Issue 211

October 21, 2012

This week… 2002 commits, in 189 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 382 were translation commits).

  • Bastien Nocera added forward geocoding search (the process of turning an address into a latitude and longitude) to geoclue-glib.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos switched devhelp to use WebKit 2 by default.
  • Parag Nemade added a single default ibus engine for Indic locales to gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin . (GNOME bug 685954)
  • In orca Joanmarie Diggs added a fix for braille email address auto completions in Thunderbird.
  • In gdm Tim Lunn contributed a fix for shutdown and restart on ConsoleKit systems . (GNOME bug 686125)
  • Cosimo Cecchi changed Nautilus bookmarks handling to avoid synchronous I/O.
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to use libdvdcss, if available, for creating images of DVDs.
  • Rob Bradford ported cogl to the new Wayland protocol.
  • Kai Willadsen fixed meld to correctly handle metadata-only changes in Git . (GNOME bug 655315)
  • Xan Lopez fixed epiphany so it doesn’t automatically download embedded objects . (GNOME bug 683635)
  • Michael Hill updated the gnome help in gnome-user-docs to reflect the removal of mode switch.
  • Debarshi Ray added ownCloud support to gnome-online-accounts . (GNOME bug 660573)
  • In gnumeric Morten Welinder improved the speed of saving large sheets as ODS file, also reducing file size along the way.
  • Robert Ancell landed the Vala part of gcalctool . (GNOME bug 640685)

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Issue 206

September 16, 2012

This week… 2999 commits, in 265 projects, by 306 happy hackers (and 771 were translation commits).

  • Active work continued on the release-notes, with many contributions from Olav Vitters, Juanjo Marín, Andre Klapper, Matthias Clasen, and others.
  • W. Michael Petullo contributed a DMAP plugin to Grilo . (GNOME bug 652516)
  • In gdm Colin Walters did a major cleanup of greeter environment setup . (GNOME bug 630485)
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to install the app menu only gnome-shell is running.
  • Sébastien Wilmet added SyncTeX support to latexila, using the gedit synctex plugin as a basis.
  • In gnome-panel Jeremy Bicha rearranged the user menu items to match GNOME Shell 3.6 . (GNOME bug 683650)
  • Jasper St. Pierre reworked the grabbing code of gnome-shell to properly handle stacking . (GNOME bug 683546)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a spinner when computing the contents of folders . (GNOME bug 78789)
  • Jean Bréfort added a new scattered min-max plot type to goffice . (GNOME bug 683493)
  • Matthias Clasen landed a serie of refinements to the gnome-control-center network panel.
  • Sergio Villar Senin updated SoupBodyInputStream from libsoup to make it seekable . (GNOME bug 665884)

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Issue 205

September 9, 2012

This week… 2896 commits, in 281 projects, by 264 happy hackers (and 1186 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb to allow scaling images before uploading to FlickR or PicasaWeb.
  • Marek Kašík landed the redesign of the “new printer” dialog of gnome-control-center.
  • Jean Bréfort fixed the import of multiple paths shape elements in gnumeric ODF plugin.
  • In clutter Emmanuele Bassi added interpolation for matrices, making it possible for :transform and :child-transform to be animated.
  • In pygobject Simon Feltman added a Signal class for adding and connecting custom signals . (GNOME bug 434924)
  • Phillip Wood contributed support for composer tags to sound-juicer, particularly useful for classical music . (GNOME bug 661646)
  • Sébastien Wilmet switched latexila from CMake to autotools.
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use libcheese rather than direct calls to gstreamer to take avatar photo.
  • Sullivan Matas added support for javascript code generation into Dia.
  • Giovanni Campagna fixed idle blank and sleep timeouts in the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin . (GNOME bug 668703)
  • Thiago Santos updated Cheese to the GStreamer 1.0 API.
  • William Jon McCann landed a new design for the “Connect to Server” dialog of Nautilus . (GNOME bug 682637)
  • Jean-François Fortin Tam implemented a Media Library toolbar into Pitivi.
  • Carlos Garnacho added GtkTextHandle to GTK+, a helper object to allow text widgets to implement text selection on touch devices.

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Issue 201

August 12, 2012

This week… 2287 commits, in 213 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 508 were translation commits).

  • Tim-Philipp Müller ported sushi to GStreamer 1.0 . (GNOME bug 680425)
  • Ryan Lortie enabled i18n support for dconf-editor . (GNOME bug 642217)
  • Marc-André Lureau added a search bar to gnome-boxes, it will search as you type and filter the boxes . (GNOME bug 681089)
  • Giovanni Campagna updated the gnome-shell screen shield to tween from the top when explicitly locking . (GNOME bug 681143)
  • Fabiana Simões reviewed and updated eog user documentation, also added pages for the picasa and fullscreen background plugins.
  • William Jon McCann updated nautilus to select the first item in search results by default.
  • Marek Kašík ported gnome-search-tool to GSettings . (GNOME bug 632429)
  • More work on AFP support in gvfs has been pushed by Carl-Anton Ingmarsson, it now has a worker thread in GVfsAfpConnection and log out from the server on umount.
  • Lennart Poettering changed gdm to always run on VT1 (while adding a –with-initial-vt=… configure switch for other values ). (GNOME bug 511168)
  • Aurimas Černius migrated gnote to depend on libsecret instead of libgnome-keyring.
  • Paolo Bacchilega merged a new ‘Add Files’ dialog to file-roller, that allows the user to select both files and folders.
  • Ville Sokk did some small optimisation the the file backends of gegl.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos updated epiphany to show information about the SSL errors when clicking on lock icon . (GNOME bug 681506)
  • In gnome-control-center Matthias Clasen updated the hotspot dialog from the network panel to match the mockups more closely.
  • Christian Persch ported evince to GApplication and GtkApplication, and used the later to inhibit the screensaver.

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Issue 200

August 5, 2012

This week… 1689 commits, in 166 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 350 were translation commits).

  • Paolo Bacchilega added an application menu to gthumb.
  • Milan Crha updated evolution-ews to be able to read/write folder permissions.
  • In gnome-clocks Eslam Mostafa commited a new design for the alarms dialog.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos continued porting Epiphany to webkit2, this week the inspector and the disk cache.
  • Matthias Clasen deprecated thread functions in gdk . (GNOME bug 680754)
  • Lucian Langa initiated the gsettings migration of evolution-rss.
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen made the Create/Restore Disk Image dialogs non-modal.
  • William Jon McCann added a way to rank search results in Nautilus, it gives each search hit a relevance score computed from the sum of proximity, recent, and text match bonuses . (GNOME bug 680163)
  • Matthew Barnes added D-Bus interfaces to evolution-data-server for remote resource management.
  • Jasper St. Pierre integrated gnome-initial-setup into gdm . (GNOME bug 678057)
  • Ville Sokk added both a memory mapped file backend and a threaded memory map file backend to gegl.
  • Richard Hughes changed the gnome-control-center to show hotspot details in a new sub-frame.
  • Florian Müllner updated gnome-shell login screen user list to indicate whether users are logged in . (GNOME bug 658185)
  • Morten Welinder improved inter-workbook calculations in Gnumeric.

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Issue 197

July 15, 2012

This week… 1778 commits, in 207 projects, by 207 happy hackers (and 225 were translation commits).

  • Edward Hervey ported clutter-gst to GStreamer 1.0, and Florian Müllner did the same for gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 679445)
  • Juan Pablo Ugarte fixed important memory leaks in glade . (GNOME bug 679487)
  • In epiphany Carlos Garcia Campos continued his port to WebKit2, this time with support for persistent cookies . (GNOME bug 679369)
  • David Henningsson and Conor Curran added the necessary backend work to get the gnome-control-center sound panel use the new port introspection capability of PulseAudio 2.0 . (GNOME bug 674831)
  • Martin Pieuchot contributed support for allocating PTYs through openpty on BSD to gvfs sftp backend . (GNOME bug 679790)
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to rescan device when it’s done restoring a disk image onto it, so no physical replug is necessary.
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a “recent files” place . (GNOME bug 325824)
  • In gtk-vnc Daniel P. Berrange added support for connecting to GSocketAddress instances.
  • Robert Bragg added support for resizable windows to cogl.
  • Rui Matos updated gnome-settings-daemon keyboard plugin to set IBus engines from input sources . (GNOME bug 676102)
  • Paolo Bacchilega changed file-roller to be able to extract rar archives with ‘The Unarchiver’ (unar ). (GNOME bug 646606)
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a dialpad button widget to Empathy, to improve the dialpad functionalities . (GNOME bug 679396)
  • Milan Crha fixed evolution-data-server to make it possible to cancel search in search folders . (GNOME bug 578240)
  • Jean Bréfort added support for gobject introspection to gnumeric . (GNOME bug 670271)
  • In libsecret Stefan Walter added some documentation for how to migrate from libgnome-keyring.
  • Rob Bradford landed several wayland changes in GTK+, including a port to the new input protocol mechanism.

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Issue 196

July 8, 2012

This week… 1234 commits, in 151 projects, by 174 happy hackers (and 190 were translation commits).

  • Oleksij Rempel created a branch porting gnome-media to the GStreamer 1.0 APIs . (GNOME bug 679381)
  • In latexila Sébastien Wilmet made a new UI for the Build Tools Preferences.
  • In pyatspi2 Mike Gorse wrapped all interfaces of at-spi . (GNOME bug 679044)
  • Seif Lotfy changed the layout of single clock views in gnome-clocks . (GNOME bug 678862)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos started coding the event view part of gnome-calendar.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a switch to globally enable the dark theme preference to gnome-tweak-tool . (GNOME bug 677803)
  • Philip Withnall added anti-linking support to folks, to prevent some contacts to be automatically linked . (GNOME bug 629537)
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen added support for ATA secure erase and non-cancelable jobs.
  • Danielle Madeley removed ported the old Empathy themes to be proper Adium themes, this allowed the removal of a good chunk of code.
  • Morten Welinder updated the non-linear solver in Gnumeric so it knows about constraints . (GNOME bug 620368)
  • In gnome-devel-docs Marta Maria Casetti wrote new Python tutorials for treeview widgets.
  • William Jon McCann migrated the Nautilus menu bar to a view menu button . (GNOME bug 676531)
  • In rygel Jens Georg added a simple standalone player as an example; it’s a stand-alone UPnP renderer that renders any visual content in ASCII-art.
  • Christian Persch imported PCRE 8.31 into glib, and added support for the new match options and JavaScript compat mode . (GNOME bug 679193)
  • Ana Risteska updated gnome-shell telepathy integration to not add log messages on presence changes . (GNOME bug 669508)

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Issue 193

June 17, 2012

This week… 1400 commits, in 146 projects, by 190 happy hackers (and 191 were translation commits).

  • Jon Dowland updated sound-juicer to use musicbrainz 5 . (GNOME bug 676749)
  • Jeffrey Stedfast fixed decoding of some RFC 2184 parameters in gmime.
  • David Zeuthen updated gnome-disk-utility to show sample size and number of samples for benchmarks.
  • Sergio Villar Senin fixed libsoup to not accept cookies for well known public domains . (GNOME bug 673802)
  • Jeremy Whiting made libzeitgeist a hard dependency of folks . (GNOME bug 677428)
  • Guillaume Desmottes landed a new roster view into Empathy.
  • Christophe Fergeau added the possibility to disable SSL checks in librest . (GNOME bug 663786)
  • In gnome control center Stef Walter implemented enterprise logins in add dialog . (GNOME bug 677548)
  • Bastien Nocera changed gnome shell to always enable accessibility . (GNOME bug 678095)
  • Eslam Mostafa updated gnome-clocks to respect the 12/24h global settings.
  • In Meld Kai Willadsen added support for opening new tabs from D-Bus . (GNOME bug 616466)
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated Nautilus to allow dropping of files to bookmarks . (GNOME bug 645353)

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Issue 190

May 27, 2012

This week… 1469 commits, in 159 projects, by 206 happy hackers (and 241 were translation commits).

  • Ray Strode ported alacarte to the latest GMenu and introspection . (GNOME bug 626220)
  • In gjs Jasper St. Pierre added a debugger function to retrieve the refcount of a GObject.
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Nicolas Dufresne changed the default touchpad deactivation to 1.0s . (GNOME bug 590783)
  • Valek Filippov continued improving Cyrillic coverage of cantarell-fonts.
  • Kjell Ahlstedt contibuted a –include-pointer command option to gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 594141)
  • Marc-André Lureau changed gnome-boxes to always show the top bar when the mouse can be grabbed . (GNOME bug 676307)
  • Marta Maria Casetti contributed various examples in Python to gnome-devel-docs.
  • In gnome-themes-standard Cosimo Cecchi improved the theming support for OSD toolbars and buttons.
  • Matthias Clasen changed the gnome-control-center user accounts panel to use libpwquality for password handling . (GNOME bug 676396)
  • In Nautilus William Jon McCann added a way to create a new directory from a selection . (GNOME bug 676432)
  • Florian Müllner added a generic –mode switch to gnome-shell, to be used by gdm, initial-setup, or others . (GNOME bug 676156)
  • Michael Hill added the beginning of a new administrator guide into gnome-user-docs.
  • Jonathan Matthew added a new podcast search infrastructure and podcast subscription dialog in Rhythmbox.
  • Piotr Piastucki improved inline highlighting performances in Meld.

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Issue 186

April 29, 2012

This week… 1687 commits, in 161 projects, by 204 happy hackers (and 250 were translation commits).

  • Juan Pablo Ugarte redid the Glade UI, in Glade, and using GtkBuilder, GResources, and GtkAction.
  • Florian Müllner ported gcalctool to GtkApplication, and replaced the existing menu bar with an app menu . (GNOME bug 674529)
  • Michael Wood added an “in-seek” property to clutter-gst, this can be used when we need to keep external controllers in sync with the current progress without having to poll for the progress.
  • In Gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved again support for ODF spreadsheets, this time by importing the page headers.
  • Jasper St. Pierre improved the notification part of gnome-shell to match applications on WM_CLASS . (GNOME bug 673761)
  • In Clutter Emmanuele Bassi added basic geometric types (point, size, rect) so they can used in properties and accessors.
  • Raul Gutierrez Segales contributed a port of folks to gsettings . (GNOME bug 647909)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added an application menu to Nautilus . (GNOME bug 674532)
  • In gvfs David Zeuthen added support for getting/storing LUKS encryption passphrase from the keyring . (GNOME bug 674161)
  • Dan Winship reorganised the proxy resolution code of libsoup, and added support for SOCKS and other proxy types . (GNOME bug 553269)
  • In GTK+ Matthias Clasen added a ‘fine adjustment’ mode to ranges, Shift-click in the slider now starts a drag in ‘fine adjustment’ mode, where the slider is moved 10-times slower than the mouse.

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