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Release Digest: GNOME, July 14, 2004

Jul 15, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])

gnopernicus 0.9.6


I have the pleasure to announce the release of version 0.9.6 of gnopernicus, the screen reader for the GNOME desktop.

What is it ?

gnopernicus is designed to allow blind and visually impaired user to use the computer. gnopernicus presents the information using three devices: speech, magnifier and braille.

What's new in 0.9.6 ?

  • Added slovak language
  • Added bulgarian language.
  • Added improved spanish translation table for braille


  • Removed some warning messages for panning.


  • Better default values for speech.


  • Improved a lot of presentations for diferent events and objects.


  • Do not generate mosue events if XEvIE is not present.
  • Improved work with GDM trough --login option.

Where can I get it ? gnopernicus-0.9.6.tar.gz


Hardware Monitor applet 1.2

This is just a follow-up to the recent 1.1 release - I've ported the applet to gtkmm 2.4. So now you need Gnome 2.6.

What's new:

  • Ported the applet to gtkmm 2.4 and the related gnomemm libraries.


  • monitor CPU/memory/swap/disk usage, load average, Ethernet/modem/wireless 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)

The source can be downloaded from here:

Screenshots are also available from the above page. The applet requires at least Gnome 2.6 and the gtkmm 2.4 and related gnomemm* libraries from 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