Release Digest: GNOME, January 7, 2003
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GHex 2.0.0 and 2.2.0
the "Bobby Brown" and "Sheik Yerbouti" releases, respectively
not much new these days - I considered 1.99.90 a healthy, stable
application, applied a fix from padraig o'briain that renders ghex
accessible again, enabled pasting of primary selection and also mended a
few minor scratches in the otherwise fine high-shine skin of your
beloved binary editor... so here it is - ghex 2.0.0 that goes with your
GNOME 2.0 desktop perfectly.
and how about 2.2.0? well, it is very much like the 2.0.0, only patched
to cooperate with your libgnomeprint(ui) 2.2 included with the upcoming
GNOME 2.2. patches were kindly contributed by frederic crozat of
update from the linguistic front: updated nl (tino) and am (daniel)
where are these fine, zapping releases?
for Bobby Brown, go to
and for Sheik Yerbouti, visit
gedit 2.1.6 - "The Blues Brothers" (for GNOME 2.1)
Small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME environment.
It supports most standard editing features, plus several not found in your
average text editor (plugins being the most notable of these).
Complete GNOME integration is featured.
- Fixed default fonts for printing (Paolo Maggi)
- Updating docs to newest build template (John Fleck)
- Updated gedit man file (James Willcox, Paolo)
- Requires libgnomeprintui-2.2 >= 2.1.7 (Paolo)
- Revamped about dialog (Christian Neumair)
- Added ISO-8859-2 to the list of supported
encodings (Marcin Malinowski)
- Fixed problems with line numbers (Paolo)
- Improved key navigability of output window (Paolo)
- Remember printer configuration/settings (Paolo)
- Fixed various little problems in the plugin
- Enabled startup notification (James)
- Fixed icon sizes for recent-files menus and
document tabs (James).
- Fixed a crash bug related to recent files (James)
New and updated translations
- Bulgarian (Evgeni Boevski)
- Chinese (traditional) (Abel Cheung)
- Czech (Miloslav Trmac)
- Danish (Ole Laursen)
- Dutch (Reinout van Schouwen)
- German (Christian Neumair, Benjamin Greiner)
- Greek (Kostas Papadimas)
- Hebrew ( Gil 'Dolfin' Osher)
- Hungarian (Andras Timar)
- Italian (Paolo)
- Latvian (Artis Trops)
- Malay (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
- Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas)
- Spanish (Pablo Gonzalo del Campo)
- Swedish (Christian Rose)
This is an unstable version of gedit.
It is for test purpose only.
Please, DO NOT use it in a production environment.
Most probably it will crash and you will lose your data.
If you are looking for a stable release of gedit, either download
Or checkout the gnome-2-0 branch of the gedit module from gnome CVS.
Image viewer and browser.
* Update only visible thumbnails.
Web Page: http://gthumb.sourceforge.net
Gringotts allows you to jot down sensitive data (passwords, PINs, small
files, etc.) in an easy-to-read, easy-to-access, and most of all very
secure form. It features 8 strong cryptographic algorithms, 2 secure hash
algos, and 2 compression techniques.
- No new functionality has been added
- the program didn't start when called by someone that wasn't
a shell nor init (for example, from a KDE menu)
- specifying the strong randomness mode when operating via
commandline didn't really behave as it should
- a little imprecision in the configure script has been fixed
*** gtkmm 2.2
gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. gtkmm 2.2 wraps GTK+ 2.2
Like GTK+ 2.2, gtkmm 2.2 contains only API addition, without API or ABI
Contrary to the gtkmm 2.0.2 announcement, gtkmm 2.0.2 will not build
with GTK+ 2.1.x, due to minor API breakage in GTK+.
If you installed gtkmm 2.1.0, 2.1.1, or 2.1.2, you MUST do this, to
fix our previous libtool versioning mistake:
where <prefix> is something like /usr/local or /opt/gnome2.
Changes in gtkmm 2.2:
- New GTK+ 2.2 API wrapped:
* Gtk::ListStore and TreeStore move(), reorder(), iter_is_valid()
* Gdk::DisplayManager, Display, and Screen added for multi-head systems,
and various methods that use them.
- Existing API improved:
(We did break API that we were sure was totally unusable)
* atkmm rewritten and usable.
* Gtk::Clipboard rewritten and now usable, with examples and documentation.
* Gtk::TreeView drag-and-drop now usable, with examples, and documentation.
* Gtk::TreeModelSort wrapped.
* Gtk::Toolbar has a non-STL-style interface, like the other containers.
* glibmm: Added string utility functions, get_appname(), file_open_tmp()
and file_open_contents(). Glib::Markup added - this is not a real XML
* Various bugfixes - see ChangeLog.
The following people made gtkmm 2.2 happen:
Walter H. van Holst
You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here:
There is ongoing discussion on the mailing list:
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/
Dr. Genius 0.8.0
Dr. Genius 0.8.0
The Gnome Interactive Geometry Sofware.
* Remove a bug which make impossible to select the Preferences menu
* Internal changes to the specific view toolbar. Now each view has its
own toolbar instance instead of a shared one. This allow toolbar
customization for each view;
* New dialog to customize the toolbar of a geometric view. The custome
toolbar is locked with a password which allow a teacher to block the access
to some tools;
* Various update in the french and english documentations;
* For now macro-construction are not handled by the undo/redo mecanism:
we have to empty the queue to avoid crash problem.
orbitcpp provides a C++ CORBA mapping for ORBit2. It is used by GNOME's
Bonobo C++ bindings, which are part of gnomemm 2.
orbitcpp requires ORBit 2.5, such as that used by the GNOME 2.1.x development
phase, but you can also use these versions safely with GNOME 2.0.x.
orbitcpp is based on the old ORBit/C++ project for ORBit 1.
For more information:
* Source code reorganised for clarity.
* Parital CORBA::Any support
* autogen build fix. (Daniel Elstner)
You can download it from
or the http://download.gnome.org mirrors when they update.
It's in gnome's cvs as the "orbitcpp" module.
Patches should be added to the bugzilla orbit-cpp module, with full
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