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Release Digest: GNOME, August 10, 2004

Aug 11, 2004, 04:45 (0 Talkback[s])


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

Marlin 0.5


Wow, 2 releases in a week or so. Yeah, what am I thinking? Anyway, lets get the usual out of the way

Marlin is a sample editor. It edits samples.

Screenshots - http://marlin.sf.net/screenshots.html
Homewebthingy - http://marlin.sf.net
Download it now! -

There, that's that.

Changes (or "why should I care?")

New stuff:
* You can change samples from mono to stereo and back again to your hearts content.
* Marlin will tell you if it can't encode to a format.

Fixed stuff:
* I fixed a typo.
* Some dialogs were less than HIGGY...so I fixed them up.
* CDDA extraction had some ..... issues. It doesn't anymore. IE: It should actually work rather than just crawl under a bed and die.
* Marlin now cleans up its /tmp files. No more honking great big files in /tmp for you to clean. Sorry if you liked that old behavour, feel free to fork.
* The cursor no longer flickers when you move it around a bit.

Yeah, that's all, it's just a minor quick release.


Marlin *****REQUIRES******* a version of gst-plugins that is GREATER than 0.8.3. Currently this means you need to use CVS HEAD. Now, it will compile with 0.8.3, but it WILL NOT WORK! It WILL crash instantly. This is known and FIXED when you use gst-plugins GREATER than 0.8.3. If you decide to try to make it compile with 0.8.3 and then run it and it crashes and you tell me about it, i WILL point and laugh at you, in public and private. That is all I will do. I will not listen to you telling me about marketing, or trying to blame me for your incompetance and failure to follow fairly simple instructions.

Sorry about that, but certain people need to told these things. you'd think they'd work it out from
Gstreamer 0.8.4
gst-plugins > 0.8.3
But Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

If you're scared by CVS, you can get a patch at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=148533

Okay? Got that?

Anything else? No? Oh yeah, begging for stuff:
Wanted - Fender Jaguar
Old random guitar effects

Does begging for stuff ever work? No, apparently not, but its become a bit of a tradition.

I could turn you inside out! iain