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GNOME Summary for June 10 - June 16, 2001

Jun 20, 2001, 02:54 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steve George)
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 01:18:11 +0100
From: Steve George <gnome-summary@gnome.org>
Subject: GNOME Summary for June 10 - June 16, 2001

This is the GNOME Summary for  June 10 - June 16, 2001.

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  Table of Contents 
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 1)  Work on 2.0 Continues
 2)  XFree86 Technical Conferencei
 3)  Module bug notification
 4)  Eazel Hacking is backi
 5)  Talking with Jim Gettys by Christian F.K. Schaller
 6)  New new release of Bug Buddy
 7)  New developer documentation
 8)  Project of the week
 9)  Hacking Activity
 10) New and Updated Software

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 1)  Work on 2.0 Continues

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2.0 continues to shape up with information being centralised on the 'dotplan' pages at
developer.gnome.org.  Concerns over how tight the deadlines are and the tough decisions
that need to be made exploded into a major flamewar across a number of lists.  Martin
Baulig, one of the 2.0 Release Co-ordinators, felt he'd had enough and posted he wanted to
step down: at the moment he is considering what to do for a week.  Underlying this are a
number of complex architecture decisions which have to be made so a lot of debate is
needed.  Hopefully things will be back to an even keel soon and Martin will come back
refreshed and rejuventated.

http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2001-June/msg00120.html
http://developer.gnome.org/dotplan/


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 2)  XFree86 Technical Conference

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The X conference is an opportunity for people developing for X to get together and discuss
the technology and learn about the developments.  With so much development going on in
this area during the last few years contributers are being sought for the various talks.
For more information on how to submit talks read Jim Gettys post, or for more general
information the conference link is below.

http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-list/2001-June/msg00113.html
http://www.usenix.org/events/xfree86/cfp/


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 3)  Module bug notification 

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A call has gone out for module maintainers or people interested in bug tracking to add
themselves to the notification list.  Every time a bug report is associated with a
particular module an email is sent to the maintainers listed in the notification list - so
this is really the best way to stay on top of bugs with anymodule in GNOME CVS.  The
relevant file is halloween/bugzilla.gnome.org/maint-aliases.txt


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 4)  Eazel Hacking is back

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The eazel-hacking automated build system is back up and running.  This CVS module enables
you to get bleeding-edge versions of nautilus for hacking or testing.  If you're
interested in working on Nautilus then this could make life much easier.

http://lists.eazel.com/pipermail/nautilus-list/2001-June/003872.html


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 5)  Talking with Jim Gettys by Christian F.K. Schaller

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Jim Gettys is also in our news trawl with an interview by Christian on Linuxpoweer.  They
discuss a wide ranging set of topics including GNOME, handhelds and that age old topic of
why X is such a resource pig - or is it!

http://www.linuxpower.org/display.php?id=211


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 6)  New new release of Bug Buddy

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Every hackers favourite application went through a super fast development cycle with two
releses within days.  Jacob continues to add features and improve it, this time by adding
access to Ximians bugzilla.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2001-June/msg00017.html


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 7)  New developer documentation

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Improvements to the developer documentation continue to appear, a hearty thankyou to
everyone working on them.  Hardly anyones idea of fun but an important task to enable
people to use all the great GNOME technologies.  I'm sure everyone would welcome more help
and this is a great way to learn more about GNOME.


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 8)  Project of the week 

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Thanks to Bart Cortooms for helping with last weeks project of checking the gnome.org
weblinks.  So for this weeks project I've selected an easy item and one that seems
topical.  Project of the week is for everyone that uses GNOME to write to the contributor
of their favourite GNOME program/documentation/web-page or whatever and say thanks for the
efforts - knock youself out and send two!  From doing the Summaries I can tell you it
makes a big difference at 1 in the morning to feel you've made a difference to someone.

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 9)  Hacking Activity

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Thanks the Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules
  92 galeon
  71 SashMo
  71 evolution
  49 mc
  38 libgnome
  34 libcompat
  33 eazel-hacking
  33 libgnomeui
  31 gtkhtml
  30 gnome-utils
  28 web-devel-2
  27 dia
  25 gtk+
  24 gnome-i18n
  23 gnome-db
  22 gail
  21 gtranslator
  20 libxslt
  19 gtkhtml2
  18 libical

 [97 active modules omitted]         

Most active developers
  127 martin
  45 rodrigo
  38 proskin
  34 ramiro
  32 mmueller
  31 menthos
  30 rodo
  27 damon
  26 veillard
  25 chatham
  24 aheitner
  23 kabalak
  22 olau
  22 kmaraas
  22 cyrille
  21 atevstef
  20 bcameron
  19 jirka
  16 maubury
  16 christof

 [115 active developers omitted]

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 10)  New and Updated Software

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Software updated this week is as follows.

GConf-- - C++ wrappers for GConf.
gbonds - Savings bond inventory application.
GMime - Utility library for dealing with MIME.
rubrica - Addressbook application.
glunarclock - Displays the current phase of the moon in a GNOME applet.
gbuilder - C/C++ IDE.
gASQL - Database administration frot-end using gnome-db.
gnome-crystal - A visualiser for crystal structures
gefax - GNOME front-end for Efax application.
GHex - Binary file editor and viewer.
B-Chat - Chat client for use with Yahoo! Chat.
Guikachu - Resource file editor for PalmOS pocket computers.
Citrus - Library for converting between different units.
mpterm - Terminal application that enables multiple terminals in one window.
Rocket - GUI configured and monitored web server.
gtex-letter - Easy interface for using the LaTeX letter classes.
Moleskine - Source code editor in pygnome.

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME Software map:
http://www.gnome.org/applist/listrecent.php3

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Thanks,

Steve
gnome-summary@gnome.org

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