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Release Digest: GNOME, September 9, 2003

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GNOME XML toolkit 2.5.11

Application

The GNOME XML toolkit 2.5.11

Description

Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform). It also provides the xmllint XML/HTML processing tool.

This is a minimal bug fix release based on 2.5.10

Fixes

  • possible crash in Relax-NG validation
  • possible crash when used in multithreaded programs

Download

ftp://xmlsoft.org/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GHex 2.4.0

finally, every user's must, a binary editor, to go with your upcoming Gnome 2.4 desktop: a brand new release of ghex, one of the oldest Gnome applications still around;)

what's new?

  • fixed english docs and added german, spanish, french, italian, swedish, koreah and two flavours (traditional and simplified) of chinese docs (Irene, Mike)
  • a number of small inconsistencies and flaws in UI were removed and the overall look'n'feel was polished (Shakti, Kaushal, Muktha, myself)
  • updated to the po files: zh_TW (Abel), nl (Vincent, Kees), sr (Danilo), ml (FSF-India), ru (Valek), hu (Andras), zh_CN (Wang), az (Metin), sk (Stanislav), pt (Durate)

as usual at http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ghex/2.4/

enjoy,

jaKa

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


Gnome-games 2.4.0

It is finally here: gnome-games "Reasonable Excuse" 2.4.0

With over 100 bugs closed and a megabyte shaved off the download we know you are going to just love this new stable release. A full list of the changes has been appened to the end of this announcement (and can also be found in the README file), the high-lights are:

  • Fewer bugs.
  • Better looking and HIG compliant.
  • Up-to-date documentation.
  • A new game, Blackjack.
  • Gnomine and Tetravex and now resizeable.
  • Sokoban levels for GNOME Stones.
  • Bill is dead (trust me, this is a high-light).

It should also compile under a GNOME 2.2 system if you do not feel like doing a complete GNOME upgrade (although your computer will love you if you do go the whole way).

The release can be found at

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-games/2.4/

and mirrors.

Special thanks must go to Jon McCann and Steve Chaplin for their hard work in getting gnome-games where it is today.

  • Callum

There have been several major changes between version 2.2 of gnome-games and version 2.4. These are:

General:

  • XBill has been removed since it was getting too far out of sync with the official release at www.xbill.org/.
  • A new game, Blackjack, has been added.
  • The stand-alone Freecell game has been removed in favour of a special mode for AisleRiot (it still has its own icon).
  • All games have updated documentation.
  • All games are broadly HIG compliant and have things like auto-apply preferences and the menus are context snesitive (e.g. no undo until you make a move).
  • GConf is more widely used and sanity checks are performed on them.
  • Any dialog that asked "Are you sure ?" has been removed, including the quit dialogs. It has been foolishly assumed that you know what you are doing.
  • A lot of the names have been changed to remove GNOME-this and g-that style names. This only applies to the icons and the panel menu items.
  • The size of many graphics files have been reduced.
  • Lots and lots of bug-fixes. AisleRiot:
    • A new undo system should remove many of the stranger bugs.
  • Better (but not perfect) integration with gettext, more text should be translated now.

Ataxx:

  • Pixmaps are shared with Iagno.
  • The animation code has been fixed and "partial" mode now works.
  • Undo works properly and the game doesn't crash after the 128th move.

Blackjack:

  • This is completely new, enjoy.

Gnometris:

  • There is now a visual indication when the game is over or paused.

Lines:

  • It is a lot prettier.
  • The background is a solid colour rather than a pixmap and the foreground pixmaps now use alpha-blending.

Mines:

  • This has received a lot of love thanks to Steve Chaplin.
  • The window is resizeable and the graphics scale to match the window size.
  • The difference between cleared and uncleared mines has been enhanced.

Nibbles and Robots:

  • The preferences are now fully keyboard-navigable.

Stones:

  • New Sokoban levels.
  • A restart level option, for when you get stuck playing the Sokoban levels.

Tali

  • The curses version has been removed.

Tetravex

  • It is now completely resizeable.

Yelp 2.4.0

Application

Yelp 2.4.0

Description

Help browser for GNOME 2.4 which supports DocBook documents, info and man.

Changes

  • Don't forkbomb when DISPLAY is set (Alexander Larsson)
  • Updated translations:
    it (Luca Ferretti)
    ko (Changwoo Ruy)
    ro (Mugurel Tudor)
    sr (Danilo ¦egan)

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/yelp/2.4/

GNOME Software Map entry

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