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Release Digest: GNOME, June 1, 2003

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Gnome Download Manager 0.0.1


Gnome Download Manager 0.0.1 ("Exposure")


Download Manager (aka downman) is a suite of programs to download files.

Initial release. I would like to get some exposure so people can report build problems and bugs.

NOTE: You need to manually run "downmand" so that clients can connect to it.



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StarDict 2.2.0


StarDict 2.2.0


StarDict is an international dictionary written for the GNOME environment.


Tree dictionary support. Thanks gengjunjun <geng82@163.com> for providing infoBrowse-zh_CN tree dictionary.
sub dictionary directory support for /usr/share/stardict/dic, ~/.stardict/dic.
splash screen.
sound event.
New option: Query in floating window when middle mouse button click on notification area icon.
New option: Only do scanning while modifier key being pressed. Easier to input while focus is not in the input entry. Thanks Alex Murygin <murygin@aitoc.com> for building the stardict.sourceforge.net website and many helps. Thanks Alex Murygin <murygin@aitoc.com> for quick's Russian dictionaries(dan-rus, eng-rus, rus-dan, rus-eng, rus-swe, swe-rus) fix.



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Hardware Monitor applet 0.5.1

This is a bug fix release to fix a problem with compiling with GCC 3.3 and a couple of other issues that people have been kind enough to tell me about. I appreciate that.

What's new:

  • bug fixes
  • a Korean translation


  • monitor CPU/memory/swap/disk usage, load average, Ethernet/modem throughput, CPU temperature
  • multiple views that all support multiple monitors:
    • a curve view with smooth lines
    • a bar view with wacky horizontal bars
    • a text view for those who want extreme precision
    • a flame view to impress your friends
  • a modular design for future enhancements
  • well-behaved GNOME panel applet (no floating gkrellm-windows)

Version 0.5.1 can be downloaded from here:


Screenshots are also available from the above page. The applet requires Gnome 2.2 and the gtkmm and gnomemm-all libraries from www.gtkmm.org.

Note that you need to install libsensors and setup lm-sensors with your kernel if you want to monitor the CPU temperature. Also, the lm-sensors support is still a little inflexible and will sometimes show the system board temperature instead of the CPU temperature.

Ole Laursen

GNOME-Applets 2.3.3

Hello All. This is an UNSTABLE release of GNOME Applets. Here's what's changed:

Changes in GNOME-Applets 2.3.3


  • Add new accessibility keyboard status applet (Bill Haneman)
  • Fix some small HIG issues for all the applets (Dennis Cranston, Gregory Merchan)
  • Fix issues building on Debian Hurd - bug #111466 (Christian Marillat)

CD Player

  • Give nicer error messages #79761 (Bala Viswanathan)

Character Pallete

  • Pack buttons tighter on larger panels and make Fitt's law compliant - bug #95438
  • Fix adding applet to vertical panels - bug #113785 (Ray Strode)

Command Line

  • Fix possible early freeing of memeory (Abel Cheung)

Inbox Monitor

  • UI improvements (Dennis Cranston)
  • IPV6 support (Shailesh Mittal)
  • Increase timeout so that applet doesn't fail so much for remote serves - bug #91195
  • Encrypte password - bug #99801 (Deepa Natarajan)
  • Change behavior so that when user clicks on applet, animation is stopped - bug #112914
  • UI improvement for update interval - bug #86840
  • Don't pop up an error dialog, just indicate an error in the applet - bug #83932
  • Prevent creation of multiple processes for imap - bug #113351 (Muktha Narayan)

Keyboard Layout Switcher

  • Fix crash with multiple instances - bug #112076 (Muktha)
  • Add Syriac keyboard - bug #108154 (Emil Soleyman-Zomalan)

Modem Lights

  • Allow for multiple applets to be added to the panel - bug #100007

Sticky Notes

  • Change resize images (Loban Rahman)
  • Update docs (Loban)
  • Add ability to choose fonts for notes - bug #113838 (Loban)
  • Add ability to choose colors for notes - bug #109427 (Loban)
  • Fix inifinite loop (Loban)
  • Fix crash (Loban)
  • Themeable icons (Loban)
  • Update notes when color changes - bug#113413 (Loban)
  • UI improvements (Loban)
  • Respect locale format when setting title - bug #112606 (Loban)
  • UI improvements - bug #113468 (Dennis)
  • Only show window decorations when notes are in focus
  • Multiple applet instances now possible - bug #111007 (Loban)
  • Use system colors by default - bug #111380 (Loban)
  • Fix non-ascii symbol in glade file - bug #112960

System Monitor

  • Run gnome-system-monitor and double click - bug #80351 (jl1192)

Volume Control

  • Add +/- labels to better indicate which direction is increase/decrease - bug #99825

Weather Monitor

  • Improve animation and handle errors better
  • Fix crash toggling temperature labels
  • Display temperature ranges for future days - bug #113783
  • Fix some wording and UI issues for more clarity

Wireless Monitor

  • Make sure applet shows up in reight catagory on non-english locales - bug #112455 (Hidetoshi Tajima)


  • Belarusian (Belarusian Team)
  • Chinese - Traditional (Abel)
  • Czech (Michal Bukovjan)
  • Danish (Ole Laursen)
  • Dutch (Vincent van Adrighem)
  • French (Christophe Merlet)
  • Greek (Kostas Papadimas)
  • Hindi (Guntupalli Karunakar)
  • Japanese (KAMAGASAKO Masatoshi)
  • Malaysian (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
  • Portugese (Duarte Loreto)
  • New Serbian Translation (http://Prevod.org/)
  • Spanish (Pablo Gonzalo del Campo)
  • Swedish (Christian Rose)
  • New Welsh Translation (Chris Jackson and Dafydd Tomos)

Get it here:

Have fun,

Gnome Download Manager 0.0.2


Gnome Download Manager 0.0.2 "gladefix"


Download Manager (aka downman) is a suite of programs to download files.

Bug reports are appreciated. Free beer coupons for GU4DEC appreciated too :)


  • Selecting a different target directory from project's default now works.
  • Glade files are now installed, so you can run gdownman and select File->New Url, and Project->New Project without it crashing.



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