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Release Digest: GNOME, July 15, 2004

Jul 16, 2004, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])

Guikachu 1.5.1

Dear users of both large and small computing tools,

A new stable release of Guikachu is available.

About Guikachu

Guikachu is a GNOME application for graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS-based pocket computers. The user interface is modelled after Glade, the GNOME UI builder.

Catch it all from http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/

Features

  • Uses GNOME-VFS, you can load files from anywhere, e.g. from the Web, from an SMB share, from a tarball.
  • Exporting to/importing from PilRC .rcp files
  • Support for non-Palm PilRC targets (like the eBookMan)
  • Support for the following PalmOS resource types:
    • String and string list resources
    • Dialog resources
    • Menu resources
    • Form resources
    • Bitmap resources
    • Per-application resources (e.g. version number)
  • WYSIWYG Form Editor, with drag & drop capability and visual resizing
  • Flexible, complete undo support
  • Sample file with sample GNU PalmOS SDK-based application
  • Documentation (a complete user's manual)

About these releases

A more sophisticated GNOME 2 port than 1.5.0, this release utilizes the advanced features of GTK+ 2.4, providing a much nicer look and an array of usability improvements:
  • List editors and the Menu Editor supports the in-place editing features of GtkTreeView
  • New GTK+ 2.4 file selector
  • Bug fixes

Guikachu uses the GNOME 2 platform, particularly the GNOMEmm and GTKmm C++ bindings. The ImageMagick library is used for managing bitmap resources. To actually create the PalmOS resource files, you will also need PilRC (part of the GNU PalmOS SDK) to compile the .rpc files produced by Guikachu.

Beware of bug&etilde;mons!

Cactus


Straw 0.25 & 0.25.1

Straw 0.25

Straw is a desktop news aggregator for GNOME. It supports the various RSS versions and Atom for feeds and OPML for exporting/importing subscriptions and category subscriptions.

The project home page is at http://www.nongnu.org/straw/

Bugfixes

  • Don't break on localized dates

Changes

  • Quite a bit faster and more responsive than the previous version, especially when starting up and when refreshing feeds
  • Updated translations
  • Show startup notification

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/straw/

Straw 0.25.1

Straw is a desktop news aggregator for GNOME. It supports the various RSS versions and Atom for feeds and OPML for exporting/importing subscriptions and category subscriptions.

The project home page is at http://www.nongnu.org/straw/

Bugfixes

  • Works again without ADNS installed

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/straw/

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[ Juri Pakaste | juri@iki.fi | http://www.iki.fi/juri/ ]