Table of Contents
- Project Sunlight
- Dave’s API Documentation FAQ
- GNOME Programming Guidelines
- Freenix Call for Papers
- GNOME Workshop Module
- Hacking Activity
- New and Updated Software
Whee! Another late summary. But I’m finished moving now, and
we’re on schedule for next week. Also, the summaries are now being
So check that out.
1) Project Sunlight
Elliot added a Bonobo interface to the Gimp, so you can embed
editable Gimp images in other applications. Pretty neat. It’s in
CVS; you have to check out Gimp with the ‘project-sunlight’ tag.
Ask him why it’s called Project Sunlight, I have no idea. 🙂
2) Dave’s API Documentation FAQ
Dave answers all your API documentation questions:
3) GNOME Programming Guidelines
This isn’t exactly new, but it is worth mentioning since it’s
never gotten as much publicity as it should. If you’re writing
GNOME code, please read our programming guidelines. This is an
extremely useful document from Federico and Miguel.
4) Freenix Call for Papers
The free software track at Usenix is interested in papers about
Gnome. If you have an interesting Gnome-related project to talk
about, submit an abstract! See:
5) GNOME Workshop Module
I checked in a gnome-workshop module to CVS, along with some
initial scripts. The idea is to make a complete GNOME Workshop
release, so people can download an entire office suite in one go,
instead of having to track down the individual components. If
anyone would like to test my scripts on non-bash Bourne shells,
We’ll probably be making some sort of GNOME Workshop combined
release in the near future, with Gnumeric, Gimp, AbiWord, Dia, etc.
So look for that. For now, you can download the components
separately of course.
Check out GNOME Workshop at:
6) Hacking Activity
40 gnumeric 39 gnome-libs 36 web-devel-2 27 gphoto 26 gnome-applets 24 gnome-core 22 gimp 19 goose 18 dryad 16 bonobo 14 gdict 13 gnome-ddruid 12 gdk-pixbuf 10 gnome-pim 10 gnome-parted 10 gmf
38 sopwith 38 kmaraas 32 campd 27 unammx 24 msw 24 dcm 23 hp 18 spapadim 15 trow 15 jrb 14 pablo 14 martin 13 jberkman 12 jamesh 11 mmeeks 10 yosh 10 johne
I saw GMF doing cool stuff this week (playing a QuickTime movie
with sound); Elliot has been making lots of progress. ‘gmf’ module
in CVS. Anders Carlsson is adding an MP3 module to it.
There’s a gnome-ddruid module now, which is a cool-looking disk
partition editor Matt Wilson is working on. Don’t confuse this with
the gnome-druid module.
There was a ton of work on the Dryad IDE from Dave Camp; looks
like it’s worth checking out.
There were bunches of changes to Goose, the mathematical engine
used in Guppi, including some new statistical tests and API
Jonathan is doing lots of gnome-pilot work, those of you with
Palm Pilots, check this out.
7) New and Updated Software
gvsy GnomePM GDiary GPhoto GNOME Weather GFlash VSA Screem gchbkgrd GMyNews GNOME Anvil gShogi gproc XSitecopy GnoRPM DPS-FTP Glacier Midnight NetFerret GnoNews Gnome Darxite Clients GPeriodic GnoMail Snurbs Argonauts GNU xhippo GSnes9x
There are also test prereleases for several GNOME core
components, including gnome-pim, gnome-libs, and gnome-core, IIRC.
Look for final releases in the next couple days.
Until next week –