Archive for January, 2006

new gtk-engines and gnome-backgrounds

Tuesday, January 31st, 2006

gtk-engines 2.7.4

New gtk-engines released yesterday. I’ve worked on many new cairo improvements to Crux. Spot the difference between the pre-cairo and cairo-enabled versions below. (Hint: cairo version is on the left!)


b0f27c0f6d5f610ca445a3d82d5779da  gtk-engines-2.7.4.tar.bz2
7ced6d4e09a4dc546af2de1757093bea  gtk-engines-2.7.4.tar.gz

Overview of Changes in 2.7.4 (since 2.7.3)

  • Not compiling any animation code in clearlooks anymore
  • Crux updated with radio and check buttons drawn using cairo
  • Crux updated with progress bar bars drawn using cairo

gnome-backgrounds 2.13.90

New gnome-backgrounds released yesterday. The final set of new backgrounds is as below:


1cf95ffd6519acd758c836eeb3036198  gnome-backgrounds-2.13.90.tar.bz2
94cb5e76ad5cb0be40980f67957feb7d  gnome-backgrounds-2.13.90.tar.gz

Tarballs Due?

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

So maybe tarball due reminders arriving the day after the tarballs where due isn’t all that usefull?

Subject: TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 2.13.5 Development Release
Delivery-date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 10:01:06 +0000

(They where due on the 16th)

For entirely seperate reasons however, the gtk-engines and gnome-backgrounds tarballs I had planned for 2.13.5 were not out in time. There weren’t too many fixes in gtk-engines so it doesn’t harm too much. I was going to update gnome-backgrounds with this selection of backgrounds:

Proposed new backgrounds

Comments welcome, but it seems it’s already getting late for 2.14 unless this goes in now. (And I assume this wouldn’t break the feature freeze…)


Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

I posted to the gnome-uk list asking if there was any interest in holding GUADEC 2007 in the UK. It would also be nice to hold a mini GUADEC in the UK in 2006. If you would be interested (or be willing to help out) in either of these ideas, please join the mailing list and show your support.

Uptime & Sounds

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

After 399 days and 11 hours of continuous service, a power cut finally took out my little server, orion. Orion hosts my web pages and e-mail, as well as several other people’s e-mail and web pages. It also functions as my development server for

Almost 400 days of uptime – I think that just goes to show how stable Linux is. I suppose I ought to finally get round to cleaning it down a bit!

On a slightly different note, for some unknown reason I’ve had sound events enabled in GNOME recently. Today I had to restart X on several occasions, and was subjected to the current GNOME login sound. Please, can anyone with some decent musical skills create a replacement? I don’t know the history of the current sound, but it sounds like something out of the 80s…

gtk-engines 2.7.2 [ unstable ]

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

New unstable release of gtk-engines last night. Lots of bug fixes to the clearlooks engine with this release, so please upgrade if you are using a previous development version.

Overview of Changes in 2.7.2 (since 2.7.1)

  • Numerous Clearlooks bug fixes (including #315562, #323218, #323218, #325168)
  • Patches and fixes for bug 321140 to hc, industrial, mist, redmond, smooth and thinice engines (cleanups for compiler warnings and removal of unneeded code)