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Release Digest: GNOME, June 17, 2002

Jun 18, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GNOME Utilities 2.0.0

Bedroom, Dublin, Ireland -- June 17, 2002 -- the GNOME project today
proudly announced the release of gnome-utils 2.0.0, targeted for the
"GNOME 2.0 Platform and Desktop" release. Much has changed since
the initial start of the project in late 1998 and this release marks
the start of a more intuitive and appealing user interface, coupled
with the port to the new GNOME 2.0 platform.


It is available at the following location -

    ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/pre-gnome2/sources/gnome-utils


GNOME Utilities is a collection of small applications all there
to make your day just that little bit brighter [*].

System Log Viewer       Monitor and view system log files.

Character Map           Select characters from a table and insert them
into
                        your applications.

Calculator              A simple mathematical and scientific 
                        calculator that includes arithmetic, 
                        trigonometric, and logarithmic functions.

Search Tool             Search for files on your system using simple and
                        advanced search options.

Dictionary              Look up an online dictionary for definitions and
                        correct spelling of words.

Archive Generator       Create archives from collections of files and
                        folders using gzip compressed archive files.

Floppy Format           Format floppy disks under Linux.


"I could say good and whacky things about it [gnome-utils], but I'm too
lazy" - Bastien Nocerra

"GNOME Utilities taught me to shave" - Jeff Waugh


GNOME Utilities has the following requirements -

        intltool        >= 0.21
        libgnome        >= 2.0.0
        libgnomeui      >= 2.0.0
        libglade        >= 2.0.0
        libbonoboui     >= 2.0.0
        libgnomevfs     >= 2.0.0
        libpanel-applet >= 2.0.0


Many thanks, in particular, to John Fleck, George Lebl and Kevin
Vandersloot, and to the following people for making this release what it
is -

Ali Akcaagac, Josh Barrow, Jacob Berkman, Jonathan Blandford, Ross
Burton, Anders Carlsson, Abel Cheung, Dennis Cranston, Zbigniew Chyla,
Stephane Demurget, John Fleck, Mikael Hallendal, Lauris Kaplinski,
Satyajit Kanungo, Rajeev Karale, Santhana Krishnan, Sasi Kiran Lanka,
George Lebl, Gaute Lindkvist, Josh Lucas, Paolo Maggi, Kjartan Maraas,
Carlos Perello Marin, Yogeesh Mathighatta, Mark McLoughlin, Federico
Mena Quintero, Muktha Narayan, Seth Nickell, Bastien Nocera, Narayana
Pattipati,Gediminas Paulauskas, Havoc Pennington, Chris Phelps, Deepa
Chacko Pillai, Aruna Pourhit, Senthilkumar Ramasamy, Arvind Samptur,
Ganesan Sethuraman, Andrew Sobala, Samuel Stringham, Adam Sulmicki,
Hidetoshi Tajima, Owen Taylor, Malcolm Tredinnick, Kevin Vandersloot,
Sander Vesik, Xing Wang and David Westlund.

Extra special thanks also go to our poor documentation folks whose
continuing 'sigh's are not completely unnoticed. We love you too.

Daniel Carrera, Nicholas Curran, Pat Costello, John Fleck, Eugene
O'Connor, Irene Ryan and Patanjali Somayaji.

And without our translators our software would be nothing. Also huge
thanks go to the following, whose tireless work we perhaps never really
appreciate. You guys ROCK.

Vincent van Adrighem, Hasbullah Bin Pit, Pablo Gonzalo del Campo, Abel
Cheung, Zbigniew Chyla, Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira, Christophe Fergeau,
Valek Filippov, Vlad Harchev, Wang Jian, Yanko Kaneti, Mantas
Kriauciunas, Takayuki Kusano, Ole Laursen, George Lebl, Tõivo Leedjärv,
Duarte Loreto, Kjartan Maraas, Dmitry G. Mastrukov, Christophe Merlet,
Christian Meyer, Bastien Nocera, Mohamad Afifi Omar, Gediminas
Paulauskas, Germán Poo-Caamaño, Christian Rose, Changwoo Ryu, Pablo
Saratxaga and Stanislav Visnovsky.

[*] And some that don't -

gdialog                 Command line application used to display UI 
                        dialogs that can be used within shell scripts.




_____________________________________________

COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.1

Application
===========

COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.1

Description
===========

A program for editing advanced Gnome settings in an easy way - the backend
uses gconf and XML descriptions, but all the user will see is a (somewhat)
nice GUI.


Fixes
=====

- Updated the XML files to have the correct name of the DTD.
- Fixed a bug that would make COG crash if a section contained no valid
GConf keys.
- Removed namespacing from XML files since it caused problems while
validating.

Download
========

http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1.tar.gz
http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1-1.src.rpm
http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm
_____________________________________________

COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.1

Application
===========

COnfigurator for Gnome 0.3.1

Description
===========

A program for editing advanced Gnome settings in an easy way - the backend
uses gconf and XML descriptions, but all the user will see is a (somewhat)
nice GUI.


Fixes
=====

- Updated the XML files to have the correct name of the DTD.
- Fixed a bug that would make COG crash if a section contained no valid
GConf keys.
- Removed namespacing from XML files since it caused problems while
validating.

Download
========

http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1.tar.gz
http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1-1.src.rpm
http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm
_____________________________________________

Glade-- 1.1.0b

Application
===========

Glade-- 1.1.0b

Description
===========

Glade-- is a backend for glade and glade-2 to create C++ sources (gtk-- and
gtkmm2, any combination).
Glade is an graphical user interface builder for gtk/gnome.

NOTE: glade-- 1.1.0+ is usable for both Gnome and Gnome2!

Fixes
=====

- gtkmm2 and glade-2 fixes (treeview, textview, accelerators)
- g++ 3.x fixes

Download
========

http://home.wtal.de/petig/Gtk/

_____________________________________________

Metacity-Setup 0.5.1

Application
===========

Metacity-Setup 0.5.1

Description
===========

This program is simply a much easier way to configure 
Metacity then having to use gconftool or gconf-editor.  It 
allows you to change themes, focus settings, and the number 
of workspaces.

Enhancements
============

Metacity-Setup now installs itself to the Applicatons->Desktop Preferences
Menu


Fixes
=====

Fixed two install bugs with the help of Joel Barrios Due

Joe Marcus Clarke  fixed a problem with the
Makefile.am


Download
========

http://plastercast.tzo.com/~plastercast/Projects/metacity-setup-0.5.1.tar.gz
_____________________________________________

gtkmm 1.3.16

*** gtkmm2

gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. This unstable branch of gtkmm
wraps gtk+ 2.0.x

*** Changes

This is mostly an emergency release which now includes the cell renderer
example header files.

* Distribute cell renderer example header files.  Doh!  (Daniel Elstner)
* Rename several remove_foo() methods to unset_foo(), to avoid confusion
with container operations.  (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::FileSelection::set_filename(): Change argument type to
std::string, to follow the GTK+ inconsistency fix -- both get_filename()
and set_filename() work with on-disk encoding now.  (Daniel Elstner)
* Glib::Mutex::Lock and friends: Replace the bool acquire_immediately
parameter with overloaded ctors.  See the docs, it should be easier now.
(Daniel Elstner)


*** Download 

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1161

You will need the alpha release of libsigc++1.1, available here: 
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1970

If you wish to install this in parallel with gtkmm-1.2, you will first 
need to update to the latest libsigc++1.0.x, available here: 
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1970


*** Development 

This is an unstable release, currently under heavy development. You can
find 
cvs instructions here: 
http://cvs.gnome.org/lxr/source/gtkmm-root/base/README

The CHANGES file describes some of the more significant differences 
compared to gtkmm 1.2: 
http://cvs.gnome.org/lxr/source/gtkmm-root/base/CHANGES

There is also ongoing discussion on the mailing list: 
http://gtkmm.sourceforge.net/mailinglist.html
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/  

--Daniel