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Release Digest: GNOME, June 13, 2002

Jun 14, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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GtkGLExt 0.2.0

Hello everyone,

GtkGLExt, OpenGL extention to GTK, version 0.2.0 is released.


This release includes the changes of GdkGLConfig interface design and
gtk_widget_ API extensions.

Some bugs also have been fixed.

  * gtk_windowsetgl_capability() tried to set colormap to
    realized GdkWindow. It may cause BadMatch X error on some platfomes
    (for example, IRIX 6.5).

  * Double buffered PFD setup on Win32 platforms.

And then, new demo program viewlw, the LightWave 3D object viewer
that comes with GtkGLArea, have been included.
It is originally written by Janne Lof, and ported by Alif Wahid.

Could you please try it and tell me your comments?

General Information

GtkGLExt is an OpenGL extention to GTK 2.0 or later.

This package is composed of GdkGLExt library and GtkGLExt library.
GdkGLExt library includes low-level OpenGL related objects,
GdkGLConfig, GdkGLContext, GdkGLDrawable, GdkGLWindow, and so on,
which has GLX like interface. GtkGLExt library includes high-level
gtk_widget API extentions using GdkGLExt, which extends ANY GTK+ widget
to an OpenGL-capable widget.

The objects included in these libraries are implemented using C and
fully compliant with GLib's GObject and it's latest features.

The official web site is:

The official download & development information site is:

Supported Platforms

Currently GtkGLExt supports

  * UNIX platforms
      Tested on Linux (RedHat 7.2) and IRIX (6.5).

  * Win32 platforms
      Tested on Windows XP & 2000 Professional using MinGW +
      Cygwin environment.

Thank you,

Naofumi Yasufuku  
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." -- Alan Kay

gnome-games 2.0.0

Whoo, 2.0.0 !

gnome-games "Head-banger boogie" 2.0.0 is unleashed before your eyes.

- fix a bunch of dialog positioning problems (Ross Burton)
- fix data files locations (me, Ross, Juan Pablo)
- prefs crash in mahjongg (me) (Closes: #84281)
- aisleriot mouse action (Fernando Herrera)

- Slovenian (minmax)
- Catalan (jordim)
- Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
- Chinese (traditional) (lark)
- Vietnamese

Where abouts 'en ?


PS: If anybody knows the name of the track used in the Coca-cola
football advert with the 3-legged boy, and the goal-keeping mole (and
that incendently wins the world cup for England in the version I see
here), let me know.
/Bastien Nocera


GGV 1.99.7

nicknamed (with a little help by F. Nietzsche) "Und auch jetzt ist ein
Mensch mehr Affe als irgend ein Affe"...

...which captures the spirit of our time so well and gives tribute to
the apeish component model that your favourite postscript previewer has
come to master...

...has just been uploaded to the FTP master site

so rejoice, since a new version of gnome ghostview has finally arrived,
featuring a zillion of small bugfixes that make it run smoother and
smoother, making reading a postscript document an experience you soon
won't be able to miss ;)

federico and me have been responsible for the code-wise part of the
improvements while dmitry, abel, yanko, pauli, stanislav, pablo,
changwoo, jordi, carlos, akira, hasbullah, kjartaan, ole, zbigniew,
cristophe & christian and myself have been translating ggv for you

have fun,


email: jaka@gnu.org
w3:    http://pluton.ijs.si/~jaka


COnfigurator for Gnome 0.2.0


COnfigurator for Gnome 0.2.0


A program for editing advanced Gnome settings in an easy way - the backend
uses gconf and XML descriptions, but all the user will see is a (somewhat)
nice GUI.


- Added a Gnome UI XML settings file.
- Added more keys to the Metacity XML settings file.
- Added an untested .spec file for easy building of rpm files.
- Added autoconf/automake support.