Release Digest: GNOME, April 19, 2002Apr 20, 2002, 08:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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Dear users of both large and small computing tools, A new development release of Guikachu is available. About Guikachu -------------- Guikachu is a GNOME application for graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS-based pocket computers. The user interface is modelled after Glade, the GNOME UI builder. Catch it all from http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/ Features -------- * libXML-based I/O * Exporting to PilRC .rcp files (compile with pilrc -H) * Support for non-PalmOS PilRC targets (like the eBookMan) * String and string list resources * Dialog resources * Menu resources * Form resources * Per-application resources (e.g. version number) * WYSIWYG Form Editor, with drag & drop capability and visual resizing * XSLT style sheets and shell script to generate RCP files from Guikachu documents * Sample file with sample GNU PalmOS SDK-based application * Documentation (a complete user's manual) About these releases -------------------- This release is needed to sync up with the GConf recommendation of using underscores instead of hyphens in schema and config key names IMPORTANT! If you have used Guikachu 1.1.x before, you will have to manually remove the old GConf schema files and config keys before installing this new release. This is done by recursively removing the following directories: $(prefix)/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/guikachu $(HOME)/.gconf/schemas/apps/guikachu $(HOME)/.gconf/apps/guikachu Yes, I know this sucks ass, but imagine if we postponed this and had to do this after 1.2, the first stable release that uses GConf! Note that although it's slowly getting to the 1.2 beta cycle, 1.1.x is still the development series. Bugs may occur, the documentation may not be in sync with the real features, build may fail. However, I do encourage everyone now to give it a try with real projects. Guikachu uses GTK-- and GNOME-- for its user interface. File I/O is implemented via the libxml package. Dialog windows are loaded via libglade. GConf is used to store user preferences. You will need the versions of these packages available in the GNOME 1.4 bundle (with the exception of GNOME-- which you will need to upgrade to version 1.2.0) To actually create the PalmOS resource files, you will also need PilRC (part of the GNU PalmOS SDK) to compile the .rpc files produced by Guikachu. To use the stand-alone Guikachu-to-RCP converter program, xsltproc (part of the libxslt package) is required. Beware of bugémons! Cactus
Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package 1.520.2
Following the trend of minor programs making important sounding press releases, we at the Gnome Media Project proudly present The Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package (TGMMRUP) 1.520.2 ("And Miss Celine Dion sings love songs while our cities burn"). Gnome-Media Project Releases a New Version of the Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package. April 17, 2002 (The INTERNET). The Gnome Media project (consisting of Iain, a few voices inside his head, and some other cool people) is pleased to announce its umpteenth version of the increasingly popular Gnome Media Media Related Utilites Package for the second generation GNOME Desktop Environment. Gnome Media is a collection of bits and bobs that do stuff with media. "Well, I think that we managed to conceptualise the synergy of the various forms of communication and lots of other stuff we found lying around and increased the speed of work." said Iain, some random guy who somehow ended up with task of maintaining this collection of "Media Utilities". "It is, to be blunt a whole new paradigm for the way people will view media. Well, listen to media, because we haven't got anything overly visual yet." Bob, a voice inside Iain's head, commented, "The Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package has evolved into something I could never have imagined. Like an application that controls the translation of digital data stored on small, flat round discs called Compact Discs into audio signal. Quite frankly I feel that we have outdone all of the previous attemps to create such an application." "I think, that we, the Gnome Media Media Project team, have finally made a release that we can be proud to put on an FTP server somewhere.", said Janice, another of the myriad voices in Iain's head. "I am hopeful that this release will attract more contributors to find and fix bugs, add new features that we can't be bothered to do ourselves and expand The Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package into a larger project which is more visible by Unix users." Shortly after making this comment, Janice was slapped by Bob. "The Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package is possibly the best thing I have ever used," said a random person called Alex. "I think the way in which it has been written is a classic, and should go down in history along with that Knuth guys work. Classics. I especially love the way the buttons have been aligned with each other in Gnome-CD. That just screams "STYLE" at you." Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package 1.520.2 - Codenamed "And Miss Celine Dion sings love songs while our cities burn." ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Gnome-CD: Since the last release, 1.236.117 or something like that (see, even Iain can't remember the version numbers), Gnome-CD has come on in leaps and bounds. Iain contributed a very nicely laid out widget that we like to call a "volume control", and Theo made the FreeBSD implementation for it. The theme selection is now instant apply, so when you click on a theme name, the theme changes. This code was courtesy of Iain. Thankyou to Tigert who made a new icon for the eject button. Gnome-Volume-Control: Again, this application has gone from strength to strength in this wonderfully wonderful release. Courtesy of Diego Gonzalez it now works if your OSS card name has spaces in it. And Iain kindly gave us the code to make the Volume Control be shrunk. Now you can have it only display the Main volume and CD volume, if you prefer, or, if you don't any other combination. Gnome-Sound-Recorder: Some marvelous people fixed some evil evil bugs and made this great program even greater. CDDBSlave2: Our amazing maintainer, Iain, made the track editor actually work, so now we can all change the names of the tracks on other peoples CDs so that they have no clue what they're listening to. I suggest changing Aaron Carter to Slipknot, so when your Slipknot loving friend goes to listen to his favourite CD, he'll find the sweet pop soundings of the lovable Aaron. If that doesn't stop him/her wearing black, then nothing will. There would have been a website, but someone forgot the password. Doh. That website would have had screenshots, but thems the way the apples crumble. Download The Gnome Media Media Related Utilities Package from ftp ftp.gnome.org or its nearest mirros. PR release written by Iain of the Gnome Media Project. (Miss Celine Dion is a trademark of the Sony Corporation of Canada) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Peace, love and harmony iain  See http://www.kdedevelopers.net/kopete/  See http://www.kdedevelopers.net/kopete/announce-0_3.html  Very nice, very nice, very nice, very nice, but maybe in the next world, maybe in the next world.
Dear lovers of no stray pixels, Version 0.17.0 "And Your Wise Men Don't Know How It Feels" of the gdk-pixbuf library has been released. This is an important bugfix release, so you should upgrade right away. Availability: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/unstable/sources/gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf-0.17.0.tar.gz Changes in this version: * Merged fixes in GTK+ 2.0 to pixops again. This fixes the egregious bilinear scaling weights bug. * Merged fixes in GTK+ 2.0 to the BMP loader. Enjoy, Federico
Pan 0.11.3 "Wenn ist das Nunstuck git und Slotermeyer?" has been released. It can be found at http://pan.rebelbase.com/. What is Pan? Pan is a newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity, which attempts to be pleasant to use for new and advanced users alike. It has all the typical features found in newsreaders and also supports offline newsreading, article filtering, multiple connections, and a number of extra features for power users and alt.binaries fans. It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on the Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations. See http://pan.rebelbase.com/features.html for the rest of the sales pitch. About 0.11.3 This is mostly a stability release. It fixes about twenty-five bugs that were present in 0.11.2, and adds few new features, with the notable exception of yEnc support. Changes Since 0.11.2 NEW FEATURES * Added support for decoding yenc-encoded attachments! Thanks to Gabi Davar and Jeff Stedfast for contributing code and debugging to this effort. (70368, 71330) * Added the ability to specify which characters are recognized as quote prefix characters, so nonconformists not using '>' to quote text will still have their articles colored right in Pan. :) Thanks to Colin Leroy for contributing this code. (68159, 75916) * Added "Go to previous article" navigation button. Thanks to Colin Leroy for contributing this patch. (75716) UPDATES * The 'Download Articles' dialog now switches the articlelist to the group when the headers have been downloaded. Since this dialog is mostly used to sample a (potentially large) group, this seems the more intuitive approach. Thanks to Himanshu J. Gohel for suggesting this. (66510) * Added Message-ID to Find Article's search criteria. Thanks to Pascal Valois for suggesting this. (68332) * Add a new preference option, allowing failed tasks to be removed automatically from the Task Manager. Thanks to John Mellow and Aric S. Campling for suggesting this. (71992, 75186) * Added support for mime articles which explicitly specify a Content-Transfer-Encoding of x-uuencode. Thanks to Sam Solon and Jeff Stedfast for this code. (74798) * Make sure that the default window size is large enough that a full line, up to the default number of wrap characters and with the default font, will fit without scrolling. Thanks to John Mellor for suggesting this obvious-in-hindsight improvement. :) (76062) BUG FIXES * Fixed bug that caused multi-part binary posts with variable-length segment number to be seen as incomplete. Thanks to Craig Orsinger for reporting this. (71647) * Fixed 0.11.2 bug where Pan could crash when a confirmation dialog was needed to confirm sending a message with issues. (71440) * Fixed 0.11.2 bug that could cause the article count not to be reset to zero when the group was empties. Thanks to Craig Orgsinger for reporting this. (71645) * Fixed crash that occurred in the Japanese locale. Thanks to Erik Anderson and Bill Huang for reporting this bug, and to T. Aihana for fixing the Japanese translation file. (78244) * Fixed long-standing bug that made it impossible to cancel an unread message. Thanks to Kerstin Rohlfs for leading me to this bug. (64287) * Fixed UI bug in the message composer that caused Ctrl-space to send the message. (71352) * When editing an existing server profile, the server name is now read-only. Thanks to Ned Boddy for reporting this bug. (72432) * Better handling for the case where the 'Followup-To:' header contains an email address. Thanks to Mike Brodbelt for suggesting this. (72608) * Fixed UI bug in the Preferences dialog that caused the <OK> button to stay greyed out even when some parts of the dialog had changed. Thanks to John Mellor for reporting this. (73180) * The Profile Editor now rejects double-quotes in the author's real name. Thanks to Martin Bruchanov for reporting this. (68770) * Fixed a crash that occurred when sending mail from a system that didn't have a resolvable hostname. Thanks to T'aZ for reporting this bug. (74129) * Fixed a crash that occurred when Pan couldn't connect to the news server. Thanks to Aurelien Gouny for reporting this bug. (70858) * Fixed a bug in Follow-Up that caused some new text typed in by the user to be colored in the quoted-text color rather than the normal text color. Thanks to Michael McIntyre for reporting this bug. (75993) * If a yenc block ends without a "=yend", or a uu block ends without an "end", treat the block as plaintext instead of encoded data. Looks like some M$ bashers are starting their posts with "begin 666" to tickle a similar bug in OE. :) Thanks to Jason Rumney and mr_p for reporting this bug. (76358) * Fixed crash that occurred when trying to parse empty/corrupt messages. Thanks to Jorge Salinas for reporting this bug. (78287) * Fixed bug that could incorrectly cause articles to become marked as read. Thanks to Jiri Kubicek for tracking this down and writing a fix. (77878) * Fixed crash that occurred when the user tried to create a new identity that was incomplete. Thanks to Jef E. for reporting this bug. (77582) * Pan now uses GMT rather than local time when generating the timestamp for unique message ids of new posts. When using local time and daylight savins ends, a date could show up twice. Thanks to Mirko Liss for suggesting this. (77528) * Increased the default maximum number of connections for new servers to two, since we also default to reserving one connection for reading messages. Thanks to William Peterson for reporting this. (76867) * Fixed bug that was too strict on what Message-IDs to retain in a References: header when posting a follow-up. Thanks to Colin Leroy and Jim Henderson for reporting this bug. * Fixed 0.11.1 branefart that moved widget focus to the thread pane, rather than the text pane, whenever a message was read via the 'N' key. Thanks to Florian Schmidt for reporting this bug. * Fixed some potential connection problems. Thanks to Sven Neuhaus for reporting these issues. (73179) * The Filter Text in the Edit Rule dialog box now has a scrollbar when required. Thanks to Himanshu J. Gohel for reporting this. (62909) * Fixed various memory leaks.
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