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Release Digest: GNOME, July 7, 2004

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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame

criawips 0.0.5


About criawips

Criawips is a slide show application that aims to become a full featured presentation application in the future. criawips is based upon the GNOME development platform [1] and some libraries from GNOME Office [2].

Criawips wants to become a part of GNOME Office once it's usable by end users and starts to integrate well into the existing GNOME Office applications.

About this release

This version includes a preview of the slide within the main window. This is currently affected by a bug (feature?) of the GNOME Canvas that prevents zooming text.=20

Grab it from [3].

The criawips development team is still looking for someone to set up and maintain a web site for the project.

Get Criawips

Criawips' development takes place on the savannah platform [4]. The source code is located at the Savannah CVS repository [5].

[1] http://www.gnome.org/
[2] http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/
[3] http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/criawips/
[4] http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/criawips/
[5] https://savannah.nongnu.org/cvs/?group=3Dcriawips

Sven Herzberg <herzi@abi02.de>

Epiphany 1.3.2


What is it ?

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


Epiphany 1.3.2 is a development release in the unstable series leading up to GNOME 2.8.

What's changed ?

Epiphany 1.3.2

Bug fixes

  • Fix crash when download finishes (Xan)


  • Xavier Conde Rueda (ca)

Epiphany 1.3.1

New features

  • Load extensions from ~/.gnome2/epiphany/extensions too (Ross Burton) [#143835]
  • Allow importing of our own bookmarks format (Christian) [#144699]
  • Support for working offline (Christian)
  • Integrated popup blocking (Adam)

Removed features

  • Removed support for mozilla 1.6 (Marco)

Interface changes

  • Append new tabs to the end instead of grouping them (Marco)
  • Add "New Topic" button to the New Bookmark dialogue (Marco) [#110640]
  • Improved import and presentation of hierarchical bookmarks (Marco)
  • Implemented "Open in tabs" from toolbar topics (Marco) [#108143]
  • New tab load animation (Christian)
  • Reordering of bookmarks on toolbar by DND (Marco)
  • Add Open In Tabs to toolbar topics (Marco)
  • Add context menus for bookmarks and topics on toolbars (Marco)
  • Use Blank Page icon as default icon (Marco)
  • Add mim-type icon in downloader (Xan)

Code changes

  • Ported to mozilla embed strings (Marco, Christian, Xan)
  • Moved external protocol handler prefs to js file (Marco)
  • Disabe xpinstall by default (Christian) [#144035]
  • Separate bookmarks from other toolbars (Christian, Marco)
  • Implement popup-blocked signals (Adam) [part of #111930]
  • Includes cleanup (Marco)
  • Allow custom types in the permissions manager (Christian)
  • EphyNode ID cleanups (Marco)
  • Simplify printing code (Marco)
  • Track mozilla trunk API changes (Christian)

Bug fixes

  • Fixed "Exit Fullscreen" popup position in RTL locales (Christian) [#140828]
  • Fix filechooser default name in !modeSave mode (Christian)
  • Fix webcal: uris (Marco) [#143899]
  • Don't hide clipboard actions on input context (Marco) [#139040]
  • Fix CSS background context menu (Crispin Flowerday) [#143602]
  • Retain custom data when moving toolbar items around (Marco)
  • Fix spinner in gradient themes (Crispin Flowerday) [#134686]
  • Escape some strings when using them in labels with markup (Crispin Flowerday, Christian)
  • Fix reload of framed pages not to go to top url (Christian) [#115800]
  • Use generic name in .desktop file (Marco) [#144284]
  • Fix Control-L location bar activation (Christian) [#144191]
  • Hide non-toplevel urls from history (Christian) [#142143]
  • Fix crash with confused toolbars file (Christian) [#144698]
  • Fix toolbar visibility after fullscreen (Christian) [#144785]
  • Fix serials on files with 2 extensions (.tar.gz) (Xan)
  • Always show menubar on F10 (Christian) [#141999]
  • Fix context menu on form elements (Christian) [#143942]
  • Fix display of IDN domain names for cookies and password (Christian) [#130930]
  • Unescape email address when copying to clipboard (Christian) [144462]
  • Don't delete bookmark when dragging to a tab (Marco) [#145254]

Documentation translations

  • New translation of documentation into spanish by Francisco Javier F. Serrador


  • (az)
  • (bg)
  • (cs)
  • (de)
  • (da)
  • (el)
  • (en_CA)
  • (en_GB)
  • (ja)
  • (nl)
  • (pl)
  • (pt_BR)
  • (sk)
  • (sr, st@Latn)
  • (sq)
  • (zh_CN)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.3/epiphany-1.3.2.tar.gz with MD5 sum bff3493d681013c2dc4bfed9623a8553.

Epiphany 1.3.2 requires mozilla 1.7, 1.8a1 or trunk. The recommended version is Mozilla 1.7: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.7/src/mozilla-source-1.7.tar.bz2

More about dependencies and installation tips: http://gnome.org/projects/epiphany/downloads.html



GNOME War Pad 0.3.2


GNOME War Pad 0.3.2


A 'VGA Planets' client for the GNOME platform. VGA Planets is a turn-based space strategy game that can be played by 11 players at once. This game is being played since Fidonet times, and have lots of fans that still play on those old DOS clients, it's time for a GNU/Linux one :-)


  • Initial battle simulation and GUI for VCR using OpenGL.
  • Added checks for gtkglext and python libs on build system.
  • Ship detection range added to starchart.
  • Initial Python scripting support: Python Console.


  • Warning dialogs according to HIG.
  • GNOME & Glade library version checks fixed on build system.


http://gwp.lunix.com.ar/releases/packages/gwp-0.3.2-1mdk.i586.rpm (Mandrake)
http://gwp.lunix.com.ar/releases/packages/gwp_0.3.2-1_i386.deb (Debian)
http://gwp.lunix.com.ar/releases/packages/gwp-0.3.2-1.i686.rpm (Fedora)

GNOME Software Map entry


Epiphany Extensions 1.1.1


What is it ?

Epiphany Extensions is a collection of extensions for Epiphany, the GNOME web browser.

Epiphany Extensions 1.1.0 is a development release for the development series of Epiphany, starting with version 1.3.0.

What's new ?

Epiphany Extensions 1.1.1

Removed features:

  • Popup blocker. It is now integrated in Epiphany. (Adam)
  • Removed support for mozilla < 1.7 (Christian)

Code changes

  • Ported to mozilla embed strings (Christian) [#144237]
  • Fix C99-ism in error viewer (Adam) [#144053]

Bug fixes

  • Fix crash when closing the last window (Christian) [#144850]
  • Fix includes (Adam) [#143818]


  • Rostislav Raykov (bg)
  • (ja)
  • (pt_BR)
  • Marcel Telka (sk)
  • Laurent Dhima (sq)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:

c79ebe85a32fbeb1d5c6975b3fc381e1 epiphany-extensions-1.1.1.tar.gz

Epiphany Extensions 1.1.1 requires Epiphany 1.3.1 or above: