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Release Digest: GNOME, November 10, 2002

Nov 11, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Gamazons 0.80

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

Gamazons 0.80

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

An area influence game with chess pieces and movement, like a cross between
chess and go

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

-Now supports themes! Board appearance can be changed on the fly
-Move history works now

Fixes
=====

-Fixed a couple of places where the GUI & backend AI get out of sync
-

Download
========

http://www.yorgalily.org/gamazons/download.html
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GTK+-2.0.8

GTK+-2.0.8 is now available for download at:

 ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.0/

This release mainly fixes two critical bugs in 2.0.7:

 - Typo in io-gif.c that caused GIFs not to be loadable
   by gdk-pixbuf.
 - Incompatibility between the libtool used for generating
   the tarball and older versions of binutils on Linux.

It is source and binary compatible with previous releases in the 
GTK+-2.0 series.

What is GTK+
============

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user
interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for
projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application
suites.

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of
languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and
Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides
an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties. 

Where to get more information about GTK+
========================================

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
found at:
 
 http://www.gtk.org/

An installation guide for GTK+-2.0 is found at:

 http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-building.html

Release notes for GTK+-2.0 are at:

 http://www.gtk.org/gtk-2.0.0-notes.html

Common questions:
 
 http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-question-index.html
 http://www.gtk.org/faq/

Overview of Changes in GTK+ 2.0.8
=================================
* Fix typo in io-gif.c that broke loading GIFS [Akira Tagoh]
* Improve redraws when scrolling on Win32 [Tor Lillqvist]
* Fix problem with RENDER and XFree86-4.1 [Owen Taylor, Jamie Zawinski]
* Fix problem with GtkImage placement [Owen, Sven Neumann, Soeren Sandmann]
* Updated translation (el)

9 November 2002
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gsoftpad-1.1

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

gsoftpad 1.1 Released (Gnome Portable Application Description)

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

Gnome Portable Application Description ( gsoftpad ) is software for create,
valid and edit PAD file in Gnome environment.

PAD is the Portable Application Description, and it helps authors provide
product descriptions and specifications to online sources in a standard
way, using a standard database format that will allow webmasters and
program librarians to automate program listings. PAD saves time for both
authors and webmasters. After padfile is submit, the system will
automatically poll the file periodically for new versions. This means, you
do not have to resubmit your PAD file when new versions of become
available.

for more info see http://gsoftpad.sourceforge.net

Enhancements
============
- Add extension support (Mozilla widget)
- Multi language description ( not in unicode )
- Add command select all
- Email and phone entry use common list.
- Many others change.

Fixes
=====
- Fixe bug on save file in directory with no write access.

Download
========

http://gsoftpad.sourceforge.net/download.shtml
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sawfish 1.2

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

sawfish 1.2

   * Added an `OPTIONS' file describing the variables that may be
     customized

   * Some drawing optimizations: don't reinstall frame shape at each
     redraw, turn off graphics exposures in all contexts

   * Added a cache for X properties to minimize server round-trips

   * Added support for Xft fonts

   * Color objects now store alpha as well as rgb data

   * Support useful parts of 1.1 NET WM spec; also fixed some bugs /
     omissions in support for 1.0 spec (e.g. `_NET_WORKAREA')

   * Support for two dimensional workspace layouts and edge flipping
     (Michael Toomin)

   * Translation updates (Dmitry G. Mastrukov, Jordi Mallach, Vincent
     van Adrighem, Christian Rose, Stanislav Visnovsky, Daniel Yacob,
     Andras Timar, Sava Chankov, Christian Neumair, Peteris Krisjanis,
     Gustavo Noronha Silva, Christian Meyer, Fatih Demir, Hasbullah Bin
     Pit, Christophe Fergeau)

   * Bug fixes:

        - Don't pass null pointers to `accept ()'

        - Stacking list assertions no longer abort execution, they just
          print an error message

        - Handle minimum-size hints that are zero

        - Understand the Pango font names that the Gtk2 font selector
          uses

        - Fixed bugs when iconifying sticky windows

        - When servicing configure-window requests, respect the window's
          locked dimensions. Also handle moving in only one direction

        - `grow-pack' bug fixes (Daniel Pfeiffer)

        - Fixed some problems with fullscreen mode

        - Fixed some problems in the Gtk2 config tool

        - Other bug fixes (Greg Morris, Claudio Bley)


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gnocl 0.5.3

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

gnocl 0.5.3

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

Gnocl is a gtk / gnome extension for the programming language Tcl. It
provides easy to use commands to build quickly gnome compliant user
interfaces including the gnome canvas widget and drag and drop support.


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

gnocl Version 0.5.3 is available at

   http://www.dr-baum.net/gnocl/

Main changes:
- second part of the Big Code Cleanup: 
      combo, paned, progressBar, optionMenu have now
      - documentation in DocBook (html'ized version is also provided)
      - more configuration options, for example -onShowHelp, -onPopupMenu
      - more complete test scripts
      - less memory consumption
- renamed commands menuBar, toolBar and statusBar to use a capital "B"
- split menuItem in menuItem, menuSeparator, menuCheckItem and
menuRadioItem
- numerous bug fixes

This is a GTK+ 2.0 only release, i.e. still no special gnome widgets
(e.g. canvas).
 

_____________________________________________

pkgview 0.0.6

Application
===========
pkgview 0.0.6

Description
===========
Displays the version of desktop components installed, and makes a stab at
your overall GNOME version.

Enhancements
============
- 'Refresh' button (Norihiro Umeda)
- Updated Danish Translation (Steffen Juul Christensen)
- New Japanese Translation (Norihiro Umeda)

Fixes
=====
- i18n problems fixed (me/Norihiro Umeda)
- .desktop icon fixed (me)

Download
========
http://www.gtnorthern.demon.co.uk/packages/pkgview/
_____________________________________________

Straw 0.13

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

Straw 0.13

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

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

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

- Accept dragged URLs
- Clean up subscribe tool UI

Fixes
=====

- Fixed DB handling, disk space usage should now be under control
- Fixed some more character set problems
- Etc.

Download
========

http://savannah.nongnu.org/files/index.php?group_id=2907&thread_max=5&highlight=0.13