Issue 198

July 22, 2012

This week… 1965 commits, in 176 projects, by 239 happy hackers (and 372 were translation commits).

  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to GtkApplication, and got it an application menu . (GNOME bug 677927)
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for downloading thumbnails of Google Documents documents . (GNOME bug 656970)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added a week view to gnome-calendar.
  • Dan Winship made glib-networking handle simultaneous operations, doing the handshake in a thread . (GNOME bug 656343, GNOME bug 660252)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom merged the vala rewrite of gitg, it includes a nice diff view based on webkit.
  • Jasper St. Pierre ported sushi to GtkApplication and gdbus . (GNOME bug 680221)
  • In gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi added ‘find as you type’ while Anna Zacchi added a menu to the Preview toolbar.
  • Marek Kasik added an “Options” dialog to the gnome-control-center printer panel, it allows users to set more options based on the printer PPD file.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added step() and cubic-bezier() progress functions to clutter timeline object.
  • In gnome-shell Giovanni Campagna landed the new screen shield, to replace gnome-screensaver when using the shell . (GNOME bug 619955)
  • Also in gnome-shell Allan Day improved the calendar layout and legibitily.
  • The advanced layer management functions that are being worked on by Paul Lange have been merged in pitivi . (GNOME bug 632319)

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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 183

April 8, 2012

This week… 1783 commits, in 181 projects, by 224 happy hackers (and 359 were translation commits).

  • Martin Pitt added support for GFlags properties to pygobject . (GNOME bug 620943)
  • In libsoup Dan Winship fixed some problems with cancelling an asynchronous socket connect operation.
  • Bastien Nocera moved Totem application-wide menu items to a new app menu . (GNOME bug 673098)
  • Philip Withnall added support for resumable uploads and updates to the Documents API in libgdata.
  • In Empathy Laurent Contzen added support for local IP address and port in SIP account settings widget . (GNOME bug 669134)
  • Martin Olsson changed ghex to show file offset in statusbar as 0xOFFSET instead of OFFSET.
  • Neil Roberts added a mechanism for determining GPU driver details to cogl.
  • Owen Taylor changed Mutter not to try to auto-maximize not-maximizable windows . (GNOME bug 673566)
  • Lucian Langa fixed bootloader burning in gnoduino.
  • In gnome-online-accounts Debarshi Ray added D-Bus APIs to enable/disable Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Chat, and Documents . (GNOME bug 657905)
  • Damien Sandras improved the notifications of Ekiga, especially when running under GNOME Shell.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the properties page of Document Properties dialog . (GNOME bug 673256)
  • Alexander Larsson removed the GTK+ ms-windows engine as it is no longer used for the windows theme anymore.

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Issue 160

October 30, 2011

This week… 1840 commits, in 177 projects, by 198 happy hackers (and 254 were translation commits).

  • In gtk-osx John Ralls created a separate build chain for gtk3.
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for the “file as” property of contacts, specifying their sort order if they have non-Western-style names or names which are otherwise incorrectly sorted in the contact list . (GNOME bug 661033)
  • Marc-André Lureau added vapi bindings generation to gtk-vnc . (GNOME bug 662708)
  • He then used it to add support for VNC displays into gnome-boxes.
  • Dov Grobgeld added support for pixel grid to the giv image viewer.
  • Damien Lespiau changed pinpoint to render the speaker notes in a separate page.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a simple view to query for extensions on extensions.gnome.org.
  • Jason Siefken added prettier drawing operations and CSS colors to the system monitor gnome-shell extension.
  • David King replaced the glom progress dialog with an infobar . (GNOME bug 661051)
  • Marta Bogdanowicz started rewriting file-roller documentation in Mallard.
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for SVG images, using librsvg.
  • Robert Ancell made a port of the mahjongg game from C to Vala.
  • Cosimo Cecchi had a first pass at implementing a “selection” mode for gnome-documents.
  • Paolo Bacchilega refactored the code of the image viewer widget of gthumb.
  • Milan Crha made initial preparations for a Fast Transfer implementation in evolution-mapi.
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the zooming on text superscripts and subscripts . (GNOME bug 425685)

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Issue 140

June 12, 2011

This week… 2184 commits, in 181 projects, by 241 happy hackers (and 323 were translation commits).

  • In tomboy Alex Tereschenko added a new addin for removing broken links from notes.
  • Alexander Larsson worked on various things in gnome-contacts, including an initial cut at new details field layout with buttons and some work on notes support.
  • Eitan Isaacson introduced a GTK+ 3 input method module into Caribou.
  • Support for long press detection has been added to Clutter by Emmanuele Bassi.
  • In Planner Caolan McNamara added a display of the date in status bar for resource usage view as well as in the Gantt view.
  • Cosimo Cecchi contributed various fixes and improvements to the dark variant of Adwaita.
  • David King removed the bookmarks side panel of Vinagre.
  • John Stowers added annotations for default values in theme combo boxes of the GNOME Tweak Tool.
  • Xan Lopez added suggestions to correct misspellings to the context menu when right-clicking on a misspelled word in Epiphany.
  • Emilio Pozuelo Monfort merged the new log window into Empathy.
  • In GNOME Subtitles Pedro Castro added initial support for splitting and merging subtitles.
  • Philip Withnall removed the old authentication API of libgdata in favour of a new GDataAuthorizer API, and added an OAuth 1.0 authoriser . (GNOME bug 646285)
  • Paolo Bacchilega ported goobox to GtkApplication.
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a Telepathy Approver and Handler into GNOME Shell, this will make the Empathy tray icon stop blicking when receiving new channels.
  • Richard Hughes added optional colord support to the CUPS print module of GTK+.

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Issue 129

March 27, 2011

This week… 3322 commits, in 211 projects, by 323 happy hackers (and 845 were translation commits).

  • Mukund Sivaraman changed the default PNG compression level in gegl from 9 to 3; a compression level of 9 with large natural images such as those GEGL processes consumes a *lot* of CPU time with little benefit.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo updated the epiphany greasemonkey extension to use the new EphyDownload.
  • Michael Wood contributed to Grilo an API to access picture related metadata.
  • Eitan Isaacson added support for video upload to Youtube in libsocialweb.
  • Philip Withnall changed libgdata to use HTTPS for all communications with the server . (GNOME bug 644940)
  • Lucian Langa added proper support for Atom enclosures to evolution-rss.
  • Dave Crossland changed the password bullet to a square from a circle, to maintain consistency with the overall type design of Cantarell.
  • John Stowers added support for font hinting to gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Mike Gorse ported registryd session management code from dbus-glib to gdbus.
  • Matt Davey completed the gnome-pilot applet migration to GTK+ 3.
  • In mutter Florian Müllner adjusted the position of attached dialogs to fit on-screen.
  • Vincent Untz ported the gnome-panel launchers to GSettings.
  • Richard Hughes added code to generate a 3D gamut hull of any 3 color profile in gnome-color-manager, he blogged about this in gnome-color-manager and profiles.
  • Last but not least, the documentation team worked really hard on the new desktop help.

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Issue 115

December 19, 2010

This week… 1798 commits, in 165 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 271 were translation commits).

  • Shaun McCance added support for the Mallard Facets extension to both yelp and yelp-xsl.
  • Robert Carr ported ease from autotools to the Wav build system.
  • James Liggett implemented the Revert pane in the Git plugin of Anjuta.
  • Handling of GeoRSS for YouTube videos has been added to libgdata.
  • Laura Lucas Alday added command line options for starting cheese in wide and fullscreen modes . (GNOME bug 597820)
  • Milan Bouchet-Valat switched the GNOME System Tools to GTK+ 3.
  • A rewrite of the documentation for Orca has been started by Joanmarie Diggs.
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Colin Walters changed the default behaviour when closing a laptop lid, from hibernate to suspend . (GNOME bug 637473)
  • The sasl-gui branch has been merged into Empathy, meaning it is now possible to setup accounts without saving the passwords.
  • Maxim Ermilov implemented filtering applications by category to GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 631537)
  • Tristan Van Berkom merged his treeview refactoring in GTK+, he has a number of posts on the subject in his blog.
  • Richard Hughes added a first version of a network panel to the control center.

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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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Issue 99

August 29, 2010

This week… 2512 commits, in 181 projects, by 248 happy hackers (and 596 were translation commits).

  • The synctex plugin, to synchronize TeX files and PDF output, has been merged into gedit-plugins.
  • Both Lapo Calamandrei and Jakub Steiner worked on the metacity/mutter theme for GNOME 3.
  • Nate Stedman added alpha support to backgrounds in Ease.
  • A “save as PDF” plugin has been added to Gimp, thanks to Barak Itkin . (GNOME bug 382688)
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added progress info support to the ODF export feature of Gnumeric.
  • Batch operation support for both Calendar and Documents services has been added to libgdata . (GNOME bug 624141, GNOME bug 624142)
  • Christopher Roy Bratusek made the applications menu of Sawfish honour NotShowIn and OnlyShowIn.
  • Interactive TLS certification verification has been merged into Empathy . (GNOME bug 626848)
  • Jonh Wendell split the reverse VNC feature of Vinagre into its own plugin, and ported it to GSocket, making reverse connections work with both IPv4 and IPv6 . (GNOME bug 626981)
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated the design of the Nautilus sidebar, categorizing items with headings, a screnshot is available . (GNOME bug 508404)
  • f-spot completed its port to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 589702)
  • Thomas Wood implemented a new UI design for the background preference panel.
  • Thomas Hindoe Paaboel Andersen ported both gnotravex and gnotski to cairo . (GNOME bug 625444)
  • Gustavo Noronha Silva wrapped the geolocation support provided by WebKitGTK+ in Epiphany, using info bars to present policy requests to the user . (GNOME bug 626687)
  • GDateTime, an opaque data type containing a date and time representation, has been added to GLib . (GNOME bug 50076)
  • Benjamin Otte completed the second part of his GTK+ 3 rendering cleanup work, and posted a status report to the gtk-devel-list.

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Issue 79

April 11, 2010

This week… 2112 commits, in 176 projects, by 296 happy hackers (and 263 were translation commits).

  • Martin Szulecki added detection of the ipad to gvfs AFC backend (GNOME bug 615039).
  • Rhythmbox has been updated to use webkit to display HTML episode descriptions of podcasts . (GNOME bug 320507)
  • Flickr authentication code has been unified in gthumb, removing duplicated code.
  • In Rygel Andreas Henriksson added basic support for serving subtitles in Samsung custom DIDL-Lite and HTTP extensions . (GNOME bug 606305)
  • The Totem Youtube plugin has been fixed to work again with latest youtube.com pages changes . (GNOME bug 614679)
  • Tomas Bzatek changed the GTK+ file chooser so that it initializes search engines on demand . (GNOME bug 614971)
  • Banshee for Meego saw another major panel UI overhaul, to reflect the latest Meego look and feel, and better organize some of the features.
  • Ray Strode added support for relocatable .gnome2 directory to both gnome-games (GNOME bug 613634) and yelp (GNOME bug 614029), this is done via the GNOME22_USER_DIR environment variable.
  • Joanmarie Diggs added to Orca support for the detection of mispelled words in OpenOffice.org . (GNOME bug 364772)
  • libsoup has been updated with a fix for proxies that close the connection after returning a 407 error code (Proxy Authentication Required) on a CONNECT request.
  • Florian Müllner added introspection support to gconf (GNOME bug 613247)
  • Philip Withnall improved cancellation support in libgdata, it is now using libsoup message cancellation functionality, rather than checking for cancellation ourselves at arbitrary points during operations.
  • GNOME Shell support for IM notifications has been moved to use Telepathy . (GNOME bug 608999)

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