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GNOME Summary for April 15 - April 21, 2001

Apr 23, 2001, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve George)
This is the GNOME Summary for  April 15 - April 21, 2001.

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  Table of Contents
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 1)  GUADEC 2001 follow-ups
 2)  David Patrick becomes CEO of Ximian.
 3)  Easier approaches - GNOME, KDE interfaces make Linux palatable.
 4)  Gnome, KDE camps closer to truce
 5)  Telsa Gwynne interviewed by Linux.com
 6)  GNOME Fans of the World... Relax.
 7)  Gnome-aRts-0.1.1 release
 8)  GTK+-1.3.4 released
 9)  Hacking Activity
 10)  New and Updated Software


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 1)  GUADEC 2001 follow-ups

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So with GUADEC 2001 finished everyone is home and back to hacking.  All the
reports I've heard have been that it was a very positive event with planning
for GNOME 2.0 making a lot of progress.  Probably one of the most outstanding
features was the attendence of a number of the KDE developers which hopefully
will lead to more developments in interoperability between the two
environments.  You can read about the general event at the GUADEC 2001
web-site.
        http://guadec.gnome.dk/

A number of the attendees have released notes or material from their talks.

Minutes of the GNOME Advisory Board Meeting April 5 2001 by Daniel Veillard.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2001-April/msg00000.html
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 8 April 2001 by Daniel Veillard.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2001-April/msg00001.html
A non technical perspective on GNOME goals and future work by Daniel Veillard.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2001-April/msg00002.html
GNOME Developer Documentation Report by Dan Mueth.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2001-April/msg00028.html
GNOME Office report by Sam TH.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-office-list/2001-April/msg00001.html
Making Gnome Accessibile by Bill Haneman.
http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gap/presentations/GUADEC/
GTK+ at GUADEC 2001 Summary by Owen Taylor.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2001-April/msg00180.html
Keynote speech by Rob Gingell - this is a temporary location.
http://foundation.gnome.org/gingell-guadec.pdf
Guadec 2001: 6-8th April 2001 by Telsa Gwynne.
http://www.linux.org.uk/~telsa/Trips/guadecii.html
GNOME/KDE Interoperability by Dave Mason.
http://people.redhat.com/dcm/guadec.html


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 2)  David Patrick becomes CEO of Ximian.

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Nat Friedman one of the founders of Ximian steps down from the position and
moves to working on products.
        http://www.ximian.com/newsitems/patrick_ceo.php3
He posted to Linuxtoday that he's looking forward to working "hundred hour
weeks on the desktop instead of the CEO-ly duties that previously consumed my
days for the last two years" - so we can look forward to welcoming him back to
full hacker mode and high caffeine consumption shortly!
        http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-04-17-010-20-NW-GN-0017

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 3)  Easier approaches - GNOME, KDE interfaces make Linux palatable.

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eWEEK Labs reporter Jason Brooks gives some short views on the KDE and GNOME
experience.  Overall he believes they both go a long way to making Linux a
viable corporate desktop but that there are still improvements to be made in
the interfaces of both.
http://www.zdnet.com/eweek/stories/general/0,11011,2709282,00.html

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 4)  Gnome, KDE camps closer to truce

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The Register reports on what both camps are doing to work more closely
together and notes that "we typically hear naught but sweetness from the
respective developers" but that over-indulgent advocates can sometimes cause
problems.  Lets hope we can continue in this happy vein. 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/18323.html

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 5)  Telsa Gwynne interviewed by Linux.com

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Famous in GNOME circles for her bug reports and ability to break any
application, Linux.com uncovers her thoughts on how GNOME should develop. 
        http://linux.com/newsitem.phtml?sid=1&aid=12112

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 6)  GNOME Fans of the World... Relax.

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Michael Hall provides a timely reminder that with while everyone would love
binary packages for GNOME 1.4 there are more important things than having the
latest and greatest - like whether, in his case, his plane was sound!
        http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/3260/1/


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 7)  Gnome-aRts-0.1.1 release

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Tim Janik and Stefan Westerfeld provide an initial release of gnome-arts which
provides a GTK frontend for common features of aRts the KDE sound-server.
This is obviously an early implementation but lets hope it's just the start.
        http://www.arts-project.org/doc/gnome-arts-0.1.1.html

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 8)  GTK+-1.3.4 released

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The GTK+ developers continue their frequent releases of the unstable branch
that will eventually become GTK+ 3.0.  The API is mostly frozen according to
the team so the adventurous application programmers can try it out alongside
their existing GTK+ setup.
        http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2001-April/msg00254.html

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 9)  Hacking Activity

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Module Score-O-Matic:
 (Top 20 most active modules for this month by number of CVS commits per module)

    307 evolution
    200 nautilus
    157 galeon
    103 gtranslator
     98 ximian-setup-tools
     90 gal
     88 gimp
     82 gnumeric
     80 web-devel-2
     74 gnome-core
     67 eel
     61 trilobite
     57 gtk+
     52 gnome-i18n
     50 dia
     47 gtkhtml
     44 guile-repl
     41 gtkhtml2
     40 libbonobo
     40 glib


User Score-O-Matic:
 (Top 20 hackers for this month by number of CVS commits per user)

    241 martin
    142 ramiro
    131 kabalak
     98 jirka
     91 clahey
     80 kmaraas
     75 cgabriel
     73 danw
     69 fejj
     65 darin
     60 menthos
     59 arios
     55 maubury
     54 mitch
     54 chrisime
     53 michael
     50 veillard
     50 owen
     47 rasta
     46 jody

Thanks to Cgabriel for helping me with the Score-O-Matic.

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 10)  New and Updated Software

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Software altered this week.

PonG - A library and a GUI tool for creating configuration dialogs.
Gaim - An AIM client.
Etherape - A graphical network monitor.
B4Step - A Window Manager for Linux and Solaris.
Batalla Naval - A networked multiplayer battleship game.
Balsa - An email client for GNOME
Pygmy - A GNOME mail client written in Python.
Overflow - Visual programming environment.
Glade - A UI builder for GTK+ and GNOME.
SQmaiL - A GNOME mail client that uses SQL for mail storage.
GConf-- - C++ wrappers for GConf.
mpterm - New terminal application that enables multiple terminals in one window.
The GNU HaliFAX Viewer- Fax viewer from the GNU HaliFAX project.
Manyapad - A text editor.
pyFind - Find utility.
glame - A powerful, fast, stable and easily extensible sound editor.
vlc - A DVD and MPEG player.
Cronos II - Fast and light email client.
xNetTools - Multi-threaded Network tools.
B-Chat - A client for Yahoo! chat.
 
See the software map on www.gnome.org (or Freshmeat) for more information about any of
these packages.

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Best Wishes,

Steve

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