Release Digest: GNOME, October 16, 2003
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It's a text widget that extends the standard Gtk+ 2.x
GtkTextView. It improves it by implementing syntax highlighting and
other features typical of a source editor.
It's currently being used by gedit, Glimmer source code editor
and other projects like DiaSCE2 and Mono Debugger.
- GLib and GTK+ 2.2.0 or later
- LibXML2 2.5.0 or later
- libgnomeprint 2.2.0 or later
- Really set the background color of the bracket match tag [Paolo
- Fixed syntax offsets table updating (bug #117441) [Gustavo
- Fixed multiline case-insensitive backward search (bug #114666)
- Limit number of keywords in <keyword-list> to 250
(workaround bug #110991) [Gustavo]
- Trivial bugfixes (bugs #121204, #121501, #121190, #115780)
- Undoing a delete now leaves the cursor at the right position
(bug #112682) [Gustavo]
- Shrink the current undo queue if reducing the maximum undo
levels (bug #123273) [Gustavo]
- Replace glib 2.3 deprecated calls and compile tests without
GTK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED to be able to build with Gnome 2.5
- Japanese [Takeshi Aihana]
- Dutch [Kees van den Broek, Tino Meinen]
- Spanish [Francisco Javier F. Serrador]
- French [Christophe Merlet]
- Traditional Chinese [Abel Cheung]
- Finnish (new) [Pauli Virtanen]
- Bangla (new) [Sayamindu of Ankur group]
- Norwegian [Kjartan Maraas]
- Hindi (new) [Guntupalli Karunakar]
- Italian [Stefano Canepa]
- Vietnamese [Pablo Saratxaga]
- Albanian (new) [Laurent Dhima]
- Brazilian Portuguese [Agney Lopez Roth Ferraz]
- Hungarian (new) [Andras Timar]
- Tamil (new) [Dinesh]
- Czech [Miloslav Trmac]
- Portuguese [Duarte Loreto]
- Swedish [Christian Rose]
- Azerbaijani [Metin Amiroff]
- Basque (new) [Piarres Beobide]
gURLChecker 0.7.3 (unstable branch)
gURLChecker is a web links checker.
It can work on a whole site, a single local page or a browser
- Use DOM parser instead of SAX parser to parse XBEL.
- Added informational popup on check cancel or check end.
- Added possibility to delete some links in the check result and
to save changes in the bookmarks file.
- Correction of Bug #4728 (Too many timeouts), however, it need
to be confirm...
- Fixed a problem with timeouts on non-existent servers.
- Encoding problem has been fixed for bookmarks files.
(If you have no clue what gdm is, skip a few paragraphs down
Well, I really ought to be doing homework, but alas, security
problems tend to creep up in the most unexpected times. This time
it's not as serious, but still somewhat serious for large
installations. These are two local DoS attacks, unexploitable in a
different way then to crash or hang the main daemon thus making
further logins impossible. Note that neither will crash or hang
current sessions however. They were classified as CAN-2003-0793 and
I've made a 22.214.171.124 release which is for GNOME2.4 and for those
of you still running old GNOME I've made 126.96.36.199. However 188.8.131.52
should really compile on old GNOME (anything 2.0 and up I'd think)
and you should really use this version as it has many security
enhancements over 2.4.1.x and many MANY fixes over that version.
The 184.108.40.206 version just fixes the security problems and the
underline problem and nothing else. The 220.127.116.11 version includes
several new bug fixes.
And now for the standard part of the release announcement:
GDM is the GNOME Display Manager, it is the little proggie that
runs in the background, runs your X sessions, presents you with a
login box and then tells you to piss off because you forgot your
password. It does pretty much everything that you would want to use
xdm for, but doesn't involve as much crack. It doesn't use any code
from xdm, and has a more paranoid and safer design overall. It also
includes many features over xdm, the biggest one of which is that
it is more user friendly, even if your X setup is failing. The goal
is that users should never, ever have to use the command line to
customize or troubleshoot gdm. It of course supports xdmcp, and in
fact extends xdmcp a little bit in places where I thought xdm was
lacking (but is still compatible with xdm's xdmcp).
Highlights of 18.104.22.168:
Note: GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen
<email@example.com>, and has for a
while now been maintained by the Queen of England. She is usually
not responsive to bug reports or feature requests. You can try to
send them to me however.
Note2: If installing from the tarball do note that make install
overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf. It will
however save backups with the .orig extension first.
Note3: Note3 has been depracated ...
Sorry no RPMS. There is a spec file included in the tarball and
it should work. So generate an rpm with
rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz
Have fun (or whatever else you wish to be having),
PS: I really ought to be doing homework :) $Rightarrow$ no
silliness for you
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Totem "Paperbag writer" 0.99.7 is released.
Totem is movie player for the Gnome desktop based on xine. It
features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls,
as well as a pretty complete keyboard navigation.
It comes with added functionality such as:
- Video thumbnailer for GNOME
- Webcam utility
- Nautilus properties tab
And for the backend:
- xine-lib 1.0 rc0a or better (CVS recommended for ALSA users)
- gstreamer 0.6.x or 0.7.x
It is advised that distributors ship the xine backend by
If Totem locks up on startup, before showing the main window,
and for possible work-arounds:
The upstream bug is:
- Fix .pls playlist parsing and saving, as well as .m3u, .asx and
.desktop playlist parsing
- Fix seeking with the arrows
- Add more paths for the Realplayer codecs
- Add an error message when we can't save the playlist
- Fix warnings when we have ampersands in the filename
- Fix XRandR handling
Christian Rose: sv.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr@Latn.po
Kjartan Maraas: no.po
Bastien Nocera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Break into jail and claim police brutality.
To find out what Genius is, skip a few paragraphs down, or go to
Biggest news is really the syntax highlighting since 0.5.5 and a
whole bunch of fixes. You need GtkSourceView installed for syntax
(Note title of the release and thus note the lack of silliness
in these notes:)
In any case, Genius is one of the oldest GNOME projects, it has
been the original GNOME calculator before I got wild ideas about it
doing absolutely everything. It is programmable has a powerful
language and handles many fun features including matlab like
support for matrices. It requires GNOME2 and a recent enough gmp
library. However you can still use the command line version if you
prefer non-gui interface.
There is still a lot of work required to make this all nice,
mostly it needs to have the function library improved and verified
to be correct and documentation needs to be written (the complete
help system is not yet in place). Feel free to help out :)
Here are the news in 0.5.6:
- Several leaks fixed
- Several uninitialized data usage fixed
- Tolerances are floats, add aliases 'Sign' and 'AbsoluteValue'
and add the 'Identity' function
- Lots of internal cleanup including not using deprecated
- Start using vicious-extensions lib, and with that the 'genius'
binary no longer inits gnome which means faster startup and faster
regression testing runs
- Lots of random minor optimization (both performance and memory
- Some build fixes
- Fix systems without wordexp (FreeBSD ports)
- Allow loading programs from the command line to
- Use GtkSourceView if available for syntax highlighting
- Handle change directory for filename completition
- GUI a teeny bit HIGgier (but not completely)
- Translation updates (Guntupalli Karunakar, Danilo Segan,
Vincent van Adrighem, Pablo Gonzalo del Campo, Francisco Javier F.
Serrador, Duarte Loreto, Christian Rose, Guntupalli Karunakar, Wang
Jian, Mai Hao Hui, Metin Amiroff, Jordi Mallach, Xavier Conde
Note that making RPMS should be simple with rpmbuild -ta
<tarball>, you should also get the updated GMP RPM which has
MPFR enabled since that's a lot better then internal FP routines of
genius. RPM for that is on the 5z site. I don't know why redhat
doesn't enable MPFR in their builds.
Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses,
not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.
- Dennis (the bloody peasant)
What is it?
Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering
engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.
- Add support for mozilla 1.5 final (Kristian Rietveld)
- it (Francesco Marletta)
Where can I get it?
Epiphany 1.0 requires Mozilla 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.5 or 1.6a. The
suggested version is Mozilla 1.5:
More about dependencies and installation tips: