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GNOME Summary for 2002-03-03 - 2002-03-16

Mar 20, 2002, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
GNOME Summary for 2002-03-03 - 2002-03-16
Date: 19 Mar 2002 23:21:45 +0100
From: Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller Uraeus@linuxrising.org
 To: gnome-list@gnome.org, gnome-announce-list@gnome.org
 This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-03-03 - 2002-03-16
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Table of Contents
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1. Rhythmbox 0.1 released
2. Sun release abicheck
3. GStreamer 'GUADEC By Foot' 0.3.3 released
4. Release of GnuCash 1.6.6
5. GTK+ user interface libraries, version 2.0
6. GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 2: 'I bastun bor vi allihopa!'
7. Abiword on O'Reilly
8. GNOME 2 software popping up
9. Ada bindings for GTK+ 2.0 already out
10. First release of Gior
11. Bug Day Reminder
12. Translated GNOME summaries
13. Hacker Activity
14. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
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1. Rhythmbox 0.1 released
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The fast growing Rhythmbox team lead by Jorn Baayen and Bastien Nocera
had their first official release this last week. Rhythmbox is a music
management program which aims at taking care of all your needs in
relation to playing music on a computer. This first release just plays
your mp3 or ogg files but development is moving rapidly and many more
features are planned as shown on the rhythmbox homepage.
        http://www.rhythmbox.org/
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2. Sun release abicheck
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Sun Microsystems has released Abicheck under the LGPL to the GNOME
community. Abicheck is a tool to make sure that the libraries ABI stay
100% compatible, within the same release series. As part of this release
they have made ABI docs for glibc and GNOME. More info on the abicheck
homepage.
        http://abicheck.sourceforge.net/
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3. GStreamer 'GUADEC By Foot' 0.3.3 released
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The GStreamer team did a new release of the GStreamer Multimedia
Framework. This release featured among other things a new autoplugger
and many new plugins. The release is also needed if you want to try out
the first two released applications based on GStreamer namely the the
Gst-Player and Rhythmbox releases.
        http://www.gstreamer.net/releases/0.3.3/notice.php
        http://www.gstreamer.net/releases/0.3.3/gstplayernotes.php
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4. Release of GnuCash 1.6.6
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Our friends of the Gnucash project made another release this week. The
new version features tweaks for the exchange rate calculation so that it
will work in even more complicated cases, involving different Euroland
and other currencies, added Edit Report Options hyperlink to warnings in
reports and added workaround for Guppi barchart legend sorting (broken
in Guppi 0.40.0 - 0.40.3).
        http://www.gnucash.org/
        ftp://ftp.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/
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5. GTK+ user interface libraries, version 2.0
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The GTK+ team is proudly announced to the world the release of version
2.0 of the GTK+ widget toolkit and associated libraries (GLib, Pango,
and ATK). These libraries are the result of 3 years work with
contributions from hundreds of volunteers. This release represents a
major step forward in free software user interface toolkits. This
release brings with it many improvements in API and
widget functionality, accessibilty support, unsurpased i18n support and
support for anti-aliasing. All this for the first time available in a
library available under the LGPL license a license that is open and free
to all developers no matter what license they choose to use for their
software.
        http://www.gtk.org/2.0.0-announce.html
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6. GNOME 2.0 Desktop Beta 2: 'I bastun bor vi allihopa!'
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The second GNOME desktop beta was out this week and according to many
this beta is stable enough to use on a daily basis if you are willing to
be a little forgiving with your desktop. Bugfixing goes on at great pace
thanks to the dedicated effort of the GNOME team. One person I think
deserves a special mention this time around is Kevin Vandersloot who now
maintains both gnome-applets and gnome-utils and is very quick to
respond to new bug reports as shown by him being high both on the cvs
commits list but also on the bug-hunters list. Thanks Kevin. Anyway
please read the release notes for more information about this release.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2002-March/msg00181.html
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7. Abiword on O'Reilly
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That GNOME has the best applications there can be little doubt about.
This week O'Reilly published an article presenting our favourite word
processor Abiword to the world. The article gives some positive insight
into the history of the project, where it is now and where its heading.
        http://linux.oreillynet.com/pub/a/linux/2002/03/14/abiword.html
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8. GNOME 2 software popping up
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The first software release for GNOME 2 is starting to appear. In
addition to the mentioned Rhythmbox and Gst-Player releases mentioned
earlier we had releases of Gnumeric, File Roller and Eye Of GNOME. More
ports are started so expect to see more in the coming weeks.
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-March/msg00017.html
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-March/msg00033.html
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-March/msg00037.html
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9. Ada bindings for GTK+ 2.0 already out
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The GtkAda team announced the release of GtkAda 2.0.0 release this week.
This makes Ada the first language bindings to have a non-development
release of bindings for the new GTK+ 2.0 release. Maybe this is the
chance you have been waiting for to try out the Ada programmig
language?
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-March/msg00029.html
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10. First release of Gior
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Since we have had a CORBA story for the last couple of summaries I
thought we needed one this week also. Frank Rehberger has made a fun
little tool which lets you dump CORBA ior's and ping associated objects.
You find it and a screenshot at the link below.
        http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~frehberg/gior.html
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11. Bug Day Reminder
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We will also this week have a bug squashing event in #bugs on
irc.gnome.org also this thursday between 2PM-2AM GMT aka (9AM-9PM EST).
While the bug team has gotten many great volunteers the last few weeks
more is needed so please stop by.
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12. 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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13. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.
Most active modules:
 93 gnumeric
 80 evolution
 56 profterm
 48 gimp
 47 gok
 45 gnome-applets
 42 gnome-panel
 42 gtk+
 41 SashComponents
 40 rhythmbox-new
 39 gnome-control-center
 35 vte
 33 nautilus
 32 galeon
 29 gal
 25 gtkmm-root
 24 encompass
 24 pan
 23 ggv
 21 gnome-utils
[134 active modules omitted]
Most active hackers:
 57 minmax
 48 dtb
 48 frob
 46 ajshankar
 38 jamesh
 38 stano
 36 jpekka
 34 michael
 34 jbaayen
 32 nalin
 30 jody
 29 chrisime
 29 menthos
 29 murrayc
 29 fejj
 27 hp
 26 kmaraas
 25 dobey
 24 kevinv
 24 ettore
[138 active hackers omitted]

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14. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
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This information is from http://bugzilla.gnome.org, which hosts bug and
feature reports for most of the Gnome modules. If you would like to join
the bug hunt, subscribe to the gnome-bugsquad mailing list.
Currently open: 6779 (In the last week: New: 1116, Resolved: 887,
Difference:
+229)
Modules with the most open bugs (excluding enhancement requests):
  nautilus: 1149 (In the last week: New: 130, Resolved: 104, Difference:
+26)
  gtk+: 399 (In the last week: New: 78, Resolved: 36, Difference: +42)
  gnome-core: 312 (In the last week: New: 97, Resolved: 131, Difference:
-34)
  gnome-vfs: 245 (In the last week: New: 2, Resolved: 5, Difference: -3)
  gnome-applets: 235 (In the last week: New: 33, Resolved: 13,
Difference: +20)
  galeon: 177 (In the last week: New: 191, Resolved: 174, Difference:
+17)
  gnome-panel: 168 (In the last week: New: 114, Resolved: 39,
Difference: +75)
  gnome-pilot: 165 (In the last week: New: 6, Resolved: 42, Difference:
-36)
  sawfish: 165 (In the last week: New: 12, Resolved: 7, Difference: +5)
  GIMP: 157 (In the last week: New: 17, Resolved: 12, Difference: +5)
  control-center: 141 (In the last week: New: 57, Resolved: 33,
Difference: +24)
  medusa: 125 (In the last week: New: 0, Resolved: 0, Difference: 0)
  gmc: 111 (In the last week: New: 4, Resolved: 4, Difference: 0)
  balsa: 106 (In the last week: New: 18, Resolved: 7, Difference: +11)
  gnome-utils: 101 (In the last week: New: 33, Resolved: 26, Difference:
+7)
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs:
  heath@pointedstick.net: 127 bugs closed.
  yaneti@declera.com: 126 bugs closed.
  kmaraas@gnome.org: 78 bugs closed.
  bordoley@msu.edu: 55 bugs closed.
  louie@ximian.com: 51 bugs closed.
  otaylor@redhat.com: 35 bugs closed.
  mpeseng@tin.it: 28 bugs closed.
  hp@redhat.com: 24 bugs closed.
  kfv101@psu.edu: 23 bugs closed.
  menesis@delfi.lt: 21 bugs closed.
  james@daa.com.au: 18 bugs closed.
  iain@ximian.com: 17 bugs closed.
  jfleck@inkstain.net: 16 bugs closed.
  srittau@jroger.in-berlin.de: 15 bugs closed.
  jacob@ximian.com: 14 bugs closed.
There is no new and updated software listing this week. The new software
map registers every change to the application entry which means that the
script generating a list of new releases generated a huge list as
maintainers have been updating their entries for the new map as this
activity goes back to normal the new and updated software list will be
back. The cvs stats and bug hunting stats are for last week only.
Christian
gnome-summary@gnome.org