From: Miguel de Icaza Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 20:01:17 -0600 To: [email protected], [email protected] Hello guys, A new version of the GNOME core components have been released. * Location You can fetch this version from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-core-0.99.2.tar.gz * CVS This is a bug fix release of gnome-core. Please remember that now the development of gnome-core is taking place on the HEAD branch in CVS. The GNOME_STABLE branch is now deprecated. * Features Bug fixes in various places. Too many to list. Thanks to all of the testers that have provided good bug reports! We have also been killing memory leaks on this release. Please keep the bug reports comming. GNOME terminal got full geometry management, thanks to Jay for his work on this program. George was particulary busy working on this release of the code, as the panel is now slimmer, and faster.
* Library released. Version 0.99.2 of the GNOME libraries have been released, you can download them from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-libs-0.99.2.tar.gz You need to use the latest GTK+ and glib (they have lots of memory leak fixes as well as including the new alloca macros): ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v1.1/glib-1.1.12.tar.gz ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v1.1/gtk-1.1.12.tar.gz * CVS information about branches and the freeze The GNOME team has changed his mind regarding the way we are managing the code freeze. The code freeze is now being tracked on the HEAD branch for both the gnome-libs and gnome-core modules, it is not longer kept on GNOME_STABLE. The branch was causing more problems than it solved, so we have instead frozen HEAD. What is new in this version: - Canvas updates: Raph Levien's work on a high-quality anti-aliasing version of the GNOME canvas is now fully integrated into gnome-libs. This happilly does not break the API (as the changes were done before the 0.99 code freeze), GnomeCanvasItem authors will have to read Raph's document at: http://www.levien.com/gnome/surviving-canvas-api-changes.html This document is required if you want to make your GnomeCanvasItem support the anti-aliasing support for arbitrary affine transformations. - Many many bug fixes (these fix problems in the applications and in various GNOME programs, notably the file manager). - Entry boxes now accept drops. - Various session management bug fixes by Jay, and Felix - Zvt widget widget fixes, memory leak fixes, memory overrun fixes by Jay Painter. - Some API additions: the gnome_procbar got enhanced by Martin. - Tear off menu support in all gnome-apps (I could swear this was on the previous release). - Many icon list fixes (various gnome applications will benefit from this). - Name server got the race condition fixed. It should be fully bug free now :-) - Fixed many memory leaks (to maximize your non-memory-leaking experience you want to use the latest GTK+ and the latest glib, as some of the memory leaks were found there). Please note that that due to the fact that I have changed the versioning numbers on the shared libraries (something we had not done correctly in the past), you might have to relink your binaries with the new libraries (or wait for RPMS to be released with the new dependencies). * Contributors to this release The following people have contributed their time for this release of gnome-libs: Andrew T. Veliath, Chris Lahey, Ettore Perazzoli, Federico Mena Quintero, Felix Bellaby, George Lebl, Gregory McLean, Jaka Mocnik, James Henstridge, Jay Painter, Jeff Garzik, Martin Baulig, Miguel de Icaza, Raph Levien and Tuomas Kuosmanen Miguel.