Issue 187

May 6, 2012

This week… 2665 commits, in 201 projects, by 227 happy hackers (and 357 were translation commits).

  • Sergey V. Udaltsov removed unneeded xmodmap support from libgnomekbd . (GNOME bug 674874)
  • Ludovic Ferrandis added a Connman based Context Manager to gupnp . (GNOME bug 672998)
  • Christian Persch landed many updates to gnome-terminal, port to GSettings, application menu, and more.
  • Speaking of application menu, Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added one to gstranslator.
  • Perumal Viravan contributed a new documentation for the lightsoff game, using Mallard, of course.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen added a Disk Image Mounter utility, and associated it with ISO files, for easy mounting from Nautilus.
  • Bastien Nocera added a setting to disable middle click pastes in GTK +. (GNOME bug 665243)
  • In orca Joanmarie Diggs began preparations for moving to Python 3.
  • Cosimo Cecchi gave a new GNOME 3 style interface to gnome-font-viewer, complete with an overview and an application menu.
  • Matt McCutchen fixed evolution-data-server to limit accepted bad certificates to the expected hostnames . (GNOME bug 606181)
  • Paolo Borelli added support for the new location of the gtk bookmarks file to gedit.

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Issue 125

February 27, 2011

This week… 2424 commits, in 223 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 516 were translation commits).

  • Jiří Techet ported thje eog map plugin to use libchamplain 0.10 . (GNOME bug 642802)
  • Matthew Barnes ported gnome-video-arcade from GConf to Gsettings.
  • Chris Kühl added back basic mdns functionality in Vino.
  • In libgnomekbd Sergey V. Udaltsov improved rendering of keysyms. No ISO_, underscores->spaces . (GNOME bug 642903)
  • Andreas J. Guelzow fixed the import in Gnumeric of LibreOffice created xlsx files using shared formulas . (GNOME bug 642850)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a spice plugin to Vinagre . (GNOME bug 642844)
  • Sergio Villar Senin added DNS prefetching into Epiphany, this will proactively perform DNS lookups when the user sets the cursor over an autocompleted entry in the location bar . (GNOME bug 606087)
  • Guillaume Desmottes updated Empathy to use the same tab close button as in gedit . (GNOME bug 642865)
  • In DrWright Christopher Aillon added accounting for idle time when starting a typing break . (GNOME bug 642788)
  • Alexander Larsson changed GNOME Shell to have a hot corner on each monitor . (GNOME bug 642881)
  • Also in GNOME Shell David Zeuthen added a native PolicyKit authentication agent. He presented this work in GNOME 3 Authorization . (GNOME bug 642886)
  • Stefano Teso changed the list view of Nautilus to create folders in subdirectories when possible . (GNOME bug 330644)
  • Marek Kašík changed the print notifcation plugin of gnome-settings-daemon to use the new D-Bus API for communication with CUPS.
  • And Cosimo Cecchi updated the housekeeping plugin to use the Nautilus D-Bus API to empty the trash . (GNOME bug 632154)

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Issue 122

February 6, 2011

This week… 2281 commits, in 185 projects, by 262 happy hackers (and 364 were translation commits).

  • Felix Riemann converted postr to use libpeas as plugin system.
  • Francesco Marella migrated phonemgr from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 590816)
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added a gkbd-keyboard-display utility to libgnomekbd, to be used by gnome-shell and gnome-control-center to display keyboard layouts.
  • Jonathan Matthew ported the Python plugins of Rhythmbox to gobject introspection.
  • GDM was switched by Ray Strode to use accounts service for language and session.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a notification to Nautilus, when all transfer are completed.
  • Unlock buttons have been added to both datetime and printers control center panels.
  • David Zeuthen landed his work implementing the new calendar menu of GNOME Shell; he showed the result in GNOME 3 Calendar . (GNOME bug 632109)
  • In Meld Kai Willadsen reworked directory-level file comparison, the new version features somewhat simpler logic, progressive file reading, binary file filter handling and provides earlier exit in no-filter cases . (GNOME bug 586656)
  • The port of GNOME Panel to GTK+ 3 has been merged.
  • Benjamin Otte rewrote the event handling of the area selection of gnome-screenshot.
  • Christian Schaller changed the UI of Transmageddon to a combobox bases setup instead of radiobuttons, this to both shrink UI and allow for support of multiple audio streams; this makes a new look for Transmageddon.

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Issue 116

December 26, 2010

This week… 2262 commits, in 216 projects, by 210 happy hackers (and 436 were translation commits).

  • Much work happened in GTK+ to make it possible to have multiple backends in parallel.
  • The charmap plugin in gedit-plugins has been rewritten in Python by Ignacio Casal Quinteiro.
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov added introspection support for libgnomekbd.
  • Aleksander Morgado contributed a lot of improvements to Devhelp, including the possibility for a language-based search . (GNOME bug 353108)
  • The new mallard documentation of Evince has been merged.
  • Tony Young added the possiblity for the user to export data from Snowy to JSON or a tarfile of .note files . (GNOME bug 629590)
  • Rupert Swarbrick started rewriting manpage support in Yelp to use man -Z and parsing.
  • Kenny Meyer contributed new wizards for the class-gen plugin of Anjuta for both Javascript and Python.
  • Alejandro Leiva merged the profiles and new settings manager in Orca.
  • Øyvind Kolås increased the maximum number of threads used by Gegl from 8 to 16.

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Issue 74

March 7, 2010

This week… 2390 commits, in 220 projects, by 281 happy hackers (and 708 were translation commits).

  • Empathy made URL some people put in their contact status clickable right from the contact list (GNOME bug 525576)
  • Hiroyuki Ikezoe updated gpointing-device-settings to support a speed property.
  • The cairo branch has been merged into gjs.
  • Snowy (the webservice companion of Tomboy) has been updated to use UTC as internal time representation, to avoid dealing with different timezones.
  • Jean Bréfort implemented round rectangles, arrow heads for arcs and spline support for polyline and polygons in goffice canvas.
  • Jürg Billeter updated tracker to refuse updates when low on disk scape.
  • The libgnomekbd layout indicator has been changed to use the default font family and size, instead of hardcoding Helvetica . (GNOME bug 610544)
  • Richard Hugues pushed a color-management branch to GTK+, implemening an optional LCMS GIO module, and GtkColorEngine, GtkColorTransform and GtkColorProfile.
  • gcalctool has been changed to show bit editor for numbers not in base 10.
  • Jesse van den Kieboom implemented a new words completion word finder method in gtksourceview, as the previous version was buggy and a lot of bookkeeping.
  • GNOME Power Manager has been changed to play a sound loop if the charge of a laptop battery or UPS reaches a critical level.

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Issue 63

December 27, 2009

This week… 1776 commits, in 177 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 279 were translation commits).

  • This was hackfest week for Epiphany, WebKitGTK+ (and other related modules), go and read Xan Lopez and Gustavo Noronha summaries. Or read on for my particular pick…
    • Benjamin Otte added support for favicons the the epiphany tabs-reloaded extension.
    • Content-Encoding support landed in libsoup (GNOME bug 522772)
    • Custom user-agent support has been added.
    • There is a new info bar widget at the top of the web view, used to ask if credentials have to be saved.
  • Maxim Ermilov added command and path completion to the Alt+F2 dialog of GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 597677)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Colin Walters added an extension system, there is no UI yet, it will come later . (GNOME bug 599661)
  • Johan Dahlin added a Makefile.introspection file to gobject-introspection, to be used by other projects, and modified pango and gtk+ to use it.
  • After some discussion on nautilus-list and gnome-shell-list, Alexander Larsson changed Nautilus to use its browser mode by default.
  • The GNOME Terminal preferences dialog got a new “unlimited scrollback” option (GNOME bug 599443).
  • After a comment in last week digest edition, Paolo Bacchilega changed File Roller to use AES128 instead of AES256 as encryption type.
  • Libgnomekbd got a new GkbdStatus widget implementing a status icon, Sergey V. Udaltsov wrote about it in kbd stuff going threezero.

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Issue 36

June 14, 2009

This week… 1743 commits, in 187 projects, by 195 happy hackers (and 381 were translation commits).

  • Alexander Larsson is still working on client side windows in GTK+ and posted a status update.
  • A new API to draw routes and lines has been commited to libchamplain . (GNOME bug 572377) (example)
  • file-roller has been updated to use new GtkEntry icon support, instead of SexyIconEntry . (GNOME bug 584810)
  • gthumb changed from libgphoto to the gphoto gvfs backend . (GNOME bug 583796)
  • The gnio rewrite of gvfs FTP support made it so idn/punycode is now supported . (GNOME bug 567871)
  • libgnomekbd switched to use single GTK+ includes . (GNOME bug 563629)
  • The Hamster applet got the possibility to export reports to CSV . (GNOME bug 549604)
  • Support for Adium themes (using WebKit) has been merged in Empathy. Various themes were already tested, and they are listed, with known issues on awiki page (GNOME bug 522069)
  • Banshee gained a weighted random mode, to play highest rated songs more often . (GNOME bug 544680)
  • Telepathy “tubes” support landed in vino, allowing to share the desktop with Empathy contacts . (GNOME bug 584840)
  • Many of the patches Milan Bouchet-Valat created with regards to GTK+ file chooser issues were finally applied.

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Issue 32

May 17, 2009

This week… 1925 commits, in 174 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 183 were translation commits).

  • libgnomekbd and gnome-power-manager have been converted from libglade to GTKBuilder.
  • Vino got ported from libdbus to dbus-glib, as a first step towards integration with the Telepathy framework . (GNOME bug 580464)
  • In GTK+ the GtkLabel gained the possibility to show hyperlinks, that feature was previously provided SexyUrlLabel . (GNOME bug 508810)
  • Also in GTK+ a printing backend using PAPI, as found on OpenSolaris, has been added (to both master and 2.16 ) (GNOME bug 382676)
  • Support for annotations landed in Evince, it requires libpoppler 0.11 (GNOME bug 315002)
  • Empathy added a fullscreen mode for video playback . (GNOME bug 580771)
  • Behdad Esfahbod merged his harfbuzz-ng branch into Pango.
  • The Volume Control has been updated to show high-level channel mapping string for each devices, this gives pretty names such as “Surround 7.1″ or “Stereo” ; (GNOME bug 581921).
  • After a discussion on desktop-devel-list Robert Carr created a new gnome-js-common module, to share code and tests between Seed and GJS.
  • In Seed a new module to bind Cairo has been developed.
  • Alexander Larsson imported gnio (socket and networking support) into glib.
  • Much work happened (and is still ongoing) in Orca to refactor the speech and braille generators . (GNOME bug 570658)

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