Issue 136

May 15, 2011

This week… 1676 commits, in 176 projects, by 204 happy hackers (and 331 were translation commits).

  • In gobject-introspection David Zeuthen added support for the (skip) annotation on parameters and return values . (GNOME bug 649657)
  • Alan Lawrence added more Mandarin alphabets to dasher.
  • John Stowers and Loïc Faure-Lacroix added support for installation and management of shell extensions to gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Maxim Ermilov added a new “system monitor” extension to gnome-shell-extensions . (GNOME bug 634080)
  • Stefan Kost finally removed the generation of old devhelp files from gtk-doc.
  • In gnome icon theme symbolic Jakub Steiner added a two state star status icon for marking favourite objects.
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated sushi to load pixbufs asynchronously, just like the evince plugin does with PDF.
  • And in Nautilus he hooked the previewer to the list and icon views.
  • The Contacts application has been imported in Git, in the gnome-contacts module.
  • Stefan Walter added some images for gcr widgets to the documentation of gnome-keyring.
  • Bastien Nocera added some simple caching to geocode-glib.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow restored the Gnumeric print range functionality . (GNOME bug 649714)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a selected-text-color property to clutter-text.
  • Christian Kellner fixed the way URLs were encoded in the gvfs webdav backend.
  • In gnome-games the fullscreen mode of glchess was fixed by Robert Ancell.
  • Matthias Clasen added an initial migration chapter for GtkGrid to the GTK+ reference documentation.

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Issue 64

December 27, 2009

This week… 1152 commits, in 137 projects, by 191 happy hackers (and 128 were translation commits).

  • Thanks to a patch by Philip Chimento gtk-doc got a much improved support for parsing unions . (GNOME bug 165425)
  • Francisco Rojas added tag autocompletion to Postr . (GNOME bug 507242)
  • Support for BibTeX syntax highlighting has bee pushed to gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 605071)
  • Takao Fujiwara updated gdm to reload the i18n file automatically . (GNOME bug 599263)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov updated the gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to use the new GkbdStatus status icon.
  • The GNOME Color Manager gained an experimental user-calibrate wizard, which the user can use when there is no calibration hardward available.
  • Maxim Ermilov added JavaScript support to Anjuta, debugger, symbols et al.
  • Empathy has been updated with support for inviting to multi user chats.
  • The IM status plugin of Rhythmbox got support for Pidgin, a contribution by Mohamad Elrashidin Sajeli . (GNOME bug 605023)
  • Xan Lopez brought back window.close() to Epiphany.

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Issue 41

July 19, 2009

This week… 1954 commits, in 172 projects, by 279 happy hackers (and 293 were translation commits).

  • Amitakhya Phukan added Assamese translations to a bunch of modules.
  • Pierre Wieser rewrote much of the foundations of nautilus-actions, and ported to GtkBuilder along the way.
  • Along the same line Felix Riemann removed the last bit of libglade from gnome-settings-daemon (GNOME bug 582502); Jaap Haitsma ported gnome-nettool (GNOME bug 580149), Christopher Taylor did gnome-screensaver (GNOME bug 463010), and Javier Jardón migrated the GTK+ wizard of Anjuta.
  • A target to generate PDF files have been added to gtk-doc exposed targets.
  • Several release team scripts, and jhbuild, have added support for SHA-256, to replace MD5 checksums with a better hashing algorithm.
  • Thanks to Thibault Saunier, libgdata gained support for the Google Documents service (GNOME bug 587073); this is an important step in his Nautilus: Add support to Google docs for GNOME GSOC.
  • Evolution got a rewrite of its calendar cache, backends will be migrating to it after some more testing.
  • Working on GtkTreeView performances Benjamin Otte looked at Epiphany location bar and changed it to set a fixed width on its cell renderer.
  • Murray Cumming published a toolpalette branch for GTK+, implementing a new tool palette container widget, with groups of toolbar items that can be shown as a grid of icons or a list of names (GNOME bug 567729).
  • Also in GTK+ Michael Natterer added a bunch of API to access sealed flags or members, as they are necessary for applications to port applications to a GSEAL-enabled GTK+.
  • Banshee added support for WebOS, used in the Palm Pre (GNOME bug 585112).
  • Ray Strode ported the GDM greeter to PolicyKit 1.0, and made it so, that in case of duplicated names, it appends the username to differentiate the entries.
  • After discussing the matter with designers at GUADEC, William Jon McCann patched libgnome to disable icons on menu items and buttons (GNOME bug 583352, GNOME bug 557469); guidelines on the proper usage of icons should now be published.

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Issue 40

July 12, 2009

This week… 1769 commits, in 177 projects, by 216 happy hackers (and 351 were translation commits).

  • Seahorse, and many preferences windows from the control center migrated from libglade to GtkBuilder.
  • gtk-doc has been updated to also look for dblatex for PDF generation, as it seems to work much better than using fop.
  • Cody Russel published a new “client-side-decorations” branch for GTK+.
  • Jorge Pereira added a system of plugins to vinagre, based on the gedit one.
  • Brasero saw the last bits and pieces of HAL support removed, it will only rely on gio from now . (GNOME bug 581742)
  • Gnome Power Manager was updated to port all the code to using PolicyKit1 rather than PolicyKit.

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Issue 9

December 7, 2008

This week… 1282 commits, in 164 projects, by 171 happy hackers (and 156 were translation commits).

  • Totem got a new Jamendo plugin in totem, a patch from David Jean Louis (GNOME bug 561811) (a screenshot is posted below).
  • Empathy lost its libgnomeui dependency and evince dropped its libglade one.
  • gtk-doc now highlights deprecation warnings, and they are now also supported in signals and properties (GNOME bug 562655).
  • glib added functions for shadowed mounts (a mount is said to be shadowed if there exists one or more user visible objects (currently GMount objects) with a root that is inside the root of mount.) and nautilus started using them.
  • Behdad Esfahbod continued his vte cleaning.
  • Dan Winship moved Luxembourg (city) out of Belgium (GNOME bug #562772).
  • anjuta devhelp plugin got updated to devhelp/webkit (GNOME bug #560311) and got a button to access online API help (library.gnome.org)
  • Federico Mena Quintero added support to use libnotify for errors displayed by gnome-settings-daemon xrandr module
  • GTK+ (trunk) got a method to draw progress in a GtkEntry (GNOME bug 546285), this was prompted by Epiphany developers wondering about a progress-in-location-bar idea.

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