Release Digest: GNOME, July 19, 2004Jul 20, 2004, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])
Gtk2-Perl is the collective name for a set of Perl bindings for GTK+ 2.x and various related libraries. These modules make it easy to write GTK+ and GNOME applications using a natural, Perlish, object-oriented syntax.
This is the API-frozen Gtk2-Perl 2.7.4.
There's no new Gtk2::GladeXML release -- 1.00 is current.
There's no new Gnome2::GConf release -- 1.000 is current.
There's no new Gnome2::Canvas release -- 1.001 is current.
There's no new Gnome2::VFS release -- 1.003 is current.
The "Butter" Release
late, just as usually, but better late than never, here is the first in the 2.7 series of Gnome Ghostview incarnations, featuring the following improvements over the 2.6 series:
a number of bug fixes have been backported from the 2.6 branch, most notably:
the localpatriotism has been high and has yielded updates to Hungarian (Laszlo), Danish (Ole), Spanish (Lucas, Francisco), Albanian (Laurent), German (Christian), Brasilian Portuguese (Gustavo Maciel Dias), British English (Gareth), Dutch (Tino), Polish (GNOME PL Team), Czech (Miloslav), Lithuanian (=C5=BDygimantas), Bulgarian (Rostislav), Tamil (Dinesh), Norwegian (Kjartan) and Canadian English (Adam). The Gujarati Team has been kind enough to supply us with a brand new Gujurati translation.
I am pleased to announce version 2.3.93 of the Python bindings for GTK.
The new release is available from ftp ftp.gnome.org as and its mirrors as soon as its synced correctly:
It might take a while, so you can use current CVS for now if you can't wait.
NOTE! This is an unstable version and should not be included
in stable distributions.
What's new since 2.3.92?
GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run on POSIX systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X (provided that the X server for MacOS X has been installed). It provides a comprehensive set of GUI widgets, can display Unicode bidi text. It links into the Gnome Accessibility Framework through the ATK library.
PyGTK provides a convenient wrapper for the GTK library for use in Python programs, and takes care of many of the boring details such as managing memory and type casting. When combined with PyORBit and gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured Gnome applications.
Like the GTK library itself PyGTK is licensed under the GNU LGPL, so is suitable for use in both free software and proprietary applications. It is already in use in many applications ranging from small single purpose scripts up to large full features applications.
PyGTK now requires GTK >= 2.4 and Python >= 2.2 to build.
It includes a number of changes since the last pygtk release; We'd really appreciate testing and bug reports on this release; please take the time out to download and test it to ensure it works for your application[s]. Bug reports, as always, should go to Bugzilla; check out http://pygtk.org/developer.html and http://pygtk.org/feedback.html for links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.
Do you enjoy warnings? Well too bad, now gob compiles even with very pedantic warnings set on the gcc command line, even ones as stupid as -Wbad-function-cast.
So what is this gob thing? Well besides being the cure for cancer, it also generates GObjects (or GTK+ objects). GOB2 is a replacement for the version 1 GOB, that was for GTK+ 1.x mostly. GOB2 can handle pretty much most of the GObject features. At least most of the ones that anyone will ever use. It only requires GLib 2.0 and can generate arbitrary GObjects. You can have both versions installed at the same time if you wish, but if anyone is still using gob version 1 and GTK+ 1.x, they should get their head examined.
Here are the news in 2.0.9:
Note: RPMS are built on Fedora Core 2, so your success on other distros or versions of redhat/fedora may vary.
Zivot je kratkej a posranej, jako zebricek do kurniku.