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Release Digest: GNOME, November 30, 2003

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Sodipodi 0.33

Version 0.33 of your favourite vector drawing application is released.

Sodipodi 0.33 release notes


This release incorporates lots of bugfixes and enhancements that have accumulated during the 6 month period.

  • Experimental spsvgview slideshow program from the same codebase (Lauris)
  • Page border and paper color can be modified (Lauris)
  • Text linespacing can be modified (Lauris)
  • Select all and clear all actions (Masatake)
  • Support mousewheel (Tomas)
  • Full in-place Gtk+ IM support (Yukihiro)
  • Support fonts that have assigned mapping at unicode private area (Lauris)
  • Works again on 64 bit machines (Mitsuru)
  • New node joining mode, adding new line between nodes (Bob)
  • XML editor supports moving of branches (Mental)
  • Text properties can be applied to multiple text objects (Petr)
  • Basic support for xml:space attribute (Mitsuru)
  • Tab cycling mode is configurable (Frank, Lauris)
  • Repeat transformation method (Lauris)
  • Bugfixes (everyone)

Availability
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=4054

30/11/2003
Lauris Kaplinski


gcompris 4.2

Application

gcompris 4.2

Description

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.

Enhancements

  • Added a new drawing activity where the kid must redo a given image. It supports computer checkings and tells where the errors are.
  • Now esd no more used by default as the sound output but the default libao output. this maybe changed using gcompris -A or editing /etc/libao.conf. Use 'gcompris -A list' to list all possible audio output

Fixes

  • Draw activity fixed raise/lower button
  • In the menu, sound icons are red if sound init failed
  • Patch from PUYDT Julien to fix the random cursor color
  • in geography activity, the map is moved on the right for better looking
  • added a default locale entry in the configure menu. This is the selected on by default now. Thanks to the debian team for their support.

Download

http://ofset.sf.net/gcompris

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GARNOME 0.28.2

Hey hey hey,

GARNOME 0.28.2 is out, for all the keen beans eager to try out the new GNOME 2.5.0 testing series. You can find it here:

http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/garnome/

Changes since the last official GARNOME release (not the hacking releases):

The following packages have been removed:

       Category 'gnome':
          drwright

The following packages have been added:

       Category 'bootstrap':
          xcursor..................1.0.2

       Category 'gnome':
          dasher...................3.2.0
          gksu.....................0.9.18
          grip.....................3.1.2
          jamboree.................0.3
          libgnetwork..............0.0.2
          mlview...................0.6.1
          monkey-bubble............0.1.6
          multisync................0.80
          screem...................0.8.0

       Category 'misc':
          openbox..................3.0

The following packages have been upgraded:

       Category 'bootstrap':
          bison....................1.875
          freetype.................2.1.5

       Category 'gnome':
          ORBit2...................2.9.1
          abiword..................2.0.0
          acme.....................2.4.2
          at-spi...................1.3.8
          atk......................1.5.0
          battfink.................0.6.2
          bug-buddy................2.5.0
          conglomerate.............0.7.4
          control-center...........2.5.0
          dia......................0.92.2
          eel......................2.5.2
          eog......................2.5.0.1
          evolution................1.4.5
          file-roller..............2.5.0
          gDesklets................0.24.1
          gail.....................1.5.1
          gaim.....................0.73
          gal......................1.99.10
          galeon...................1.3.10
          gcalctool................4.3.22
          gconf-editor.............2.5.1
          gdm......................2.4.4.5
          gedit....................2.5.0
          gftp.....................2.0.16
          ggv......................2.5.0
          ghex.....................2.5.1
          gimp.....................1.3.22
          gkrellm..................2.1.19
          glabels..................1.92.3
          glade....................2.0.1
          glib.....................2.3.0
          gnome-applets............2.5.1
          gnome-blog...............0.7
          gnome-common.............2.4.0
          gnome-desktop............2.5.1
          gnome-games..............2.5.1
          gnome-icon-theme.........1.1.2
          gnome-media..............2.5.1
          gnome-network............1.99.5
          gnome-panel.............gcompris 4.2.2.5.1
          gnome-session............2.5.1
          gnome-speech.............0.2.8
          gnome-system-monitor.....2.5.1
          gnome-system-tools.......0.29.0
          gnome-terminal...........2.5.0
          gnome-themes.............2.5.0
          gnome-themes-extras......0.4
          gnome-utils..............2.5.0
          gnome-vfs................2.5.2
          gnome2-user-docs.........2.4.1
          gnopernicus..............0.7.1
          gnumeric.................1.2.1
          gok......................0.9.3
          gossip...................0.6
          gpdf.....................0.111
          gst-plugins..............0.7.2
          gstreamer................0.7.2
          gswitchit................2.5.0
          gthumb...................2.1.9
          gtk+.....................2.3.0
          gtkhtml..................3.0.9
          gtkmm....................2.2.8
          gtksourceview............0.7.0
          gucharmap................1.2.0
          gworldclock..............1.2
          libbonobo................2.4.2
          libbonoboui..............2.4.1
          libgda...................1.1.0
          libglade.................2.3.1
          libglademm...............2.1.2
          libgnome.................2.5.0
          libgnomecanvas...........2.5.0
          libgnomedb...............1.1.0
          libgnomeprint............2.5.0
          libgnomeprintui..........2.5.0
          libgnomeui...............2.5.0
          libgsf...................1.8.2
          libgtkhtml...............2.5.0
          libgtop..................2.5.0
          libmrproject.............0.10
          libsoup..................1.99.26
          libxklavier..............0.95
          libxml2..................2.6.2
          libxslt..................1.1.0
          loudmouth................0.14.1
          metacity.................2.6.3
          mrproject................0.10
          nautilus.................2.5.2
          nautilus-cd-burner.......0.6.0
          nautilus-media...........0.5.0
          pango....................1.3.0
          pkgview..................1.0.4
          quick-lounge-applet......2.0.3
          rhythmbox................0.6.1
          sound-juicer.............0.5.8
          totem....................0.99.8
          tsclient.................0.124
          yelp.....................2.4.2
          zenity...................1.7

       Category 'misc':
          mozilla..................1.5
          redhat-artwork...........0.88
          ximian-artwork...........0.2.29
          xine-lib.................1-rc2

       Category 'mono':
          gtk-sharp................0.14
          mono.....................0.28
          monodoc..................0.7

Thanks,

  • Jeff

--
Come to gnome.conf.au 2004! http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/2004/gnome.conf.au/

Wake up and smell the penguin.


Gweled 0.3

Application

Gweled 0.3

Description

A Bejeweled/Diamond Mine clone for Gnome

Enhancements

  • svg file for the cursor and the background tiles
  • remove the unnecessary and intrusive "illegal move" message
  • start new game by clicking anywhere in the game window
  • optimize board refresh routine (smoother animations)
  • does not score when "hint" is used
  • instant-apply board size setting (SVG finally pays)

Fixes

  • png icon for the window
  • do not loose before the first bonus
  • bonus does not score insane amounts of points
  • implement preferences (although difficulty has no effect at this point)

Download

http://sebdelestaing.free.fr/gweled/Release/gweled-0.3.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

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


gnome-pkgview 1.0.4

Application

gnome-pkgview 1.0.4 (Wandle)

Description

Displays the version of desktop components installed, and makes a stab at your overall GNOME version.

Enhancements

  • support detection of more common distributions (PLD - thanks to Grzegorz Goławski <grzegol@pld-linux.org>, Solaris, Fedora).
  • substitute $(target) in package descriptions.

Download

http://www.greatnorthern.demon.co.uk/packages/gnome-pkgview/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


tsemgr-0.08

Application

tsemgr tsemgr-0.08

Description

tsemgr is a gtk application to manage the sonyericsson t68 mobile phone. you can read and send short messages (sms), view and edit the phonebook, upload files via irda and bluetooth and turn your phone into a remote control for your linux box.

Enhancements

  • GNU Autotools support
  • UTF-8 support for phonebook stuff

Fixes

  • Should compile under Solaris now
  • Many others ;)

Download

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=74032

GNOME Software Map entry

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


libgda 1.0.2
libgnomedb 1.0.2

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 1.0.1 release.

libgda 1.0.2

  • Register missing structs as boxed types (murray, laurent)
  • Fixed memory leaks in MySQL provider (paisa)
  • Added more API documentation (laurent)
  • Implemented missing case in gda_datamodelto_xml, where standalone XML files were not being generated (laurent)
  • Fixed compilation problems when enabling BSD compatibility layer on Linux (jonathan)
  • Fixed gda_value_copy for GdaNumeric values (david)
  • Use $(libdir) as the directory for installing libraries instead of $(prefix)/lib (fredreric)
  • Fixes for 64bit platforms (fredreric)
  • Fixed crash in MDB provider (filip)
  • Added missing emission of signals in data model class (gonzalo)
  • Updated translations:
    • cs (miroslav)
    • es (pablo)
    • ja (aihana)
    • nl (vincent)
    • pt (duarte)
    • sr (danilo)

libgnomedb 1.0.2

  • Avoid creating data sources with duplicating names in GnomeDbDsnConfigDruid widget (laurent)
  • Fixes for 64bit platforms (fredreric)
  • Implemented missing gnome_dbcomboset_model (gonzalo)
  • Updated translations:
    • cs (miroslav)
    • el (pkst)
    • fi (pauli)
    • nl (vincent)
    • pt (duarte)
    • sr (danilo)
    • sw (christian)

Tarballs are available at
ftp://ftp.gnome-db.org/pub/gnome-db/sources/v1.0.2/

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.


gnome-network 1.99.5

I love libtool

GNOME Network (http://www.gnome.org/projects/gnome-network/) is a set of client network-oriented tools, which currently contains a network information tool, a remote shell and desktop clients, a personal web server and a desktop sharing tool.

Changes since 1.99.4

General:

  • Redid tarball with jhbuild's libtool, since Debian sid's was creating an invalid one (Rodrigo Moya)
  • Use libvncserver-config to detect libvncserver CFLAGS and LIBS (Marcin Krzynanowski)

Tarballs can be downloaded from
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-network/1.99/
Apart from the tarball in this release, you will need:

Bugs can be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org

Suggestions, patches, comments, etc can be sent to gnome-network-list@gnome.org


gLabels 1.93.0

Application

gLabels 1.93.0

Description

gLabels is a lightweight program for creating labels and business cards for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you``ll find at most office supply stores.

Enhancements

  • Replaces the multiple object properties dialogs with a single dock-able sidebar.
  • Adds zoom "to fit" capability.

Download

http://glabels.sourceforge.net/download/

GNOME Software Map entry

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