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Release Digest: GNOME, August 17, 2003

Aug 18, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Straw 0.19

Application

Straw 0.19

Description

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

Enhancements & Fixes

  • show a dialog if the user tries to poll when offline
  • remember the positions of the panes in the main window
  • try to fix the item list column size problem a bit
  • prettify the item display
  • some support for the PRISM namespace
  • necho support
  • drop threads as they weren't of any use any more
  • works with berkeley db 4
  • dashboard front end
  • use the gnome_href widget in feed information view
  • read dublin core creator from channel
  • make connection timing out work independently of something arriving down the wire
  • display cogwheels next to feeds being actively polled
  • commands for navigating between feeds
  • automatically change a feed's location when the server sends a 301
  • updated translation for french; new, probably already outdated translations for norweigian and russian - guys, sorry for being so slow
  • plenty of bugfixes, probably plenty of new bugs

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/files/?group=straw

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Rhythmbox 0.5.0

Hello,

I am pleased to announce another release of Rhythmbox to the world. For the impatient, here's a quick link to the source code:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/rhythmbox/0.5/rhythmbox-0.5.0.tar.gz

This is a very important release for several reasons:

First of all, the netRhythmbox branch has been merged back into the Rhythmbox mainline. It is always a good thing when a fork is resolved amicably.

Secondly, a very large number of outstanding bugs have been quashed, and a number of new features have been added. This release was a long time in the making, and we feel that it is quite solid and usable. The code base is also cleaner in many respects, and I think this bodes quite well for the future.

Thirdly, maintainership of Rhythmbox has switched hands again. On behalf of the whole Rhythmbox team, I'd like to thank the previous maintainer, Jorn Baayen, for his great work on Rhythmbox. His design influence can be seen in almost every part of the code. Jorn has moved on to other things, and we wish him well at whatever he does next! =20 I am happy to be your new Rhythmbox coordinator/patch monkey.

Finally, we have a redesigned website, for your viewing pleasure: http://web.rhythmbox.org/

So with all that out of the way, here are the changes in Rhythmbox 0.5.0:

Overview of Changes in Rhythmbox 0.5.0

  • Merge with netRhythmbox [Colin Walters]
  • Revamped UI [Jorn Baayen, Colin Walters]
  • Monkey Media is merged into the Rhythmbox tree [Colin Walters]
  • Internet Radio support [Colin Walters]
  • Xine backend support [Jorn Baayen, Bastien Nocera]
  • Make MP3/Vorbis/FLAC support individually optional [Colin Walters, Bastien Nocera]
  • Initial Sound Juicer integration [Bob Smith]
  • Refactored node system (improved stability) [Colin Walters, Jorn Baayen]
  • Refactored source system [Colin Walters]
  • Ability to save playlists in .pls format [Colin Walters]
  • Startup druid [Colin Walters]
  • Dialog HIGification [Christian Neumair]
  • Context menu for Nautilus [Mark Humphreys, Yann Rouillard]
  • Song load failure dialog [Colin Walters]
  • Slightly improved RTL locale support [Colin Walters]
  • Save the library/playlists periodically [Colin Walters]
  • Work around broken id3v2 tags [Christophe Fergeau, Colin Walters]
  • Read FLAC metadata [Joshua Haberman]
  • INTERNALS documentation [Colin Walters]
  • Work around GtkTreeModelSort bug [Yann Rouillard]
  • Work around GtkTreeView bug [Kristian Rietveld, Colin Walters]
  • Initial multimedia keys support [Jan Arne Petersen]
  • New --print-playing and --print-playing-path cmdline args [Colin Walters]
  • Some playlist support [Colin Walters]
  • Display watch cursor during long operations [Colin Walters]
  • Updated .spec file [William Jon McCann]
  • Many many bugs fixed [Colin Walters, Jorn Baayen, Yann Rouillard, Kristia n Rietveld, Bastien Nocera, James Kahn, Benjamin Otte, Sean Harshbarger Christian Neumair, Carlos Perella Marien, Christophe Fergeau, Mason Kidd, Jan Arne Petersen, Douglas McMorris, and many other people helped out, thank you all!]

New or updated translations, according to ~/bin/list-translators.sh:

Abel Cheung (zh_TW)
Arman Aksoy (Armish) (tr)
Artis Trops (lv)
Christian Neumair (de)
Christian Rose (sv)
Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
Duarte Loreto (pt)
Evandro Fernandes Giovanini (pt_BR)
Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
Ge'ez Frontier Foundation (am)
GNOME PL Team (pl)
Hasbullah Bin Pit (ms)
Hile Tuohela (fi)
(jp)
Kees van den Broek (nl)
Kjartan Maraas (no)
Kostas Papadimas (el)
Luca Ferretti (it)
Miloslav Trmac (cs)
Nail Abdrahmanov (ru)
pclouds (vi)
Vital Khilko (be)
Young-Ho, Cha (ko)


General Applet Interface Library 0.5.0pre1

Application

General Applet Interface Library 0.5.0pre1

Description

A library to simplify the writing of Gnome Panel applets

Enhancements

  • New API. Much nice, IMHO.
  • Large internal changes (Mostly thanks to Guido)
  • Better debug system (Guido)
  • Three simple example applets.
  • New function that draws text (Creates a gdk_pixbuf from ascii text).
  • Function to execute program is added. Just give gai_exec(.) a commandline and it will preforme it.

    Fixes

  • Very many cosmetic bugs on the gnome panel is fixed.
  • Drawing on backgrounds now works fine, not sometimes as before.

Download

http://gai.sf.net

GNOME Software Map entry

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


sussen 0.5.3

Application

sussen 0.5.3

Description

Sussen is a GNOME client for the Nessus Security Scanner. Sussen is incredibly easy to use, you can perform a vulnerability assessment with just a few mouse clicks.

Fixes

  • Fix some bugs in the 'Getting Started' druid that prevented users from having a valid configuration generated on the first run.

Download

Source:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sussen/sussen-0.5.3.tar.gz?download

RPM:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sussen/sussen-0.5.3-1.i386.rpm?download

SRPM:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sussen/sussen-0.5.3-1.src.rpm?download

Debian:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sussen/sussen_0.5.3-1_i386.deb?download

GNOME Software Map entry

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


CVSGnome Build Script 0.4.4

Application

CVSGnome Build Script 0.4.4

Description

CVSGnome is a modern powerful GNOME build script. It's able to build from stable Tarballs or CVS.

Enhancements

15-08-2003:
- 0.4.4 - updated to most recent tarball versions.

  • removed gtk-thinice-engine from the list of checkouts.
  • changed ggv to point to gnome-2-4.
  • changed gnome-games to point to gnome-2-4.
  • changed nautilus-cd-burner to point to gnome-2-4.
  • changed gal to point to evolution-1-4-branch.
    ORBit2-2.7.6
    acme-2.0.6
    atk-1.3.5
    bug-buddy-2.3.4
    control-center-2.3.5
    eel-2.3.8
    esound-0.2.31
    file-roller-2.3.4
    gail-1.3.5
    gcalctool-4.3.0
    gconf-editor-2.3.6
    gdm-2.4.2.100
    gnome-desktop-2.3.6.1
    gnome-games-2.3.7
    gnome-media-2.3.7
    gnome-mime-data-2.3.1
    gnome-panel-2.3.6.2
    gnome-session-2.3.6.2
    gnome-themes-2.3.3
    gnome-themes-extras-0.3
    gnome-utils-2.3.4
    gnome-vfs-2.3.7
    gthumb-2.1.4
    gtksourceview-0.5.0
    intltool-0.27.2
    libart_lgpl-2.3.14
    libbonoboui-2.3.6
    libgnome-2.3.6
    libgnomecanvas-2.3.6
    libgnomeprint-2.3.1
    libgnomeprintui-2.3.1
    libgnomeui-2.3.6
    libgtop-2.0.3
    libxml2-2.5.10
    libxslt-1.0.32
    nautilus-2.3.8
    nautilus-cd-burner-0.5.0
    nautilus-media-0.3.1
    yelp-2.3.6

>>> gnome 2.3.6 snapshot version compliant <<<
>>> for the installed tarballs. <<<

note: people that build cvs need to manually checkout and install gstreamer and gst-plugins.

note: gedit-plugins-2.3.2, ghex-2.3.0 and net-rhythmbox-0.4.8 require the patches applied which are included in this archive.

note: gtk-thinice-engine is now part of gnome-themes.

Download

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

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GHome Mover 0.12

Application

GHome Mover 0.12

Description

Home Folder migration tool. Copies files, changes configurations, references and ownership.

Enhancements

  • Upgraded Interface
  • Upgraded SMART System

Fixes

  • Fixed Compilation Warnings

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/ghomemover/GHomeMover.pkg/0.12/ghomemover-0.12.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

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


The GNOME XML toolkit 2.5.10

Application

The GNOME XML toolkit 2.5.10

Description

Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform). It also provides the xmllint XML/HTML processing tool.

Enhancements

None, this is a bug fixes only release

Fixes

  • Windows Makefiles (William Brack)
  • UTF-16 support fixes (Mark Itzcovitz)
  • Makefile and portability (William Brack) automake, Linux alpha, Mingw on Windows (Mikhail Grushinskiy)
  • HTML parser (Oliver Stoeneberg)
  • XInclude performance problem reported by Kevin Ruscoe
  • XML parser performance problem reported by Grant Goodale
  • xmlSAXParseDTD() bug fix from Malcolm Tredinnick
  • and a couple of other cleanups

Download

ftp://xmlsoft.org/

GNOME Software Map entry

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