Issue 159

October 23, 2011

This week… 2348 commits, in 213 projects, by 251 happy hackers (and 434 were translation commits).

  • Damien Lespiau updated pinpoint to support 3gp files as video files.
  • In gparted Curtis Gedak added detection of exfat file systems (GNOME bug 639760) and the ability to resize btrfs file systems (GNOME bug 661715).
  • Marc-André Lureau started implemented the assistant pages to create machines in gnome-boxes.
  • Dan Winship fixed SoupMessage https status information to be set more reliably.
  • Now that GTK+ supports it, Cosimo Cecchi enabled transparency and rounded corners of tooltips in gnome-themes-standard.
  • Morten Welinder added a new resource manager into goffice.
  • In gnome-screensaver Martin Schmölzer fixed background scaling on multi-monitor setups . (GNOME bug 648193)
  • Philip Withnall added support for caching vCard parameters for contacts in folks telepathy backend.
  • Zeeshan Ali refactored rygel to more easily support client hacks, and added some for Panasonic TV.
  • Vincent Untz changed gnome-session to use whitelist/blacklist regexps when evaluating the active renderer . (GNOME bug 644325)
  • In yelp Shaun McCance added a share button to send a link to a help page.
  • Florian Müllner added context menus (with copy/paste actions) to some entries of gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 659275)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow added optional markers to indicate that cell content has been truncated . (GNOME bug 662149)
  • David King changed cheese to prefer the dark GTK+ theme variant . (GNOME bug 660628)

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Issue 156

October 2, 2011

This week… 2810 commits, in 216 projects, by 325 happy hackers (and 767 were translation commits).

  • In gdk-pixbuf Keith Moyer fixed gif animation delays between frames . (GNOME bug 655755)
  • Jonathan Matthew converted Rhythmbox to be based on GtkApplication.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for run-time backend detection in clutter-gtk.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a better, more contextual review list UI for extensions.gnome.org.
  • Dan Winship updated libsoup to use GTlsDatabase, and added new SoupSession properties for it.
  • In clutter-gst Damien Lespiau changed how audio and subtitles tracks are reported.
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated gnome-screenshot to use GNOME Shell DBus screenshot interface if available . (GNOME bug 657330)
  • Sébastien Wilmet changed latexila to use theme icons, instead of relying of icons copied from Kile.
  • Murray Cumming updated glom to use CSS3 formatting for colors.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added a snippets manager to gedit-latex.
  • Copy and paste from gnumeric to other programs has been fixed by Andreas J. Guelzow . (GNOME bug 660242)
  • In goffice Morten Welinder improved the precision of range functions when the input vector is (near-)constant.
  • Jens Georg added some delay before handling SoupMessage signals in rygel, to avoid getting stray signals when one of the precondition checks fails.
  • Support for DVD playing has been added to Banshee, this includes menu navitation and is the work of Alex Launi, Olivier Dufour, and Bertrand Lorenz.
  • Richard Hugues added an ICC profile metadata blacklist to gnome-color-manager.
  • Jonny Lamb removed workarounds for Butterfly bugs from Empathy . (GNOME bug 612555)
  • Christophe Dumez optimised the parsing of vcards in evolution-data-server.

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Issue 149

August 14, 2011

This week… 1305 commits, in 147 projects, by 196 happy hackers (and 237 were translation commits).

  • David King disabled Ctrl-Alt-Del action in the view-only mode of Vinagre . (GNOME bug 656451)
  • Vincent Untz added support for XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP, to be used by non-GNOME consumers of GNOME . (GNOME bug 654041)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the support GTK+ modules into Caribou . (GNOME bug 655047)
  • In GNOME Disk Utility David Zeuthen added an UI for editing /etc/fstab entries.
  • Lubosz Sarnecki contribued viewer transformation support into Pitivi.
  • GHex has been ported to use GSettings by Kalev Lember.
  • Jakub Steiner and Cosimo Cecchi made various refinements to the Adwaita theme.
  • In pygobject Laszlo Pandy added support for calling functions with keyword arguments in invoke . (GNOME bug 625596)
  • Dan Winship changed libsoup to default to TLS for https connections, and fall back to SSLv3 on failure . (GNOME bug 581342)
  • Luca Bruno switched vala support for libgdata to use introspection data . (GNOME bug 655192)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for smoothed curve renaming . (GNOME bug 656148)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added invisible borders to Mutter, paving the way for easier grab on thin window borders . (GNOME bug 644930)
  • Philip Withnall ported the MPRIS support of Totem to version 2.1.
  • In folks Travis Reitter added support for vCard-like parameters to a serie of attributes.
  • Murray Cumming made various improvements to the Print Layout support of glom.

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Issue 138

May 29, 2011

This week… 2017 commits, in 201 projects, by 256 happy hackers (and 249 were translation commits).

  • In libxml2 Daniel Veillard added options to ignore the internal encoding of XML and HTML documents.
  • Milan Crha ported evolution-couchdb to build with Evolution 3.
  • Lucian Langa implemented the org.gnome.feed.Reader interface in evolution-rss, making it work with the feed subscription support from Epiphany.
  • Eitan Isaacson added “scan” layout functionality to Caribou, he later wrote about it and other Caribou changes in Caribou Week Whatever.
  • Eog was changed by Felix Riemann to use the result of librsvg parser to generate pixel data out of SVG files . (GNOME bug 642725)
  • Marc Alcalà updated the Dock extension for gnome shell to allow for multiple positions on the screen . (GNOME bug 647394)
  • Shaun McCance added a Mallard page status checker to yelp-tools.
  • Øyvind Kolås added the start of a speaker screen to the pinpoint presentation tool.
  • In frogr Mario Sanchez Prada added support for using the GNOME general proxy settings . (GNOME bug 644841)
  • Richard Hughes updated the gnome-settings-daemon color plugin to watch the user directories for ICC files and (un)register them with colord.
  • Libsoup got a workaround for broken apache Content-Encoding on .gz files . (GNOME bug 613361)
  • The Epiphany location entry was updated to not change background colour for security state, relying on a visible symbolic lock icon when needed.
  • Colin Walters added tracking changes in WM_CLASS to GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 649315)
  • Matthias Clasen implemented network sharing (aka ‘Hotspot’) into the network settings panel.

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Issue 128

March 20, 2011

This week… 3142 commits, in 211 projects, by 294 happy hackers (and 1113 were translation commits).

  • Translators were all hard at work, with more than one thousand commits this week.
  • John Stowers pushed his GNOME Tweak Tool to the GNOME Git server.
  • Mutter was changed to provide a single library, combining both libmutter-wm and libmutter-private . (GNOME bug 644565)
  • Colin Walters added a “fail whale” dialog in gnome-session, to be shown on component failures; the name comes from Twitter error pages . (GNOME bug 642497)
  • The same Colin Walters also rewrote a11y bus management in at-spi2-core, so it doesn’t fall back to the session bus . (GNOME bug 644851)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a first iteration of a dark variant of the Adwaita theme, in gnome-themes-standard.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship implemented a GNOME proxy backend using te network proxy settings from gsettings-desktop-schemas, for automatic proxy configuration it uses the D-Bus service provided by the libproxy plugin . (GNOME bug 644211)
  • Shaun McCance added mouseovers on topic links of Mallard documents, in yelp-xsl.
  • In gnome-devel-docs Johannes Schmid updated or added guitar tuner demos in different languages.
  • And also at the documentation hackfest many pages were written for the user help, by all participants.
  • Claude Paroz added support for “reduced stats” in damned-lies, making it possible to have statistics on “important” strings, for example it currently excludes schema strings.
  • Jan Danielsson added support for the Fossil Source Control Management to Meld . (GNOME bug 644811)
  • Richard Hugues updated the screenshot tool in gnome-utils to save the screen ICC profile in the screenshot.
  • Bastien Nocera implemented touchpad motion settings in the mouse plugin for gnome-settings-daemon . (GNOME bug 642474)

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Issue 127

March 13, 2011

This week… 2634 commits, in 197 projects, by 272 happy hackers (and 670 were translation commits).

  • Andrew McGrath added support for plain text exportation in ocrfeeder.
  • Robert Ancell updated dconf-editor to show the key range in key descriptions.
  • Based on a patch from Mark Starovoytov Dan Winship fixed libsoup to catch overflows when parsing very distant expiration dates in cookies . (GNOME bug 643462)
  • John Stowers added a user-theme extension to the gnome-shell-extensions repository . (GNOME bug 644271)
  • Ray Strode made it so that gdm runs the gnome-session acceleration helper script, to preload the GL stack and figure out ahead of time whether or not gnome shell can run on the system.
  • Marek Kasik updated the printers plugin of gnome-settings-daemon to show notifications for selected printer state changes (things liek “tuner low”).
  • Jakub Steiner worked on the Cantarell font, fixing all ~ accented glyphs . (GNOME bug 642396)
  • Steve Frécinaux enabled Python support for eog plugins . (GNOME bug 639597)
  • Martin Robinson made the serif font the default web font of Epiphany, to match the behaviour of other browsers . (GNOME bug 644523)
  • GObject Introspection support as been added to libcheese by Luciana Fujii Pontello.
  • Dan Winship changed gnome-shell to use the new libmutter-wm library, to build a real gnome-shell binary (GNOME bug 641724)
  • Bastien Nocera added some code to reorder date widgets in the date/time panel, to be based on the locale’s date format, rather than only supporting the US-centric version . (GNOME bug 636896)
  • And William Jon McCann ripped GNOME Screensaver of its theme and job support.

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Issue 111

November 21, 2010

This week… 1927 commits, in 202 projects, by 209 happy hackers (and 400 were translation commits).

  • Christian Persch moved back the typing-break code from gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-control-center to its own drwright module.
  • Owen Taylor added a new frame type to mutter for modal dialogs . (GNOME bug 592382)
  • Much work happened around the gtk-style-context branch of GTK+, with many modules tentatively ported, including a transformation of the ClearLooks into a GtkThemingEngine.
  • Vinagre was adapted to the new G[tk]Application API by Jonh Wendell.
  • Colin Walters added support for gunichar as a new fundamental type tag to gjs . (GNOME bug 633199)
  • GNOME Power Manager has been cleaned of all its UPS specific UI, to just use the battery critical action for the UPS critical state.
  • Andoni Morales Alastruey updated Longomatch to only show players that are actually plaging, and to sort them on their numbers, not names.
  • A new Battery & Power indicator has been added to GNOME Shell by Giovanni Campagna . (GNOME bug 622451)
  • The GNOME Control Center got a new ‘Power’ panel, with appropriate power management settings.
  • Libsoup has been changed to make URI username/password override cached info; this allows a page to, eg, force a logout by sending an XMLHttpRequest using a bad password . (GNOME bug 631679)
  • Peter Hutterer added a wacom gnome-settings-daemon plugin.
  • Also Tomas Bzatek started porting Nautilus aurorun code as a new automount gnome-settings-daemon plugin.
  • Cosimo Cecchi started implementing a “open with” dialog right in GTK+, it is currently in the open-with-dialog branch.
  • Last but not least Arx Cruz added a new quite featured –form option to Zenity, making it possible to build more complex dialogs from a simple command line . (GNOME bug 412493)

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Issue 82

May 2, 2010

This week… 2121 commits, in 206 projects, by 275 happy hackers (and 317 were translation commits).

  • GLChess, from gnome-games, has been switched to use the GtkInfoBar widget . (GNOME bug 612660)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a button to restore selected files in the trash top bar in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 616304)
  • Robert Carr worked hard on Glide, including some undo machinery, a new animation system, PDF export support; he blogged about this and more in Glide Update….
  • Support for Tracker 0.8 has been added to Brasero . (GNOME bug 616831)
  • Emerillon, the map browser using libchamplain, got bindings for the Vala language . (GNOME bug 616729)
  • Dependency on libgnome has been removed from the invest applet . (GNOME bug 597842)
  • Andreas Rottmann added gobject-introspection support to libsoup.
  • Libchamplain build process has seen many changes, making it possible to build again without libmemphis support.
  • Guido Günther added a simple PAM plugin to krb5-auth-dialog . (GNOME bug 347034)
  • Dodji Seketeli made the find dialog of nemiver non-modal.
  • And GNOME Color Manager has been updated to show much more details in the color picker UI, and allow the user to choose a RGB colorspace.

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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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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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