Release Digest: GNOME, April 2, 2004
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GNOME 2.6 Desktop documentation
The GNOME 2.6 Desktop User Guide, System Administration Guide,
and Accessibility Guide are available now in various formats from
Thanks to Carlos for helping get these up on to http://www.gnome.org/learn.
gtkmm provides a C++ interface to GTK+. gtkmm 2.2 wraps GTK+ 2.2
This is the stable branch. gtkmm 2.3.x is also available, and
can be installed in parallel.
- gtkmm 2.2.10 had an incorrect configure-time test, that
mistakenly disabled some template code for gcc, used to convert
from intermediate C++ containers to STL containers. For instance,
this broke the gnome-vfsmm build.
You will need libsigc++ 1.2, available here: https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=1970
There is ongoing discussion on the mailing list: http://www.gtkmm.org/mailinglist.shtml
and in the #c++ channel on irc.gnome.org/
libgda/libgnomedb are a complete framewok for developing
database-oriented applications, and actually allow access to
PostgreSQL, MySQL, Oracle, Sybase, SQLite, FireBird/Interbase, IBM
DB2, mSQL and MS SQL server, as well as MS Access and xBase files
and ODBC data sources.
libgda/libgnomedb are the base of the database support in the
GNOME Office application suite, providing database access for many
features in both Gnumeric and Abiword.
This is another development release in the road to 1.2, which
will be the next stable release, and which shows a preview of the
new features getting into the 1.2 final release. It is not intended
for production use, but by people wanting to experiment with the
new features and to help on the development.
Tarballs are available at
To install this new version, you'll need:
- libgda: glib, libxml2, libxslt
- libgnomedb: libgda and dependencies, libgnome/ui, libglade,
libbonoboui and, optionally, gtksourceview
You can find more information at the projects' homepage
you can ask any question/propose anything you want in the GNOME-DB
mailing list, which is available at http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-db-list.