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Release Digest: GNOME, December 29, 2002

Dec 30, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GGV 1.99.97

"A Tale of Two Santas" release=20

what's new since 1.99.96?

- the sidebar placement option (left/right) works now
- orientation choice menu in prefs dialog is placed correctly
- a one-click orientation and document size change
- fixed some bugs in page and document orientation handling
- prevent too large zoom factors from being entered; these used to hog
  the X server by creating abnormally large windows
- better sized custom icons in menus
- convert filenames to UTF8 before showing them (Hidetoshi Tajima)
- startup notification
- priority text for icons
- mnemonics in prefs dialog (Rajkumar Sivasamy)
- misc bugfixes

what languages are now spoken better?

be (Belarus i18n team), nl (Reinout), hu (Andras), no (Kjartan), da
(Ole), sv (Christian), de (Christian), cs (Miloslav), es (Lucas), pt_BR
(Alexandre), ca (Jordi), fi (Pauli), sk (Stanislav), am (Daniel), ms
(Hasbullah), fr (Olivier), lv (Artis)

where is this precious software gem kept?

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

regards,
        jaKa

--=20

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

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GHex 1.99.90

the "Daltonist's" release

what's new since 1.99.2?

- properly encode & escape XML strings
- enable keyboard insertion from character table
- convert filenames to UTF8 before displaying them (Hideoshi Tajima)
- ensure text visibility when using high-contrast, accessible themes
  (Pasupathi Duraisamy)
- minor bugs fixed

new & updated translations:

hu (Andras), es (Lucas), cs (Michal), sk (Stanislav), et (T?ivo), am
(Daniel), de (Christian), pt_BR (Alexandre), no (Kjartan), ms
(Hasbullah), fr (Olivier)

where is it?

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

have fun,=20
        jaKa

--=20

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

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Balsa 1.4.2

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

Balsa 1.4.2

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

Balsa is an email client for GNOME. It supports POP3, IMAP,
local folders, and goodies like multithreading.

handling,numerous UI improvements, some new command line
options and several bugs

Fixes
=====

- fix crash on concurrent access to local mailboxes.
- spell checking fixes.
- numerous message filtering fixes.
- incremental search fixes.

Download
========

http://balsa.gnome.org/download.html
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gtkmm 2.1.1

*** gtkmm 2.2

gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. gtkmm 2.2 wraps GTK+ 2.2
http://www.gtkmm.org.

Like GTK+ 2.2, gtkmm 2.2 contains only API addition, without API or ABI
breakage. We might do bug-fixing work on gtkmm 2.0, but most work will
happen on HEAD, because a stable GTK+ 2.2.0 has already been released.

Contrary to the gtkmm 2.0.2 announcement, gtkmm 2.0.2 will not build
with GTK+ 2.1.x, due to minor API breakage in GTK+. 

*** Changes

2.1.1:
* Gtk::Clipboard API usable, and demonstrated in examples/book/clipboard
  (Murray Cumming)
* new Gtk::ListStore and TreeStore move(), reorder(), iter_is_valid() 
  methods added. (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::FileSelection: get_history_pulldown() added. (Mark Jones)
* Added Gtk::Widget::modify_bg_pixmap(). (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::RcStyle: Added accessors for public struct fields. (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::Style: Added accessors. (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::ColorSelection: Added palette methods. (Daniel Elstner)
* Gtk::Label::get_layout(): Corrected refcounting (Daniel Elstner)
* Prevent leak when constructors throw exceptions. (Daniel Elstner)
* Added Glib::get_application_name() and set_application_name()
  (Daniel Elstner)
* spec file improved (Gary Peck)
* Documentation updated automatically from latest C API docs.
  (Daniel Elstner) 

*** Download

http://www.gtkmm.org/download.shtml

You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here: 
https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1970


*** Development 

There is ongoing discussion on the mailing list: 
http://www.gtkmm.org/mailinglist.shtml
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/  

-- 
Murray Cumming
murrayc@usa.net
www.murrayc.com

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Terminal Server Client 0.86

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

Terminal Server Client 0.86

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

tsclient == a frontend for rdesktop

Enhancements & Fixes
====================

- Several.  See website.

Download
========

http://www.gnomepro.com/tsclient/

_____________________________________________

GnomeQuran 0.2

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

GnomeQuran 0.2

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

GnomeQuran displays and plays audio (if available) Holy Quran in multiple
languages. Relies on libquran

Enhancements
============
- uses libquran 0.2 (now uses libspeex to play audio)
- reciter's name displayed if available
- read through capability

Download
========

http://oss.mdamt.net/gnomequran/dist/ (Indonesia)
http://oss.bisnisweb.com/mdamt/gnomequran/dist/ (USA)
http://cvs.arabeyes.org/cvsweb/projects/quran/gnomequran/gnomequran.tar.gz?tarball=1
(CVS snapshot)

Holy Quran XML and audio files available from (17 Megs)
http://oss.bisnisweb.com/mdamt/libquran/libquran-0.2.1.tar.gz
http://cvs.arabeyes.org/cvsweb/projects/quran/libquran/libquran.tar.gz?tarball=1

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Gnome Crontab Editor 0.0.3

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

Gnome Crontab Editor 0.0.3

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

The GNOME Crontab Editor is a graphical interface to the crontab program.
You can use it to create, delete and edit scheduled tasks using a simple
point-and-click interface.

The GNOME Crontab Editor is written in Perl and uses the Gtk-Perl modules,
as well as Locale::Maketext and Gtk::HandyCList.

Changes
============

This new release includes a number of translations, a Makefile-based
installation and an experimental environment variable manager.

Download
========

http://jodrell.net/projects/gnome-crontab
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pygtk-1.99.14
pyorbit-1.99.3
gnome-python-1.99.14

I have just released new versions of pygtk, pyorbit and gnome-python, 
which make up the Python bindings for the GNOME 2.0 platform.  They can 
be grabbed from:

    http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pygtk/1.99/
    http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pyorbit/1.99/
    http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-python/1.99/

With this release, gnome-python has switched from the orbit-python 
bindings to the newer pyorbit bindings.  The new ORBit2 bindings use 
ORBit2's typelib mechanism to generate stubs on the fly.  Stubs can 
either be loaded from a typelib (shared library), or introspected from 
an object implementation implemented with ORBit2.  The new ORBit 
bindings require ORBit2 >= 2.4.4.

Many bug fixes have gone into these releases, so upgrading is 
recommended.  For full details of the changes, see the respective 
changelogs.

James.

-- 
Email: james@daa.com.au              | Linux.conf.au/   http://linux.conf.au/
WWW:   http://www.daa.com.au/~james/ | Jan 22-25   Perth, Western Australia. 



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gjots 0.8

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

gjots 0.8

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

gjots - a jotter which allows you to organise your thoughts in a tree
structure. Encryption with ccrypt.

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

- Read-only flag (-r) and checkbox (Files->Readonly) added. 
- Simple write-locking added - enforces single writer and permits multiple
readers. 
- Left and top toolbars are now optional. 
- "Read manual" item added to Help menu (invokes gjots -r on readme.gjots)

-

Fixes
=====

-
-

Download
========

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