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GNOME Summary for 2001-11-17 - 2001-11-23

Nov 28, 2001, 18:11 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schaller)
Subject: GNOME Summary for 2001-11-17 - 2001-11-23
From: Christian Schaller 
Date: 28 Nov 2001 18:03:52 +0100

This is the GNOME Summary for 2001-11-17 - 2001-11-23
    
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Table of Contents
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1. Mozilla team more lethal for bugs than DDT
2. Gnomoku first app ported to the GNOME2 C++ bindings
3. Elysium hacker Rodney Dawes interviewed
4. Overflow 0.6.0 released
5. GNOME 2 porting document available
6. Java-GNOME 0.7.1 released
7. Abiword 0.9.5
8. Translated GNOME summaries
9. Hacker Activity
10. New and Updated Software

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1. Mozilla team more lethal for bugs than DDT
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Christopher Blizzard wrote in to tell us that Mozilla 0.9.6 was released
this week. There were over 1500 bugs fixed between 0.9.5 and 0.9.6.
There were also several performance enhancements, tabbed browsing should
be more stable and functional and this is the first release that
includes favicons. Please see the release notes link below for more
information. Also of interest is that Christopher can inform us that he
is now working fulltime on porting Mozilla to GTK+ 2.0. 

        http://www.mozilla.org/releases/mozilla0.9.6/
        http://www.mozilla.org/releases/

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2. Gnomoku first app ported to the GNOME2 C++ bindings
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Gergo Erdi announced the first application outside the gtkmm package to
be ported to the new gtkmm bindings for GNOME 2. He has ported the
Gnomoku game and a screenshot is available. The app on the left-hand
side is the old GNOME 1 app, the one on the right is the GNOME 2 port in
progress. This is a good time for the GNOME language bindings with both
the C++, C sharp, Java and Python language bindings getting a lot of
attention and seeing wider use. 

        http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnomoku/

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3. Elysium hacker Rodney Dawes interviewed
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The hyper-productive Rodney Dawes also known as Dobey was interviewed at
Linuxpower.org about his latest efforts including Elysium Download,
Elysium EtherTerm and last but not least Elysium the distribution. 

        http://www.linuxpower.org/display.php?id=214

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4. Overflow 0.6.0 released
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Jean-Marc Valin annouced yet another release of his great Overflow
package, the data flow orieneted development environment. If you haven't
checked out Overflow before then now is the time to do so. 

        http://news.gnome.org/gnome-news/1006317028/index_html
        http://freespeech.sourceforge.net/overflow.html

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5. GNOME 2 porting document available
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Due to popular demand Malcolm Tredinnick has put togheter a document
which aims at help developers port their applications from GNOME 1.0 to
GNOME 2.0. So if you have been holding back on starting to port due to
lack of documentation you have no excuses anymore. Also there are still
works that needs to be done in many of the core areas of GNOME so choose
your favourite part of GNOME and volunteer your help porting that module
on the GNOME 2 mailing list. 

        http://developer.gnome.org/dotplan/porting/
        http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-2-0-list

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6. Java-GNOME 0.7.1 released
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Jeffrey Morgan and the Java-GNOME team is working hard at aiming at
making sure that Java is the language of choice for GNOME hackers. The
0.7.1 release adds even more classes and methods to these most excellent
bindings. The next release of Java-GNOME 0.8.0 will mark the move to
GNOME 2. 

        http://java-gnome.sourceforge.net/

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7. Abiword 0.9.5
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The Abiword hackers are at it again with another great release of
everyones favourite wordprocessor Abiword.Improved headers and footers
and dynamic toolbars are just some of the many fixes in this release.
Check out the release notes for the full story. Thanks goes to Martin
Sevior, Hubert Figuiere, Dom Lachowicz and all the other hackers of
Abiword for another wonderful release. 

        http://www.abisource.com/release-notes/0.9.5.html
        http://www.abisource.com

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8. Translated GNOME summaries
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As always we have translations of the GNOME summaries available. So
linked below are French translation, Spanish translation and Hungarian
translation. If there are other translations available please let us
know. 

        http://www.gynov.org/news/index.php4
        http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/
        http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/

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

Most active modules:
 187 gnucash
 84 gimp
 63 galeon
 57 gtk+
 57 web-devel-2
 52 gnome-db
 42 gnome-core
 42 evolution
 40 gnomeicu
 29 gnome-utils
 25 glib
 24 pan
 23 at-spi
 23 gnumeric
 22 guikachu
 21 libgda
 18 gtkhtml
 18 pango
 17 atk
 17 gtkvts
[132 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 80 peticolas (gnucash)
 68 rodrigo
 58 owen
 56 rlb (gnucash)
 45 carlos
 42 rmo
 39 michael
 34 frob
 32 linas (gnucash)
 31 cactus
 31 seth
 27 baddog
 26 minmax
 25 mmclouglin
 23 jdub
 22 billh
 22 kevinv
 22 trow
 22 fejj
 20 mitch
[138 active hackers omitted]


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10. New and Updated Software
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galeon  - GNOME web browser based on Gecko
gdm  - GNOME Display Manager.
rubrica  - Addressbook application
java-gnome  - A Java binding for GTK and GNOME.
XFce  - A lightweight desktop environment for various UNIX systems
Overflow  - Data flow oriented development environment
gxsm  - An powerfull graphical interface for any kind of 2D data
aquisitation method
Gnome News Applet  - Applet displaying headlines
Pan  - Newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity
Gnumeric  - World class GNOME Spreadsheet
gnocl  - Tcl extension which implements gtk and gnome widgets.
gramps  - GNOME/Python based genealogy program.
genigma  - Emulation of the famous Enigma.
gnome-ttt-3d  - Tic Tac Toe, also called XXO
gmt  - Graphical frontend to lsmod,rmmod and ksyms
gLabels  - Lightweight program for creating labels and business cards
gtktalog  - GTKtalog is made to easily browse a CDROM database.
Elysium Download  - Download manager for GNOME using gnome-vfs.
libelysium  - Expanding set of utility functions
gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.
Guikachu  - Graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS pocket
computers
Ruby-GNOME  - Ruby language bindings for GNOME
Bakery  - C++ Framework for creating GNOME applications

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

And they said the age of wonders where over, well we proved them wrong
by delivering this weekly summary one week after the last one. 
If you have news that you think should be in the next GNOME Summary
please send it across. Christian and I are always happy to receive news,
comments or suggestions just email us at gnome-summary@gnome.org. 
Until next time, 
Christian 


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