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Release Digest: GNOME, June 15, 2003

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gtranslator R 0.99

Hi alltogether, the interested users, friends & packagers of gtranslator, one of the powerful gettext po files editing programs! :-)

There is a new release of gtranslator (# 0.99) out there, which is the first one for the GNOME 2.x platform and working quite good and can be used to work with it - the downloads are being capable from www.gtranslator per
http://www.gtranslator.org/download/releases/0.99/gtranslator-0.99.tar.gz (direct download link) or per complete file listing on http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=666 - I did also put a VERY VERY STUPID NON-OFFICIAL and SUPER DUMP Debian package up there which I had build for myself - it should install on a fairly current GNOME 2.x setup on unstable but isn't meant as a substitution for our official Debian packages, just a pre-try package if you want to name it so :-)

The official homepage for gtranslator is still and actively http://www.gtranslator.org - the screenshots there are outdated but the files are present there - for further developmental progress you can touch, look, code in the CVS module "gtranslator" in the GNOME CVS repo - btw, the file release is tagged there "gtranslator-0-99" if you don't want to use the tarball but the CVS style of doing things.

Announcements to the main Linux sites will also go out shortly now and hopefully our packagers will also put up their packages of gtranslator 0.99 quite soon, so that you can try this quite important and great progress in gtranslator development which has been made by the new maintainer and developer of gtranslator: by Ross Golder <ross@golder.org> - thanks to him for bringing gtranslator back to life (to quote Evanescence hehe ;-)) and to take the adventure of porting it onto GNOME 2.x and getting the most important bugs out of it, thanks!

Here comes the NEWS file excerpt for this release in short:

NEWS from gtranslator R 0.99 "Rotted Bovine Lactation" (2003-06-13):

  • Updated man-page.
  • Mainly good ported GNOME 2.0 port, it works!
  • Hurray, gtranslator lives!
  • Ross Golder as new developer of gtranslator who took it over :-)
  • Many bugs were ironed out, a little bit slightened code basis.
  • Smashed the externally semerkent library into the gtranslator source stocks in here and it will now be just a static lib for gtranslator internal purposes used in here and specialized for usage in gtranslator's code.
  • Sorta of small changes and other changes and stuff noone wants to ever get known to...
  • GNOME 2.0 platform port.
  • Removal of all backends code.

Now have got much fun with playing it and/or getting used to it, it's a quite useful and stable release and you should get a look at it and bug us via http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=gtranslator and help us to get track of the important bugs, problems in gtranslator.

Thanks for the attention and back to work.

orbitcpp 1.3.6

  • 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 GNOME 2.2.

orbitcpp is based on the old ORBit/C++ project for ORBit 1.

For more information:

  • Changes

Bowie Owens has been incredibly active:


  • Sequence improvements: support for sequences of sequences and sequences of enums
  • _narrow() fix.
  • Member sequences stored by value rather than reference, to be CORBA spec-compliant.
  • Removed some reinterpret_casts<>, avoid MI problems.
  • Initialize some member variables.
  • typecode correction, fixing #114031.
  • Fix/improvement for _this().
  • MI fix for stubs.
  • Various sequences fixes, fixing #113407.
  • Implemented POA exception classes.
  • Corrected, and unified memory management of Objects, ORB, and POA, fixing #110727.
  • Avoid dereferencing null pointer when throwing exception.
  • reference-count fix for POA.
  • Added some more std:: prefixes for gcc 3.2.
  • Added member typedefs, fixing #109834.
  • Implemented get_buffer() const on SequenceBase, fixing #11033.
  • Avoid dereferncing null pointer in _duplicate and CORBA::is_nil.
  • Implemented get_seq_typename(), fixing most of #108644 and #109212. (Bowie Owens) (Yes, all of it).
  • POA init fix, #109659.
  • Removed excess overloading of CORBA::is_nil().
  • Create _var_type typedef in structs
  • Fixed memory leak in CORBA::Object_var.
  • Fixed reference-counting problem in ORB. (Gergo Erdi)
  • Download:

You can download it from
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/orbitcpp/ or the 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

Murray Cumming


Hi all.

I'm happy to present the first ever gedit release done in Ireland. Version 2.2.2 of gedit is mainly a translation update, but it has a couple of fixes for other stuff as well:

gedit 2.2.2 - "It's that time again"


  • Show correct number of copies when printing. (Paolo)
  • Bug #108703 (Shift+F8 does not close taglist if focus is on taglist window) (Paolo)
  • Fixes to the spellcheck plugin (Paolo)

New and updated translations

  • Azerbaijani (Metin Amiroff)
  • Belarusian (i18n@mova.org, Dmitry G. Mastrukov)
  • Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
  • Chinese (Taiwan) (Abel Cheung)
  • Estonian (Toivo Leedjarv)
  • French (Christophe Merlet)
  • German (Christian Neumair)
  • Hindi (Guntupalli Karunakar)
  • Irish (Paul Duffy)
  • Korean (Changwoo Ryu)
  • Mongolian (Sanlig Badral)
  • Norwegian/bokmal (Kjartan Maraas)
  • Polish (Zbigniew Chyla, translators@gnome.pl)
  • Serbian and sr@Latn (Daniel Segan)
  • Slovak (Stanislav Visnovsky)
  • Swedish (Christian Rose)
  • Tamil (Fix by Abel Cheung)

    Tarball: http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gedit/2.2/ Bugs: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/


Quark 2.2


Quark 2.2


Quark is an audio player, for geeks, by geeks. It runs in the background with access provided via a FIFO in the filesystem. It uses GStreamer for playing music, and can therefore play any file format supported by GStreamer.

Release Notes

Quark can now be passed a .m3u or .pls playlist, and it will add the songs contained in the list. Fixed bugs in adding recursive directories. Bugs in gstreamer 0.6.2 have caused a workaround which only allows Quark to play MP3 streams (see gstreamer bug #94113).



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