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GNOME Summary: May 19-25, 2002

May 29, 2002, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-05-19 - 2002-05-25
    
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Table of Contents
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1. Sun goes to town with MetaCity
2. Murray Cumming interview
3. AbiWord points the way to tables
4. GNOME vrs KDE
5. Glade 1.1.0 beta release
6. Translated GNOME summaries
7. Hacker Activity
8. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
9. New and Updated Software

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1. Sun goes to town with MetaCity
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Sun announced that they will being using MetaCity as their window manager 
rather than Sawfish which GNOME used for the 1.4 release. Glynn Foster 
announced the decision to the GNOME hackers citing documentation, code 
maintainability and accessibility as the main reasons. 

        http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2002-May/msg00104.html
        http://cvs.gnome.org/lxr/source/metacity/README

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2. Murray Cumming interview
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Murray has developed the C++ bindings to both GTK+ and GNOME libraries - gtkmm 
and gnomemm. This interview done by Christian Schaller (co-editor of the GNOME 
Summary) concentrates on the the past, present and future of the gtkmm project. 
Murray also comments on the general state of GNOME for language bindings and 
why he thinks C++ will remain a strong language for developers. 
        
http://www.linuxorbit.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=vi
ewarticle&artid=527
        http://www.gtkmm.org/

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3. AbiWord points the way to tables
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AbiWord is now concentrating on implementing the new features for the next
step forward. This is likely to include a port to GTK+ 2, a more advanced
layout engine for tables and an embeded irc client! As always they would
welcome any help triaging bugs and you don't need to be a programmer. 
 
        http://www.abisource.org/information/news/2002/awn93.phtml

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4. GNOME vrs KDE
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Nicholas Petreley follows up his previous article on Ximians Evolution to 
discuss why he prefers the KDE development system. The main complaints are lack 
of consistency within GTK+ and GNOME applications as compared to KDE ones. He 
also dislikes the number of libraries GNOME has and feels it is API Overload. 
He also feels that GNOME is about to split apart due to Mono. He removes 
language alternatives to C/C++ for consideration and feels licensing is also 
not worthy of consideration. 

        http://www.idg.net/crd_idgsearch_864623.html

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5. Glade 1.1.0 beta release
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Glade has been ported to GTK+ 2.0 and updated so that it generates GNOME 2.0 
compliant XML output. The current tarball is a beta release for interested 
developers to debug. This is an update to the existing 0.6.X code base rather 
than a totally new codebase, the new code continues in the Glade3 project. This 
is a big step forward for application developers wanting to port to GNOME 2.0 
so grab those tarballs! 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-May/msg00073.html

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6. Translated GNOME summaries
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French, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean and Portuguese translations are below. 

        http://www.gynov.org/news/index.php4
        http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/
        http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/
        http://developer.gnome.or.kr/news/
        http://debian-br.cipsga.org.br/resumo-gnome/

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

Most active modules:
 75 evolution
 71 galeon
 53 gnome-panel
 48 gnucash
 43 gnome-applets
 42 gtk+
 39 yelp
 39 gtkvts
 39 gtkhtml
 36 nautilus
 33 gimp
 30 gnome-utils
 28 pan
 28 gnomemeeting
 25 gdm2
 25 glib
 24 gnome-control-center
 24 gnome-desktop
 23 libgnomeui
 23 libgda
[122 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 66 kmaraas
 58 rodrigo
 45 isam
 43 menthos
 37 maa
 35 michael
 35 stano
 31 chyla
 30 jberkman
 30 hvv
 30 hadess
 30 owen
 28 fejj
 28 ettore
 27 hallski
 25 kevinv
 24 rodo
 24 gman
 24 olau
 23 alexl
[130 active hackers omitted]


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8. 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: 6915 (In the last week: New: 859, Resolved: 737, Difference: 
+122)

Modules with the most open bugs (excluding enhancement requests): 

  nautilus: 840 (In the last week: New: 58, Resolved: 79, Difference: -21)
  gtk+: 549 (In the last week: New: 53, Resolved: 17, Difference: +36)
  gnome-core: 298 (In the last week: New: 75, Resolved: 53, Difference: +22)
  gnome-vfs: 260 (In the last week: New: 10, Resolved: 10, Difference: 0)
  galeon: 243 (In the last week: New: 146, Resolved: 130, Difference: +16)
  GIMP: 215 (In the last week: New: 26, Resolved: 2, Difference: +24)
  control-center: 194 (In the last week: New: 34, Resolved: 23, Difference: +11)
  sawfish: 178 (In the last week: New: 13, Resolved: 4, Difference: +9)
  gnome-applets: 175 (In the last week: New: 25, Resolved: 14, Difference: +11)
  gnome-pilot: 143 (In the last week: New: 12, Resolved: 13, Difference: -1)
  balsa: 131 (In the last week: New: 8, Resolved: 3, Difference: +5)
  gnome-panel: 127 (In the last week: New: 61, Resolved: 68, Difference: -7)
  medusa: 127 (In the last week: New: 0, Resolved: 0, Difference: 0)
  Gnumeric: 79 (In the last week: New: 16, Resolved: 13, Difference: +3)
  gnome-utils: 77 (In the last week: New: 8, Resolved: 26, Difference: -18)
  
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs: 
  yaneti@declera.com: 127 bugs closed.
  kmaraas@gnome.org: 57 bugs closed.
  louie@ximian.com: 56 bugs closed.
  andrew@sobala.net: 41 bugs closed.
  bordoley@msu.edu: 30 bugs closed.
  jfleck@inkstain.net: 23 bugs closed.
  mark@skynet.ie: 21 bugs closed.
  jirka@5z.com: 21 bugs closed.
  otaylor@redhat.com: 20 bugs closed.
  micke@codefactory.se: 18 bugs closed.
  jacob@ximian.com: 17 bugs closed.
  shane.oconnor@ireland.sun.com: 16 bugs closed.
  michael@ximian.com: 16 bugs closed.
  hp@redhat.com: 15 bugs closed.
  alex@ximian.com: 15 bugs closed.
  
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9. New and Updated Software
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oggdoctor  - ogg/vorbis toolbox
gtkgrepmail  - A gtk front end to grepmail which will allow you a 
GUI^Minterface to search through your sent and+saved mail.^MSupport is provided 
for both local mailboxes and remote^Mmailboxes that are accessible using+IMAP 
and ssh/rsh.
File Roller  - File Roller is an archive manager. It lets you open, 
modify^Mextract archive files sush as tar +and zip.
gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.
Atomix  - A mind game about atoms and molecules.
rubrica  - address book, pim
gnochive  - gnochive is a gnome front-end for all common archivers 
under^Mlinux. Was formally known as +gnomerar. Supported 
formats:^Mtar,gzip,bz2,zip,compress, zoo, lha, ace, arj, cpio, rpm.
Balsa  - Gnome Mail Client
gmyclient  - Gmyclient is designed to be a simple quick and powerful way^Mto 
access your mysql database under +gnome desktop .^MIt``s provide you a simple 
way , a la midnight-commander, to^Maccess your database data.+^MIt make mysql 
using easier.
Glitter Binary Newsreader  - Newsgroup binary grabber
GTablature  - Tablature editor in Python
bond  - Bond is a rapid application development tool which works with GLADE to 
create data-aware applications. The major benfit for you is you dont have to 
code individual widgets in your forms, bond makings gtk data aware at the top 
level.
Greenwich  - Whois client for GNOME
GNOME Terminal  - terminal console app
gtkmm2  - GTK+ C++ binding
gcompris  - education games canvas kids children
gedit  - Lightweight UTF-8 text editor
Gnotide  - Tidal analysis software.
Cream (for Vim)  - Usability project for GUI Vim
Gnome Chemistry Utils  - chemical widgets for gnome-2
GtkDatabox  - Fast display of numerical data
Elysium Download  - Download Manager for GNOME

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME Software map: 
http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/latest.php

The GNOME 2.0 release is less than a month away and the bugs are falling by the 
day. As always if you have any news you'd like included or general comments 
please email them to gnome-summary@gnome.org 

Steve George 
gnome-summary@gnome.org 

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