Release Digest: GNOME, October 11, 2004

Gtk2-Perl 2.8.1

Gtk2-Perl is the collective name for a set of Perl bindings for
GTK+ 2.x and various related libraries. These modules make it easy
to write GTK+ and GNOME applications using a natural, Perlish,
object-oriented syntax.

This is Gtk2-Perl 2.8.1, the stable release for GNOME 2.8.1.

Overview of Changes in Glib 1.061

  • Minor cleanup. [Torsten]


Overview of Changes in Gtk2 1.061

  • Miscellaneous code cleanup and build fixes. [Torsten]
  • Doc fixes and improvements. [Torsten]
  • Fix some utf-8 issues related to non-English locales. [muppet,


There’s no new Gtk2::GladeXML release — 1.00 is current.


There’s no new Gnome2::GConf release — 1.000 is current.


There’s no new Gnome2::Canvas release — 1.002 is current.


There’s no new Gnome2::VFS release — 1.003 is current.


There’s no new Gnome2 release — 1.020 is current.


GHex 2.8.0

The “What are the Odds?” Release

This time we’re skipping the odd minor version number since no
instability could ever be introduced into such a rock-stable
application as the above metioned binary editor.

Do not let the coincidental match of the version with the
version of the recently-released Gnome desktop & developer
platform, GHex is on a release schedule completely of its own and
2.8.0 will also build with 2.6.x or 2.4.x version of Gnome

First, foremost and most obvious change is use of the GtkHex
widget in Find(&Replace) dialogs for editing data that should
be search for or replaced – now you can type some ascii text that
you wish to find and replace spaces in it with the NULL-terminator
– cool, isn’t it? How come I did not think of this earlier?

A rather large amount of bugs has been squashed since 2.6.1, the
preferences dialog’s “Help” button now works, entry fields in
dialogs are checked for sanity more strictly, handling of URIs when
doing drag’n’drop has been fixed and the UI has been polished a
bit. Most of this has been the work of Subrahmanyam Madduri – give
him a big hand, folks!

The GtkHex widget API has been immensely improved.

I have also been good enough to remove a bunch of unneeded
remnants from the previous six years of on-and-off work on GHex.
The code is much cleaner now.

Now, it’s five minutes for all those weird languages and the
folks working tirelessly so that you may use your latest GHex in
Kinyarwanda: we have updated en_CA (Adam), en_GB (David), cs
(Miloslav), sq (Laurent), id (Mohammad), fi (Tommi), hu (Lazslo),
es (Francisco Javier F.), nl (Tino), pt_BR (Raphael) and ja

As usual, available at

Have fun,


gnome-games 2.8.1

gnome-games 2.8.1

This is the second stable release of gnome-games in the 2.8
series. There are no new features, merely bug fixes and translation
updates. Unless you are experiencing problems there is no need to
upgrade. Any problems this release does not solve for you should be
reported in the GNOME bugzilla (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/).

Bugs fixed:

  • Don’t crash when using the find feature in the game selection
  • Fix a typo in the dutch translation. Ataxx:
  • Ensure the counters and turn indicator are correct after an
  • Fix the tileset path. General:
  • Strict C compliance for games-network.c.

It is available from:


  • Callum