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Release Digest: GNOME, September 12, 2004

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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers

Previews Reader 0.1.0


Previews Reader 0.1.0


A GNOME interface for reading the Diamond Comics Previews catalog.


Mads Villadsen <maxx@krakoa.dk>

Guikachu 1.5.3

Dear users of both large and small computing tools,

A new unstable release of Guikachu is available.

About Guikachu

Guikachu is a GNOME application for graphical editing of resource files for PalmOS-based pocket computers. The user interface is modelled after Glade, the GNOME UI builder.

Catch it all from http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/


  • Uses GNOME-VFS, you can load files from anywhere, e.g. from the Web, from an SMB share, from a tarball.
  • Exporting to/importing from PilRC .rcp files
  • Support for non-Palm PilRC targets (like the eBookMan)
  • Support for the following PalmOS resource types:
    • String and string list resources
    • Dialog resources
    • Menu resources
    • Form resources
    • Bitmap resources
    • Per-application resources (e.g. version number)
  • WYSIWYG Form Editor, with drag & drop capability and visual resizing
  • Flexible, complete undo support
  • Sample file with sample GNU PalmOS SDK-based application
  • Documentation (a complete user's manual)

About this release

This release is part of the 1.5 development branch, so it's all about crazy experimentations and not about providing a polished, well-tested product -- so don't quite replace your 1.4 Guikachu just yet.

New in this release:

  • Support for Slider widgets (by Tobias Gruetzmacher)
  • Some widgets were missing the 'Disabled' property
  • RCP importer: support for buttons etc. with pictures
  • Lots of updated translations

Guikachu uses the GNOME 2 platform, particularly the GNOMEmm and GTKmm C++ bindings. The ImageMagick library is used for managing bitmap resources. To actually create the PalmOS resource files, you will also need PilRC (part of the GNU PalmOS SDK) to compile the .rpc files produced by Guikachu.

Beware of bugémons!


gok 0.11.8
gail 1.7.1

These releases are bugfix only, and do not change strings. Each contains one RT-approved bugfix.

gail 1.7.1:

gok 0.11.8:

We intend for these to be the 2.8.0 release versions of these packages.



GGV 2.8.0

"Aladdin's Lamp"

Featuring updates to Welsh (Dafydd) and Turkish (Baris) translations and nothing more. Except for the increase in minor version number, that is.

Waiting for your download at:





email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka