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Release Digest: GNOME, October 3, 2004

Oct 04, 2004, 05:00 (1 Talkback[s])


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Gaphor 0.6.0

Dear all,

I'm proud to announce a new release of Gaphor:

Gaphor 0.6.0

Gaphor is an easy to use UML modeling environment written in Python. Gaphor has an UML 2.0 compliant data model. It's design is very extensible.

New in 0.6.0

  • Code reverse engineer plugin (for Python code)
  • Diagram layout engine (automatically order classes and relations)
  • Improved plugin support.





GNOME CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor 0.3


GNOME CPUFreq Applet 0.3


GNOME CPUFreq Applet is a CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor for GNOME Panel


  • Support for proc or sys filesystems
  • Support for multiprocessor systems


  • GNOME 2 libraries
  • GNOME Panel libraries
  • GNOME-VFS libraries
  • GConf

Overview of Changes in GNOME CPUFreq Applet 0.2.1

  • Added the possibility to change the CPU Frequency (Carlos García)
  • Improved the behavior in userspace governor and /proc interface. Fixes Debian bug #273041 (Carlos García)
  • Support for new governors (Dominik Brodowski, Carlos García)
  • Not show the cpu number in the tooltip in monoprocessor systems (Carlos García)
  • Other minor bug fixes (Carlos García)
  • New and updated translations:
    • de (Hendrik Brandt)

Thanks to Alan Swanson, Dominik Brodowski, Marius Gedminas, etc. for bug reporting

Additional Notes

The applet is now able to change the CPU frequency. To do that, a generic command line tool will be installed, and the applet will use it. Since it's needed to be root to change the CPU frequency, the command line tool will be installed suid root. But, this default behavior could be altered by passing arguments to the configure script.

If you don't want to install the command line tool, you can use -- disable-frequency-selector If you want to install the command line tool, but you don't want it suid root, you can use --enable-suidno

Tarballs can be downloaded from

http://carlosgc.linups.org/files/gnome-cpufreq-applet/gnome-cpufreqapplet -0.3.tar.gz



GNOME CPUFreq Applet is currently being packaged as part of Debian Unstable




Bugs can be reported to

carlosgc gnome org

Suggestions, patches, comments, etc can be sent to

carlosgc gnome org



Carlos Garcia Campos a.k.a. KaL
PGP key: http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?op=3Dget&search=3D0x523E6462

libxklavier 1.04

Another stable release of the X Keyboard utility library is out. This release is mostly bugfix. Some compilation problems on non-linux systems are resolved - and a small attempt to resolve some runtime problems was made (without breaking compatibility - more stuff will go into the devel branch to be started soon). Some memory leaks are cleaned up (thanks to kmaraas and valgrind). The only non-bugfix change is introduction of some simple test apps into the package - useful for debugging and as examples.

As usual, the release can be taken either from CVS (branch b_1_00) or from Sourceforge.Net:


I encourage everyone using earlier stable versions of this library to upgrade.


PyGTK 2.4.0

I am pleased to announce version 2.4.0 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 please be patient.

What's new since 2.2.0

Wrapping for new objects in Gtk+ 2.4.0:

GtkFileChooser, GtkUIManager (and action/toolbar api), GtkTreeModelFilter, GtkComboBox, GtkCellLayout. Examples for a few of them can be found in the tarball.
Enum and Flags wrapping, with nice string representations
Better constructor integrations.
Python 2.3 requirement.
Threading improvements, which are currently disabled until we can depend on Python 2.3.5 (unreleased) or 2.4
Plenty of bug fixes.

Thanks to (this release would not have been possible without you!):
Sebastian Bacher, Jonathan Blandford, Gustavo Carneiro, Steve Chaplin, Johan Dahlin, Abel Daniel, John Ehresman, John Finlay, Cedric Gustin, Maik Hertha, James Henstridge, Xaiver Ordoquy, Benjamin Otte, Christian Robottom Reis, Lorzeno Gil Sanchez, Thomas Vander Stichele, Jason Tackaberry, Scott Tsai, Fernando San Martin Woerner


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 requires GTK+ >= 2.4 and Python >= 2.3 to build.

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.

Johan Dahlin

Gnome 2.6 for AIX 5

We have ported Gnome 2.6 to AIX 5.

I know this can sound a bit strange as Gnome 2.8 sources are available, but there you have a complete set of packages (binary and sources, including devel) of Gnome 2.6 ready to install and use on AIX 5 (from AIX 5.1 to 5.3), on the Bull freeware site :

http://www.bullfreeware.com/ and clik in the left tab on Gnome

Enjoy. Please feedback if any issue is found.

Jean-Pierre DION

Unix/Linux Competence Center

MlView 0.7.0

Hi all,

After nearly 5 months of development, here is a new version of MlView the GNOME XML editor !

This is a major feature and bugfix release.

I would like to thank all the people who sent bug reports, code, documentation, feedback, whatever.

Special thanks should go to Baptiste "bug hunter" Mille-Mathias who has been constantly filling loads of bugs in bugzilla.

You can get the tarball of this version at http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/mlview/0.7/ .

If you want to learn more about MlView, please, go to http://www.mlview.org.

To subscribe to the mlview mailing list, please join us at http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/mlview-list .

Now, the real meat of the announce:


MlView 0.7.0

What is MlView ?

MlView is a generic XML editor for GNOME. It basically lets you edit all types of XML files without any risk of forgeting to close a tag here or there ;)

Enhancements since 0.6.3

  • keyboard shortcuts a.k.a fast editing keybindings [Dodji Seketeli]
  • new validation and error reporting system. Early support of XSD/RNG [Nicolas Centa]
  • "comment out node" feature [Dodji Seketeli]
  • support new GtkFileChooser [Benjamin Dauvergne, Dodji Seketeli]
  • infinite Undo/Redo [Dodji Seketeli]
  • menu/toolbar management rework - now based on GtkUIManager [Dodji Seketeli]
  • better node clipboard management [Dodji Seketeli]
  • support of remote document loading [Philippe Mechaï]
  • docs drag & drop from the desktop to the editor [Philippe Mechaï]
  • view tabs & naming HIG-fication [Philippe Mechaï]
  • lots of HIG-ficcation [Philippe Mechaï, Dodji Seketeli]
  • Website redesign [Scott White]

Bugfixes since 0.6.3

  • #142163 autoscroll tree editing widget [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #142596 fix gcc 2.95 compilation errors [Adrian Bunk]
  • #142861 wrong behaviour when closing a view [Nicolas Centa]
  • #142980 segfault when multiple views on one doc [Nicolas Centa]
  • #144989 relative to absolute uri conversion [Nicolas Centa]
  • #144983 wrong behaviour when opening a doc twice [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #145381 no scroll during node search [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #145383 search dialog blocks the view [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #147690 nodes added twice from compl table [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #147820 phrasing error [Raphael Higino]
  • #148015 phrasing error [David Lodge]
  • #148335 phrasing error [David Lodge]
  • #150175 update completion table when DTD is associated [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #150184 wrong node names/attributes parsing [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #150206 node editor bad sync behaviour [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #150290 can't open file name with spaces [Bart Vanherck]
  • #150384 underscore escaping in filenames [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #150487 crash when re-associating a new DTD [Nicolas Centa]
  • #150872 wrap tree editing widget text to 80 chars [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #151442 crash during editing [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #152232 crash when validating empty doc [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #152629 badly formed node names [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #152858 use GtkFileChooser by default [John Spray]
  • #153735 crash when closing doc [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #153856 schema selector must use GtkFileChooser [Dodji Seketeli]
  • #153874 wrong compl list in contextual menu [Dodji Seketeli]
  • many crashers fixes here and there [Dodji Seketeli]


  • Updated the "MlView internals" document
  • Wrote "MlView Keybindings" document

Updated translations

  • ja [Ryoichi INAGAKI]
  • nl [Tino Meinen, Vincent Van Adrighem]
  • cs [Miloslav Trmac]
  • en_CA [Alexander Winston]
  • en_BG [David Lodge, Garret Owen]
  • pt_BR [Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira]
  • es [Francisco Javier F Serrador]
  • it [Guido Spadotto]
  • zn_CN [Funda Wang]
  • de [Daniel Holbach]




gparted 0.0.5


GParted 0.0.5


GParted stands for Gnome Partition Editor and is a graphical frontend to libparted. Among other features it supports creating, resizing, moving and copying of partitions.


  • added i18n
  • Several bug fixes
  • a couple of minor adjustements to interface and behaviour (mostly on users request)

New Translations

  • sv_FI : Christian Rose
  • en_CA : Adam Weinberger
  • uk_UA : Maxim Dziumanenko
  • pt_PT : Duarte Loreto
  • nl_NL : Daniel van Eeden, Tino Meinen
  • pt_BR : Raphael Higino
  • cs_CZ : Miloslav Trmac



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