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Release Digest: GNOME, February 27, 2004

Feb 28, 2004, 00:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Qalculate! 0.4.1

Application

Qalculate! 0.4.1

Description

Qalculate! is a modern multi-purpose desktop calculator for GNU/Linux. It is small and simple to use but with much power underneath. Features include customizable functions, units, arbitrary precision, plotting, and a user-friendly interface.

Enhancements

  • Use the new gtk file chooser

Fixes

  • Replace strptime, fixing all related compile problems
  • Fix parsing of text/date arguments
  • Fix gtk warnings on start-up

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/qalculate/qalculate-gtk-0.4.1.tar.gz?download

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/qalculate-gtk


gcalctool 4.3.48

Application

gcalctool

Description

gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.

It has Basic, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it uses multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree of accuracy.

This release is to try to get folks to give an important fix a real workout before for GNOME 2.6 GA. See bug#135064 for more details.

Changes since the last version (4.3.46).

  • Fixed bug 135064. Changing the sign of a large number (when "Show Thousands Separator" is on and this is not the C locale), no longer corrupts the display.

My special thanks to Miloslav Trmac for fixing this problem in a really elegant manner. This is an important change to the way that numbers are displayed.

The fix involved resetting all the internal calculations in gcalctool to be done in the C locale, and then localized (radix character and thousands separator), just before the number is displayed.

I'd appreciate it if everybody could give this a good thrashing in as many locales as possible to make sure that it's fully working.

  • Fixed bug 135328. Added Shift-slash as a recognized alternate for the divide operation (needed by the be-latin1 keyboard layout).

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gcalctool/4.3/

[Although some of the ftp mirrors may take a little while to sync].

--
Rich Burridge


Process-translation 1.9.4

Hi all,

Made a fresh release... a few bugfixes, all of them minor bugs or even cosmetic changes, and a new feature, requested by Metin Amiroff, a global progress-bar. One window with one progress bar for all translation files. For when you have to upload a lot of files.

Have fun!

http://gnome-nl.sourceforge.net/process-translation-1.9.4.tar.gz

If you don't know what process-translation is, skip down to the "What is it?" part.

Changes:

2004-02-26 Release 1.9.4 "Yes... I have the memo."

This should be the last one before 2.0 gets released (knock on wood).

  • Fixed bug: Made cvs.gnome.org/ online-check more robust. It won't complain as much as it used to.
  • Fixed bug: Non-blocking editors would screw up the commit: changes to configure.in wouldn't get into cvs. Now, it waits until all instances of the editor (owned by you) are closed, exchanging this bug=20 with a less annoying one.
  • Fixed bug: The script now actually listens to your preference when you say that it shouldn't download the configure-files. How nice.
  • Fixed bug: A better detection if the uploader is equal to the translator. The cvs-changelog entry is much nicer now.
  • Feature: GLOBAL PROGRESS BAR. What? Yes, you heard me. One progress bar for all files. For when you have to commit multiple translation files at the same time. That feature was HARD! But it's there. I've already used it myself for committing the files modified by GRUT (GRand Unified Translation).
  • Feature: A split of the extra routines. You can now define actions to be done after every file, and actions to be done after all files have been comitted. Look for for the BIG comment-blocks in the script itself (near the bottom).

What is it?


process-translation 1.9.4

process-translation is my attempt at creating a nice interface for Translation-team coordinators. It processes translation files, checking their contents and decompressing them if needed. The files are then uploaded to GNOME-CVS. It can also do some extra stuff if everything is done. This script does the dirty work. It can be called directly with a few files, or without any arguments to start interactive mode (with ZENITY!).
Copyright 2002-2004 Vincent van Adrighem


Kind regards,
Vincent van Adrighem
--
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GStreamer 0.7.5
GStreamer Plugins 0.7.5
GStreamer FFmpeg 0.7.1

I need to add that for GStreamer, you need GLib 2.3 as of this version.

Enjoy !

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GStreamer: Release notes for GStreamer FFmpeg plugin 0.7.1 "True Colors"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce the first release of the FFmpeg-based GStreamer plugin.

Features of this release

  • codecs for most popular formats
  • optimized colorspace conversion

Download

You find source releases of gst-ffmpeg in the download directory: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst-ffmpeg/

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer

Developers

CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org/.
All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there. Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest we will create more lists as necessary.

Contributors to this release

  • Ronald Bultje
  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • Thomas Vander Stichele

GStreamer: Release notes for GStreamer Plugins 0.7.5 "Under The Sea"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer Plugins. The goal of this release series is to stabilize towards a 0.8 release series which will be part of the GNOME 2.6 releases and hopefully eventually KDE 4.x.

The 0.7 series is a development series and is aimed at developers. It is NOT API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series or with other releases in the series. This means you can not use this release to upgrade your current GStreamer installation and expect your GStreamer applications to keep working without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • Compatible with gstreamer 0.7.5
  • ffmpeg plugin moved to gst-ffmpeg module
  • DV fixes
  • mikmod fixes
  • OSX build fixes
  • jpeg fixes
  • gdk_pixbuf fixes
  • automake 1.8 underquotedness fixes
  • rfb server/port addition
  • colorspace fixes
  • liboil usage in videofilter and videotestsrc
  • better LADSPA classification
  • ALSA xrun recovery fixes
  • switch fixes
  • xvimagesink fixes
  • moved out MAS sink
  • experimental xine lib plugin
  • intfloat and oneton removed in favour of audioconvert and interleave
  • only export gst_* from plugins
  • lame tag writing fixed
  • added reporting of codecs used
  • version gconf schemas and install locations
  • qtdemux fixes
  • gamma correction fixes

Known issues

  • MPEG video playback needs to be updated, it doesn't work reliably
  • The play library has visualisation disabled for now

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 129740 : MP4/M4A files not recognized properly
  • 130507 : Silence/sine don't have a sync property
  • 131050 : avi-demux plays audio, but funky colors as video
  • 131534 : jhbuild build failure with Debian sid
  • 131948 : xoverlay and gstplay sample fails to build - missing include
  • 133219 : missing include in ./gst/effectv/gstedge.c
  • 133316 : gst/vbidec/vbiscreen missing cast
  • 133410 : gstid3tag doesnt handle track-count
  • 133508 : [oggdemux] Can't play files with multiple streams
  • 133528 : sincesrc seems not to register its dparams correctly
  • 133562 : Build breaks on dvdec
  • 133663 : ext/ladspa categorises all plugins as Filter/Effect
  • 133886 : libtool error while compiling alsamixer plug-in
  • 134255 : vbidec won't compile
  • 134318 : GConf schemas should be in versioned files, and install in v
  • 134322 : gst/intfloat/gstint2float.c forgets to include "inttypes.h"
  • 134612 : ext/gdk_pixbuf/Makefile: error in target install-loaderLTLIB
  • 134750 : Problem building gst-plugins on Solaris
  • 134894 : vorbisdec signals tags with bitrate < 1 (ie not set)
  • 135038 : port gst-shorten to the new caps system
  • 135042 : fix tag writing in lame
  • 135116 : gstflacenc.c fails to build in NetBSD

Download

You find source releases of gst-plugins in the download directory: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gst-plugins/

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer

Developers

CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org/.
All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there. Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest we will create more lists as necessary.

Applications

As mentioned there are some changes in API/ABI between the 0.6.x and 0.7.x releases. Many applications will probably be source compatible between 0.6.x. and 0.7.x however. Rhythmbox and Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across releases however, so we will make a separate release of gst-player with the needed fixes for it to work with 0.7.x. This release contains the core fixes we were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • Jan Schmidt
  • David I. Lehn
  • David Schleef
  • Benjamin Otte
  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Stefan Kost
  • Julien Moutte
  • Ramon Garcia
  • Christophe Fergeau
  • Julio M. Merino Vidal
  • Johan Dahlin
  • Arwed v. Merkatz
  • Andy Wingo

GStreamer: Release notes for GStreamer 0.7.5 "In A Bar"

The GStreamer team is happy to announce a new release in the 0.7.x development series of the GStreamer streaming-media framework. The goal of this release series is to stabilize towards a 0.8 release series which will be part of the GNOME 2.6 releases and hopefully eventually KDE 4.x.

The 0.7 series is a development series and is aimed at developers. It is NOT API or ABI compatible with the stable 0.6.x series or with other releases in the series. This means you can not use this release to upgrade your current GStreamer installation and expect your GStreamer applications to keep working without a recompile. It is, however, parallel installable with the 0.6.x series.

Features of this release

  • API additions for bindings
  • Queue memleak fix
  • optimal scheduler fixes
  • Ghost pad fixes
  • Signal marshalling fixes
  • documentation fixes
  • underquotedness fixes for automake 1.8
  • fixed atomic implementation on sparc and S390
  • gstreamer-scan fixes
  • multidisksrc renamed to multifilesrc
  • fixed GstCaps docs
  • fixed libxml checking when not needed
  • added timeout to filesrc
  • added support for double dparams
  • make spider report an error when it can't handle a mime type
  • fixed navigation event handling
  • added codec and volume tags

Bugs fixed in this release

  • 105844 : --disable-loadsave --disable-registry still check for libxml
  • 118310 : Timeout support added for fdsrc
  • 127133 : [API] Need non-vararg version of gst_index_add_association
  • 127815 : gst-register sigsegs 100% of the time.
  • 129600 : patch to compile on OSX
  • 131362 : use serialize/deserialize in the core
  • 132045 : incorrect dependency causes rebuilding of libgstreamer on "m
  • 132935 : setting pipeline -> NULL -> PLAYING doesn't restart stream
  • 132996 : configure fails: aclocal: macro `jm_AC_TYPE_UNSIGNED_LONG_LO
  • 133391 : the asm mutex implementation is broken on SPARC
  • 133631 : gst-launch seg faults in gst_caps_free with no sink
  • 133800 : fixes for underquoted macros and automake 1.8.x
  • 133817 : add support for disc number tag
  • 134128 : typo in ./gstreamer/gst/gstclock.c
  • 134145 : pot-update not updated after file removal
  • 134583 : Race on gst_pad_link_free
  • 134816 : test -e in autogen.sh does not work on Solaris
  • 134841 : gst-inspect.c is defining GList *pads twice

Download

You find source releases of gstreamer in the download directory: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/src/gstreamer/

GStreamer Homepage

More details can be found on the project's website: http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/

Support and Bugs

We use GNOME's bugzilla for bug reports and feature requests: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=GStreamer

Developers

CVS is hosted on cvs.freedesktop.org/.
All code is in CVS and can be checked out from there. Interested developers of the core library, plug-ins, and applications should subscribe to the gstreamer-devel list. If there is sufficient interest we will create more lists as necessary.

Applications

As mentioned there are some changes in API/ABI between the 0.6.x and 0.7.x releases. Many applications will probably be source compatible between 0.6.x. and 0.7.x however. Rhythmbox and Sound Juicer for instance work very well when compiled on 0.7.x. GStreamer Player does not work across releases however, so we will make a separate release of gst-player with the needed fixes for it to work with 0.7.x. This release contains the core fixes we were waiting for to port the player over so expect a gst-player release in the near future.

Contributors to this release

  • Thomas Vander Stichele
  • Andy Wingo
  • Julien Moutte
  • Benjamin Otte
  • David Schleef
  • Stefan Kost
  • Mattias Wadman