Release Digest: GNOME, September 28, 2004

Epiphany Extensions 1.4.1


What is it ?

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

Epiphany Extensions 1.4.1 is the latest stable release for use
with the stable 1.4.x series of Epiphany with GNOME 2.8.

What’s new ?

Starting with version 1.4.1, Epiphany can be compiled against
firefox’ libraries as well as mozilla’s libraries. To do so, pass
the –with-mozilla=[mozilla|firefox] argument to configure. Note
that you need to use the same setting as the one you compiled
Epiphany with. To compile with firefox, you also need to apply the
patch from https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=256988
to firefox’ build process, or fix the firefox-*.pc files

Epiphany Extensions 1.4.1

New extensions

  • Sidebar extension, written by Crispin Flowerday

Bug fixes

  • Fix some mem leaks (Adam) [#153470, #153471, #153473]
  • Fix crash (Christian) [#153712]
  • Always load unnamed stylesheets (Adam) [#153739]
  • Don’t block stylesheets without “media” attribute (Adam)
  • Fix many compiler warnings (Christian)

Translation updates

  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Reinout van Schouwen (nl)
  • Raphael Higino (pt_BR)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:


with md5 sum 4ae247cd350feb8e959ed63e22853f83.

Epiphany Extensions 1.4.1 requires Epiphany 1.4.1 or above:




PyGTK 2.3.97

I am pleased to announce version 2.3.97 of the Python bindings
for GTK.

This is the final release candidate before 2.4.0 and if nothing
serious turns up I’ll rename this tarball and upload it as 2.4.0.
Please test this thoroughly and report any serious bugs so they can
be resolved before the final release.
Our special guest star for this release is Owen Taylor who did his
first contribution to PyGTK since the last release.

The new release is available from ftp ftp.gnome.org as and its mirrors as soon
as its synced correctly:


It might take a while, so you can use current CVS for now if you
can’t wait.

What’s new since 2.3.96?

  • Threading fixes (Gustavo, Johan, John E)
  • Other Bug fixes (Gustavo, James, Johan, John, Ehresman, John
    Finaly, Owen Taylor and Xaiver Ordoquy)
  • x86_64 build fixes (Jonathan Blandford)
  • Updated examples (John Finlay)


GTK is a toolkit for developing graphical applications that run
on POSIX systems such as Linux, Windows and MacOS X (provided that
the X server for MacOS X has been installed). It provides a
comprehensive set of GUI widgets, can display Unicode bidi text. It
links into the Gnome Accessibility Framework through the ATK

PyGTK provides a convenient wrapper for the GTK library for use
in Python programs, and takes care of many of the boring details
such as managing memory and type casting. When combined with
PyORBit and gnome-python, it can be used to write full featured
Gnome applications.

Like the GTK library itself PyGTK is licensed under the GNU
LGPL, so is suitable for use in both free software and proprietary
applications. It is already in use in many applications ranging
from small single purpose scripts up to large full features

PyGTK now requires GTK >= 2.4 and Python >= 2.3 to

It includes a number of changes since the last pygtk release;
We’d really appreciate testing and bug reports on this release;
please take the time out to download and test it to ensure it works
for your application[s]. Bug reports, as always, should go to
Bugzilla; check out http://pygtk.org/developer.html
and http://pygtk.org/feedback.html
for links to posting and querying bug reports for PyGTK.

Johan Dahlin

Revelation 0.3.4

Revelation is a password manager for the GNOME 2 desktop,
released under the GNU GPL license. It stores all your accounts and
passwords in a single, secure place, and gives you access to it
through a user-friendly graphical interface.

This release fixes a couple of bugs; a crash when editing an
entry on Python 2.2 systems, and the name for domain fields was
accidentally replaced with the field tooltip. There has also been a
couple of minor UI improvements.


  • the Domain field had the tooltip set as its name
  • the searchbar follows the detachable toolbar setting in
  • ask to continue running when an unknown error occurs
  • activate searchbar button when hitting return in the entry
  • workaround for crasher bug when editing an entry on some

Project website:


Erik Grinaker <erikg@codepoet.no>

“We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements
of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be
enthusiastic about.”

  • Albert Einstein

Epiphany 1.4.1


What is it ?

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


Epiphany 1.4.1 is the latest stable release in the GNOME 2.8

What’s changed ?

Starting with version 1.4.1, Epiphany can be compiled against
firefox’ libraries as well as mozilla’s libraries. To do so, pass
the –with-mozilla=[mozilla|firefox] argument to configure. To
compile with firefox, you also need to apply the patch from
to firefox’ build process, or fix the firefox-*.pc files

Epiphany 1.4.1

Code changes

  • Adapt to mozilla API changes (Christian)

Bug fixes

  • Auto-check new topics (Marco) [#151925]
  • Don’t accept dragged toolbar items from other apps (Marco)
  • Fix toolbar overflow menu items (Christian) [#151648]
  • Fix for too small tab close buttons (Marco) [#144772]
  • Enable conversion for favicon downloads (Marco) [#152866]
  • Fix overflow in remaining time calculation (Jhon Spray, Marco)
  • Fix some mem leaks (Christian)
  • Fix ephy-bookmarks.h header (Christian) [#153766]
  • Fix compiler warnings (Christian)

Translation updates

  • Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  • Olivier Cortes (fr)
  • Francesco Marletta (it)

Where can I get it ?

Source code:


with MD5 sum 99448e2ce22825800b0834a0e56e0a26.

Epiphany 1.4.1 requires mozilla 1.7, 1.7.x, 1.7 branch, 1.8a3 or
trunk; or firefox 0.10 or aviary branch.
The recommended version is Mozilla 1.7.3:

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



Jamboree 0.5

Jamboree 0.5 released
Sep 28, 2004

Imendio is happy to release a new version of Jamoree, a music
player for GNOME. Its features include Ogg Vorbis and MP3 support,
normal and smart playlists and shuffle mode.

This version adds support for typeahead search of albums and
artists, contributed by Mats-Ola Persson. It also adds support for
the latest stable branch of GStreamer, and features many small user
interface improvements.

New and updated translations in this release: bg, cs, en_CA,
en_GB, es, fi, hr, nl, no, pt_BR, sr, sr@Latn, sv, zh_CN.

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