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Release Digest: GNOME, September 12, 2003

Sep 12, 2003, 23:30 (2 Talkback[s])

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Wallpaper Tray 0.3.3

Application

Wallpaper Tray 0.3.3

Description

Wallpaper Tray is a wallpaper utility that sits in your GNOME Panel Notification Area. It gives you a random wallpaper from a list of directories (at login, on a timed basis or on demand), and allows you to select a new wallpaper at random from its menu. It also includes a search tool to manage your wallpaper collection.

Enhancements

  • Improved configuration dialog
  • New wallpaper search tool
  • Stock icons on menu's

Fixes

  • General code clean up's and fixed -

Download

http://earthworm.no-ip.com/wp_tray/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GnuCash 1.8.6

Application

GnuCash 1.8.6

Description

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. It is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

Fixes

  • Updated Spanish, Greek, French, Czech, Slovak, translations
  • Fixed extremely stupid bug in the import value setting workaround.
  • Fixed problem with SX formula_cell calls
  • Merge missing part of 2003-05-28 commit. The log format changes didn't get commited for some reason, making the log replayer completely unusable.
  • Fixed crash during dialog startup on Solaris.
  • Turn off scheme garbage collection during query->scm and scm->query conversion. It shaves about 50% off the test-scm-query-string tests.
  • Make test-scm-query-string test deterministic by seeding the RNG with a known value.
  • Add a "slots" parameter to allow for future expansion. Right now this is completely ignored.

Download

http://www.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


SLgtk v0.3.7

Announcement

Versions 0.3.7 of SLgtk and 0.9.5 of SLIRP are now available at

http://space.mit.edu/~mnoble/slgtk

The highlghts of this release are the several extensions made to the vwhere guilet, which now supports the incremental application of region filters applied to existing plots when new plots are generated from the current dataset, as well as improved configurability via an enhanced preferences dialog. Details on these and other enhancements are given in the CHANGELOG excerpt below.

Description

The SLgtk package binds the Gtk2 and GtkExtra widget sets to the S-Lang scripting language (www.s-lang.org). SLgtk wraps over 2000 functions from Gtk2 and its constituent libraries, includes over 4000 lines of sample code in 40+ working guilets, provides a code generator (SLIRP) which can be useful for building additional S-Lang modules. Both SLgtk and SLIRP are reasonably documented for their age.

SLgtk also includes a visual version of the powerful S-Lang "where" command, extensions to and performance enhancements for GtkExtra, and a pixbuf loader for the FITS image file format widely used within astronomy.

Regards,

-Michael S. Noble

Changes in v0.3.7 (9/11/2003):

  1. Use -n slsh option for builds, to avoid side effects from $HOME/.slshrc.
  2. SLIRP 0.9.5 changes:
    • Ensure that the bizarre obfuscation performed by f2c of suffixing two underscores to FORTRAN routine names containing one or more underscores is excised by SLIRP from the S-Lang scoped func name.
    • Prepend $PWD to S-Lang load path at startup, to ensure that even a vanilla slsh has a chance of finding a local $PWD/slirprc file.
  3. vwhere 1.0.3 changes:
    • Incremental filtering, which dramatically increases the utility of vwhere for visual data inspection. By default region filters from currently visualized plots will be used to mark included/excluded points on newly created plots (suggested by Dave Huenemoerder, dph@space.mit.edu).
    • Expanded preferences dialog, to provide support for . combining filter indices from multiple plots via either intersection or union (see docs/help for more). . setting foreground/background colors for included/excluded points
    • be more memory conservative when combining vwhere() region filters
  4. Created packages/Makefile for installing .sl files, r/t using src/Makefile.
  5. Added a bit of compulsiveness to the top-level Makefile, to maximize consistency from release to release (vis-a-vis build summaries, etc)
  6. Added palette to color selector example.
  7. Added gtk_color_selection_[set|get]_color functions to ignore list, as per the Gtk 2.x docs they have been deprecated.
  8. Added gdk_colorselection_getcurrent_color() to ignore list, in favor of manual coding which rtns GdkColor struct on stack [like gdk_color_parse()]
  9. Added powerful color selection via _color_button_new() function (see docs).