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Release Digest: GNOME, September 14, 2004

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GNOME System Tools 1.0

The GNOME System Tools version 1.0 "the X-ray eyes man" have been released.

The GNOME System Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about the underlying system and provides the same user interface across the different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and write the configuration information. The GNOME System Tools do not impose a new database on the system: they work with the default configuration files so that configuration can still be done by hand or by other tools.

Right now the GNOME System Tools fully support various distros/OS such as: Redhat, Mandrake, SuSE, Fedora, Debian, Gentoo, Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenNA, PLD, Vine and Specifix.

WARNING: By default, only the users, network and time tools will be built, for compiling the other tools you can do:


at configure time

Changes since last release


  • ar (Arafat Medini)
  • ca (Josep Puigdemont i Casamajó)
  • cs (Miloslav Trmac)
  • de (Hendrik Richter)
  • el (Nikos Charonitakis)
  • en_GB (David Lodge)
  • fi (Sami Pesonen, Ilkka Tuohela)
  • fr (Jean-Michel Ardantz)
  • ro (M. Moldovan)
  • sv (Christian Rose)
  • ta (Jayaradha)
  • tr (Baris Cicek, Ridvan Can, Tamer Sezgin)
  • zh_TW (Abel Cheung)


You can get it from :

libxml++ 2.8.0

(this time with the right title...)

  • libxml++

libxml++ is a C++ wrapper for the libxml XML parser library. It has SAX and DOM-like APIs, but does not attempt to conform exactly to the DOM specifications because they are not aimed at C++. Its API is much simpler than the underlying libxml C API.

  • Homepage

  • Notes

This is the first stable release on the 2.8 branch.

  • Changes (since 2.6.x)
    • Code Cleaning.
    • Fixed bug #150082 (Christophe de Vienne)
    • Added Validator and DtdValidator (Guillaume Arreckx)
  • Download

You can download libxml++ 2.8.0 from gnome servers:

Best Regards,

Christophe de Vienne

metacity 2.8.5

What is it ?

Metacity is a simple window manager that integrates nicely with GNOME 2.

What's changed ?

This is a stable release for Gnome 2.8. Only translations and some new developer documentation were added since the last unstable release. This release boasts improved standards-compliance and a number of bug fixes since the last stable release.


  • ar(Abdulaziz Al-Arfaj), cs(Miloslav Trmac), cy(Dafydd Harries), en_GB(David Lodge), fr(Christophe Merlet (RedFox)), nn(Åsmund Skjaeveland), or(Gora Mohanty), pr_BR(Gustavo Noronha Silva), ro(Mugurel Tudor), th(Paisa Seeluangsawat), tr(Baris Cicek), zh_TW(Woodman Tuen)

Where can I get it ?

Source code

MD5 sums

c535fe74d001ad701e5b794e9dc14371 metacity-2.8.5.tar.bz2
cefb09cbf8d47e36517970c88978968d metacity-2.8.5.tar.gz