Issue 63

December 27, 2009

This week… 1776 commits, in 177 projects, by 233 happy hackers (and 279 were translation commits).

  • This was hackfest week for Epiphany, WebKitGTK+ (and other related modules), go and read Xan Lopez and Gustavo Noronha summaries. Or read on for my particular pick…
    • Benjamin Otte added support for favicons the the epiphany tabs-reloaded extension.
    • Content-Encoding support landed in libsoup (GNOME bug 522772)
    • Custom user-agent support has been added.
    • There is a new info bar widget at the top of the web view, used to ask if credentials have to be saved.
  • Maxim Ermilov added command and path completion to the Alt+F2 dialog of GNOME Shell. (GNOME bug 597677)
  • Also in GNOME Shell Colin Walters added an extension system, there is no UI yet, it will come later. (GNOME bug 599661)
  • Johan Dahlin added a Makefile.introspection file to gobject-introspection, to be used by other projects, and modified pango and gtk+ to use it.
  • After some discussion on nautilus-list and gnome-shell-list, Alexander Larsson changed Nautilus to use its browser mode by default.
  • The GNOME Terminal preferences dialog got a new “unlimited scrollback” option (GNOME bug 599443).
  • After a comment in last week digest edition, Paolo Bacchilega changed File Roller to use AES128 instead of AES256 as encryption type.
  • Libgnomekbd got a new GkbdStatus widget implementing a status icon, Sergey V. Udaltsov wrote about it in kbd stuff going threezero.

Top projects

Project Commits
tracker 95
gtk+ 74
empathy 67
nautilus 64
banshee 60
evolution 56
evolution-data-server 54
gthumb 53
epiphany 47
gnome-keyring 45

Top authors

Author Commits Modules
Jorge González 67 network-manager-applet, ekiga, gnome-disk-utility and others
Alexander Larsson 66 nautilus, gtk+, gvfs
Stef Walter 63 gnome-keyring, libgnome-keyring
Paolo Bacchilega 55 gthumb, file-roller, gnomeweb-wml and others
Jürg Billeter 41 vala, tracker, totem
Matthew Barnes 39 evolution, anjal, evolution-data-server and others
Ulrik Sverdrup 37 kupfer
Martyn Russell 35 tracker, gnomeweb-wml
Johan Dahlin 32 gtk+, gobject-introspection, pango and others
Travis Reitter 32 evolution-data-server