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Release Digest: GNOME, November 9, 2003

Nov 10, 2003, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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Anjuta 1.1.98

Dear all,

Anjuta version 1.1.98 [1] has been released.


Anjuta is a versatile IDE for C and C++, written for GTK/GNOME. Features include project management, application wizards, an onboard interactive debugger, and a powerful source editor with browsing and syntax highlighting.

Home page: http://anjuta.org/.
Screenshots: http://anjuta.org/right_pannel.php?load=screenshots

There are source .tar.gz, Red Hat Linux 9.0 binary, source and documentation packages available at the download page. Other distribution specific binary packages are likely to be released soon by other vendors. It should install fine in RedHat 9, but may require some additional dependencies to be satisfied for RedHat 8.0 systemss.

Release notes for 1.1.98:

New: Double click on margin toggles bookmark.
New: Double click on margin (debugger mode) adds/removes breakpoints.
New: Single click on margin (debugger mode) enables/disables breakpoints New: Find previous added.
New: Emacs style file modeline in files.
Updated: Removed 'page setup' item from the file menu.
Updated: Scintilla (cvs 2003-09-29 -- ver 1.55+)
Updated: No libzvt dependency (means faster operation).
Updated: Performance improvements in Editor.
Updated: Documentations revived in docbook xml format.
Bug fix: Symbol browser now loads properly for new projects.
Bug fix: Fixed many compiler warnings.
Bug fix: Fixed crash bug in Application wizard.
Bug fix: Fixed crash bug in Project Import.
Bug fix: Printing in proper UTF8
Bug fix: Fixed crash bug during project creation.
Bug fix: Fixed clean-before-build bug.
Bug fix: Fixed find in files bugs.
Bug fix: Fixed gettext bug with projects.
Bug fix: Fixed Autoformat
Bug fix: Fixed crash bug with 'Add watch expression'
Bug fix: Fixed debugger freeze ups due to uninitialized strings in target programs.

Happy coding!


[1] This is also the Release Candidate 2 for 1.2.0 final.

gcompris 4.1


gcompris 4.1


GCompris is a full featured education game for kids between 3 and 10. The game includes many different activities like teaching how to use a mouse and keybord, memory games, vector drawing, basic educational games, reading, algebra exerciser and more.


In 4.0 we included the first usable activity developped using the python bindings in gcompris. This showed how great it works and how easy it is now to develop in gcompris. Hope some will take this opportunity.

Here is the description of the water cycle activity in python: http://www.ofset.org/gcompris/boards/fun/watercycle_en.html

Now, using gcompris command line option, you can now use:

  • A to select the audio output device (esd, alsa, oss, arts,...)
  • d <difficulty level> it tells gcompris to display only activities matching this difficulty level.

As for 4.1 release, there as been many improvement in the vector drawing activity. They can now rotate and flip images and items. That's the only vector drawing activity (including proprietary windows software) that I know to be targeting kids.

It's excellent, I moved my older son clement (10 years old) from gcompris to sodipodi without trouble, he knew all the concept, just the buttons changed.

Even with 40 different activities, gcompris maybe looks like a complete education application.

Not to me. We can and must go further there is many activity missing that could help schools and kids all over the worlds.

We also miss an integrated reporting system so that it will be easy for their teachers to monitor what kids are doing well or bad in the school computer lab.

With gcompris, we already created a top level education application that makes most prorietary applications useless and inferior.

Hope to see you soon on the gcompris mailing list ;)


In the board compilation process, activities are no more dinamic linked with anything.

  • about: added credit to the Background Music to Rico Da Halvarez.
  • changed the compilation process (configure.in) to compile python by default now.

Translation Updates

Translation updates:

  • cs.po:Updated Czech translation by Miloslav Trmac
  • fr.po:Updated French translation by Bruno
  • it.po:Updated italian translation by Immacolata Arenga .
  • nl.po:Dutch translation updated by Tino Meinen.
  • sk.po:Updated Slovak translation by Zdenko Podobny.
  • sl.po:created by damjan kovac
  • sr.po, sr@Latn.po: Updated Serbian translation by Danilo Åegan
  • sv.po:Updated Swedish translation by Christian Rose



Assetml data (minimum you need the libassetml and assetml-flags): http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=13320

Optionnaly you can get these one if there is one in your locale: assetml-voices-alphabet
If they are not available, please help the schools and kids of your country, pick up a mic and contribute with your voice.

GNOME Software Map entry


libxml++ 0.27

The libxml++ team is pleased to annouce the release of libxml++ 0.27.


libxml++ is a C++ wrapper for the libxml XML parser library. It has SAX and DOM-like APIs, but does not attempt to conform exactly to the DOM specifications because they are not aimed at C++. Its API is much simpler than the underlying libxml C API.


This release is normaly the last one before API freeze. Next one will be a 1.0 release candidate.


  • Completed documentation
  • Added Element::add_comment (Dan Dennedy)
  • Wrapped xmlIO output buffers and added Document::write_to_stream (Christophe de Vienne)
  • Cleaned and made more consistent Element API (Murray Cumming)
  • Added entities support in DomParser (Murray Cumming)


You can download libxml++ 0.27 from here :



Christophe de Vienne

GNOME Terminal 2.4.2


GNOME Terminal 2.4.2


Standard GNOME terminal application.


Thanks to Kjartan Maraas for hunting memleaks, and Olav Vitters for helping with the herding and tending of bugs.

  • Updated manual.
  • Fix a few minor memory leaks.
  • Translation updates: Jordi Mallach (ca), Miloslav Trmac (cs) G. Karunakar (hi)



GNOME Software Map entry


totem 0.99.8


Totem "the Sound of Silence" 0.99.8 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


  • 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:

The upstream bug is:


  • Online manual from Chee Bin HOH
  • Use the statusbar for buffering feedback
  • Use less memory when there's no video output
  • Fix playback of Quicktime files with reference urls
  • Fix Real playlists support with "stop" commands
  • Support the XvMC video driver
  • Support audio/x-ms-asf data type
  • Added ability to launch totem in fullscreen mode
  • Fix compilation with GTK+ 2.3.x


Abel Cheung: zh_TW.po
David O'Callaghan: ga.po
Kjartan Maraas: no.po
Duarte Loreto: pt.po
Hasbullah Bin Pit: ms.po
Miloslav Trmac: cs.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr.po
Veljko M. Stanojevic: sr@Latn.po
Jordi Mallach: ca.po
Christian Rose: sv.po



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Terminal Server Client 0.130


Terminal Server Client 0.130


tsclient == a frontend for rdesktop and other remote desktop tools


  • now requires rdesktop 1.3 and vnc 4.0
  • remove compact mode
  • add default option, save defaults in ~/.tsclient/default.tsc and it will load at startup
  • added manpage from debian (thanks Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau)
  • added hostname to window title in rdesktop
  • added support for rdesktop sound redirection
  • lots of automake voodoo (thanks Andrew "Netsnipe" Lau)
  • fix location of .desktop file for VFS
  • fixed bug in VNC code



GNOME Software Map entry


grdesktop 0.20


grdesktop 0.20


GNOME frontend for the rdesktop client


  • full GNOME 2 support
  • move from config file to gconf database
  • support for rdesktop 1.3 (RDP v5.1)



GNOME Software Map entry