Release Digest: GNOME, August 22, 2004Aug 23, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])
GNOME Nettool 0.99.2
GNOME Nettool 0.99.2 has been released
GNOME Nettool is a network information tool which provides user interfaces for some of the most common command line network tools, like ping, whois, traceroute, etc.
It was originally based on Mac OS X's network information tool, but has since then improved over so much that it now clearly exceeds Mac OS X's tool with more features and a better UI.
This is the first release of GNOME Nettool after being splitted from GNOME Network. Version 0.99.2 is feature complete, and will be released as 1.0 after some testing period.
Tarballs can be found at:
Mailing list is at:
And bugs can be reported to:
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Gnome OSD 0.4.0
Gnome OSD is an OSD (On Screen Display) notification system for the Gnome desktop.
Overview of Changes from gnome-osd 0.3.0 to gnome-osd 0.4.0 *
New preferences 'Animations' and 'Drop shadow'
gnome-python >= 2.5.90
Dear users of both large and small computing tools,
A new stable release of Guikachu is available.
Catch it all from http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/
Guikachu uses GTKmm and GNOMEmm for its user interface. I/O is implemented via GNOME-VFS, the XML storage format is managed with the libxml package. Dialog windows are loaded via libglade. GConf is used to store user preferences. You will need the versions of these packages available in the GNOME 1.4 bundle (with the exception of GNOMEmm which you will need to upgrade to the recently released version 1.2.4). 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 bugémons!
GNOME System Tools 0.91.0
The GNOME System Tools version 0.91.0 "Freedom of speech" have been released.
The GNOME System Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about the underlying system and provides the same user interface across the different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and write the configuration information. The GNOME System Tools do not impose a new database on the system: they work with the default configuration files so that configuration can still be done by hand or by other tools.
Right now the GNOME System Tools fully support various distros/OS such as: Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, Fedora, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenNA, PLD, Vine and Specifix.
WARNING: By default, only the users, network and time tools will be built, for compiling the other tools you can do:
at configure time
... plus other lots of bugfixing
Thanks to Joe Marcus Clarke, Daisuke SUZUKI and Ken VanDine for submitting patches
Thanks to everybody I've forgot to thank
To find out what Genius is, skip a few paragraphs down, or go to http://www.jirka.org/genius.html
It seems that people got really excited by all that 3D surfaces talk. I think I got more hits from this then any time before. This is definite proof that plotting surfaces has far greater coolness factor then good discrete log or prime testing abilities. At some point it really ought to start doing things like eigenvalues and eigenvectors. I think the coolness factor there is low as well, but damnit, it can't call itself a math package if it can't do that. The coolness factor of this release then is that you can export to PNG.
In any case this release is a bunch of fixes and some minor changes. For one we now have short documentation strings for all built-in functions. Secondly the continuity and numerical derivative functions now actually work instead of going into an infinite loop.
One thing that changed is the InfiniteSum and InfiniteProduct functions (and the alternate versions as well) where they no longer take the tolerance as an argument but act according to 3 parameters (tolerance, SFS, tries) just like the other limit functions.
One of the semi pointless optimizations done is that Identity is now built-in, which means it returns its argument in 0.6 of the time it used to, aren't you impressed. That is, the most useless function is now faster ...
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 (at least glib2 if you don't want a GUI) 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 0.7.1:
The RPM at the 5z site is built on Fedora Core 2 with all the bells and whistles of GNOME 2.6. Note that Fedora Core 2 has all the right things including MPFR.
You can also build RPMS on older redhat's 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 for redhat 8 is on the 5z site.
Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.
Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is a fast, easy to use, and easy to install GNOME news aggregator for online news feeds. It supports a number of different feed formats including RSS/RDF, CDF, Atom, OCS, and OPML.
What it is ?
Gwget it's a Download Manager for Gnome 2.
What's changed ?Gwget 0.14
Where can I get it ?
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