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GNOME Summary: November 30 - December 6, 2003

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This is the GNOME Summary for 2003-11-30 - 2003-12-06

Table of Contents
  1. We'll Miss You, Bambino
  2. New Foundation Board Elected!
  3. GNOME Development Release 2.5.1!
  4. Robert Love to give help desktop/linux integration
  5. Anjuta 1.2.0 Released
  6. Evolution 1.5.0 Released
  7. GNOME System Tools 0.30.0 Released
  8. Epiphany 1.1.1 Released
  9. Planner 1.0 Roadmap
  10. Towards Gossip 0.7
  11. GNOME Platform Bindings release set
  12. GAIM and Evolution Integration
  13. Gnome Wishlist from OSNews
  14. AbiWord 2.0.2 released
  15. Inkscape 0.36
  16. This weeks translation stats
  17. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
  18. New and Updated Software

1. We'll Miss You, Bambino

The GNOME community says goodbye to one of it's own. Ettore Perazolli, one of the main hackers of Evolution and the number three employee of Ximian passed away suddenly on December 10. Our hearts and thoughts go out to Ettore's Family and Friends. Good bye Ettore, we hope you dwell in a better place and in peace.

2. New Foundation Board Elected!

A new foundation board has been elected. Good luck to the new Foundation board for the new year!
The new foundation board consists of:
Owen Taylor - Glynn Foster - Jody Goldberg - Jeff Waugh - Luis Villa - Jonathan Blandford - Nat Friedman - Leslie Proctor - Bill Haneman - Dave Camp - Malcolm Tredinnick

3. GNOME Development Release 2.5.1!

GNOME Development release 2.5.1 "Hey, I'm at least housebroken" is ready for consumption for those of you with strong commits and great bug bashing-fu. Bugbuddy and Bugzilla are ready for you!


4. Robert Love to give help desktop/linux integration

>From Jeff's blog is an interesting tidbit. Robert Love is being hired by the Ximian/Suse division to work on kernel support of the desktop.


5. Anjuta 1.2.0 Released

Anjuta 1.2.0 features a number of new bugfixes, and according to Naba Kumar, the lead developer, it is 99% stable.
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.


6. Evolution 1.5.0 Released

Evolution 1.5 has fixed some major architectural issues and sees the splitting out of the addressbook, calendar and task data access into a separate library for other projects to use. Shell components are now much more simplified. Note that is a development release - and not for general day-to-day use. Evolution is a project to provide integrated mail, addressbook and calendaring functionality to the GNOME desktop.


7. GNOME System Tools 0.30.0 Released

The 0.30.0 release of GNOME System Tools has been mostly for frontends polishing, aimed to make easier the distro porting that will happen in the next releases.
The GNOME System Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about the underlying system and provides the same user interface across the different types of systems.


8. Epiphany 1.1.1 Released

Epiphany 1.1.1 features numerous bugfixes, an improved downloader (with a tray icon) and more.
Epiphany is the default GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.


9. Planner 1.0 Roadmap

The Planner (formerly MrProject) hackers have released a draft roadmap for Planner version 1.0.
Planner is a tool for planning, scheduling and tracking projects for the GNOME Desktop. Planner is an open source project aiming at being a better alternative than the available proprietary tools.


10. Towards Gossip 0.7

The Gossip developers have identified a number of bugs which they would like to fix before releasing version 0.7. The current bugcount for 0.7 milestone stands at 31.
Gossip is an instant messaging client for GNOME. Layered on top of the open protocol Jabber is a clean and easy-to-use interface, providing users of the GNOME Desktop a friendly way to keep in touch with their friends.


11. GNOME Platform Bindings release set

Murray Cumming recently announced the GNOME Platform Bindings release set, featuring a proper schedule and rules to work within. Presently, the set includes gtkmm (C++), gtk2-perl (Perl) with beta bindings for C#, and hopefully, pyGTK (Python) would join the set soon.


12. GAIM and Evolution Integration

Christian Hammond has been busy integrating the GAIM instant messenger with the development version of Evolution. The work allows the Evolution addressbook to be used as a source of instant messaging information.


13. Gnome Wishlist from OSNews

OSNews has published a list of some of existing weaknesses in GNOME that they would like to see fixed in the future.


14. AbiWord 2.0.2 released

A new version of Abiword was released this week. Improvements include footnotes, and table handling.


15. Inkscape 0.36

The new version of Inkscape has been released. This includes quite a bit of improvements. Please check it out at their home page! The Inkscape application is an open source SVG editor with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, Visio, etc. Supported SVG features include basic shapes, paths, text, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, node editing, svg-to-png export, grouping, and more.


16. This weeks translation stats

This weeks translation statistics.


18. New and Updated Software

CVSGnome Build Script - CVSGnome Build Script
Planner - Project management application
Libcroco - The Gnome CSS manipulation toolkit
GChemPaint - 2D chemical structures editor
gnubiff - Mail notifier.
HTML Code Convert - Convert HTML CGI
Conglomerate - User-friendly XML editor
gnome-mlview - xml editor for gnome
GNOME Desktop Themes - GNOME desktop themes
GNOME Terminal - terminal console application
Giriver - Iriver Gnome pygtk app
gramps - GNOME based genealogy program
Greenwich - Whois client for GNOME
Liferea - RSS/RDF news aggregator

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME Software map: http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/latest.php

17. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity

This information is from http://bugzilla.gnome.org, which hosts bug and feature reports for most of the Gnome modules. If you would like to join the bug hunt, subscribe to the gnome-bugsquad mailing list.

Currently open: 10484 (In the last week: New: 640, Resolved: 678, Difference: -38)

Modules with the most open bugs (excluding enhancement requests):

nautilus: 746 (In the last week: New: 59, Resolved: 75, Difference: -16)
gtk+: 645 (In the last week: New: 27, Resolved: 41, Difference: -14) control-center: 254 (In the last week: New: 14, Resolved: 6, Difference: +8)
gnome-vfs: 239 (In the last week: New: 3, Resolved: 5, Difference: -2)
GnuCash: 219 (In the last week: New: 16, Resolved: 9, Difference: +7)
gnome-panel: 209 (In the last week: New: 33, Resolved: 41, Difference: -8)
gnome-applets: 169 (In the last week: New: 18, Resolved: 13, Difference: +5)
galeon: 162 (In the last week: New: 28, Resolved: 22, Difference: +6)
GIMP: 158 (In the last week: New: 27, Resolved: 26, Difference: +1)
dia: 154 (In the last week: New: 6, Resolved: 7, Difference: -1)
balsa: 124 (In the last week: New: 2, Resolved: 11, Difference: -9)
epiphany: 124 (In the last week: New: 33, Resolved: 27, Difference: +6)
sawfish: 117 (In the last week: New: 0, Resolved: 0, Difference: 0)
gnome-terminal: 112 (In the last week: New: 9, Resolved: 7, Difference: +2)
metacity: 111 (In the last week: New: 6, Resolved: 11, Difference: -5)

Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most bugs:

newren math utah edu: 215 bugs closed.
hadess hadess net: 28 bugs closed.
daniel veillard com: 24 bugs closed.
chpe+gnomebugz stud uni-saarland de: 24 bugs closed.
vincent vuntz net: 22 bugs closed.
padraig obriain sun com: 22 bugs closed.
fherrera onirica com: 15 bugs closed.
maclas gmx de: 12 bugs closed.
sven gimp org: 11 bugs closed.
bill haneman sun com: 11 bugs closed.
gnome flowerday cx: 10 bugs closed.
sandmann daimi au dk: 10 bugs closed.
m_kretzschmar gmx net: 9 bugs closed.
martin wehner epost de: 9 bugs closed.
maggi athena polito it: 9 bugs closed.

Gnome Summary is brought to you by: Sri Ramkrishna, Sayamindu Dasgupta, Jim Hodapp, and Andrew Coulam.

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