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Release Digest: GNOME, August 27, 2003

Aug 28, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

gedit 2.3.4

Application

gedit 2.3.4 - "She is here"

Description

Small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME environment. It supports most standard editing features, plus several not found in your average text editor (plugins being the most notable of these). Complete GNOME integration is featured.

Fixes

  • Fixed the --help messages translation problem (Paolo Maggi)
  • Used the new docs build system (John Fleck)
  • Managed unknown current locale encodings (Paolo)
  • Other minor bugs (Paolo and Eric Ritezel)

New and updated translations

  • Azerbaijani (Metin Amiroff)
  • Belarusian (Ales Nyakhaychyk)
  • Bulgarian (Evgeni Boevski)
  • Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
  • Czech (Miloslav Trmac)
  • Danish (Ole Laursen)
  • Dutch (Kees van den Broek)
  • Finnish (Jarkko Ranta)
  • French (Christophe Merlet)
  • Greek (Nikos Charonitakis)
  • Hebrew (Gil "Dolfin" Osher)
  • Hungarian (Andras Timar)
  • Irish (Paul Duffy)
  • Korean (Changwoo Ryu)
  • Malay (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
  • Nepali (Pawan)
  • Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
  • Polish (Artur Flinta)
  • Portuguese (Duarte Loreto)
  • Russian (Valek Filippov)
  • Serbian (Danilo egan)
  • Simplified Chinese (Funda Wang)
  • Vietnamese (Pablo Saratxaga)
  • Welsh (Dafydd Harries)

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gedit/2.3/gedit-2.3.4.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

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

Important

This is an unstable version of gedit.
It is for test purposes only.

Please, DO NOT use it in a production environment. It will probably crash and you will lose your data.

If you are looking for a stable release of gedit, either download it from:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gedit/2.2/

Or checkout the gnome-2-2 branch of the gedit module from gnome CVS.


Wallpaper Tray 0.3.0

Application

Wallpaper Tray 0.3.0

Description

Wallpaper Tray is a wallpaper utility that sits in your GNOME Panel Notification Area. It gives you a random wallpaper from your chosen directory at logon, and allows you to select a new wallpaper at random from its menu.

Enhancements

  • timed wallpaper change
  • multiple directories and directory recursion

Fixes

  • proper gconf backend

Download

http://earthworm.no-ip.com/wp_tray/wp_tray-0.3.0.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Rhythmbox 0.5.2

Hello Rhythmbox lovers,

This is mostly a maintenance/bugfixing release. Notably though the documentation is back, and there's a progress meter now. Enjoy!

Oh, and note that if you use the Xine backend, this release may require the xine-lib CVS.

Download pages:
http://rhythmbox.sf.net/download.html
http://web.rhythmbox.org/download.html

Overview of Changes in Rhythmbox 0.5.2

  • Help documentation is back [Mark Humphreys]
  • Tooltips on buttons [Colin Walters]
  • Don't lose completely on invalid UTF-8 in mp3 files [Colin Walters]
  • Better status feedback when loading the library [Colin Walters]
  • Volume slider behaves more nicely [Yann Rouillard]
  • More fixes to multimedia keys [Jan Arne Petersen]
  • Fix spelling of "Digitially Imported" [Paul M Edwards]
  • Ability to rename playlists [Sriram Ramkrishna,Colin Walters]
  • Tray icon usability fixes [Colin Walters, Christian Neumair]
  • Don't crash when deleting a playing song from another source [Colin Walte= rs]
  • Release audio device on pause [Benjamin Otte (GStreamer) Bastien Nocera (= xine)]
  • Only error out if GNOME sounds are enabled, and esdsink is used [Colin Wa= lters]
  • Various cleanups [Colin Walters]

New or updated translations:
Christian Rose (sv)
Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
Kees van den Broek (nl)
Kjartan Maraas (no)
Young-Ho, Cha (ko)


Sirius 0.8.0

Application

Sirius 0.8.0

Description

Sirius is a program for playing the game of othello.

Fixes

  • Russian translation. (Alexandre Prokoudine)
  • Fixed problem with non-latin UTF-8 characters. (Vyacheslav Sdiconov)
  • Trippled the size of the opening book.
  • Made hints unsensitive at startup.
  • Man page for Debian.

Download

http://sirius.bitvis.nu/


gedit 2.3.5

Application

gedit 2.3.5 - "/me is stupid"

Description

Small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME environment. It supports most standard editing features, plus several not found in your average text editor (plugins being the most notable of these). Complete GNOME integration is featured.

Fixes

  • Requires libgnomeprintui 2.3.1 instead of the still to be released 2.3.2 (Paolo Maggi)

Updated translations

  • Dutch (Kees van den Broek)

Download

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

GNOME Software Map entry

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gedit/2.3/gedit-2.3.5.tar.gz

Important

This is an unstable version of gedit.
It is for test purposes only.

Please, DO NOT use it in a production environment. It will probably crash and you will lose your data.

If you are looking for a stable release of gedit, either download it from:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gedit/2.2/

Or checkout the gnome-2-2 branch of the gedit module from gnome CVS.


ooo-build-1.1.37

OpenOffice.org build:

This package contains the Gnome integration work for OpenOffice.org, and a much simplified build wrapper, making an OO.o build / install possible for the common man.[1]

This is the last package targeting the RC3_030729 snapshot, for the next release we'll switch over to the RC3 release itself or something later.

Lots of changes in this release:

ooo-build-1.1.37

  • bug fixes
    • metric font mappings for XD2 fonts (Michael)
    • ccache fixes (Anders Carlsson)
    • word count fixes (Martin Kretzschmar)
    • crashdump strangeness (Michael)
    • misc. build fixes (Michael, Chris, Martin)
  • features
    • save 1.5Gb in lang-pack (Chris, Michael)
    • toolbox (Martin)
      • pretty zoom combo
      • death of URL combo
    • translated .desktop files (Carlos Perelló Marín)
      • de (Christian neumair)
      • da (Ole Laursen)
      • zh (Abel Cheung)
      • de (Martin)
      • no (Kjartan Maraas)
      • sv (Christian Rose)
      • sq (Laurent Dhima)
      • es (Carlos)
    • Man pages (Rene Engelhard)
    • beep far less (Michael)
    • build bits
      • conditionals/paths (Michael)
      • much improved patching (Chris)
      • --with-system-gcc (Michael)
      • disable broken moz bits (Michael)
      • linkoo improvements (Martin)
      • Gnome/gtk+ build fixage (Rene)
      • build less of gcc (Nick Hudson)
    • Debian patches merged (Chris, Rene, Martin)
      • config switch expansion, bin lzwc
      • drop rpaths, sal_debug, stlport dynlink
      • html fix, system python/aclocal
    • shrink perl wrapper (Michael)
      • obey LANG env.
      • obey 'COMPATIBLE' for MS export.
    • html export (Michael)
      • nicer icons (Jimmac)
      • export .png not .gif
  • pending (Michael)
    • glib/gtk+ loop integration
    • some layout bits.

Package available from:

http://ooo.ximian.com/packages/RC3_030729/ooo-build-1.1.37.tar.gz

To find out more see http://ooo.ximian.com/ and/or subscribe to the Gnome / OO.o development mailing list at:

http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/openoffice.

[1] - assuming the common man has 4Gb+ of spare space and lots of

idle CPU time.
--
michael@ximian.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot


Inti-SourceView 0.6

Application

Inti-SourceView 0.6

Description

Inti-SourceView is a GtkSourceView binding for the Integrated Foundation Classes.

GtkSourceView is a source editing widget that extends the standard GtkTextView widget by implementing the features typical of a source code editor, such as syntax highlighting.

The Integrated Foundation Classes, are a set of C++ classes for developing Gnome and GTK+ applications on UNIX-like systems such as Linux. They are designed to work nicely with the GNU toolchain and take advantage of the standard C++ features provided by the GNU compiler.

Requirements

  • libinti-1.0 version >= 1.2.0
  • libgtksourceview-1.0 version >= 0.6.0
  • libgnomeprint-2.2 >= 2.2.0

Enhancements

  • Updated release for GtkSourceView 0.6.

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/inti/inti-sourceview-0.6.tar.gz?download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/inti/inti-sourceview-0.6.tar.bz2?download

The Inti Development Team.
inti-mail@lists.sourceforge.net
https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/inti-mail


gedit-plugins 2.3.5

Application

gedit-plugins 2.3.5

Description

A set of plugins for the gedit text editor.

Fixes

  • Compiles and works with gedit 2.3.5

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gedit-plugins/2.3/gedit-plugins-2.3.5.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gedit-plugins


Pango-1.2.5

Pango-1.2.5 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.2/

pango-1.2.5.tar.bz2 md5sum: df00fe3e71cd297010f24f439b6c8ee6
pango-1.2.5.tar.gz md5sum: 4fd82bf5ee365c81968801e77bd50fd1

Pango-1.2.5 is a quick fix release for a a problem where the indic-xft shaper didn't get linked against all necessary files in Pango-1.2.4.

About Pango

Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed, though most usage so far as been in the context of the GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text and font handling for GTK+ 2.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout can be used with four different font backends:

  • Core X windowing system fonts
  • Client-side fonts on X using the Xft2 library
  • Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
  • Native fonts on Microsoft platforms

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.2 ships with a wide selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, Thai, and a number of Indic scripts. Virtually all of the world's major scripts are supported.

As well as the low level layout rendering routines, Pango includes PangoLayout, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text, and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.

More information about Pango is available from http://www.pango.org/.

Pango depends on version 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.

Overview of Changes in Pango 1.2.5

  • Fix a problem where the indic-xft shaper didn't get linked against all necessary files.

Owen Taylor
27 August 2003


Monster Masher 1.2

What's new since 1.0 (1.1 wasn't announced):

  • Code cleanup, removing dependency on libbonobo[ui]mm headers
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Added a sound for when a block hits another block or a wall

About Monster Masher:

In the old days, before man entered the world, the gnomes were abundant. Through centuries of hard labour, only slightly eased by the levitational powers provided to them by their god, they bored out shafts and caves in the mountains. Always seeking the precious stones and valuable ore...

Monster Masher is a GPL'ed mash'em-up action game for GNOME. Each level contains a number of blocks and monsters. You're a little gnome running around. By pushing the blocks you can mash the monsters one at a time. There are various power-ups and different kinds of monsters.

http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/monster-masher/
http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/monster-masher/screenshots.html

The requirements are Gnome 2.2 and the gtkmm and gnomemm-all libraries from www.gtkmm.org/.

--
Ole Laursen
http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/


Hardware Monitor applet 0.7

A few misfeatures have managed to sneak past the eyes of the maintainer of this particular piece of software. In particular, the implementation of the column diagram viewer was not exactly the most optimal one.

In other words, this is a bug-fixing release.

What's new:

  • Fixed the performance problem with the column diagram viewer. CPU usage back to zero again now. The viewer should also look more "stable" due to a neat anti-aliasing effect.
  • Fixed disk usage sometimes reporting the wrong values for disk size. Made it report disk usage rather than free disk space.
  • The scales of network monitors watching the same network interface are now synchronized (so that e.g. incoming and outgoing data use the same scale).

Features:

  • monitor CPU/memory/swap/disk usage, load average, Ethernet/modem throughput, internal temperatures, internal fan speeds
  • multiple views that all support multiple monitors:
    • a curve view with smooth lines
    • a bar view with wacky horizontal bars
    • a column view with ultra-clear vertical blocks
    • a text view for those who want extreme precision
    • a flame view to impress your friends
  • a modular design for future enhancements
  • well-behaved GNOME panel applet (no floating gkrellm windows)

Version 0.7 can be downloaded from here:

http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/hardware-monitor/

Screenshots are also available from the above page. The applet requires Gnome 2.2 and the gtkmm and gnomemm-all libraries from www.gtkmm.org. Note that you need to install libsensors and setup lm-sensors with your kernel if you want to monitor temperatures and fan speeds.

--
Ole Laursen
http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/