A new cairo has been uploaded to Debian this week which means than the new GTK 2.7/pango 1.9 can be built now. I’ve uploaded packages of the current version to Debian experimental.
Note than firefox has some issues because gecko assumes than gtk uses pangoxft which is not true with cairo, you can workaround it by editing /usr/bin/firefox and not exporting MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO.
(you can use “deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~seb128/gtk ./” for Ubuntu packages)
Following GNOME 2.10.2, the new unstable version of GNOME (2.11.4) is here with a bunch of new and cool features:
* sound-juicer is a player too now
* gnome-vfs2′ hal code has been updated, now it’s possible to configure the kind of volume to put on your desktop with nautilus
* libwnck implements the “urgent” flag now, useful for gaim by example which can use it when a message arrive
* gnome-control-center ships a new “about-me” capplet
* nautilus uses the GTK bookmarks now (for both spatial and browser mode), which makes its place menu coherent with the panel. The list mode has been changed to a tree. The font issue with some zoom level has been fixed. It has also a new bookmarks’ sidebar similar to the GTK fileselector side panel.
* a lot of other changes, bug fixes, translations updates, …
Some news on the Debian/GNOME packaging:
* GNOME packages have been to updated 2.10.2, a lot of bug fixes and translation updates (don’t blame jordim who is lagging to update his package, he said yesterday he’s going to update them).
* Thanks to lool, Debian has a pkg-gstreamer alioth project now. Loïc is doing a rocking work on that, and now Debian has updated gstreamer0.8/gst-plugins0.8 packages. If you have some interest to work on the project, feel free to ping him or to join #gnome-debian@gimpnet to speak about that.