Issue 210

October 14, 2012

This week… 1540 commits, in 234 projects, by 207 happy hackers (and 365 were translation commits).

  • Alexander Larsson imported the gvfs-test test frameworks from Martin Pitt into the gvfs source tree.
  • In gxml Richard Schwarting added examples in C, Vala, JS, and Python on how to create and save documents.
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added a new widget to handle 24-hour format time in gnome-calendar.
  • Richard Hughes changed gnome-color-manager to have a ‘Show details’ button for already-installed profiles.
  • In folks Jeremy Whiting contributed a new Ofono backend to read contacts from SIM cards.
  • Ondrej Holy added trackball detection to gnome-settings-daemon . (GNOME bug 685941)
  • Paolo Bacchilega fixed the creation of hard links in file-roller . (GNOME bug 686061)
  • In glib, Dan Winship landed GTask, this is a replacement for GSimpleAsyncResult and GIOScheduler, that also allows for making cancellable wrappers around non-cancellable functions . (GNOME bug 661767)
  • Morten Welinder fixed the performance of gnumeric when writing a xslx file.
  • Aurimas Černius added an application menu to gnote.
  • Daniel Stone ported clutter to the new Wayland and xkbcommon APIs.
  • Jasper St. Pierre included a new code style/hacking guide into gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 661241)
  • Xan Lopez removed support for extensions in Epiphany, see bug report for rationale . (GNOME bug 685630)
  • David Zeuthen started reworking the “Create RAID Array” dialog of gnome-disk-utility.

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Issue 201

August 12, 2012

This week… 2287 commits, in 213 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 508 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported sushi to GStreamer 1.0 . (GNOME bug 680425)
  • Ryan Lortie enabled i18n support for dconf-editor . (GNOME bug 642217)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a search bar to gnome-boxes, it will search as you type and filter the boxes . (GNOME bug 681089)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated the gnome-shell screen shield to tween from the top when explicitly locking . (GNOME bug 681143)
  • Fabiana Simões reviewed and updated eog user documentation, also added pages for the picasa and fullscreen background plugins.
  • William Jon McCann updated nautilus to select the first item in search results by default.
  • Marek Kašík ported gnome-search-tool to GSettings . (GNOME bug 632429)
  • More work on AFP support in gvfs has been pushed by Carl-Anton Ingmarsson, it now has a worker thread in GVfsAfpConnection and log out from the server on umount.
  • Lennart Poettering changed gdm to always run on VT1 (while adding a –with-initial-vt=… configure switch for other values ). (GNOME bug 511168)
  • Aurimas Černius migrated gnote to depend on libsecret instead of libgnome-keyring.
  • Paolo Bacchilega merged a new ‘Add Files’ dialog to file-roller, that allows the user to select both files and folders.
  • Ville Sokk did some small optimisation the the file backends of gegl.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos updated epiphany to show information about the SSL errors when clicking on lock icon . (GNOME bug 681506)
  • In gnome-control-center Matthias Clasen updated the hotspot dialog from the network panel to match the mockups more closely.
  • Christian Persch ported evince to GApplication and GtkApplication, and used the later to inhibit the screensaver.

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Issue 197

July 15, 2012

This week… 1778 commits, in 207 projects, by 207 happy hackers (and 225 were translation commits).

  • Edward Hervey ported clutter-gst to GStreamer 1.0, and Florian Müllner did the same for gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 679445)
  • Juan Pablo Ugarte fixed important memory leaks in glade . (GNOME bug 679487)
  • In epiphany Carlos Garcia Campos continued his port to WebKit2, this time with support for persistent cookies . (GNOME bug 679369)
  • David Henningsson and Conor Curran added the necessary backend work to get the gnome-control-center sound panel use the new port introspection capability of PulseAudio 2.0 . (GNOME bug 674831)
  • Martin Pieuchot contributed support for allocating PTYs through openpty on BSD to gvfs sftp backend . (GNOME bug 679790)
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to rescan device when it’s done restoring a disk image onto it, so no physical replug is necessary.
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a “recent files” place . (GNOME bug 325824)
  • In gtk-vnc Daniel P. Berrange added support for connecting to GSocketAddress instances.
  • Robert Bragg added support for resizable windows to cogl.
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to set IBus engines from input sources . (GNOME bug 676102)
  • Paolo Bacchilega changed file-roller to be able to extract rar archives with ‘The Unarchiver’ (unar ). (GNOME bug 646606)
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a dialpad button widget to Empathy, to improve the dialpad functionalities . (GNOME bug 679396)
  • Milan Crha fixed evolution-data-server to make it possible to cancel search in search folders . (GNOME bug 578240)
  • Jean Bréfort added support for gobject introspection to gnumeric . (GNOME bug 670271)
  • In libsecret Stefan Walter added some documentation for how to migrate from libgnome-keyring.
  • Rob Bradford landed several wayland changes in GTK+, including a port to the new input protocol mechanism.

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Issue 195

July 1, 2012

This week… 1816 commits, in 178 projects, by 214 happy hackers (and 243 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added a JsonValue type to json-glib, lighter than GValue.
  • Brian Cameron updated gdm to reload config on SIGHUP.
  • Emmanuel Pacaud added rotate and flip buttons to aravis viewer.
  • Bertrand Lorentz switched Banshee to use Last.fm 2.0 API for scrobbling.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added support for Google Drawings to libgdata . (GNOME bug 633548)
  • In atk Alejandro Piñeiro added a default implementation of implementation for atk_util_[add/remove]_global_event_listener, a first step towards a multi-toolkit environment.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa contributed the required bits for deleting clocks.
  • Matthias Clasen added manual pages for all gvfs utilities.
  • In gnome-contacts Florian Müllner added a search provider for GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 679002)
  • Milan Crha fixed kerberos authentication in evolution-mapi.
  • Guillaume Desmottes updated empathy new roster view to allow to send files using DnD . (GNOME bug 678524)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting many parts of Epiphany to WebKit2, Claudio Saavedra helped too.
  • Dan Winship added an explicit iterator for GMainContext sources to GLib, named GSourceIter . (GNOME bug 619329)
  • Bastien Nocera removed the screenshot UI of Totem, making it flash the video instead, like GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 674640)
  • Debarshi Ray updated gnome-online-accounts to enable Microsoft Exchange support by default.

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Issue 186

April 29, 2012

This week… 1687 commits, in 161 projects, by 204 happy hackers (and 250 were translation commits).

  • Juan Pablo Ugarte redid the Glade UI, in Glade, and using GtkBuilder, GResources, and GtkAction.
  • Florian Müllner ported gcalctool to GtkApplication, and replaced the existing menu bar with an app menu . (GNOME bug 674529)
  • Michael Wood added an “in-seek” property to clutter-gst, this can be used when we need to keep external controllers in sync with the current progress without having to poll for the progress.
  • In Gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved again support for ODF spreadsheets, this time by importing the page headers.
  • Jasper St. Pierre improved the notification part of gnome-shell to match applications on WM_CLASS . (GNOME bug 673761)
  • In Clutter Emmanuele Bassi added basic geometric types (point, size, rect) so they can used in properties and accessors.
  • Raul Gutierrez Segales contributed a port of folks to gsettings . (GNOME bug 647909)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added an application menu to Nautilus . (GNOME bug 674532)
  • In gvfs David Zeuthen added support for getting/storing LUKS encryption passphrase from the keyring . (GNOME bug 674161)
  • Dan Winship reorganised the proxy resolution code of libsoup, and added support for SOCKS and other proxy types . (GNOME bug 553269)
  • In GTK+ Matthias Clasen added a ‘fine adjustment’ mode to ranges, Shift-click in the slider now starts a drag in ‘fine adjustment’ mode, where the slider is moved 10-times slower than the mouse.

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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 151

August 28, 2011

This week… 2092 commits, in 192 projects, by 236 happy hackers (and 376 were translation commits).

  • Jasper St. Pierre added a UI to the fail whale of gnome-session, for enabling and disabling Shell Extensions . (GNOME bug 656747)
  • Philip Chimento migrated conglomerate away off deprecated GNOME libraries.
  • Stef Walter added async initialization functions to gnome-keyring gck library.
  • Dan Winship fixed handling of rehandshake requests in glib-networking.
  • Richard Hughes contributed some initial documentation and figures for color management to gnome-user-docs.
  • Aurimas Černius ported gnote to use gdbus.
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a first cut at implementing the source selector page in gnome-documents.
  • Shaun McCance added a MallardFormatter class to gobject-introspection and an experimental extension for API references to yelp-xsl.
  • Vivien Malerba greatly improved the code and documentation of the web provider part of libgda.
  • Alex Anthony ported alacarte to GTK+ 3 and PyGI.
  • A wacom control panel has been added to gnome-control-center by Peter Hutterer.
  • Giovanni Campagna made an easier API for GNOME Shell extensions that want to add items to the system status area . (GNOME bug 653205)
  • Adel Gadllah added a screenshot d-bus interface to GNOME Shell, to be used by tools like gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • In goffice Andreas J. Guelzow made various improvements to the handling of fractions of π.
  • Aaron Borden updated tomboy to allow renaming of template notes . (GNOME bug 509147).
  • The gvfs AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) that is Carl-Anton Ingmarsson GSOC work has landed.
  • Alexander Larsson added an avatar picker to gnome-contacts.

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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 132

April 17, 2011

This week… 2032 commits, in 167 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 355 were translation commits).

  • Luis de Bethencourt unified the encodebin-based transcoding of Rygel, so each transcoder then simply has to provide an encoding profile and not have to create the static pipelines etc.
  • Ritesh Khadgaray migrated xchat-gnome from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 588400)
  • Kristian Rietveld started implementing a CoreText backend for pango, to be used on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
  • Peter Bloomfield removed the usage of GConf in Balsa.
  • In Glade Juan Pablo Ugarte optimized project loading time by not updating progrebars on each object loaded, he also migrated code from GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext.
  • Shaun McCance added a Mallard xref link checker to yelp-tools.
  • The Board got webcam support in photo elements, thanks Lucas Rocha.
  • Alexander Larsson went on fixing a lot of D-Bus message leaks in gvfs.
  • Support for upload progress has been added to libsocialweb by Eitan Isaacson.
  • Robert Bragg moved all GLX code down from Clutter to Cogl; moving OpenGL window system binding code down from Clutter into Cogl is the biggest blocker to having Cogl become a standalone 3D graphics library, so this is an important step in that direction.
  • Richard Hughes added named color profile support to gcm-viewer.
  • Matthias Clasen got to improve struct packing for many objects of glib and GTK+.

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Issue 114

December 12, 2010

This week… 1805 commits, in 169 projects, by 212 happy hackers (and 260 were translation commits).

  • Kenny Meyer added a tab to the context pane of Rhythmbox with links to websites for album and artist info . (GNOME bug 636550)
  • Philip Withnall switched many of the libgdata API to be stream-based, he wrote about his libgdata work in “Recent libgdata work“.
  • Shaun McCance added syntax highlighting for code snippets in Yelp.
  • The Murrine GTK+ engine has been turned into a GtkThemingEngine by Andrea Cimitan, while Carlos Garnacho did the same for the clearlooks engine in gtk-theme-engine-clearlooks.
  • David Pellicer added scanning support to the Caribou onscreen keyboard.
  • Detection of TLS and SSL support has been added to the FTP backend in gvfs.
  • Carlos Garnacho added the beginning of a CSS-based theme to gnome-themes-standard.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo added nice custom error pages to Epiphany . (GNOME bug 592667)
  • Tomas Bzatek added a check to gnome-settings-daemon, to detect if Nautilus is running, as it is no longer possible to rely on having Nautilus a key component in the session. (see GNOME bug 636191 for details).
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added a new sidebar page for bookmarks in Evince, it allows to add, remove, and rename internal bookmarks.
  • Daniel G. Siegle added new effects contributed by Filippo Argiolas to gnome-video-effects, and added a fade-in animation when switching effect page in Cheese.
  • Johannes Schmid ported Anjuta to G(tk)Application.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “network time” switch to the datetime control center panel.
  • The Quartz backend in GTK+ has been ported to the latest rendering-cleanup changes by Kristian Rietveld.
  • Brandon Lewis implemented the saving of presets in Pitivi.
  • The participants to the doc dev tools hackfest contributed a serie of tutorials and demos to the gnome-devel-docs module.

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