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GNOME Summary for 2002-01-05 - 2002-01-12

Jan 14, 2002, 12:01 (7 Talkback[s])
From:   Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
Subject:        GNOME Summary for 2002-01-05 - 2002-01-12
Date:   13 Jan 2002 22:20:12 +0100      

This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-01-05 - 2002-01-12
    
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Table of Contents
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1. New cool Nautilus functionality from Andy Hertzfeld
2. Evolution 1.0.1 available
3. GStreamer 0.3.1 out
4. GUADEC 3 comes closer
5. 3 GNOME interviews from FOSDEM
6. Jody Goldberg interviewed about Gnumeric
7. First release of GNOME C++ bindings for GNOME 2.0 out
8. GNOME developement information site
9. GNOME 2.0 status report
10. Translated GNOME summaries
11. Hacker Activity
12. New and Updated Software

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1. New cool Nautilus functionality from Andy Hertzfeld
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Our favourite living legend Andy Hertzfeld announced that he has added
support for viewing newsgroup binaries to gnome-vfs and Nautilus. In his
announcement he also details some of the very cool additions he is
planing for this feature. Be sure to check out the announcement, and
visit the Nautilus nntp page for some nice screenshots and more info.

       
http://lists.eazel.com/pipermail/nautilus-list/2002-January/006817.html
        http://linus.differnet.com/nntp/

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2. Evolution 1.0.1 available
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The Ximian Evolution team released Evolution 1.0.1 this week. The
release contains a impressive list of fixes for tons of obscure bugs, so
Evolution should now be ready for those people who somehow manage to get
the bugs no-one else gets. The full release announcement and download
instructions at the link.

        http://news.gnome.org/gnome-news/1010867680/index_html

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3. GStreamer 0.3.1 out
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The GStreamer team made another release this last week with GStreamer
0.3.1 being released. The major focus of the release was various sorts
of cleanup and smaller fixes which lead to improved portability, less
memory leaks, improved glib2.0 including libxml2.0 support and some
nifty new features. Links below to the release notes and the GStreamer
homepage.

        http://www.gstreamer.net/releases/0.3.1/notice.php
        http://www.gstreamer.net

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4. GUADEC 3 comes closer
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As you all know by now GUADEC 3 will be April 4- 6th in Seville, Spain.
GUADEC is the annual GNOME users and developers conference and having
been to the previous one I can tell you that it is great fun, so
remember to make room in your schedule and private economy to go this
year. The GUADEC team has now bought the guadec.org domain and all
information in this and future GUADEC events can from here on be found
there. First out on the new website is the Call for Papers. If you want
to hold a presentation or do a tutorial you need to send in paper as
soon as possible to the organizers. Everything from tree 
widgets presentations to talks on how to code when drinking lots of
Guinness is welcome.

        http://www.guadec.org/callforpapers.php

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5. 3 GNOME interviews from FOSDEM
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Three things at once, is that possible? Well apparently it is, as the
FOSDEM organisers have posted three GNOME interviews this week. First
out was an interview with Miguel de Icaza focusing on Mono. The second
one is with Damien Sandras talking about GNOME Meeting, the very nice
video conferencing tool, and also one with Michael Meeks about GNOME
2.0.

        http://www.fosdem.org/interviews/1565.html
        http://www.fosdem.org/interviews/1579.html
        http://www.fosdem.org/interviews/1591.html

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6. Jody Goldberg interviewed about Gnumeric
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DesktopLinux.com interviewed Jody Goldberg this week about Gnumeric. So
if you want to learn more about everyones favourite Spreadsheet now is
your chance.

        http://desktoplinux.com/articles/AT3642020036.html

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7. First release of GNOME C++ bindings for GNOME 2.0 out
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Murray Cumming announced the first release of the gnomemm GNOME2.0 C++
bindings this week. These are C++ bindings for the libgnome* family of
libraries. The use GNOME C++ bindings seems to steadily pick up pace
with new applications announcements steadily streaming in. Just this
week we had three new or updated appliations in the software map using
Gtkmm and gnomemm, namely GChemPaint, gbuilder and gabber. With the
GNOME 2.0 bindings out it might be a good opportunity to take a new look
at gtkmm and gnomemm for C++ developers.

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2002-January/msg00013.html
        http://gtkmm.sourceforge.net

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8. GNOME developement information site
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The Anjuta hackers have a very nice webpage with information for
developers available at lidn.sourceforge.net/. The page contains for
instance lots of devhelp books for download. If you are doing any GTK+
or GNOME development,be sure to check this site out.

        http://lidn.sourceforge.net/

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9. GNOME 2.0 status report
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Jeff Waugh sent in this little GNOME 2.0 status report for the GNOME
Summary: 
We're coming up to our first public testing release of user visible
goodies, the GNOME 2.0 Desktop Alpha. Almost all the components have
been ported for this release, so there'll be plenty of bug-fixing,
interface-beating, and platform-testing to do before the first Beta.
Some packages are already ready to go for the Alpha release. New
developer platform packages are available, whilst Kevin Vandersloot and
Jacob Berkman have released the first desktop packages (gnome-applets,
gnome-utils and bug-buddy). Binary packagers will benefit from this head
start! Some of the new things you'll see as part of the official desktop
release include Procman, a process viewer with a very usable interface
by Kevin Vandersloot; Yelp, a very cool help browser by Mikael
Hallendal; and of course, anti-aliased font rendering.

Packages are due on Monday, and the release is slated for later in the
week.



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10. Translated GNOME summaries
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As always we have 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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11. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules:
 122 gnucash
 81 galeon
 63 gnome-core
 62 gnumeric
 55 gtk+
 53 evolution
 50 gnome-applets
 33 gnomeicu
 32 gtkmm-root
 29 gnome-games
 28 web-devel-2
 27 gnome-python
 26 libgda
 26 gnome-libs
 26 gimp
 25 gnome-i18n
 25 nautilus
 23 libgnome
 22 gtkvts
 21 gconf-editor
[137 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 74 rlb (gnucash)
 61 kmaraas
 55 menthos
 42 michael
 39 murrayc
 35 owen
 34 kevinv
 31 rodrigo
 31 stano
 29 chrisime
 27 jbaayen
 27 mmclouglin
 27 darin
 26 andersca
 24 dnloreto
 23 cstim (gnucash)
 23 billh
 23 jwise
 22 peticolas (gnucash)
 22 jpablo
[135 active hackers omitted]


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12. New and Updated Software
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Glimmer  - Very functional all-purpose editor.
Xmms  - Multimedia player, features GNOME panel applet.
pjbmanager  - Access and control of the HanGo JukeBox.
GStreamer  - Multimedia development framework
GChemPaint  - 2D chemical structures editor
GTablature  - Tablatures (guitar partitions) editor and player
gnome-python  - Bindings allowing you to write apps in python.
libglade  - Library that allows you to load GLADE interfaces at runtime
gSmbScanner  - NetBIOS scanner program
Gabber  - Jabber client
gbuilder  - Light-weight IDE for C and C++.
Gnome News Applet  - GNOME News Applet
Pan  - World class Newsgroup newsreader
gLabels  - Lightweight program for creating labels and business cards
gael  - EDA -Electronic Design Automation tool.
ldif_to_vcard  - Netscape LDIF address book files to VCARD format

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

Another high activity week for GNOME, with many new announcements and of
course a lot of behind the scenes GNOME 2.0 work being done. As always
don't hesitate to send us submissions for things you want mentioned in
the summaries.
Christian
gnome-summary@gnome.org

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