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Release Digest: GNOME, December 17, 2002

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

acme 1.99.12


acme "J'ai trouve un costard 3 pieces" 1.99.12

acme is a small GNOME tool to make use of the multimedia buttons present
on most laptops and internet keyboards.


* Bloody hell, the build wasn't even working, bugger, fixed now anyway

Where's my automated changes thingo ?



Have fun.

/Bastien Nocera

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


Bug Buddy 2.2.99


Bug Buddy "Rain Dogs" 2.2.99 is out!

Bug Buddy is the GNOME bug reporting tool.

Lot of time since last released version. It includes lot of cool changes from
Jacob Berkman (the original author) and a new update system/dialog.

Please, try it a lot, and of course, reports bugs using itseft!

        and if you want to know what "Rain Dogs" means... read the bottom of
the announcement!


  * Fixes:
        - fix incorrect url (bug #86711)
        - fix a leak (bug #95981, Kjartan)
        - make file saving  (bug #84914)
  * Improvements:
        - Try to update bugzilla files only once a day, and get first md5sums
          to check if it's really needed. New update dialog (HIG compliant) at
          startup time.
        - When invoked from crash, skip Application/product and component
          step, because we have the info from .dekstop file. If invoked from
          scratch, skip only product step. We should be able to autoselect the
          component, but cannot do with gtktreeview.
        - Get GNOME version from $prefix/share/gnome-about/gnome-version.xml
        - Use hash tables for components and products
        - Present the user a list of applications from all-applications:///
          Get bugzilla component and product from the .desktop entries (and
          query bonobo-activation for applets).
          Allow to choose between Applications of Bugzilla products.
        - Port to GnomeIconTheme



About "Rain Dogs"

Rain Dogs is a song by Tom Waits, from the 1986 album of same title. Quoting
TW: "It's a kind of word I made up for people who sleep in doorways..I mean,
New York when it rains, all the peelings and cigarette butts, float to the
surface like in Taxi Driver when he says, "someday a real raids gonna come
along and wash all the scum of f the street". Looks better in the rain, like
it's been lacquered."

The beginig of the song is (quote some lines is allowed by copyright laws):

                Inside a broken clock
                splashing the wine with all the rain dogs
                taxi, we'd rather walk
                Huddie a doonway with the rain dogs
                for I am a rain dog too


Fernando Herrera de las Heras
Onírica: análisis, diseño e implantación de soluciones informáticas


GLib-2.1.5 is now available for download at:


This is a the final prerelease before GLib-2.2. As compared
to the stable GTK+-2.0.x series, it contains a number of small
API additions. Also new in this release is support for building
using an included copy of the Trio library (http://daniel.haxx.se/trio/)
for formatting strings on systems whose printf() function is 

Since 2.1.4, changes are various minor bug fixes and fixes
to the build process. (Various problems that showed up
from the major build changes in 2.1.4 have now been fixed.)


 * This is is still a development release. Please test it.
   Please don't use it in production.

 * Only very minor changes are anticipated between GLib-2.1.5 
   and the final GLib-2.2.0.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GLib-2.0. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GLib-2.0.7.

 * The seeding algorithm for the pseudo-random generator used by 
   GRand and GRandom was because some seeds would yield very bad 
   pseudo-random streams. If you need exact compatibility with the
   GLib-2.0 algorithm, a G_RANDOM_VERSION environment variable
   is supported; see the README file for further details.

 * Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

About GLib

GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects
such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C,
portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as
an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

More information about GLib is available at:


An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
be found at:


Overview of Changes from GLib 2.1.4 to GLib-2.1.5

* Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist]
* Various post-rewrite fixes for glib-gettext.m4 [Owen Taylor,
  Jody Goldberg, Kjartan Maraas, Johannes Stezenbach]
* Ensure we have a GUINT64_FORMAT by pulling in Trio
  if necessary [Manish Singh]
* Further Trio build fixes [Matthias Clasen, Owen]
* Hack around gcc, libtool issues with -pthread [Owen]
* Docs improvements [Matthiass]
* Bug and portability fixes 
* Updated and new translations (bg,de,fi,fr,sq,fr)

Other contributors: Kai Poitschke, Morten Welinder


GTK+-2.1.5 is now available for download at:


This is the final prerelease before GTK+-2.2. The major 
change as compared to the stable GTK+-2.0.6 is support for
multiple displays and multiple screens in GDK, although there are
numerous minor changes as well.

Changes since GTK+-2.1.3 are mostly bug fixes. Among
other things the GtkFileSel widget should work better with 
non-ASCII filenames than it has in previous GTK+-2.x 


 * This is still a development release. Please try it out.
   Please don't use it in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+-2.0. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+-2.0.9.

 * GTK+-2.2 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+-2.0.x series.

 * You'll need at least Pango-1.1.2 or Pango-1.0.5 for correct

 * GTK+ looks for theme engines in a version dependent  directory, 
   so you'll need to reinstall any theme engines you want to use.

 * Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.
What is GTK+

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user
interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for
projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of
languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and
Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides
an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties. 

Where to get more information about GTK+

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be
found at:

An installation guide for GTK+-2.0 is found at:


Common questions:

Overview of Changes in GTK+ 2.1.5
* GtkFileSel fixes [Owen Taylor]
  - Fix ..<tab> to go up a dir [Francisco Bustamante]
  - Fix UTF-8 operation, so that non-ASCII works [Kang Jeong-Hee]
  - Use g_utf8_collate() not strcmp for sorting [Gregory Merchan]
* Only close dialogs on Escape if they have a cancel button. [James Willcox]
* Fix problem with resizing gnome-terminal popup [Soeren Sandmann]
* Add Home/End/Page_Up/Page_Down keybindings for menus [Owen,
  Narayana Pattipati, Marius Andreiana]
* Xinerama fixes for GtkMenu [Matthias Clasen]
* Fix long-standing problem with Ami and GtkEntry [Owen, Kang Jeong-Hee]
* Documentation additions and fixes [Matthias]
* New and updated translations (am,bg,da,fr,fi,de)
* Miscellaneous bug and build fixes

Other contributors: Johan Dahlin, James Henstridge, Jon Nelson, 
   Bastien Nocera, Christian Reis, Arvind Samptur, Anand Subra, Simon Wong

17 December 2002


Pango-1.1.6 is now available for download at:


This is the final prerelease before Pango-1.2; this release
is expected to be essentially identical to the final 1.2 except
for some documentation updates. This package is ABI and API 
compatible with the public API in Pango-1.0.x.

The two major changes as compared to Pango-1.0.x are support
for the Xft2 and fontconfig libraries, and a new shaper for
Indic languages using OpenType fonts.

Changes since 1.1.5 are minor; there is one fix for a crash
that can occur when shaping certain invalid combinations 
of Korean characters.

About Pango

Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis
on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout
is needed; however, most of the work on Pango-1.0 was done using the
GTK+ widget toolkit as a test platform. Pango forms the core of text
and font handling for GTK+-2.0.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout can be used
with four different font backends:

 - Core X windowing system fonts
 - Client-side fonts on X using the Xft library
 - Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
 - Native fonts on Microsoft backends

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular
combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.0.0 ships with a wide
selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, 
Thai, and a number of Indic scripts. Virtually all of the world's major 
scripts are supported.

As well as the low level layout rendering routines, Pango includes
PangoLayout, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text,
and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.

More information about Pango is available from http://www.pango.org/.

Pango depends on version 2.0.0 of the GLib library; more information
about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.

Changes between 1.1.5 and 1.1.6

* Fix crash with isolated Hangul tone marks.
* Improve font solection for Hangul tone marks
* Improve range definitions for basic-xft [Jungshik Shin]
* Docs improvements [Matthias Clasen]

Owen Taylor
17 December 2002

COnfigurator for Gnome 0.5.1


COnfigurator for Gnome 0.5.1


A program for editing advanced Gnome settings in an easy way.


- Added a lot of Galeon settings (may only be applicable to Galeon


- When closing the program by clicking on the X in the window border it
will actually exit.
-Removed crasher bugs when requested GConf keys were non-existant.


- http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.5.1.tar.gz
- http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.5.1-1.src.rpm
- http://www.daimi.au.dk/~maxx/progs/cog/cog-0.5.1-1.i386.rpm

gnome-mlview 0.0.3rc2


gnome-mlview 0.0.3rc2


A tree oriented xml editor for gnome.
It is an attempt to ease the edition of xml documents
with or without validation by focusing on their tree view.

gnome-mlview support on demand validation.
It relies on the dtd to provide advanced element/attrib

A lot of stability fixes.


Anjuta 1.0.1

Dear all,

We're pleased to announce the release of Anjuta 1.0.1. This is the
latest stable release of Anjuta, an Integrated Development Environment
(IDE) for the GNOME. This release includes numerous enhancements and

Highlights of this release include user-customizable tools (including a
full-fledged tools editor), incremental search like Mozilla 1.2/Emacs
and error/warning indicators in the editor.

Website: http://www.anjuta.org/
Project Page: http://sourceforge.net/projects/anjuta/


New: Tools support and tools editor.
New: Incremental search (like emacs I-Search).
New: Errors and warnings indications in editor.
New: Auto-complete takes graphics now.
New: Auto-complete automatic.
New: Per project editor properties
New: Sub windows now float above main window.
New: Project version and excluded modules configuration.

Updated: Upgraded scintilla to 1.49+
Updated: Upgraded editor properties and added new properties.
Updated: Organized plugins

Bug fix: Printing now takes editor default fonts
Bug fix: Rpm package fix
Bug fix: ChangeLog insert uses spaces (instead of tabs)
Bug fix: Fixed compiler warnings.
Bug fix: Fixed debug terminal bug
Bug fix: Disabled gladen to remove the libssl dep.
Bug fix: brace indentation works properly.
Bug fix: Wrap-around search

Download Notes:

The following are the rpms available for a particular release:

 anjuta-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm/         [Base anjuta]
 anjuta-i18n-1.0.0-1.i386.rpm/    [localization support]
 anjuta-docs-en-1.0.0.i386.rmp/   [English documentaion]
 anjuta-docs-ja-1.0.0.i386.rmp/   [Japanese documentaion]

There is also an anjuta-1.0.0.-1.rh7.i386.rpm/ for RedHat 7.3 users (the
default RPM is for RH8).

The base package is all you have for woring in English locale and
without any documentation (except README and other basic docs).

If you want to work in different locale other than English,
install the anjuta-i18-* package. And if you want anjuta manual,
tutorial and faq, install the anjuta-docs-* packages of the
language you want (currently only en and ja are available).

Thanks and regards,
The Anjuta Team


GneleMixer 3.0


GneleMixer GneleMixer 3.0


OSS mixer: "Mute All" and "View" option. Save_Default option, autoresizing
for include/exclude frame, Save/Load File options. Load_Default option and
Status Bar. Complete auto-detecting Mixer Devices. Support for GTK's

Porting for GTK 2. Semplified Code and new re-styling.

Recording button bugs.