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Release Digest: GNOME, March 9, 2004

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GLib-2.3.6

GLib-2.3.6 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.3/

glib-2.3.6.tar.bz2 md5sum: f2073a9b9e6452414f11822ac3d97be7
glib-2.3.6.tar.gz md5sum: 7834348c09a74c5649d76222e7f0ab62

This release is being made as an extra testing release before GLib-2.4.0, which was previously scheduled for March 15, but has been delayed one week until March 15. Testing is most appreciated.

Changes since 2.3.5 consist mostly of bug fixes.

Notes:

  • This is an unstable development release. While it has had fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs remaining to be found. This release should not be used in production.
  • Installing this version will overwrite your existing copy of GLib-2.2. If you have problems, you'll need to reinstall GLib-2.2.4.
  • Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

About GLib

GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C, portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

More information about GLib is available at:

http://www.gtk.org/

An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can be found at:

http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/gtk/gtk-building.html

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.5 to GLib 2.3.6

  • GAtomic bug fixes [Sebastian Wilhelmi, Mark McLoughlin]
  • GMain threading fixes and improvements [Sebastian]
  • Win32 [Tor Lillqvist]
    • restore some symbols extraneously exported from gobject to maintain ABI compatibility
    • Misc build improvements and fixes [Tor, Cedric Gustin, Hans Breuer]
  • Documentation updates [Sebastian, Takeshi AIHANA, Matthias, Sven Herzberg]
  • New and updated translations (be,es,fi,ga,pa,sr@ije,zh_CN)
                    

8 March 2003


Pango-1.3.6

Pango-1.3.6 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.3/

pango-1.3.6.tar.bz2 md5sum: 1906878bd7efe34e721e4a79dbee4332
pango-1.3.6.tar.gz md5sum: 81b69fa6a520126cfb78db34be9c1460

This release is being made as an extra testing release before Pango-1.4.0, which was previously scheduled for March 8, but has been delayed one week until March 15. Testing is most appreciated.

Changes since Pango 1.3.5 are a couple of minor bug fixes and build fixes for Win32.

Notes:

  • This is unstable development release. While it has had fairly extensive testing, there are likely bugs remaining to be found. This release should not be used in production.
  • Installing this version will overwrite your existing copy of Pango-1.2. If you have problems, you'll need to reinstall Pango-1.2.5.
  • Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

About Pango

Pango is a library for layout and rendering of text, with an emphasis on internationalization. Pango can be used anywhere that text layout is needed, though most usage so far as been in the context of the GTK+ widget toolkit. Pango forms the core of text and font handling for GTK+ 2.

Pango is designed to be modular; the core Pango layout can be used with four different font backends:

  • Core X windowing system fonts
  • Client-side fonts on X using the Xft2 library
  • Direct rendering of scalable fonts using the FreeType library
  • Native fonts on Microsoft platforms

Dynamically loaded modules then handle text layout for particular combinations of script and font backend. Pango-1.2 ships with a wide selection of modules, including modules for Hebrew, Arabic, Hangul, Thai, and a number of Indic scripts. Virtually all of the world's major scripts are supported.

As well as the low level layout rendering routines, Pango includes PangoLayout, a high level driver for laying out entire blocks of text, and routines to assist in editing internationalized text.

More information about Pango is available from http://www.pango.org/.

Pango depends on version 2.2.0 or newer of the GLib library; more information about GLib can be found at http://www.gtk.org/.

Overview of changes between 1.3.5 and 1.3.6

  • Improve handling of some Kannada vowels [Kailash C. Chowksey]
  • Fix problem with excess symbol exports on Linux [James Henstridge]
  • Win32 build fixes [Hans Breuer, John Ehresman, Tor Lillqvist, Cedric Gustin, J. Ali Harlow]

Owen Taylor
8 March 2004


GTK+-2.3.6

GTK+-2.3.6 is now available for download at:

ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.3/

gtk+-2.3.6.tar.bz2 md5sum: 2bb03af55fd797ec31ab60eafc29ff8a
gtk+-2.3.6.tar.gz md5sum: 1ecf97ce7b45ab8417e33eb004bcb84e

This release is being made as an extra testing release before GTK+-2.4.0, which was previously scheduled for March 8, but has been delayed one week until March 15. Testing is most appreciated.

Changes in this release include further polishing of GtkFileChooser and GtkComboBox and many bug fixes.

Notes:

  • This is unstable development release. There are certainly plenty of bugs remaining to be found. This release should not be used in production.
  • Installing this version will overwrite your existing copy of GTK+-2.2. If you have problems, you'll need to reinstall GTK+-2.2.4.
  • Bugs should be reported to http://bugzilla.gnome.org.

What is GTK+

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without any license fees or royalties.

Where to get more information about GTK+

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be found at:

http://www.gtk.org/

An installation guide for GTK+-2.2 is found at:

http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.2/gtk/gtk-building.html

Common questions:

http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.2/gtk/gtk-question-index.html
http://www.gtk.org/faq/

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.3.5 to GTK+ 2.3.6

  • GtkComboBox
    • Make menu positioning more like GtkOptionMenu [Matthias Clasen]
    • Improve keybindings [Matthias]
    • Bug fixes [Matthias, Owen, Damon Chaplin]
  • GtkFileChooser
    • Keep child directories in pathbar when changing to a parent
    • Reroot pathbar inside home directory, use icons [Jonathan]
    • Make the user actually select a file before hitting OK [Federico]
    • Fix folder mode to not have tree [Jonathan]
    • Add gboolean return values to operations that can fail [Federico]
    • Improve internal error handling [Morten Welinder, Federico]
    • Bug fixes [Federico, Jonathan, Morten, Anders Carlsson, Damon, Alex Larsson]
  • GtkTextView bug fixes [Paolo Borelli]
  • Win32
    • Implement/stub missing GDK functions [Tor Lillqvist]
    • .defs file updates [Tor, J Ali Harlow]
    • Misc fixes [Hans Breuer]
  • Fix problem with excess symbol exports on Linux [James Henstridge]
  • Fix problem with 32-bit BMPs [Matthias]
  • Include config.h first everywhere [Morten]
  • Fix performance problem destroying menus [Soeren, Marco Pesenti Gritti]
  • Doc fixes and improvements [Matthias, Murray Cumming, Henning Nielsen Lund, Vitaly Tishkov]
  • Updated translations (az,cs,cy,da,de,el,en_CA,es,fi,fr,ga,hu,ja,ko,lt,mn, nl,no,pl,pt,sq,sr,sr@ije,sr@Latn,sv,th,zh_CN)
  • Misc bug fixes
                    

Other contributors: Crispin Flowerday, Mark McLoughlin, Michael Meeks, Michael Natterer, Christian Neumair, Padraig O'Briain, Geoff Reedy, Olivier Ripoll

8 March 2004


GtkSourceView 0.9.2

Application

GtkSourceView 0.9.2

Description

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 MonoDevelop.

Requirements

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

News since last release

  • Updated C# mimetype (bug #136215) [Tim Vismor]
  • Fix searching of strings whose canonical decomposition expands to more characters than the original string (bug #135163) [Gustavo]
  • Don't return a NULL tag style if the pattern item has a style not present in the style scheme (bug #136070) [Gustavo Giraldez]

New and updated translations

  • Swedish [Christian Rose]
  • Simplified Chinese [Funda Wang]
  • Hindi [Guntupalli Karunakar]
  • Greek [Nikos Charonitakis]
  • German [Christian Neumair]
  • French [Christophe Merlet]
  • Azerbaijani [Maetin AEmirov]

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gtksourceview/0.9/


Epiphany 1.1.12

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 1.1.12


                

Bug fixes:

  • Fix toolbar remove (Christian)
  • Fix crash when dragging a separator from toolbar back to tbe (Christian)
  • Fix crash when trying to activate the location entry's proxy menu item (Christian)
                    

Translations:
                

  • Rhys Jones (cy)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • GNOME PL Team (pl)
  • Mugurel Tudor (ro)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.1/epiphany-1.1.12.tar.gz

Epiphany 1.1.12 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 or 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


GARNOME 0.30.1

Stable GARNOME 0.30.1

Announcing the _first_ official release of the Stable GARNOME tree (codenamed: timmy) -- based on D&DP 2.4.2 plus updates.

Once again, before anyone asks -- this release is designed for:

  • wants a stable fallback from the GNOME development series,
  • wants something more 'vanilla' than their vendor supplies,
  • needs a safe and easy upgrade path from GNOME 1.x/2.0/2.2,
  • has used my previous patchsets and wants something a little more updated.

If this sounds like you, you can get code from:

Patches: ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/patches/garnome/0.30.1/
Tarball: ftp://cipherfunk.org/pub/tarballs/

People who used the previous release might also be interested in the ChangeLog:

  • Changes between 0.29.1_stable and 0.30.1_stable ***

The following packages have been added:

         Category 'mono':
                monodoc..................0.9

The following packages have been upgraded:

         Category 'bootstrap':
                freetype.................2.1.7
                mozilla..................1.6

         Category 'desktop':
                eel......................2.4.2
                file-roller..............2.4.4
                gcalctool................4.3.44
                ggv......................2.4.1
                gnome-games..............2.4.2
                gnome-mag................0.10.6
                gnome-panel..............2.4.2
                gnopernicus..............0.7.6
                gpdf.....................0.112.1
                nautilus.................2.4.2
                nautilus-media...........0.3.4

         Category 'fifth-toe':
                conglomerate.............0.7.11
                gimp.....................2.0pre4
                gossip...................0.7.2
                gthumb...................2.2.1
                straw....................0.21.2

         Category 'geektoys':
                magicdev.................1.1.6

         Category 'hacker-tools':
                devhelp..................0.8.1

         Category 'mono':
                gtk-sharp................0.15
                mono.....................0.30.2

         Category 'office':
                abiword..................2.0.4
                gnumeric.................1.2.6

         Category 'platform':
                esound...................0.2.33
                gnome-vfs................2.4.2
                intltool.................0.30
                libxml2..................2.6.7
                libxslt..................1.1.4

         Category 'proposed':
                cherokee.................0.4.12
                dasher...................3.2.3
                gDesklets................0.26
                rhythmbox................0.6.8
                sound-juicer.............0.5.10.1
                totem....................0.99.9

The following packages have been downgraded:

         Category 'geektoys':
                gnome-vfs-extras.........0.99.10 *!*

*!* = libsmbclient bites :)

Enjoy,

Paul


Yelp 2.5.90

Yelp 2.5.90: "Breda Rocks"

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What is it?

Yelp is the default help viewer for GNOME. It can read documentation written in DocBook and HTML.

What's changed?

  • Fixed problem where documents in certain categories weren't being displayed. (Shaun McCance)
  • Fixed #134698, because people like my name. (Shaun McCance)
  • A few stylistic changes to the HTML output. (Shaun McCance)
  • Implement some dictionary magic from DV which fixes the problem with libxslt 1.1.3 and should provide a speedup. (Shaun McCance)
  • Updated translations:
    az (Maetin AEmirov)
    et (Priit Laes)
    fi (Lauri Nurmi)
    fr (Jean-Michel Ardantz)
    it (Luca Ferretti)
    lt (Zygimantas Berucka)
    ta (Dinesh Nadarajah)
    zh_TW (Roy Chan)

Where can I get it?

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

Qalculate! 0.4.2

Application

Qalculate! 0.4.2 -- Now with documentation!

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.

Enhancements

  • Manual and a help menu item
  • Load function for accessing data files directly in expressions
  • Save history between sessions
  • Expression history, accessed with Up and Down keys
  • Calculate expression given in command line
  • Yen, pound, dollar and cent signs
  • Allow currencies to be put immediately before the quantity
  • Move some options from preferences dialog to menus

Fixes

  • Fix unit conversion for ch^2 to acre and similar
  • Fix log with negative result
  • Fix exponential display in non-fractional mode with negative exponents
  • Fix problem with Gnuplot labels and quotation marks
  • Fix Gnuplot's dislike of local decimal points
  • Fix abort when locale not supported by C library
  • Fix some problems related to complex numbers

Download

http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/qalculate/qalculate-gtk-0.4.2.tar.gz?download

GNOME Software Map entry

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


GRegExp Explorer 0.2.1

Application

GRegExp Explorer 0.2.1

Description

Graphical Regular Expression Explorer

Enhancements

  • Added ebuild stuff for gentoo
  • Added configure check for pcre

Fixes

  • Fixed inclusion of pcre.h with configure check

Download

http://dentrassi.de/download/gregexp/0.2.1/

GNOME Software Map entry

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