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GNOME Summary: September 18, 2002

Sep 19, 2002, 08:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller)


This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-08-12 - 2002-08-16
    
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME 2.0.2
2. Abiword Leaps forward
3. Gnomes in the news
4. On RedHat 8 and their GNOME alterations
5. Hellen Keller Achievement Award
6. GNOME Multimedia
7. GnuCash team prepares for 1.8.0
8. Last weeks summary
9. Hacker Activity
10. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
11. New and Updated Software

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1. GNOME 2.0.2
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The GNOME Team is proud to announce GNOME 2.0.2. Since 2.0.1 a total of
318 GNOME2 bugs has been marked fixed including some major stuff like
menu editing. Check out link below for details and download
instructions. 
        
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-September/msg00036.html

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2. Abiword Leaps forward
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The Abiword team continues to storm forward with the next generation of 
Abiword. The first release of the new development version of Abiword,
1.1.0, is being planned and October looks like a likely target.
Featurewise things are also looking good with things like much improved
Docbook support, SVG rendering support based on librsvg and of course
tables. Links below to 1.0.1 planning announcement and some discussion
of details on the GTK+ and GNOME frontends. Also link to the SVG
announcement including a screenshot. 

       
http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/abiword-dev/02/Sep/0093.html
       
http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/abiword-dev/02/Sep/0099.html
       
http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/abiword-dev/02/Sep/0222.html

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3. Gnomes in the news
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Lot of interviews this week. The Ximian crew where interiewed at their
lair in Boston.Mikael Hallendal of MrProject and Damien Sandras of GNOME
Meeting where interviewed and Jeff Waugh one of our release managers
where interviewed. 

       
http://www.linuxandmain.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=211
       
http://www.linuxandmain.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=205
        
http://ghj.sunsite.dk/index.php?1=articles/1/interview_mrproject.html&article=1
        
http://ghj.sunsite.dk/index.php?1=articles/1/interview_gnomemeeting.html&article
=1

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4. On RedHat 8 and their GNOME alterations
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There has been lot of discussion about the changes Red Hat are doing
with their desktop solution in Red Hat 8. Some people love it and some
people are not so happy with the changes. The GNOME community has at
least been mature about it and to help alleviate any concerns Owen
Taylor has writen an article explaining Red Hat's reasoning. 

        http://people.redhat.com/otaylor/rh-desktop.html

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5. Hellen Keller Achievement Award
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The great new accessibility support in GNOME 2 has not gone unnoticed.
Sun Microsystems where awarded the Helen Keller Achievement Award for
their work on creating the accessiblity framework. Congratulations to
all the people inside and outside of Sun who has been involved in making
this happen. 

        http://www.gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=648&mode=&order=0

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6. GNOME Multimedia
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We kicked of the new gnome-multimedia mailing list this week. It is
meant as a place to both discuss multimedia additons to the GNOME
desktop, but also the creation of new lower level libraries to improve
general multimedia support. The list seems to have gotten of to a good
start. Manuel Clos has tried putting togheter a small resume of issues
being discussed. Links to that and the mailing list below. 

        http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-multimedia
        http://llanero.eresmas.net/gnome-multimedia/plan.html

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7. GnuCash team prepares for 1.8.0
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The GnuCash team has started the countdown to their 1.8.0 release. Lots
of polish and small feature improvements have gone into this release
which hopefully will be out somewhere in mid-december. Christian
Stimming posted the mail below with some of the items still left on the
todo list. 

        
http://www.gnucash.org/pipermail/gnucash-devel/2002-September/006782.html

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8. Last weeks summary
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I didn't get to do a summary last week, but I put up a mini-summary
containing the generated statistics for that week. 
        
http://developer.gnome.org/news/summary/2002_September01-September07.html

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


  Most active modules:
 88 mc
 49 evolution
 41 gnome-panel
 40 galeon
 40 orbitcpp
 36 rhythmbox
 29 gtk+
 28 gnome-control-center
 26 gnome-themes
 25 sodipodi
 22 gnumeric
 20 gnome-system-tools
 19 pan
 19 gnome-foundation
 19 gnome-speech
 18 gimp
 18 gnucash
 18 rcd
 18 gnome-2.0-test-specs
 17 gcompris
[129 active modules omitted]


  Most active hackers:
 57 murrayc
 48 mmclouglin
 42 proskin
 28 jody
 26 calum
 25 andrew
 22 rodrigo
 21 marcoc
 21 lauris
 20 cneumair
 19 joeshaw
 19 pablodc
 19 fejj
 18 jbaayen
 18 hegde
 17 marcm
 17 MikeGTN
 16 campd
 16 kz
 16 yaneti
[141 active hackers omitted]


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10. 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: 7657 (In the last week: New: 606, Resolved: 547,
Difference: 
+59)

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

  nautilus: 802 (In the last week: New: 34, Resolved: 30, Difference:
+4)
  gtk+: 605 (In the last week: New: 22, Resolved: 20, Difference: +2)
  galeon: 320 (In the last week: New: 128, Resolved: 94, Difference:
+34)
  gnome-vfs: 295 (In the last week: New: 5, Resolved: 3, Difference: +2)
  GIMP: 272 (In the last week: New: 8, Resolved: 6, Difference: +2)
  sawfish: 192 (In the last week: New: 2, Resolved: 1, Difference: +1)
  gnome-applets: 190 (In the last week: New: 15, Resolved: 3,
Difference: +12)
  gnome-core: 143 (In the last week: New: 35, Resolved: 15, Difference:
+20)
  control-center: 128 (In the last week: New: 21, Resolved: 40,
Difference: -19)
  gnome-panel: 126 (In the last week: New: 35, Resolved: 72, Difference:
-37)
  gnome-terminal: 120 (In the last week: New: 13, Resolved: 4,
Difference: +9)
  balsa: 105 (In the last week: New: 14, Resolved: 7, Difference: +7)
  gnome-pilot: 95 (In the last week: New: 7, Resolved: 2, Difference:
+5)
  medusa: 94 (In the last week: New: 0, Resolved: 0, Difference: 0)
  Pan: 88 (In the last week: New: 17, Resolved: 9, Difference: +8)
  
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs: 
  
  yaneti@declera.com: 77 bugs closed.
  mark@skynet.ie: 67 bugs closed.
  dennis_cranston@yahoo.com: 39 bugs closed.
  jody@gnome.org: 33 bugs closed.
  vincent@vuntz.net: 27 bugs closed.
  anand.subra@wipro.com: 25 bugs closed.
  louie@ximian.com: 25 bugs closed.
  damon@ximian.com: 14 bugs closed.
  david@lupercalia.net: 13 bugs closed.
  terra@diku.dk: 13 bugs closed.
  otaylor@redhat.com: 13 bugs closed.
  jfleck@inkstain.net: 12 bugs closed.
  bfrantzdale@hmc.edu: 11 bugs closed.
  yogeeshappa.mathighatta@wipro.com: 9 bugs closed.
  hp@redhat.com: 9 bugs closed.
  
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11. New and Updated Software
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HTML Code Convert  - Convert HTML
Remote Desktop Connection  - Remote Desktop Connection
gNumExp  - GNOME math program
Gnono  - GNOME card game
Coaster  - Coaster (The Gnome CD Burner)
Straw  - Desktop news aggregator
Sodipodi  - Vector drawing program
XmlView  - Bonobo Xml View
gLabels  - creating labels and business cards.
screem  - Web Site Editor
CVSGnome Build Script  - CVSGnome Build Script
gnome-db  - Database access for Gnome applications
GNOME System Tools  - System Configuration Utilities
Gnome Sidebar  - File, media, bookmark & contact mana
GTelnet  - Telnet, SSH, and RLogin client for Gnome
polyXmass  - Polymer mass spectrometry framework
GnomeSpeakers  - Gnome loudspeaker design program.
gmp3  - Manage mp3 filenames and ID3tags

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

Another week when I have not been able to spend as much time news
hunting as I wanted, but I guess you are to busy trying out GNOME 2.0.2
to read the news anyway :).
 
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
gnome-summary@gnome.org 

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