Release Digest: GNOME, April 29, 2004
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COnfigurator for Gnome 0.7.1
COnfigurator for Gnome 0.7.1
A program for editing advanced Gnome settings in an easy
- Made configure check for correct version of libgnomeui (thanks
to for J. Warnier reporting this).
- Fixed a bug, so that custom button layouts in Metacity are
preserved (thanks to Christian Persch for reporting this).
Thirteenth release of PythonCAD
I'd like to announce the thirteenth development release of
PythonCAD, a CAD package for open-source software users. As the
name implies, PythonCAD is written entirely in Python. The goal of
this project is to create a fully scriptable drafting program that
will match and eventually exceed features found in commercial CAD
software. PythonCAD is released under the GNU Public License
PythonCAD requires Python 2.2 or Python 2.3. The interface is
GTK 2.0 based, and uses the PyGTK module for interfacing to GTK.
The design of PythonCAD is built around the idea of separating the
interface from the back end as much as possible. By doing this, it
is hoped that both GNOME and KDE interfaces can be added to
PythonCAD through usage of the appropriate Python module. Addition
of other interfaces will depend on the availability of a Python
module for that particular interface and developer interest and
The thirteenth release of PythonCAD is the first release to
offer undo/redo abilities. The undo/redo work is in its initial
stage, and upcoming releases will enhance the robustness of the
code. The long term goal with undo/redo work is to make both as
unlimited as possible, but for the first release the functionality
works best if only the last action is undone or redone. Undoing and
redoing multiple operations works in certain cases, but not not in
others. Development efforts for the next release will concentrate
on enhancing the undo/redo abilities of the program.
This release also has the ability to save the current background
and foreground colors, and offers the user the ability to specify
the color for boxes drawn around points. As for code cleanups, a
number of deprecated methods have been removed, and several
existing methods are now deprecated. An assortment of bug fixes and
code improvements have been added as well.
The mailing list for the development and use of PythonCAD is
available. Visit the following page for information about
subscribing and viewing the mailing list archive:
Visit the PythonCAD web site for more information about what
PythonCAD does and aims to be:
Come and join me in developing PythonCAD into a world class
drafting program, and Happy New Year to everyone!
Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against
absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is
the sport of every wind.
-Thomas Jefferson to James Smith, 1822