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Release Digest: GNOME, April 2, 2004

Apr 02, 2004, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])


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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 http://www.gnome.org/learn.

Thanks to Carlos for helping get these up on to http://www.gnome.org/learn.

gtkmm 2.2.11

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.



  • 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.
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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/

Murray Cumming

libgda 1.1.1
libgnomedb 1.1.1

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 (http://www.gnome-db.org), or 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.