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 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 169

January 1, 2012

This week… 803 commits, in 123 projects, by 135 happy hackers (and 178 were translation commits).

  • Emmanuele Bassi added a special diagnostic mode to Clutter, to be used to mark deprecated virtual functions and other run-time constructs.
  • John Ralls pushed the conversion of gtk-mac-integration to the gobject-introspectable structure.
  • In libchamplain Jiří Techet added a Python champlain-gtk demo with markers, thanks to Nicolas Évrard.
  • Vivien Malerba improved the timestamp entry widget of libgda.
  • Zeeshan Ali added a sound card device to VMs of gnome-boxes.
  • In Orca Joanmarie Diggs had various event manager improvements.
  • Murray Cumming improved the “Related Choices” Glom field to allow the user to specify a sort order.
  • Sergey V. Udaltsov fixed rendering of the layout list in the “add layout” popup of gnome-control-center region panel.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported iagno from C to Vala.
  • Dov Grobgeld introduced initial remote control of giv through jsonrpc.
  • In goffice Andreas J. Guelzow fixed chinese number rendering.
  • Morten Welinder updated gnumeric to handle unicode signs better.
  • In glib Ravi Sankar Guntur fixed the handling of ‘\v’ (vertical tab) in g_strescape() and g_strcompress (). (GNOME bug 664830)

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Issue 166

December 11, 2011

This week… 1703 commits, in 159 projects, by 210 happy hackers (and 183 were translation commits).

  • Steven Carr introduced support for the VNC audio tunnel extension to gtk-vnc.
  • Bastien Nocera updated gnome-settings-daemon to use libwacom to get tablets metadata.
  • A new “Change Passphrase” dialog was added to gnome-disk-utility by David Zeuthen.
  • Lapo Calamandrei did work on the unfocused windows appearance in gnome-themes-standard.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a RSS feed to the extensions.gnome.org website.
  • Various client side wayland support updates by Robert Bragg made their way into cogl.
  • Paolo Bacchilega modified gthumb “edit metadata” dialog to allow saving the metadata without closing the dialog.
  • In gnome-boxes Zeeshan Ali made various improvements to the express installation of Fedora and Windows VM . (GNOME bug 665803)
  • In Orca Joanmarie Diggs began work on label inference (aka “label guess”) functionality for WebKitGtk content.
  • Zan Dobersek contributed a fix to gnome-shell to make sure the window labels are visible at all times . (GNOME bug 644861)
  • GMenu* support has landed into GLib.
  • In GTK+ Cosimo Cecchi ported GtkStatusIcon to use GtkIconHelper . (GNOME bug 665409)

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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 164

November 27, 2011

This week… 2089 commits, in 181 projects, by 226 happy hackers (and 320 were translation commits).

  • Richard Hughes added a progress bar on the calibration action page of gnome-color-manager.
  • Morten Welinder improved the precision of range functions in goffice.
  • Joanmarie Diggs removed the legacy magnification code from orca . (GNOME bug 664651)
  • In gnome-disk-utility David Zeuthen updated the ATA smart dialog.
  • Erik Hartenian improved the Cantarell font, adding “extrema” to all glyphs, and making slight adjustments on a few letters.
  • In the gnome-control-center wacom panel Bastien Nocera split out the tablet page, so it can be reused for separate tablet configurations.
  • In seahorse Stef Walter added support for creating creating certificate requests as well as support for PKCS#11 key generation.
  • Guillaume Desmottes added a “wrong password” dialog to Empathy, used for failing GOA accounts . (GNOME bug 661640)
  • Milan Crha implemented fast-transfer for the address book backend of evolution-mapi.
  • For gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi made a first version of GdTaggedEntry, a GtkEntry subclass to which tags can be added (and styled with CSS).
  • Anthony Granger updated Cheese preferences dialog to be more netbook-friendly . (GNOME bug 663146)
  • Jason Baron added cgroup support in the process view of gnome-system-monitor.
  • John Stowers updated gnome-tweak-tool to support the new GNOME Shell 3.3.x DBus interface.

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Issue 141

June 19, 2011

This week… 2058 commits, in 165 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 160 were translation commits).

  • Vinicius Depizzol adapted the website footer to support selection of languages when available.
  • Rodrigo Moya made the calendar backend of evolution-couchdb work with latest evolution-data-server.
  • Luiz Armesto added appindicator support to billreminder.
  • In gnome-utils GNOME Screenshot was updated to flash the area of the screen that is captured.
  • Giovanni Campagna added support for converting JS Arrays to C arrays of any type, not just integers as before in gjs . (GNOME bug 646632)
  • In gdm Ray Strode exported a library for being a greeter, this will make it easier for people to write external greeters.
  • Alexander Larsson made gnome-contacts track phone status on IM presence.
  • In yelp-xsl Shaun McCance added accessible titles on notes in DocBook and Mallard . (GNOME bug 613267)
  • Andreas J. Guelzow improved support for export to xslx in Gnumeric.
  • Rodrigo Moya added a new ‘Formats’ tab in the region settings panel.
  • Robert Nordan contributed the possibility of mass exporting to HTML of Tomboy notes . (GNOME bug 356871)
  • In GTK+ Benjamin Otte implemented support for multiple border colors.
  • Joanmarie Diggs removed magnification settings from Orca, as it’s now controlled by gnome-shell mag and the Universal Access tools . (GNOME bug 652241)

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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 115

December 19, 2010

This week… 1798 commits, in 165 projects, by 218 happy hackers (and 271 were translation commits).

  • Shaun McCance added support for the Mallard Facets extension to both yelp and yelp-xsl.
  • Robert Carr ported ease from autotools to the Wav build system.
  • James Liggett implemented the Revert pane in the Git plugin of Anjuta.
  • Handling of GeoRSS for YouTube videos has been added to libgdata.
  • Laura Lucas Alday added command line options for starting cheese in wide and fullscreen modes . (GNOME bug 597820)
  • Milan Bouchet-Valat switched the GNOME System Tools to GTK+ 3.
  • A rewrite of the documentation for Orca has been started by Joanmarie Diggs.
  • In gnome-settings-daemon Colin Walters changed the default behaviour when closing a laptop lid, from hibernate to suspend . (GNOME bug 637473)
  • The sasl-gui branch has been merged into Empathy, meaning it is now possible to setup accounts without saving the passwords.
  • Maxim Ermilov implemented filtering applications by category to GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 631537)
  • Tristan Van Berkom merged his treeview refactoring in GTK+, he has a number of posts on the subject in his blog.
  • Richard Hughes added a first version of a network panel to the control center.

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Issue 100

September 5, 2010

This week… 2545 commits, in 212 projects, by 256 happy hackers (and 731 were translation commits).

  • Eitan Isaacson added a checkbox to use the default colour theme when highlighring keys in Caribou . (GNOME bug 622246)
  • Joanmarie Diggs added support for object toolkis in Orca, this allows Orco to handle cases where multiple toolkits are used in an application . (GNOME bug 628410)
  • Philip Withnall merged his port of Totem to GSettings . (GNOME bug 625896)
  • Gabriel Burt pushed a first pass at Bookmarks support for pdfmod, this adds a sidebar treeview that shows the existing bookmarks, and it’s possible to edit or remove them, as well as adding new bookmarks.
  • Colin Walters merged his major rewrite of girscanner, and more, in gobject-introspection.
  • Support for multi-coloured text layers has been added to Gimp by Michael Natterer, on top of an initial patch by Barak Itkin . (GNOME bug 620674)
  • Florian Müllner added support for the text-shadow property in GNOME Shell . (GNOME bug 624384)
  • Support for the MPRIS v2 API has been added to Banshee, this will allow external applications to interact with Banshee through a standard D-Bus API . (GNOME bug 570841)
  • Jonh Wendell added an instant messaging status plugin to Vinagre, that changes the status to busy when the application is switched to full screen mode.
  • A backend using the Windows Registry has been added by Sam Thursfield to GSettings.
  • Benjamin Otte updated the screenshot tool from gnome-utils to not draw directly to the root window anymore, updating the look of area selection along the way . (GNOME bug 628499)

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