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Release Digest: GNOME, October 24, 2004

Imendio Blam 1.6.0

Blam 1.6.0 released
Oct 23, 2004

Imendio is very happy to announce Blam 1.6.0

Blam is an RSS reader for the GNOME desktop. Blam features a
simple to use interface that lets you focus on the news items. It’s
also works especially well for reading planet feeds where the same
items might be aggregated across several planets.

This release features a major change in that the HTML widget has
been replaced with Mozilla. This makes the rendering a lot quicker
and more accurate, it also solves a number of issues people where
having with lockups during image fetching.

Changing to Mozilla has led to a number of regressions though.
One is the ability to print an entry, not sure how useful this was
but it would require a lot of work to add and won’t be added back
unless there is a great amount of requests for it. The other is the
spinner that I’ve temporarily disabled.

A number of other minor fixes has been added to improve the
overall impression of using Blam to read news entries. See the list
below for all changes to this release.

Full list of changes 1.6.0:

  • Fixed main window title
  • Works with Mono 1.1 (Peter Johanson, Todd Berman)
  • Fixed number of unread items when channel is removed
  • Store/Restore window position (Johan Hammar)
  • Scroll to first unread item or to the last item if no entires
    are unread.
  • Use Gecko for rendering.
  • Crasher fix if all channels where removed
  • Handle Liferia OPML feeds. Great when migrating.
  • New translations (bg, fi, nb)
  • Updated translations (sv, es, de, ca, no, en_GB, nl, pt_BR,
    en_CA, cs, eu)

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The Blam project page:
http://www.imendio.com/projects/blam/

Enjoy,

Imendio Hackers


Imendio AB, http://www.imendio.com/


Devhelp 0.9.3

Devhelp 0.9.3 released
Oct 21, 2004

Imendio is happy to give you a new version of Devhelp. Devhelp
is a developer tool for browsing API documenation for GNOME.

This release mainly features mozilla compatibility issues. It
adds support to build against firefox which is fixed by Christian
Persch. He also fixed so that we no longer needs a shell script to
set a bunch of Mozilla variables.

The scrollbars have also been fixed to use the GTK theme
settings to render so that it looks like another GTK+ application.
Older versions also had a problem where fonts where rendered
smaller in Devhelp than on the rest of the desktop. This has now
been fixed.

  • Compiling against firefox (Christian Persch)
  • Get rid of startup script (Christian Persch)
  • Fixed font sizes
  • Render scrollbars with GTK theme
  • Updated translations (de)

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Enjoy,

Imendio Hackers


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