Issue 132

April 17, 2011

This week… 2032 commits, in 167 projects, by 243 happy hackers (and 355 were translation commits).

  • Luis de Bethencourt unified the encodebin-based transcoding of Rygel, so each transcoder then simply has to provide an encoding profile and not have to create the static pipelines etc.
  • Ritesh Khadgaray migrated xchat-gnome from libglade to GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 588400)
  • Kristian Rietveld started implementing a CoreText backend for pango, to be used on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher.
  • Peter Bloomfield removed the usage of GConf in Balsa.
  • In Glade Juan Pablo Ugarte optimized project loading time by not updating progrebars on each object loaded, he also migrated code from GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext.
  • Shaun McCance added a Mallard xref link checker to yelp-tools.
  • The Board got webcam support in photo elements, thanks Lucas Rocha.
  • Alexander Larsson went on fixing a lot of D-Bus message leaks in gvfs.
  • Support for upload progress has been added to libsocialweb by Eitan Isaacson.
  • Robert Bragg moved all GLX code down from Clutter to Cogl; moving OpenGL window system binding code down from Clutter into Cogl is the biggest blocker to having Cogl become a standalone 3D graphics library, so this is an important step in that direction.
  • Richard Hughes added named color profile support to gcm-viewer.
  • Matthias Clasen got to improve struct packing for many objects of glib and GTK+.

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Issue 77

March 28, 2010

This week… 3046 commits, in 229 projects, by 308 happy hackers (and 1235 were translation commits).

  • Another big week for translators, German, Bulgarian, Portuguese and Solvenian are now totally translated, 33 teams are over the 90% bar, and 55 over the 70% bar. This week award goes to the Asturian, progressing by over 4 points.
  • XChat-GNOME got a fullscreen mode . (GNOME bug 445638)
  • Glade has been switched to use the new GtkToolPalette widget, instead of a custom widget (GNOME bug 613956); Tristan Van Berkom wrote about it in The Glade palette goes full circle.
  • Ryan Lortie merged the GVariant parser into glib . (GNOME bug 600271)
  • The font plugin of gnome-settings-daemon has been disabled . (GNOME bug 613604)
  • GNOME Shell has been updated so that ejecting drives will run the same action as in Nautilus . (GNOME bug 613405)
  • Jiří Techet changed libchamplain so it cancels the download of tiles that get out of the viewport.
  • Vivien Malerba added support for variables in GdaBrowser data manager.
  • Support for GObject Introspection has been added to gtk-vnc, as well as a sample javascript demo program.

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Issue 67

January 17, 2010

This week… 2106 commits, in 195 projects, by 235 happy hackers (and 348 were translation commits).

  • Behdad Esfahbod added the possibility to save the content of a terminal . (GNOME bug 24457)
  • Vinagre feature to share a desktop over Telepathy has been ported to the latest Telepathy API, removing the requirement on Empathy to dispatch tubes.
  • A new accounts-dialog module has been imported, talking to a new accountsservice service to manage accounts; Matthias Clasen announced it on his weblog: Old Promises.
  • Parallel to those developments Milan Bouchet-Vala continued hacking on the accounts management in system-tools-backend and GNOME system tools, improving both backends and user interface.
  • XChat-GNOME got rid of libgnome and libgnomeui (GNOME bug 584887); the GNOME Panel also got rid of them.
  • gdm has been fixed to not display a different message for user unknown versus a failed password for a valid user, to avoid revealing which user names are valid without authenticating . (GNOME bug 606703)
  • Andrea Cimitan speed up the Murrine engine in RGBA mode, fixing the way webkit windows were handled along the way.
  • Alexander Larsson added support for lazy loading of giomodules to GLib.
  • Thomas Wood worked on the evolution of the control center, moving to a single window approach, in the single-window-shell branch, read his weblog for more info.
  • GNOME Disk Utility got a first cut at LVM2 support, with support for creating Logical Volumes; support for setting up striping and mirroring will come later.
  • Bastien Nocera added cropping capability to the chooser widget of Cheese . (GNOME bug 606730)
  • Toms Baugis improved the hamster applet so it will now adapt automatically to theme colours.
  • Epiphany “find on page” feature has been improved to wait a little bit before searching for one or two character strings, which slowed down things . (GNOME bug 598322)

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Issue 55

October 25, 2009

This week… 1781 commits, in 178 projects, by 250 happy hackers (and 298 were translation commits).

  • A fullscreen mode has been added to xchat-gnome (GNOME bug 445638).
  • Jonh Wendell added the ability to use JPEG compression (thus lossy encoding) to vinagre . (GNOME bug 573272)
  • Evince has been changed to always use a different process for every document.
  • Eog got support for animated images, it plays animated images as supported by GdkPixbufAnimation (GNOME bug 335093).
  • gnome-pilot was ported to GtkBuilder, and removed most of its usage of libgnomeui.
  • Empathy removed its applets (megaphone, nothere) and Python bindings of libempathy and libempathy-gtk, on the premise they were unused and applications should use telepathy-glib, and a future telepathy-gtk, via gobject-introspection.
  • Colin Walters updated the GNOME Shell to use a stable ordering for well-known icons in the notification area (volume, battery, network… ;). (GNOME bug 598313)
  • Brasero got changed to no longer store some settings with GConf anymore (like window size or position of widgets) but to save and load them using GKeyFile instead.
  • Thomas Thurman worked quite a lot on the “cowbell” metacity branch, to allow styling of window borders using CSS, he also posted a status update.
  • Ray Strode made DeviceKit-power optional in gdm.
  • GNOME Disk Utility got handling of LUKS volumes.
  • Martyn Rucell updated the Totem tracker plugin to the new (0.7) tracker API.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added PackageKit support to File Roller, so it will now prompt for new packages when opening archives that require an uninstalled tool.

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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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Issue 34

May 31, 2009

This week… 1881 commits, in 190 projects, by 250 happy hackers (and 279 were translation commits).

  • DBus support has been added to gjs . (GNOME bug 580948).
  • gnome-power-manager went back to use the original idletime code to fix backlight bugs, Richard Hughes explained in his commit that “The new IDLETIME code from gnome-session is very buggy, and the old code was much easier to understand. This should fix random DPMS off blanking and the fade-up-down-up on session resume.”
  • In Empathy Pierre-Luc Beaudouin added support to display the locations of contacts on a map widget (provided by libchamplain ). (GNOME bug 571667)
  • Vinagre gained a new “read-only” toggle button in its toolbar . (GNOME bug 583230)
  • Johannes Schmid removed the remaining libglade bits from anjuta, that is now using GtkBuilder . (GNOME bug 530740)
  • gdl, the GNOME Docking Library, removed its dependency on libgnome (GNOME bug 580860) and dropped libglade in favour of GtkBuilder (GNOME bug 582511).
  • xchat-gnome got rid of the deprecated GTK+ symbols it was using (GNOME bug 572239).
  • More than five years after it was first reported, thanks to the migration to WebKit, Epiphany will now set the Referer header when opening links in new tabs . (GNOME bug 120341)

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Issue 31

May 10, 2009

This week… 1980 commits, in 184 projects, by 244 happy hackers (and 281 were translation commits).

  • Alacarte switched from libglade to gtkbuilder (GNOME bug 577911) and Trevor Watkins published his work on a vala rewrite in the vala+gdesktopmenu branch.
  • Anjuta git plugin now features a “amend” option in its commit dialog . (GNOME bug 580340)
  • Eog gained a “set as background” command in its image context menu . (GNOME bug 581180)
  • Tomas Bzatek fixed the gvfs FTP backend to parse file sizes over 4 gigabytes correctly.
  • Robert Carr added a D-Bus module to Seed, he wrote about it in DBus, sandboxes, REPLs, Life.
  • Alexander Larsson went through the lowlevel part of gnio, fixing all the issues he pointed out in his initial review, making it work fully on win32, writing docs, plus fixing lots of other things he found. He posted a status report, with some open questions.
  • Jonh Wendell started refactoring Vinagre to make it a generic viewer, not just for VNC anymore.
  • Vino, XChat-GNOME, deskbar-applet, gnome-system-monitor and Evolution changed to use g_timeout_add_seconds instead of g_timeout_add where appropriate . (GNOME bug 581204, GNOME bug 581094, GNOME bug 581207, GNOME bug 591099, GNOME bug 573830)

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