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Release Digest: GNOME, May 14, 2002

May 15, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Gnome-media 1.547.0

Yes, it's time for a new release.

Gnome-Media 1.547.0 is now released. This release is codenamed "Jeg Er
Ikke Her". In a time when everyone else is moving from Scandanavian
codenames to music related ones, I decided to go the other way.

What has changed?

Stuff, nothing very important, execpt things have got better all over. A
few bugs were fixed, most notably gnome-volume-control should build on
ALSA<=0.5 again. Still no ALSA 0.9 support, but that'll come eventually.
This release is mainly just to update y'all on the latest stuff. It's
also the UI frozen release[1] and writing these announcements is an
attempt to cheer me up after I lost an online auction[2].

There's now screenshots. Everyone loves screenshots, who cares about
changes, because there's screenshots. Woooo!

Downloads from the usual ftp place.

Drink milk, it's good for you

[1] But we all know how good I am with freezes.
[2] [3]
[3] If anyone has one lying around that they don't want, all donations
would be gratefully received.
"Things like Destiny's Child are just repressed sexuality. It happens
with boys and men too. I feel embarrassed for them when I listen to
Stereophonics or Coldplay. That's not music for men." -- Alec Empire



I have just released new versions of pygtk and gnome-python targetted at 
the GTK/GNOME 2.0 platform.  These packages contain python bindings for 
gtk and various other libraries.  You will need python >= 2.2 to build 
these packages.

You can download pygtk from either of:

And gnome-python can be found at:

You will require a copy of orbit-python to build gnome-python, which can 
be found at:

Alternatively if you are using jhbuild, simply add "meta-gnome-python" 
to the list of modules you build.  This will give you pygtk, 
orbit-python and gnome-python.

Some of the new features in this pygtk release include:

    * Make code generator handle (caller-owns-return ...) clause in defs
      file.  Also fixed a bug where the code generated to read fields
      from an object was assuming that it owned the return sometimes
      (which was particularly bad for strings, as it would then free
      them ..)
    * Some function name changes in the module (stripping off
      gtk_gl_ or gdk_gl_ prefix).
    * Handling of unsigned int/long types improved (so it can accept a
      python long that represents the unsigned value). (Matt Wilson)
    * A number of extra GtkTree functions have been wrapped, including
    * GtkTreeModel.get_path() now expects a single argument -- a tuple
      of integers (rather than a variable number of integer arguments).

New features in this gnome-python release include:

    * Update GConf module to work with recent GConf releases (removed
      accessors for some fields).
    * Added GtkHTML2 binding (Matt Wilson).
    * Install defs files so that other bindings can build on top of them.


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GNOME-Applets 1.102.0

This is the unstable GNOME2 branch of gnome-applets (actually they are
pretty stable at the moment). 

Here's what's new:

all modules:
* add mnemonics for popup menu (Deepa Natarajan)

* update for acpi changes -bug #73786 (Jacob Berkman)
* fix erroneus "battery is full" dialogs - bug #76578 and #77996

* don't set the keyboad to US on startup (Szabolcs Ban)
* bug fixes - #79601, #78288, #81303, #58295, #77763 (Szabolcs)
* Fix Spanish keyboard (Szabolcs)
* Fix crash when opening the keyboard add dialog

* remove proxy pref dialog since capplet now exists
* get help working

* remove proxy pref dialog
* Spelling error in Locations - bug #80773

* fix bug #81416 (Hidetoshi Tajima)

Knock yourself out:



gedit 1.119.0


gedit 1.119.0 (for GNOME 2.0)


Small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME 2.0 environment.
It supports most standard editing features, plus several not found in your
average text editor (plugins being the most notable of these). 
Complete GNOME integration is featured.


- Added the DocPath in the desktop file (Satyajit Kanungo)
- HACKING and README files updated (Paolo Maggi)
- Added support for basic Session Management (Federico Mena Quintero,


- Bug #78011, #76196 (Federico)
- Bug #80841, #79733, #77834 (Paolo)

New/Updated Translations

- Tamil (Dinesh)
- Malay (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
- Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
- Spanish (Pablo del Campo)
- Polish (GNOME PL Team)
- Basque
- Vietnamese
- Walloon
- Slovak (Stanislav Visnovsky)
- Catalan (Pablo Saratxaga)
- traditional Chinese