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Release Digest: GNOME, April 27, 2004

Apr 28, 2004, 05:00 (0 Talkback[s])


Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

libgda/libgnomedb 1.1.2

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.

GHex 2.6.0

"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 and printing,
  • 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.

available at

have fun,



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