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Release Digest: GNOME, October 28, 2001

Oct 29, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

gjots 0.3

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

gjots 0.3

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

gjots marshals and organizes text notes in a convenient, hierarchical way.
Use it for notes, jottings, bits and pieces, recipes and even PINs and
passwords (encrypted with ccrypt(1)). You can also use it to "mind-map"
your larger compositions like manuals, web pages, articles etc etc - write
down all your thoughts and then start to organise them into a tree. By
manipulating the tree you can easily reorder your thoughts and structure
them appropriately. gjots is a bit like the KDE program "kjots", but uses
the GTK library and supports a hierarchy of folders which are always
visible. Files can be output to HTML with an automatic table of contents.
Encryption is supported with ccrypt(1), so you can keep your musings
private. 

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

- Major usability upgrade. 
- Much better keyboard mappings. 
- Items no longer have separate names - the name is taken from the first
line of the text. 
- External editing button. 
- gjots2html now correctly quotes < > & and " for HTML. 

Fixes
=====

- Preferences file was not being read 
- Options button now invokes the preferences dialog 
- Temporary file (for error messages in file ops) was not being deleted 
- Main window can now shrink 
- Temporary file (for error messages in file ops) was not being deleted 
- Too many error messages on decryption failure. 

Download
========

http://bhepple@freeshell.org/gjots
_____________________________________________

gdcalc 2.12

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

gdcalc 2.12

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

gdcalc(1) is a gtk+-based Reverse Polish Notation (RPN)
calculator for Unix and Linux with stats, financial,
programming and scientific functions. It uses code from
my original (console) dcalc(1) RPN calculator.

The GUI was written with glade(1) and uses the Gnome/Gtk+ toolkit - so it
should be compatible with themes and other whiz-bang features of those
systems. 

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

- much more robust interest rate calculations, copy & paste for X
- algebraic interface (a la Casio/TI)
- RCL can now be used in algebraic expressions

Fixes
=====

- too many (since v2.6) to list here

Download
========

http://bhepple@freeshell.org/dcalc
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Straw 0.12

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

Straw 0.12

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

A GNOME 2 desktop news aggregator, using the RSS syndication format

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

- Export subscription list as OPML
- Reduce bandwidth usage by utilizing ETag/If-None-Match HTTP headers
- Improvements in XML handling

Fixes
=====

- Fix character set display brokenness
- Search works again

Download
========

http://savannah.nongnu.org/files/index.php?group_id=2907&thread_max=5&highlight=0.12
_____________________________________________

GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.1.1

GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.1.1: "Flux Capacitor"
=========================================================

The GNOME Development Series Snapshot 2.1.1 "Flux Capacitor", is ready for
your bug-busting and testing pleasure! It is available for immediate
download on ftp ftp.gnome.org and mirrors.

Download:

  http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.1/2.1.1/sources/

  tar.gz:79M    total
  tar.bz2:  60M total


WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
--------------------------

This release is an UNSTABLE development series snapshot. It is intended for
testing and hacking purposes ONLY. Like the Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd
minor version numbers to indicate development status, so this 2.1.x series
will eventually become the official 2.2 release. Please check our schedule
for more info: http://developer.gnome.org/dotplan/schedule/


New Features
------------

  - New "Open Recent" item in the Actions menu lists recently used files.

  - Faster file-roller, includes suport for recent files and GNOME icon
    themes.

  - Iagno is harder. :-)

  - Plenty of bug fixes in gnome-media, including better support for devfs.

  - gnome-applets bugfixes.

  - gedit includes a new sort plugin, auto-indentation, UI improvements and
    bugfixes.

  - New PangoLayout wrap mode (as seen in Nautilus), general Pango bugfixes.

  - Nautilus now supports multihead, PangoLayout wrapping in icon mode, and
    recent files.

  - Emblems are now handled within the icon themes system, and there's a
    cool emblems sidebar!

  - Lots of fixes on linc, ORBit2 and bonobo-activation.

Features included in 2.1.0:

  - Detailed control over fonts, anti-aliasing and subpixel smoothing in the
    Fonts control panel. Control anti-aliasing on-the-fly! As seen in Red
    Hat 8.0.
  
  - New tab in the Themes control panel provides metacity window border
    theme selection.
  
  - Windows control panel for window manager selection and options.
  
  - gedit has a new plugins, including a spelling checker, Galeon-style tab
    control, improved UTF8 support and a most recently used files list.
    Check out the recent files list dropdown on the 'Open' toolbar button!
  
  - Panel multiscreen support, zoom animation when launchers are clicked.
  
  - New panel buttons for Screenshot, Search, Show Desktop (actually an
    applet) and Run.
  
  - gdialog is back! Improved, and built by default in gnome-utils again.
  
  - Search Tool user interface completely revamped, supports Nautilus icons
    and drag'n'drop.
  
  - Nautilus now has an extensible thumbnailing system. See Alex Larsson's
    post on nautilus-list about ~/.gnome2/thumbnailrc.
  
  - freedesktop.org system icon theme support in Nautilus (see
    gnome-icon-theme).
  
  - New icon layout/canvas, general performance fixes, and a new rename
    widget with i18n support.
  
  - Improved Nautilus side pane based on standard widgets.
  
  - Requires the 1.1.x development series of Pango, which supports Xft2 and
    fontconfig.
  
  - New 'gman' alias for yelp, which handily pops up the man page index.
    This feature dedicated to Glynn Foster.


Preview Modules
---------------

The following modules have been proposed for addition to the 2.2 Desktop
release, and have been included in this release for preview and testing:

  - system-tray-applet: The panel notification applet makes its return, as
    seen in Red Hat 8.0.

Modules included since 2.1.0:

  - gnome-themes: New package of default themes for GNOME, which currently
    includes GTK+ and icon themes designed for accessibility.
  
  - gnome-icon-theme: Default GNOME icon theme.
  
  - metacity: Window manager for the adult in you. Proposed to replace
    Sawfish as default window manager.
  
  - vte: Terminal widget with improved font, internationalisation and
    accessibility support. Designed to replace libzvt.
  
  - file-roller: Full-featured archive creation, browsing, and unpacking
    utility. See: http://fileroller.sourceforge.net/
  
  - gcalctool: Scientific calculator. Proposed to replace gnome-calculator.


Build Requirements
------------------

  - The tarballs included in the release. :-)

  - Some very basic packages not distributed with this release, such as
    image libraries, popt and freetype. These should all be included with or
    available for your distribution.

  - Xft2 and fontconfig for superior font rendering and configuration, from
    http://fontconfig.org/ These are not required, but strongly recommended.

  - Python 2 with expat xml modules for libglade (some modules still require
        the libglade-convert script, however we do plan to ship glade2 files).

  - Docbook DTD 4.1.2, Docbook XSL stylesheets and a valid system catalogue
        file for scrollkeeper (which in turn is required by many desktop
        components for documentation).


Happy testing!

- The GNOME Release Team

-- 
             http://www.xach.com/debian-users-are-beatniks.html             
_____________________________________________

GHex 1.99.2

The "SUNny Side" Release, the all-new reincarnation of your favourite
binary editor is here!

What's new since 1.99.1:

* fixed a bunch of bugs, mostly user-interaction and UI related,
  reported by the kind people at sun & wipro.
* fixed the desktop file
* fixed the schemas file so that it validates (Yanko)
* fixed required version of gail in configure script

Last, but not least, the updated translations will make you feel even
more At Home(tm) with ghex:

Malay (Hasbullah), Swedish (Christian), Spanish (Pablo Gonzalo),
Simplified Chinese (Wang), Italian (Christopher), Polish (Zbigniew),
Czech (Stanislav), Hungarian (Andras), Vietnamese (Pablo)

at the usual place:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ghex/1.99/

        jaKa

-- 

email: jaka@gnu.org
w3:    http://pluton.ijs.si/~jaka

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GRot13 2.7.0

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

GRot13 grot13 2.7.0

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

A GUI interface to rot13 with cut &amp; paste features.
Useful if your browser doesn`t support rot13 or the 
support is only for reading.

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

- XP'ish icons added


Download
========

Download Fixed!
http://web.tiscali.it/blakwolf/dload/grot13-2.7.0.src.tar.bz2
_____________________________________________

gtetrinet 0.4.4

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

GTetrinet 0.4.4

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

GTetrinet is a Tetrinet client using Gtk+ and GNOME-libs.
Tetrinet is a variant of the popular Tetris brick game, that can be played
simultaneously by 6 players. GTetrinet's goal is to remain completely
compatible with the Windows, original client. Tetrinet clients need to
connect to a dedicated server in order to be useful. GTetrient only provides
the client part, but there are plenty of available servers around.
Look at http://www.tetrinet.org/ for a list of servers.

Notes
=====

Shortly after releasing 0.4.3, Steve Kemp notified us about a few bad
security issues in gtetrinet. Several buffer overflows have been fixed
by James Antill in this release. Steve was able to modify tetrinetx to
make gtetrinet crash and get remote shell access with the user ID of
whoever is playing with gtetrinet, so it's _VERY IMPORTANT_ that you
either upgrade to GTetrinet 0.4.4 or use a backport of this fix.

Fixes
=====

- SECURITY FIX: multiple buffer overflows fixed all over the place.
  This CAN be exploited REMOTELY, please upgrade ASAP.
  Special thanks go to Steve Kemp for working on an exploit and its fix,
  and James Antill for the patch which fixes the problems in this release.

Download
========

http://download.sourceforge.net/gtetrinet/
(sooner or later, SF takes a while to update).

Jordi
-- 
Jordi Mallach Pérez  --  Debian developer     http://www.debian.org/
jordi@sindominio.net     jordi@debian.org     http://www.sindominio.net/
GnuPG public key information available at http://oskuro.net/~jordi/

_____________________________________________

totem 0.11.0

Hello Young Free and Single Hackers, and the others,

Totem "My Shiny Disco Balls" 0.11.0 is out.

List of changes since 0.10.0:
* Fix 2 crasher bugs in the playlist (thanks to Sebastien Bacher
<seb128@debian.org>)
* LIRC support (James Willcox  <jwillcox@gnome.org>)
* Possibility to change the window size automatically when loading a new file
* Spec file for RPM distributions (Matthias Saou <matthias@rpmforge.net>)
* Shoutcast, m3u and asx playlists support
* Controls popup in fullscreen mode (John McCutchan
<ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>)
* New Gnome-vfs input plugin
* Add support for vcd: and dvd: URIs on the command-line
* Playlist repeat mode
* and plenty of small bug fixes

Translations:
* Swedish (Christian Rose)
* German (Christian Neumair)
* Danish (Ole Laursen)
* Malay (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
* Brazilian Portuguese (Alexandre Folle de Menezes)
* Russian (Nail Abdrahmanov)
* Vietnamese (Pablo Saratxaga)
* Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
* Italian (Pier Luigi Fiorini)
* Latvian (Peteris Krisjanis)
* Dutch (Huib Kleinhout)

Grab it from http://hadess.net/totem.php3

Enjoy

-- 
/Bastien Nocera
http://hadess.net

_____________________________________________

Acme 1.99.9

Hey kids,

Here goes your preferred Multimedia keys catcher.

Changes from 1.99.8
* added support for WWW, Calculator and Record
* 3 better icons from Lapo Calamandrei
* Work-around the Apple Pro keyboard's eject key
* Add nifty icons before the description, as the "Enabled/Disabled"
labels weren't very clear
* check that the key is not already bound before trying to bind it

Translations
* German (Christian Neumair)
* Vietnamese (Pablo Saratxaga)
* Danish (Ole Laursen)
* Latvian (Peteris Krisjanis)
* Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
* French (Baptiste Mille-Mathias)
* Spanish (Carlos Perello Marin)
* remove the British English translation, the program is already in that
language ;)

Download
* http://www.hadess.net/misc-code.php3

Cheers

-- 
/Bastien Nocera
http://hadess.net

_____________________________________________

GNOME Power Tools


                      What's cooler than a jackhammer?
                           A grunty German tank?
              How about a massive Korean sculpture of a drill?
                    Or a bobcat joust with lightsabres?


Announcing...
   ___ _  _  __  __  __ ___   ___                     ____         _    
  / __| \| |/ _ \|  \/  | __| | _ \____ __ ____ _ _ |_   _|__  ___| |___
 | (_ | .` | (_) | |\/| | _|  |  _/ _ \ V  V / -_) '_|  | |/ _ \/ _ \ (_-<
  \___|_|\_|\___/|_|  |_|___| |_| \___/\_/\_/\___|_|    |_|\___/\___/_/__/

                        Every GNOME Geek's Batbelt!


There's a big gap in GNOME's official release categories. On one hand, we
have the Desktop, which attempts to provide a relevant set of modules for
all GNOME users. Then we have Fifth Toe, which is our collection of the
coolest GNOME applications.

  But where are all the geektoys?

That's where the Power Tools fit in: Rockin' little utilities, applets and
playthings for the "technically oriented". Which means, roughly, anyone who
made their way to this paragraph. Every GNOME Geek's Batbelt!


So far, we have:

  * acme - A multimedia keys daemon and configuration utility, by Bastien
    Nocera.

  * devilspie - A window-matching daemon, inspired by Matched Windows in
    Sawfish, by Ross Burton.

  * HotApplet - An lm-sensors based temperature monitoring applet, by Daniel
    Baeyens.

  * ... YOUR SOFTWARE HERE!


Have you got a sweet geektoy, power tool or utility for the Power Tools
release? Fame, fortune and extensive user support await you! Please send a
link to your software to Jeff Waugh <jdub@gnome.org> to be added to the
release!

  RAW POWER!

- Jeff

-- 
                    Two words: Japanese technofetishism.                    
_____________________________________________

GTK-Lsof 0.9.6

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

GTK-Lsof GTK-Lsof 0.9.6

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

Simple GTK-2 GUI for Lsof. Save as option, View fields option, Complete
control of lsof commands.

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

-
-

Fixes
=====

-
-

Download
========

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/
_____________________________________________

GnuCash 1.7.2 alpha

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

GnuCash 1.7.2 alpha: "Antipodean Nightmare"

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

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you
to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It is based on
professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate
reports.

Enhancements
============
The GnuCash team is pleased to announce the release of the second alpha
version 1.7.2: "Antipodean Nightmare".
This release is the result of the development team working so hard the
GnuCash developers topped the GNOME Summary commits list last week.

Highlights of this release are:
o you can now search by reconcile flag for transactions
o ability to set posted invoices and payments read-only in the small   
business module.
o New commodity matcher for OFX generic import.
o latest libofx is needed for OFX support
o Investment transactions now create two accounts, one is for the
  stock, the other is the account defined by the FI, where the
  cash is swapped.
o Updated glossary
o HBCI improvements to transaction retrieval
o Add Direct Debit HBCI action and add caching of the
  PIN to user preferences.
o HBCI suport requires OpenHBCI 0.9.3 or current OpenHBCI CVS
o loads of bugfixes, keep those bugs coming!
o NOTE: Report bugs to bugzilla.gnome.org/

This release features HBCI online banking support. This makes it the
world's first free HBCI-enabled personal finance manager.

HBCI (Home Banking Computer Interface) is a standard used by German
banks for offering online banking service. Through this standard,
business actions like statement retrieval, bank transfer, or direct
debits can be invoked by any HBCI-compliant client application, i.e. now
also from GnuCash. Authentification and encryption is done through a
bank-issued chip card or a self-generated file-based RSA key pair. (In
the latter case, the user prints out his public key finger print on
paper, signs it, and sends it to his bank.)


Download
========

http://www.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/unstable/redhat-7.x/1.7.x/
http://www.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/sources/unstable/1.7.x/
_____________________________________________

Gacpimon 0.10

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

Gacpimon 0.10

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

Gacpimon is a dumb program that I wrote up to keep up with my battery
status when using ACPI.  It allows you to see a percentage on your battery
charge, and that's about it.

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

- Initial Release.


Fixes
=====

- Wrote program.

Download
========

http://txtger.net/files/gacpimon-0.10.tar.gz
_____________________________________________

linphone 0.9.1

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

linphone 0.9.1

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

Linphone is a web-phone. It lets you make two-party phone 
calls using an IP network such as the internet.
It is compatible with SIP and RTP ietf protocols.

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

- Add support for RFC2833 (sending of DTMF tones through RTP)
- Improvements in the SIP (signalisation) part.
- Unfortunately, not yet ported to Gnome-2 (coming soon)

Fixes
=====

-
-

Download
========

http://savanah.gnu.org/download/linphone