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Release Digest: GNOME, January 11, 2004

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General Applet Interface Library 0.5.0

Application

General Applet Interface Library 0.5.0

Description

A library to simplify the writing of Gnome Panel applets

Enhancements

  • You can demand OS in the Applet template configuration script.
  • SDL is used for joystick inputs.
  • WindowMaker is autodetected!
  • Darwin/MacOSX supported.

Fixes

  • Applets Resize correctly when the gnome panel is resized.
  • No more debug outputs when the debug is turned off.
  • Don't call the update function twice on initialization.
  • No more gdk_pixbuf warnings messages when the applet lacks of an icon.
  • Lanching a second instance of an applet on the Gnome Panel doesn't cause both applets to crash.

Download

http://gai.sf.net

GNOME Software Map entry

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


gnome-games 2.5.4

This release of gnome-games has some significant changes and is also probably quite buggy (but worth it). Please read the warning at the beginning of the release notes.

Also, I am going to be running away for a week and will be unable to do significant work in the meantime. I expect plenty of bug reports when I get back.

You can find this release at the usual place:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-games/2.5/

And the release notes follow.

  • Callum

gnome-games "Irregular Apocalypse" 2.5.4

WARNING: This release is particularly buggy. The most noticeable of these bugs is that the new statistics dialog in Aisleriot reports nonsense. This is for the very simple reason that I haven't actually written the code to calculate the statistics. The dialog is there for UI review.

Having said that there are many things to enjoy in this release:

Glines: The window is now fully resizeable and there are two new vector-graphics themes (balls and shapes). Try balls with the window maximized. The old ball.png theme has been removed on the grounds of extreme ugliness.

Gnect: The author (Tim Musson) has done an almost complete rewrite of the code. It is now prettier, smaller, and simpler.

Aisleriot: There is a statistics dialog that can be opened from the games menu. It will ultimately contain simple statistics on the games you have played. As I wrote above, it is not complete and is there only to meet the UI freeze deadline. There is no code to produce the statistics. The splash screen has been removed as well.

Gnometris: New default theme and background from Graeme Worthy.

Mahjongg: Clicking quickly works now.


Pigeon CD Recorder 0.3

Application

Pigeon CD Recorder 0.3

Description

A Gnome2 CD Rurner, designed to integrate into the gnome desktop. Can create audio CDs from Mp3s, oggs, wavs, etc., as well as data cds.

Enhancements & Fixes

  • Possibly fix the detection of cd drives
  • Fixed a whole slew of problems with the size-o-meter at the bottom
  • Switched to autoconf 2.53
  • Redid the autoconf-everything (aka copied 95% of it from gstreamer, make 5% apropriate changes)
  • Added prefrence to eject cd after recording
  • Gconfed all the relevant prefrences (cdrecorder, eject, cd recorder speed)
  • Fixed a whole lot of bugs/sloppy mistakes
  • Rearranged a good deal of code

Download

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=98069

Screenshot

http://gnome-cd-burner.sourceforge.net/Pigeon-CD-Recorder-0.3.png

GNOME Software Map entry

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


OpenHacha 0.4

Application

OpenHacha 0.4

Description

OpenHacha is a "free as in freedom" implementation for GNU/Linux of the propietary-and-only-for-MS-Windows program Hacha. OpenHacha is based on the libhacha2 library, courtesy of the Dalle project (http://dalle.sf.net)

With OpenHacha you can split huge files into small chunks and join the chunks then without problems (like cat/split commands).

Enhancements

  • HIG'ed the Gtk# interface. Now is much more clear and Gnome Interface Guidelines compliant. (Thanks ÃÂlvaro Peña)

Download

http://ranty.pantax.net/~rrey/openhacha/openhacha-0.4.tar.bz2

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Sodipodi flags 1.6

Sodipodi flags 1.6

This is the fourth release of the Sodipodi flag collection. This collection currently consist of over 300 different international and local flags. The flags are donated by their authors into the public domain. The flags are in the scalable and free SVG format which today is supported by most major vector graphics programs. Most flags are done using the Sodipodi vector drawing application. In others words these are free flags in a free format made with a free application.

The core collection of flags in this collection are meant to be as accurate as possible. If you discover flags in here that have wrong proportions or wrong colors then please update the flag with the correct colors or sizes and send it to us with an explanation.

New flags are of course also welcomed, but remember we need a clear statement from you that you dedicate the flag to the public domain, preferably using the Creative Commons public domain dedication process found here:
http://creativecommons.org/license/publicdomain-2

We do hope that many of you take some time to help us make this an evenmore complete collection; for instance the missing international flags per ISO 3166 are:
bm, BERMUDA
ky, CAYMAN ISLANDS
fk, FALKLAND ISLANDS (MALVINAS)
sh, SAINT HELENA
tc, TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
vg, VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH

We hope that this collection can be useful to people in many different settings be that in relation to software, publishing, education and so on.

The assembly of this huge collection has been made possible thanks to the hard work of many people. We big thank you goes to all our contributors listed in the CREDITS file distributed with this package. We would especially like to thank Tobias Jacobs who contributed most of the new flags for this release.

You can see all of the currently contributed flags here: http://www.sodipodi.com/index.php3?section=clipart/flags

The creation of these flags had not been possible without the hard work that free software coders have put into great tools like Sodipodi, Inkscape and librsvg. The projects have helped increase the viability of SVG in free and open source software a lot.

Both these two tools and the new Inkscape project do need more coders in order to improve further. For instance thanks to the help of Caleb Moore so does the latest versions of Nautilus(librsvg) render all these flags perfectly. People interested in working on these and other issues are highly encouraged to join the project mailing-lists. You find the projects here:
http://www.sodipodi.org
http://librsvg.sf.net
http://www.inkscape.org

You can download the package in either tar.gz or zip format from the sourceforge file area:
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.6.tar.bz2?download http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sodipodi/sodipodi-flags-1.6.zip?download


Shermans aquarium 3.0.0pre2

Application

Shermans aquarium 3.0.0pre2

Description

An applet that shows a bunch of swimming fishes from the comic Sherman's Lagoon, shows the cpu load, status leds and the time.

Enhancements

  • XscreenSaver is back!

Fixes

  • Some sizing problems with Gnome 2.4

Download

http://aquariumapplet.sf.net

GNOME Software Map entry

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