Category Archives: gnome-dictionary

The Engine Driver

Here we are again with the Dictionary hacking; I left my development trunk with barely enough time to close crashers and brown paper bags patchs, and now I’m finally able to return working on it. Here’s an interesting bug, about … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Pots of Gold

Of docked windows, bugs and the Dictionary applet One of the two major UI issues for the new Dictionary was the absence of the speller. Since that has been somewhat fixed, even if it still lacks some polish, I decided … Continue reading

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All You Want

this week end I decided to work full time on the dictionary; I ended up fixing a bunch of bugs and RFEs, namely no more dialogs in case of word not found a visual indicator of progress inside the main … Continue reading

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Broken

The next release of gnome-utils, 2.13.90, will make libgdict adhere to the API/ABI freeze, even if it’s not part of the Gnome Developer Platform but only of the Desktop. The freeze had been in effect since the last release (January … Continue reading

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Source

Feeling a little better, today: temperature steadily under 37°C, little to no headaches. I’ve hacked the last bits of the Add Source dialog of Dictionary, and committed away a bunch of other fixes, including one for a crasher spotted by … Continue reading

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Inkscape

On a IRC conversation, I was told that the Dictionary icon sucked. Thus, after having a look at the Tango Project and their beatiful icons, I fired up Inkscape and worked on another version of the icon: It still sucks, … Continue reading

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Spawn of hell

auto-tools: from the same people that brought you EMACS. After two hours of struggling with that damned make distcheck, in order to smoke test the merge of the new-dictionary branch of gnome-utils, I’ve finally been greeted by: =================================================== gnome-utils-2.13.4.tar.gz is … Continue reading

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Dictionary Applet/11 and final

After two months, here’s to you: The New! And Improved! Dictionary Applet. Soon to hit gnome-utils HEAD on the repository mirrors near you! [hacking] [gnome] [gnome+dictionary]

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Dictionary Applet/10

The merge of the new-dictionary branch into gnome-utils HEAD is fast approaching: I’ve set the deadline to the end of the week – in time to write off the last bits of the preferences dialog: the sources tab of the … Continue reading

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Dictionary Applet/9

I’ve added printing support – after a bit of struggle with GnomePrint: The output format is stolen^Winspired by Gedit, and the font is hardcoded as Serif, 12; I’ve already added a GConf key to the shipped schema – GConf integration, … Continue reading

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