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GNOME 0.99.7 released

Feb 08, 1999, 22:13 (1 Talkback[s])

Miguel de Icaza writes:

Subject: Skillful and Conspicuous Cow release of GNOME is out.

Hello Hackers, users and Kwydgibos of the world.

The GNOME team has finished packaging the "Skillful and Conspicuous Cow" release of Gnome (labeled 0.99.7 for the number-version-loving people). This is a deviation from our Ape-based naming scheme, and now we enter a bovine period.

You can fetch Conspicuous Cow from:


Also, remember that we provide patches to all of those modules in the ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/PACKAGENAME/

As usual, there are not RPMs or Deb of Conspicuous Cow, so you need to get the sources of the Cow and compile them.

One of the new cool features in Conspicuous Cow is the gnome-bug script (in the gnome-libs package), which will enable people to quickly report bugs to our bug tracking system (at http://bugs.gnome.org).

Here is a list of the changes in Conspicuous Cow:

  • Gnome libs changes:
    • New gnome-bug script to report bugs to the GNOME bug tracking system (Jeff)
    • Use Tigert's images for the message boxes.
    • Improved documentation, we are now using the gtk-doc setup for documenting GNOME. You do not need gtk-doc if you use the tarball, you only need gtk-doc if you work with the CVS stuff.
    • Updated mime information in GNOME.
    • Various portability fixed that people reported.
    • Zvt widget should have the space people requested.
    • Zvt got support for wordclass selection (we only need to add support in gnome-terminal for this in the future). (Michael).
    • Bug fixes (all of us).
    • Dock updates (Ettore, Jaka)
  • Gnome core changes:
    • GMenu bug fixes (Nat).
    • gnome-edit is now a program and not a script (Chris)
    • Fixes to the multi-load applets (Federico)
    • Memory leak fixes to pager applet (most of the leaks are in GTK+ though, the next GTK+ version will address those leaks).
    • Battery monitor support for Linux got updated and rewritten (Nat).
    • Mixer applet no longer flickers (Jonathan).
    • GKB got updated again.
    • Mini commander updates.
    • gnome-terminal support button-3 to popup a menu if the application does not use it; Only one preference window is open at once (Taylor);
    • Panel geometry and WM compliance updates (George, Raster)
  • Gnome Games:
    • New game: Gnibbles (Sean and Ian).
    • Aisleriot supports piramid-like games (Seanster and Jonathan)
    • GTuring installs the .tur demo files (Arturo).
  • Gnome Network:
    • GnomePPP face lift (Jay)
    • Gnometalk should work on pretty much every OS around
  • Gnome Pim:
    • Address book bug fixes and some documentation (Arturo).