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Release Digest: GNOME, January 4, 2004

BEAST/BSE v0.5.6

BEAST/BSE version 0.5.6 is available for download at:

ftp://beast.gtk.org/pub/beast/v0.5/

or
http://beast.gtk.org/beast-ftp/v0.5/

BEAST (the Bedevilled Audio SysTem) is a graphical front-end to
BSE (the Bedevilled Sound Engine), a library for music composition,
audio synthesis, MIDI processing and sample manipulation. The
project is hosted at:

http://beast.gtk.org

A mailing list is available at:

http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/beast/

This new development series of BEAST comes with a lot of the
internals redone, many new GUI features and a sound generation
back-end separated from all GUI activities.

The most outstanding new features are the demo song, the effect
and instrument management abilities, the track editor which allowes
for easy selection of synthesizers or samples as track sources,
loop support in songs and unlimited Undo/Redo capabilities.

Overview of Changes in BEAST/BSE 0.5.6:

  • New (or ported) modules: BseEvaluator – highly experimental
    (available with –devel) expression evaluator by Stefan
    Westerfeld
    DavBassFilter – a low-pass resonant TB-303 style filter by David A.
    Bartold
  • Added support for author and licensing information for plugins,
    available as “Show Info” in the button3 popup menu on modules
  • Started MIDI file import ability
  • Started new undo-able parasite mechanism for BSE files
  • Fixed default value serialization in BSE files
  • IDL Compiler bug fixes and cleanups [Stefan Westerfeld]
  • Started C++ Language Binding [Stefan Westerfeld]
  • Added i18n support to IDL Compiler [Stefan Westerfeld]
  • Added #include-impl support to IDL Compiler [Stefan
    Westerfeld]
  • Added toplevel package tests in tests/ [Stefan Westerfeld]
  • Support upper case note names
  • Internationalized plugins
  • Merged translation domains
  • Updated Czech translation [Miloslav Trmac]
  • Updated Dutch translation [Vincent van Adrighem]
  • Updated German translation [Christian Neumair]
  • Updated Serbian translation [Danilo Segan]
  • Updated Spanish translation [Ismael Andres Rubio Rojas]
  • Updated Swedish translation [Christian Rose]
  • Added Catalan translation [Xavier Conde Rueda]
  • Added Greek translation [Kostas Papadimas]
  • Added Portuguese translation [Duarte Loreto]
  • Complete rebuild of the GUI code by moving to XML based widget
    tree stencils
  • Completely recoded menu generation, activation and sensitivity,
    based on new simple action lists amd a stencil factory
    mechanism
  • Rewrote all existing property entry fields and added new
    types
  • Implemented a couple new widgets to improve GUI experience
    (GxkMenuButton as GtkOptionMenu replacement, GxkSimpleLable for
    shortened widths, …)
  • Added accelerator support for popup menus
  • Lots of overall GUI polishing
  • Added “About” box
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes, lots of code cleanups


ciaoTJ


gURLChecker 0.7.4

Application

gURLChecker 0.7.4 (unstable branch)

Description

gURLChecker is a web links checker.
It can work on a whole site, a single local page or a browser
bookmarks file.

Enhancements

  • Added project management basics. For the moment, one can
    create, modify and delete a project. it is also possible to rescan
    a given page (full branch refresh will come soon…). For the
    moment Project management is for web sites only.
  • Added “Last modified” column in the main tree view.
  • Updated settings dialog appearance to be more “gnome
    like”.
  • Added a toolbar in the main window.

Fixes

  • Correction of bug #6996 (Problem with base href tag).
  • Correction of bug #6998 (HTTP header parsing problem).
  • UTF-8 enhancements.
  • Other debugging.

Download


http://labs.libre-entreprise.org/download.php/63/gurlchecker-0.7.4.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gurlchecker


GGV 2.5.1

“With a Smile on My Face”

Featuring:

  • defullscreenification when user requests help in order to=20
    actually show the help window
  • range selection (via shift-click) in the page list
  • use of new gtk_window_fullscreen() API instead of my home-brewn
    code (courtesy of janecek at ucw.cz)
  • fixed a crasher caused by a missing sanity check when checking
    if the file is compressed
  • fixed recent-files to use GtkIconTheme instead of its
    deprecated Gnome counterpart
  • replaced other newly deprecated functions with the=20
    non-deprecated counterparts
  • documentation was kindly updated by Ms. Brenda McColgan
  • the *_DISABLE_DEPRECATED flags are not added by default.=20
    instead, a configure parameter –enable-deprecations is used to
    request them
  • updated translations: Azerbaijani (Metin), Japanese (Takeshi),
    Norwegian (Kjartan), Greek (Kostas), Czech (Miloslav), Nynorsk
    (Aasmund), Spanish (Lucas), Mongolian (Sanlig), Lithuanian (Tomas),
    Arabic (Arafat), Albanian (Laurent)

available, as usually, at:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ggv/2.5/

regards,

jaKa

email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka


GNOME Desktop Themes 2.5.2

Application

GNOME Desktop Themes 2.5.2 “#FFFFFF Christmas”

Description

A set of desktop themes for GNOME, including the GNOME 2.5
default theme (“Simple”), and many designed for users with low or
limited vision.

Enhancements

  • Mist engine enhancments (Dave Camp)

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnome-themes


GTK+ OpenGL Toolkit 0.2.1

Application

GTK+ OpenGL Toolkit 0.2.1

Description

OpenGL Toolkit for GTK+ 2.x

Enhancements

Fixes

  • ogltk_view_render always returned FALSE

Download

http://www.sandorapplications.com/ogltk

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/ogltk


Pigeon CD Recorder 0.2

Application

Pigeon CD Recorder 0.2

Description

A Gnome2 CD Burner, designed to integrate into the gnome
desktop. Can create audio CDs from Mp3s, oggs, wavs, etc., as well
as data cds.

Enhancements & Fixes

  • Added Gstreamer support, so any gstreamer supported audio

    type can be burned as an audio file.

  • Can now remove files from the que with a context menu or
    Edit->Remove
  • Added support for either 74min or 80min CDs
  • Now check size of audio tracks, and update the progress bar
    accordingly
  • Set the file selector to the users home directory by
    default
  • Throw the cd making process to a thread, to avoid locking the
    ui
  • Fixed a annoying shutdown problem where Pigeon would sometimes
    segfault on quiting
  • Placed the file browsing widgets in scrolled windows, for
    maximum comfort
  • Added folder icons to the directory browser
  • Added these rad “*” to the ChangeLog. I think that small things

    like this will cause Pigeon to rise above the competition.

Screenshot


http://gnome-cd-burner.sourceforge.net/Pigeon-CD-Recorder-0.2.png

Download

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gnome-cd-burner/


GHex 2.5.2

“Midnight’s Children”

A new release on the 2.5 front fixes a nasty bug that would
cause ghex built without the GTK sanity checks to crash if a
document was closed via File->Close menu (thanks to Shakti Sen
for reporting and patching this one). Apart from that, it
re-introduces rendering of the cursor in the inactive view as an
outlined rectangle, allowing the user to quickly determine which
view is active, allows for view switching with the tabulator key
and properly redraws the offset display when the views are
resized!

Among the build-related issues, the *_DISABLE_DEPRECATED flags
are now optional and introduced by –enable-deprecations parameter
to configure.in and the -Wall flag was removed from CFLAGS to allow
for non-gcc builds.

The translators have, as usually, been reall busy, so we have
updated Portuguese (Duarte), Norwegian (Kjartan) and Catalan
(Xavier) translations.

available at:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ghex/2.5/

regards,

jaKa

email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka


GChemPaint 0.4.0

Application

GChemPaint 0.4.0

Description

A 2D chemical structures editor for the Gnome-2 desktop

Enhancements

There are only very little differences in this release compared
to 0.3.90.

French translation has been updated.

This release is considered stable. Development will now mainly
be made in the 0.5.x development releases. The projects are listed
in the TODO file. Comments are welcome.

Other 0.4.x versions will be released if bugs are found and
fixed or for new or updated translations.

Download

Savannah repository being unavailable, files are available at:

http://jean.brefort.free.fr/info/gcp/download/gchempaint-0.4.0.tar.gz


http://jean.brefort.free.fr/info/gcp/download/gchempaint-0.4.0.tar.bz2

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gchempaint


Yelp 2.5.2

Yelp 2.5.2: “Late Again”

A horrible case of bronchitis couldn’t keep me from unleashing
new bugs on my adoring testers. Version 2.5.2 of Yelp is ready for
you. Are you ready for it?

What is it?

Yelp is the default help browser in GNOME 2. It boasts the
awesomest DocBook transformation system in existence. It also still
features the regressions for HTML, man, and info.

What’s changed?

  • Lots and lots of work on the Find dialog (Chee Bin HOH)
  • Page titles now show up in the titlebar (Shaun McCance)
  • Non-existent pages are discovered faster (Shaun McCance)
  • Sidebar selection follows loaded page again (Shaun
    McCance)
  • Previous, Next, and TOC have menu items (Shaun McCance)
  • Window icon from the icon theme, more to come (Shaun
    McCance)
  • Pretty colored boxes that follow the theme (Shaun McCance)
  • Admonition graphics work again (Shaun McCance)
  • Plenty more work on the DocBook XSLT (Shaun McCance)
  • Display a busy cursor while loading (Shaun McCance)
  • Put Titlepage and Contents in the right order (Shaun
    McCance)
  • Prevent duplicate entry in history (Shaun McCance)
  • Do startup notification right (Shaun McCance)
  • Various crashers and leaks fixed
  • Updated translations:
    ar (Arafat Medini)
    be (Ales Nyakhaychyk)
    ca (Jordi Mallach)
    cs (Miloslav Trmac)
    da (Ole Laursen)
    de (Christian Neumair)
    el (Nikos Charonitakis)
    es (Francisco Javier F. Serrador)
    ja (Takeshi AIHANA)
    nl (Tino Meinen)
    nn (Åsmund Skjæveland)
    pl (GNOME PL Team)
    sr (Danilo ¦egan)
    sr@Latn (Danilo ¦egan)
    sv (Christian Rose)

More credits

That one line doesn’t really do Chee Bin HOH justice. He’s been
doing some really awesome work, and I feel I should spend another
three lines here saying thanks. So, thanks.

Also, no sooner do I add new strings than our translators
translate them. You guys rock.

Where can I get it?

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/yelp/2.5/

Addendum

Yelp 2.5.2.1 is fixed w.r.t. intltool 0.28.


Shaun


GnomeSword 2.0.0

Application

GnomeSword 2.0.0

Description

GnomeSword is a Bible study tool for the GNOME desktop that uses
libraries and modules provided by the SWORD project. It lets you
read and search through multiple Bible texts. Features include the
ability to add formatted notes to verses, bookmark passages, and
reference commentary and lexicon modules.#

http://gnomesword.sf.net

Enhancements

This is the first stable release of the GNOME2 version,
supporting SWORD 1.5.6 and 1.5.7. It represents a major rewrite and
features a full port to GTK2, with a new GUI which aims towards HIG
compliance. It uses more GNOME functionality (including gnome-print
and gnome-spell), and has support for new SWORD features such as
preverse headings. A manual is now included, in both the English
and French languages.

There have been huge usability improvements and numerous other
enhancements since the previous GNOME 1.x version. We encourage you
to take a look.

Download


http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gnomesword/gnomesword2-2.0.0.tar.gz?download

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnomesword


GENIUS 0.5.7

To find out what Genius is, skip a few paragraphs down, or go to
http://www.jirka.org/genius.html

There’s not much news in this release except build fixes to
allow building against the newest gtk. Some new functions and a
couple of fixes such.

In any case, Genius is one of the oldest GNOME projects, it has
been the original GNOME calculator before I got wild ideas about it
doing absolutely everything. It is programmable has a powerful
language and handles many fun features including matlab like
support for matrices. It requires GNOME2 and a recent enough gmp
library. However you can still use the command line version if you
prefer non-gui interface.

There is still a lot of work required to make this all nice,
mostly it needs to have the function library improved and verified
to be correct and documentation needs to be written (the complete
help system is not yet in place). Feel free to help out 🙂

Here are the news in 0.5.7:

  • Add ErrorFunction (erf), InfiniteProduct, InfiniteProduct2
  • Allow large integer powers of 1,-1,1i,-1i and do it very
    fast
  • Be nicer with integer powers of pure imaginary numbers
  • mpfr seems broken in 4.1.2 causing something like 0.1^(-1.0) to
    come out as 0.1 rather then 10. Powers will just use exp and ln for
    now which are correct.
  • Fix warnings on Kernel([0])
  • Don’t use DEPRECATED defines to allow compiling with newer
    gtk+
  • Translation updates (Vincent van Adrighem, Metin Amiroff, Jordi
    Mallach, Xavier Conde Rueda, Christian Rose, Miloslav Trmac, Duarte
    Loreto, Tino Meinen)

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/genius/0.5/

ftp://ftp.5z.com/pub/genius/
http://www.jirka.org/genius.html

Note that making RPMS should be simple with rpmbuild -ta
<tarball>, you should also get the updated GMP RPM which has
MPFR enabled since that’s a lot better then internal FP routines of
genius. RPM for that is on the 5z site. Apparently Fedora might
have MFRP at some point enabled in GMP.

Note that the RPM at the 5z site is built without GtkSourceView
and so there is no syntax highlighting and other such good stuff.
If you install GtkSourceView then rebuild the RPM and you’ll get
much nicer editting capability.

Have fun,

George


George <jirka@5z.com>

The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

  • W. Somerset Maugham

GHex 2.4.1

“Crime & Punishment”

This maintenance release fixes a nasty bug that would cause ghex
built without the GTK sanity checks to crash if a document was
closed via File->Close menu (thanks to Shakti Sen for reporting
and patching this one). Apart from that, it re-introduces rendering
of the cursor in the inactive view as an outlined rectangle,
allowing the user to quickly determine which view is active, allows
for view switching with the tabulator key and properly redraws the
offset display when the views are resized!

The translators have, as usually, been reall busy, so we have
updated Swedish (Christian), Hungarian (Andras), Portuguese
(Duarte), Norwegian (Kjartan) and Catalan (Xavier)
translations.

available, as usually at:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/ghex/2.4/

regards,

jaKa

email: jaka@gnu.org
w3: http://fish.homeunix.org/people/jaka


gLabels 1.93.2

Application

gLabels 1.93.2

Description

gLabels is a lightweight program for creating labels and
business cards for the GNOME desktop environment. It is designed to
work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card
sheets that you“ll find at most office supply stores.

Enhancements

  • Added template designer assistant/wizard. (me)
  • Added line spacing property to all text objects. (Wayne
    Schuller)

Fixes

  • Make templates known when encountered for the first time in a
    label. This can occur when template names have changed between
    versions or when you receive a glabels document from someone else
    who has created a custom template. (me)
  • Now builds against GNOME 2.5.1 (GARNOME 0.28.3). (me)
  • Fixed button order in new label and label properties dialogs.
    (Wayne Schuller)
  • Fixed a bug with the preferences dialog, which resulted in
    ignoring default object property preferences. (me)
  • Fixed a bug which caused the waste property to function
    incorrectly on rectangular labels. (me)
  • Fixed bug in object editor size page which caused the height
    spin button to be ignored. (me)
  • Fixed bug with object editor size page that caused text object
    sizes to be prematurely changed when any property is edited.
    (me)

Download

http://glabels.sourceforge.net/download/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/glabels


gnome-games 2.5.3.1

This release is mainly to fix an intltool problem. There is also
a minor upgrade to the seahaven game in aisleriot: you can now drag
sequences of cards to the foundations.

Find it at the usual place:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-games/2.5/

  • Callum

SLgtk v0.5.3
SLIRP v0.9.8

Announcement

Versions 0.5.3 of SLgtk and 0.9.8 of SLIRP are now available
at

http://space.mit.edu/~mnoble/slgtk

Highlights of this release include:

  • A significantly more powerful vwhere guilet, for visually
    exploring and filtering scientific datasets:
  • Several useful extensions to the SLIRP code generator
  • And numerous other enhancements as described below.

Description

The SLgtk package binds the Gtk2 and GtkExtra widget sets to the
S-Lang scripting language (www.s-lang.org). SLgtk wraps
approximately 2200 functions from Gtk2 and its constituent
libraries, includes over 4000 lines of sample code in 40+ working
guilets, and provides a code generator (SLIRP) which is useful for
building additional S-Lang modules.

SLgtk also includes a visual version of the powerful S-Lang
“where” command, extensions to and performance enhancements for
several GtkExtra widgets, and a pixbuf loader for the FITS image
file format widely used within astronomy.

Happy Holidays,

-Michael S. Noble

Changes in v0.5.3 (12/24/03):

  1. VWhere 1.1.0 enhancements:
    • data may fabricated on the fly with arbitrary S-Lang
      expressions, including calls to S-Lang, C, and FORTRAN
      functions
    • in array mode user may now input an unlimited number of arrays,
      instead of just one per X/Y axis
    • plots may now be deleted (just point and click!)
  2. SLIRP 0.9.8 enhancements:
    • support import() of >1 SLIRP-generated module into single
      app
    • support nested resource files, and sharing of type definitions,
      with new slirp_include_rc(filename) function
  3. Install src/slirprc-gtk.sl to
    <install>/share/slsh/local-packages, for use in other
    SLIRP-generated packages which wish to build against SLgtk.
  4. Added gtk_widget_show(item) calls to menus examples, to show
    benefit of menus knowing the size of their largest item (dburke@cfa.harvard.edu).
  5. Progress bar example enhancements:
    • use timeout to increment progress indicator, instead of button
      press
    • use no file-global variables (slightly better coding
      style)
    • call gtk_widget_show() on menu items, for reasons similar to
      above
  6. Added wrappers for GTK_WIDGET_SENSITIVE and
    GTK_WIDGET_CAN_FOCUS macros.
  7. Percolate time field in GDK button events up to S-Lang
    layer.
  8. Built and tested on Mac OS/X 10.3.1, against Gtk 2.0.6 and
    2.2.1.
  9. Added Makefile protection to avoid problems from false rebuilds
    on LANs with NFS drives hosted from machines with mismatched system
    clocks.

Changes in v0.5.2 (12/10/03):

  1. Removed constraint from embedded gdk_colormap_alloc_color()
    calls that allocated colors be ‘writable’, to more gracefully
    support smaller color systems (as writable colors cannot be
    shared).

Gfax-0.6beta5

Application

Gfax Gfax-0.6beta5

Description

Gfax is a pop up fax application for Gnome. It supplies the
familiar pop up window when printing to a fax printer. Gfax
currently works with Hylafax.

Enhancements

  • proper working spec file for building rpms.
  • now compiles with mono >= 0.28 and gtk-sharp >= 0.14

Fixes

  • fixed schema installation, works for all users now.
  • adding new phone book didn’t work quite right, fixed.
  • deleteing item in phonebook didn’t allow saving after,
    fixed.

Download

http://gfax.cowlug.org
http://gfax.cowlug.org/screenshots.php

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gfax


gnome-games 2.5.3

gnome-games “The Catastrophe” 2.5.3 has just been released. You
can find it at the usual place:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-games/2.5/

The release notes follow.

  • Callum

gnome-games “The Catastrophe”
2.5.3

Finally, we know the answer to the question: can you make a
gnome-games release with a kitten balanced on each shoulder ? The
answer is yes.

Mostly miscellaneous stuff. People who use the shuffle option in
mahjongg will be happy.

aisleriot: Double clicking in the games selection menu now
works.
blackjack: Text drawing re-write.
glines: Avoid warnings from premature drawing. Improve the use of
GamesFileList.
gnibbles: Reworked the exit code to avoid occasional crashes on
exit. Fixes for the desktop file.
gnometris: Avoid crashing by only getting the score when a game is
in progress. Avoid warnings by not trying to impose a C standard on
C++ code.
mahjongg: Shuffling is now guaranteed to produce a solvable pile
(assuming a solution is possible). Undo and redo now are now
disabled after a shuffle.
same-gnome: Use GamesFileList for finding the theme files. You can
now write themes in any format supported by gdk-pixbuf.
gdk-card-image: Improve the use of GamesFileList.
libgames-support: Improvements to GamesFileList.


Gnumeric 1.2.4

Gnumeric 1.2.4 aka “A branching we will go” is now available.
****

With a few more bugs fixed, and some final features enabled for
the charting engine Gnumeric has now branched. Version 1.2.3 was
not announced due to last minute fixes in xls export. The main
extension in this release is the addition of value formats for the
axis labels, user defined, auto generated from the source data, or
from MS Excel. Development of 1.3.0 has already begun, so releases
of the 1.2.x line will now be bug fix only.

Availability

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnumeric/1.2/


GtkSourceView 0.8.0

Application

GtkSourceView 0.8.0

Description

It’s a text widget that extends the standard Gtk+ 2.x
GtkTextView. It improves it by implementing syntax highlighting and
other features typical of a source editor.

It’s currently being used by gedit, Glimmer source code editor
and other projects like DiaSCE2 and Mono Debugger.

Requirements

  • GLib and GTK+ 2.3.0 or later
  • LibXML2 2.5.0 or later
  • libgnomeprint 2.2.0 or later

News since last release

  • SQL highlighting file [Paolo Maggi]
  • Ported file selection to GtkFileChooser [Jan Arne
    Petersen]
  • C# highlighting file (bug #115040) [John Luke]
  • MSIL highlighting file (bug #125252) [Antonio Ognio Cesti]
  • Added version information to the reference documentation (bug
    #126028) [Gustavo Giráldez]
  • Ported GtkItemFactory code over to GtkAction/GtkUIManager
    [Gustavo]
  • PHP highlighting file (bug #111060) [Francesco Gigli]
  • Verilog highlighting file (bug #129942) [Paolo Borelli]

New and updated translations

  • Lituanian [Å&fraq12;ygimantas BeruÄka]
  • Dutch [Vincent van Adrighem]
  • Danish [Ole Laursen]
  • Indonesian (new) [Ahmad Riza H Nst]
  • Mongolian (new) [Dulmandakh]
  • Russian [Russian Team]
  • Czech [Miloslav Trmac]
  • Serbian [Danilo ï¿&fraq12; egan]
  • Spanish [Francisco Javier F. Serrador]
  • German [Christian Nuemair]

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gtksourceview/0.8/


The GNOME XSLT toolkit 1.1.2

Application

The GNOME XSLT toolkit 1.1.2

Description

Libxml2 is the XSLT C toolkit developed for the Gnome project
(but usable outside of the Gnome platform). It also provides the
xsltproc XSLT transformation tool.

Enhancements

  • EXSLT documentation (William Brack)

Fixes

  • Documentation fixes (John Fleck, William Brack)
  • Windows compilation fixes for MSVC and Mingw (Igor
    Zlatkovic)
  • exslt:date returning NULL strings (William Brack)
  • namespaces output (William Brack)
  • key and namespace definition problem
  • passing options down to the document() parser
  • xsl:number fixes (William Brack)

Download

ftp://xmlsoft.org/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/libxslt


GDM 2.4.4.7

EKITYEKITYPOO rev 2

(If you have no clue what gdm is, skip a few paragraphs down
first)

Damn intltool! Here’s a working stable tarball for GDM …

And now for the standard part of the release announcement:

GDM is the GNOME Display Manager, it is the little proggie that
runs in the background, runs your X sessions, presents you with a
login box and then tells you to piss off because you forgot your
password. It does pretty much everything that you would want to use
xdm for, but doesn’t involve as much crack. It doesn’t use any code
from xdm, and has a more paranoid and safer design overall. It also
includes many features over xdm, the biggest one of which is that
it is more user friendly, even if your X setup is failing. The goal
is that users should never, ever have to use the command line to
customize or troubleshoot gdm. It of course supports xdmcp, and in
fact extends xdmcp a little bit in places where I thought xdm was
lacking (but is still compatible with xdm’s xdmcp).

News:

Highlights of 2.4.4.7:

  • Fix build problem caused by intltool (fixes #130234)
  • Translation update (Zygimantas Berucka)

Note: GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen
<mkp@mkp.net>, and has for a
while now been maintained by the Queen of England. She is usually
not responsive to bug reports or feature requests. You can try to
send them to me however.

Note2: If installing from the tarball do note that make install
overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf. It will
however save backups with the .orig extension first.

Note3: Note3 has been depracated …

Downloading:

Webpage: http://www.jirka.org/gdm.html

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.4/

ftp://ftp.5z.com/pub/gdm/

I built an RPM this time around BTW. Have fun. A spec file is
included so you can also try:

rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz

Have fun (or whatever else you wish to be having),

George

PS: I blame Canada for the intltool snafu!


George <jirka@5z.com>

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before
an election.

  • Otto von Bismarck

Gnomoradio 0.7

Application

Gnomoradio 0.7

Description

Gnomoradio is a peer to peer music playing system, based on
Creative Commons licenses. It has the ability to find, recommend,
and play songs that are freely available.

Download

http://gnomoradio.org/pub/devel/gnomoradio-0.7.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnomoradio


gnome-mud 0.10.4a

Application

gnome-mud 0.10.4a

Description

GNOME-Mud is a Multi-User Dungeon (MUD) client, which aims to
make mudding a bit easier.
It can define aliases, triggers, variables. keybind shortcuts and
has a connection wizard to easily manage different player
characters and MUDs. GNOME-Mud is the

Notes

  • Revert plugin support patch which caused random segfaults
    [Jordi]
  • Updated translations:
    + pt [Duarte Loreto]

Download

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-mud/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnome-mud


GNOME System Tools 0.31.0

The GNOME System Tools version 0.31.0 “A brick in the sky” have
been released.

The GNOME System Tools are a set of cross-platform configuration
utilities for Linux and other Unix systems. Internally they are
divided in frontends and backends. The frontend knows nothing about
the underlying system and provides the same user interface across
the different types of systems. The backend knows how to read and
write the configuration information. The GNOME System Tools do not
impose a new database on the system: they work with the default
configuration files so that configuration can still be done by hand
or by other tools.

Changes since last release

General

  • Added support for Fedora Core 1 (me)
  • Added support for Slackware 9.1 for services, time, users,
    boot. Network is still missing (me)
  • Added i18n to the backends. for this you may need the perl
    gettext packages (me)

Network

  • Various UI fixes (me)
  • Made it to poll the status of the interfaces (me)

Services

  • Various UI fixes (me)

Time

  • Various UI fixes (me)

Boot

  • Added support for Yaboot (me)

    … plus other lots of bugfixing

Thanks to Grzegorz Golawski <grzegol pld org pl> for
submitting patches

Translations

  • Czech (Miloslav Trmac)
  • Danish (Ole Laursen)
  • Dutch (Vincent van Adrighem)
  • Japanese (Takeshi AIHANA)
  • Portuguese (Duarte Loreto)
  • Serbian (Danilo Åegan)
  • Spanish (Francisco Javier F. Serrador)

Downloading

You can get it from :
ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gnome-system-tools/0.31/


The GNOME XML toolkit 2.6.4

Application

The GNOME XML toolkit 2.6.4

Description

Libxml2 is the XML C parser and toolkit developed for the Gnome
project (but usable outside of the Gnome platform). It also
provides the xmllint XML/HTML processing tool.

Enhancements

  • Unix and Makefile packaging fixes (me, William Brack)
  • Documentation improvements (John Fleck, William Brack)

Fixes

  • XPath handling of NULL strings (William Brack)
  • Windows build fixes (Igor Zlatkovic)
  • Some serious XInclude problems reported by Oleg
    Paraschenko
  • example fix (Lucas Brasilino)
  • xmlTextReaderExpand() with xmlReaderWalker
  • XPath handling of NULL strings (William Brack)
  • API building reader or parser from filedescriptor should not
    close it
  • changed XPath sorting to be stable again (William Brack)
  • xmlGetNodePath() generating ‘(null)’ (William Brack)
  • DTD validation and namespace bug (William Brack)
  • XML Schemas double inclusion behaviour

Download

ftp://xmlsoft.org/

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/libxml


Gweled Happy New Year 0.4

Application

Gweled Happy New Year 0.4

Description

A Bejeweled/Diamond Mine clone for Gnome

Enhancements

  • removed the toolbar (as suggested by Eugenia Loli-Queru)
  • apply a preliminary patch for timed game (by David Meggy), not
    usable yet
  • apply patch to unselect the selected gem (Pat Rondon)
  • switch to libglade
  • provide a spec file (Marc Deslauriers)

Fixes

  • buffer overflow (first reported by Joseph Antrosio)

Download

http://sebdelestaing.free.fr/gweled/Release/gweled-0.4.tar.gz


http://sebdelestaing.free.fr/gweled/Release/gweled-0.4-1.i386.rpm

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gweled


Epiphany 1.1.2

Hi,

What is it ?

Epiphany is a GNOME web browser based on the mozilla rendering
engine. It aims to be simple and easy to use.

http://gnome.org/projects/epiphany

What’s changed ?

You will notice that 1.1.2 is almost entirely Christian Persch
fault. Big thanks to him to be doing also my part while real life
keep me busy.

Epiphany 1.1.2

Code changes

  • Reformat spinner code to conform to epiphany coding style.
    (Christian)
  • Allow plugins to access the statusbar (Adam Hooper)
  • Use statusbar api directly instead of wrapping it around, so
    that we can have different groups of messages (Marco)
  • No need to have EphyNode thread safe since we never use it in
    threads anyway (Marco)
  • Brought toolbar editor code type macros in line with the rest
    of libegg; use gobject instance private data (Christian)

New features

  • Lockdown: set buttons insensitive when their pref key is not
    writable. (Christian)
  • Allow to move languages up and down in language editor
    (Christian)

Interface improvements

  • Make ctrl-click equivalent of middle click on links. Make
    shift-click save the link. (Christian)
  • Sort the list of fonts alphabetically (Christian)
  • Make toolbar editing drag icons use the same icon size as the
    actual toolbar icons (Jorn Baayen)
  • In history show only site title by default (Marco)
  • Make print dialogue spacing HIG-compliant (Christian)
  • Use stock icon for print setup (Christian)
  • Better way of mapping hierarchy to topics when importing
    bookmarks from mozilla (Christian)
  • In-line the language editor in the prefs dialog
    (Christian)
  • Use favicons in the back/forward menus (Christian)
  • Set the download folder selection label to “Home” if download
    folder is home folder (Christian Neumair)

Bugfixes

  • Fix several mem leaks (Christian)
  • Depend on automake 1.7, fix compilation from cvs on systems
    with 1.6 installed (Marco)
  • Restore tabs menu shortcut keys ALT-1 .. ALT-0 (Christian)
  • Don’t try to save the submit button image instead of submitting
    the form
  • Destroy file chooser with its parent window; fixes crashes
    (Christian)
  • Fix coordinates of under widgets popup in RTL mode
    (Christian)
  • Do not try to pickup already set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME, hopefully
    fix crashes oepning links from thunderbird (Marco)
  • Re-implement Pause/Resume in downloader (Xan)
  • Correctly cancel the download instead of just cancelling the
    request. (Marco)

Documentation

  • Updated printing docs (Piers Cornwell)
  • GDK_Meta_L is a keycode, not a modifier code. Map meta to
    GDK_MOD2_MASK. (Christian)

Translations

  • ar (Arafat Medini)
  • be (Ales Nyakhaychyk)
  • cs (Miloslav Trmac)
  • de (Christian Neumair)
  • el (Kostas Papadimas)
  • en_GB (Christian Persch)
  • es (Francisco F. Serrador)
  • nl (Vincent van Adrighem)
  • no (Kjartan Maraas)
  • pt_BR (Gustavo Noronha Silva)
  • sr
  • sr@Latn
  • sq (Laurent Dhima)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.1/epiphany-1.1.2.tar.gz

Epiphany 1.1.1 requires mozilla 1.4, 1.5, mozilla cvs. The
suggested version is Mozilla 1.5:

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/releases/mozilla1.5/src/mozilla-source-1.5.tar.gz

More about dependencies and installation tips: http://gnome.org/projects/epiphany/downloads.html

Enjoy.

Marco


Gnomoradio 0.8

Application

Gnomoradio 0.8

Description

Peer to peer music playing system, based on Creative Commons
licenses. Finds, shares, and downloads freely available music
automatically, according to a user’s inferred listening
preferences.

Enhancements

  • Cache playlist to show downloaded songs
  • Can now remove a song from a playlist
  • Added Mozilla browser support
  • Added right click menu to songs

Fixes

  • Fixed internal checksum and download progress signals to make
    sense
  • Fixed bug where an invalid ogg never goes on to the next
    song
  • Fixed possible compilation error in main-window.cc
  • Only put available or downloadable songs in a radio play
    list
  • Position slider works
  • First ready song now plays when you play a SongList
    w/o a position
  • Radio list is restocked when recommendations come in

Download

http://gnomoradio.org/pub/devel/gnomoradio-0.8.tar.gz

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/gnomoradio


GDM 2.4.4.6

EKITYEKITYPOO

(If you have no clue what gdm is, skip a few paragraphs down
first)

It appears that some bonehead mistakes made it into the stable
tree recently and it also appears that some bonehead mistakes were
there for some time already. I know I promissed no more 2.4.4.x
releases since 2.4.4.5 was perfect enough, but oh well. Apparently
it was even more crap then some of the earlier releases. So here’s
a fixer release.

This doesn’t have any coolness of recent CVS versions. I’ll make
a devel release at some point, so that you too can be the first kid
on your block to run with these new features that no one really
needs/wants.

And now for the standard part of the release announcement:

GDM is the GNOME Display Manager, it is the little proggie that
runs in the background, runs your X sessions, presents you with a
login box and then tells you to piss off because you forgot your
password. It does pretty much everything that you would want to use
xdm for, but doesn’t involve as much crack. It doesn’t use any code
from xdm, and has a more paranoid and safer design overall. It also
includes many features over xdm, the biggest one of which is that
it is more user friendly, even if your X setup is failing. The goal
is that users should never, ever have to use the command line to
customize or troubleshoot gdm. It of course supports xdmcp, and in
fact extends xdmcp a little bit in places where I thought xdm was
lacking (but is still compatible with xdm’s xdmcp).

News:

Highlights of 2.4.4.6:

  • Fixes xdmcp session counting (fixes #126465)
  • The programs that want to talk to gdm check ownership of
    /tmp/.gdm_socket for added paranoia
  • Fix assert failure when starting Xnest (fixes #127780)
  • Time for the fail delay is in microseconds (Leena Gunda, fixes
    #128507)
  • Translation updates (Maxim Dziumanenko, Dmitry G. Mastrukov,
    Russian team, Andras Timar, Sanlig Badral, Paul Duffy, David
    O’Callaghan, Jordi Mallach, Jordi Mas, Guntupalli Karunakar, Andras
    Timar)

Note: GDM2 was originally written by Martin K. Petersen
<mkp@mkp.net>, and has for a
while now been maintained by the Queen of England. She is usually
not responsive to bug reports or feature requests. You can try to
send them to me however.

Note2: If installing from the tarball do note that make install
overwrites most of the setup files, all except gdm.conf. It will
however save backups with the .orig extension first.

Note3: Note3 has been depracated …

Downloading:

Webpage: http://www.jirka.org/gdm.html

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gdm/2.4/

ftp://ftp.5z.com/pub/gdm/

Sorry no RPMS. There is a spec file included in the tarball and
it should work. So generate an rpm with

rpmbuild -ta gdm-whatever.tar.gz

Have fun (or whatever else you wish to be having),

George

PS: Those damn canadians sending us mad cows. I say: Blame
Canada!


George <jirka@5z.com>

Let’s not bicker and argue about who killed who.

  • Monty Python

Coriander 0.99.9

Application

Coriander 0.99.9

Description

Coriander is a full-featured GUI for IIDC compliant, IEEE1394
Digital Cameras

Enhancements

  • updated the way values are rounded for format7 controls
  • added bandwidth estimation graph
  • the information about the format7 frame is now updated
  • echo bus reset notification in status window
  • update the way interactive boxes are defined (F7 cropping)
  • little change in layout: camera info is now on first tab.

Fixes

  • fixed SDL close bug
  • fixed camera hotlug segfault
  • fixed FPS display bug
  • fixed issues with non-format7 cameras
  • properly restart ISO after camera removal
  • fixed problem when switching images sizes with ‘m’ key
  • fixed some other issues, including some serious ones.
  • fixed temp buffer pointer problem in thread_iso.c
  • fixed configure macros
  • fixed compilation problems with recent kernels (by Peter De
    Schrijver)
  • fixed C/C++ compilation errors

Download

http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/coriander

GNOME Software Map entry

http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/projects/coriander


Epiphany Extensions 0.6

Hi,

What is it ?

Epiphany Extensions is a collection of extensions for Epiphany,
the GNOME web browser.

Which extensions are available ?

  • Mouse Gestures
    Perform actions with mouse gestures
  • Popup Blocker
    Block those annoying popups per-site
  • Tabs Move-To Menu
    Move tabs to other windows without drag-and-drop
  • Sample
    An extension template to ease writing your own extension

What’s new ?

Code changes:

  • Ported to new epiphany extensions API
  • Mouse gestures: cleaned up code cruft
  • Tabsmenu: re-written to be much simpler

New features:

  • Popup Blocker

Where can I get it?

Source code:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany-extensions/0.6/epiphany-extensions-0.6.tar.bz2

Epiphany extensions requires Epiphany 1.1.2 or above:

http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/epiphany/1.1/epiphany-1.1.2.tar.bz2

Regards,

Christian


Pigeon CD Burner 0.1

Hello,

I am announcing the first public release of the Pigeon CD
Burner.

This program is a CD burner, aiming at integration with the
gnome2 desktop. It can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/gnome-cd-burner/.
Please check the ToDo file before submitting bug reports.

Here is a screenshot: http://gnome-cd-burner.sourceforge.net/Screenshot.png

Currently, only wav burning is supported. Also, Pigeon does not
currently check the length of the wav files to make sure that they
will fit on the CD. That will come with the addition of Gstreamer,
probably by next release. In addition, the interface freezes up for
LONG periods of time when building the iso and when recording the
CD. While nothing is wrong (running the program from the terminal
shows exactly what is going on), this will need to be fixed in
future versions. Finally, adding directories can take a great deal
of time, as pigeon recursively goes through and calculates the
total size of all the sub-directories.

Feel free to email me with any questions that may come up at
snyderp@lawrence.edu.

Patches are greatly appreciated.

Peter Snyder


gst_0.14

Application

GST: a Generic Seismic Tool with GTK+ gst_0.14

Description

An interactive and graphic tool for seismic data processing: it
works with data in SAC_bin and SAC_ASCII, and provides tools for
plotting data, zoom, picking, filtering, spectral analysis,
time-frequency, polarization analysis …etc.

Enhancements

Upgraded now for new libraries GTK-2.x and glib2.x

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