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Subject: GNOME Summary for 2001-10-06 - 2001-10-19
From: Christian Schaller <uraeus@linuxrising.org>

This is the GNOME Summary for 2001-10-06 - 2001-10-19
    
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME 2 most wanted features lists
2. New Nautilus release available
3. Gnomehide now available
4. GNOME Core and GNOME utils GNOME 2 porting efforts
5. New GNOME website underway
6. Insight into Ximian motivation policies
7. GNOME and XML examined
8. GNOME Foundation accepting new members and new board elections
comming up
9. Abiword Weekly news 55
10. A Peacock shows its face
11. Updated version of the GNOME installation guide available
12. New GNOME devtools website
13. GNOME Project Alpabetical Index
14. First birthday of OpenOffice project
15. Translated GNOME summaries
16. CVS activity
17. Hacker Activity
19. New and Updated Software

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1. GNOME 2 most wanted features lists
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We put up a request for user feedback on what they would want to see for
GNOME 2.x on Gnotices not long ago. The request gave us an very large
amount of comments and requests. Aaron at Ximian took the time to
compile the requests into a more ordered list and try to rank them
somewhat. Steve Fox did a similar operation for the GNOME Web team. So
the message is that the GNOME hackers are listening and appreciate your
feedback. Links below to the compilations of Aaron 
and Steve. 

http://primates.ximian.com/~aaron/requests.html
       
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-web-list/2001-October/msg00052.html

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2. New Nautilus release available
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Darin Adler and the rest of the Nautilus team proudly presents Nautlus
1.0.5. This release contains a lot of fixes and improvements from the
Red Hat Labs guys. This release adds lots of little tweaks and polishes,
and it also makes Nautilus use .desktop files which should increase
interoperability with other filemanagers using that specification. This
will probably be the last GNOME 1.x release of Nautilus as the coders
will start focusing on porting Nautilus to the GNOME 2 framework. You
find Darin's announcement at the first link below. Jamin Philip Gray has
made some RPMS for Red Hat 7.1 availble which you find 
and the second link below. 

        
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2001-October/msg00038.html
http://dolinux.dyn.dhs.org/rpms/nautilus/ 

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3. Gnomehide now available
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Havoc Pennington announced the availability of Gnomehide this week.
Gnomehide is a set of GNOME 2 RPMS for people using RedHat Rawhide or
RedHat 7.2 distributions. Thanks goes to Havoc for this. 
       
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001-October/msg00270.html

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4. GNOME Core and GNOME utils GNOME 2 porting efforts
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Alex Larsson, Georg Lebl, Glynn Foster and others are working hard at
porting the gnome-core package to the GNOME 2 plattform. Part of the
gnome-core panel is the popular gnome-panel which now compiles on the
GNOME 2 plattform. Bastien Nocera is working hard at porting the
gnome-utils package to GNOME 2 and have already reported success with
many of the utils. Anders Carlson the gnome-libs maintainer has also
declared gnome-libs2 finished API wise now and ready to be 
used. 
       
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001-October/msg00192.html

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5. New GNOME website underway
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Our webteam is currently hard at work improving the website. Our
Gnotices maintainer and resident Zope export, Michael R. Bernstein, has
already made improvements to our Squishdot setup, including getting
preview and moderation working. Joshua Eichorn, Steve Hall and Steve Fox
is working on implementing other improvements and Joshua posted this
timetable for the new GNOME website. Links below to the timetable and to
the current template for the new GNOME website. 
       
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-web-list/2001-October/msg00038.html
http://www.mindspring.com/~digitect/gnome/v2/2-0-4-moz.html

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6. Insight into Ximian motivation policies
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The people at Ximian have been working very hard for quite some time now
and people have been wondering how they manage to keep motivated and not
burn out. Well thanks to a security breach at Ximian we are now able to
bring you some insight. Follow the link below for the full story. 

http://www.nat.org/evolution.php3

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7. GNOME and XML examined
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GNOME has always taken a lead in using XML technologies in the desktop
and is still today the desktop with the widest use of XML technologies.
With this as the background XML.com have done an article investigating
the use of XML in GNOME. 

http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/10/10/xml-gnome.html

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8. GNOME Foundation accepting new members and new board elections
comming up
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Glynn Foster posted a notice to Gnotices this week telling us that if
you want to join the GNOME foundation this is the time to do so. If you
want to be able to vote or be a candidate in the upcomming GNOME
Foundation Board election you need to register. Also being a GNOME
Foundation member will make you eligble for a gnome.org email alias :) 

http://news.gnome.org/1003247134/index_html

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9. Abiword Weekly news 55
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Jesper Skov brings us yet another Abiword Weekly news. This issue brings
us information on improvements in the header and footer suppprt in
Abiword, more polish to the Bidi support and more. 

http://www.abisource.com/dev/news/2001/awn65.phtml

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10. A Peacock shows its face
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Been looking for a HTML editor for GNOME. Well Peacock made its 0.4
release this week. Having look at it I think it works rather well even
at this early stage. Thanks goes to Archit Baweja for his good work. As
a personal note I would also like to thank Archit for not using G as the
first letter in the name of his application :). 
        
http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2001-October/msg00035.html

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11. Updated version of the GNOME installation guide available
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Karsten Reincke has once again updated his very nice GNOME installation
guide which tells you how to compile and install GNOME 1.4.x yourself.
According to some sources wanting to stay anonymous you are not a real
Linux user until you have compiled your own applications so here is your
chance:) 

http://www.karubik.de/gig/

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12. New GNOME devtools website
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I have recently put up a website for the GNOME Development tools at
gnome.org. The idea is for it to function as a central place for
information on the different initiatives which are underway to bring
some really great integrated development tools to the GNOME platform.
While the pages still need more work I think they already can be used as
a starting point for people interesting in joining this effort. You find
the devtools website below. 

http://www.gnome.org/projects/devtools

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13. GNOME Project Alpabetical Index
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Many GNOME sub-projects has their own homepages under the
gnome.org/projects directory structure. Due to this I decided to put the
start of a GNOME Alphabetical index into that directory. Currently is
lists many of the most important GNOME projects, but of course it is far
from complete. So at this point I invite all people looking for
particular projects homepage to visit the index and also all people with
CVS access to should feel free to add their favourite projects to the
index. 

http://www.gnome.org/projects/

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14. First birthday of OpenOffice project
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October 13, 2000 was the day when Sun made OpenOffice free software by 
releasing the sourcecode under the GPL, that is OpenOffice's birthday. 
Congratulations to the OpenOffice project and hopefully with the 6.0
release now soon out of the door, more work can be done to improve
integration of OpenOffice and GNOME as planed. 

http://www.openoffice.org

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15. Translated GNOME summaries
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Thanks to resourceful volunteers around the globe we got some
translations of the GNOME summaries available. So linked below are
French translation, Spanish translation and Hungarian translation. If
there are other translations available please let us know. 

http://www.gynov.org/news/index.php4
http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/
http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/

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16. CVS activity
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This two week summary contains CVS stats for the periods 6th October to
13th October and from 13th October to 20th October. 

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17. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules:
 192 gnucash
 149 evolution
 90 galeon
 63 gnumeric
 50 guppi3
 47 gtkmm-root
 45 gnome-i18n
 43 web-devel-2
 42 SashMo
 37 gal
 35 gimp
 35 gnome-utils
 33 libgda
 29 nautilus
 28 gtkhtml
 28 gtk+
 27 gnome-core
 25 gnomeweb-wml
 24 gtkvts
 23 gconf
[142 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 100 rlb (gnucash)
 72 peticolas (gnucash)
 60 carlos
 52 murrayc
 51 jody
 50 hp
 50 trow
 48 frob
 47 keld
 45 rodrigo
 42 kmaraas
 37 redfox
 32 menthos
 28 fejj
 26 jbaayen
 24 menesis
 23 hadess
 23 lewing
 21 danw
 20 olau
[134 active hackers omitted]


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17. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules:
 157 evolution
 125 gnucash
 100 galeon
 61 gtkmm-root
 53 gnumeric
 45 devhelp
 45 gtk+
 39 gtkhtml
 37 gnome-core
 35 SashMo
 32 gnome-utils
 32 guppi3
 27 gimp
 25 gnome-i18n
 21 balsa
 20 gconf
 18 web-devel-2
 18 gnome-foundation
 18 ORBit2
 18 mc
[124 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 61 murrayc
 58 rlb (gnucash)
 54 jody
 48 peticolas (gnucash)
 41 michael
 40 jbaayen
 33 fejj
 30 stano
 29 carlos
 29 menthos
 26 zucchi
 26 jirka
 26 cactus
 25 chyla
 25 kmaraas
 23 gman
 22 hp
 21 baddog
 20 lewing
 20 yaneti
[136 active hackers omitted]


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19. New and Updated Software
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blwm  - Win32-like window manager
gLabels  - For creating labels and business cards
bond  - Rapid application development tool which works with GLADE
gnome-utils  - GNOME time tracker, searching tool, calculator, and other
useful 
GNOME utilities/apps
gdm  - This is the things that handles people logging in.
gnomeradio  - FM-Radio tuner
gdkxft  - Anti-aliased fonts to the gnome desktop
gmrun  - Run-program utility, providing bash-like TAB completion and
history
BEAST/BSE  - Framework to simulate audio synthesis and song composition
Guppi  - GNOME-based plot program, integrates with Gnumeric and GnuCash
File Manager  - Lightweight, intuitive, file manager.
gvn  - GNOME Visual Network, manage an intranet
gnocl  - gnocl is a Tcl extension which implements gtk and gnome
widgets.
vlc  - VideoLAN Client is a DVD and MPEG player for Gnome
gnect  - A 'four in a row' game
gASQL  - Frontend to administer a database
gmyclient  - Access your mysql database under gnome
RubyGConf  - Ruby bindings for GConf
Pygmy  - GNOME mail client with MIME support, GnuPG support, filters and
hierarchical folders.
Electric Ears  - Audio wave player, editor and recorder.
gmmusic  - Music collection database
rubrica  - Addressbook
CD-Rom Control Panel  - CD-Rom Control is a GUI for mounting, umounting 
ejecting the CD-Rom drive.
DevHelp  - Developers help program. Browse and search GNOME API and GNU
Manuals.
sawfish  - Uncluttered Lisp-extensible window manager for X11.
galeon  - Web browser based on Gecko
Guikachu  - Graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS-based pocket 
computers
Peacock  - A HTML Editor
GCronTime  - Program for the management of planned operations
Metacity  - Window manager based on GTK+ 2.0
gCASL  - COMET assembly language
gMercury  - Interface to Genie web-based SMS service.
MrProject  - Project management program
Truevision  - Truevision is a 3d modeler for povray
Glade--  - Backend for glade to create C++ sources.
GNOME Peg Solitaire  - A puzzle game
libelysium  - Utility functions used in the Elysium GNU/Linux
distribution.
gnome-db  - Database access for GNOME applications
The Bubbling Load Monitoring Applet  - Applet showing the system load as
a bubbling liquid.
Gdkpixbufmm  - Gdkpixbufmm, the perfect companion for Gtkmm.
IceWM  - X11 window manager coded from scratch in C++
Gnome-chord  - Gnome-chord is a guitar chord index
quickedit  - Quickedit is simple and fast sound editor for Gnome
gnome-pilot  - Daemon for pilot synchronization
shogiopening  - Opening database for Shogi
Pan  - A newsreader, loosely based on Agent and Gravity

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME Software map: 
http://www.gnome.org/applist/listrecent.php3

That was all for the last two weeks, hopefully we will manage to
actually keep a weekly schedule soon :) 
Christian


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