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GNOME Summary for May 27 - June 02, 2001

Jun 06, 2001, 01:37 (0 Talkback[s])
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From: Steve George <gnome-summary@gnome.org>
Subject: GNOME Summary for May 27 - June 02, 2001.
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 01:21:23 +0100

This is the GNOME Summary for May 27 - June 02, 2001.

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  Table of Contents
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 1)  Full time administrative staff
 2)  Gnotices in need of help
 3)  Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 29 May 2001 by Bart Decrem
 4)  GDM 2.2.2.1, the "George deserves a spanking!" release
 5)  Initial release of Getox
 6)  Michael Hall ends his gnotebook
 7)  Special mentions
 8)  Project of the week  
 9)  Hacking Activity
 10)  New and Updated Software

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 1)  Full time administrative staff

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Havoc posted that the GNOME foundation is looking to employ a full-time administrative
person.  They would work on the various pieces of admin, shows, advocacy and fundraising
that the foundation currently tries to do using volunteers only.  Importantly, they have
someone in mind who will take on the responsiblity for finding enough money to support
themselves.  All in all this sounds like it would be a real boost for the GNOME
Foundation.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-list/2001-May/msg00006.html


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 2)  Gnotices in need of help

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Gnotices provides a central site for posting interesting GNOME material but has also been
an administrative headache and the location of heavy trolling.  This long thread indicates
how high feelings have grown that something has to change to make the content easier to
maintain and to remove the worst abuses.  If you have the time or ability to help out with
this Web application I'm sure many virtual beers would come your way!

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2001-May/msg00350.html


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 3)  Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting 29 May 2001 by Bart Decrem

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The Board is moving forward with the policys for GNOME contributors, discussions about
email addresses and cvs access.  Wider development work on the 2.0 platform is needed.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/foundation-announce/2001-May/msg00002.html


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 4)  GDM 2.2.2.1, the "George deserves a spanking!" release

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A new urgent release of GDM came up due to a security bug in the previous releases.  The
weakness would probably only effect "public access terminals or places where you don't
trust other people on the local console" but additional bug fixes are thrown into the mix
anyway.  Check with your vendor for any specific updates to your distribution.


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 5)  Initial release of Getox

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Oliver Berger announced a concept release of an XML editor called Getox (GNOME Editor for
Text Orientated XML).  The long-term aim is to provide an editor that can be used to edit
XML files without the user having previous knowledge of the DTD: this would make XML very
easy for even new users to manipulate.  This initial release can parse various DTDs and do
various basic editing such as moving tags around.

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2001-May/msg00054.html

http://idx-getox.idealx.org/images/getox_main.png


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 6)  Michael Hall ends his gnotebook

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Having spent a year or more reporting solely on GNOME Michael intends to widen his view
outwards to other developments that also encompass open and free standards.  So there's
not much about GNOME here but it's worth mentioning anyway!

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/opinions/3428/1/


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 7)  Special mentions

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Free Software development is often a pursuit that's followed for love rather than the
money or the fame - well unless you count Miguels recent 2 second appearance in a
Hollywood film as fame!  So when Chema emailed to say could we give a Juan Pablo Mendoza a
mention we were delighted to obey - it seems that Juan is almost single handely fixing
problems in gnome-games.  So virtual beers to Juan and keep up the efforts!


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 8)  Project of the week  

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Free Software needs good documentation for developers and users so theres a general effort
to improve the state of our developer documenation.  The GNOME architecture descriptions
provide an important overview on how the individual parts fit together to form a coherent
whole.  Over time bits of it have fallen out of sync with reality so an effort is being
made to update it with the current state of play.  Everybody who is familiar with one or
more parts of the GNOME architecture is encouraged to submit updates.  For more details
see this posting to GNOME hackers

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-hackers/2001-May/msg00348.html"


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 9)  Hacking Activity

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Thanks the Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules
  81 evolution
  77 galeon
  63 ximian-setup-tools
  55 mc
  50 gnumeric
  47 gtkhtml
  36 gnome-media
  34 gnome-core
  31 web-devel-2
  26 gdm2
  26 gtranslator
  24 gnome-chess
  24 gail
  23 libgnome
  22 pan
  22 libgnomeui
  21 gtk+
  21 nautilus
  19 gnome-db
  19 gnome-vfs-extras

 [81 active modules omitted]

Most active developers

46 proskin
42 martin
38 jirka
34 kmaraas
31 teichman
31 kabalak
29 ke
29 menthos
26 chema
26 owen
26 jpr
25 yaneti
24 danw
24 fejj
24 maubury
24 rodrigo
22 tambeti
22 rodo
21 alexl
20 bcameron

[108 active developers omitted]


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 10)  New and Updated Software

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Software updated this week

B-Chat - chat client for use with Yahoo! Chat.
glunarclock - Displays the current phase of the moon in a GNOME applet.
gnect - A game where you need to get four pieces in a row.
gdm - Graphical login manager.
ldif_to_vcard - Converts Netscape addresses to GnomeCard compatible ones.
gnome-chess - graphical chess application.
Afterstep Clock Applet - NeXT look alike clock.
Gaim - An AIM client.
glame - (GNU/Linux Audio Mechanics) featureful audio processing application.
Sybase Query - Graphical SQL client for Sybase enterprise servers.
File Manager - A lightweight, intuitive, file manager.
CCView - C++ Project browser.
gtktalog - CDROM information storage database.
idx-getox - editor for text-orientated XML.
Terraform - interaactive fractal terrain former.
Gnucash - Easy-to-use personal finance application.
gRustibus - GNOME M.A.M.E front-end.
gThumb - Image viewer and browser.
GnomeRSVP - speed reading application.
Gnome CD Master - CD creation suite.
sello-e - Email client with scheduling.
gmmusic - Database front-end to store music collections.
Manual Page Viewer - Graphical viewer for UNIX help files.
gbonds - Savings bond inventory application.
XFce - Light-weight GNOME compliant desktop.
Oroborus - small and themable GNOME compliant Window Manager.


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Thanks,

Steve

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