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Release Digest: GNOME, November 25, 2002

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Glade-- 1.1.3


Glade-- 1.1.3


Glade-- is a backend for glade and glade-2 to create C++ sources (gtk-- and
gtkmm2, any combination).
Glade is an graphical user interface builder for gtk/gnome.

NOTE: glade-- 1.1.0+ is usable for both Gnome and Gnome2!


- initial gnome-2 support (Peter Wainwright) [many patches]


many fixes and cleanups here and there. Now it should compile on a recent
RH without problems.

The virtual method style for callbacks was much improved.

Also many glade2 1.1.x xml incompatibilities have been fixed.

- include docs/glademm-callbacks.example in distro
- include <foo_glade.hh> in foo_glade.cc not <foo.hh>
        (beware, --baseclass might help you to include additional headers
         if you need them)
- re-re-re-fix notebook::switch_page for 1.2 (hopefully)
        (worked around a gtk+ bug ... include notebook.h)
- now since they are used you might notice wrong signal argument types
- fixed some drag/selection signal args
- fixed diffing again (can anybody tell me why diff '-I// A .+ B' does no
        longer work on debian/sid, you have to use .*)
- no longer defines for public widgets by default
        (use --widgettable to enable it)
- fix for strange autoconf (_GNU_SOURCE related) behavior on RH distros
        (Peter Wainwright)
- glade-2 radio button groups fixed (Mark Jones)
- initial gnome-2 support (Peter Wainwright) [many patches]
- custom widgets' signals might come from parent gtkmm class
        (e.g. parent="GtkCList" (sorry, glade name required))
- more fixes by Mark Jones (buttonbox, button)
- accellabel support




Sodipodi 0.28

Dear friends!

Version 0.28 of your favourite vector drawing program has been released.

What's New

This release is mostly about speed. Using locally modified canvas port
we were able to made sodipodi so much more responsive, we felt the need
to share it with community.

Highlights (in order of Changelog):

    * Eliminated lagging-behind-UI event queues (me)
    * Eliminated expensive intersection tests for select-only
      updates (me)
    * MMX optimizations for most heavily used pixel operations (me)
    * Compilation speedups (me)
    * Way to add custom freetype-readable fonts, thus having real 
      vertical metrics (me)
    * Fully dynamic XML editor (MenTaLguY)
    * Combine and Convert to curve work on multiple items
      selected (Masatake)
    * userSpaceOnUse units are supported, so nautilus-readable icons
      can be drawn with sodipodi (me)
    * Way to specify reflect and repeat gradient spreads (me)
    * Patterned lines (me)
    * Node editing has stamping too (Masatake) 

This is probably the last gtk 1.2 (Gnome 1) based release, unless
really severe bugs will be discovered.





Lauris Kaplinski
Tartu, Estonia


Gamazons 0.83


Gamazons 0.83


An area influence game with chess pieces and movement, like a cross between
chess and go


- The ability to save games for continuing later or to watch again as a
- Game piece movement speed is adjustable to accommodate slower


- Lots & lots of miscellaneous bugs 



totem 0.12.0


Here comes Totem "We're getting almost every night"[1] 0.12.0

Changes since 0.11.0
* Port to the new xine API (1.0 alpha)
* New Properties window
* Working preferences (whoo! stop asking about that one now)
* Add support for more multimedia keys (grab ACME CVS to configure
* Plenty of cleaning up (Daniel Caujolle-Bert, myself)
* Some minor UI changes (icons and layout, by Luca Ferretti)
* Be more helpful to the user about DVD and VCD playback

* Danish (Ole Laursen)
* Japanese (Yukihiro Nakai)
* German (Christian Neumair)
* Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
* Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
* Swedish (Christian Rose)
* Vietnamese (Pablo Saratxaga)
* Brazilian Portuguese (Alexandre Folle de Menezes)
* Belarusian (Belarusian team)
* Malay (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
* Estonian (Ilmar Kerm)
* Dutch (Huib Kleinhout)


Many thanks to all the contributors on this release, we're getting
closer to 1.0 !

Send in nice screenshots (of Totem, not of 'ls'), I'll put some up on
the website.

[1]: I know this one isn't from a song, do me.
/Bastien Nocera

Perfection is reached, not when there is no longer anything to add, but
there is no longer anything to take away.
                                                Antoine de Saint-Exupery