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Release Digest: GNOME, November 5, 2003

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Monster Masher 1.4

Gnomes grow up. So do monsters. The surprising thing is that the same is true for rocks. Don't believe me? See for yourself if your hardware is large enough...

What's new since 1.4:

  • Support for multiple tile sizes. Included are 24x24 pixel (same as in previous releases) tiles and 32x32 tiles. Monster Masher will automatically select the large tiles if the screen is big enough (above 1024x768).
  • Replaced the ugly animation when the gnome was pushing blocks with a neat magic overlay on blocks!
  • Code cleanup, including proper exception handling
  • New and updated translations (by Metin Amiroff, Kostas Papadimas, Michiel Sikkes, Artur Flinta)

About Monster Masher:

In the old days, before man entered the world, the gnomes were abundant. Through centuries of hard labour, only slightly eased by the levitational powers provided to them by their god, they bored out shafts and caves in the mountains. Always seeking the precious stones and valuable ore...

Monster Masher is a GPL'ed mash'em-up action game for GNOME. Each level contains a number of blocks and monsters. You're a little gnome running around. By pushing the blocks you can mash the monsters one at a time. There are various power-ups and different kinds of monsters.

http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/monster-masher/ http://www.cs.auc.dk/~olau/monster-masher/screenshots.html

The requirements are Gnome 2.2 and the gtkmm and gnomemm-all libraries from www.gtkmm.org/.

Fullscreen mode is on the todo list so that people with 1024x768 displays can enjoy large gnomes (and monsters and rocks) too.

Ole Laursen

GNUSim8085 1.2.3


GNUSim8085 1.2.3


A simulator and assembler for the Intel 8085 Mircroprocessor


  • Added RPM packages
  • Added Slackware packages
  • UI enhancements


  • Changed package files
  • Added "make install" doc directory miss



GNOME Software Map entry


Epiphany 1.0.5


What is it?

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

What's changed?

Epiphany 1.0.5


  • Fixes for printing dialogue when shown from mozilla (Christian)
  • Don't show a failure dialogue when cancelling the print dialogue shown from mozilla (Christian)
  • Initialise the print dialogue also when shown from mozilla (Christian)
  • Always show the print dialogue when printing from mozilla (Christian)
  • Only allow printing the selection when there really is one (Christian)


  • ca (Jordi Mas)
  • ga (David O'Callaghan)
  • sk (Marcel Telka)
  • sv (Christian Rose)

Where can I get it?

Source code:

Epiphany 1.0 requires Mozilla 1.4, 1.4.1, or 1.5.
The suggested version is Mozilla 1.5:

More about dependencies and installation tips: http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany/downloads.html