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GNOME Summary: December 15, 2002-January 3, 2003

Jan 12, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller)

This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-12-15 - 2003-01-03
    
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Table of Contents
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1. Where does that file come from?
2. Absorbing Apple
3. Software Junkies get your fix
4. ExtremeTech looks at Phoebe
5. FOSDEM interviews gnomes
6. A Gem for GNOME 2
7. A new tree-view sidebar for Nautilus?
8. Need to access Access databases under GNOME?
9. New artist joins the GNOME atelier
10. Collection of XFCE 4 screenshots
11. Translated GNOME summaries
12. Hacker Activity
13. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
14. New and Updated Software

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1. Where does that file come from?
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In UNIX file hierarchy it isn't always easy to know which file belongs
to which program or library. Well James Henstridge, famous for cool
stuff like the GNOME python bindings and Fontilus ,is back with more -
this time it is nautilus-rpm. Thanks to the new dynamic properties of
Nautilus 2.2 you can now get the RPM info when you right click on a
file. Screenshot of this beauty to be found 
below. 

        http://www.daa.com.au/~james/images/nautilus-rpm-properties.png

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2. Absorbing Apple
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Thanks to the Film Gimp developer Robn Rowe we now have a MacOS X
version of GTK+. Still only GTK+ 1.2, but hopefully it will pave the way
for a port of GTK+ 2.0 soon to. So I guess we now can welcome Mac OSX to
the family of desktops that rely on the GNOME community for applications
:) 

        http://gtk-osx.sourceforge.net/
        http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0301/02.gtk.php

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3. Software Junkies get your fix
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Jeff Waugh, the man who never stops giving, has another little gem for
the software junkies among us. There is a new mailing list set up which
will inform you of every package uploaded to the GNOME ftp server. So if
you want to download the new stuff as soon as its out of the oven, well
get subscribed. 

        http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/ftp-release-list
        
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2003-January/msg00016.html

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4. ExtremeTech looks at Phoebe
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While you might think the title is related it the rumoured nudity in the
new Friends movie it is not. It is related to Red Hats latest beta
called Phoebe which features a sneak peak of the upcoming, but already
legendary, GNOME 2.2 desktop. The review goes in great detail talking
about some of the new GNOME 2.2 features as they are showcased in
Phoebe. 

        http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,803565,00.asp

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5. FOSDEM interviews gnomes
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The FOSDEM organizers are not resting on their laurels from last years 
conference. This year they are at it again. To build up momentum for the
event they are doing interviews with the speakers. Current GNOME hackers
interviewed are Michael Meeks (tons of GNOME), Guenter Bartsch (Xine),
Jakub 'Jimmac' Steiner (GNOME art) and Julian Smart (wxWindows). More
interviews are to follow. 

        http://www.fosdem.org/index/interviews/

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6. A Gem for GNOME 2
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The Ruby-GNOME team brought us a new release of their GNOME 2 Ruby
programing language this week. Maybe it is time to try out this gem of a
programming language? 

        http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.net/

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7. A new tree-view sidebar for Nautilus?
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Wolfgang Pichler mailed the Nautilus mailing-list with his first attempt
at a new sidebar treeview. This one is multi-rooted which is nice with
all the new stuff going into Nautilus these days. Nautilus maintainer
Alexander Larsson is positive to the idea. 
       
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/nautilus-list/2003-January/msg00024.html
        http://www.dialog-online.at/Screenshot-nautilus.png

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8. Need to access Access databases under GNOME?
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There is a cool project out there called mdbtools which aims a creating
a set of tools for making the information in Access files available to
Unix users. Not only that they have a really cool GNOME 2 frontend in
the works. Check links below for homepage and screenshot. 

        http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/
        http://mdbtools.sourceforge.net/gmdb/gmdb2screenshot.png

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9. New artist joins the GNOME atelier
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Michelle Corbesier aka maYam has just set up a new homepage where she
plans on featuring here GNOME related artwork. Some nice xmms skins
already there and more to come. Be also sure to check out Michelle's
artwork on her Chasmic Exit page, they are really cool. 

        http://home.no/mayam/
        http://users.chello.be/ws35703

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10. Collection of XFCE 4 screenshots
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The XFCE desktop has long been popular among both people wanting a light
desktop alternative and people who wan't something similar to CDE. The
XFCE team has been porting/rewriting their desktop to GTK+ 2.0 for some
time now and things are starting to come togheter. They have put
togheter a collection of screenshots of their desktop, one of the shots
even include a filemanager called xfnautilus. 

        http://members.home.nl/jbhuijsmans/screenshots/
        http://www.xfce.org

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11. Translated GNOME summaries
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We now have French, German, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish -
all the links below. 

        http://www.gynov.org/gnome-summary/gnome_summary.php4
        http://www.gnome-de.org/projekte/listen/#news@gnome-de.org
        http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/
        http://developer.gnome.or.kr/news/
        http://debian-br.cipsga.org.br/resumo-gnome/
        http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/

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13. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
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This information is from http://bugzilla.gnome.org, which hosts bug and
feature reports for most of the Gnome modules. If you would like to join
the bug hunt, subscribe to the gnome-bugsquad mailing list.

Currently open: 7591 (In the last week: New: 391, Resolved: 454,
Difference: 
-63)

Modules with the most open bugs (excluding enhancement requests): 

  nautilus: 701 (In the last week: New: 34, Resolved: 98, Difference:
-64)
  gtk+: 493 (In the last week: New: 18, Resolved: 6, Difference: +12)
  galeon: 409 (In the last week: New: 46, Resolved: 42, Difference: +4)
  gnome-vfs: 253 (In the last week: New: 2, Resolved: 8, Difference: -6)
  GIMP: 247 (In the last week: New: 10, Resolved: 14, Difference: -4)
  gnome-applets: 179 (In the last week: New: 10, Resolved: 6,
Difference: +4)
  gnome-panel: 149 (In the last week: New: 23, Resolved: 23, Difference:
0)
  control-center: 124 (In the last week: New: 12, Resolved: 16,
Difference: -4)
  gnome-core: 104 (In the last week: New: 9, Resolved: 12, Difference:
-3)
  libzvt: 94 (In the last week: New: 1, Resolved: 0, Difference: +1)
  medusa: 92 (In the last week: New: 0, Resolved: 0, Difference: 0)
  metacity: 90 (In the last week: New: 10, Resolved: 3, Difference: +7)
  sawfish: 90 (In the last week: New: 1, Resolved: 1, Difference: 0)
  balsa: 84 (In the last week: New: 15, Resolved: 8, Difference: +7)
  dia: 82 (In the last week: New: 2, Resolved: 3, Difference: -1)
  
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs: 
  
  aschwin.van.der.woude@creanor.com: 78 bugs closed.
  dkennedy@tinytoad.com: 44 bugs closed.
  yaneti@declera.com: 37 bugs closed.
  jody@gnome.org: 22 bugs closed.
  newren@math.utah.edu: 21 bugs closed.
  aldug@astrolinux.com: 18 bugs closed.
  andrew@sobala.net: 11 bugs closed.
  vincent@vuntz.net: 10 bugs closed.
  jdahlin@async.com.br: 9 bugs closed.
  rodrigo@gnome-db.org: 9 bugs closed.
  fherrera@onirica.com: 9 bugs closed.
  tester@videotron.ca: 9 bugs closed.
  davh@davh.dk: 9 bugs closed.
  hampton@employees.org: 8 bugs closed.
  pawsa@theochem.kth.se: 7 bugs closed.
  
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12. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.


  Most active modules:
 93 gnucash
 61 gnumeric
 55 gimp
 46 evolution
 31 gtkmm-root
 31 nautilus-media
 30 gtranslator
 27 beast
 26 bug-buddy
 25 libgnomeprint
 25 crux
 24 libegg
 24 gedit
 23 gnome-xml
 23 gtk+
 23 gnomemeeting
 21 glib
 21 balsa
 21 libgnomeprintui
 20 sun-patches
[117 active modules omitted]


  Most active hackers:
 51 peterisk
 47 dolfin
 43 kmaraas
 40 chyla
 36 yacob
 35 hadess
 35 menthos
 33 hampton (gnucash)
 31 seth
 30 jody
 29 kabalak
 27 timj
 27 warlord (gnucash)
 25 cstim (gnucash)
 25 stano
 24 neo
 24 veillard
 22 pablodc
 22 tml
 20 redfox
[113 active hackers omitted]


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14. New and Updated Software
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screem  - Web Site / HTML Editor
Quick Lounge  - Quick Launch for GNOME 2
Coaster Architect  - mix CD burner
gLabels  - creating labels and business cards
gcompris  - education games canvas kids children
LostIRC  - A simple IRC client.
GnomeDAP - Nomad / D.A.P Jukebox Manager  - Nomad / DAP Jukebox Manager
gjots  - jotter
Gnome Crontab Editor  - A crontab administration tool
Gwine  - A wine cellar manager
GnomeQuran  - Holy Quran for Gnome
GNOME ALSA Mixer  - GNOME ALSA Mixer
Balsa  - Gnome Mail Client
hdate applet  - hebrew date applet
Terminal Server Client  - a frontend for rdesktop
GneleMixer  - Oss Mixer Multi Options
GnuCash  - A personal finance manager
TiLP - Ti Linking Program  - TexasInstruments graphing calculators
gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.
GtkGLExt  - OpenGL Extension to GTK

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME Software map: 
http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/latest.php

Happy New Year 
Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
gnome-summary@gnome.org 

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