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Release Digest: GNOME, June 11, 2004

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Planner 0.12

Imendio is proud to present the release of Planner 0.12!

Planner is a project management application for the GNOME desktop.

Read the full announcement at
http://www.imendio.com/archive/projects/planner/20040708-planner- 0.12.html


Imendio HB, http://www.imendio.com/

criawips 0.0.6


About criawips

Criawips aims to become a full featured presentation that offers the perfect platform both for small presentations used to explain things to other people and for big presentations used for commercial presentations.

Thus it should become easy to use, provide a good integration with other applications to become a presentation platform that can compete with commercial applications like MS PowerPoint, OpenImpress and Apple's Keynote.

Criawips isbased upon the GNOME development platform [1] and some libraries from GNOME Office [2].

About this release

This version improves the text handling for people who are using the main window to preview presentations.=20

The text scales with other elements when zooming and the text is automatically resiyed to the correct size when opening a presentation.

Get Criawips

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

[1] http://www.gnome.org/
[2] http://www.gnome.org/gnome-office/
[3] http://www.nongnu.org/criawips/downloads.html
[4] http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/criawips/
[5] http://cvs.gnome.org/viewcvs/criawips

Sven Herzberg

Hardware Monitor applet 1.1

The theme of this version is less clutter and less non-sense. I've made the applet determine the update interval and no. of samples automatically. Hopefully, this will make it easier to use the applet. And harder to get non-sensical setups which tend to produce bug reports that are difficult to deal with. :-)

What's new:

  • The monitored devices now automatically choose an appropriate update interval.
  • The frame around the applet has been removed.
  • Preferences clean-up.
  • The max. measured device value is now saved between sessions, and not decreased during periods of inactivity.
  • Nice value is now set to 5 instead of 10.
  • Some translation updates.
  • Various bugfixes which I've already forgotten about.


  • monitor CPU/memory/swap/disk usage, load average, Ethernet/modem/wireless throughput, internal temperatures, internal fan speeds
  • multiple views that all support multiple monitors:
    • a curve view with smooth lines
    • a bar view with wacky horizontal bars
    • a column view with ultra-clear vertical blocks
    • a text view for those who want extreme precision
    • a flame view to impress your friends
  • a modular design for future enhancements
  • well-behaved GNOME panel applet (no floating gkrellm windows)

The source can be downloaded from here:


Screenshots are also available from the above page. The applet requires at least Gnome 2.2 and the gtkmm 2.2 and related gnomemm* libraries from www.gtkmm.org/. Note that you need to install libsensors and setup lm-sensors with your kernel if you want to monitor temperatures and fan speeds.

Ole Laursen

GTK+ 2.4.4

GTK+-2.4.4 is now available for download at:


gtk+-2.4.4.tar.bz2 md5sum: 6e6ffc9003aee319ed99336b147ad19f
gtk+-2.4.4.tar.gz md5sum: 33caf898a27c2fc173b3bb4e2a340bab

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible with 2.4.0.

What is GTK+

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without any license fees or royalties.

Where to get more information about GTK+

Information about GTK+ including links to documentation can be found at:


An installation guide for GTK+-2.4 is found at:


Common questions:


Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.4.3 to GTK+ 2.4.4

  • GtkFileChooser
    • Use Save button in save mode. [Federico Mena Quintero]
    • Check for errors when opening folders [Federico]
    • Fall back to stock icons if icon theme is not found [Federico]
    • Bug fixes [Federico, Alex Roitman, Owen Taylor]
  • GtkComboBox
    • Make it work without a model [Mariano Suarez-Alvarez, Christian Persch]
    • Improve placement of popup [David A. Knight]
  • GtkImage
    • Fix issues with partial redrawing [John Ehresman, Felipe Heidrich, Billy Biggs]
  • GtkEntry
    • Fix cursor movement with combining marks [Theppitak Karoonboonyanan]
    • Protect passwords better [Morten Welinder]
  • Win32 fixes
    • Fix build without wintab [J. Ali Harlow]
    • Improve Clipboard handling [Tor Lillqvist, John Ehresman]
  • Gdk
    • Make RGBA cursors work [Michael Natterer]
      • Work with odd XServers [Bastien Nocera]
      • Handle _NET_WM_STATE_ABOVE/_BELOW better [Billy Biggs]
      • Don't leak DND contexts [Alex Larsson]
  • gdk-pixbuf
    • Make tiff loader work with libtiff 3.6.1 [Marco Ghirlanda]
    • Fix math for GDK_INTERP_HYPER [Brian Cameron]
    • Fix Win32 exported symbols [Tor Lillqvist]
  • Documentation improvements [Billy Biggs, Matthias Clasen, Oliver Andrieu]
  • Other bug fixes [Federico, Michael, Matthias, Philip Kendall, Jean-François Wauthy, John Finlay, Jeff Franks, Tim Janik, Nickolay V. Shmyrev, Sampo Nurmentaus, William Jon McCann, Jan-Marek Glogowski, Yevgen Muntyan, Pawel Salek, Jonathan Blandford, Sunil, Dimitiry. M Shatrov]
  • Updated translations (bg,he,hu,ne,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at


9 July 2004

Alexandria 0.3.1


Alexandria 0.3.1 has just been released!

Alexandria is a GNOME application to help you manage your book collection.

You can get more information (screenshots, features, download links, packages...) on its web site:


This is mainly a bugfix release. If you are using Alexandria you should consider upgrading, since a lot of bugs have been discovered and are now fixed.

Details are following. Enjoy!

Bugs fixed:

  • removed custom sorting functions as they appear not to make anything work better and may actually cause some problems ;
  • fixed the Amazon provider to perform another lookup using the next locale if the previous one gives no results ;
  • improved exception handing to have better error messages ;
  • calling providers one after one until at least one book has been found ;
  • sorting by rating books that were not rated yet did crash ;
  • sorting by edition and publisher were reversed ;
  • the Add Book dialog is now resizable in search mode ;
  • removing a book without a cover image did crash.

Updated translations:

  • Dafydd Harries (cy) ;
  • Laurent Sansonetti (fr) ;
  • Masao Mutoh (ja).


GLib 2.4.4

GLib-2.4.4 is now available for download at:


glib-2.4.4.tar.bz2 md5sum: ea37e29137cb988eb54ff43721143a81
glib-2.4.4.tar.gz md5sum: 2305051dad178e8d865f0d8e2b1fe308

GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C, portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

More information about GLib is available at:


An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can be found at:


Overview of Changes from GLib 2.4.2 to GLib 2.4.4

  • Win32 bug fixes (John Ehresman)
  • Other bug fixes (Manish Singh, Matthias Clasen, Federico Mena Quintero, Philippe Blain, Sven Neumann, Julio M. Merino Vidal, Kaz Sasayama, Morten Welinder, Mariano Suarez-Alvarez)
  • Documentation updates (Crispin Flowerday, Ed Griffiths, Federico)
  • New and updated translations (az,ne,sq)

A list of all bugs fixed in this release can be found at


9 July 2004

regexxer 0.8

regexxer 0.8



  • port to new API of sigc++ 2, gtkmm 2.4 and gconfmm 2.6
  • now using libglademm to load the UI at runtime from glade XML files
  • polished UI: new GTK+ file chooser, Edit menu, and more
  • bugfixes, bugfixes, bugfixes
  • more translations: cs en_CA en_GB it ja nl pt pt_BR sv



About regexxer

regexxer is a nifty search/replace tool for the desktop user. It features recursive search through directory trees and Perl-style regular expressions (using libpcre).

regexxer is programmed in C++ and uses gtkmm (the C++ wrapper for GTK+) for the GUI. The user interface is similar to the project-wide search/replace dialog in the Sniff+ IDE, but regexxer aims to surpass it.

The primary audience of this tool are Linux/Unix users who are tired of typing find/grep/sed/awk/perl command lines.