Table of Contents
- API Docs
- Gnumeric With Printing
- Task list applet
- Hacking Activity
- New and Updated Software
The summary is a bit late this week because I was busy moving.
Next weekend I’ll also be busy moving. But the week after that,
I’ll be on time. Promise.
Please note that (as of this issue) the summary will also be
appearing every week in the developer.gnome.org news area.
After lots of design work and many distractions, Owen Taylor has
started coding GScript. See:
GScript is the GTK+ framework for Unicode text. It will bring
full-featured internationalization to GTK+, supporting input and
output in all the world’s major languages. No other X toolkit
supports internationalization to this extent.
Owen and Raph Levien are cooperating to integrate the framework
with the GNOME printing setup (GnomeText in the gnome-print module)
Look in CVS under ‘gscript’ and ‘gnome-print’.
2) API Docs
Dave Mason set up a status page and is coordinating the
completion of the Gnome API documentation. So, if you’re a loser
and haven’t written any API documentation (due to your loserness),
then sign up to write some by sending him an email. For more info
3) Gnumeric With Printing
The latest Gnumeric releases support printing. So, work the bugs
out; that’s the last major missing feature, except for plots and
charts. Check out the ‘guppi2’ module to see progress on the plots
and charts front. Guppi comes with a document
(doc/guppi-internals.texi) explaining some of the internals of the
program to help you get started on new plot types or improve the
4) Task list applet
Anders Carlsson has supplemented Tim Janik’s new Desk Guide
pager applet with a new task list applet. Looks cool. The panel
reaches new heights. 🙂
In the “things that start with G” category, Miguel has released
G-Print, which is basically a printer icon on your desktop; when
you drag a document to it, the document goes to the printer.
See the announcement here:
Beware the rather unfortunate pun in this announcement.
I’m sure everyone’s seen it by now, but like a moron I forgot to
include the new developer’s web site in last week’s summary.
Check it out; lots of docs, white papers, and guidance in
7) Hacking Activity
There were 648 commits by Monday morning or so.
So, this week’s module Score-O-Matic:
64 gnome-applets 62 gnumeric 45 gimp 38 web-devel-2 33 gnome-core 29 gnome-libs 27 bonobo 24 ORBit-C++ 16 gnome-print 15 gphoto 14 mc 13 gnome-games 13 gaby 12 gtk+ 12 audiofile 11 white-papers 11 gtk-- 10 gnome-xml
64 unammx 52 kmaraas 38 sopwith 38 jberkman 38 dcm 25 johne 22 pablo 19 rgarcia 16 stric 15 kenelson 15 jody 13 jirka 12 mpruett 12 mmeeks 11 nat 10 owen 10 harinath 10 andersca
Lots of both lists was moving the non-core applets from
gnome-core to gnome-applets.
There was steady and impressive progress on core infrastructure
like Bonobo and gmf. Also lots of work on the web site from Dave
George checked in some sort of autogenerator for Gtk objects;
should save everyone some typing. It’s in the ‘gob’ module.
gphoto has two new modules written with the help of camera
vendors: Kodak DC240 and Minolta Dimage V. This is really a great
application, brings digital cameras to free Unix.
8) New and Updated Software
Sound Monitor Applet
Also, there are new Gnumeric and GMC, IIRC – but no one put them
on the software map. Bad no one. No one will hang their head in
Until next week –