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Release Digest: GNOME, February 13, 2004

Feb 13, 2004, 23:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

GGV 2.5.4

"The PostScript viewer with a sexist, racist and in all other manners insulting and humiliating codename, especially hostile to ethnic minorities"

The following politically incorrect changes were made since 2.5.3:

  • if the file does not seem to be PostScript after examining the header, use GS to test if it could be interpreted anyway,
  • set exceptions in GNOME/GGV/PostScriptView interface methods when they fail; improved error detection on client side (fixes #133601),
  • keep file choosers open until user really selects a file or cancels the dialog (fixes #133603),
  • destroy dialogs maintained by the control when the control is destroyed,
  • synced recent-files with latest libegg,
  • allow opening multiple documents with a single file open dialog,
  • in prefs dialog, change string values via gconf when focus leaves their respectful entry, so the user does not need to press return in order to have the change commited (fixes #??????),
  • show dialog if a recent file can't be opened,
  • only show _existing_ recent files,
  • show a dialog if a file can't be reloaded,
  • build fixes (Tomasz Kloczko),
  • added some sanity checks to prevent an occasional warning or two.

Some translations have also been updated; no doubt many insulting phrases have been introduced there as well:

Albanian (Laurent), Polish (GNOME PL Team), Finnish (Pauli), Croatian (Robert), Czech (Miloslav), Spanish (Francisco Javier F.), Norwegian (Kjartan), Japanese (Takeshi), Dutch (Tino), Greek (Nikos), Arabic (Arafat), Serbian (Danilo) and, finally, Slovenian (me).

Available at the usual repository of insulting material:


Now go ahead, insult your neighbour with your PostScript viewer,


P.S. one more insulting phrase: to in pa par jajc!

yours insultingly,


Gnome CD Master 1.1.8


Gnome CD Master 1.1.8


We have not heard from project founder and maintainer Andreas Mueller for a long time and do not know what his intentions are regarding cdrdao. Due to recent contributions to the project, we have decided to nonetheless continue development and to keep working towards future releases. Manuel Clos is now acting as project maintainer. We hope to hear from Andreas soon.

The latest state of the CVS tree before the merge with the Gnome2/Gtk2 branch has been tagged as 'Andreas_1_1_7'.

GCDMaster changes (Denis Leroy)

  • gcdmaster was ported to Gnome2/Gtk+2 using the new C++ Gtk2 bindings (gtkmm2 and gnomeuimm2).
  • ATAPI drives support: gcdmaster will also scan for ATAPI devices. Devices are now specified as a '[path:]x,y,z' string.
  • The samples selection can now be cleared (i.e. unselected) by single-clicking the Audio view during Select mode (not in Zoom mode).
  • You can now select multiple files from the file selector when appending or inserting tracks/files from the main Audio Project menu.
  • Some features have been removed (temporarily): the multiple views feature, the 'zoom to selection' icon. Also the progress dialog is gone during import: progress is shown on the main status bar.

mp32dao changes:
- FLAC support. mp32dao now handles mp3/ogg/flac files. (Giuseppe Corbelli)

- toc2cddb: translates a TOC file into a cddb file. (Giuseppe Corbelli)

- cue2toc: convert CUE to TOC format for audio CDs. (Matthias Czapla)

Andreas Mueller
Manuel Clos
Denis Leroy



GNOME Software Map entry


Devhelp 0.8


Devhelp 0.8


An API documentation browser for GNOME 2

Changes in 0.8:

  • Installs a library and header files to embed Devhelp widgets into a program. Used by Anjuta.
  • Build fix for FreeBSD
  • New translations (tr, ca)
  • Updated translations (cs, sv, ja, sk, nl, de, es, pl, is, ms, pt, no, da, fr, az)



GNOME Software Map entry


GtkSourceView 0.9.0


GtkSourceView 0.9.0


It's a text widget that extends the standard Gtk+ 2.x GtkTextView. It improves it by implementing syntax highlighting and other features typical of a source editor.

It's currently being used by gedit, Glimmer source code editor and other projects like DiaSCE2 and Mono Debugger.

This is a bugfix release for Gnome 2.6 beta1.

We have a new webpage at http://gtksourceview.sourceforge.net written by Paolo. Go check it for news on the project, documentation and releases.


  • GLib and GTK+ 2.3.0 or later
  • LibXML2 2.5.0 or later
  • libgnomeprint 2.2.0 or later

News since last release

  • Add some missing HTML keywords (bug #130220) [Paolo Borelli]
  • Latex is spelled LaTeX (bug #130532) [Alexander Winston]
  • Check for null char while printing, making Valgrind happier [Jody Goldberg]
  • Invalidate the save syntax regions information if an edit occurs inside them (bug #133901) [Gustavo Giraldez]
  • Rename private POSIX regexp functions to avoid symbol clashes in some platforms (bug #133734) [Julio M. Merino Vidal]
  • Add escape character to csharp.lang [Jeroen Zwartepoorte]

New and updated translations

  • Japanese [Takeshi Aihana]
  • Greek [Kostas Papadimas]
  • Czech [Miloslav Trmac]
  • Serbian [Danilo Åegan]
  • Croatian (new) [Robert Sedak]
  • Spanish [Francisco Javier F. Serrador]
  • French [Christophe Merlet]
  • Portuguese [Duarte Loreto]
  • Albanian [Laurent Dhima]
  • Persian (new) [Roozbeh Pournader]
  • German [Christian Neumair]
  • Mongolian [Sanlig Badral]
  • Dutch [Tino Meinen]
  • Slovak [Marcel Telka]
  • Arabic (new) [Arafat Medini]
  • Korean [Changwoo Ryu]
  • Lithuanian [Zgimantas Beruska]
  • Polish [GNOME PL Team]
  • Norwegian [Kjartan Maraas]
  • Swedish [Christian Rose]
  • Albanian [Laurent Dhima]
  • Irish (new) [Alastair McKinstry]
  • Malay [Hasbullah Bin Pit]
  • Azerbaijani [Maetin AEmirov]
  • Danish [Ole Laursen]
  • Finnish [Pauli Virtanen]