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Release Digest: GNOME, July 12, 2004

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Bakery 2.3.8

Bakery is a C++ Framework for creating document-based GNOME applications using gtkmm. Bakery 2.3.x is for gtkmm 2.4 and libxml++ 2.6

  • Bakery provides a Document/View architecture, but it doesn't force you to use the whole architecture.
  • Bakery can use XML as a document storage format.
  • Bakery provides default functionality, which can be easily customized.
  • Bakery makes it easy to start developing gtkmm/GNOME applications.
  • Bakery gives your application structure.
  • Bakery provides useful utility classes.

Documentation and downloads are available at http://bakery.sourceforge.net


bakery 2.3.8:

  • Views inherit from sigc::trackable, to avoid crashes when calling dead signal handlers. (Murray Cumming)


  • Document:
    • Create new documents with sensible (rather than bizarre) permissions.
    • Add parameter to the modified signal, and send it whenever it changes. (Murray Cumming)

Murray Cumming

Glom 0.8.7


Glom is a GUI that allows you to design database table definitions and the relationships between them. It also allows you to edit and search the data in those tables. The design is loosely based upon FileMaker Pro, with the added advantage of separation between user interface and data.

Glom uses the PostgresSQL database backend but it can not edit databases that it did not create, because it uses only a simple subset of Postgres functionality.

Here are some screenshots:

Glom is written in C++, with gtkmm, Bakery, and libgdamm.

More information is at

Obvious/Known problems.

  • There is no way to administer the users.
  • The User Level is not dependent on database access rights.
  • The Details view should show lists of related records directly among the regular fields.
  • There is no printing/reports.


glom 0.8.7:

  • Field Definition:
    • Add Boolean field type, which is displayed as a checkbox.
    • Default values can be the result of python calculations.
    • Default values are validated according to the field type.
  • Pressing cancel on the initial dialog closes the application.
  • Details view:
    • Corrected widget layout problems.
    • Do not lose the layout groups after a while.
    • Fix crash when changing user level, with related records. (Murray Cumming)
  • Added Albanian translation. (Laurent Dhima)

Murray Cumming