Issue 181

March 25, 2012

This week… 2834 commits, in 290 projects, by 299 happy hackers (and 1050 were translation commits).

  • As 3.4 draw nears much work has been going in the release notes, both from writers and translators.
  • Philip Withnall modified Hitori to use two passes to draw the cells, this ensures that the borders of the painted cells are always drawn on top of the borders of the unpainted cells.
  • In meld Nguyễn Hồng Quân fixed the overly-tall commit dialogs by making the list of files scrollable.
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a scale on the map view of gthumb.
  • In gnome-session Jasper St. Pierre removed the toggle switches for extensions from the fail whale screen . (GNOME bug 671693)
  • Victor Oliveira added OpenCL headers, and much code, to gegl.
  • Curtis Gedak fixed gparted to ensure the necessary space for EBR when resizing Extended partition . (GNOME bug 664050)
  • Felix Riemann reverted the “Do not show the titlebar when eog is maximized” change that was made to eog, as it caused accidental triggers of gnome-shell’s activities menu . (GNOME bug 671643)
  • In network-manager-applet Dan Williams added code to track GNOME Shell version, not just whether it’s running.
  • Ignacio Casal Quinteiro modified gtranslator to use an inline toolbar for the profiles settings in the preferences dialog.
  • Debarshi Ray fixed gnome-online-accounts to remove the credentials from the keyring when an account is removed . (GNOME bug 654168)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow improved import/export of ODF documents. (part of GNOME bug 671461)
  • Emmanuele Bassi added support for touch events to Clutter, for the time being, it just relays everything it gets, from the X server to the Clutter application.

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Issue 174

February 5, 2012

This week… 1611 commits, in 183 projects, by 205 happy hackers (and 216 were translation commits).

  • In gnome-themes-standard Lapo Calamandrei started using PNGs as assets where possible, instead of SVG files.
  • Many introspection improvements landed in gjs (support for interfaces, signals, glib properties…), Jasper St. Pierre blogged about GJS Improvements.
  • Matthias Clasen added a systemd implementation of the session tracking part of gnome-session . (GNOME bug 666891)
  • David King added an horizontal flip effect to gnome-video-effects . (GNOME bug 666930)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added back a “popularity” field to extensions.gnome.org.
  • Empathy was updated by Will Thompson to present confirmation dialogs when closing windows containing chat rooms . (GNOME bug 591756)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow fixed rich text import from xslx files . (GNOME bug 669083)
  • Faghmie Davids contributed many improvements to the Firebird provider of libgda.
  • In gnome-shell Owen Taylor improved the default screencast pipeline, decreasing the quality setting for the vp8 codec from 10 to 8, and increasing the speed setting from 2 to 6 . (GNOME bug 669066)
  • Stefano Palazzo contributed a Python 3 language file for gtksourceview . (GNOME bug 668136)
  • Alexander Larsson updated gnome-contacts to use a dialog for avatar changing.
  • Patricia Santana Cruz changed cheese to use PackageKit to install nautilus-sendto when needed; she wrote about this: PackageKit in Cheese . (GNOME bug 668072)
  • Damien Sandras reimplemented call control functions into the new Ekiga call window.
  • In gnome-games Robert Ancell ported uadrapassel from C++ to Vala.
  • Claudio Saavedra updated eog to hide the titlebar when maximized . (GNOME bug 668652)
  • In gedit Jesse van den Kieboom added an option to ensure that documents always end with a trailing newline.

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Issue 159

October 23, 2011

This week… 2348 commits, in 213 projects, by 251 happy hackers (and 434 were translation commits).

  • Damien Lespiau updated pinpoint to support 3gp files as video files.
  • In gparted Curtis Gedak added detection of exfat file systems (GNOME bug 639760) and the ability to resize btrfs file systems (GNOME bug 661715).
  • Marc-André Lureau started implemented the assistant pages to create machines in gnome-boxes.
  • Dan Winship fixed SoupMessage https status information to be set more reliably.
  • Now that GTK+ supports it, Cosimo Cecchi enabled transparency and rounded corners of tooltips in gnome-themes-standard.
  • Morten Welinder added a new resource manager into goffice.
  • In gnome-screensaver Martin Schmölzer fixed background scaling on multi-monitor setups . (GNOME bug 648193)
  • Philip Withnall added support for caching vCard parameters for contacts in folks telepathy backend.
  • Zeeshan Ali refactored rygel to more easily support client hacks, and added some for Panasonic TV.
  • Vincent Untz changed gnome-session to use whitelist/blacklist regexps when evaluating the active renderer . (GNOME bug 644325)
  • In yelp Shaun McCance added a share button to send a link to a help page.
  • Florian Müllner added context menus (with copy/paste actions) to some entries of gnome-shell . (GNOME bug 659275)
  • In gnumeric Andreas J. Guelzow added optional markers to indicate that cell content has been truncated . (GNOME bug 662149)
  • David King changed cheese to prefer the dark GTK+ theme variant . (GNOME bug 660628)

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Issue 151

August 28, 2011

This week… 2092 commits, in 192 projects, by 236 happy hackers (and 376 were translation commits).

  • Jasper St. Pierre added a UI to the fail whale of gnome-session, for enabling and disabling Shell Extensions . (GNOME bug 656747)
  • Philip Chimento migrated conglomerate away off deprecated GNOME libraries.
  • Stef Walter added async initialization functions to gnome-keyring gck library.
  • Dan Winship fixed handling of rehandshake requests in glib-networking.
  • Richard Hughes contributed some initial documentation and figures for color management to gnome-user-docs.
  • Aurimas Černius ported gnote to use gdbus.
  • Cosimo Cecchi made a first cut at implementing the source selector page in gnome-documents.
  • Shaun McCance added a MallardFormatter class to gobject-introspection and an experimental extension for API references to yelp-xsl.
  • Vivien Malerba greatly improved the code and documentation of the web provider part of libgda.
  • Alex Anthony ported alacarte to GTK+ 3 and PyGI.
  • A wacom control panel has been added to gnome-control-center by Peter Hutterer.
  • Giovanni Campagna made an easier API for GNOME Shell extensions that want to add items to the system status area . (GNOME bug 653205)
  • Adel Gadllah added a screenshot d-bus interface to GNOME Shell, to be used by tools like gnome-screenshot . (GNOME bug 652952)
  • In goffice Andreas J. Guelzow made various improvements to the handling of fractions of π.
  • Aaron Borden updated tomboy to allow renaming of template notes . (GNOME bug 509147).
  • The gvfs AFP (Apple Filing Protocol) that is Carl-Anton Ingmarsson GSOC work has landed.
  • Alexander Larsson added an avatar picker to gnome-contacts.

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Issue 149

August 14, 2011

This week… 1305 commits, in 147 projects, by 196 happy hackers (and 237 were translation commits).

  • David King disabled Ctrl-Alt-Del action in the view-only mode of Vinagre . (GNOME bug 656451)
  • Vincent Untz added support for XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP, to be used by non-GNOME consumers of GNOME . (GNOME bug 654041)
  • Eitan Isaacson merged the support GTK+ modules into Caribou . (GNOME bug 655047)
  • In GNOME Disk Utility David Zeuthen added an UI for editing /etc/fstab entries.
  • Lubosz Sarnecki contribued viewer transformation support into Pitivi.
  • GHex has been ported to use GSettings by Kalev Lember.
  • Jakub Steiner and Cosimo Cecchi made various refinements to the Adwaita theme.
  • In pygobject Laszlo Pandy added support for calling functions with keyword arguments in invoke . (GNOME bug 625596)
  • Dan Winship changed libsoup to default to TLS for https connections, and fall back to SSLv3 on failure . (GNOME bug 581342)
  • Luca Bruno switched vala support for libgdata to use introspection data . (GNOME bug 655192)
  • In goffice Jean Bréfort added support for smoothed curve renaming . (GNOME bug 656148)
  • Jasper St. Pierre added invisible borders to Mutter, paving the way for easier grab on thin window borders . (GNOME bug 644930)
  • Philip Withnall ported the MPRIS support of Totem to version 2.1.
  • In folks Travis Reitter added support for vCard-like parameters to a serie of attributes.
  • Murray Cumming made various improvements to the Print Layout support of glom.

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Issue 128

March 20, 2011

This week… 3142 commits, in 211 projects, by 294 happy hackers (and 1113 were translation commits).

  • Translators were all hard at work, with more than one thousand commits this week.
  • John Stowers pushed his GNOME Tweak Tool to the GNOME Git server.
  • Mutter was changed to provide a single library, combining both libmutter-wm and libmutter-private . (GNOME bug 644565)
  • Colin Walters added a “fail whale” dialog in gnome-session, to be shown on component failures; the name comes from Twitter error pages . (GNOME bug 642497)
  • The same Colin Walters also rewrote a11y bus management in at-spi2-core, so it doesn’t fall back to the session bus . (GNOME bug 644851)
  • Cosimo Cecchi added a first iteration of a dark variant of the Adwaita theme, in gnome-themes-standard.
  • In libsoup Dan Winship implemented a GNOME proxy backend using te network proxy settings from gsettings-desktop-schemas, for automatic proxy configuration it uses the D-Bus service provided by the libproxy plugin . (GNOME bug 644211)
  • Shaun McCance added mouseovers on topic links of Mallard documents, in yelp-xsl.
  • In gnome-devel-docs Johannes Schmid updated or added guitar tuner demos in different languages.
  • And also at the documentation hackfest many pages were written for the user help, by all participants.
  • Claude Paroz added support for “reduced stats” in damned-lies, making it possible to have statistics on “important” strings, for example it currently excludes schema strings.
  • Jan Danielsson added support for the Fossil Source Control Management to Meld . (GNOME bug 644811)
  • Richard Hugues updated the screenshot tool in gnome-utils to save the screen ICC profile in the screenshot.
  • Bastien Nocera implemented touchpad motion settings in the mouse plugin for gnome-settings-daemon . (GNOME bug 642474)

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Issue 121

January 30, 2011

This week… 2386 commits, in 214 projects, by 225 happy hackers (and 474 were translation commits).

  • The translation support for the future gnome.org, by Lincoln de Sousa and Vinicius Depizzol, have been merged.
  • Chris Kühl started working on a GTK+ 3 port for gnome-system-monitor.
  • Guido Günther added a control center panel into krb5-auth-dialog.
  • Support for temperature conversion has been added to gcalctool by Robert Ancell.
  • Jonny Lamb started backporting fixes and features of Empathy in a new 2.34 branch.
  • Peter Bloomfield worked on migrating Balsa from GConf to GSettings.
  • Detection of a stalemate position has been added to glchess.
  • Bastien Nocera added handling of new multimedia keys (FastForward, Rewind, Repeat, and Shuffle) to Totem . (GNOME bug 634184)
  • Carlos Garcia Campos added support for external links into Evince . (GNOME bug 628711)
  • James Liggett implemented the Aply Mailbox Files pane in the git plugin of Anjuta.
  • Jens Georg made item creation asynchronous in the mediathek plugin of Rygel . (GNOME bug 638269)
  • Marek Kasik added a new plugin for print notifications in gnome-settings-daemon.
  • Ray Strode changed gnome-session to use the shell for presenting the logout and shutdown dialogs . (GNOME bug 637188)
  • Owen Taylor started pushing his work on the new “Thumbnails” workspace management of GNOME Shell.

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Issue 113

December 5, 2010

This week… 2430 commits, in 174 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 194 were translation commits).

  • Totem has been updated to hide its slider when streaming, to avoid people getting confused by the slider getting stuck in one location . (GNOME bug 549691)
  • Dots (an interactive braille transcribing application) got support for Microsoft Word files.
  • Robert Ancell made gnobots2 and gnomine from gnome-games work with GTK+3 and Cairo.
  • Ray Strode added a new “maximized” tile to mutter, it allows the user to maximize their windows (in other words, tile with the edge panels) by dragging their window to the top edge of the monitor . (GNOME bug 630548)
  • Paolo Borelli added support for gunichar to pygobject . (GNOME bug 623615)
  • Francisco Rojas patched postr to throw an error if an image disappears during the upload process . (GNOME bug 537554)
  • The overview relayout branch landed in GNOME Shell, as noted by Florian Müllner in a quick notice.
  • Aleksander Morgado ported devhelp to the new new GApplication API.
  • Evolution-data-server was changed to set CalDAV calendars read-only when the server is unreachable . (GNOME bug 530205)
  • Paolo Bacchilega added a D-Bus service to file-roller to create and extract archives.
  • Cosimo Cecchi ported the control center media panel to use the new GtkAppChooserButton.
  • The Board got a simple mechanism to export object via HTTP.
  • In gnome-session Vincent Untz moved the definition of a session from gconf to .desktop-like files.
  • Nate Stedman started a new text system for ease, to provide a more featured replacement of ClutterText.
  • The gtk-style-context branch of GTK+ landed, Carlos Garnacho uploaded some documentation, thmingTheming in GTK+, and Migrating from GtkStyle to GtkStyleContext.
  • And thanks to the doc dev tools hackfest, demos and tutorials were commited to gnome-devel-docs, improved Mallard support landed in library-web, and the week ended with some mysterious content landing in the web-devel-2 module…

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Issue 112

November 28, 2010

This week… 2827 commits, in 163 projects, by 220 happy hackers (and 223 were translation commits).

  • Cosimo Cecchi started porting the “removable media” preferences tab of Nautilus to be a new control center panel.
  • A limit to the number of times gnome-session will try to restart an application has been added by Jon McCann; it’s still missing the display of en error dialog when such a situation happens . (GNOME bug 634762)
  • Johannes Schmid added a new code analyser plugin to Anjuta, it uses clang and the results are displayed in the message pane like compiler errors.
  • Pedro Castro improved the support for FAB Subtitler files in gnome-subtitles.
  • Gabriel Burt added back a podcast browser to Banshee.
  • After months of work TLS support has finally landed in glib, many thanks to Dan Winship, it adds an extension point into gio, and glib-networking provides a gnutls-based implementation . (GNOME bug 588189)
  • Lucas Rocha started a nautilus extension for the-board; at the moment it allows adding photos to The Board.
  • Alexander Larsson landed a “broadway” branch into GTK+, this adds a HTML backend to GTK+; he had written about this before in GTK+ 3 vs HTML 5.
  • Maxim Ermilov made links in message banners of gnome shell clickable . (GNOME bug 610219)
  • The “About GNOME” dialog has been removed, a new “System Information” panel should arrive to provide similar functionalities.
  • Jon Drufresne added a “Show whitespace” preference for the comparison of files in meld . (GNOME bug 622342)
  • A complete API break happened in libgrss as all object and function names have been moved to the “grss” namespace.
  • Brandon Lewis maded it possible for the viewer widget in pitivi to be (un)docked.
  • The gutters in GtkSourceView (typically used to draw line numbers on the side) have been improved by Jesse van den Kieboom, to remove some limitations in sizing and accurate user control.

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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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