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Release Digest: GNOME, December 19, 2003

Dec 19, 2003, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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gThumb 2.2.0


gThumb 2.2.0


Image viewer and browser.



Web page: http://gthumb.sourceforge.net

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Java-Gnome 0.8.2

Java-Gnome provides Java libraries for creating GTK+ and GNOME applications using the Java programming language. This is a truly free graphical system for Java, including support for glade, a GUI building tool; for GNOME application developers, it provides a convenient object orientated API without any worries of memory management.=20

Changes since 0.8.1:

  • Initial support for gconf and libgtkhtml added
  • Event handling for gtk Entry widget added
  • Event handling of many gtk Widgets fixed
  • Various other big fixes
  • Restructured source tree, separation of libraries into separate tarballs (one for each major gnome library, where possible; plus an all-in-one tarball containing everything)

The restructuring of the source tree was done so that we can comply with the rules of the new GNOME bindings release set. This is a new group containing gnome bindings, signifying quality of bindings; it is also the first step toward getting applications written in languages other than C accepted in the main gnome desktop.

We will be making a number of other changes in order to comply with the gnome bindings release set:

  • Java-Gnome 0.8.x will now enter maintenance mode. New releases will only include bug fixes.=20
  • Java-Gnome 0.9 branch will be created now. This will include the latest development work, which will be targeted toward gnome 2.5.1.=20 Odd numbered releases such as these will always contain developmental code. Even numbered releases will be stable release, with no API changes
  • Development releases will be made to follow the gnome bindings release schedule. This includes 0.9.0 release in a few days time, followed by releases roughly every two weeks.=20
  • Java-Gnome 1.0 will be released just after Gnome Desktop version 2.6. This will fully support the new gnome 2.6 API; Java-Gnome 1.0.x releases will be bug fix releases only.
  • This will continue, with new stable releases every 6 months, following the gnome release schedules.

Java-Gnome 0.8.2 is available from the java-gnome sourceforge pages. The website will be updated soon to reflect these changes.

We need help

  • Adding support for the latest gnome libraries
  • Translating documentation=20
  • Writing example apps and tutorials
  • Checking our API coverage and usability
  • Testing the latest bindings for gnome 2.5 If you are interested, please do get involved. We will be more than happy to help developers who are new to open source, particularly with the writing of new example apps.

0.8.2 release md5sums:
c1ea2b3c0400a735f6c9b9745fd87aba java-gnome-0.8.2.tar.bz2
47427fed368cc140c298a1df4466dc1b libgtk-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2
2dd9c241349cd113e503bba054064047 libgnome-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2
7619beb2a23872314006414c50076991 libglade-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2
f8b55ba1a75d8607166f21c4fde3a81f libgconf-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2
d1e0f529dd549a3e24c4d0475bc33a40 libvte-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2
89669d3240e59775c294ab31363c85cf libgtkhtml-java-0.8.2.tar.bz2


Mark Howard

libxml++ 1.0.0


The libxml++ team is very pleased to finally announce the release of libxml++ 1.0.0 !


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.




The API is now freezed in the stable branch (1.0.x), so API/ABI compatibility should be kept.
With the release of this first stable version of libxml++, we move the CVS repositery and the releases to gnome servers and from now the main releases will follow the GNOME Bindings Release Schedule (http://www.gnome.org/start/2.5/bindings/).


  • Updated msvc files (Ephraim Vider)
  • Fixed an issue in SaxParser (Murray Cumming)


You can download libxml++ 1.0.0 from here :


Best Regards,

Christophe de Vienne

libgnomeprintmm 2.5.0
libgnomeprintuimm 2.5.0

libgnomeprintmm and libgnomeprintuimm

This is the first release of these C++ bindings for libgnomeprint and libgnomeprintui. They require 2.5.x versions of libgnomeprint and libgnomeprintui, and gtkmm 2.3.x.

libgnomeprint can be used to create postscript output. libgnomeprintui provides some common UI, such as print setup and print preview dialogs.

There is a small working example of libgnomeprintmm. libgnomeprintuimm builds, but will be mostly useless until you send us patches. You should start by trying to create working examples. Patches should be attached to gnomemm bugs:

You can find more information at



Murray Cumming

Rhythmbox 0.6.2


This Rhythmbox release is mostly bugfixes, but I imagine a lot of people will like Jeffrey Yasskin's work on Shuffle and Repeat. Oh, and also saving a playlist won't corrupt your library now :)

Most of the work is going into the 0.7.x development branch, which will hopefully release fairly soon.


Overview of Changes in Rhythmbox 0.6.2

  • Use better algorithms for Shuffle and Repeat [Jeffrey Yasskin]
  • Playlist fixes; make .m3u work [Colin Walters, Bastien Nocera]
  • Make Xine backend use less memory [Bastien Nocera]
  • Fix length parsing from variable-bitrate MP3s [Bastien Nocera]
  • Don't crash adding a station with a duplicate location [Colin Walters]
  • Fix race condition in library searching [Colin Walters]
  • Actually implement Quality column [Colin Walters]
  • Fix usage of G_PARAM_CONSTRUCT_ONLY [Jan Arne Petersen]
  • Change default Korean legacy charset to UHC [Cha Young-Ho]
  • Check libid3tag version [Bastien Nocera]
  • Work around scrollkeeper XML parsing bug [Jordi Mallach]
  • Distcheck fixes [Colin Walters]

New and updated translations:

Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
Christian Neumair (de)
Danilo Segan (sr, sr@Latn)
Miloslav Trmac (cs)
Jordi Mallach (ca)
Duarte Loreto (pt)
Ales Nyakhaychyk (be)
Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)

Conglomerate 0.7.8


Conglomerate 0.7.8


Conglomerate version 0.7.8 - codenamed "What You See Is Hopefully What You Saw Before" has been released.

Conglomerate is a free, user-friendly XML editor. It is particularly aimed at DocBook, but should be able to handle any XML document type.

Since the last release, the main thing that's happened is a big reorganisation of the innards of the main editor widget. This has simplified the code significantly, and puts us in a good position to fix the bugs and speed things up. So hopefully this version will appear to be identical to end-users. Please download it and test that no new bugs have been introduced!

You can download it from the usual place: http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=82766


  • Big reorganisation of the implementation of the editor widget, simplifying the code (me)
  • New GObject class representing an XPath expression, which will help towards some future bugfixes (me)


  • Fixed C99ism build problem on gcc-2.95.4 (Pav Lucistnik)
  • Fixed missing files in POTFILES.in (Marcel Telka, Geert Stappers)
  • Fixed lots of warnings (me)
  • Increased self-tests on cursor validity (me)

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