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Release Digest: GNOME, February 17, 2004

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

The GNOME XSLT toolkit 1.1.3


The GNOME XSLT toolkit 1.1.3


Libxml2 is the XSLT C toolkit developed for the Gnome project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform). It also provides the xsltproc XSLT transformation tool.
Note that this release breaks yelp, patches fixing it for both yelp and libxslt are in CVS.


  • Rewrote the Attribute Value Template code
  • new XPath compilation interfaces
  • dictionnary reuses for XSLT with potential for serious performance improvements.
  • Documentations: cleanup (John Fleck and William)
  • Python: patch for OS-X (Gianni Ceccarelli), enums export (Stephane bidoul)


  • portability (William Brack)
  • key() in node-set() results (William)
  • comment before doctype (William)
  • math and node-set() problems (William)
  • cdata element and default namespace (William)
  • behaviour on unknown XSLT elements (Stefan Kost)
  • priority of "//foo" patterns (William)
  • xsl:element and xsl:attribute QName check (William)
  • comments with -- (William)
  • attribute namespace (William)
  • check for ?> in PI (William)



GNOME Software Map entry


gnome-netstatus 0.16


What is it ?

The Network Monitor is a little applet which sits on your panel flashing away at you so as to give you an idea of whats happening on your network interface.

It also has a little dialog to give you more information about the network interface.

Needless to say, this applet is not based in any way on any similar feature in any other operation system. This is a genuine original work. Um, well ...

What's changed ?

Version 0.16

  • Translators
    • Alessio Frusciante (it)
    • Arafat Medini (ar)
    • Christian Rose (sv)
    • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
    • GNOME PL Team (pl)
    • Kjartan Maraas (no)
    • Laurent Dhima (sq)
    • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
    • Maetin AEmirov (az)
    • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)

Version 0.15

  • Applet
    • Add help documentation (Breda McColgan)
    • Hook up the help docs (Shatki Sen, Mark)
  • Translators
    • Alastair McKinstry (ga)
    • Changwoo Ryu (ko)
    • Mai Hao Hui (zh_CN)
    • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)

Where can I get it from ?



gnome-panel 2.5.5
gnome-session 2.5.5
gnome-desktop 2.5.5


What are they ?

gnome-panel contains the GNOME panel which is the area on your desktop from which you can run applications and applets, and perform other tasks.

gnome-session contains the GNOME session manager, the GNOME session manager configuration program and several other session management related utilities and the GNOME session manager proxy, which handles basic session management for applications that do not support XSMP.

gnome-desktop contains the libgnome-desktop library which contains APIs that really belong in libgnome[ui] but have not seen enough testing or development to be considered stable. It also contains documents installed as part of the core GNOME distribution, e.g. the GPL, GNOME's .desktop files, the gnome-about program, some manpages and GNOME's core graphics files and icons.

What's changed ?



  • Make applets move a pixel at a time so we can move them to the corner (Vincent)
  • Fix broken keynav with numlock enabled (Srinivasa Ragavan)
  • Fix problem with disappearing launchers (Leena Gunda, Mark)
  • Correctly test for modifiers throughout the panel (Mark, Federico Mena)

Notification Area

  • Correctly manage the lifecycle of the about dialog (Archana Shah)
  • Use the correct icon in the about dialog (Vincent)


  • Update help links to point to new user-guie location (Shaun McCance)
  • Add configure flag to disable use of evolution-data-server (Malcolm Tredinnick)
  • Update help documentation (Breda McColgan)
  • Make the screenshooter use GtkFileChooser (Fernando Herrera)
  • Add documentor credits in applet about dialogs (Chee Bin HOH)
  • Warnings fixes (Mark)
  • Un-mark property descriptions for translation (Mark)


  • Changwoo Ryu (ko)
  • Christian Rose (sv)
  • Elian Myftiu (sq)
  • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  • Gnome PL Team (pl)
  • Isam Bayazidi (ar)
  • Kjartan Maraas (no)
  • Robert Sedak (hr)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Maetin AEmirov (az)
  • Nikos Charonitakis (el)
  • Pauli Virtanen (fi)
  • Sanlig Badral (mn)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)


Session Manager

  • Set accessible role on the logout dialog (Padraig)
  • Update help links to the new user-guide location (Mark)

Session Properties Dialog

  • Make Escape actually with the warning dialog (Bala)
  • Don't warn user about discarding changes if no changes have been made (Bala)


  • Changwoo Ryu (ko)
  • Robert Sedak (hr)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)



  • Use the new applications icon for the Applications menu (Mark)

Where can I get them ?