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Release Digest: GNOME, April 19, 2004

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GOK 0.10.2

I am pleased to announce version 0.10.2 of GOK, the GNOME Onscreen Keyboards Suite.
(This is the GNOME 2.6.1 release of GOK)

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.

New in GOK 0.10.2:

  • Much improved table handling: many table and list items that were previously 'inert' when activated from GOK no work correctly.
  • GOK now allows direct interaction with the gtk+-2.4 file selector.
  • Fixed a regression in the Settings dialog when used with HighContrastInverse themes.
  • Fixed modifier/shift behavior in "alphabetic" keyboards that aren't created from the XKB keyboard description.
  • Improved support for Mozilla-1.6+. (This will be visible to end-users when mozilla accessibility changes are pushed out to the main 1.6/1.7 tree)
  • Assorted bug and build fixes.

New Translations:

gu (Guntupalli Karunakar)
bn (Sayamindu Dasgupta)
hu (Andras Timar)

Where can I get it ?


go gok!

David, Bill, and the rest of the GOK team

GTetrinet 0.7.6 & 0.7.7


GTetrinet 0.7.6 & 0.7.7


GTetrinet is a Tetrinet client for GNOME2. Tetrinet is a variant of the popular Tetris brick game, that can be played simultaneously by 6 players. GTetrinet's goal is to remain completely compatible with the Windows, original client.


It's been a while since our last release. Most of the work is being done on our libtetrinet branch which will hopefully be ready soon, but in the meanwhile quite some translations had been updated in CVS. Dani also fixed another keyboard input bug and made it possible to resize the gtetrinet main window.

With this release, we also updated our webpage, http://gtetrinet.sf.net/, which is now more tidy and simple.


GTetrinet 0.7.7 - 2004-04-18

  • Regenerated tarball using automake 1.4 to workaround tar --posix problems.

GTetrinet 0.7.6 - 2004-04-16

  • Added a button in the Preferences dialog that opens a browser window with the GTetrinet themes webpage. (Dani)
  • Made the main window resizable. It doesn't mean that the fields will be resizable too ;) (Dani)
  • Now you can rotate and move a piece while holding CTRL. This fixes the bug reported by Christian Kroner. (Dani)
  • Disable deprecated flags which broke the build with GTK 2.4 (Kjartan Maraas).
  • New and updated translations: Norwegian (Kjartan Maraas), Croatian (Robert Sedak), Irish (Alastair McKinstry), Brazilian Portuguese (Steve Lacerda and E. Samuel Procipio), British English (Gareth Owen), Canadian English (Adam Weinberger), Welsh (Dafydd Harries), Catalan (Jordi Mallach), Swedish (Christian Rose), Czech (Miloslav Trmac), Portuguese (Duarte Loreto), Dutch (Vincent van Adrighem), Polish (Artur Flinta), French (Christophe Merlet), Spanish (Dani Carbonell).



GNOME Software Map entry


GtkSourceView 1.0.1


GtkSourceView 1.0.1


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+ 2.2.0 or later
  • LibXML2 2.5.0 or later
  • libgnomeprint 2.2.0 or later

News since last release

  • Added GtkSourceView class documentation [Paolo Borelli]
  • Updated C highlighting to include C99 keywords, types and macros and Python highlighting to include Python 2.3 keywords, types and functions [Benoît Dejean]
  • Fix a couple of small auto-indentation bugs [Gustavo Giráldez]
  • We now require Gtk+ 2.2.4 for the library alone, and Gtk+ 2.4 to also build the tests.

New and updated translations

  • Gujurati (new) [Gujurati Team]
  • Catalan [Jordi Mallach, Aleix Badia i Bosch]
  • Russian [Russian Team]



Epiphany 1.2.3


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 1.2.3

Code changes

  • Cleanup chrome handling (Marco)


  • Fix bookmarks import from XBEL (Marco)
  • Set window icon on "About" dialogue (Christian)
  • Fix "Add" button appearance for some themes (Christian)
  • Fix "Go" button (Christian)
  • Fix "Open In New Tabs" from bookmarks editor (Christian) [#138343]
  • Fix context menu for anchors without href (Christian) [#138200]
  • Fix context menu for linked images (Christian) [#138200]
  • Fix startup script on solaris (Marco) [#138088]
  • Fix filechooser handling (Federico Mena Quintero) [#138263]
  • Fix compilation with -fdata-sections (Christian) [#136878]
  • Check for invalid font size pref (Piers)
  • Fix clear-history dialogue button size with themes (Piers)
  • Fix bookmarks toolbar visibility in fullscreen and ppview mode (Christian) [#138520]
  • Fix link dragging to new notebook tabs (Christian) [#138902]
  • Sync toolbar code with galeon gtk 2.4 port; fixes crash when dragging items from other applications (Crispin Flowerday)
  • Fix homepage setting to current page (Christian) [#139124]
  • Make pdm, prefs and print setup dialogue transient (Christian)
  • Sort the actions in location entry drop-down (Christian) [#139575]
  • Don't quit filechooser when choosing not to overwrite an existing file (Christian) [#139400]
  • Fix filename encoding in confirm-overwrite dialogue (Christian)
  • Fix accel setting for dynamic menus (Christian) [#139641]
  • Don't gunzip downloaded files (Marco) [#131778]
  • Fix content policy contract ID (Christian)
  • Fix chrome handling for new windows from _blank target links (Marco) [#139512]
  • Make message selectable in content handler dialogue (Piers)


  • Vladimir Petkov (bg)
  • I. Larrañaga, Hizkuntza Politikarako Sailburuordetza (eu)
  • helgi (is)
  • Dvornik Laszlo (hu)
  • Kjartan Maraas (no)
  • Amanpreet Singh Alam (pa)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.2/epiphany-1.2.3.tar.gz [MD5 sum: 9f12206520311eda477b73e2c07b234c]

Epiphany 1.2.3 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.4.1, 1.4.2, 1.5, or 1.6.

The recommended 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




It was time for the monthly release:
ftp://xmlsoft.org/ (also availble though rsync and HTTP now) http://xmlsoft.org and GNOME mirrors

This release has one small new item, the implementation of xml:id draft, otherwise it is mostly bugfixes and small improvements:

  • implement xml:id Working Draft, relaxed XPath id() checking
  • bugfixes: xmlCtxtReset (Brent Hendricks), line number and CDATA (Dave Beckett), Relax-NG compilation (William Brack), Regexp patches (with William), xmlUriEscape (Mark Vakoc), a Relax-NG notAllowed problem (with William), Relax-NG name classes compares (William), XInclude duplicate fallback (William), external DTD encoding detection (William), a DTD validation bug (William), xmlReader Close() fix, recusive extention schemas
  • improvements: use xmlRead* APIs in test tools (Mark Vakoc), indenting save optimization, better handle IIS broken HTTP redirect behaviour (Ian Hummel), HTML parser frameset (James Bursa), libxml2-python RPM dependancy, XML Schemas union support (Kasimier Buchcik), warning removal clanup (William), keep ChangeLog compressed when installing from RPMs
  • documentation: examples and xmlDocDumpMemory docs (John Fleck), new example (load, xpath, modify, save), xmlCatalogDump() comments
  • Windows: Borland C++ builder (Eric Zurcher), work around Microsoft compiler NaN handling bug (Mark Vakoc)

Thanks to everybody who helped with contributions, or reports,


Daniel Veillard