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Release Digest: GNOME, October 12, 2003

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GHex 2.5.0

GHex 2.5.0 "Bat Barf" is here

featuring a type conversion dialog and advanced find option (which gives your all-time favourite binary editor a whole new colorful 70's look) - courtesy of David Hammerton. a few minor bugs also got fixed in the process. thanks, David!
on the printing front, the print preview behaviour and some problems with gnome_print_job_close() were fixed by Shivaram and myself.=20

as usual, available at

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ghex/2.5/

regards,

jaKa


Liferea 0.4.0

Application

Liferea 0.4.0

Description

Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is an RSS/RDF news aggregator which also supports CDF channels, Atom/Echo/PIE feeds, and OCS directories. It's intended to be a clone of the Windows-only FeedReader. It can be used to maintain a list of subscribed feeds, browse and search through their items, and displays their contents using GtkHTML.

Enhancements

  • Feeds are now saved permanently, newly downloaded items are merged with the old item list. To do so <item rdf:about="..."> and <guid> support was added. With this finally implemented the program should now have the most important features for regular usage.
  • Liferea now support a two pane mode to view all items of a feed at once.
  • Added new items provided by mezz7.
  • The program now uses libxml's xmlRecover* functions to read even buggy feeds.

Fixes

  • fixed bug 819959
  • fixed some output problems for OCS directories

Download

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=87005

GNOME Software Map entry

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


gURLChecker 0.7.2

Application

gURLChecker 0.7.2 (unstable branch)

Description

gURLChecker is a web links checker.
It can work on a whole site, a single local page or a browser bookmarks file.

Enhancements

  • Task #2240 (Bookmarks check) is 30% ok. This is a very experimental feature. Bug reports and freature requests are welcome :-) For the moment, only XBEL format can be checked and bookmarks can not be modified (there is also some encoding problems).
  • "pixmaps" directory has been removed. Pictures are now under "ui" directory, with glade file. Maintainers should adapt their packages.
  • Alexander Hunziker <alex.hunziker@rega-sense.ch> maintain the german translation.
  • Minor search updates.
  • Some code reorganization.

Fixes

  • Correction of Bug #5808 (Query string is added on redirections).

Download

http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/gurlchecker/unstable/0.7/gurlchecker-0.7.2.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

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


festival-gaim 0.70

Application

festival-gaim 0.70

Description

Gaim plugin which enable you hear your incoming messages using voice synthesis.
Añadido de gaim que permite escuchar los mensajes que recibas, usando síntesis de voz.

Enhancements

  • Updated code to gaim 0.70 head files
  • Added new feature for announcing buddy events
  • In order bypass a slurry of names when first connecting, it waits to be activated 10 sec until after the last connection.

Download

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89763

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/festival-gaim


gcalctool 4.3.15

Application

gcalctool

Description

gcalctool is the desktop calculator that's in GNOME 2.4.

It has Basic, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it uses multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree of accuracy.

This release is for the GNOME 2.4.1 call for tarballs.

Changes since the last version (4.3.3).

  • Fixed bug 124172. The "+" character on a German keyboard is on the lower level of a key (i.e. the Shift key doesn't need to be down). Added another mask/keysym pair to the "+" entry to handle this.
  • Fixed bug 120737. Changed the accessible text for the OR button from "Logical OR" to "logical OR" so that it's not changed by FreeTTS's token to words module to "logical Oregon".
  • Fixed bug #123948. Removed the GTK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED flag to allow the depreciated GtkItemFactory, to successfully build against latest Gtk+.
  • Fixed bug 123724. Hitting Esc now does the same as hitting Control-Backspace; i.e. the CE (clear entry) functionality.
  • Fixed enhancement #65806. Changed that label for e^x (e superscript x) to use an italised "e".
  • Fixed bug 118826. The keyboard shortcuts for the six hex. digits are now "A" to "F". The functions that previously used those letters have been reassigned to their lowercase equivalents.
  • Fixed bug 122408. The tooltips for the numeric buttons (0-9) have been removed as they are redundant.
  • Fixed bug 120749. When gcalctool is displaying a menu, typing Alt+Tab can no longer switch windows.
  • Fixed bug 120745 (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=120745) Accessible names have now been added to each of the widgets in the mode panel when in Scientific mode.
  • Fixed bug 122373. The numeric radix char for the users locale is now derived using nl_langinfo().
  • Fixed bug 120605. Gcalctool debug messages are no longer translatable strings.

NOTE: The online help is currently out of date w.r.t. to the (minor) changes needed to fix bug #118826. The gcalctool man pages are correct though.

New translations (thankyou!)

"ta" (Tamil) - Fatih Demir
"fa" (Farsi) - Pablo Saratxaga
"hu" (Hungarian) - Andras Timar

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gcalctool/4.3/

[Although some of the ftp mirrors may take a little while to sync].

--
Rich Burridge


festival-gaim 0.71

Application

festival-gaim 0.71

Description

Gaim plugin which enable you hear your incoming messages using voice synthesis.
Añadido de gaim que permite escuchar los mensajes que recibas, usando síntesis de voz.

Fixes

  • Updated for gaim 0.71.

Download

http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=89763

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/festival-gaim


gnome-games 2.4.1

gnome-games "Only Slightly Bent" 2.4.1

Since 2.4.0 was so perfect we've had to release another version. There have been several translation updates and some bugs fixed. The most user-visible change is that gnotravex doesn't crash when asked to give a hint.

You can get it at

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

  • Callum

GNOME User Docs 2.4.1

Application

General GNOME User Documentation 2.4.1

Description

This package contains general GNOME user documentation which is not directly associated with any particular GNOME application or package.

Enhancements

Updates to User Guide for 2.4.1 release - Eugene O'Connor

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome2-user-docs/2.4/ --
John Fleck
jfleck@inkstain.net (h)
http://www.inkstain.net

"It makes me mad when someone writes or draws something that I can't get right away!"

  • Zippy the Pinhead

totem 0.99.6

Hey,

Totem "Out Of Control" 0.99.6 is released.

Totem is movie player for the Gnome desktop based on xine. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as a pretty complete keyboard navigation.

It comes with added functionality such as:

  • Video thumbnailer for GNOME
  • Webcam utility
  • Nautilus properties tab

Requirements

  • GNOME 2.2

And for the backend:

  • xine-lib 1.0 rc0a or better (CVS recommended for ALSA users) or
  • gstreamer 0.6.x or 0.7.x

It is advised that distributors ship the xine backend by default.

If Totem locks up on startup, before showing the main window, please read:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=111349
and for possible work-arounds:
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=111880

The upstream bug is:
http://bugs.xfree86.org//cgi-bin/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=260

Changes

  • Shuffle option in playlist
  • Make HTTP proxies work again
  • Fix scaling, fullscreen and visualisation in GStreamer backend
  • Get the title of all the tracks when playing an Audio CD
  • Plenty of fixes for streams playback (playback on start works, no network activity when paused)
  • Much faster playlist parsing when the files contain known good extensions
  • Make properties menu unsensitive when we didn't manage to open a file, or the logo was shown
  • Fix restoration of the size on restart after exit in fullscreen
  • Remove selected entries from the playlist with 'Delete'
  • Use 'eject' to eject CDs and DVDs
  • Fix parsing of some ASX playlists
  • Ignore empty lines in .m3u files
  • Make Shift+F10 display a popup menu
  • Fix access keys
  • Fix drag and dropping local files with '%' in their name
  • Update the "skip to" spinner as time passes
  • Fix a hang on exit when playing back a song with visual effects on and paused
  • A lot of API changes in the BaocnVideoWidget, cleanups

Translations

Abel Cheung: zh_TW.po
Gil 'Dolfin' Osher: he.po
Dafydd Harries: cy.po
Mugurel Tudor: ro.po
Tommi Vainikainen: fi.po
KAMAGASAKO Masatoshi: ja.po
Maxim Dzumanenko: uk.po
Jordi Mallach: ca.po
Francisco Javier F. Serrador: es.po
Christophe Merlet (RedFox): fr.po
Gnome PL Team: pl.po
Christian Rose: sv.po
Duarte Loreto: pt.po
Miloslav Trmac: cs.po
Christian Neumair: de.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr@Latn.po
Jang,Jae-Man: ko.po

Download

http://hadess.net/totem.php3
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/totem/0.99/

---
Bastien Nocera <hadess@hadess.net>
Are you ever going to do the dishes? Or will you change your major to biology?


Liferea 0.4.1

Application

Liferea 0.4.1

Description

Liferea (Linux Feed Reader) is an RSS/RDF news aggregator which also supports CDF channels, Atom/Echo/PIE feeds, and OCS directories. It's intended to be a clone of the Windows-only FeedReader.

Enhancements

  • Basic OPML support (reads the compatible parts of OML too)
  • Added a file selection dialog to the new subscription dialog to make local file subscriptions more comfortable.
  • Added a feed type autodetection function which can be selected in the new subscription dialog.
  • Added a update all feeds on startup preference, the program now automatically updates all feeds on startup if this option is enabled. The option is disabled by default.

Fixes

  • Startup output message of used proxy was broken.
  • Fixed broken "update all" toolbar button.
  • Fixed the 100% cpu usage when detached from console.

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/liferea/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


libgda 1.0.1
libgnomedb 1.0.1

libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framewok for developing database-oriented applications, and actually allow access to PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite, FireBird/Interbase, IBM DB2, mSQL and MS SQL server, as well as MS Access and xBase files and ODBC data sources.

libgda/libgnomedb are the base of the database support in the GNOME Office application suite, providing database access for many features in both Gnumeric and Abiword.

This is a bugfix release, containing fixes for various bugs found by users in the 1.0.0 release.

libgda 1.0.1

  • Fixed clearing of GdaQuarkList's (laurent)
  • Added GType-registration for enums, needed for C++ bindings (murray)
  • Fixed typos in documentation and added more information for MySQL provider (laurent)
  • Added missing prototype to gda-client.h (laurent)
  • Fixed detection of mSQL libraries/headers (chris)
  • Fixed mSQL provider handling on non-queries (chris)
  • Fixed #117202: adapted to API changes in tds_connect (seth)
  • Fixed #121403: freed memory being used (rodrigo)
  • Fixed #123342: crash on exit in Gnumeric (rodrigo)
  • Added missing documentation for GdaBlob (rodrigo)
  • Updated translations:
    • cs (miroslav)
    • fi (pauli)
    • fr (christophe)
    • pt (duarte)
    • sk (stanislav)
    • sr (danilo)
    • sr@Latn (danilo)
    • sv (christian)

libgnomedb 1.0.1

  • Fixed problems with gtksourceview compilation (rodrigo)
  • Made labels non-selectable in gray bar widget (álvaro)
  • Fill background color with GTK style color in gray bar (álvaro)
  • Use GTK default text color in grid titles for gnome-database-properties (rodrigo)
  • Dont g_free GtkWidget's in gray bar widget finalization (rodrigo)
  • Updated translations:
    • sk (stanislav)

Tarballs are available at
ftp://ftp.gnome-db.org/pub/gnome-db/sources/v1.0.1/

To install this new version, you'll need:

  • libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
  • libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, libgnome/ui, libglade, libbonoboui and, optionally, gtksourceview

You can find more information at the projects' homepage (http://www.gnome-db.org), or you can ask any question/propose anything you want in the GNOME-DB mailing list, which is available at http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-db-list.


meld-0.9.0

Description

Meld is a GNOME 2 visual diff and merge tool. It integrates especially well with CVS. The diff viewer lets you edit files in place and diffs update dynamically.

Enhancements

  • Completely reworked preferences.
  • Editor for file name filters
  • Editor for regular expression filters
  • New CVS options.
  • Added CVS console.
  • CVS view now uses .cvsignore and has a better Entries parser.
  • Allow long running operations to be interrupted.

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/meld/meld-0.9.0.tgz?download

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GNOME Fifth Toe 2.4.0

Welcome to Fifth Toe 2.4.0

The Fifth Toe release is a collection of cool, useful and fun GNOME applications. You can find a wide variety of applications in our latest release. The included applications range from Gnumeric an excellent spreadsheet application to gaim a well known instant messaging client.

We would like to take the time now to thank everyone who has helped make the 2.3 beta series and this 2.4 release possible. We would especially like to thank the maintainers of the applications in the Fifth Toe release.

Without further ado, here is the cumulative list of packages in the 2.4.0 GNOME Fifth Toe release.

Abiword 2.0.0 - cross platform word processor
balsa 2.0.15 - email client
camorama 0.17 - web cam client with upload capabilities
dia 0.91 - diagram application
drivel 0.9.1 - a dropline web logging client
gaim 0.70 - multi protocol instant messaging client
galeon 1.3.9 - web browser
gcompris 3.2 - children's educational games
gDeskCal 0.54 - desktop calender application
ghex 2.3 - hex editor
glade 2.0.0 - GTK/GNOME gui designer
gnomeicu 0.99 - icq client
gnotime 2.1.7 - time tracker application
gnumeric 1.2.0 - spreadsheet application
gob2 2.0.6 - GObject builder library
gpaint2 0.2.3 - simple graphics program
gswitchit 2.3.3 - keyboard layout manager
gtetrinet 0.7.5 - tetrinet client
gthumb 2.1.6 - Thumbnailing application
gurlchecker 0.6.0 - url checking application
hardware monitor 0.7 - system monitoring applet
heartbeat 0.2 - server monitoring system
libgda / libgnomedb 1.0 - gnome database libraries
meld 0.8.5 - visual diff and merge utility
mergeant 0.12.1 - gui database tool
monster masher 1.3 - multi level game
mrproject 0.9.1 - project and resource management application
pan 0.14.2 - usenet client
regexxer 0.4 - regular expression build and test suite
seahorse 0.7.3 - gnugpg client
seti-applet 2.1.3 - seti client applet
sound juicer 0.5.3 - cd ripping utility
streamtuner 0.10.0 - Internet music stream browser
tsclient 0.120.0 - remote desktop client
workrave 1.4.0 - Repetitive stress injury prevention utility
xchat 2.0.5 - IRC client