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Release Digest: GNOME, February 2, 2004

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Epiphany 1.1.6

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://gnome.org/projects/epiphany

What's changed ?


Epiphany 1.1.6

Code changes

  • Add default width/height to EphyDialogs (Marco)
  • Add a way to get the downloads dir (Marco, Christian, Adam Hooper)

Interface improvements

  • Use EPHY_STOCK_DOWNLOAD for download link icon (David Bordoley)
  • Add a hidden "Tools" menu that extensions can use (David Bordoley)

Bugfixes

  • ephy-tab LOAD_PROGRESS property typo fix (Adam Hooper)
  • Fix many, many memory leaks in 28 functions (Christian)
  • Fix property getter of favicon "icon" property (Christian)
  • Fix encoding converstion of "Untitled" filename suggestion (Christian)
  • Don't crash when reading RDF file fails on bookmark import (Christian)
  • Use rdf:resource instead of rdf:about on bookmark export (Christian)
  • Sync topic names in the bookmarks menu (Christian)
  • Fix bookmarks options parsing (Christian)
  • Fix linking with nautilus view enabled (Christian Persch)
  • Don't initialize EphyBrowser multiple times (Marco)
  • Fix download cancelling (Marco)
  • Fix compilation with Mozilla 1.4 (Christian)
  • Don't display accelerators in tab titles (Christian)
  • Remove misleading comment for ephy_string_blank_chr (Adam Hooper)
  • When checking forms for modifications, handle text entries with default value longer than maxlength (Christian)

Documentation

  • Update documentation (Piers Cornwell)
  • Update screenshot (David Bordoley)
  • Update copyright date (Christian)

Translations

  • Changwoo Ryu (ko)
  • Kjartan Maraas (no)
  • Hasbullah Bin Pit (ms)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Danilo Segan (sr)
  • Danilo Segan (sr@Latn)
  • Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
  • GNOME PL Team (pl)
  • Pygimantas Beruaka (lt)
  • Sanlig Badral (mn)
  • Kostas Papadimas (el)
  • Christian Neumair (de)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • Laurent Dhima (sq)
  • Alastair McKinstry (ga)
  • Duarte Loreto (pt)
  • Christian Rose (sv)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.1/epiphany-1.1.6.tar.gz

Epiphany 1.1.1 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, mozilla cvs.

The suggested version is Mozilla 1.6:
ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.6/src/mozilla-source-1.6.tar.bz2

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

Enjoy.

Marco


gcompris 5.0

Application

gcompris 5.0

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

  • Now gcompris rely on GTK only. No more GNOME.
  • At several place, the repeat icon is now dependant of the current activity.
  • Added the melody activity.
  • Added a draw the symmetry activity.
  • Documentation have been updated.
  • Added a trace mecanism. When gcompris is run, a new file named HOME/.gcompris.log will report the PASSED or FAILED on each activity and the playing duration.
  • Added a simple billard activity in the computer category.
  • Erase activity has been changed to add more complexity by letting the kid erase twice and 3 times the same block.

Fixes

  • Fixed setlocale bug
  • In target, fixed a bug where OK was accepted when no dart was sent
  • Fixed bud in the python boards where hitting any key was creating a bug
  • Fixed I18N support in python boards.

Download

https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=6865&package_id=6964&release_id=214003

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Qalculate! 0.3.1.1

Application

Qalculate! 0.3.1.1

Description

Qalculate! is a modern multi-purpose desktop calculator for GNU/Linux. It is small and simple to use but with much power underneath. Features include customizable functions, units, arbitrary precision, plotting, and a user-friendly interface.

Fixes

  • Correctly calculate divison by root with multiple solutions.
  • Do not crash when displaying a matrix.
  • Remove unused non-portable function.
  • Default to single root.

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/qalculate/qalculate-gtk-0.3.1.1.tar.gz?download

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/qalculate-gtk


GNOME War Pad 0.2.10

Application

GNOME War Pad 0.2.10

Description

A 'VGA Planets' client for the GNOME platform

Enhancements

  • Planet and ship marks restyled.
  • Planets are shown as circles, ships as triangles oriented dpeending on their heading.
  • First implementation on ship data: right-click on them to check for their info.
  • Implementation of GwpLocation, a new object to group other objects on the starchart that are on the same place.

Fixes

  • Several bug fixes on the new data objects.
  • Several code optimizations on GUI updates.

Download

http://www.lunix.com.ar/~ldipenti/gwp/releases/gwp-0.2.10.tar.gz

Screenshots

http://www.lunix.com.ar/~ldipenti/gwp/screenshots.php

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Muine 0.3.1

Application

Muine 0.3.1

Description

Muine is a new music player using some new UI ideas. The idea is that it will be much easier and comfortable to use than the iTunes model, which is used by both Rhythmbox and Jamboree. It is written in C and C#, using GStreamer for music playback.

Enhancements

  • Added FLAC support
  • Added replaygain support for MP3 files using the RVA2 tag
  • Added a Dashboard frontend
  • Small interface enhancements

Fixes

  • Improved Amazon cover image fetching reliability
  • Various other bugfixes

Download

http://nl.linux.org/~jorn/Muine/

GNOME Software Map entry

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


Guikachu 1.3.7

Dear users of both large and small computing tools,

A new development release of Guikachu is available.

About Guikachu

Guikachu is a GNOME application for graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS-based pocket computers. The user interface is modelled after Glade, the GNOME UI builder.

Catch it all from http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/

Features

  • Uses GNOME-VFS, you can load files from anywhere, e.g. from the Web, from an SMB share, from a tarball.
  • Exporting to PilRC .rcp files
  • Support for non-Palm PilRC targets (like the eBookMan)
  • Support for the following PalmOS resource types:
    • String and string list resources
    • Dialog resources
    • Menu resources
    • Form resources
    • Bitmap resources
    • Per-application resources (e.g. version number)
  • WYSIWYG Form Editor, with drag & drop capability and visual resizing
  • Flexible, complete undo support
  • Sample file with sample GNU PalmOS SDK-based application
  • Documentation (a complete user's manual)

About these releases

This release is part of the 1.3 development branch, so it's all about crazy experimentations and not about providing a polished, well-tested product -- so don't quite replace your 1.2 Guikachu just yet.

New in this version:

  • Text positioning fixes
  • Support for graphical buttons and other widgets
  • Now you can use the same ID for different widgets if they are in different Forms
  • New (Czech) and updated translations
  • Documentation updates

Guikachu uses GTKmm and GNOMEmm for its user interface. I/O is implemented via GNOME-VFS, the XML storage format is managed with the libxml package. Dialog windows are loaded via libglade. GConf is used to store user preferences. You will need the versions of these packages available in the GNOME 1.4 bundle (with the exception of GNOMEmm which you will need to upgrade to the recently released version 1.2.4). The ImageMagick library is used for managing bitmap resources. To actually create the PalmOS resource files, you will also need PilRC (part of the GNU PalmOS SDK) to compile the .rpc files produced by Guikachu.

Beware of bugemons!

Cactus