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Release Digest: GNOME, November 24, 2003

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Ruby-GNOME2 0.8.1


Ruby-GNOME2-0.8.1 is now available.

This is a bugfix release of Ruby-GNOME2-0.8.0. #Though some methods were added ;).

Changes since version 0.8.0

  • Ruby/GTK
    • Fixed compilation problems for GTK+-2.0.x. [Masao Mutoh]
    • Fixed some bugs. [Masahiro Sakai, Masao Mutoh]
    • Added Gtk::Tree* methods for GTK+-2.2.x. [Matthew Berg]
      • Ruby/GtkHtml2
    • Fixed compilation problems for libgtkhtml-2.4.1 [Masahiro Sakai]
      • Ruby/Libgda
    • Fixed a bug [Laurent Sansonetti] Notice Ruby/Libgda needs libgda-1.0.2(not released yet) or later.


  • ruby-gtk2
    The minimum package which includes
    Ruby/GLib2, Ruby/GdkPixbuf, Ruby/Pango, Ruby/GTK2.
  • ruby-gstreamer
    The minimum package for Ruby/GStreamer.
    Ruby/GLib2, Ruby/GStreamer.
  • ruby-gnome2
    All of Ruby-GNOME2 libraries.

What's Ruby-GNOME2?

Ruby-GNOME2 is a set of Ruby language bindings for the GNOME 2.x development environment.

Supported libraries are:

  • Ruby/GLib2
  • Ruby/GdkPixbuf2
  • Ruby/Pango
  • Ruby/GTK2
  • Ruby/GNOME2
  • Ruby/GnomeCanvas2
  • Ruby/Libart2
  • Ruby/Libglade2
  • Ruby/GConf2
  • Ruby/GnomeVFS
  • Ruby/GStreamer
  • Ruby/GtkHtml2
  • Ruby/GtkGLExt
  • Ruby/Libgda



File Roller 2.5.0


File Roller 2.5.0


File Roller is an archive manager. It lets you open, modify extract archive files sush as tar and zip.


  • Added unstuff and RPM support.
  • Added ability to rename files and folders.
  • Added Cut/Copy/Paste operations.
  • Add files and folders to the current directory.
  • Added ability to go back and forward in location history.
  • Open the archive in a new window if the current window already has an archive opened.
  • Exit closes only the current window instead of closing all the windows.
  • Zip archives: ask to enter a password if the archive is password protected.
  • Remember extraction dialog options.
  • Substitute "Extract To.." with "Extract Here" in the Nautilus context menu.



GNOME Software Map entry


gcalctool - v4.3.21




gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.

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 2.5 call for tarballs.

Changes since the last version (4.3.16).

  • Fixed bug 65806. For the "1/x", "x^2", "x!", "e^x", "10^x" and "y^x" labels, all occurances of "x" and "y" are now italicized. The "e" in "e^x" is no longer italicized.
  • Fixed bug 127316. The "fix" introduced in gcalctool v4.1.18 to fix Sun Bugtraq bug #1258472 against CDE dtcalc (which was also a problem with gcalctool) was incorrect.
  • Fixed bug 127672. The "=" key on a Swedish keyboard is on the upper level of a key (i.e. the Shift key needs to be down). Added another mask/keysym pair to the "=" entry to handle this.
  • Fixed bug 125625. gcalctool now handles "clicked" events rather than "pressed" ones.
  • Fixed bug 124928. Plugged several memory leaks (thanks Kjartan Maraas).



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

Rich Burridge

Bluefish HTML Editor 0.12


Bluefish HTML Editor 0.12


Bluefish is a programmer's Web development editor designed to save the experienced webmaster some keystrokes. It features a multiple file editor, multiple toolbars, custom menus, image and thumbnail dialogs, open from the Web, CSS dialogs, PHP, HTML, Java

Enhancements & Fixes

Bluefish 0.12 features project management, a better user interface (for example a reworked menu, and improved keyboard navigation), support for remote files using gnome-vfs, a nicer user interface (many new icons and buttons, and general user interface cleanups), many bug fixes and much more.



GNOME Software Map entry