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GNOME Summary for 2001-08-05 - 2001-08-15

Aug 21, 2001, 04:43 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schaller)
Subject: GNOME Summary for 2001-08-05 - 2001-08-15
From: Christian Schaller 
Date: 21 Aug 2001 00:03:16 +0200

This is the GNOME Summary for 2001-08-05 - 2001-08-15
    
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME Print gets TrueType support
2. Galeon Status Update
3. Why GNOME Hackers Should Care about Usability
4. Mozstreamer hits the street
5. Two more releases of Abiword available
6. Gaim and Galeon gets good reviews
7. JAVA-GNOME project makes a new relase
8. When the going gets tough Alan gets going
9. GNOME Summary information
10. Hacker Activity
12. New and Updated Software

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1. GNOME Print gets TrueType support
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Akira TAGOH of Red Hat Japan submitted a nice big patch to
GNOME-print this weekend which adds support for TrueType fonts
under GNOME print.  Available is also a patch for
Gnumeric. Hopefully this patch will make it into the next
gnome-print release.

        
http://lists.ximian.com/archives/public/gnome-print/2001-August/000766.html
        http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnome-print

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2. Galeon Status Update
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Not so long ago the GNOME Foundation board took the initiative to
get the developers of different projects to do status reports on
their projects from time to time in order to help improve project
co-ordination and get greater synergy-effects. The SashXB project
was first out. Now Marco Pesenti Gritti of the Galeon project
follows up with a status report on the Galeon project. Below you
find the link to the Galeon report and the GNOME feature archive.
Also since I know you are going to ask about Ximian packages of
Galeon, well they are underway, in the meantime Peter Teichman
has made some Ximian preview packages for Red Hat 7.1 available.

        http://developer.gnome.org/feature/current/
        http://primates.ximian.com/~peter/gconf/

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3. Why GNOME Hackers Should Care about Usability
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Seth Nickel, lead developer on the Useability task team, have
writen an article on why developers should care about
useability. Interesting article which well illustrates useability
why useability issues are important.

        http://developer.gnome.org/feature/archive/usability/

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4. Mozstreamer hits the street
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Steve Crouse made his code for Mozstreamer available this week.
Mozstreamer is a Mozilla plugin which is built on top of
GStreamer. This means that Linux and Mozilla finally gets a
multimedia plugin that supports most of the available video and
audio formats in use on the web today (A list which got a little
longer today as Jérémy SIMON submited his new
mikmod plugin for gstreamer.)  Thanks goes to OEone Corporation
for letting Steve work on Mozstreamer and GStreamer as part of
his work for them.

        http://mozstreamer.mozdev.net
        http://www.gstreamer.net

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5. Two more releases of Abiword available
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Since our last summary the Abiword team have done two more
releases, 0.9.1 and 0.9.2. The bug killing hunt in preparation
for 1.0 continues. The goal is to have a 1.0 release with no
known segfault bugs, so please submit good bug reports and test
cases to help Abiword reach 1.0. Also in the cool Abiword news
department is the work done by OEone on embeding Abiword into
Mozilla.  Below you find a link to the mail from Mike Potter of
OEone which includes a link to a screenshot showing this
beauty. Links below to the mail from OEone and to the Abiword
homepage.

        http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/abiword-dev/01/August/0323.html
        http://www.abisource.com

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6. Gaim and Galeon gets good reviews
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Freeos.com had a review of the GAIM instant messaging application
which allows users to connect to the AOL Instant messenger
service. The review concludes that GAIM is even better than the
original AOL client. Canada Computes gives top score to Galeon in
their Linux browser comparison, fun this is that the major
critisim of Galeon is how the GUI looks, guess the reviewer must
have missed that this is completly themeable in Galeon and with
lots of themes included, even one for CmdrTaco :).

        http://www.freeos.com/articles/4362/
        http://www.canadacomputes.com/v3/story/1,1017,7178,00.html?tag=81&sb=79

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7. JAVA-GNOME project makes a new relase
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Jeffrey Morgan announced the 0.6.1 release of
Java-GNOME. Java-GNOME is a nice set of Java Bindings for GTK+
and GNOME. Jeffrey also promised that a 0.7.0 release would be
available soon which can be compiled using the new Gcj compiler
into native code.

        http://news.gnome.org/997878977/index_html
        http://java-gnome.sourceforge.net

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8. When the going gets tough Alan gets going
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What do you do when all the easy problems are uncovered and you
need to get at the hard ones? Well, if you are lucky you get Alan
Cox to debug your application. The application that got his
attention this time was Nautilus.  Alan posted a long mail with
his findings something which lead to others quickly producing
patches to fix the problems Alan uncovered. Thanks goes to Alan
and the Nautilus hackers. Other cool news on the Nautilus front
is all the great work on Nautilus done by the Red Hat hackers. If
you thought that Red Hat was only for the server and not for the
desktop I promise you that you will change your mind when you see
Red Hat 7.2, with the cool Nautilus system integration being the
icing on the cake. Below you find a link to Alans initial mail to
the Nautilus list.

        http://lists.eazel.com/pipermail/nautilus-list/2001-August/004978.html

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9. GNOME Summary information
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The GNOME summary is being translated into Spanish, Hungarian and
now also French. Translations are usually available shortly after
the release of the summary in english. Since this summary covers
the last two weeks the first of the CVS stats cover the period
from 4th to 11th august and the second cover the period from the
11th to the 18th.

        http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/
        http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/
        http://www.gynov.org/gnome-summary/

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

Most active modules:
 224 evolution
 221 SashWDE
 102 SashMo
 92 gnome-core
 49 galeon
 40 gnumeric
 38 gtranslator
 34 libbonobo
 32 gimp
 32 gail
 29 gtkhtml
 29 mc
 28 gtk+
 25 gal
 25 gtkvts

 21 ORBit2
 19 gnome-control-center
 17 setup-tools-backends
 17 libgnomeui
 17 anjuta
[104 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 115 martin
 83 dkc
 70 tyeler
 60 chatham
 56 kmaraas
 47 michael
 44 kabalak
 41 ettore
 41 fejj
 33 ajshankar
 30 baddog
 30 darin
 29 atevstef
 25 proskin
 24 chyla
 22 jcorwin
 21 peterw
 21 mpeseng
 20 rodrigo
 20 rodo
[126 active hackers omitted]


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

Most active modules:
 285 evolution
 99 galeon
 47 gnumeric
 46 gnome-utils
 45 gtkhtml
 42 mc
 39 gnome-core
 37 gtranslator
 26 dia
 24 nautilus
 23 ximian-setup-tools
 23 gtk+
 23 SashMo
 21 at-spi
 20 gconf
 20 gnome-xml
 19 gnome-docu
 18 gail
 18 libbonobo
 18 gtkvts
[109 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 69 kmaraas
 59 minmax
 53 martin
 52 michael
 45 kabalak
 38 proskin
 34 baddog
 34 ettore
 34 rodo
 33 darin
 32 mpeseng
 32 veillard
 31 fejj
 26 peterw
 25 jody
 24 linas
 22 jirka
 22 clahey
 22 cyrille
 21 federico
[121 active hackers omitted]


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12. New and Updated Software
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Dr. Genius  - Dr Genius is a geometry tool
Pan  - A newsreader, loosely based on Agent
Goats  - A post-it note applet for Gnome
G-CTB  - A basic accounting system
gtktalog  - Easily browse a CDROM database.
java-gnome  - Java-GNOME is a Java binding
gdm  - GNOME Display Manager.
rubrica  - Addressbook application
gramps  - A GNOME/Python based genealogy program.
pavuk  - Pavuk is recursive WWW grabber
Guikachu  - Graphical editing PalmOS resource files
gnome-db  - Database access for GNOME applications
Garden  - IRC client for GNU/Linux
Gnucash  - GNU personal finance manager.
PrintDuplex  - A Gnome utility for manual duplex printing
EtherApe  - A network monitor modeled after etherman
Anjuta  - A very versatile IDE for C and C++ in Linux.
Solfege  - GNU Solfege is an eartraining program for GNOME.
vlc  - (VideoLAN Client) is a DVD and MPEG player for Gnome or Gtk+.
Gnome--  - A powerful C++ binding for the GNOME libraries.
gtk--  - A C++ wrapper for GTK+.
Balsa  - An email client for GNOME.
chbg  - Simple manager of desktop background.
gsmbscanner  - Small GTK+ based NetBIOS scanner program
Gnome CD Master  - All you need to copy, create and edit Audio CDs.
devhelp  - A developers help program.
glame  - Targeted to be the GIMP for audio processing.
XFce  - A lightweight desktop environment for various UNIX systems
protagonist  - aims to provide an efficient 3-tier application server

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



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