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GNOME Summary, August 22-30, 1999

Aug 30, 1999, 20:46 (23 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Havoc Pennington)

This is the GNOME Summary for August 22-August 30.

HTML version:
http://developer.gnome.org/news/summary/1999_August22-August30.html



Table of Contents

1) news.gnome.org for this week
2) gnome-libs status
3) Bug Report Number 2000
4) Bug statuses
5) Icons!
6) GTK+/Gnome Application Development ships
7) Vintage Rubber Gnome Squeeze Toy
8) Hacking Activity
9) New and Updated Software


1) news.gnome.org for this week


Our news site:

http://news.gnome.org

went live early this week, and there's a lot of interesting stuff on there. So I'll try not to rehash too much of it in this summary.

Items on the page include Personalizable Toolbar Library, Translating the User Guide, New Glademm release, GGV release, GNOME Print release, gnome-libs release, gnome-libs status updates, gphoto and libxml releases.


2) gnome-libs status


On the news site, be sure to check out:

http://news.gnome.org/gnome-news/935902117/index_html

Which is a status report for gnome-libs 2.0. It also includes some stuff I wrote about my "GConf" configuration system. If you hate the registry, now's your chance to help with its replacement; patches now, or no whining later. :-) Check 'gconf' out of GNOME CVS.

In the comments section of this status report, Mark Crichton added a status report on gdk-pixbuf (Imlib replacement), which is also worth checking out.


3) Bug Report Number 2000


Vincent Renardias (vincent@debian.org) writes:

we got the #2000th bug report on Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:43:54, and it was in fact a congratulation message from Glen A Miner :

To: submit@bugs.gnome.org Subject: You people rock! Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:43:54 -0400

Kudos on an amazingly well done job!

peace

http://bugs.gnome.org/db/20/2000.html


4) Bug statuses


Vincent also wrote in with some bug database statistics:

Top 20 most buggy GNOME packages:

Rank Num   Grav Norm Wish Oldest            Package Name
---- ----  ---- ---- ---- ------ ---------------------------------
      630    55  471  104    203 Complete Distribution
---- ----  ---- ---- ---- ------ ---------------------------------
   1   91     5   75   11    203 mc
   2   68     1   60    7    185 gtk+
   3   61    14   17   30    186 gnome-core
   4   41         31   10    187 gnome-applets
   5   33     1   20   12    188 panel
   6   31         29    2    181 enlightenment
   7   29         27    2    202 balsa
   8   25         23    2    188 gnome-pim
   9   23     3   16    4    195 control-center
  10   22    12    4    6    194 gnome-libs
  11   22     3   10    9    198 gnome-terminal
  12   21         21          51 gphoto
  13   18     6    8    4    202 gnome-media
  14   17     1   15    1    203 gnumeric
  15   15         15         189 imlib
  16   11     2    8    1    169 gdm
  17    9          9         201 gnome-games
  18    7          7         149 gtk-engines
  19    6          5    1    126 gnome-utils
  20    5          3    2    192 bugs.gnome.org

NB: an hourly updated list is available on
http://bugs.gnome.org/~vincent/report-bybugnum.txt


5) Icons!


Matthias Warkus is really serious about completing the GNOME icon set. Here's a status report:

http://www.gnome.org/mailing-lists/archives/gnome-list/1999-August/1346.shtml


6) GTK+/Gnome Application Development ships


My book is now shipping, and should be available in stores (online and otherwise). Here's the info page:

http://pobox.com/~hp/gnome-app-devel.html

Also, the book is in GNOME CVS under the "GGAD" module for your book-hacking pleasure. This is a fairly comprehensive and detailed GNOME programming manual; if you've been upset about the lack of GTK+/Gnome documentation, check it out.


7) Vintage Rubber Gnome Squeeze Toy


On the Amazon.com page for my book, Amazon was advertising a Vintage Rubber Gnome Squeeze Toy from Amazon Auctions. Of course someone (who hasn't confessed yet) bought it and sent it to me at RHAD Labs. :-) Dr Mike is home with his new baby and the keys to the digital camera drawer, so no photos of the GNOME yet. But we'll have them.

The Vintage Rubber Gnome makes a _really loud_ and thoroughly unpleasant noise when you squeeze it. It's amazing. They don't make them like this anymore, guys. :-)

Anyway, thanks to whoever sent the Gnome. It rules.


8) Hacking Activity


Module Score-O-Matic:

60 gnome-libs
58 gimp
29 gphoto
28 gnome-core
27 gnome-applets
27 gconf
25 gnumeric
24 gnome-vfs
23 web-devel-2
21 gtk--
21 gnerudite
18 gnome-chess
18 dryad
16 gtk+
16 GGAD
15 ggv
13 control-center

User Score-O-Matic:

59 hp
43 ke
36 kmaraas
34 unammx
33 campd
31 tgil
28 jirka
19 yosh
17 mmeeks
16 jpr
16 ettore
16 bpaauwe
14 pablo
12 tml
12 mawarkus
11 sopwith
11 kenelson
10 justin
10 glaurent


9) New and Updated Software


Gnomba: Samba browser
CDE: source code editor
Gnome Toaster: CD burner
gproc: process list
irssi: IRC client that works with the panel
Gone: news reader
Xsitecopy: sync files
glms: monitors CPU fan, temperature, etc.
GSnes9x: Nintendo emulator
Gnome Software Map Browser: browse this list of software
gaddr: simple address book
X-Chat: the canonical GNOME IRC client
wmG: window manager with GTK folded in
libptb: user-customizable toolbars
Giram: 3D modeller
alarm applet: reminds you about things
gMoonClock: phases of the moon in your panel
GnomePM: Portfolio manager
wxWindows: Cross-platform toolkit with a GTK+ port
Gnerudite: Scrabble clone
Pybliographer: Bibliography database
java-gnome: Java bindings
Gnonews: newsreader
libglade: Load Glade-generated interfaces at runtime
GMasqDialer: masqdialer server
gwsearch: search engine frontend
GNetTool: libnids wrapper
gtop: graphical "top"
G-Typo: typing tutor game
gtkdiff: diff frontend

See the software map on www.gnome.org (or Freshmeat) for more information about any of these packages.


Until next week -

Havoc