Release Digest: GNOME, April 27, 2004
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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.
"Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert"
As usually, slightly behind other Gnome stuff, but, never mind,
it was a worthy wait, considering that it is the world's greatest
binary editor we are talking about, bringing you the following
improvements over the 2.4 series:
- a type conversion dialog, that shows the data under the cursor
in a variety of different formats (David Hammerton),
- an advanced find dialog that allows for simultaneous
highlighting of multiple search strings (David Hammerton),
- overall move to Gtk+ 2.4,
- progress dialogs for lengthy operations such as export to HTML
- updated documentation (Ms. Breda McColgan),
- many bugfixes, beside my humble self, Muktha, Vijaykumar,
Kaushal, Shakti and Kaveri, all of Wipro, have been helping with
bug reports and patches,
- Andras (hu), Duarte (pt), Kjartan (no), Xavier Conde (ca),
Takeshi(ja), Alastair (ga), Cristophe (fr), Robert (hr),
Raphael(pt_BR), Pablo (wa), Gareth (en_GB), Miloslav (cs), Tino
(nl) and Christian (sv) have updated their translations.