Release Digests: GNOME, December 15, 2002
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Terminal Server Client 0.72
Terminal Server Client 0.72
tsclient == a frontend for rdesktop
* fixed applet build issues
* added pretty dialogs to handle errors
* several bugfixes and cleanups
Two more minor fixes to gob, this time to the gtkdoc handling. So a time
for a new release. I actually built rh8 RPMS this time (sorry only rh8
since that's what I have:). Also there was a little bit of confusion I
think and Jody made some sort of a release somewhere that had a weird version
number or some such (2.1.whatever). Don't worry, that release was identical
to 2.0.3, so just ignore it. I can't find a tarball of that anyway. 2.0.4
is the newest, stable and there is no development release.
So what is this gob thing? Well besides being the cure for cancer, it also
generates GObjects (or GTK+ objects). GOB2 is a replacement for the version
1 GOB, that was for GTK+ 1.x mostly. GOB2 can handle pretty much most of
the GObject features. At least most of the ones that anyone will ever use.
It only requires GLib 2.0 and can generate arbitrary GObjects. You can have
both versions installed at the same time if you wish, so that you don't have
to port all your gob files to gob2 for now, but you really should as gob2 is
nicer and all that kind of stuff.
Here are the news in 2.0.4 (gob2):
* Fix two gtkdoc bugs
* Use G_UNLIKELY/G_LIKELY a bit if available
You have the right to free speech,
as long as you're not dumb enough to actually try it!
-- The Clash
Gnomeradio is a FM-Radio tuner for gnome1 and gnome2
Supports lirc and recording radio as wav, mp3 and ogg
- The recording part was rewritten almost completly and now supports
ogg-recording and some nasty bugs should have been fixed.
- There were some other nice improvements here and there.
- A help and many keyboard shortcuts were included.
- Several translations were updated.
GtkGLExt is an OpenGL extension to GTK. It provides the GDK objects to
support OpenGL rendering in GTK, and GtkWidget API add-ons to make GTK+
The official web site is:
The official download & development project site is:
- Bump the API version to 1.0. Use new "gtkglext-1.0" package name.
Major API changes:
* gtk_gl_init() library initialization. Now explicit
gdk_gl_query_extension() call is not needed. Such required
checks are done by gtk_gl_init().
* gdk_gl_draw_*() geometric object rendering functions imported
* gdk_glquery_getproc_address() and run-time OpenGL extension
* gdk_glcontextget_current(), gdk_gldrawableget_current().
- X11: Standard RGB colormap sharing using the ICCCM conventions
(GTK-2.1 or above).
- gtk_widgetsetgl_capability() improvements.
Code clean up, top-level window colormap installation feature
- GTK style debug options and environment variables.
- New demo programs and useful program template written by Alif
Wahid. Thank you, Alif ;-)
- GTK-2.1 support bugfixes and improvements.
GTK+-2.1.4 or above is required. Some serious X error may be
arised with GTK+ <= 2.1.3.
- Win32: pixel format selection fix.
Dr. Genius 0.7.1
Dr. Genius 0.7.1
The Gnome Interactive Geometry Sofware.
- Improve the UI: a pop up toolbar is not closed anymore when the mouse
cursor leaves it. Instead the user need to clic somewhere to close it;
- Patch from Christophe Merlet to compile DrGenius with gcc 3.2.1;
- Remove a bugs which made DrGenius to hang when the user closed a view or
Meld is a gnome2 visual diff and merge tool.
- Edit files in place. Diffs update dynamically.
- Middle column shows detailed changes, and allows merges.
- Margins show location of changes.
- Tabbed interface - open many diffs at once.
- Unlimited undo.
- diff2 and diff3 support.
- File and directory diffs.
- CVS browser (meld <directory>)
- Meld can now edit non utf8 files by explicitly specifying the encoding.
- CVS browser shows currently executing actions.
- CVS browser commit dialog added.
- Added preferences dialog.
- CVS browser now cleans up temporary files correctly.
Totem "Strumming my pain with his fingers" 0.13.1 is out.
Totem is simple movie player for the Gnome desktop based on xine. It
features a simple playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume
controls, as well as a pretty complete keyboard navigation.
* TotemCdSelection widget fixes (CD drive detection for Linux systems)
(Iain Holmes, me)
* Compile again on glib 2.x based systems (me, with bug reports from ricard=
Bastien Nocera <email@example.com>
acme "Make my honey come back" 1.99.11
acme is a small GNOME tool to make use of the multimedia buttons present
on most laptops and internet keyboards.
* Support for most multimedia playback keys, it requires application
support (see ChangeLog)
* Support for Media, Groups, and Refresh buttons
* HIG patch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* Small bugfixes
Where's my automated changes thingo ?
Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but
when there is no longer anything to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery