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 161

November 6, 2011

This week… 1522 commits, in 143 projects, by 202 happy hackers (and 179 were translation commits).

  • Dan Winship added API to handle redirections in libsoup.
  • Chris Kühl modified gnome-system-monitor to include the process name in the end and kill process dialogs . (GNOME bug 560162)
  • Will Thompson changed pinpoint to inhibit screensaver while fullscreened.
  • In seahorse Stef Walter implemented locking and unlocking of tokens.
  • Zeeshan Ali added basic support for creating a VM to gnome-boxes.
  • In cogl Robert Bragg started reducing the dependency to glib.
  • David Zeuthen changed gnome-disk-utility to default to formatting removable media as NTFS, noting that ideally we’d have a good filesystem for removable media but that’s not the way things work right now.
  • Ekaterina Gerasimova rewrote the gnome-system-log help in Mallard . (GNOME bug 658455)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved text and hyperlinks import/export from and to ODF . (GNOME bug 663135 and GNOME bug 603533)
  • In gparted Curtis Gedak fixed the display of ext2/3/4 and NTFS unicode volume labels . (GNOME bug 662537)
  • Jean Bréfort added some optional support for EPS images into libgoffice.
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a first implementation of a search dropdown filter in gnome-documents.
  • In rhythmbox Jonathan Matthew reworked the search UI and added a source toolbar.
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added a serie of tools to manipulate xps files into libgxps.
  • Jasper St. Pierre added tab-completion to gnome-shell looking glass . (GNOME bug 661054)
  • Patricia Santana Cruz added camera hotplug support to the preferences dialog of Cheese . (GNOME bug 603612)

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Issue 150

August 21, 2011

This week… 2080 commits, in 168 projects, by 244 happy hackers (and 325 were translation commits).

  • Stef Walter refactored the asynchronous operation code in seahorse.
  • Carlos Martín Nieto changed blam to use the db4o database engine for storage.
  • Torsten Schönfeld made major improvements to the introspection support in Perl.
  • A new chat input style, with smaller meta messages, has been pushed into gnome-shell by Allan Day.
  • GNOME Contacts got an initial, and crude, dialog for linking contacts.
  • Jiří Techet made the zoom animation in libchamplain configurable.
  • The Aunt Mary game has been added back to Aisleriot by Christian Persch . (GNOME bug 325039)
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro updated the search popup of gedit to use CSS for styling.
  • Shaun McCance speeded up urlencode calls in cache generation in yelp-xsl.
  • Rodrigo Moya migrated the smartcard gnome-settings-daemon plugin from dbus-glib to gdbus.
  • John Stowers added per-document preferences to gedit-latex.
  • The new log window of Empathy got landed by Danielle Madeley.
  • Matthew Barnes added a “security-method” property to evolution port entry.
  • In Gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow added support for the HPFILTER, a function calculating the Hodrick Prescott Filter.
  • The new font chooser dialog, developed by Alberto Ruiz, was merged into GTK+.

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Issue 60

November 29, 2009

This week… 1770 commits, in 169 projects, by 229 happy hackers (and 274 were translation commits).

  • The GtkToolPalette widget, which provides a tool palette with categories, has been merged into gtk + (GNOME bug 567729).
  • Ke Wang added D-Bus support to the Java ATK wrapper, so it can work with the new AT-SPI
  • Thorsten Sick added complete documentation to many of the (lib)seahorse files, and seahorse-plugins migrated from libglade to GtkBuilder.
  • Federico Mena Quintero added handling of the XF86RotateWindows hotkey to gnome-settings-daemon, to rotate a laptop display; this is for tablets that have a “rotate the screen” hotkey. It finds the laptop’s built-in video output and rotate it to the next available rotation.
  • Colin Walters ported GNOME Shell “AppWell” and panel to CSS . (GNOME bug 602131).
  • Anjuta and Brasero both moved code to use the GtkInfoBar widget introduced in GTK+ 2.18.
  • The way message parsing and escaping is handled in Empathy has been reworked to handle more cases of URL and smileys replacements.
  • The one-canvas branch of the GNOME Icon Theme has been merged to master, many impressive icons in there! (unfortunately it still needs a proper build system, see GNOME bug 602988)
  • Alexander Larsson commited GConverter to glib master, it is a generic interface for stateful conversions of data, it is a generic interface suitable for things like IConv, compression, decompression and regexp replacement. He posted to gtk-devel-list about it: GConverted commited.
  • Totem gained support for playing DVDs from images, it now shows mounted archives in the Movie menu.
  • David Zeuthen cleaned up the user interface of the SMART dialog of gnome-disk-utility. screenshot of cleaned up UI.
  • And Gian Mario Tagliaretti wrapped the API added in GIO 2.22 in pygobject.

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Issue 40

July 12, 2009

This week… 1769 commits, in 177 projects, by 216 happy hackers (and 351 were translation commits).

  • Seahorse, and many preferences windows from the control center migrated from libglade to GtkBuilder.
  • gtk-doc has been updated to also look for dblatex for PDF generation, as it seems to work much better than using fop.
  • Cody Russel published a new “client-side-decorations” branch for GTK+.
  • Jorge Pereira added a system of plugins to vinagre, based on the gedit one.
  • Brasero saw the last bits and pieces of HAL support removed, it will only rely on gio from now . (GNOME bug 581742)
  • Gnome Power Manager was updated to port all the code to using PolicyKit1 rather than PolicyKit.

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Issue 18

February 8, 2009

This week… 1751 commits, in 173 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 462 were translation commits).

  • Glade added “commit” signal to allow custom editors to do command group/macros serialized around property changes; this will be used by Anjuta.
  • A “Removable Devices” plugin landed in nautilus-sendo (GNOME bug 453758)
  • Almost three years after 0.6.1, libcroco 0.6.2 has been tagged and released, incorporating many patches.
  • Epiphany (2.26 branch) got updated for yet another Mozilla API change (for Gecko 1.9.1 support).
  • In Pango Behdad Esfahbod again saved over 100 alloc calls when loading DejaVu Sans.
  • A new metacity branch (rpnparser) was created to host a possible RPN-based parser which is (slightly) faster and (hopefully) clearer than the existing one.
  • Empathy got a rewritten voice/video call support, using farsight2 instead of stream-engine.
  • Tomboy has been ported to GtkPrint, gnome-games is now the last module to use the deprecated libgnomeprint/ui library.
  • Seahorse has been updated to it only autostarts the daemon when sharing is enabled.
  • And Colin Walters merged the “statusmenu” branch into gnome-shell.

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Issue 11

December 21, 2008

This week… 1540 commits, in 182 projects, by 162 happy hackers (and 229 were translation commits).

  • Most important, ORBit2 stopped calling g_thread_init() to accomodate the sensitiveness of Microsoft Windows and will display a warning if it was not previously called, this will need changes in a lot of places . (GNOME bug 547885)
  • Jürg Billeter fixed lots of bugs in vala, applied patches, and generally enhanced things (notably the D-Bus server was rewritten to directly use libdbus, without dbus-glib marshalling) and released 0.5.3.
  • Vala-related, Stefan Walter removed last vala traces from seahorse.
  • The libgnomeui dependency was removed from the brightness and inhibit applets, NetworkManager OpenVPN and PPTP support, and libgnome usage was removed from the dictionary applet.
  • Alexander Larsson merged eel into nautilus and eel usage was consequently removed from nautilus-cd-burner and brasero.
  • Empathy got autocompletion of contact names in its “new message” dialog box . (GNOME bug 552296)
  • Patrick Welche updated Dasher from gnome-vfs to gvfs.
  • g_timeout_add_seconds replaced g_timeout_add in several new places: in nautilus-sendto, gnome-power-manager, gedit, gnome-games, seahorse.
  • The AAC profile, as defined in gnome-media, and used by applications such as Sound Juicer and gnome-sound-recoreder, switched to LC-AAC profile . (GNOME bug 498617)
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Issue 5

November 9, 2008

This week… 1590 commits, in 166 projects, by 183 happy hackers (and 153 were translation commits).

  • Many modules saw development releases for 2.25.1.
  • The libgnome dependency got removed from gnome-power-manager, and gnome-utils (dictionary, screenshot, logview) removed it as well as the dependency on libgnomeui.
  • In the same vain, seahorse-plugins removed its gnome-vfs dependency.
  • William Jon McCann commited a new volume control using PulseAudio, deprecating the old gst-mixer one.
  • Behdad Esfahbod worked quite a bit on gnome-settings-daemon and blogged about the improved login time he achieved.
  • Benjamin Berg added a Clearlookstest theme, as he proposed on desktop-devel-list several weeks ago, it is not enabled by default though.
  • Seed, GObject-Javascript bridge, was finally revealed by Robert Carr on gtk-devel-list.
  • brasero got a nautilus extension, based on current nautilus-cd-burner.
  • John Carr commited support for git mirrors to jhbuild (support for bzr mirrors coming soon).

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