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GNOME Summary for June 2-22, 2002

Jun 26, 2002, 07:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller)
This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-06-02 - 2002-06-22
    
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME 2 Release Candidate 2 out
2. GNOME 2 Screenshots from the master
3. Gnomedesktop.org list of ported applications
4. Official Sun Solaris beta of GNOME 2
5. Agnubis to the people
6. IBM GNOMEnclature series continues
7. GNOME South American Tour
8. SashXB 1.0 is out!
9. Translated GNOME Summaries
10. Hacker Activity
11. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
12. New and Updated Software

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1. GNOME 2 Release Candidate 2 out
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The second and hopefully last release candidate before the 2.0 release
is out. If no major bugs are reported against this release then the big
2.0 release will soon be upon us. So please take it for a test drive,
and for developers who have not already started doing so; the time to
start porting your apps is really here! 
        
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/pre-gnome2/releases/gnome-2.0-desktop-rc2/README

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2. GNOME 2 Screenshots from the master
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Some of us has a knack for configuring our desktops to look extremly
nice. Roman also known as Star on IRC is one of them. He has made this
nice collection of GNOME 2 screenshots for your viewing pleasure. So let
yourself get inspired to make the most of ouf your brand new GNOME 2
desktop. 
       
http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0+Gimp_1.3.7.jpg
       
http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0+Metatheme+Yelp.jpg
       
http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0+Nautilus_2.jpg
        
http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0+X-Chat_1.9.1+ConfigDialogs.jp
g
        http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0-Desktop.jpg
        http://www.gnome.org/~roman/GNOME2-Shots/GNOME_2.0-Setup.jpg


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3. Gnomedesktop.org list of ported applications
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Our friends at Gnomedesktop.org has put togheter a nice list of some of
the applications ported to GTK+ 2.0 and GNOME 2.0. Indirectly it also
shows of one of the major advantages that GTK+ 2 brings which is the
fact that there is no longer a GUI look and feel difference between
GNOME and GTK+ applications, and in many cases no real code difference
either. This brings two advantages, for instance a project like Abiword
no longer need to maintain a separate GTK+ and GNOME frontend anymmore
as they are now the same. And more importantly it bascially means that
all GTK+ 2 applications will integrate much more closely 
with GNOME and in fact be GNOME 2 applications. But enough idle talk,
check out the link below to get the story. 
       
http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=499&mode=thread&order=0

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4. Official Sun Solaris beta of GNOME 2
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Sun Microsystems has announced the first official beta of GNOME 2 for
Solaris. So if you have some Solaris boxes and what to take the next
generation GNOME for a spin, this is your chance. Thanks to the people
at Sun for their great work and many contributions. 

        http://wwws.sun.com/software/star/gnome/beta/get/index.html


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5. Agnubis to the people
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Want a presentation program that is closely integrated with GNOME and
GNOME Office? Well good news then. The resourcefull hackers of GNOME
Hispano started an effort to create such an application and they named
it Agnubis. Agnubis is already coming along fast and the team has now
expaned to include hackers from other parts of both the geographic world
and GNOME community. We have put up a website with some information on
how you can download and build the current code, including the mandatory
screenshots. 

        http://www.gnome.org/projects/agnubis/

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6. IBM GNOMEnclature series continues
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The second part of the 'GNOMEnclature: Getting ready for GNOME 2' series
of articles was posted on IBM Developerworks. It was written by Daniel
Robbins of Gentoo Linux fame and talks about the GObject system. If you
are interested in GNOME programming this is absolutly something to read.
        http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-gnome2.html

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7. GNOME South American Tour
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Miguel de Icaza is doing a tour of South America next week talking to
local politicians, government officials, users and develoepers. If you
live in the area be sure to check out his schedule so you can attend his
talks where possible. 
       
http://www.gnome.org/resources/calendar/roadshow/GNOMEenelSur.html

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8. SashXB 1.0 is out!
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IBM announced the availability of the 1.0 release of SashXB. SashXB has
been in development in GNOME CVS for quite some time and it is great to
see a production release out. SashXB is a programming framework which
enabled you to wrap GNOME and Mozilla widgets to quickly create full
featured desktop applications using only html and javascript. 

        http://www.sashxb.org

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9. Translated GNOME Summaries
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Want to read the Summary in your native languagae? We now feature
French, Spanish, Hungarian, Korean and Portuguese translations. 

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


  Most active modules:
 89 gnucash
 57 evolution
 47 gnomemeeting
 39 gnumeric
 38 gimp
 37 galeon
 35 gtk+
 32 gtkmm-root
 31 ggv
 30 libgda
 27 pan
 26 gnome-2.0-test-specs
 24 eog
 24 gnome-utils
 24 gnomemm
 24 SashXB
 23 rhythmbox
 23 gtkhtml
 23 gnome-vfs
 23 gnomeweb-wml
[125 active modules omitted]


  Most active hackers:
 55 warlord (gnucash)
 50 menthos
 46 murrayc
 33 yacob
 31 dnloreto
 31 peterisk
 31 minmax
 30 ireneryan
 28 owen
 28 jbaayen
 27 mpeseng
 27 michael
 27 jody
 26 hegde
 23 hampton (gnucash)
 21 rodo
 19 jberkman
 19 andrew
 19 dtb
 19 migrax
[129 active hackers omitted]



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11. 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: 7431 (In the last week: New: 885, Resolved: 499,
Difference: 
+386)

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

  nautilus: 816 (In the last week: New: 91, Resolved: 92, Difference:
-1)
  gtk+: 581 (In the last week: New: 94, Resolved: 49, Difference: +45)
  galeon: 293 (In the last week: New: 99, Resolved: 82, Difference: +17)
  gnome-core: 280 (In the last week: New: 61, Resolved: 32, Difference:
+29)
  gnome-vfs: 269 (In the last week: New: 9, Resolved: 10, Difference:
-1)
  GIMP: 247 (In the last week: New: 18, Resolved: 6, Difference: +12)
  control-center: 220 (In the last week: New: 57, Resolved: 16,
Difference: +41)
  gnome-panel: 203 (In the last week: New: 60, Resolved: 16, Difference:
+44)
  sawfish: 197 (In the last week: New: 11, Resolved: 1, Difference: +10)
  gnome-applets: 180 (In the last week: New: 14, Resolved: 2,
Difference: +12)
  gnome-pilot: 177 (In the last week: New: 9, Resolved: 0, Difference:
+9)
  balsa: 115 (In the last week: New: 13, Resolved: 2, Difference: +11)
  medusa: 96 (In the last week: New: 5, Resolved: 32, Difference: -27)
  gnome-utils: 80 (In the last week: New: 7, Resolved: 8, Difference:
-1)
  glib: 79 (In the last week: New: 8, Resolved: 2, Difference: +6)
  
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs: 

  
  yaneti@declera.com: 68 bugs closed.
  otaylor@redhat.com: 48 bugs closed.
  bordoley@msu.edu: 46 bugs closed.
  kmaraas@gnome.org: 38 bugs closed.
  rebecka@eazel.com: 32 bugs closed.
  louie@ximian.com: 27 bugs closed.
  jfleck@inkstain.net: 25 bugs closed.
  bill.haneman@sun.com: 24 bugs closed.
  jody@gnome.org: 18 bugs closed.
  andrew@sobala.net: 17 bugs closed.
  mpeseng@tin.it: 14 bugs closed.
  federico@ximian.com: 9 bugs closed.
  murrayc@usa.net: 8 bugs closed.
  damon@ximian.com: 8 bugs closed.
  clambin@easynet.be: 8 bugs closed.
  
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12. New and Updated Software
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CVSGnome Build Script  - CVSGnome Build Script

  COnfigurator for Gnome  - Edit advanced Gnome settings

  GMime  - A Utility library for creating, editing, and parsing MIME
messages.

  screem  - Web Site Editor

  ggv  - PostScript previewer

  GnomeVFS  - Transparently access various types of filesystems through 
uniform interface.

  Nautilus  - GNOME File Manager

  Glade--  - Gtkmm[2] code creator

  gnome-media  - Contains the Gnome-CD CD player, CDDBSlave2, gmix,
grecord 
and vumeter.

  Bond  - Database RAD tool.

  GTablature  - Tablature editor in Python

  gnome-chord  - guitar chord/scale database/renderer

  Metacity  - Integrated window manager

  Balsa  - Gnome Mail Client

  Yelp  - Help browser for GNOME 2.0

  gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.

  libglade  - constructs user interfaces at runtime

  lpt-news  - rdf rss gnome reader lpt

  Shermans aquarium  - Swimming fish applet

  Elysium Download  - Download Manager for GNOME

  BananaPos  - Point Of Sale

  gnome-mlview  - xml editor for gnome

  Paleta  - Personal log program

  Metacity-Setup  - Metacity Configuration Tool

  Bond  - Database RAD tool.

  Iruka  - jabber client

  festival-gaim  - gaim plugin festival festival-gaim

  Glade--  - Gtkmm[2] code creator

  Pan  - Usenet newsreader

  Yelp  - Help browser for GNOME 2.0

  gedit  - Lightweight UTF-8 text editor

  CVSGnome Build Script  - CVSGnome Build Script

  Enlightened Sound Daemon  - sound server

  gnome-utils  - collection of small applications.

  COnfigurator for Gnome  - Edit advanced Gnome settings

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

Another loong week, but here is another summary for you. The summary is
on a summertime release schedule and will probably not be coming out on
a weekly basis before late august again. In the meantime enjoy GNOME2
and enjoy the summer (if you live a place where it is summer now :) 
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
gnome-summary@gnome.org 

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