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Release Digest: GNOME, September 2, 2002

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CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.3

Application
===========

CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.3

Description
===========

CVSGnome is a modern powerfull GNOME build script. It's able to build from
stable Tarballs or CVS.

Enhancements
============

- updated to the most recent tarball versions.

                esound-0.2.29
                gnome-mime-data-2.0.1
                gnome-vfs-2.0.3
                libgnome-2.0.3
                libglade-2.0.1
                libgnomecanvas-2.0.3
                libbonoboui-2.0.3
                libgnomeui-2.0.4
                libwnck-0.17
                gnome-desktop-2.0.7
                gnome-panel-2.0.7
                gnome-session-2.0.6
                gnome-utils-2.0.4
                gnome-applets-2.0.2
                gnome-media-2.0.2
                gnome-games-2.0.4
                eel-2.0.6
                nautilus-2.0.6
                libgsf-1.3.0
                gnumeric-1.1.8
                yelp-1.0.5
                gedit-2.0.4
                ggv-1.99.90
                gdm-2.4.0.11
                gnome-system-monitor-2.0.2
                gconf-editor-0.3.1

- changed libgnome to point to gnome-2-0.
- changed libgnomeui to point to gnome-2-0.
- changed libgnomecanvas to point to gnome-2-0.
- changed eel to point to gnome-2-0.
- changed nautilus to point to gnome-2-0.
- parallel installation of automake-1.4-p6 and automake-1.6.3
  because some modules that point to HEAD requires it.
- add new CVS option -A for cvs checkout or update. this allows
  us to keep the old checkouts while switching between HEAD and
  stable branches.
- add support for LINGUAS. please read the FAQ for more info.
- FAQ reworked.

Download
========

http://www.fh-wilhelmshaven.de/~akcaagaa/
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MemProf 0.5.1

What is MemProf? 
================ 

MemProf is a tool for profiling memory usage and finding memory leaks.
Its two major features are: 

- It can generate a profile of which functions in your program have
allocated memory, and how much was allocated by each function and by the
functions it calls. 

- It can scan memory and find memory blocks that you've allocated but
are no longer referenced anywhere. 

MemProf works by pre-loading a library to override the C library's
memory allocation functions and does not require you to recompile your
program. 

One advantage MemProf has over some other similar tools that are
available is that it has a nice GUI frontend and is relatively easy to
use. 


Availability 
============ 

You can download MemProf at: 

ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/2.0.1/sources/memprof/

For more information, visit the MemProf website: 

http://people.redhat.com/otaylor/memprof/


Overview of changes in MemProf 0.5.1
====================================

* Redo memintercept.so initialization to fix "Starter malloc size
exceeded" C++ problem [Owen Taylor]
* Miscellaneous memintercept.so fixes [Owen]
* Use less memory for storing backtraces [Owen]
* UI tweaks [Kristian Rietveld]
* Various bug fixes [Soeren Sandmann, Gustavo Giraldez, Alexander
Larsson, Art Haas]
* New and updated translations:
        - pl (GNOME PL Team)
        - sv (Christian Rose)
        - de (Christian Neumair)
        - da (Ole Laursen)
        - es (Pablo Gonzalo del Campo)
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Gnome Toaster 1.0Beta6

Application
===========

Gnome Toaster 1.0Beta6

Description
===========

CD Recording Frontend for cdrecord and cdrdao

Enhancements
============

internationalization updates
home navigation button

Fixes
=====

recorder detection
supports recording speeds >24x now

Download
========

http://gnometoaster.rulez.org/archive/gtoaster1.0Beta6.tgz
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File Roller 2.0.2

Application
===========

File Roller 2.0.2

Description
===========

File Roller is an archive manager. It lets you open, modify
extract archive files sush as tar and zip.


Fixes
=====

fixed a segfault.

Download
========

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fileroller/file-roller-2.0.2-5.i386.rpm
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fileroller/file-roller-2.0.2-5.src.rpm
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/fileroller/file-roller-2.0.2.tar.gz
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GtkGLExt 0.5.1

Hello everyone,

GtkGLExt, OpenGL Extension to GTK, version 0.5.1 has been released.

  http://gtkglext.sourceforge.net/

It provides the GDK objects which support OpenGL rendering in GTK,
and gtk_widget API add-ons to make GTK+ widgets OpenGL-capable.
As opposed to Jane Loff's GtkGLArea, it does not provide any OpenGL
widget, but an interface to use OpenGL on ANY GTK+ widget. 


This is a minor bugfix release.
All source codes ware refined, and some small bugs have been fixed.


Could you please try it and tell me your comments?


General Information
===================

GtkGLExt is an OpenGL extension 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 add-on using GdkGLExt, which extends ANY GTK+ widget
to an OpenGL-capable widget.

The official web site is:
  http://gtkglext.sourceforge.net/

The official download & development information site is:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkglext/


Supported Platforms
===================

Currently GtkGLExt supports

  * UNIX platforms
      Tested under Linux (RedHat 7.3) and IRIX (6.5).

  * Win32 platforms
      Tested under 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

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gtkglextmm 0.5.1

Hello everyone,

gtkglextmm version 0.5.1 has been released.

  http://gtkglext.sourceforge.net/

gtkglextmm is a C++ wrapper for GtkGLExt, OpenGL extension to GTK.
It enables C++ programmers to write OpenGL applications with gtkmm2.


This release includes some new interfaces provided with GtkGLExt
0.5.1.


Could you please try it and tell me your comments?


General Information
===================

gtkglextmm is C++ wrapper for GtkGLExt, OpenGL Extension to GTK.

The official web site is:
  http://gtkglext.sourceforge.net/

The official download & development information site is:
  http://sourceforge.net/projects/gtkglext/


Supported Platforms
===================

Currently gtkglextmm supports

  * UNIX platforms
      Tested under Linux (RedHat 7.3).

  * Win32 platforms
      Tested under Windows XP Professional using MinGW/Cygwin
      environment.


Thank you,

-- 
Naofumi Yasufuku  

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

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GHex 1.99.1

the "Free Hat" release

this is the first official release of the Gnome 2 port of your favourite
binary editor.

initial porting efforts and much of the following work was done by
Shivram Upadhyayula @ wipro (I hope I got the spelling right...)

I finally scrapped the MDI code. Praise me!

help in the manifestation of code and other contributions was kindly
offered by (in order of appearance): Jacob, Santhana, Laszlo, Abel,
Hasbullah, Satyajit, Sander, Muktha (who did the accessibility part),
Pasupathi, Aruna, Ross, Irene and probably some other folk that eluded
the ChangeLog

many other people have been contributing translations (though much more
work is needed on this front...)

are there any new features?

well, there is the cut/copy/paste functionality and there is one feature
less: MDI has been scrapped in favour of window-per-view look

ghex is available at the usual place:

ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/2.0.1/sources/ghex/

regards,
        jaKa

-- 

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

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totem 0.10.0

Hello Lovers of all Media formats,

Totem "Up to no good" 0.10.0 is out. The big news is that DVD and VCD
playback are now supported (DVD playback requires xine-dvdnav).

List of changes since 0.9.1:
* Minor UI bugfixes
* Fix leak in scale ratio change by not using xine_get_current_frame()
* Fix some memory leaks
* Fix .desktop file installation
* Make DVD and VCD playback work
* Make the file selectors remember the path they were in
* Made it so that the fullscreen window would always overlap the normal
UI

Translations:
* Spanish (Carlos Perello Marin and Ricardo Mones Lastra)
* German (Christian Neumair)
* Italian (Pier Luigi Fiorini)

Grab it from http://hadess.net/totem.php3

Enjoy

-- 
/Bastien Nocera
http://hadess.net
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BEAST/BSE v0.4.1

BEAST/BSE version 0.4.1 is available for download at:

  ftp://beast.gtk.org/pub/beast/v0.4
or
  http://beast.gtk.org/pub/beast/v0.4

BEAST (the Bedevilled Audio SysTem) is a graphical front-end to
BSE (the Bedevilled Sound Engine), a library for music composition,
audio synthesis and sample manipulation. The project is hosted at:

  http://beast.gtk.org


Much has changed in the new development version of BEAST.
In brief (specifics can be found further down), the
GUI was majorly polished, many new synthesis features have
been added and support for various external wave file formats
was implemented.

The current version is already good enough to perform
interesting synthesis tasks and to have lots of fun with
songs, external MIDI devices and samples.
However, this is still an ALPHA version, so things might
not always work as expected, reports about misbehaviour
are welcome.

Be warned though, the .bse file format hasn't fully stabelized
yet, so incompatibilities whith future versions may occour.

A good starting point are the test files shipped in the
tests/ subdirectory of the source package.


In other news, Alper Ersoy put lots of work into improving
the website and the documentation appearance. Thanks Alper!


Overview of Changes in BEAST/BSE 0.4.1:

* Added cool startup splash-screen from Jimmac
* Added GSL - a common sound routine library for BSE and aRts
* Added part support for songs with piano roll editor
* A Guile based scheme shell for BSE has been added: bswshell
* Added support for execution of scheme scripts in BEAST
* Added MIDI synthesis support
* Added sample/wave display and preview facilities
* Added sample loaders for .wav, .ogg, .mp3 and .gslwave files
* Added file descriptor caching layer to lessen the impact of
  unix' MAX_OPEN_FD limitation
* Added sophisticated sample caching layer to spare file I/O
  and mp3 or Vorbis decoding
* New threaded sound engine which can process synthesis
  modules in the background or on a seperate processor
* Many (not yet all) synthesis modules got ported to the
  new engine and got improved in quality and speed
* New synthesis modules:
  FreeVerb        - a reverb based on code by Jeremy Wakefield
  BiquadFilter    - various basic IIR (resonance) filter types
  ADSR Envelope   - a simple envelope generator
  IIR Filter      - various IIR filter types
  Ports/SubSynth  - allows synthesis network rerouting
  Constant        - constant value output module
  WaveOsc         - Anti-aliasing wave playback
  Sequencer       - a mini sequencer for harmonic tone switches
  Amplifier       - a VCA equivalent with featurefull control variants
* Joint (multi-connect) channel support, allowing multiple input
  connections per channel on some modules
* Major speed improvements to the threading layer by using pthreads
  directly where possible
* New 19"-rack alike GUI front-end for customized GUI presentation
  of .bse projects
* Major GUI cleanups and improvements
* Major documentation improvements
* Ported BEAST/BSE to Gtk+2.0 and GLib-2.0
* Moved the BSE type system into GLib-2.0 as GObject
* A huge amount of bug fixes


---
ciaoTJ