Issue 202

August 19, 2012

This week… 2117 commits, in 193 projects, by 242 happy hackers (and 481 were translation commits).

  • In libsecret Stef Walter added an extensive manpage for the secret-tool utility . (GNOME bug 681434)
  • Kevin Anthony added CanSetFullscreen and Fullscreen properties to the MPRIS support of Banshee, bringing it to version 2.2 of the standard . (GNOME bug 681890)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom added support for smooth scroll to gedit textsize plugin.
  • In gnome-backgrounds Jakub Steiner pushed a new set of images, to refresh the set of extra wallpapers.
  • Meg Ford added a new Properties dialog to gnome-documents.
  • Alexander Larsson converted EggListBox from vala to C.
  • Ondrej Holy contributed support for “natural scroll” to the mouse gnome-settings-daemon plugin . (GNOME bug 659498)
  • Vivien Malerba migrated libgda from libgnome-keyring to libsecret.
  • Arth Patel replaced the lex/bison parser of gcalctool by a new hand-written parser.
  • John Stowers made it possible for gnome-tweak-tool to configure shell extension preferences.
  • Behdad Esfahbod merged his harfbuzz (a text shaping library) branch into pango.
  • In evolution-ews Milan Crha implemented the “Subscribe to folder of other user” feature.
  • William Jon McCann pushed a new background panel into gnome-control-center . (GNOME bug 676539)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a GNOME Shell search provider for gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 681246)
  • Felix Riemann added a new plugin to eog to disable the use of the dark theme variant . (GNOME bug 675918)

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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 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 155

September 25, 2011

This week… 3245 commits, in 236 projects, by 313 happy hackers (and 1194 were translation commits).

  • With the 3.2 release approaching, this is the high peak of contribution by all translators; hat tip to them.
  • In gegl-gtk, Jon Nordby added some public API to create and manage GeglGtkView objects.
  • Bastien Nocera added the required bits for gnome-desktop to get vendor names from PNP IDs . (GNOME bug 659358)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added proper theming to radio and check menu items.
  • Emmanuele Bassi implemented a password hint in ClutterText widgets, to give them the ability to show the last input character. This feature allows easier password entry on platforms with unreliable keyboards, such as touchscreens or small devices . (GNOME bug 652588)
  • Lapo Calamandrei added symbolic icons for input-touchpad, touchpad-disabled and keyboard-brightness.
  • Eugen Dedu added a summary page at the end of ekiga configuration assistant.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made sweettooth error reporting part into its own django application.
  • Audrey Mandet added a waves operator, ported from the legagy gimp plugin, to gegl.
  • In libgda Vivien Malerba made an initial implementation of a GdaDataPivot implementation.
  • Baptiste Mille-Mathias fixed gnome-online-accounts to take proxy settings into account . (GNOME bug 658444)
  • Stef Walter changed seahorse-sharing so that it reconnects to avahi if it restarts.
  • A setting for defining a login screen logo has been added to gdm by Ray Strode.
  • Bastien Nocera added a “stand-by” page to the wacom control center panel, to be used when no tablet is available . (GNOME bug 657424)
  • Mike Gorse fixed accessibility of Nautilus icon canvas widget . (GNOME bug 650897)

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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 118

January 9, 2011

This week… 1791 commits, in 173 projects, by 211 happy hackers (and 356 were translation commits).

  • Cristian Klein patched vte to prevent useless wakeups when the terminal doesn’t have focus, disabling the cursor blink timer when the cursor is hidden.
  • Florian Müllner added two new frame states to mutter to allow theme authors to tread side-by-side windows differently . (GNOME bug 637330)
  • Lucas Rocha started adding a “Sound Thing” to the board.
  • Shaun McCance modified yelp to automatically install packages for missing documents.
  • In Meld Kirill Müller sped up SVN listing for huge working copies . (GNOME bug 638607)
  • Vivien Malerba added initial support for rich text rendering in libgda reports.
  • Jon McCann changed gsettings-desktop-schema to no longer have icons on the desktop by default.
  • Adel Gadllah implemented cross overview drag & drop in GNOME Shell, allowing draging to the activities button or the hotcorner (and thus opening the overview), which then allows the user to activate any window (even on different workspaces as a drop target . (GNOME bug 601731)
  • Jose Aliste fixed several security issues in the DVI backend of Evince.
  • The eog plugins system has been ported to use libpeas, and plugins were updated accordingly . (GNOME bug 626091)
  • gitg has been ported to use gsettings by Ignacio Casal Quinteiro.
  • Paolo Bacchilega re-added the semi-transparent properties box in gthumb fullscreen mode.
  • Gary Lin scaled down the GTK+ print dialog size, to make it fit on a typical netbook screen . (GNOME bug 637958)
  • Jonathan Matthew fixed the podcast status on download completion in Rhythmbox, this should make it possible to complete downloads that fail due to connection errors and the like . (GNOME bug 633469)
  • Robert Ancell worked on the glChess vala rewrite, starting work on a chess clock, and adding back 3D board numbering.

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Issue 108

October 31, 2010

This week… 2425 commits, in 224 projects, by 227 happy hackers (and 516 were translation commits).

  • Shaun McCance merged the new desktop help that was being written in a Gitorious repository by Phil Bull and others into the gnome-user-docs module.
  • Daniel P. Berrange removed the server side framebuffer cached in a GdkPixmap in gtk-vnc, as the client side was changed to use a cairo image surface.
  • Giovanni Campagna completed a library for exposing required parts of gnome-bluetooth to GNOME Shell.
  • Totem has been ported to the new GApplication API.
  • Some initial Mallard pages have been added by Mario Blätterman to pybibliographer.
  • Gabriel Burt updated banshee to show episodes in a grid view.
  • Viven Malerba optimized virtual tables usage in libgda.
  • Jim Evins added support for elliptical labels to the template designer in glabels.
  • Support for monotonic time has been added to glib by Ryan Lortie. He also commited (untested) support for GApplication actions.
  • In notification-daemon Jon McCann added a notification box class that updates in place . (GNOME bug 633457)

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Issue 77

March 28, 2010

This week… 3046 commits, in 229 projects, by 308 happy hackers (and 1235 were translation commits).

  • Another big week for translators, German, Bulgarian, Portuguese and Solvenian are now totally translated, 33 teams are over the 90% bar, and 55 over the 70% bar. This week award goes to the Asturian, progressing by over 4 points.
  • XChat-GNOME got a fullscreen mode . (GNOME bug 445638)
  • Glade has been switched to use the new GtkToolPalette widget, instead of a custom widget (GNOME bug 613956); Tristan Van Berkom wrote about it in The Glade palette goes full circle.
  • Ryan Lortie merged the GVariant parser into glib . (GNOME bug 600271)
  • The font plugin of gnome-settings-daemon has been disabled . (GNOME bug 613604)
  • GNOME Shell has been updated so that ejecting drives will run the same action as in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 613405)
  • Jiří Techet changed libchamplain so it cancels the download of tiles that get out of the viewport.
  • Vivien Malerba added support for variables in GdaBrowser data manager.
  • Support for GObject Introspection has been added to gtk-vnc, as well as a sample javascript demo program.

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