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Release Digest: GNOME, November 16, 2003

Nov 17, 2003, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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GOK 0.9.3


We'd like to announce the release of version 0.9.3 of GOK, the GNOME Onscreen Keyboards Suite. This release is of special interest to translators, since for the first time all of GOK's dynamic keyboards can be localized and translated. Please help, and thanks to all who have contributed to GOK's 35 existing translations.

Please see the special README-TRANSLATORS file also. If you are planning to use GOK in a non-latin locale, please contact gnome-accessibility-devel@gnome.org, since we'd like to make sure GOK is working well in your locale.

What is it?

GOK is designed to allow access to the GNOME desktop and other X applications by people who cannot use a physical keyboard, or in situations where a physical keyboard is not present.

What's new in 0.9.3?

What's new in GOK 0.9.3

  • Lots of Internationalization improvements:
    • Merged the gok_i18n branch into HEAD.
    • GOK Keyboards are now marked for translation.
    • Improved support for compose-key sequences.
    • Can support matching more than one modifier at once, useful for international keyboards with multiple glyphs per keycap.
    • More strings marked for translation.
  • Efficiency improvements.
  • Fix for building without XInput.
  • Prevent GOK from occluding itself with its dialogs.
  • GOK can now present buttons for 'nameless' UI elements e.g. those with only icons and not text labels.
  • GOK now reacts to state-changes in UI elements which it is presenting in a UI-Grab keyboard.
  • We now require intltool 0.27.3 to build GOK.
  • Fixes for 125156, 121445, 107211, 108137, 107857, 122109, 117049, 125319, and more.


G Karunakar (hi)

Where can I get it ?



Bill and the rest of the GOK team