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Release Digest: GNOME, May 6, 2004

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Epiphany 1.2.5

Hi,

What is it ?

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

http://gnome.org/projects/epiphany

What's changed ?

Epiphany 1.2.5

Bugfixes

  • Make saving a web page not re-fetch the page (Christian) [#141652]
  • Fix crash on startup (Marco) [#141262]

Translations

  • Duarte Loreto (pt)

Documentation

  • New translation of help into Basque (eu) by Hizkuntza Politikarako Sailburuordetza
  • Updated screenshots in help (Piers)
  • Updated help on smart bookmarks (Matthew Gatto) [#139616]

Epiphany 1.2.4

Bugfixes

  • Fix problem with font selection in prefs dialogue (Christian)
  • Fix encoding of downloaded and saved content (Marco) [#126571, #141050]
  • Fix crash when closing a window while in print preview mode (Christian) [#121298]

Translations

  • John C Barstow (mi)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.2/epiphany-1.2.5.tar.gz [MD5 sum: 1f901ab81de614618be759c083115e3f]

Epiphany 1.2.5 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

Enjoy.

Christian


libgsf 1.9.0

GNOME Structured File library (LGPL)

What is it ?

It's goal is to provide a simple i/o library that can read and write common file types and to handle structured formats that provide file-system-in-a-file semantics (Eg OLE2 or zip). There are some additional utilities for document centric applications.

What is new in this release ?

This is a high priority bug fix release to patch corruption when writing gzip or bzip2 approximately .3% of the time. It enables the gnome-vfs backend, and patches a potential problem writing MS OLE2 files larger than 13.6 Meg on PPC.

Gnumeric 1.2.12

Gnumeric 1.2.12 aka 'Its about time' is now available.

This is a high priority release. There are several important bug fixes for xls export to keep MS Excel from crashing on the files we generated. Additionally we are now recommending that distributions build --without-bonobo to work around a late breaking bug in libbonoboui that disables the help system.

This release also enables gnome-vfs support in the non-bonobo case, however it does require a undated version of libgsf 1.9.0 for gnome-vfs to work.

New development is continuing in HEAD based gtk-2.4

NOTE : release 1.2.9 accidentally broke the duration functions
NOTE : release 1.2.10 accidentally disabled db plugin
NOTE : an important bug came in just after 1.2.11 was released

Gnumeric 1.2.12

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=127411
* Render background for charts (not just graphs)
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135949
* Import chart outlines properly
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100372
* Honour col/row visibility when exporting borders to latex
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136086
* xls export rows even if they only have visible formating
* Ensure we apply styles before rendering autofill content
* Backport a huge performance improvement when scrolling images http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=136363
* Fix font handling in chart labels and titles
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140671
* Fix crash when undoing a cut from a different workbook
* Fix validation crash due to excel import.
* Fix custom validation export.
* Fix crash xls export of empty input msgs
* Enable gnome-vfs load/save even for non-bonobo build
* Recommend building --without-bonobo to ensure that help works


Gnumeric 1.2.11

Jody:

  • Suppress warnings when loading XL95 files with charts that were saved by newer version of MS Excel.
  • Make in sheet edit item cursors blink more smoothly when moving
  • Fix change in 1.2.9 that broke the db functions
  • Fix xls import for polygon names
  • Force redraw on vertical alignment change

Miloslav Trmac:

        http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=140029
* honour DESTDIR in doc build when packaging

Gnumeric 1.2.10

Jody:

  • Revert incomplete patch to duration functions that disabled them.

Gnumeric 1.2.9

Jody:

  • Minor fix for xls import of cursor position with frozen panes
  • Fix Excel warning about our exported h/v only frozen panes
  • Fix Excel crash on our exported named expressions with no addins
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137818
  • For immediate rerender, even for simple font changes.
  • Direct editing of spinbutton in text importer, and cell format
    http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138533
  • handle insufficient data in moving average tool
  • Enable clicking in the sheet edit item.
  • Restore printing for diagonal borders
  • Fix redraw for hashed (####) values
  • Fix redraw for alignment changes in spans
  • Overlay value_fmts on xls export because XL does not support them
  • Portability enhancements for hpux/irix

Morten:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138600
* Fix crash related to database functions
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=138182
* Fix [h]:mm precision

Available from

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnumeric/1.2


Metacity 2.8.1

What is it ?

Metacity is a simple window manager that integrates nicely with GNOME 2.

What's changed ?

2.8.1
===

Thanks to Olivier Crete, Jarrod Johnson, Neil Muller, Elijah Newren, Mark McLoughlin, Rob Adams, and foser AT gentoo.org for fixes in this release.

  • make the --enable-xinerama switch work properly
  • prevent unwanted grab op from occurring
  • don't down-size nitems from a gulong to an int
  • add a value type check for the visual/audible bell gconf settings
  • make the no sm support warning resizable
  • more translations

2.8.0
===

No code changes in this release, but some new translations.

2.7.1
===

Thanks to Rob Adams for fixes in this release.

  • bug #122016 - fix a focus race
  • Change move_to_workspace_left/right/up/down keybindings to <Control><Alt><Shift> arrow to avoid conflicting with new keybindings in spacial nautilus.
  • fix dialog stacking order issues so e.g. panel properties dialog is above the panel

2.7.0
===

First unstable release tarball for GNOME 2.6.

Thanks to Anders Carlsson, Elijah Newren, Rob Adams, James Cape, Thomas Fitzimmons, Calum Benson for fixes in this release.

Where can I get it ?

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/metacity/2.8/


libxml++ 2.6.1

libxml++

libxml++ is a C++ wrapper for the libxml XML parser library. It has SAX and DOM-like APIs, but does not attempt to conform exactly to the DOM specifications because they are not aimed at C++. Its API is much simpler than the underlying libxml C API.

Homepage

http://libxmlplusplus.sourceforge.net/

Notes

This release fixes 2 annoying bugs found in libxml++ 2.6.0.

Changes

  • Fixed an issue (#141824) with Glib::ustring instanciation in character and cdata_block saxparser callbacks.
  • Fixed ContentNode::SetContent behavior.

Download

You can download libxml++ 2.6.1 from gnome servers:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxml++/2.6/

Best Regards,

Christophe de Vienne


libxml++ 1.0.3 (stable)

libxml++

libxml++ is a C++ wrapper for the libxml XML parser library. It has SAX and DOM-like APIs, but does not attempt to conform exactly to the DOM specifications because they are not aimed at C++. Its API is much simpler than the underlying libxml C API.

Homepage

http://libxmlplusplus.sourceforge.net/

Notes

This is a bugfix release.

Changes

  • Fixed ContentNode::SetContent behavior.
  • Made libxml++ build as a dll with mingw32 (tested under linux).

Download

You can download libxml++ 1.0.3 from gnome servers:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/libxml++/1.0/

Best Regards,

Christophe de Vienne


ooo-build-1.1.55

OpenOffice.org build:

This package contains the desktop integration work for OpenOffice.org, and a much simplified build wrapper, making an OO.o build / install possible for the common man. It is a staging ground for up-streaming patches to OO.o.

This release we merged in PLD Linux support and some of the Ark Linux patch-set.

Changes in this rlibgsf 1.9.0elease:

+ bug fixes

        + CONFIGURE_OPTIONS from environment (Arkadiusz)
        + de-bashizing (Arkadiusz)
        + misc build fixes (Arkadiusz, Chris, Rene, Michael)
    + features
        + VBA (Michael)
            + attribute parsing
            + improved tests
            + more VBA than StarBasic compatible
        + KDE (Kendy)
            + helper program integration
            + splash / branding
        + Novell (Internal)
            + file-a-bug button
        + PLD Linux support (Arkadiusz Miskiewicz)
            + glibc compile fix
            + splash/branding
            + stlport 4.6.x compile
        + Ark Linux patches (Bernhard Rosenkraenzer)
            [ still underway ]
            + branding

Package available from:

http://ooo.ximian.com/packages/OOO_1_1_1/ooo-build-1.1.55.tar.gz

To find out more and/or get involved in OOo hacking see http://ooo.ximian.com/ and/or subscribe to our OO.o development mailing list at:

http://lists.ximian.com/mailman/listinfo/openoffice.

--
michael@ximian.com <><, Pseudo Engineer, itinerant idiot


Muine 0.6.0

libgsf 1.9.0

Muine is a new music player using some new UI ideas. The idea is that it will be much easier and comfortable to use than the iTunes model, which is used by both Rhythmbox and Jamboree.

0.6.0

This release includes many fixes and performance improvements, which should make the app a whole lot nicer to use. If Muine was too slow to your tastes in the past, try this release.

Details

  • Major speed improvements [Jorn Baayen]
  • Support latest Mono and Gtk# [Jorn Baayen, Peter Johanson]
  • Support album cover drag & drop in the "Play album" window [Lee Willis]
  • New about logo [Andreas Kwiatkowski]
  • Sort songs by title, then by artist [Jorn Baayen]
  • Sort albums by artist, then year, then title [Teemu Tervo]
  • Improved error handling [Jorn Baayen]
  • Keep covers when files from removable media are removed [Jorn Baayen]
  • GConf key for using a different amazon variant [Lee Willis]
  • Pressing the "Stop" multimedia key will pause playback [Crispin Flowerday]
  • A song's associated album name is included in the search key [Jorn Baayen]
  • Audio output driver is configurable in xine-config [Jorn Baayen]
  • Various other fixes [Kenneth Christiansen, Lee Willis, Crispin Flowerday, Jorn Baayen]

Updated translations:
- Brazilian Portuguese [Afonso Celso Medina]
- British English [Gareth Owen]
- Canadian English [Adam Weinberger]
- Czech [Miloslav Trmac]
- Danish [Kenneth Christiansen]
- Dutch [Tino Meinen]
- French [Vincent Carriere]
- German [Matthias Debus]
- Hungarian [Andras Timar]
- Icelandic [S. J. Gunnarsson]
- Polish [Artur Flinta]
- Spanish [Francisco Javier F. Serrador]
- Swedish [Johan Hammar]

Download

http://muine.gooeylinux.org/

Enjoy,

Jorn