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Release Digest: GNOME, January 7, 2003

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

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

have fun,


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


gedit 2.1.6


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 
  engine (Paolo)
- 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)
- Vietnamese




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
it from:


Or checkout the gnome-2-0 branch of the gedit module from gnome CVS.


gThumb 1.108


gThumb 1.108


Image viewer and browser.


* Update only visible thumbnails.
* Bugfixes.




Web Page: http://gthumb.sourceforge.net

Gringotts 1.2.3


Gringotts 1.2.3


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 2.2.0

*** 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:

  rm <prefix>/lib/lib{glib,pango,atk,gdk,gtk}mm-[12].0.so.[345]*

where <prefix> is something like /usr/local or /opt/gnome2.

*** Changes

Changes in gtkmm 2.2:

- New GTK+ 2.2 API wrapped:
  * Gtk::ListStore and TreeStore move(), reorder(), iter_is_valid() 
  methods added.
  * 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:
Ross Burton
Murray Cumming
Daniel Elstner
Walter H. van Holst
Mark Jones
Gary Peck
Daniel Sundberg
Naofumi Yasufuku

*** Download


You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here: 

*** Development 

There is ongoing discussion on the mailing list: 
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/  

Murray Cumming


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 1.3.1

*** orbitcpp

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:

*** Changes

* Source code reorganised for clarity.
* Parital CORBA::Any support
(Murray Cumming)
* autogen build fix. (Daniel Elstner)

*** Download:

You can download it from
or the http://download.gnome.org mirrors when they update.

*** Development:

It's in gnome's cvs as the "orbitcpp" module. 
Patches should be added to the bugzilla orbit-cpp module, with full
ChangeLog entries.
Discussion should happen on orbitcpp-list@gnome.org

Murray Cumming