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Release Digest: GNOME, July 7, 2003

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Phone Manager 0.2.1

Application

Phone Manager 0.2.1

Description

Send and receive text messages from a mobile phone connected to your computer via Bluetooth, IrDA or serial cable.

Enhancements

  • Support for sending cluepackets when text messages are received to Dashboard
  • French translation from Gaël Chamoulaud

Fixes

  • Should work with Nokia 7650 over Bluetooth now: goes to connect to the DUN port rather than the Serial port

Download

http://usefulinc.com/software/phonemgr/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


gThumb 2.1.3

Application

gThumb 2.1.3

Description

Image viewer and browser.

Enhancements

  • Web Album: added ability to resize images before copying them to the destination, and to personalize the theme choosing the image caption.
  • Print dialog: the user can choose the comment font; better preview; remember all settings; allow to set a custom paper size.

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gthumb/2.1/

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

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Quick Lounge 2.0.0

Application

Quick Lounge 2.0.0

Description

An applet to orginize your preferred applications on the GNOME Panel.

Enhancements

  • Allow svg icons.

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/quick-lounge-applet/2.0

Web page: http://quick-lounge.sourceforge.net

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/quick-lounge


File Roller 2.3.3

Application

File Roller 2.3.3

Description

File Roller is an archive manager. It lets you open, modify extract archive files sush as tar and zip.

Enhancements

  • Updated manual.
  • Make dialogs more HIG compliant.
  • Removed "Extract Here" and "Extract in a Folder" from the Nautilus context menu.

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/file-roller/2.3/

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

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GNOME Development Series Desktop 2.3.3

GNOME Development Series Desktop 2.3.3: "The Four Hounds"

The GNOME Development Series Desktop 2.3.3 "The Four Hounds", is ready for your bug-busting and testing pleasure! It is available for immediate download on ftp ftp.gnome.org and mirrors:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/desktop/2.3/2.3.3/sources/

tar.gz:120M total
tar.bz2: 90M total

For Developers and Testers!

This release is a feature-frozen, development series snapshot. It is used by developers and testers as their day-to-day working desktop, and is ready for wider testing by our user community. Like the Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status, so this 2.3.x series will eventually become the official 2.4 release. Please check the 2.3 start page for more information: http://www.gnome.org/start/2.3/

ChangeLogs

Thanks very much to Luke Stroven for compiling these awesome extended ChangeLogs, which you can find on FootNotes:

http://gnomedesktop.org/article.php?sid=1205

Build Requirements

  • The tarballs included in the release. :-)
  • Some very basic packages not distributed with this release, such as image libraries, popt and freetype. These should all be included with or available for your distribution.
  • Xft2 and fontconfig for superior font rendering and configuration, preferably from http://fontconfig.org/ NOT XFree86 4.3.x.
  • Docbook DTD 4.1.2, Docbook XSL stylesheets and a valid system catalogue file for scrollkeeper (which in turn is required by many desktop components for documentation).

Happy testing!

  • The GNOME Release Team

--
linux.conf.au 2004: Adelaide, Australia http://lca2004.linux.org.au/

Patches are like Free Software love letters.


CVSGnome Build Script 0.4.2

Application

CVSGnome Build Script 0.4.2

Description

CVSGnome is a modern powerful GNOME build script. It's able to build from stable Tarballs or CVS.

Enhancements

  • updated to most recent tarball versions.
  • removed linc from the list of checkouts.
  • removed bonobo-activation from the list of checkouts.
  • removed fontilus from the list of checkouts.
  • removed themus from the list of checkouts.
  • updated gettext to use a new version.
  • added gnome-themes-extras to the list of checkouts and tarballs.
  • FAQ reworked.

>>> gnome 2.3.3 snapshot version compliant <<< >>> for the installed tarballs. <<<

note: people that build cvs need to manually checkout and

install gstreamer and gst-plugins.

note: - linc is now part of orbit2 (privatized).

  • bonobo-activation is part of libbonobo (privatized).
  • fontilus & themus are part of gnome-control-center.

Download

http://www.akcaagac.com/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


galculator 1.1.2

Application

galculator 1.1.2

Description

a GTK 2 based scientific calculator featuring algebraic mode as well as RPN, different number bases (decimal, hexadecmimal, octal and binary) and angle bases (radiant, degree, grad).

Enhancements

  • Complete rewrite of basic computation code.
  • French translation

Fixes

  • display_length (in HEX/OCT/BIN mode)
  • working keypad in preferences dialog
  • gcc-2.95
  • check for glade's XML

Download

http://galculator.sf.net/download_frame.html

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Gossip 0.3

Imendio is proud to announce the first release of Gossip, an easy to user Jabber client for the magnificent GNOME platform.

What is Gossip?

Gossip aims at making Jabber easy to use and tries to give GNOME users a real user friendly way of chatting with their friends. Since this is the first release (even though we have used it ourselves for over six months) we are not there yet but we are working hard on getting Gossip to be the natural choice for people who want instant messaging without fuzz.

What is Jabber?

Jabber is an open instant messaging XML-based protocol. It can be used instead of ICQ, AIM, MSN, ... or together with them through gateways (not supported in Gossip yet).

More information

The project page (also includes screenshots) can be found at: http://www.imendio.com/projects/gossip

and tarballs can also be found at:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gossip

Gossip uses the library Loudmouth:
http://www.imendio.com/projects/loudmouth/

Enjoy,

Mikael and Richard