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 148

August 7, 2011

This week… 1642 commits, in 165 projects, by 217 happy hackers (and 223 were translation commits).

  • Jesse van den Kieboom added pre-commit and post-commit hook execution to gitg.
  • Stef Walter implemented GTlsDatabase into glib-networking, an abstract object implemented by the various TLS backends, which is used by GTlsConnection to lookup certificates and keys, as well as verify certificate chains . (GNOME bug 636572)
  • Stef Walter also ported libcryptui to use GSettings.
  • In Rygel Luis de Bethencourt made the AVC_MP4 and AAC_ISO_320 transcoders configurable.
  • Guillaume Desmottes changed Vinagre to default to 8 bit color depth for Telepathy tubes, as those connections are often slower than local connections . (GNOME bug 655415)
  • Vincent Untz ported gnome-panel to use the new gnome-menus API . (GNOME bug 649327)
  • Fabien Parent contributed support for user defined assembly syntax in Nemiver.
  • Richard Hughes added a backlight helper to the gnome-settings-daemon power plugin, as xbacklight isn’t always present.
  • Jasper St. Pierre made looking glass recognize new extensions as they are added to gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 654770)
  • The new Evolution documentation, in Mallard and written and assembled by Andre Klapper has landed.
  • Shaun McCance added support for a “button” style on link, in yelp-xsl.
  • Support for rich text in legends has been added to goffice by Jean Bréfort.
  • Cosimo Cecchi removed the built-in hover audio previewer from Nautilus, as there is now sushi.
  • Joaquim Rocha added support for exporting to PDF in ocrfeeder.
  • Bastien Nocera added a plugin to rotate videos to Totem . (GNOME bug 589399)
  • Morten Welinder excised usage of libgnome* and bonobo from Gnumeric.
  • In evolution-data-server Philip Withnall added support for getting and setting photos on contacts from Google Contacts, including caching support . (GNOME bug 619135)

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Issue 135

May 8, 2011

This week… 2114 commits, in 197 projects, by 213 happy hackers (and 355 were translation commits).

  • Dodji Seketeli added initial support for “jump to” in Nemiver . (GNOME bug 560235)
  • Ryan Lortie added support for lockdown to dconf.
  • Colin Walters updated gjs to support compilcation with the standalone mozjs185 release . (GNOME bug 646369)
  • Rupert Swarbrick rewrote the way info files are read in yelp, fixing bugs and making the logic much simpler in the process.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro ported gdl to use GtkStyleContext . (GNOME bug 649258)
  • Richard Hugues added a new notify_notification_set_app_name() function to libnotify, to set the application name for a single notification, this makes it possible for a daemon like gnome-settings-daemon to produce persistent messages with the correct application name . (GNOME bug 648947)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the “geometry” branch of Caribou, bringing some major changes such as coupling keyboard layout with xkb state, simplifying layout format, a new introspectable libcaribou library, and a D-Bus UI, to have the main caribou app activate the keyboard via D-Bus.
  • Elad Alfassa added support for globally installed gnome shell themes in the “user-theme” extension.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a progressbar-pattern style property to the Adwaita engin.
  • In clutter Robert Bragg removed the last dependency on the GdkPixbuf API.
  • Xavier Claessens added a chat theme preview to Empathy preferences window . (GNOME bug 541438)
  • Bastien Nocera changed the media keys gnome-settings-daemon plugin to use a symbolic icon for Eject.
  • Stefano Pettini added proper support for alpha channel in the rotate tool of gthumb.
  • Torsten Schönfeld wrapped more parts of the Cairo API to Perl.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow made Gnumeric handle MS Works formula . (GNOME bug 649406)
  • Mattias Clasen added a new “lock button” widget to GTK + (GNOME bug 626457) as well as a new style for assistants.

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Issue 131

April 10, 2011

This week… 3317 commits, in 232 projects, by 319 happy hackers (and 730 were translation commits).

  • Jesse van den Kieboom ported the commander gedit plugin to libpeas and GTK+ 3 . (GNOME bug 640075)
  • Shaun McCance revamped the platform overview document, giving each tech its own page.
  • Dov Grobgeld added a calibration tool to the giv image viewer.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a new sharpen tool to gthumb.
  • Bastien Nocera switched Totem to use clutter-gst to draw video, this allows to draw arbitrary actors on top of the video widget, while having them resize and move with the video widget.
  • A few days later he implemented the GstNavigation interface in clutter-gst video sink, making the DVD menus work.
  • Fabien Parent contributed a GSettings implemented to Nemiver configuration manager.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro added a way to automatize the profile filling in gstranslator . (GNOME bug 547610)
  • Jonathan Matthew ported all of Rhythmbox (core & plugins) to use GSettings.
  • Alban Crequy added contacts support in the flickr module of libsocialweb.
  • Diego Escalante Urrelo continued his work on the epiphany plugin system, converting existing epiphany-extensions to libpeas.
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova contributed new Mallard documentation to Vinagre.
  • Will Thompson added an eMusic web store source to Banshee . (GNOME bug 623828)
  • Garrett Regier contributed a GJS plugin loaded to libpeas.
  • Alexander Larsson added an experimental toplevel window mode to the GTK+ broadway backend; this mode makes each toplevel window get its own browser window, with popup windows using the browser window of their transient parent.Jesse van den Kieboom ported the commander gedit plugin to libpeas and GTK+ 3 . (GNOME bug 640075)

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Issue 110

November 14, 2010

This week… 2168 commits, in 214 projects, by 223 happy hackers (and 385 were translation commits).

  • Tomas Bzatek ported the GVFS daemons to GSettings.
  • The drag n drop redesign of GNOME Shell has been pushed to the gnome-shell-design repository.
  • Torsten Schoenfeld worked on introspection support in the Perl modules, adding tests and implementing conversions from and to Perl scalar values.
  • Owen Taylor pushed his mutter branch making shadows pretty and configurable . (GNOME bug 592382)
  • Epiphany has been changed to use ful lcontent zoom by default . (GNOME bug 615362)
  • Shaun McCance added support for TTML captions to Mallard tag, he wrote about it in Mallard+TTML Video Captions.
  • Maxim Ermilov updated GNOME Shell to never fall back to using the window title as application name . (GNOME bug 624935)
  • Tomaž Vajngerl added the MapQuest rendered for OpenStreetMap to libchamplain.
  • Jose Aliste ported the gedit syntex plugin to both libpeas and the newest pygobject (with introspection).
  • Nemiver got better breakpoint re-setting on restart, by Dodji Seketeli . (GNOME bug 634227)
  • Lucas Rocha added thing-specific toolbars to The Board (which has been added to git.gnome.org recently), and later he wrote about them in Context Toolbars in The Board.
  • In GTK+ A xcb GDK backend has been started by Ryan Lortie.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated gstranslated plugin engine to use libpeas.
  • And Gheyret T.Kenji added Uighur translations to a lot of modules.

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Issue 106

October 17, 2010

This week… 1906 commits, in 198 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 330 were translation commits).

  • Once again this week many modules are being ported to GTK+ 3, a notable exemple is the port of the Murrine GTK+ Engine.
  • Jon McCann dropped support for non-PAM authentication methods from gnome-screensaver.
  • A new GApplication implementation by Ryan Lortie landed in glib.
  • John Palmieri added compatibility functions for the deprecated PyCObject API to pygobject, also updating it to use the new PyCapsule PAI for Python versions above 3 . (GNOME bug 630844)
  • Jonh Wendell made the Avahi browser in Vinagre work with its new plugin system.
  • Vitaly Minko updated Empathy to divide spelling suggestions in one sub-menu per language . (GNOME bug 532832)
  • Many parts of gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-control-center have been migrated to use GSettings.
  • Robin Sonefors added a GUI for unit conversions to gcalctool . (GNOME bug 539830)
  • Dodji Seketeli made it possible to start remote debugging in Nemiver from the command line, it is no longer necessary to fill necessary parameters in the GUI . (GNOME bug 624630)
  • The colour temperature has been added to the profile viewer details of gnome-color-manager.
  • Jonathan Matthew added children to the podcast rhythmbox item, to have access to both new episodes and recent downloads.
  • David Zeuthen started implementing the Date and Time GNOME Shell mockups, in the datetime branch.
  • And Christian Dywan added a GtkComboBoxText class to GTK+, subclassing GtkComboBox and replaceing the old gtk_combo_box_*_text() convenience API . (GNOME bug 612396)

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Issue 101

September 12, 2010

This week… 2395 commits, in 184 projects, by 268 happy hackers (and 494 were translation commits).

  • Travis Reitter commited a folks-import tool, which allows importing of Pidgin meta-contact information to libfolks’ key file (GNOME bug 629084). He announced it as Folks 0.1.17 includes a migration tool.
  • Nathaniel Harward contributed Shotwell support to Conduit.
  • Luis Medinas replaced the last part of dbus-glib by GDBus in Brasero.
  • A new tablet icon, and a revamped generic phone icon were pushed to gnome-icon-theme by Jakub Steiner.
  • Maxim Ermilov added support for optionally attaching modal dialogs in Mutter, and made use of this new feature in GNOME Shell, adding some visual effects along the way . (GNOME bug 612726)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Milan Bouchet-Valat ported the built-in magnifier to use GSettings . (GNOME bug 622414)
  • In Nemiver Hubert Figuiere ported from libglademm to GtkBuilder, and Dodji Seketeli added support for “filename:linenum” in the set breakpoint dialog.
  • W. Michael Petullo fixed sharing of music by Rhythmbox to iTunes 10 over DAAP . (GNOME bug 628974)
  • Gabriel Burt made many improvements to the bookmark editing feature of pdfmod, including undo/redo support.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro made the interactive search of gedit the default search function, it used to be called using ctrl-k.
  • The new GDatetime support in GLib has been updated to use the Proleptic Gregoian calendar instead of the Julian calendar in its internal representation.
  • Support for XPS documents has been added to Evince; Carlos Garcia Campos announced it in XPS Documents.

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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 80

April 18, 2010

This week… 2112 commits, in 216 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 431 were translation commits).

  • The Hamster project got separated in client and d-bus service, and got a command line client (GNOME bug 602642).
  • Behdad Esfahbod pushed a gnome-terminal branch with a find dialog to highlight search terms . (GNOME bug 78963).
  • Much work happened in the asm-support branch of nemiver.
  • This was the week of the gsettings hackfest, many changes landed in both glib and gconf modules, you should read the day 1 summary by Vincent Untz and overall summary by Matthias Clasen.
  • During that hackfest baobab (in gnome-utils) has also been ported to gsettings, with explanative commit messages, and the devhelp branch has been updated for the API changes.
  • There was also a GNOME Python hackfest and much work happened in pygobject and pygi, go read posts written by John Palmieri: day 0, day 1, day 2, and wrapup.
  • Tadej Borovšak ported sound juicer to GtkBuilder, this was the last module using libglade, yeah.
  • Torsten Schönfeld started adding GIO support to the Perl binding, via gobject-introspection.
  • Support for application-indicators/StatusNotifierIcon has been added to the typing break applet in gnome-control-center (GNOME bug 606671)
  • Evolution got a new foocanvas branch, getting rid of libgnomecanvas.
  • A new SSH Hosts plugin written by Fabian Carlström has been added to kupfer.
  • Joanmarie Diggs added improved support for Empathy in orca . (GNOME bug 589925)

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Issue 50

September 20, 2009

This week… 2699 commits, in 227 projects, by 271 happy hackers (and 1213 were translation commits).

  • This is the week before the 2.28.0 and translators are working like crazy, Maithili support literally jumped from 43% to 55%, Asturian also jumped, progressing of 8 points; Galician, German and Hungarian all reached 100% of UI strings translated.
  • Brasero got event sound support, sounds will be played when a CD finished burning . (GNOME bug 594954)
  • A new WebSharing extension has been added to F-Spot.
  • Ryan Lortie added a D-Bus service for dconf (GNOME bug 595479).
  • Epiphany gained back its context menu, thanks to the new WebKitHitTestResult support in WebKit.
  • Nemiver gained support for editing breakpoint condition.
  • Evolution got rid of its dependency on libgnome and libgnomeui, Matthew Barnes blogged on how Evolution is now 100% Bonobo free . (GNOME bug 567283)
  • Screen locking on suspend or hibernate has been fixed in gnome-session (GNOME bug 595154)
  • XChat-GNOME got an option to hide its statusbar (GNOME bug 524030).
  • GNOME Shell has been updated to make the run dialog and “looking glass” debug console work in the overview . (GNOME bug 595116)
  • David Zeuthen added GObject introspection support to PolkitGtk.

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