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Release Digest: GNOME, June 19, 2002

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Gdk-pixbuf 0.18.0

Dear lovers of sunny weather,

Version 0.18.0 "No White Clouds in My Blue Sky" of the gdk-pixbuf
library has been released.  This is a bugfix release.

Gdk-pixbuf is a library that you can use to load several image formats
(JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc.), scale and composite images with transparency,
and do other simple manipulations.

- Availability:

Users of FTP mirrors may need to wait for them to update from the master

- Changes in this release:

* Fixed the RGB 565 MSB -> MSB case in gdk-pixbuf-drawable - #79190

* Fixed alignment issues in the BMP loader - #84083 (Federico).

* Merged pixops.c from GTK+ HEAD as of 2002/Jun/18 (Federico).



Guikachu 1.2.3

Small changes, small announcement:

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

This release fixes the missing DEFAULTBUTTON flag when creating RCP code
for dialogs, and contains fixes to allow compiling with GCC 3.1.

   .--= ULLA! =---------------------.   `We are not here to give users what
   \     \   they want'  -- RMS, at GUADEC 2001
    `---= =---'
2B or not 2B, that is 0xff


acme 1.99.5


acme "Don't alight, Stars!" 1.99.5 is out.

So what's it ?

This is ACME, a small tool for your laptops. It makes the small
multimedia buttons on these things actually do something. It currently
only fully supports Apple laptops (iBooks and Powerbooks), although it
should work on other systems as well.

Supported is:
- Volume keys (Mute, Volume Down, Volume Up)
- Brightness keys (kernel 2.4.18-rc2-benh minimum, only PPC)
- Eject (just launches "eject")
- Power (asks to exit the current Gnome session)

And what's new ?

Since 1.99.4:
- completely ported now with all deprecated calls removed
- fixed a bug with the custom eject command
- made disabled keys appear as having a "Disabled" keycode  in the prefs rather
  than "-1"
- made the prefs window non-resizable
- proper i18n setup

And where do I get it ?

/Bastien Nocera


festival-gaim 0.4


festival-gaim 0.4


Gaim plugin which enable you hear your incoming messages using voice
Añadido de gaim que permite escuchar los mensajes que recibas, usando síntesis de voz. Enhancements ============ Now you can configure the voice speed
Ahora puedes configurar la velocidad de la voz.
- - Fixes ===== Drop system for use pipes
Deshechado el uso de system para usar tuberías
Better error management
Mejor manejo de errores
- - Download ======== _____________________________________________

Glade-- 1.1.0c


Glade-- 1.1.0c


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!


- added another method (2 lines) to fix (non-const/const_iterator)
now it really compiles with g++ 3.x (already wearing paper bag)



CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.0


CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.0


CVSGnome is a modern powerfull GNOME build script. It's able to build from
stable Tarballs or CVS.






gedit 2.0.0


gedit 2.0.0 (for gnome 2.0.0)


Small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME 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.



Yelp 1.0.1


Yelp 1.0.1


Help browser for GNOME 2.0 which supports docbook documents, info and

* Updated translations:

Amharic             - Daniel Yacob
Galician            - Jesus Bravo Alvarez
Traditional Chinese - Abel Cheung
Bulgarian           - Yanko Kaneti

A special thanks to all translators for translating Yelp!


Pan 0.12.0

Pan 0.12.0, "Handle all such BTs and clusters by blowing them off",
has been released.  It can be found at
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
        yEnc, offline newsreading, article filtering, multiple
        and a number of extra features for power users and alt.binaries

        It's also the only Unix newsreader to get a perfect score on the
        Good Net-Keeping Seal of Approval evaluations.  See for the rest of the
        sales pitch.

About 0.12.0

        This is the first non-beta release in two months.  In that time Pan
        been ported to gtk2, added font and charset handling in reading
        posting, improved offline reading, added many usability
        dropped most library prerequisites, about 15 bugs from the last
        release, and had five beta releases to shake out any new bugs.

Changes Since 0.11.3


        * Reduced minimum requirements to gtk2 and libxml2, for people
          running systems without GNOME or KDE.


        * Better Internationalization: Pan can now finally display
          and headers in their appropriate charsets and fonts (#53465,
          as well as post messages in user-specified charsets (#65161).

        * Added menu button "File|Work Offline" for toggling

        * Added menu button "File|Delete Last Task" (the
"oops" button ;)

        * Added new preferences option to get new headers, or new headers
          bodies, from subscribed groups automatically when starting Pan.

        * Added support for message/partial mime content headers.
          Thanks to T. Gamble for requesting this. (#80715)


        * Decoding attachments is much faster and uses less overhead.

        * Usability improvements in
          space reading (#81868),
          copying articles to folders (#64867),
          watching/ignoring articles (#78006),
          the `next article' button (#82724),
          reading a group for the first time (#82092),
          underlining URLs (#65511),
          displaying attachments (#67554),
          saving attachments (#75591, #79338),
          colors in the compose window (#80470, #75999),
          logging error messages for failed posts (#69390),
          and rot13'ing selected text (#72015).

        * menu cleanups for GNOME Human Interface Guidelines compliance.

        * New filter dialog: The article filter GUI has been changed so
          it can all be driven from keyboard accelerators, so that
          changes can be made at once for a single refiltering, and so
          subject/author filters can be kept as the user changes from one
          group to another.

        * Minor speed improvements in startup, article reading,
          and sorting.

    BUG FIXES (sorted by age)

        * Fixed minor 0.11.3 memory leaks.

        * Fixed 0.11.3 bug that didn't allow i18n characters in users'
          From: headers in new posts. (#80177)

        * Fixed bug that failed to deccode yEnc-encoded text
          messages (such as .nfo files) properly when the user tried to
          read them inside Pan's text pane.  Thanks to William McBrine
          reporting this bug. (#75136)

        * Fixed bug that caused Pan to crash when showing a
          warning dialog before posting a user's article. (#76350)

        * Fixed 0.11.2 bug that didn't show HTML messages.  We still
          parse the HTML -- HTML has no place in Usenet -- but we at
          show the message now.  Thanks to Himanshu J. Gohel for
          this bug.  (#78723)

        * Fixed 0.11.2 bug that let the article cache grow too large.
          Thanks to Bernard Debreil for reporting this bug. (#81464)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that didn' properly decode all
          quoted-printable encoded headers.  Thanks to Martin Tomasek
          for reporting this bug. (#84987)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that failed to handle x-unknown
          charsets correctly.  Thanks to Martin Tomasek for reporting
          this bug. (#85082)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that didn't properly thread articles
          that had the subject header idiom "track (n/M] part
          Thanks to gaw zay for reporting this bug. (#80901)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that could cause Pan to crash when
          new tasks while the task manager dialog was open.  Thanks to
          Thomas Gamble for reporting this bug. (#82262)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that could cause Pan to crash when
          articles which had crossposts in a group that was being unloaded
          Pan.  Thanks to bickingd for reporting this bug. (#82865)

        * Fixed long-standing crash when rewrapping text in the
          compose window (#81258).

        * Fixed long-standing bug that caused Pan to segfault on shutdown
          when it could not write the threads.txt file in the data
          Thanks to Corey Rogers for reporting this bug. (#81080)

        * Fixed long-standing crash when switching profiles in the compose

          window. Thanks to Gianpaolo Racca for reporting this bug.

        * Fixed long-standing bug that caused Pan to crash sometimes 
          when the log view window was open. (#65617)

        * Fixed long-standing bug that could cause Pan to crash if the
          grouplist file was corrupt.  Thanks to Adam M for reporting
          this bug. (#72435)


Enlightened Sound Daemon 0.2.28

Enlightened Sound Daemon 0.2.28 has been released.


EsounD (the Enlightened Sound Daemon) is a server process that allows
multiple applications to share a single sound card.


-add -promiscuous mode to disable authentication at startup (Rebecka


-Fix regression in tcp mode introduced in 0.2.27 (Santiago Otero)
-Fix problem with via82cxxx sound driver (Samual Audet)
-Don't use tcp wrapper for unix socket (Debian)
-Remove bashim in esddsp (PLD)
-Add more checks before doing ALSA calls (Santiago Otero)
-Fix esd not starting when DISPLAY is localhost but esd is not running in
 tcp mode (Edward-Liu, Elliot)


Eye of Gnome 1.0.1


Eye of Gnome 1.0.1


Image viewer for GNOME 2.0 which supports fast zooming and is used
by nautilus for displaying images.


* We now display error dialogs if files that do not exist get passed
  through the command line - #84890 (Federico).

* Fixed a stupid bug that affected session management - #85216

* Updated translations:
Daniel Yacob (am), Ole Laursen (da), Vincent van Adrighem (nl), Changwoo
Ryu (ko), Carlos Perello Marin (es), Duarte Loreto (pt), Abel Cheung
(zh_TW), Kjartan Maraas (no), Christophe Merlet (fr), Jordi Mallach (ca),
Zbigniew Chyla (pl), Christian Rose (sv), Dmitry G. Mastrukov (ru), Jens
Finke (de), Takayuki Kusano (ja), Wang Jian (zh_CN).

A special thanks to all translators for translating Eye of Gnome!




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