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Release Digest: GNOME, October 24, 2002

Oct 25, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

libgda 0.8.199
libgnomedb 0.8.199
mergeant 0.8.199

libgda/libgnomedb/mergeant 0.8.199 have been released.

libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framewok for developing
database-oriented applications, and actually allow access to PostgreSQL,
MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite and ODBC data sources.
Mergeant is an end user application that makes use of libgda and
libgnomedb to allow users to easily manage their databases.

This is the final Release Candidate for GNOME-DB 0.9, which will be
available, if no serious problems arise, in a few days after this
release.

libgda 0.8.199
--------------

 - GdaValue API additions (rodrigo, vivien)
 - Improved MySQL schemas information (rodrigo)
 - Improvements in FreeTDS provider (holger)
 - Updated documentation (xavier)
 - i18n/UTF8 fixes (carlos)
 - Fixed leaks in configuration API (gonzalo)
 - Added missing implementation for SQLite provider (rodrigo)
 - Added OMF setup (rodrigo, frederic)
 - Added support for error notification on connection opening (rodrigo)
 - Fixed SQLite auto-detection (gonzalo, vladimir)
 - Added man page for gda-config-tool (gonzalo)
 - Added initial support for connection stacks (rodrigo)
 - Added missing methods to Oracle provider (rodrigo)
 - Updated translations:
        - cs (utx)
        - da (olau)
        - de (cneumair)
        - es (pablodc)
        - pl (chyla)
        - sv (menthos)

libgnomedb 0.8.199
------------------

 - Fixed leaks in configuration API (gonzalo)
 - i18n/UTF8 fixes (carlos)
 - Fixed ugliness in error dialog widget (rodrigo)
 - Added OMF setup (rodrigo, frederic)
 - Improved stock icons API, to allow direct access to the stock icons
(rodrigo)
 - Fixed initial selection problem in option menus (rodrigo)
 - Fixed #90058 (gonzalo)
 - New stock icons (vivien)
 - Fixed #95959 (rodrigo)
 - Updated translations:
        - cs (utx)
        - da (olau)
        - de (cneumair)
        - ms (sebol)
        - pl (chyla)
        - pt_BR (gdvieira)
        - ru (dmitrym)
        - sv (menthos)

mergeant 0.8.199
----------------

 - Several improvements in data entry and data form widgets, allowing
   now most operations, such as INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE (vivien)
 - Use toolbars for all pages (rodrigo)
 - New unique settings dialog (rodrigo)
 - Fixed #92963 (vivien)
 - UI fixes to conform to the HIG (vivien)
 - i18n/UTF8 fixes (carlos)
 - Added status bar messages for operations on SQL tab (rodrigo)
 - Documentation fixes (rodrigo)
 - Use of GdaValue's for all values (vivien)
 - Implemented DataHandler object (vivien)
 - Made the plugin system use the new DataHandler (vivien)
 - Fixed .desktop file installation (greg)
 - Fixed leaks (gonzalo)
 - Set correctly order of the buttons in dialogs (rodrigo)
 - Associate mergeant icon with mergeant windows (rodrigo)
 - Added OMF setup (rodrigo, frederic)
 - Added new object selector widget (vivien)
 - Improved the query interface (vivien)
 - Updated translations:
        - da (olau)
        - de (chrisime, cneumair)
        - es (pablodc)
        - no (kmaraas)
        - pl (chyla)
        - vi (pablo)

Tarballs are available at
ftp://ftp.gnome-db.org/pub/gnome-db/sources/v0.8.199/

To install this new version, you'll need:
* libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
* libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, libgnome/ui, libglade,
libbonoboui
* mergeant: libgda/libgnomedb and dependencies

You can find more information at the projects' homepage
(http://www.gnome-db.org), or you can ask any question/propose anything
you
want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at
http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-db-list.

_____________________________________________

GnomeMeeting 0.94.1

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

GnomeMeeting 0.94.1

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

GnomeMeeting is a H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VOIP application
that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323
hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting).

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

- NAT support has been improved. It is now enough to only forward ports to
the internal host, you don't need anymore to patch the kernel, or install a
gatekeeper or RSIP. The new technique is called IP Translation. You can
even have several GnomeMeeting running behind a NAT/PAT gateway and
listening on different ports, the callto URL is not dependant of the ports,
for example, callto://ils.seconix.com/dsandras@seconix.com will always work
whatever the port GnomeMeeting is listening on.
- ILS support has been improved and extended into XDAP support, you can now
define XML schemas defining how to register on servers, and thus also
support LDAP servers.
- ILS now displays a status icon, that way you will know if the person who
is displayed is available, or not (in a call/in do not disturb mode). (That
only works for people running 0.94)
- Improved ILS browser, you can now apply search filters.
- A new statistics window has been added, with a graphic displaying the
speed of the different data streams.
- A new call history window has been added.
- Support for the GPL Speex audio codec (better than GSM, less bandwidth)
has been added.
- The test image is now a moving GnomeMeeting logo. You can choose to
transmit your camera image, the moving GnomeMeeting logo, or any picture in
.jpg or .png file.
- You have now a new video mode that has been added during calls: the
possibility to see both remote and local video in resizeable separate
windows. The size of those windows is remembered between sessions, the
video mode that has been chosen is remembered too.
- It is now possible to do a bilinear interpolation on displayed pictures
to improve quality (quality is very good now, even when you are zooming).
- There is a new status icon in the panel for Gnome 2 users.
- New icons from Jimmac!
- Improved Netmeeting compatibility.
- Improved disconnection messages.

Download
========

http://www.gnomemeeting.org
_____________________________________________

Gnome Pilot 0.1.67

Gnome Pilot 0.1.67 (Up the Tree-o) has been released:

ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-pilot/0.1/

Features
* Update to work with Handspring Treo devices on USB

Bug fixes
* Fix crash when configuring net sync (still might not work though)
* Use "USB" instead of "Handspring USB" in the wizard


-JP
-- 
--
=======================================================================
JP Rosevear                             jpr@ximian.com
Ximian Inc.                             http://www.ximian.com
_____________________________________________

gNumExp 0.3.0

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

gNumExp 0.3.0

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

A GUI frontend to NumExp, a math/algebra engine and programming language

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

- It is now possible to hide the Definitions tree
- Online help has been greatly improved, including new plots of many random
distributions

Fixes
=====

- Major MathML rendering speedups and fixes
- Other bug fixes

Download
========
  For the first time ever, RPM binary packages are also included:

http://numexp.sourceforge.net/download.html