Release Digest: GNOME, June 23, 2004
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GNOME Phone Manager 0.4
Phone Manager allows you to send and receive text (SMS) messages
from the desktop, connecting to your mobile phone via Bluetooth,
serial or IrDA.
This release incorporates interface enhancements. See below for
More details are available at
Screenshots are available at
Tarballs are available at
Debian packages (against Debian sid) are available at
Mailing list is available at
Changes in this release:
- User interface style improvements.
- Add preference for whether or not to receive popup
- Add optional audible alert of message.
- Now supports most Latin 1 characters in messages.
- Makes serial-port timeout more generous and empties message
queue before reconnection.
- Warns if notification area not present.
Bug fixes backported from 2.7 and build fixes for OS X. In other
words, another boring stable release for people who like their
software to actually work.
Get it at:
Conglomerate is a free, user-friendly XML editor. It is
particularly aimed at DocBook, but should be able to handle any XML
This is still an unstable release; there are still some known
repeatable crash bugs. Please download it and test that no new bugs
have been introduced!
Conglomerate now requires GTK+ version 2.4.0 or later
You can download it from the usual place:
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to this release; my
apologies if I missed anyone from the credits below.
- Czech (cs) (Miloslav Trmac)
- British English (en_GB) (Gareth Owen)
- The Tools->Validate feature can now show you the errors when
validation fails (Nickolay V. Shmyrev)
- You can now select a DTD for documents lacking one, accessible
via buttons in the File->Properties dialog and in the
Tools->Validate error dialog (Dave Malcolm)
- A new option in the File->New assistant for creating empty
XML documents of arbitrary type. The assistant has a page which
lets you enter the name of the top-level element, and its namespace
URI (if any), with a little XML source preview that updates as you
type. (Dave Malcolm)
- Improvements to the internals of attribute editing, making code
cleaner and fixing various crashes (Nickolay V. Shmyrev)
- Rewrite of the File->Import UI, making use of GtkFileFilter
(see bug # 144713 ). Hopefully the features are now a lot more
"discoverable" than before. (Dave Malcolm)
- Fix layout of alert widget contents. (Nickolay V. Shmyrev)
- Added the envar DocBook element ( bug # 144739 ) (Lars
- Miloslav Trmac
- Gareth Owen
- Nickolay V. Shmyrev
- Dave Malcolm
- Lars Trieloff
WoodPusher is a chess application written in C#. It was
developed using MonoDevelop (http://monodevelop.org) and uses the
Mono Framework (http://go-mono.org). Version 0.1 is our
initial public release and is very much incomplete and buggy. This
is a release for developers interested in improving
If you want to submit patches or help out in other ways, please
join the mailing list:
- Initial public release.
- What Works:
- You can sign on to Freechess.org (FICS) and play a game
if you have an account (they disabled guest login).
- Once you are logged in you should be able to pull up the Sought
dialog and select a game to play. Playing the game should mostly
- You should also be able to pull up the Seek dialog and seek
your own game.
- What doesn't work:
- Remembering login information
- Clearing the move list between games
- Displaying information such as time left per side
- Closing some dialogs with the window close button prevents the
dialog from opening again. Use the Cancel button instead.
- ICC hasn't really been tested as I don't have an account.
- No engines are hooked up yet.
jamin philip gray
I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and
then I thought: What good would that do? --Ronnie Shakes
Version 0.5.9 of SLgtk is now available at
Release highlights are given in the CHANGELOG excerpt below.
The SLgtk package binds the Gtk2 and GtkExtra widget sets to the
S-Lang scripting language (www.s-lang.org). SLgtk wraps more than
2200 functions from Gtk2 and its constituent libraries, includes
over 4000 lines of sample code in 40+ working guilets, and bundles
a code generator (SLIRP) which can be useful for building
additional S-Lang modules.
SLgtk also includes a visual version of the powerful S-Lang
"where" command, extensions to and performance enhancements for
several GtkExtra widgets, and a pixbuf loader for the FITS image
file format widely used within astronomy.
-Michael S. Noble
Version 0.5.8 (06/16/04):
- Added orientation and paper size options to print dialog
- Support passing multiple callback args to callback funcs
registered via gtk_idle_add(), _quit_add(), _timeout_add(), and
- SLgtk GtkPlot widget wrapper enhancements:
- if line color is specified to _gtk_[o]plot() then that color
will be used for the symbol as well
- generic plots now connected with straight line, unless
npoints(plot) is very large; in this case connecting symbols adds
litte, so for performance and memory conservation line drawing is
- added _gtk_plot_set_vlpsize() to customize the (v)ery (l)arge
(p)lot size cutoff value (default: 500k points)
- added _gtk_plot_print() convenience function to simplify plot
printing, optionally using the print dialog (see docs)
- now possible to generate plots without X display, via bundled
Debian xvfb-run script (modified to run on multiple platforms)
- experimental _gtk_plot_image() function: plot descriptor can
now be generated directly from image pixel array, which supports,
eg, overlaying scatterplots directly onto FITS/RGB images (see
- New slgtk-demo example: plot overlaid onto image, with
- GtkPlot widget enhancements (not yet fed back to
- avoid symbol drawing loop when symbol=NONE or (symbol=DOT and
symbol_color = line_color), which can double or triple rendering
performance for common plots
- Minor tweaks to improve autoload()-ability and multiple
- GtkExtra package now separately loadable via
- Bundle latest SLIRP version (1.0.5, see SLIRP CHANGELOG for