GNOME 2.6 Desktop & Developer Platform Release Candidate 1 Announced

This is the RELEASE CANDIDATE of the GNOME 2.6 Desktop &
Developer Platform! That’s right – it’s almost here, and this is
your last chance to have a sneak preview, and hopefully beat out
some of the last remaining bugs before our final release. You can
find a summary of the changes between 2.5.92 and the previous
2.5.91 release below.


tar.gz: 141M total
tar.bz2: 100M total


This release candidate is not the final GNOME 2.6 release, but
very close. So close, you might not even notice a difference, so
you may as well install this because we know the suspense is
driving you up the wall. Like the Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd
minor version numbers to indicate development status. Please check
the 2.5 start page for more information:


Build Requirements

  • The tarballs included in the release. 🙂
  • Some very basic packages not distributed with this release,
    such as image libraries, popt, and the freedesktop.org libraries
    collection. Most of these will be included with or available for
    your distribution, except the ‘shared-mime-info’ and
    ‘hicolor-theme’ modules – if you don’t install those, your desktop
    will look ugly, but it will work. 🙂
  • Recent Docbook DTD and XSL stylesheets, plus a valid system
    catalogue file for scrollkeeper.

Happy testing!

  • The GNOME Release Team

NEWS: at-spi-1.3.16

What’s new in at-spi-1.3.16: [GNOME 2.6 RC1 release]

  • Fix for bug #134036, which could steal keystrokes from
    applications if at-spi registry failed.
  • Build fixes, added .pc.in files (from Laszlo Peter).

NEWS: bug-buddy-2.5.92

2.5.92 (“We are the champions”)

  • Fixes:
    • Update to application/x-core MIME type
    • Disable Back button when debugging is the first page
  • Improvements:
    • Update translated docs (Glynn Foster)

NEWS: dasher-3.2.7

Dasher 3.2.7 – “The Austin Mini of text

Panel detection code fixed UPDATED: eel-

eel was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: eog-2.5.91

Version 2.5.91

  • Translation Updates: Abel Cheung (zh_TW), Alastair McKinstry
    (ga), Alexander Winston (en_CA), Dafydd Harries (cy), Dinesh
    Nadarajah (ta), Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es), Gustavo Maciel
    Dias Vieira (pt_BR), Leonid Kanter (ru), Maxim Dziumanenko (uk),
    Miloslav Trmac (cs), Robert Sedak (hr), Sanlig Badral (mn),
    Sayamindu Dasgupta (bn)

NEWS: epiphany-1.2.0

Epiphany 1.2.0

Bug fixes:

  • Fix a crash when dragging an url from an external application
    to epiphany (Marco)
  • Fix crash when downloading a link on Freebsd (Joe Marcus


  • AsmundSkjaveland(nn)
  • Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira (pt_BR)
  • John C Barstow (mi)
  • Ma SivaKumar (ta)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Priit Laes (et)
  • Progga (bn)
  • Roozbeh Pournader (fa)
  • Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
  • tunggul arif siswoyo (id)
  • Vladimir Petkov (bg)

NEWS: esound-0.2.34

  • don’t use C99 (Jens Granseuer)

Version 0.2.33

NEWS: file-roller-2.5.7

version 2.5.7

  • Fix bug #137183 (Crash when opening tar-file when using 24 hour
    time format).
  • Updated manual.
  • Added localized manuals for de, es, fr, it, ja, ko, sv, zh_TW,
    zh_HK, zh_CN.

NEWS: gail-1.5.8

Overview of Changes in GAIL 1.5.8

  • Ignore label within button when creating LABELLED_BY relations.
    (bug #136602)
  • Find label for button in a GtkTreeView column header. (bug
  • Add translations: Brazilian Portuguese [Franz Gustav
    Niederheitmann], Russian [Russian team]
  • Updated translations: Albanian [Laurent Dhima], Croatian
    [Robert Sedak]

NEWS: gconf-editor-2.5.92

* Translations:

  • Updated Croatian translation (Robert Sedak)
  • Added Canadian English translation (Alexander Winston)
  • Updated Ukrainian translation (Maxim Dziumanenko)
  • Updated Thai translation (Theppitak Karoonboonyanan)

NEWS: gdm- stuff:

  • DisplayLastLogin defaults to false since ‘/usr/bin/last’ is
    stupidly unlocalized
  • Add translated (de, es, fr, it, ja, ko, sv, zh_CN, zh_HK and
    zh_TW) documentation (Glynn, Sun translation team)
  • Translation updates (Christophe Merlet, Christian Neumair,
    Maxim Dziumanenko, Telsa Gwynne, Stanislav Visnovsky, Gustavo
    Maciel Dias Vieira, Alastair McKinstry, Alexander Winston, Sanlig
    Badral, Vincent van Adrighem, Michiel Sikkes, Funda Wang, Ales
    Nyakhaychyk, Metin Amiroff, Takeshi AIHANA, Alessio Frusciante,
    Francesco Marletta)

NEWS: gedit-2.5.92

gedit 2.5.92


  • Bug #136920 (Preferences dialog type hint) (Rob Adams)
  • Fix maintainer builds (Thomas Vander Stichele)

New and updated translations

  • Dinesh Nadarajah (ta)
  • Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th)
  • Ales Nyakhaychyk (be)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)
  • Arafat Medini (ar)
  • Roberto Rosselli Del Turco (it)
  • Rhys Jones (cy)
  • Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  • Raphael Higino, Gustavo Maciel Dias Vieira (pt_BR)
  • Vincent van Adrighem (nl)
  • Duarte Loreto (pt)
  • Sanlig Badral (mn)


ggv was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: glib-2.4.0

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.3.6 to
GLib 2.4.0

  • Handle invalid-UTF-8 in g_log() properly [Matthias Clasen]
  • Win32 bug fixes [Tor Lillqvist, Bruce Hochstetler]
  • Miscellaneous bug and portability fixes [Olivier Biot, David L.
    Cooper II, Kjartan Maraas, Fredric. W. Meunier, Christof Petig,
    Manish Singh, Sebastian Wilhelmi]
  • Documentation updates [Owen]
  • Updated translations (hr,ro)

UPDATED: gnome2-user-docs-2.5.90

gnome2-user-docs was updated without a NEWS entry. UPDATED:

gnome-applets was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: gnome-desktop-2.5.92

Version 2.5.92


  • Sayed Jaffer Al-Mosawi (ar)
  • Peter “Peshka” Slavov (bg)
  • Alexander Winston (en_CA)
  • Elian Myftiu (sq)
  • Danilo Segan (sr)
  • Gurban Mohemmet Tewekgeli (tk)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)

NEWS: gnome-games-2.5.9

gnome-games “Zero Gravitas”

This is also a release candidate. Naturally there was a
brown-paper-bag bug discovered the day after the last release. This
has been fixed. Also, the credits have been updated and of course
there have been more translations (does the translation team never
sleep ?!).

NEWS: gnome-icon-theme-1.1.91

Version 1.1.91

Changes since 1.1.90:
* More translations

NEWS: gnome-keyring-0.1.91

Changes in version 0.1.91 are:
* New translations

NEWS: gnome-mag-0.10.9

What’s new in gnome-mag-0.10.9:

  • languages: Maetin AEmirov (az) Alexander Winston (en_CA)
    Amanpreet Singh Alam (pa) Paisa Seeluangsawat (th) Gurban Mohemmet
    Tewekgeli (tk)


NEWS: gnome-netstatus-2.5.92

  • Misc
    • Add translated help docs for 10 languages (Glynn, Mark)
    • Build fix (Thomas Vander Stichele)
  • Translators
    • Sayamindu Dasgupta (bn)
    • Aleix Badia i Bosch (ca)
    • Rhys Jones (cy)
    • Christian Neumair (de)
    • Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
    • Sanlig Badral (mn)
    • Everson Santos Araujo (pt_BR)
    • Maxim Dizumanenko (uk)

Version 2.5.91

NEWS: gnome-panel-2.5.93

Version 2.5.93

Screenshot Taker

  • Use the new file chooser in save mode instead of open mode
    (Mark, Fernando Herrera)

Clock Applet

  • Fix crash with unset/invalid clock format preference (Mark,
    Fernando Herrera)


  • Isam Bayazidi (ar)
  • Vladimir “Kaladan” Petkov (bg)
  • Runa Bhattacharjee (bn)
  • Jordi Mallach (ca)
  • Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
  • Luca Ferretti (it)
  • Raphael Higino (pt_BR)
  • Dinesh Nadarajah (ta)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)
  • Funda Wang (zh_CN)
  • Abel Cheung (zh_TW)

NEWS: gnome-session-2.5.92

Version 2.5.92


  • Vladimir “Kaladan” Petkov (bg)
  • Dinesh Nadarajah (ta)
  • Maxim Dziumanenko (uk)

UPDATED: gnome-system-monitor-2.5.4

gnome-system-monitor was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: gnome-themes-2.5.92



2004-03-15 Calum Benson <calum.benson@sun.com>

  • gtk-engines/hc-engine/hc-style.c: (draw_dot):
    Remove bogus semi-colon, fixes #136846 (Kjartan Maraas)

New/updated translations:

2004-03-14 Maxim Dziumanenko <mvd@mylinux.com.ua>

  • uk.po: Updated Ukrainian translation

NEWS: gnome-vfs-2.5.91

gnome-vfs 2.5.91

  • Bugs fixed:
    • build fixes
    • enable ssl if using gnu tls
    • handle host key changed in sftp method

NEWS: gnopernicus-0.8.0

Changes in 0.8.0


Update translations for Ukrainian, German, Arabic, Italian,
Mongolian, Greek, Canadian English. UPDATED: gok-0.9.11

gok was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: gpdf-0.125

Version 0.125

  • Translation updates: Estevao Samuel Procopio (pt_BR), Yuriy
    Syrota and Maxim Dziumanenko (uk), Jordi Mallach (ca), Aasmund
    Skjaeveland (nn), Dinesh Nadarajah (ta), Sayamindu Dasgupta (bn),
    Alexander Winston (en_CA)

NEWS: gst-plugins-0.8.0

This is GStreamer Plugins 0.8.0

Bugs fixed since 0.7.6:

  • 126999 : [API]: “gstreamer-libs-0.7.pc” should be renamed
  • 129299 : complied errors in alsa-lib-1.0.0-0.rc2
  • 131270 : pkg-config-ification patch (alsa, esd, shout2, ogg,
    speex, .
  • 135921 : speexenc support won’t compile with 1.1.x
  • 136590 : mod plugins doesn’t work atm
  • 137044 : GConf schemas unreadable

NEWS: gstreamer-0.8.0

This is GStreamer 0.8.0

Changes since 0.7.6:

  • coding style consistency for .c files
  • ABI padding for GstCaps and GstStructure

NEWS: gtk+-2.4.0

Overview of Changes from GTK+ 2.3.6 to
GTK+ 2.4.0

  • GtkFileChooser
    • Handle icon theme changes [Federico, Jonathan]
    • Add reordering bookmarks via DND [Federico]
    • Cache filesystem data inside GtkFileSystemUnix backend [Morten
    • Implement local-only mode so that apps don’t get remote paths
      they don’t expect [Owen Taylor]
    • Add Alt-Down keybinding [Mark McLoughlin, Owen]
    • Major rewrite of location dialog completion code
    • Bug fixes [Federico, Jonathan, Morten, Mark, Owen, Anders
      Carlsson, Soeren Sandmann, Olivier Andrieu]
  • GtkComboBox [Matthias Clasen]
    • Handle the case of no-active-row properly
    • Improve positioning of popup
    • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • Win32 [Tor]
    • Handle different install locations for gdk-pixbuf loaders
    • Bug fixes [John Ehresman, Bruce Hochstetler, Dave Neary]
  • Improve handling of foreign GdkWindows on destruction [Soeren,
  • Require Control-Tab to focus labels [Owen]
  • RTL flipping for GtkArrow [Semion Chichelnitsky]
  • Support justifcation with wrapping off in GtkTextView [Owen,
    Felipe Heidrich]
  • Change layout algorithm for mixed gridded/non-gridded menus to
    fix performance problems [Soeren, Owen, Christian Persch]
  • Doc improvements [Matthias, Owen]
  • Misc bug fixes
  • Updated translations

Other contributors: Dave Bordoley, Hans Breuer, David L. Cooper
II, Dennis Cranston, Dov Grobgeld, Niklas Knuttson, Kjartan Maraas,
Michael Natterer, Nils O. Selasdal, Philip K Warren, Dan Winship
UPDATED: gucharmap-1.3.2

gucharmap was updated without a NEWS entry. UPDATED:

libgnome was updated without a NEWS entry. UPDATED:

libgnomecanvas was updated without a NEWS entry. UPDATED:

libgnomeui was updated without a NEWS entry.

NEWS: nautilus-2.5.91

This is nautilus 2.5.91, the file manager for the Gnome 2

Major changes since 2.5.90 are:
* Handle failures when opening new window better (don’t loop)
* visiting and accept modifiers were reversed in list view
* Build fixes

NEWS: nautilus-cd-burner-0.6.7



NEWS: pango-1.4.0

Overview of changes between 1.3.6 and

  • Use FC_WIDTH when available so that multiple width fonts are
    selected properly [Manish Singh]

NEWS: yelp-2.5.91

Changes in 2.5.91:

  • Fix for #137216, infinite loop in tree traversal. (Shaun
  • Updated translations: be (Ales Nyakhaychyk)
    bn (Sayamindu Dasgupta)
    da (Ole Laursen)
    el (Nikos Charonitakis)
    en_CA (Alexander Winston)
    ga (Alastair McKinstry)
    nn (Asmund Skjaveland)
    pt_BR (Esteo Samuel Procipio)
    sr (Danilo Segan)
    sr@Latn (Danilo Segan)
    th (Paisa Seeluangsawat)
    uk (Maxim Dziumanenko)

NEWS: zenity-2.5.91

Zenity 2.5.91

” Too old to die young ”

  • Use automake 1.7 now [Glynn]
  • Removed some unused code [Glynn]
  • New and updated translations
    • Maetin AEmirov [az]

GVADEC 2004: Kristiansand, Norway http://2004.guadec.org/

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Eben Moglen

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