Issue 173

January 29, 2012

This week… 1871 commits, in 231 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 219 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch improved the decoding of data: URIs.
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed gnome-screenshot to make non interactive mode headless, making it just save the image to the saved screenshots directory.
  • Aurimas Černius added core synchronization support to gnote.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos pushed some initial work porting devhelp to WebKit2; he later posted details about the port and the process (porting devhelp to WebKit2).
  • Milan Crha added support for setting user’s folder permissions into evolution-mapi . (GNOME bug 667714)
  • Oleksij Rempel switched Cheese from theora/ogg to vp8/webm.
  • In gparted Rogier Goossens added the ability to set a new random UUID on file systems that provide the appropriate tools to perform this action . (GNOME bug 667278)
  • Will Thompson added support for functions which return GError into pygobject . (GNOME bug 666098)
  • Alexander Larsson added a first run dialog to gnome-contacts.
  • Matthias Clasen added a resource tool to glib, this lets the developer poke at resources in elf files and standalone resource bundles.
  • James Le Cuirot contributed the possibility to align text vertically into glabels.
  • In gthumb Paolo Bacchilega added High quality zoom for SVG images.
  • Adel Gadllah moved filesystem I/O to a thread when taking a screenshot in gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • Florian Brosch contributed support for comments to the GIR parser in Vala.
  • Pascal de Bruijn made gnome-color-manager use smaller/faster display calibration target sets.

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Issue 171

January 15, 2012

This week… 1971 commits, in 211 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 253 were translation commits).

  • Owen Taylor correct memory management for singletons in gjs.
  • In gparted Mike Fleetwood contributed resize support to nilfs2 . (GNOME bug 642842)
  • Zeeshan Ali changed gnome-boxes to use floppy image only for Windows express install, switching to emulating a USB drive for other images . (GNOME bug 666956)
  • Christian Persch reimplemented .svgz support into rsvg-view.
  • Federico Mena Quintero merged his docking-stations branch into gnome-settings-daemon, this lets docking stations work better in the light of plugging external monitors.
  • Matthias Clasen added optional systemd support to the user accounts panel of gnome-control-center . (GNOME bug 666573)
  • Milan Crha improved the performance of the addressbook cache of evolution-data-server . (GNOME bug 644817)
  • In gnome-system-monitor Krishnan Parthasarathi contributed a new Process Properties dialog . (GNOME bug 543347)
  • Shaun McCance updated mal2html conversion to reflow grid and 2column links on small screens.
  • In Banshee Olivier Dufour added xesam:userRating field in track metadata . (GNOME bug 665997)
  • Jean Bréfort fixed formula interpretation in plot series in Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 662237)
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez made the visible name of the application always be ‘Web’ ;. (GNOME bug 666587)
  • Rob Bradford added a basic implementation of GtkClipboard for Wayland into GTK+.

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Issue 170

January 8, 2012

This week… 2045 commits, in 177 projects, by 185 happy hackers (and 242 were translation commits).

  • In librsvg Christian Persch reworked rsvg-view to make it more modern, dropping GTK+ 2, using Cairo surfaces, GIO, etc.
  • Murray Cumming changed Glom to allow custom choices to be translated when used for text fields.
  • Neil Roberts added support for mainloop integration to cogl.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to make it possible to scale the print preview using the scrollwheel . (GNOME bug 495716)
  • Marc-André Lureau added GtkApplication and shell menu to gnome-boxes . (GNOME bug 667435)
  • In Evolution Milan Crha added a Print button to the meeting notification dialog . (GNOME bug 353743)
  • Marina Zhurakhinskaya updated the way notification sources are grouped in gnome-shell, to base it on a combination of pid and title . (GNOME bug 664138)
  • In glib Ryan Lortie added new ‘add’ and ‘contains’ APIs to GHashTable, these are both convenience APIs that make it slightly nicer to use GHashTable as a set.
  • Matthias Clasen had various GtkApplication changes, including a new Inhibit API and logout notifications.
  • Robert Ancell ported a bunch of gnome-games to use GSettings: gnotski, gnibbles, and gnect.
  • Germán Poo-Caamaño replaced the old local cooked sockets by the use of nmap for basic port scanning in gnome-nettool.

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Issue 165

December 4, 2011

This week… 2239 commits, in 150 projects, by 214 happy hackers (and 137 were translation commits).

  • Heinrich Müller added flagging of individual articles in Pan . (GNOME bug 651307)
  • Mario Sanchez Prada replaced the adblock epiphany extension by a port of Midori adblocker, which is compatible with the EasyList subscriptions for “AdBlock Plus” ;. (GNOME bug 660154)
  • Dan Winship added server-side session cache support to glib-networking gnutls backend . (GNOME bug 636574)
  • Colin Walters updated gnome-settings-daemon to monitor for gnome-shell presence, and update the Gtk/ShellShowsAppMenu property accordingly.
  • Vibha Yadav contributed support for delegation in evolution-ews . (GNOME bug 656376)
  • In gnome-screensaver Antoine Jacoutot implemented OpenBSD authentication using bsd_auth (instead of PAM ). (GNOME bug 651554)
  • Seif Lotfy added a new dashboard plugin to gedit, it displays a grid of recently/most used files upon opening a new tab . (GNOME bug 663466)
  • Tom Tryfonidis contributed a redesign of the about: pages of Epiphany . (GNOME bug 665136)
  • Alan Knowles added an (experimental) xorg extension to seed.
  • In Orca Joanmarie Diggs added support for speech presentation of embedded object characters in WebKitGtk content.
  • Milan Crha added “Listen for server notifications” option to mail, address book, and calendar parts of evolution-mapi.
  • Rob Bradford added a first version of a “baremetal” backend for EGL on KMS to cogl.
  • Takeshi Kurosawa contributed support for basic vertical writing to librsvg . (GNOME bug 664533)

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Issue 153

September 11, 2011

This week… 2865 commits, in 205 projects, by 275 happy hackers (and 896 were translation commits).

  • Hans Breuer updated dia so that plugins can now deliver change information for the undo mechanism.
  • Emmanuele Bassi made the json-glib reader perform a stricter validation of data . (GNOME bug 658632)
  • Rhythmbox got a new grilo plugin, to replace the coherence and jamendo plugins, by Jonathan Matthew.
  • Dieter Verfaillie made a serie of fixes for the Microsoft Windows port of gobject-introspection.
  • Lapo Calamandrei pushed a set of refreshed icons for Cheese . (GNOME bug 646770)
  • Christian Persch fixed librsvg to store node type separately in RsvgNode, as the previous code could lead to a (potentially exploitable) crash . (GNOME bug 658014)
  • Guido Günther turned the control center panel of krb5-auth-dialog into a standalone preferences window . (GNOME bug 657292)
  • Matthias Clasen changed Mutter to not show a title on its alert dialogs.
  • David Zeuthen updated his udisks2 branch of gnome-disk-utility to show disk names in red if its SMART status indicates that it’s failing.
  • Jean Bréfort made goffice sheet widgets scalable . (GNOME bug 605434)
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-data-server to read proxy settings from GSettings . (GNOME bug 655728)
  • In Nemiver Dodji Seketeli added support for multiple breakpoints . (GNOME bug 658143)
  • Cosimo Cecchi implemented listening to create/delete events from the tracker DB to refresh gnome-documents view.
  • GNOME Shell got new APIs to add and remove search providers, contributed by Philippe Normand . (GNOME bug 658113)
  • Vincent Untz added NTP support for SUSE variants to the datetime gnome-settings-daemon plugin . (GNOME bug 654970)
  • Jim Campbell refactored the web and net sections of gnome-user-docs,combining the different pages under the net section.
  • In glib Ryan Lortie improved support for alternative digits (such as Arabic numerals) in date/time formatting . (GNOME bug 658107)
  • Alexander Larsson added support for contact unlinking in gnome-contacts.
  • Bruno Coudoin added new animals to the erase activity of gcompris; they were taken from pictures of the Antarctic trip of Adrien Grellier and Claire Gégout.
  • And keeping the subject on animals, Xavier Claessens added two new (whale and babywhale) commands to Empathy.

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Issue 90

June 27, 2010

This week… 2629 commits, in 209 projects, by 282 happy hackers (and 315 were translation commits).

  • GSettings ports again, nautilus-sendto, gcalctool were both switched this week to use GSettings. nautilus-sendto has also been ported to GTK+ 3.0, and Rygel as well.
  • OpenID support has been added to Snowy, the web companion of Tomboy.
  • Daniel P. Berrange added support for colourmap based pixel formats to gtk-vnc, his patch implements full support for rendering from colourmaps, this should improve performances in low bandwidth situations.
  • The notification-daemon got support for multiple screens and monitor changes (GNOME bug 622552)
  • Christian Persch ported the SVGZ support in librsvg so it can use GZlibDecompressor instead of libgsf . (GNOME bug 621699)
  • Damon Chaplin worked quite a lot on a new API for goocanvas, in the new-api branch of goocanvas…
  • GNOME Shell got support for icon buttons in notifications, thanks to Matt Novenstern . (GNOME bug 621014)
  • Morten Welinder fixed the excessive memory usage of gnumeric related to column styles when reading xslx files . (GNOME bug 622365)
  • Michael J. Chudobiak switched the documentation of gthumb to Mallard.
  • In Empathy support for importing old Missing Control 4 accounts has been removed.
  • Bastien Nocera ported the sound preferences dialog to be a panel in the new control center; and Richard Hughes ported the preferences dialog of GNOME PackageKit.
  • The GNOME Panel got support for gobject-introspection, for its panel applet library . (GNOME bug 622341)
  • In Vinagre Jonh Wendell implemented the “take screenshot” command for the SSH connections.
  • In the land of GSOC students Jamie Nicol finished off the profile view (screenshot), Stéphane Maniaci added some informations about the photos imported from Flickr (titles, descriptions, authors), Michel Hruby started a Totem plugin to allow searching for recent media, and other students were also hard at work.

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Issue 88

June 13, 2010

This week… 2432 commits, in 191 projects, by 260 happy hackers (and 292 were translation commits).

  • Many modules started adopting GTK+ 3 (GNOME Desktop, GNOME Settings Daemon, GNOME Color Manager, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Control Center, Goocanvas, Totem), sometimes keeping compatibility with GTK+ 2.x, (like VTE, gucharmap, GNOME Games, librsvg and GNOME Terminal).
  • Shaun McCance added “Copy Code Block” and “Save Code Black As” to code snippets in Yelp, he wrote about the feature in Yelp and the DOM.
  • The volume control “applet” has been changed to use symbolic icons (GNOME bug 614212), to complete this Jakub Steiner added such icons for microphone levels . (GNOME bug 621175)
  • Johan Dahlin added a “promise” module to gjs, to provide a better API for supporting asynchronous code . (GNOME bug 608450)
  • Grilo got a gravatar plugin, it is used to distribute an artist-avatar/author-avater attribute if either “artist” or “author” fields contain a valid email.
  • Totem has been updated to use a dark theme and symbolic icons . (GNOME bug 617921)
  • Ryan Lortie added dconf-editor to the dconf module.
  • Jonathan Matthew implemented the MPRIS D-Bus specification in Rhythmbox (GNOME bug 618520), MPRIS defines a common D-Bus interface for media players.
  • Harold Schreckengost contributed a new F-Spot topic based help.
  • Felix Kaser added a new “EmpathyLiveSearch” widget in Empathy, used to dynamically filter the main window contact list.
  • In GNOME Control Center Thomas Wood converted the display capplet to a settings panel.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added a search function to the function selector of Gnumeric . (GNOME bug 495776)
  • In the GNOME Shell Florian Müllner added a fade effect when overing over items of the dash . (GNOME bug 620782)
  • Abderrahim Kitouni added a plugin to support Vala to Anjuta . (GNOME bug 620757)
  • William Jon McCann improved the performance of the GDM greeter (GNOME bug 621045)
  • In Summer of Code land, Alexander Saprykin wrote a tiny parser for CMML files, so libcmml won’t be necessary for chapter support in Totem; Yuvi Panda made photo, video and burst modes of Cheese work in his Vala port; Michal Hruby wrote a Rhythmbox plugin using Zeitgeist; and more.

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