Release Digest: GNOME, September 27, 2004
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Devhelp 0.9.2 released
Sep 27, 2004
Imendio is happy to give you a new version of Devhelp. Devhelp
is a developer tool for browsing API documenation for GNOME.
This release adds three new translations (nb, gu, mk), it also
features updates to 11 other translations. Nickolay V. Shmyrev sent
a patch to support searching for sub strings, for example "gtk new"
will give you all gtk constructors. Johan Svedberg was kind enough
to send a patch for adding accelerators for back and forward.
- Added accelerators for back and forward (Johan Svedberg)
- Bacon-love for IPC
- Support searching for substrings "gtk new" (Nickolay V.
- New translations (nb, gu, mk)
- Updated translations (sq, no, fi, pt, sq, da, be, nb, fr, it,
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Gnomoradio is a peer to peer music playing system, based on
Creative Commons licenses. It has the ability to find, share,
recommend, and play songs that are freely available.
Version 0.14 migrates audio output to libao and closes the audio
device when music is paused. It also has an improved http server,
and it can now download songs without RDF descriptions.
Version 0.14.1 fixes a bug that some people were experiencing
downloading files, and it fixes a few bugs when scanning all local
music on startup.
Web site: http://gnomoradio.org/
Gcalctool is the default GNOME desktop calculator.
It has Basic, Financial and Scientific modes. Internally it uses
multiple precision arithmetic to produce results to a high degree
This release is targeted for the GNOME 2.9 development release.
We are releasing early to get as much feedback as possible on the
new features that have been added:
- support for arithmetic operator precedence.
- support for upto 30 places after the numerical point.
Note that gcalctool now requires the Gtk+ libraries that comes
with GNOME 2.6 or later in order to build.
Changes since the last gcalctool version in the v5.5.X series:
- Numerical answer localization and thousand separator support
for arithmetic precedence mode.
- Fixed bug #152790. Most of the changes needed were already in
CVS; there was one compiler warning that still needed to be
- Storing the display value to a memory register was not updating
the memory register window, if it was visible.
- Added in functionality to set the number of significant places
> 9. There is a new menu item under the Acc menu called "Other
(12) ...", where "(12)" is the current precision. It is in the same
radio box group as the other Acc menu items. This menu item brings
up a small popup allowing you to set precision between 0 and 30
significant places. The Acc button tooltip will show the current
- Fixed up numerous warnings generated by running lint on the
gcalctool code. Removed unused variables and functions. Declared
routines statically where possible.
- Fixed bug 148581. Changes to get latest gcalctool compiling on
a BSD system.
For testing purposes, the default mode is currently to use
Arithmetic Operator Precedence. If this version of gcalctool is
going into GNOME 2.10, it is still to be decided whether it will
remain the default there.
We are looking for folks to give this new version of gcalctool a
good testing and to report back any problems found as soon as
possible. As with all new code, it is expected there will be a few
bugs lurking that need to be found and fixed.
You can download this new version from:
[Although some of the ftp mirrors may take a little while to
Blogfish 1.0RC1 "Reality Bites" is out!
- MUCH improved and tested networking code: blogfish should now
be able to stay connected for days, with less network traffic
- Improved settings dialog, including configurable fish speed,
death, spawning, fighting and reproduction
- More lifelike fish movement ++
- Redesigned fish details dialog - text now wraps correctly, RSS
- New included backgrounds and several new fish images
- New uninstall script
- Improved install script
- Better handling of peer disconnects
- Peers pass on neighbour information if requested
- There is a running peer to connect to!
- Now promoted from alpha to release candidate. No shark attacks
have been reported on Blogfish users. If you are attacked by a
shark while using Blogfish, swim carefully away from the
[++] now in 2 dimensions!
You can download Blogfish 1.0RC1 from Sourceforge at:
What is Blogfish?
Blogfish is the memepool.
Blogfish is social networking meets evolutionary software meets
peer-to-pier networking. Blogfish is best eaten wrapped in
newspaper, with salt and vinegar. Blogfish is the fin end of the
More prosaically, blogfish is a panel applet for your Gnome
desktop. It allows you to spread your blog, website URL or random
thoughts in the form of small, internet-enabled, RSS-parsing sea
creatures. Good memes survive; bad ones are voted down and go belly
If you want to run a blogfish peer but without Gnome GUI
dependencies - e.g. to run on a server - try downloading
"branch-simple-peer" from CVS, like so:
-d:pserver:email@example.com:/cvsroot/blogfish co -r