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Release Digest: GNOME, March 24, 2004

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PopWash 0.4


PopWash 0.4


PopWash is a simple graphical application to delete messages on a pop3 server without downloading the message bodies.


This release includes fixes for tcllib newer than 1.3, more and better logging and improved error handling. The GUI does not lockup on connect on slow lines anymore, scrolling is stoped if a button is clicked in list widget, the deletion flag can be set and removed to several mails at once and additions to the white and black list can be done by right click on a message.



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GtkSourceView 1.0.0


GtkSourceView 1.0.0


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, MonoDevelop and other projects like DiaSCE2 and Glimmer.


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

News since last release

  • Handle #if 0 ... #else style C comments (bug #136988) [Paolo Borelli]

New and updated translations

  • Norwegian [Kjartan Maraas]
  • Russian [Dmitry G. Mastrukov]
  • Brazilian Portuguese [Medina, Gustavo R. Montesino]
  • Ukrainian [Yuriy Syrota]
  • Italian [Francesco Marletta]
  • Canadian English (new) [Alexander Winston]
  • Welsh [Dafydd Harries]
  • Bengali [Sayamindu Dasgupta]
  • Arabic [Arafat Medini]
  • Traditional Chinese [Abel Cheung]
  • British (new) [Gareth Owen]
  • Punjabi (new) [Amanpreet Singh Alam]



GNOME Desktop Themes 2.6.0


GNOME Desktop Themes 2.6.0 "Regressions? What regressions?"


A set of desktop themes for GNOME, including the GNOME 2.6 default theme ("Simple"), and many designed for users with low or limited vision.


  • Added accessible icons for fileroller, gcalctool, perfmeter, Computer, Browse Network, gucharmap, gdict, accessx status applet, Display Resolution, main menu, AT Support. (Calum Benson)

New/updated translations:

2004-03-21 Kjartan Maraas <kmaraas@gnome.org>

  • no.po: Fix a typo.

2004-03-21 Mugurel Tudor <mugurelu@go.ro>

  • ro.po: Updated Romanian translation by Milu Moldovan <dumol@go.ro>

2004-03-20 Gareth Owen <gowen72@yahoo.com>

  • en_GB.po: Added British translation

2004-03-20 Robert Sedak <robert.sedak@sk.htnet.hr>

  • hr.po: Updated Croatian translation.


  • Rename numerous high and low contrast icons to make them work again: keyboard, keyboard accessibility, theme, font, background, sound, window, preferred apps, volume control, mouse, menus & toolbars. (Calum Benson)



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GNOME User Documentation 2.6.0

GNOME User Documentation 2.6.0

This is the stable release for GNOME 2.6 of the GNOME User's Guide, the GNOME System Administrator's Guide, and the GNOME Accessibility Guide. Thanks go to Eugene O'Connor, Patrick Costello, and Brian Casey for their excellent work on these documents.


Yelp 2.6.0

Yelp 2.6.0 "Coming Around"

This is the stable release for GNOME 2.6 of everybody's favorite help browser, Yelp. Yelp is the default help browser in GNOME 2. It can display documents in DocBook and HTML formats. Get it here:


Overview of changes since 2.4:

Yelp's DocBook transformation system has undergone massive changes since the 2.4 series. The end result is that we have transformations that are cleaner, simpler, and faster. Transformations in 2.6 are up to 30 times faster than in 2.4.

The man and info converters have been temporarily dropped from Yelp 2.6. These should return in 2.8.

Numerous annoyances have been fixed. The Find dialog got some great love from Chee Bin HOH. Yelp is able to jump to anchor points within documents. The sidebar is completely consistent with the actual pages that are displayed. There are now keybindings for navigating through the sections of a document.

Changes since 2.5.91:

  • Fix for for #134534, portable sed usage. (Laszlo Peter)
  • Updated translations: ar (Arafat Medini)
    cs (Miloslav Trmac)
    en_GB (Gareth Owen)
    hu (Andras Timar)
    pa (Amanpreet Singh Alam)
    ro (Mugurel Tudor)
    ru (Russian team)
    sr (Slobodan Sredojevic)
    sr@Latn (Slobodan Sredojevic)
    zh_CN (jan2xue)

gcalctool 4.3.51




gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.

It has Basic, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it uses multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree of accuracy.

This release is for the GNOME 2.6 FINAL call for tarballs.

Changes since the last version (4.3.50).

  • support for new locales (pa, en_GB, bg and ga).
  • localized online user documentation from the Sun translation team. for de, es, fr, it, ja, ko, sv, zh_CN, zh_HK and zh_TW.

My thanks to Glynn Foster for actually doing the v4.3.51 release and getting me out of scrollkeeper hell.



[Although some of the ftp mirrors may take a little while to sync].

GOK version 0.10.0


We'd like to announce the release of version 0.10.0 of GOK, the GNOME Onscreen Keyboards Suite. The 0.10 series will be the "stable" series for the 2.6 series of the GNOME desktop.

Thanks to the translators who have made GOK the most-translated onscreen keyboard suite in the world!

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 0.10.0 ?

This dist has one significant bugfix over 0.9.11, the previous release, which prevents problems with dwell selection settings.

New Translations:

Punjabi: Guntupalli Karunakar
British English: Gareth Owen

Where can I get it ?


go gok!

David, Bill, and the rest of the GOK team

gucharmap 1.4.0


gucharmap 1.4.0 "You used to be different. Now you're the same."


gucharmap is a Unicode character map. It uses the gtk+ toolkit and runs on any platform that gtk+ supports.

Changes since 1.2.0

  • View by script as well as by Unicode block.
  • New documentation in the following languages: de es fr it ja ko sv zh_CN zh_HK zh_TW
  • English documentation improved and updated.
  • Search modified to look in CJK ideograph definitions as well as character names. Search heuristic also improved in other areas.
  • Bothersome gucharmap input method removed.
  • Many user interface improvements.
  • Much code reorganized.
  • New and updated translations: ar az bn ca cs cy da de el en_CA en_GB es fa fi fr ga hi id it ja ko lt mn ms nl no pa pl pt pt_BR sk sq sr sr@Latn sv th uk zh_CN



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at-spi 1.4.0
gnome-mag 0.10.10
libgail-gnome 1.0.3

Hi All:

I am happy to announce the gnome-2.6.0 releases of at-spi, gnome-mag, and libgail-gnome.

What are they?

These three modules are support modules for assistive technology and accessibility support:

  • AT-SPI is the primary service interface by which assistive technologies query and receive notifications from running applications.
  • gnome-mag provides a magnification service which is used by focus and mouse-tracking magnifier utilities such as that provided by gnopernicus (gnopernicus also uses speech and braille services).
  • libgail-gnome provides key accessibility support for out-of-process and embedded components such as bonobo viewers and panel applets.

What are the latest versions?

at-spi is now at version 1.4.0; the 1.4 series will be the GNOME 2.6 "stable" series of at-spi.
libgail-gnome is unchanged from version 1.0.3 which was released with GNOME 2.6 beta.
gnome-mag is now at version 0.10.10.

Where can I get them?


best regards,
Bill Haneman and the GNOME Accessibility Project team.

gedit 2.6.0

(On behalf of Paolo Maggi)


gedit 2.6.0 has been released.

What is it?

gedit is a small and lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME environment.

What has changed?

gedit 2.6.0


  • Add localized documentation from Sun's translation team (Glynn Foster)

New and updated translations

  • Åsmund Skjæveland (nn)
  • Baris Cicek (tr)
  • Alastair McKinstry (ga)
  • Andras Timar (hu)
  • Abel Cheung (zh_TW)
  • Gareth Owen (en_GB)
  • Dmitry G. Mastrukov (ru)
  • Arafat Medini (ar)
  • Stanislav Visnovsky (sk)
  • Swapnil Hajare (mr)
  • Funda Wang (zh_CN)

Where can I get it ?




Eye of Gnome 2.6.0


Eye of Gnome 2.6.0


Standard GNOME image and photo collection viewer

Changes since last announcement

Version 2.6.0

  • General:
    • Fileselector opens non local URIs (Seth Nickell)
    • Italian documentation update (Lucca Feretti)
  • Translation Updates: Andras Timar (hu), Arafat Medini (ar), Baris Cicek (tr), Dmitry G. Mastrukov (ru), Gareth Owen (en_GB), Guntupalli Karunakar (pa), Stanislav Visnovsky (sk), Telsa Gwynne (cy)

Version 2.5.91

  • Translation Updates: Abel Cheung (zh_TW), Alastair McKinstry (ga), Alexander Winston (en_CA), Dafydd Harries (cy), Dinesh Nadarajah (ta), Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira (pt_BR), Leonid Kanter (ru), Maxim Dziumanenko (uk), Miloslav Trmac (cs), Robert Sedak (hr), Sanlig Badral (mn), Sayamindu Dasgupta (bn)

Version 2.5.90

  • General:
    • Documentation updates (Breda McColgan)
    • Translation markup fix (Ole Laursen) - #119170
    • File Selection fixes (Jan Arne Peterson, Jonathan Blandford, Jens) - #128396, #135816
  • Collection:
    • New busy icon, borrowed from nautilus. - #134981
    • Thumbnail layout fixes.
  • Translation Updates: Alastair McKinstry (ga), Ales Nyakhaychyk (be), Alessio Frusciante (it), Changwoo Ryu (ko), Christophe Merlet (fr), Duarte Loreto (pt), Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Guntupalli Karunakar (hi), Jarkko Ranta (fi), Jordi Mallach (ca), Kjartan Maraas (no), Kostas Papadimas (el), Miloslav Trmac (cs), Mugurel Tudor (ro), Mætin Æmirov (az), Ole Laursen (da), Paisa Seeluangsawat (th), Priit Laes (et), Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Vincent van Adrighem (nl), Yuriy Syrota (uk), Zygimantas Berucka (lt)

Version 2.5.6

  • General:
    • Updated documentation (Breda McColgan)
    • Typo fixes (Alessio Frusciante)
    • AIX compilation fixes
    • Recent files update
  • Collection:
    • Marked forgotten string for translation (Danilo Segan)
  • Translation Updates: Artur Flinta (pl), Christian Rose (sv), Danilo egan (sr), Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Hasbullah Bin Pit (ms), Jarkko Ranta (fi), Jens Finke (de), Kostas Papadimas (el), Laurent Dhima (sq), Miloslav Trmac (cs), Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Åsmund Skjæveland (nn)

Versino 2.5.5

  • General:
    • Don't force file selector window size.
  • Collection:
    • Save scroll position in exif data, when switching images. Fixes #123463.
  • Translation Updates: Alastair McKinstry (ga), Arafat Medini (ar), Changwoo Ryu (ko), Christian Rose (sv), Danilo egan (sr, sr@Latn), Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Hasbullah Bin Pit (ms), Laurent Dhima (sq), Mætin Æmirov (az), Nikos Charonitakis (el), Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Vincent van Adrighem (nl)



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