to also consider email inputs when looking for user/password forms . (GNOME bug 666326)
  • David Zeuthen changed gvfs to not set should_automount to TRUE for devices on other seats.
  • Benjamin Otte landed his work on GTK+ adding an animating framework.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added some guards to avoid loading extensions with a different API version.
  • Taryn Fox contributed several javascript tutorials to gnome-devel-docs.

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Issue 184

April 15, 2012

This week… 1915 commits, in 197 projects, by 195 happy hackers (and 447 were translation commits).

  • Richard Hughes changd gnome-color-manager to show the actual ICC profile after calibration if the user is using a LiveCD.
  • Zeeshan Ali simplified a little bit the creation of VMs in gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 672567)
  • In cogl Robert Bragg reworked the SDL integration API to simplify the integration for application developers.
  • Dan Winship fixed up TLS/SSL property interactions in libsoup . (GNOME bug 673678)
  • Peter Hutterer modified the wacom gnome-control-center panel to update the UI if a new tool gets plugged in . (GNOME bug 672691)
  • Jakub Steiner added cyrillic support to the cantarell fonts.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed a gnome-shell crash when NetworkManager restarted . (GNOME bug 673043)
  • Bastien Nocera ported Totem grilo plugin to the 0.2 API.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added a setting to control whether the session is automatically restored . (GNOME bug 673453)
  • Felix Riemann changed eog to avoid recompressing JPEGs as PNG when printing, this reduces the file size of the resulting PDF file pretty much to the source file size . (GNOME bug 394260)
  • Matthias Clasen improved test coverage of various parts of glib.
  • Paolo Bacchilega modified gthumb to show an emblem when a file is added to a selection.

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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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