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 198

July 22, 2012

This week… 1965 commits, in 176 projects, by 239 happy hackers (and 372 were translation commits).

  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to GtkApplication, and got it an application menu . (GNOME bug 677927)
  • In libgdata Philip Withnall added support for downloading thumbnails of Google Documents documents . (GNOME bug 656970)
  • Erick Pérez Castellanos added a week view to gnome-calendar.
  • Dan Winship made glib-networking handle simultaneous operations, doing the handshake in a thread . (GNOME bug 656343, GNOME bug 660252)
  • Jesse van den Kieboom merged the vala rewrite of gitg, it includes a nice diff view based on webkit.
  • Jasper St. Pierre ported sushi to GtkApplication and gdbus . (GNOME bug 680221)
  • In gnome-documents Cosimo Cecchi added ‘find as you type’ while Anna Zacchi added a menu to the Preview toolbar.
  • Marek Kasik added an “Options” dialog to the gnome-control-center printer panel, it allows users to set more options based on the printer PPD file.
  • Emmanuele Bassi added step() and cubic-bezier() progress functions to clutter timeline object.
  • In gnome-shell Giovanni Campagna landed the new screen shield, to replace gnome-screensaver when using the shell . (GNOME bug 619955)
  • Also in gnome-shell Allan Day improved the calendar layout and legibitily.
  • The advanced layer management functions that are being worked on by Paul Lange have been merged in pitivi . (GNOME bug 632319)

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Issue 152

September 4, 2011

This week… 2443 commits, in 197 projects, by 258 happy hackers (and 546 were translation commits).

  • In meld Kai Willadsen added a simple animation providing visual cues showing the effects of actions on diff chunks.
  • Paolo Bacchilega updated gthumb web uploaders to update the progress bar during the files upload.
  • David Zeuthen added SMART functionality to the udisks2 port of gnome-disk-utility.
  • Various fixes, by Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse and Petr Salinger, were pushed to libgtop to fix issues on FreeBSD and OpenBSD.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a cache for cover art in sushi . (GNOME bug 655093)
  • Ray Strode made the gdm greeter run its own distinct session.
  • Lapo Calamandrei made new icons for the various user status . (GNOME bug 656630)
  • The default browser set in the default gnome shell favourites list was switched to Epiphany . (GNOME bug 650616)
  • Andy Spencer switched grits to use a higher resolution elevation dataset.
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a GtkClutter fading toolbar to the fullscreen mode of gnome-documents.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow added support for SI units in the scientific format selector of goffice.
  • Adel Gadllah changed mutter to unredirect fullscreen windows, to avoid the overhead for intensive applications like games . (GNOME bug 597014)
  • In gnome-keyring gcr library Stef Walter added support for getting friendly name out of a PKCS#12 file.
  • Murray Cumming improved glom print layout to allow the user to choose row and column line widths and color.
  • Morten Mjelva made it possible to search for contacts in the gnome-shell overview . (GNOME bug 643018)
  • Alban Crequy optimised the loading contacts part of Empathy contact list.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added basic support for Web Applications, allowing to save any page as a “Web Application”.
  • In glib Dan Winship updated GSocketAddress to create IPv4 addresses for IPv6 mapped-IPv4 addresses . (GNOME bug 646082)

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Issue 136

May 15, 2011

This week… 1676 commits, in 176 projects, by 204 happy hackers (and 331 were translation commits).

  • In gobject-introspection David Zeuthen added support for the (skip) annotation on parameters and return values . (GNOME bug 649657)
  • Alan Lawrence added more Mandarin alphabets to dasher.
  • John Stowers and Loïc Faure-Lacroix added support for installation and management of shell extensions to gnome-tweak-tool.
  • Maxim Ermilov added a new “system monitor” extension to gnome-shell-extensions . (GNOME bug 634080)
  • Stefan Kost finally removed the generation of old devhelp files from gtk-doc.
  • In gnome icon theme symbolic Jakub Steiner added a two state star status icon for marking favourite objects.
  • Cosimo Cecchi updated sushi to load pixbufs asynchronously, just like the evince plugin does with PDF.
  • And in Nautilus he hooked the previewer to the list and icon views.
  • The Contacts application has been imported in Git, in the gnome-contacts module.
  • Stefan Walter added some images for gcr widgets to the documentation of gnome-keyring.
  • Bastien Nocera added some simple caching to geocode-glib.
  • Andreas J. Guelzow restored the Gnumeric print range functionality . (GNOME bug 649714)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added a selected-text-color property to clutter-text.
  • Christian Kellner fixed the way URLs were encoded in the gvfs webdav backend.
  • In gnome-games the fullscreen mode of glchess was fixed by Robert Ancell.
  • Matthias Clasen added an initial migration chapter for GtkGrid to the GTK+ reference documentation.

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Issue 133

April 24, 2011

This week… 1745 commits, in 184 projects, by 223 happy hackers (and 390 were translation commits).

  • Mario Sanchez Prada switched Frogr to use GTK+ 3 by default.
  • Gary Ching-Pang Lin added a Myspace service to libsocialweb.
  • A quick previewer for Nautilus, named sushi, has been pushed by Cosimo Cecchi, he wrote about it in Sushi.
  • Marek Kasic changed the printers settings panel to set the default paper size according to the locale.
  • Sebastian Polsterl ported the Totem plugin of GNOME DVB Daemon to GDBus.
  • In Epiphany Xan Lopez added UI options to hide the menubar; in the future Web-app like windows will have this hidden by default.
  • Stef Walter added a rudimentary GnuPG collection implementation to gnome-keyring . (GNOME bug 647885)
  • Pedro Castro fixed the insertion of subtitle at video position in gnome-subtitles, after a patch from Michał Sawicz.
  • Alexander Larsson changed the GTK+ broadway backend to use cairo to generate PNG URIs.
  • He also switched it to stream data over websocket, as using zlib compressed data over xmlhttprequest was a nice hack but doesn’t really work in production.
  • Robert Ancell made automatic exponentiation in gcalctool less aggressive.

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