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Release Digest: GNOME, June 24, 2003

Jun 25, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

GnomeMeeting 0.98

Application

GnomeMeeting 0.98 aka the "Buddha Matreya release"

Description

GnomeMeeting is an H.323 compatible videoconferencing and VoIP/IP telephony application that allows you to make audio and video calls to remote users with H.323 hardware or software (such as Microsoft Netmeeting). It supports all modern videoconferencing features, such as registering to an ILS directory, gatekeeper support, making multi-user conference calls using an external MCU, using modern Quicknet telephony cards, and making PC-to-phone calls.

Enhancements

  • Call hold support: calls can be hold and retrieved later,
  • Call transfer support: any running call to another user,
  • New h323 URL support: (RFC3508), of course callto URLs are still supported
  • URL support in call forwarding (h323: and callto:) for incoming calls,
  • Possibility to specify the UDP ports used when registering to gatekeepers
  • Improved disconnection messages at call end,
  • Improved gatekeeper registration error messages
  • Full IPv6 support (thanks to Sébastion Josset),
  • Support for the GNU Gatekeeper NAT penetration technique permits users to penetrate NAT as long as they register to a public and non-natted GNU GK (thanks to Chih-Weih Huang)

General enhancements include:

  • Redesigned addressbook with new menus and drag-and-drop, now also supports special chars in group names
  • Speed dials support: you can associate any number shortcut to callto: and h323: URLs for your contacts (e.g.: if speed dial 1 is h323:foo.net, dialing 1# will dial h323:foo.net)
  • Improved ILS browser
  • Improved ILS server, faster and more reliable (thanks to Paul)
  • Experimental AVC and DC Firewire support (thanks to Georgi Georgiev and Bob Mroczka)
  • New calls history: given, unanswered and received calls are now listed in the calls history, users can be called back or drag-and-dropped into one of the addressbook's groups
  • Improved preferences dialog with a better organization of the options
  • Most dialogs are now HIG compliant
  • New option to automatically clear the text chat
  • Debug output contains timestamps and gets logged
  • Improved Full Screen support
  • New smileys
  • New icons (thanks to Jakub Steiner)
  • Many internal code changes to prepare GnomeMeeting to 1.00

Quicknet enhancements:

  • Possibility to start a call immediately after '#' is pressed,
  • Possibility to hold a call with '*1' and to transfer it with '*2'

Fully updated translations:

  • zh_TW by Chung-Yen Chang
  • sv.po by Christian Rose
  • nl.po by Huib Kleinhout
  • it.po by Alessio Dessi
  • fr.po by Fabrice Alphonso
  • de.po by Stefan Brüns
  • cs.po by Miloslav Trmac

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnomemeeting


Rubik 1.14


Rubik 1.14

Description

A 3 dimensional rubik cube game

Enhancements

Cube may now be rotated using only the mouse. Colours can be selected using a popup menu.

Fixes

The gimbal lock problem has been solved.

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/rubik/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/rubik


Gnome VFS Iriver module 0.2.0

Application

Gnome VFS Iriver module 0.2.0

Description

giriver is a Gnome VFS module to access the portable mp3 devices from iriver (IFP-19X). It is a gnome-vfs module that relies on

libiriver (http://michele.pupazzo.org/libiriver) and that makes browsing

the iriver (www.iriver.com) possible inside the Gnome File

Manager (Nautilus).

Please note that this is still Alpha software. It works pretty much ok for me, but there are still different issues to sort out.

In particular:

  • Renaming in Nautilus still doesn't work
  • Initialization and shutdown are still somewhat less than error-prone. (a 'killall nautilus' might be needed at times)
  • Plugging and unplugging is still not working as expected

Bug-reporting:

If you report bugs, please send me your full backtrace (use bug-buddy to

get it) and the whole /tmp/iriver.log (please compress it first)

Enhancements

  • Rewrote everything to use libiriver now
  • Most operations seem to be working now
  • Some issues still with plugging and module lifecycle need to be sorted For now it is mostly usable though

Fixes

  • No more usb_* calls inside the module, all the usb logic went into libiriver
  • Most UTF8 issues seem to be sorted out now
  • Delete works properly now

Download

http://michele.pupazzo.org/giriver

Screenshots:

http://michele.pupazzo.org/giriver/images/giriver-2.png

http://michele.pupazzo.org/giriver/images/giriver.png

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/giriver


galculator 1.1.1

Application

galculator 1.1.1

Description

a GTK 2 based scientific calculator featuring algebraic mode as well as RPN, different number bases (decimal, hexadecmimal, octal and binary) and angle bases (radiant, degree, grad).

Enhancements

  • constants popup, user defined constants
  • save to/read from and add to memory as much as you want
  • i18n support (translators wanted)
  • libglade
  • X middle mouse button pasting
  • instant apply preferences dialog
  • specify variable type in hex/oct/bin mode (number of bits, [un]signed)

Fixes

  • bug fixes

Download

http://galculator.sourceforge.net/download_frame.html

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/galculator