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GNOME Summary for June 17 - June 23, 2001

Jun 26, 2001, 20:00 (3 Talkback[s])
This is the GNOME Summary for 2001-06-17 - 2001-06-23
    
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Table of Contents
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1. Ximian Setup tools 0.6 released.
2. Freeos.com reviews Galeon
3. GStreamer ported to GObject
4. Kevin Vadersloot releases Procman
5. Glade2 development underway
6. Eskil back hacking on gnome-pilot
7. GNOME Summaries improve
8. Friends of the tree
9. Hacker Activity
10. New and Updated Software

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1. Ximian Setup tools 0.6 released.
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Ximian released version 0.6 of their setup tools this week. For the
first time are they now available in Red Carpet in the Ximian preview
channel. The tools currently includes tools for configuring disk shares,
network, booting (lilo) and more. Chema Celorio also posted statement to
Gnotices saying that they are now working on adding tools for printing,
display (X) and fonts. The tools will also integrate with the new
control-center when it becomes available. 

    http://news.gnome.org/993189203/index_html


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2. Freeos.com reviews Galeon
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Freeos.com has a nice review of Galeon. If you aren't already aware,
Galeon is the best browser available in terms of giving you the greatest
speed, highest standards compliance and unsurpased configurability, then
you have yet another chance to find out now. 

    http://www.freeos.com/articles/4163/

    http://galeon.sourceforge.net


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3. GStreamer ported to GObject
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The GStreamer project has now as one of the first large projects out
ported to the new glib 2.0 architecture. This means that the core of
GStreamer is now capable of being completely X/GUI independent which is
something the companies wanting to use GStreamer in embedded devices
have been asking for. Since many of you probably want to keep using
GStreamer with the stable glib/gtk+ 1.2 release, Erik Walthinsen has
created preprocessor shims and stubs which enable you to compile the new
version on those older libraries. Other projects wanting to provide a
similar option of compiling on both the new and the old platform 
might find this code useful. 

    http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/1504/0/6034808/


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4. Kevin Vadersloot releases Procman
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Remember the announcement of the gnome-love mailinglist a few weeks
back? Well this mailinglist which enables people who want to start
coding on Gnome to get help and advice from veteran GNOME hackers has
lead to the creation of Procman. Procman is a GNOME process viewer and
system monitor. The plan is to become a gtop replacement with a nicer
and simpler interface. Great work Kevin! 

    http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/k/f/kfv101/procman/

    http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-love


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5. Glade2 development underway
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The premier GUI builder, Glade, is currently being ported to the GNOME 2
platform by Chema Celorio and an assorted gathering of knights. As part
of this a convertor is being made for you to easily covert your current
Glade files to use become glade2 files. So moving your GUI's to GNOME2
should be fairly easy. Glade2 is currently only available in GNOME CVS. 

    http://cvs.gnome.org/bonsai/rview.cgi?cvsroot=/cvs/gnome&dir=glade2


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6. Eskil back hacking on gnome-pilot
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Eskil Heyn Olsen is back hacking on gnome-pilot after having been locked
in the Eazel cellar for quite some time. He even made a new pre-release
and moved the homepage to his own domain this week. So if you have a
PalmPilot you want to synch with your GNOME desktop, get the latest
version from the new GnomePilot homepage. 

    http://www.eskil.org/gnome-pilot/


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7. GNOME Summaries improve
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Those of you reading these summaries on developer.gnome.org/ will notice
that there are more links now, for instance in the app section. This is
because Erdi Gergo has created a XML document format for the summaries,
and a XSL script to convert the document into text and html. As we
continue tweaking on this we hope to enable even more functionality and
also make life easier for those translating these summaries into other
languages. 

    http://developer.gnome.org/news/


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8. Friends of the tree
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After the 1.0 release of Nautilus many users asked for speed
improvements. The 1.0.3 release delivered a lot of those, but there are
of course still things that can be improved. This week I want to give a
special mention to a hacker who has dedicated himself to optimizing
Nautilus even further, namely Yoann Vandoorselaere. The 1.0.4 release of
Nautilus, which will be released shortly after Nautilus maintainer Darin
Adler returns from Machack, will contain optimizations from Yoann. And
there are still more waiting to get the final approval and get commited.
Thanks Yoann, the community is very greatful for your work. 


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9. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules:
 155 evolution
 67 galeon
 53 SashMo
 43 gnumeric
 39 ximian-setup-tools
 34 gtranslator
 34 libxslt
 31 SashWDE
 30 gimp
 27 metatheme
 26 mc
 25 gnome-xml
 24 gail
 23 gnome-applets
 22 gnome-utils
 20 gtk+
 19 web-devel-2
 19 gnome-core
 18 ggv
 18 balsa
[102 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 57 kmaraas
 55 veilard
 35 tyeler
 28 jpr
 27 kabalak
 26 battery841
 25 rodrigo
 24 proskin
 23 chema
 22 martin
 21 fejj
 21 hovinen
 20 ke
 20 bcameron
 19 neo
 19 chatham
 18 hestgray
 18 rodo
 18 atevstef
 18 hectorg
[121 active hackers omitted]


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10. New and Updated Software
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Procman  - Simple GNOME process viewer and system monitor
Gmonsters  - A little monster breeding game similar to Monster
Rancher(tm).
gxmlviewer  - A stand alone xml viewer with a netscape plugin
Gramps  - GNOME/Python based genealogy program
gnome-utils  - Contains GNOME time tracker, searching tool and other
useful GNOME utilities
Gnomermind  - A configurable and attractive looking MasterMind-type
puzzle game
EtherApe  - A network monitor modeled after etherman
ximian-setup-tools  - Unfied system configuration for UNIX.
Tenes Empanadas Graciela  - A game like which reminds of Risk
MrProject  - MrProject is a project management program.
gnome-pilot  - A daemon for pilot synchronization
gtktalog  - GTKtalog is made to easily browse a CDROM database.
XPenguins applet  - GNOME panel applet that animates a 
friendly family of penguins in your root window.
Balsa  - An email client for GNOME.
solfege  - GNU Solfege is an eartraining program for GNOME.
bloksi  - A sliding-pieces puzzle.
gsms  - gsms is a graphical frontend to itaSMS
Xmms  - Multimedia player with much the same features as Winamp.
shogiopening  - Shogiopening is an opening database for Shogi
gnome-db  - Database access for Gnome applications
Spruce  - Small and fast mail client
gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.
IntraChat Client / Server  - Multi-platform GUI Chat facility for both
Linux and Microsoft Windows

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


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