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Release Digest: GNOME, July 15, 2003

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GGV 2.3.2

it's not what the new release brings, but what it doesn't anymore: GGV no longer registers as a viewer for PDF files, leaving this role to GPdf.

apart from that major change, Jordi has added X-Bugzilla entries to the desktop file and I have reverted the page up/down behaviour to the expected one and added a label to File menu for windows that don't have a file menu by themselves (there are such as well?).

I have also (listen carefully the i18n people) introduced a new fuzzy string in your po files because of the above.

Marco (it) and others have been has updating translations: ja (Takeshi), cs (Miloslav), sv (Christian), nl (Kees, Tino), id (Mohammad), da (Ole), es (Lucas), pl (Artur), fi (Pauli), sq (Laurent), ru (Valek)

have fun,



email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka

Epiphany 0.8.0


  • What is it ?

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine.
The name meaning:
"An intuitive grasp of reality through
something (as an event) usually simple and striking"

You can find more info about the project goals at: http://epiphany.mozdev.org

  • What's changed ?

Epiphany 0.8.0

Toolbar configuration format is changed, so your customization will be lost. Sorry, but this will help improving future mainteinance.

Code changes

  • Replace "0" with "false" in .desktop Terminal entries (Jordi Mallach)
  • Fix node signal emission to work on Freebsd and alpha (Christian Persch)
  • Sync content handler api with mozilla head (Xan Lopez)
  • Remove use of acconfig.h (Marco)
  • Gconf schema cleanups (Christian Persch)
  • Remove last bits of nautilus theme support from the spinner code (Christian Persch)
  • Use url/name to store topics and bookmarks in the toolbar configuration. This is more manteinable but toolbar settings are lost (Marco)
  • Improve bookmarks rdf format (Marco, Edd Dumbill)
  • Freeze all xml formats and update version to 1.0. Bookmarks are reimported from the rdf.
  • Fix saving of smart bookmarks on the rdf (Lee Willis)
  • Very simple plugin framework, unused for now (Marco)
  • Cleanup header dependencies. Now we have a basic set of independent headers that will be useful for the plugins. (Marco)

Interface improvements

  • Remove ellipses from find toolbar item (Dave Bordoley)
  • Tooltip for location entry, navigation buttons, go button (Christian Persch)
  • Use normal google search for keywords instead of feel lucky (Marco)
  • Implement toolbar overflow menu item for bookmark topics (Christian Persch)
  • Use the browser icon from gnome icon theme (Marco)
  • Ellipsise the bookmarks titles in topics menus (Christian Persch)
  • Show an alert when mozilla cant start instead of crashing (Marco)
  • Ever save bookmarks when changed (Marco)
  • Implement toolbar overflow menu item for the go button (Christian Persch)
  • Show the document context menu on ctrl+f10 (Marco)
  • Fast search for bookmarks and history. Pressing a key will make ephy select the first entry begining with that character (Xan Lopez)
  • Shorten session history menu items (Christian Persch)
  • Delete key remove personal data manager entries (Xan Lopez)
  • Higgy titles for all file pickers (Marco)


  • Fix bug with location entry no more sensible on clicks (Marco)
  • Fix utf8 handling in the preferences dialog (Christian Persch)
  • Fix a lot of memory leaks (Christian Persch)
  • Add a news:// protocol handler (Marco)
  • Rewrite autocompletion selection logic (Marco)
  • Fix Tab key binding in location entry (Marco)
  • Fix page load progress update logic (Christian Persch)
  • Update the spinner when a tab is removed (Christian Persch)
  • Sync autocompletion searches color with theme changes (Dave Bordoley)
  • Fall back to about:blank when first page load fails (Marco)
  • Actually show the list of fonts in preference dialog entries (Marco)

Updated translations

  • ar (Arafat Medini)
  • da (Ole Laursen)
  • de (Christian Neumair)
  • en_GB (Christian Persch)
  • es (Francisco Javier F. Serrador)
  • ms (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
  • nl (Vincent van Adrighem)
  • pt_BR (Evandro Fernandes Giovanini)
  • ru (Valek Filippov)
  • sr (Danilo Segan)
  • sr@Latn (Danilo Segan)
  • sv (Christian Rose)
  • zh_CN (Wang Jian)
  • Where can I get it ?

Source code:

Epiphany 0.8.0 requires Mozilla 1.3, 1.4a, 1.4 or 1.5a cvs. The suggested version is Mozilla 1.4:

More about dependecies and installation tips: http://epiphany.mozdev.org/installation.html




Another round of releases. Of particular note is Brian's ORBit sequence fix, that appears to fix a nasty bug with b-a-s on PPC/Solaris architectures.


  • bug fixes
    • vicious union discriminator issue (Brian Cameron)
    • non_existent / try_connection fix (Michael)
    • 'broken' emission at idle (Michael, George Lebl)
    • DynAnyFactory registration (Michael)
    • no longer explicitely "entering a wold of pain"
    • ORBit_sequence fixes (Frank Rehberger)
    • linc source fix (Padraig O'Briain)
    • gthread linkage fix (Michael)
    • struct/union leakage on exceptions (Frank)
  • featurelets
    • regression tests (Michael, Frank, Bowie Owens)
    • much documentation work (Gustavo Carneiro)
    • -ORBInitRef, -ORBNamingIOR (Frank)

libbonobo 2.3.5

  • Bugs fixed
    • reference tracking race (Gustavo Carneiro)
    • incompatible activation-client fix (Antonio Xu)
    • popt fixage (Michael, Damien Carbery)
  • Featurelets
    • factory regression tests (Gustavo)


  • Brian's fix &
  • Win32 port fix (Sebastian Rittau)

michael@ximian.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot

Bug Buddy 2.3.3

Hello GNOMErs!

Bug Buddy "I've given up smoking" 2.3.3 is out!

This is the latest devolopment version of the GNOME bug reporting tool. More HIG work, new combo for selecting versions, and the new cool pre-bug templates. Also some bug fixes. If you are looking for a stable Bug Buddy release, get the latest 2.2.x version.

Please, try it a lot, and of course, reports bugs using itseft!

and if you want to know about the release name... read the bottom of the announcement!


  • Fixes:
    • Strings fixes and corrections (Thanks to Luis Villa)
    • Fix for #116085 (Using Gnome Distributor instead or Gnome-Distributor made fail the report). Thanks to Andrew Sobala for tracking this.
    • Fix a crash when reporting non-bugzilla bugs without Description field
    • When handling gdb input, use ISO-8859-1 as orig encoding (gdb default) and use a fallback for converting them into UTF-8 (Fixes problems with some stacks with non-translatable characters)
    • Without network connection, use latest donwloaded bugzilla files is they are newer then the system installed ones.
    • Correctly set "enhacement" and "critial" severities for feature requests and crashes respectively.
    • Set package version in the "crash+we know product+we don't know component" scenario
    • Use again applications-all-users:/// now that gnome-vfs bug is fixed
  • Improvements:
    • Add accelerators to every option
    • Final HIGfy work
    • Remove confirmation dialog before submiting a bug
    • Use different text templates for any kind of bug
    • Use a combo menu for version entry (filled with bugzilla valid versions for that product)



About "I've given up smoking"

Yep, I've been one week without smoking, but I haven't tell to anyone (I'm really afraid of go back smoking and people saying... didn't you give it up?), so a release name is the best for this :)


Fernando Herrera de las Heras
Onírica: análisis, diseño e implantación de soluciones informáticas http://www.onirica.com