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Release Digest: GNOME, March 15, 2004

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Epiphany 1.2.0


What is it ?

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


What's changed ?

Epiphany 1.2.0

Bug fixes:

  • Fix a crash when dragging an url from an external application to epiphany (Marco)
  • Fix crash when downloading a link on Freebsd (Joe Marcus Clarke)


  • Asmund Skjuveland (nn)
  • Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira (pt_BR)
  • John C Barstow (mi)
  • Ma SivaKumar (ta)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Priit Laes (et)
  • Progga (bn)
  • Roozbeh Pournader (fa)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
  • tunggul arif siswoyo (id)
  • Vladimir Petkov (bg)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:

Epiphany 1.2.0 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 or mozilla cvs.

The suggested version is Mozilla 1.6:

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



gnopernicus 0.8.0


I have the pleasure to announce the release of version 0.8.0 of gnopernicus, 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 0.8.0 ?


Update translations for Ukrainian, German, Arabic, Italian, Mongolian, Greek, Canadian English.

Where can I get it ?



GOK 0.9.11


We'd like to announce the release of version 0.9.11 of GOK, the GNOME Onscreen Keyboards Suite.

Thank you Bill H, for scads of great gok commits! Thank you Peter K, David H, and others for finding and posting gok bugs!

What is it ?

GOK is designed to allow access to the GNOME desktop and other X applications by people who cannot use a physical keyboard (or mouse), or in situations where a physical keyboard is not present.

What's new in 0.9.11 ?

This dist has mainly just bug fixes. Sorry we missed announcing the last few dists.

New Translations:

Arafat Medini (ar)
Funda Wang (zh_CN)
Nikos Charonitakis (el)

Where can I get it ?


go gok!

David, Bill, and the rest of the GOK team

gtkmm 2.3.6
glibmm 2.3.7

Special notes:

The API is now frozen. Only incredibly important API changes will be allowed before the final fully-frozen gtkmm 2.4.0 release on April 5th.

gtkmm and glibmm 2.4:

gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. The 2.3.x tarballs are the unstable development series that will become the stable gtkmm 2.4. gtkmm 2.3/2.4 will wrap any additional API in GTK+ 2.4. glibmm is now a separate module, for use in non-GUI software.

gtkmm 2.3/2.4 installs in parallel with gtkmm 2.2, so you can install this unstable library without the risk of breaking existing applications. This allows us to break ABI and API, though we will try not to break API unless it is absolutely necessary.

We recommend the use of jhbuild or garnome for testing in a separate prefix.

The stable (API/ABI-frozen) gtkmm 2.4.0 will be released soon after GTK+ 2.4.0.
gtkmm is on the official GNOME Platform Bindings release schedule: http://www.gnome.org/start/2.5/bindings/



glibmm 2.3.7:

  • Added configure macros to detect SUN compiler oddities.
  • Various SUN Forte C+ and g++ 3.4 (cvs) build fixes. (Murray Cumming)
  • gmmproc: Improved parsing of C docs. (Hagen Moebius)

gtkmm 2.3.6:

  • Build fixes:
    • Partial Sun Forte C++ build fixes. (Murray Cumming, Michael v.Szombathely)
    • gcc 3.4 (cvs) build fixes (Murray Cumming, Matthew Tuck)
    • win32 (cygwin) build fixes: (Cedric Gustin)
    • Doxygen is, again, not required when building from tarballs. (Murray Cumming)
  • Gtk: RadioButton, RadioMenuItem: Added group_changed signal. (Murray Cumming)
  • Documentation: _Lots_ of added, and improved reference documentation. (Hagen Moebius)



You will need libsigc++ 2, available here:


There is active discussion on the mailing list:
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/

Murray Cumming

gnome-games 2.5.9

gnome-games "Zero Gravitas" 2.5.9

This is also a release candidate. Naturally there was a brown-paper-bag bug discovered the day after the last release. This has been fixed. Also, the credits have been updated and of course there have been more translations (does the translation team never sleep ?!).

You can find it at:


  • Callum

gnome-games 2.4.3

gnome-games "Of Course I Still Love You" 2.4.3

This is the 2.4 release that follows the "last ever" 2.4 release. Some more bugs have been fixed and there has been some more translation work. The next stable release will be 2.6 at which point maintanence of the 2.4 line will stop.

You can find it at :


  • Callum

gtkmm 2.2.10

gtkmm 2.2

gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. gtkmm 2.2 wraps GTK+ 2.2 http://www.gtkmm.org

This is the stable branch. gtkmm 2.3.x is also available, and can be installed in parallel.



  • Build:
    • SUN Forte C++ (see README.SUN): Now builds. This is probably the first time since gtkmm 2.0.x. There are still some "anachronism" warnings, which someone might like to fix with a patch. (Murray Cumming, Michael v.Szombathely)
    • gcc++ 3.4 (cvs): Lots of issues fixed, though you might see an internal compiler error. (Murray Cumming, Matthew Tuck)
  • Documentation:
    • Book: Mention CellRenderer's "editable" property. (Murray Cumming, Roger Leigh)



You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here:


There is ongoing discussion on the mailing list:
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/

Murray Cumming


"Bredazzled", which is not a spelling error, but a hommage to GGV's documentation author, Ms Breda McColgan.

This release, destined to become the 2.6 release candidate 1, incorporates two patches by a guy (or a gal, who'd know...) who goes under the name of chenthill, fixing accelerator behaviour and a few bug fixes by myself. Apart from these, Breda fixed the documentation once again, and M=C9=99tin, Ales, Funda, Sanlig, Francisco Javier, Stanislav, Gustavo Maciel Dias and Maxim have updated their respectful translations.

Available at the no. 1 repository of great PostScript viewers, http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ggv/2.5/

Have fun,



email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka

galculator 1.2.0


galculator 1.2.0


a GTK 2 based scientific calculator featuring algebraic, RPN and formula entry mode with different number bases (decimal, hexadecmimal, octal and binary) and angle bases (radiant, degree, grad).


  • formula entry mode (enter expression string and get result)
  • right mouse button click gives popup menu ((un-)hide menubar)
  • translation updates


  • bugfixes: tooltips in RPN mode, char conversion in HEX mode



GNOME Software Map entry


Ruby-GNOME2 0.9.1


Ruby-GNOME2-0.9.1 is now available.
This is a bugfix release of Ruby-GNOME2-0.9.0.



  • Improved to support Win32. Binary version is also available for Ruby Installer For Windows. (ruby-gtk2-0.9.1-1-i386-msvcrt-1.8.zip/ on download page)
  • Ruby/Libgda: Support libgda-1.0.3(stable branch).
  • Ruby/GTK: Fix a bug of Gtk::Combo.
  • Ruby/GConf: Fix some bugs.

See NEWS[1] for more details.
[1] http://ruby-gnome2.sourceforge.jp/hiki.cgi?News_20040314_1


  • ruby-gtk2 The minimum package which includes Ruby/GLib2, Ruby/ATK, Ruby/GdkPixbuf2, Ruby/Pango, Ruby/GTK2.
  • ruby-gstreamer The minimum package for Ruby/GStreamer. Ruby/GLib2, Ruby/GStreamer.
  • ruby-gnome2 All of Ruby-GNOME2 libraries.

What's Ruby-GNOME2?

Ruby-GNOME2 is a set of Ruby language bindings for the GNOME 2.x development environment.

Supported libraries are:

  • Ruby/GLib2
  • Ruby/ATK
  • Ruby/GdkPixbuf2
  • Ruby/Pango
  • Ruby/GTK2
  • Ruby/GNOME2
  • Ruby/GnomeCanvas2
  • Ruby/Libart2
  • Ruby/Libglade2
  • Ruby/GConf2
  • Ruby/GnomeVFS
  • Ruby/GStreamer
  • Ruby/GtkHtml2
  • Ruby/GtkGLExt
  • Ruby/Libgda