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Release Digest: GNOME, September 10, 2002

Sep 11, 2002, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame



Coaster coaster-cvs-20020909.tar.gz/


Coaster (The Gnome CD Burner)! Coaster is a Gnome2 Frontend to the cdrecord


-This is the pre pre alpha version. GUI is in work here. Reason for this
distrubution is to try and get help on board.





libgda 0.8.193
libgnomedb 0.8.193
gnome-db 0.8.193

libgda/libgnomedb/mergeant 0.8.193 have been released.

libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framework for developing
database-oriented applications, and actually allow access to PostgreSQL,
MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite and ODBC data sources.
Mergeant is an end user application that makes use of libgda and
libgnomedb to allow users to easily manage their databases.

This is the first release including Mergeant, which is the result of
merging gASQL (http://gasql.sourceforge.net) and the old GNOME-DB

libgda 0.8.193

 - Added support for storing types in GdaValue's (rodrigo)
 - Updated schemas information in MySQL (rodrigo) and PostgreSQL
 - Fixed encoding problems in PostgreSQL provider (gonzalo)
 - Set correctly number of rows in PostgreSQL non-select queries
 - Added support for listing data sources and providers in libgda's
   command line configuration tool (gonzalo)
 - Fixed retrieval of fields information on the MySQL provider (rodrigo)
 - Starting port of the FreeTDS provider (holger)
 - Added FreeTDS-specific tests to the test suite (holger)
 - New detailed documentation, including migration formulae (xabier)
 - Added missing types to gda_value_stringify (holger)
 - Started IBM DB2 provider (holger)
 - Added get_server and get_server_version methods to the
   class (rodrigo), and implemented them in MySQL (rodrigo), PostgreSQL
   FreeTDS (holger)
 - Fixed spec files (ben)
 - Added isolation level support to transactions (rodrigo)
 - Implemented support for binary values in GdaValue's (rodrigo)
 - Added more information to GdaFieldAttributes structure (rodrigo)
 - Added basic support for commands to default provider (rodrigo)
 - Fixed suffix names problem for running on Windows (gonzalo)
 - Propagate errors to GdaClient when opening connections (rodrigo)
 - Updated translations:
        - ca (pablo)
        - da (olau)
        - de (mborchers, cneumair)
        - es (pablodc)
        - no (kmaraas)
        - pl (chyla)
        - pt (dnloreto)
        - ru (dmitrym)
        - sv (menthos)
        - vi (pablo)

libgnomedb 0.8.193

 - Added optional title bar to GnomeDbGrid widget (rodrigo)
 - Added 'Test DSN' option on the gnome-database-properties applet
 - Added GnomeDbConnectionProperties widget from GNOME-DB (rodrigo)
 - Fixed spec files (ben)
 - Updated translations:
        - da (olau)
        - de (chrisime, cneumair)
        - es (pablodc)
        - no (kmaraas)
        - pl (chyla)
        - pt (dnloreto)
        - pt_BR (gdvieira)
        - sv (menthos)
        - vi (pablo)
        - zh_CN (carton)

mergeant 0.8.193

 - Fully ported to GNOME 2 from the gASQL base source (vivien)
 - Improvements on the query and data form interfaces (vivien)
 - Added SQL window (rodrigo)
 - Reworked the plugins interfaces (vivien)
 - Updated schemas usage to match changes in libgda (vivien)
 - Added title bar to working area (rodrigo)
 - Better handling of data types (vivien)
 - Updated translations:
        - da (olau)
        - de (cneumair)

Tarballs are available at

To install this new version, you'll need:
* libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
* libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, libgnome/ui, libglade,
* mergeant: libgda/libgnomedb and dependencies

You can find more information at the projects' homepage
(http://www.gnome-db.org), or you can ask any question/propose anything
want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at


CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.4


CVSGnome Build Script 0.3.4


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


- updated to the most recent tarball versions.


- changed gdm2 to point to gnome-2-0.
- added ghex to the list of checkouts and tarballs.
- FAQ reworked.



GARNOME 0.15.0

GARNOME 0.15.0: "The Little Furnace"

GARNOME - the bad-ass, bleeding edge GNOME distribution for testers and
tweakers everywhere. If you're dying to test the latest GNOME 2.0 Desktop
releases, but don't want to fall into the depraved addictions and
co-dependencies of testing from anonymous CVS, then GARNOME is for you.

[ In other words, GARNOME is a build tool for GNOME 2.x which includes the
developer platform and desktop releases, as well as a host of other software
ported to the GNOME 2.x platform. Everything is as easy to build as 'make
install'. We call it a 'distribution' because it's sanity-tested and often
patched before release, for your convenience and enjoyment. ;-) ]

Random Stuff

Another belated announcement, if only by a few hours this time. A quick
hint: Sometimes you'll find new tarballs up on the download site that
haven't been announced yet.

That's either due to laziness on my part, giving the regulars on #garnome
time to test it and point out my foibles before the rest of the world can,
or just because I've done anther GNOME release at a very silly hour and have
fallen asleep before getting GARNOME out. That's what happened this time. :)

... it's so hard to resist the mighty power of The Little Furnace!

What's New?

  * Updated to the GNOME 2.0.2 RC 1.

  * Updated GAR system to latest upstream version. HOORAY! Thanks to Nick
    Moffit and the LNX-BBC crew for such a kickarse reusable project.

  * Moved compiler settings out of category files and into gar.conf.mk/.

  * Fixed: memprof should be in gnome-hacker-tools meta garball.

  * Fixed: gimp-print now configures with --without-cups, to avoid
    out-of-GARNOME-prefix installation borkage.

  * Fixed: Remove upstream's glibc workarounds. They just cramp our elite
    cross-platform stylin's. Thanks to ajmitch.

  * Fixed: gst-plugins -Werror removal fixes some issues, thanks again to

  * Fixed: gnome-vfs has had a new release, so the menu issues are fixed.
    Some unexpected foo might happen if you have pre-existing vfolders state
    stored in ~/.gnome2/vfolders/ -> be careful out there!

Where Do I Get It?

The tarball and documentation [1] are available on the GARNOME website:


Enjoy G2D and GARNOME. :-)

- Jeff

[1] People who don't read the documentation tend to look pretty silly on
garnome-list and in #garnome.

   "Science helps a lot, but people built perfectly good brick walls long   
               before they knew why cement works." - Alan Cox               


So. This is the final release of gnome-core before GNOME 1.4.1 is
released. Unless we find a way to tame the one known crash in the panel
in the near future, this is going to be it. (I wonder if anyone will
notice that this exact text was in the last release too :)

New in this release:

    News for gnome-core-1.4.2:

- general

        * Fix german gen_util omf-files. (Kjartan)
        * Replace the Netscape desktop entry with "Web Browser"
          since it starts Mozilla by default anyway. (Kjartan)
- applets

        - tasklist:
        * Fix sizing of tasklist applet (Kevin Vandersloot)
          Fixes bugzilla #53182
        * Fix hang with huge labels/tooltips (Kjartan)
          Fixes bugzilla #64858
        - fish
        * Fix a couple of leaks. (Kjartan)

- gnome-terminal

        * Fix some leaks. (Kjartan)

- gsm

        * Fix a crash when removing an empty row (Kjartan)
- panel

        * Print warning if no panel is running at applet startup.
          From Red Hat.
        * Fix a leak (Kjartan)
        * Optimize the g_[s]list code a bit. (Kjartan)
        * Fix runtime warnings when hiding the translucent panel
        * Compile fix for the screenshot dialog (From bugzilla)
        * Fix a big leak in the scroll menu code. (George)
- help-browser

        * Fix problem where reading of tables in man pages could
        use ridicolous amounts of memory (esp. fetchmail.1).
        * Plug a leak (Kjartan)

- smproxy

        * Merge changes from 2.0.x. (Kjartan)



Please file bugs in bugzilla at


We are investigating a crash in the panel that involves gwmh_*()
functions so if you see those in the backtrace it should be filed as a
duplicate of http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=59500

Give it a beating.