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Release Digest: GNOME, January 14, 2004

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Pigeon CD Recorder 0.4

Application

Pigeon CD Recorder 0.4

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

  • Fixed data cd recording (and cleaned the code at the same time)
  • Got GetText working
  • Moved CD size from an annoying dialog to simple radio buttons
  • Gconfed cd size value
  • Got watching gconf values working (ie changes made in gconf-editor will be reflected in the ui)
  • Can now reorder the tracks in an audio CD
  • Fixed automake errors (intl/Makefile.am etc.)
  • Can now select multiple files (or audio files) to add at the same time
  • Disable "Add Selected Dir" when dealing with audio files (it never worked anyway)
  • Moved "Add Selected Dir" button to the directory column.

Download

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

Screenshot

http://gnome-cd-burner.sourceforge.net/Pigeon-CD-Recorder-0.4.png

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Yelp 2.5.3

Yelp 2.5.3: "Shafted"

Here is the feature-frozen 2.5.3 release of Yelp, the GNOME help browser. Any feature not present in 2.5.3 won't be in 2.6.

What is it?

Yelp is the default help browser for GNOME 2. It sports the awesomest DocBook conversion system ever witnessed by a living human being. It can also read HTML, which is much less of an achievement. The man and info capability wasn't ready in time, so that's a regression that will be present in 2.6.

What's changed?

  • Previous and Next changed to Previous Page and Next Page. (Shaun McCance)
  • Set encoding to utf-8 in the generated html. Fixes #131186. (Richard Hult)
  • New man converter, which will be totally unadvertised for the 2.6 release, due to its unreadiness (Shaun McCance)
  • i18n in place for the XSLT (Shaun McCance)
  • Some nice work on the test document, which though not included in the release, has shown some XSLT errors (Eric Baudais)
  • Fixes and improvements to the DocBook XSLT (Shaun McCance)
  • Mildly better error dialogs, still need work (Shaun McCance)
  • Some under-the-hood improvements to the TOC maker (Shaun McCance)
  • Anchor jumping stuff, which is still giving problems (Shaun McCance)
  • Added yelp:chunk-depth processing instruction (Shaun McCance)
  • Handle absolute ghelp: URIs again (Shaun McCance)
  • Actually handle HTML pages (Shaun McCance)
  • Handle links to stuff that goes outside Yelp (Shaun McCance)
  • Fix annoying whitespace problem in sidebar (Shaun McCance)
  • Update translations:
    ar (Arafat Medini)
    ca (Jordi Mallach)
    cs (Miloslav Trmac)
    de (Christian Neumair)
    es (Francisco Javier F. Serrador)
    et (Tõivo Leedjärv)
    fr (Sebastien Bacher)
    hr (Robert Sedak)
    ko (Changwoo Ryu)
    lt (Beruèka)
    mn (Sanlig Badral)
    ms (Hasbullah Bin Pit)
    nl (Tino Meinen)
    nn (Åsmund Skjæveland)
    pl (GNOME PL Team)
    pt (Duarte Loreto)
    sr (Danilo Segan)
    sr@Latn (Danilo Segan)
    sv (Christian Rose)
    ja (Takeshi AIHANA)

Where can I get it?

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/yelp/2.5/

--
Shaun


gtk copy-paste buffer 0.2.5

Application

gtk copy-paste buffer 0.2.5

Description

It is something like 'xcb'. It has multiple buttons to store strings of paste buffer. You click a button to put the content into paste-buffer/clipboard. It also has history of changes of clipboard.

Enhancements

-

Fixes

  • In this version, clicking a button should now also change the window title bar.
  • There is periodical (2 seconds) fetching clipboard to overcome a problem in Mozilla.

-

Download

http://freshmeat.net/redir/gcb/46814/url_bz2/gcb

GNOME Software Map entry

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


gnopernicus 0.7.3

Hi,

I have the pleasure to announce the release of version 0.7.3 of gopenicus, the screen reader for GNOME desktop.

What is it?

gnopernicus is designed to allow blind and visually impaired user to use the computer. gnopernicus presents the information using three devices: speech, magnifier and braille.

What's new in 0.7.3?

Braille

  • Support for devices created by HandyTech.

UI

  • Possibility to add a watch a specified object (to receive all event for that object). GUI
  • Add option to permite a crosswire on without a cursor when the magnifier is active.
  • Presentation is now a collection of predefined profiles.

Miscellanous

  • Made non-case sensitive a braille device command line value.

What's new in 0.7.2 ?

Magnifier:

  • Make sure that the coordinates are set ok in case of a change of resolution.
  • Zoomer's coordinates are from (0,0) to (x-display-size - 1,y-display-size - 1) (not from (1,1) to (x-display-size, y-display-size) as before)

Where can I get it ?

http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sources/gnopernicus/0.7/gnopernicus-0.7.3.tar.gz

Regards,
Remus


GNOME Desktop Themes 2.5.3

Application

GNOME Desktop Themes 2.5.3

Description

A set of desktop themes for GNOME, including the GNOME 2.5 default theme ("Simple"), and many designed for users with low or limited vision.

Enhancements

  • New/updated translations:

2004.01.09 Arafat Medini <lumina@silverpen.de>

  • ar.po: Added Arabic translation

2004-01-04 Duarte Loreto <happyguy_pt@hotmail.com>

  • pt.po: Revised Portuguese translation.

2004-01-02 Alessio Frusciante <algol@firenze.linux.it>

Fixes

  • Add cursor-color and cursor-aspect-ratio properties to a11y themes for EelEditableLabel, so that the cursor color changes according to the theme selected. Fixes bug #130565 (Narayana Pattipati).

Download

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

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnome-themes


Epiphany 1.1.3

Hi,

What is it?

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

http://www.gnome.org/projects/epiphany

What's changed ?

Epiphany 1.1.3

Code changes

  • Add API to clear http auth cache (Christian)
  • Fix compilation with mozilla 1.4 (Christian)
  • Some API naming unification (Christian)
  • Add API to get the EphyTab from its EphyEmbed (Christian)
  • Better error checking in mozilla glue code (Christian)
  • Track mozilla trunk API changes (Christian)

New features

  • Set SOCKS host from GNOME global preferences (Christian)
  • Check if there was input in forms before closing the tab/window, and warn user if there are unsubmitted changes (Christian)
  • More lockdown features (Christopher J. Lahey, Christian)
  • Caret browsing (enabled/disabled with F7) (Christian)
  • Add back "Download Link As..." to the context menu (Xan)

Interface improvements

  • Always show "Copy" in the context menu when there is a selection (Michael Terry)
  • Add "Help" buttons to all dialogues (Piers Cornwell)

Bugfixes

  • Fix some mem leaks (Christian)
  • Fix the encoding menu in the case that the encoding is unknown to us (Christian)
  • Fix logic error in window position restoring (Dave Jones)
  • Fix startup crash when lockdown enabled (Christopher J. Lahey)
  • Fix gobject implementation error in notebook finalize (Christian)

Documentation

  • Updated OMF file (Piers Cornwell)

Translations

  • Arafat Medini (ar)
  • Changwoo Ryu (ko)
  • Christian Neumair (de)
  • Christian Rose (sv)
  • Danilo Segan (sr, sr@Latn)
  • Duarte Loreto (pt)
  • Francesco Marletta (it)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • GNOME PL Team (pl)
  • Joao Emanuel (pt_BR)
  • Michael Everson (ga)
  • Miloslav T. (cs)
  • Progga (bn)
  • Robert Sedak (hr)
  • Roozbeh Pournader (fa)
  • Sanlig Badral (mn)
  • Sebastien Bacher (fr)
  • tunggul arif siswoyo (id)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.1/epiphany-1.1.3.tar.bz2

Epiphany 1.1.1 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 or mozilla cvs. We recommend to use Mozilla 1.6 as soon as it is released. http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/

More about dependencies and installation tips: http://gnome.org/projects/epiphany/downloads.html

Regards,

Christian


First alpha release of PyGDA

I would like to announce the first release of PyGDA, a python extension module for the GNOME Data Access data abstraction library. PyGDA is released under the GNU Library General Public License. The module is still very much in an early alpha stage, and this release is mainly meant to get feedback from adventureous application developers.

The module does not wrap all of libgda yet; none of the reporting features are supported yet and parts of the main functionality haven't been wrapped yet either. However, I have been using it for over a month in a program that is supposed to be taken in production within a few weeks, with no problems. (which could perhaps in part be attributed to the fact that the program only performs SQL SELECT queries on a data provider and does not do any writing; then again, maybe not :)

PyGDA needs Python 2.2 or higher, libgda 1.0.2, and PyGTK 2 to build. To run, it doesn't need pygtk but it does need the gobject module from pygtk.

PyGDA 0.0.3 is available from
http://people.debian.org/~mechanix/pygda-0.0.3.tar.gz and a detached gpg signature from http://people.debian.org/~mechanix/pygda-0.0.3.tar.gz.asc (my key can be retrieved from keyring.debian.org/)

Regards,

Filip

--
"Sometimes it pays to stay in bed on Monday, rather than spending the rest = of
the week debugging Monday's code."

  • Dan Salomon