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Release Digest: GNOME, March 28, 2003

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Eye of Gnome 2.3.0

Hello lovers of one-eyed creatures,

a new release of your favourite image viewing application is out.


Eye of Gnome 2.3.0


Eye of Gnome is the default image viewer for the Gnome Desktop. This
development release is the first version after the fundamental re-design of
this application. Beside the general image viewing component (which is also
used by the Nautilus filemanager), there is now a first version of a photo
collection view. Of course, this can be also used inside Nautilus eg. for
watching slide shows. Optionally, Eye of Gnome can make use of EXIF
information, stored in digital camera images (see README for more details).

I really encourage everyone to try this release out and report bugs and
feature enhancements to bugzilla (http://bugzilla.gnome.org, module EOG).


* Architectual changes (Jens)
* Build image collection component always
  (this is also usable in Nautilus as photo collection view) (Jens)
* Collection view shows the selected image in the top
  half of the window (Jens)
* Support for thumbnail management spec (Jens)
* Adaption to content size works better (Jens)
* Sticky zoom to fit (if you resize the window the image zoom will be
  adapted automatically) (Jens)
* Progressive image loading for remote or large files - #89831 (Jens)
* EXIF support in collection view (requires optional libexif) (Jens)
* Correct filename escaping - #105192, #95561, #104961 (Federico)
* Session recovery fixes - #108829 (Shivaram Upadhyayula)
* File selector improvements - #101888, #102116, #90767, #102117 (Jens)
* More HIG compatible - #106169, #100206 (Jens)
* Use 'Image Viewer' in .desktop entry - #100205 (Elle Uca)
* Require libeel (Federico)
* Compiler warning fixes - #108342 (Kelledin, Jens)
* Don't close preferences on ESC - #105720 (Jens)
* Updates of strings to translate - #99572 (Jens)
* GConf configure fixes - #106130 (Julio Merino)
* Translation Updates:
   Roozbeh Pournader (fa), FSF-India (ml),
   Metin Amiroff (az), Paul Duffy (ga),
   Belarusian team (be), Christophe Merlet (fr)



GNOME Software Map entry


Best wishes,



Anjuta 1.0.2

Dear all,

We're pleased to announce the release of Anjuta 1.0.2 (Tagore). This is
the latest stable release of Anjuta, an Integrated Development
Environment (IDE) for GNOME. This release includes numerous enhancements
and bugfixes.

This anjuta release is likely to be the last one from the GNOME 1.x
platform. Future releases will be targetted towards the GNOME 2
platform. Porting is well under way in HEAD CVS and we are close to an
alpha release.

The significant new feature in this release is an advanced
search/replace implementation which, in our humble opinion, is the most
powerful search/replace functionality you will find in any IDE. It
includes support for perl regular expressions, search in project files,
replace using regular expression backreferences in multiple files and a
lot more !

Website: http://www.anjuta.org/
About Tagore: http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0847626.html

Changes since 1.0.2:

New: Advanced Search/Replace with numerous features
New: File browser preferences
New: First-run dialog
New: MRU notebook tabs
New: Preferences for debugger, help browser, UI designer, etc.
New: First-time run dialog

Updated: Tools support (shortcuts, bugfixes, etc.)
Updated: Scintilla upgraded to 1.50 +
Updated: Tagmanager fixes and enhancements.
Updated: Jump between buffers using shortcut
Updated: Asynchoronous update of symbol/file browser
Updated: Project Import improvements
Updated: Better comment/uncomment operations

Bug fix: PHP highlighting works correctly.
Bug fix: Editor preferences are now correctly saved.
Bug fix: Project build works with newer autoconf/automake
Bug fix: Corrected defualt compiler warnings flags for projects
Bug fix: Build fixes (BSD, spec file, package checking, etc.)
Bug fix: Floating windows do not force themselves on top.

Download Notes:

The following are the rpms available for a particular release:

 anjuta-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm/         [Base anjuta]
 anjuta-i18n-1.0.2-1.i386.rpm/    [localization support]
 anjuta-docs-en-1.0.2-1.i386.rmp/   [English documentaion]
 anjuta-docs-ja-1.0.2-1.i386.rmp/   [Japanese documentaion]

The RPMs are compiled for RedHat 8.0. RPMs for Redhat 7.3 are also
available - these can be identified by the 'rh7' in their names.

Please ignore any scrollkeeper errors that you might get while
installing these packages.

Please upgrade gnome-print to 0.37 to get stable printing support with
this release. You can get source and binary RPMs from 


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


Fifth release of PythonCAD


I'd like to announce the fifth release of PythonCAD, a CAD package
for open-source software users. As the name implies, PythonCAD is
written entirely in Python. The goal of this project is to create
a fully scriptable drafting program that will match and eventually
exceed features found in commercial CAD software. PythonCAD is released
under the GNU Public License (GPL).

PythonCAD requires Python 2.2. The interface is GTK 2.0 based,
and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK. The design of
PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the interface
from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it is hoped
that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to PythonCAD through
usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition of other interfaces
will depend on the availability of a Python module for that particular
interface and developer interest and action.

The fifth release adds the first appearance of a global and user
preferences file. Dimensions can now display endpoint markers like
arrows and slashes, though the size these objects are displayed at
is currently fixed. This limitation should be removed in one of the
next two releases. The first implementation of leader lines has been
added as well. This release also has many internal changes in preparation
for adding hatching. There are also new methods for finding entities in
a drawing. Finally, the usual assortment of bug fixes and code tweaks
are included. By the way, a screenshot showing the dimension endpoints
and leader line has been added to the screenshot page at the web site.

In response to user feedback, drawing files are now saved with a '.gz'
extension. The files have always been saved in a compressed format, but
the name did not indicate this. With this change it should be more evident
that the PythonCAD files are not stored in an uncompressed format.

With this release I am also making a request for help in setting up
a mailing list. The lack of a mailing list for people interested in
working on PythonCAD to find one another and discuss development issues
is a hindrance in adding developers to the project. I do not have the
hardware or connection to set up a mailing list on my own, so I would
appreciate a few suggestions for sites willing to provide this service.

Visit the PythonCAD web site for more information about what PythonCAD
does and aims to be:


Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class drafting

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They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
 -- Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759