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Release Digest: GNOME, May 2, 2003

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Seahorse 0.6.3
Seahorse 0.7.3

Application
===========

Seahorse 0.6.3

Description
===========

Seahorse is a GNOME frontend for GnuPG (the GNU Privacy
Guard) file encryption/decryption program.

Enhancements
============

- GConf2 tunnelling for schemas install
- Supported languages: ca, cs, de, es, fr, hu, it, ja, nl, no, pt, pt_BR,
sv, tr

Download
========

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/

GNOME Software Map entry
========================

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/seahorse

Application
===========

Seahorse 0.7.3

Description
===========

Seahorse is a GNOME frontend for GnuPG (the GNU Privacy
Guard) file encryption/decryption program.

Enhancements
============

- More key loading optimizations
- Import and Export dialogs now use the clipboard instead of a text view
- Nautilus component that provides a context menu for crypto operations
- Removed Tools menu in favor of nautilus component
- PGP gconf schemas in /desktop/pgp
- Depends on gnome-mime-data for mime types
- Widgets no longer insensitive during progress operations
- Key edit dialogs are key modal so operations do not conflict
- Can do concurrent operations, except for editing the same key
- Can sign, export, and delete multiple keys
- Export dialog has a default filename
- Control center capplet for configuring pgp
- Can select keys & do operations while keys are loading

Download
========

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/seahorse/0.7/seahorse-0.7.3.tar.bz2

GNOME Software Map entry
========================

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/seahorse

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GSwitchIt 2.0.3

Application
===========

GSwitchIt 2.0.3 "St.Petersburg 300"

Description
===========

Xkb state indicator for GNOME panel


Enhancements
============

This major release supports XFree 4.3.0 with its multiple layouts and all
tasty
XKB stuff. Actually, this release was not tested with earlier XFree
versions - so people are highly encouraged to upgrade.

Loads of translations are updated (thanks to GTP).

Fixes
=====

CPU eating, ineffective widget creation

Notes
=====

Bonobo-based preview in xkb capplet is far from being perfect. Please do
not post bugs related to it - it is under heavy construction.

Download
========

/http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=319

GNOME Software Map entry
========================

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gswitchit

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gucharmap 0.6.0

Application
===========

gucharmap 0.6.0  "Don't look at me with that tone of voice"

Description
===========

gucharmap is a Unicode/ISO10646 character map and font viewer. It uses GTK+
2.2 or later, and supports anti-aliased, scalable fonts. It runs on
Unix/Linux in X, and in Windows.

Enhancements
============

- gucharmap input method module.
- Update to Unicode 4.0.
- All Unicode information comes from unicode.org data files. No longer
  uses any out-of-date glib Unicode functions.
- Snap columns to power of two option.
- Search is a dialog now; find-previous implemented.

Fixes
=====

- The zoom window isn't on top of every other window anymore.

Download
========

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gucharmap/

GNOME Software Map entry
========================

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gucharmap

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Sound Juicer 0.2.1

Sound Juicer "Deeply Madly" 0.2 followed quickly by "Balls" 0.2.1

Description
===========

Clean and lean CD ripper

Changes
=======

0.2:
* RPM spec file
* UI for setting the extraction base path
* GConf key to set the output filename pattern
* GConf key to set the paranoia level of the extraction
* Always strip / from names to avoid extra path creation
* Option to strip special characters [ /*?] from filenames
* UI cleanups
* More minor bug fixes

0.2.1:
* Fix the file name creation code so files are actually created correctly

Download
========

Tarball -- http://www.burtonini.com/computing/sound-juicer-0.2.1.tar.gz
Debian packages -- http://www.burtonini.com/debian
RPMs -- http://www.gstreamer.net
        http://people.ecsc.co.uk/~matt/
        Mandrake contrib has RPMs too

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Devil's Pie 0.2.4

Application
===========

Devil's Pie "Long Time Coming" 0.2.4

Description
===========

A window matching tool, inspired by the Matched Window options in
Sawfish.

Changes
=======

* Use regular expressions instead of literal string compares when
  matching window names, application names, or roles (Patrick Aussems
  <<A HREF="mailto:zyk@bugfactory.org">zyk@bugfactory.org>)
* Bug fixes (Patrick Aussems again)
* More documentation!
* An RPM spec file (Michael Raab <<A HREF="mailto:mraab@macbyte.info">mraab@macbyte.info> and Lars
  R. Damerow <<A HREF="mailto:lars@oddment.org">lars@oddment.org>)

Download
========

Source -- http://www.burtonini.com/computing/devilspie-0.2.4.tar.gz
Debian packages -- http://www.burtonini.com/debian/

Source contains an RPM spec file, which might work for you.

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gnome-vfsmm 1.3.1

*** gnome-vfsmm

gnome-vfsmm wraps the gnome-vfs API for C++. It will soon be part of
gnomemm.

*** Changes

1.3.1:

  * Enums wrapped for C++
    (Bryan Forbes)
  * Gnome::Vfs::FileInfo: Fixed some methods, and really throw exceptions.
    (Per Kristian Gjermshus)
  * Fixed build and install problems
    (Bryan Forbes)

*** Stuff

Here are some small examples:
http://cvs.gnome.org/lxr/source/gnomemm/gnome-vfsmm/examples/
(look in the tarball if that does not show 2 examples yet)

The following simple issues remain. _You_ need to help with these:
- Some of the methods in Gnome::Vfs::Uri should probably be in
Gnome::Vfs::Handle
as overloaded static methods.
- The exception class needs to provide details.
- We probably need to close handles (if they are open) in the destructors.
- There is more API to be wrapped.


*** Download 

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1161

You will need some other *mm libraries available from the same place.
You will also need the lastest orbitcpp 1.3.x:
ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/orbitcpp/

Murray Cumming
murrayc@usa.net
www.murrayc.com