Debarshi Ray | 23 Jul 13:27 2014

GNOME Photos 3.13.4 released

Photos is an application to access, organize and share your photos on GNOME.

Overview of changes in 3.13.4

* New user help (711505)

* Bugs fixed:
 696802 query-builder: Add additional directories configured in Tracker
 698941 view-container: Prevent the icons from shifting around
 708039 appdata: Set each li translatable instead of the whole <ul>
 723664 gegl-gtk-view-helper: Avoid pointing to invalid memory
 725016 "Open with..." opens the wrong program
 725095 Allow enter to activate first search item
 725156 Start adding UI tests
 725327 Clicking "add to collection" leads to crash
 725328 Unbreak activating a search provider result
 725329 Fix broken mode changes
 725587 Selection and search should be disabled when there are no photos
 725589 Hide empty albums
 725813 item-manager: Do not crash when a photo is deleted underneath
 725934 main-toolbar: Add searchbar in selection mode
 726162 view-model: Reset the count when items are removed
 726165 overview-searchbar: Refocus the search entry after changing filters
 726505 preview-view, preview-nav-buttons: Sliding transition between photos
 726519 Crash when moving from preview to search with a source filter
 726685 Keyboard navigation using arrow keys in preview mode
 726791 Use a single-binary setup for DBus activation
 726903 Scale the thumbnails on HiDpi displays
 726919 Use o.fd.Tracker1.Extract.Priority interface to prioritize relevant
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Florian Müllner | 23 Jul 13:20 2014

GNOME Shell 3.13.4

About GNOME Shell

GNOME Shell provides core user interface functions for the GNOME 3
desktop, like switching to windows and launching applications. GNOME
Shell takes advantage of the capabilities of modern graphics hardware
and introduces innovative user interface concepts to provide a
visually attractive and easy to use experience.

Tarball releases are provided largely for distributions to build
packages. If you are interested in building GNOME Shell from source,
we would recommend building from version control using the build
script described at:

Not only will that give you the very latest version of this rapidly
changing project, it will be much easier than get GNOME Shell and its
dependencies to build from tarballs.


* Handle portal login requests [Giovanni; #704416]
* Scale fonts on wayland on hiDPI devices [Adel; #732537]
* Fix default ibus candidate index labels [Rui; #702944]
* Add gestures for various system actions [Carlos G.]
* Add performance test script for the [Owen; #732350]
* Use new restart framework to improve restart visuals [Owen; #733026]
* Improve keynav in app folder popups [Carlos S.; #731477]
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Florian Müllner | 23 Jul 13:20 2014

Mutter 3.13.4

About mutter

Mutter is a window and compositing manager that displays and manages
your desktop via OpenGL. Mutter combines a sophisticated display
engine using the Clutter toolkit with solid window-management logic
inherited from the Metacity window manager.

While Mutter can be used stand-alone, it is primarily intended to be
used as the display core of a larger system such as GNOME Shell. For
this reason, Mutter is very extensible via plugins, which are used
both to add fancy visual effects and to rework the window management
behaviors to meet the needs of the environment.


* Fix move/resize operations for wayland clients [Marek; #731237]
* Add ::first-frame signal to MetaWindowActor [Owen; #732343]
* Handle keysyms without the XF86 prefix [Owen; #727993]
* Add touch gesture support [Carlos]
* Fix a deadlock when exiting [Owen; #733068]
* Add framework for restarting the compositor with nice visuals
  [Owen; #733026]
* Toggle seat capabilities on VT switch [Carlos; #733563]
* Misc bug fixes [Florian, Owen; #732695, #732350]

  Tom Beckmann, Giovanni Campagna, Marek Chalupa, Adel Gadllah,
  Carlos Garnacho, Florian Müllner, Jasper St. Pierre, Rico Tzschichholz,
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Jürg Billeter | 23 Jul 12:03 2014

[ANNOUNCE] Vala 0.25.1 - Compiler for the GObject type system

We are pleased to announce version 0.25.1 of Vala, a compiler for the
GObject type system.

Vala 0.25.1 is now available for download at:

Changes since 0.24.0
 * Support explicit interface method implementation.
 * Support (unowned type)[] syntax.
 * Support non-literal length in fixed-size arrays.
 * Mark regular expression literals as stable.
 * GIR parser updates.
 * Add webkit2gtk-3.0 bindings.
 * Add gstreamer-allocators-1.0 and gstreamer-riff-1.0 bindings.
 * Bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala is a programming language that aims to bring modern programming
language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional
runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to
applications and libraries written in C.

valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala source

More information about Vala is available at

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Jens Georg | 22 Jul 22:19 2014

Rygel 0.23.2


- Hide Object.uris property. Its semantics were always unclear.

 - Work-around failing HEAD requests, next incarnation.
 - Support M3U playlists.
 - Check instance id in Next() and Prev() SOAP calls.
 - Sent byte position in RelCount/AbsCount instead of int.MAX.

GStreamer renderer:
 - Remove "TRANSITIONING" state in Stop() and Pause() SOAP calls.
 - Don't try to parse empty meta-data for duration guessing.

 - Make sure tags don't contain white-spaces in UpdateObject() call.
 - Improve CSV splitting in UpdateObject().
 - Validate date in UpdateObject().

Basic Management:
 - Fix NSLookup repitition.

Bugs fixed in this release:

All contributors to this release:
 - Jens Georg <mail <at>>
 - Enrico Nicoletto <liverig <at>>
 - Daniel Mustieles <dnaiel.mustieles <at>>
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David King | 22 Jul 08:41 2014

ANNOUNCE: Cheese 3.13.4 released

Translations and bugfixes as part of the next unstable release towards 

what is it?
Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects

what's changed in 3.13.4?
  - Track flash opacity explicitly
    Retrieving the opacity of the flash, reducing it by an exponentially
    small step, and setting it again does not always actually decrease the
    widget's opacity, and so the fading does not actually terminate.

    Incidentally, also unset the flash timeout tags to avoid calling
    g_source_remove() spuriously.
  - Use a better fallback image location
  - Use new GtkApplication appmenu resource handling
  - Match desktop file name in AppData
    Update the AppData reference to the desktop file, as it was not changed
    when the desktop file was renamed.
  - Avoid crash during delete-event in chooser test
  - Added/Updated Translations
    - ca <at> valencia, courtesy of Pau Iranzo
    - es, courtesy of Daniel Mustieles
    - gl, courtesy of Fran Dieguez
    - he, courtesy of Yosef Or Boczko
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David King | 22 Jul 08:37 2014

Vinagre 3.13.4 released

Vinagre is a remote desktop viewer for GNOME.

Vinagre 3.13.4 is available for download from:

Changes since 3.13.2:

Daniel Mustieles (1):
      Updated Spanish translation

David King (3):
      Update README
      Enable RDP support during distcheck
      Fix some language in tooltip strings

Enrico Nicoletto (1):
      Updated Brazilian Portuguese translation

Fran Diéguez (1):
      Updated Galician translations

Marek Kasik (1):
      Use FreeRDP API in RDP plugin

Muhammet Kara (1):
      Updated Turkish translation


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David King | 22 Jul 08:35 2014

GNOME Logs 3.13.4 released

GNOME Logs is a log viewer for the systemd journal.

GNOME Logs 3.13.4 is available for download from:

The implementation is working towards the tentative design of Logs:

New in 3.13.4:

* increase category list padding
* use new GtkApplication appmenu resource handling
* match desktop file name in AppData
* avoid deprecated xalign property
* use GtkIconTheme RTL support
* translated application name fixes from Aaron Hamilton
* Arabic translation
* updates to Greek and Norwegian bokmål translations
* Russian translation of help




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Kai Willadsen | 19 Jul 00:30 2014

Meld 1.8.6 released

Meld 1.8.6 has been released.


    * Handle spaces in filenames with external editor (Kai Willadsen)
    * Fix storing translated column names in configuration (Kai Willadsen)
    * Backport fix for "Open externally" sensitivity setting (Daniel Macks)
    * Fix support for fake comparisons in null VC (Kai Willadsen)
    * Fix "Same" filter for shallow comparison cases (Kai Willadsen)


    * Benjamin Steinwender(de)
    * Daniel Mustieles (es)
    * Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio (eu)
    * Lasse Liehu (fi)

This release can be downloaded from:

What is Meld?

Meld is a visual diff and merge tool. It lets you compare two or three files,
and updates the comparisons while you edit them in-place. You can also compare
folders, launching comparisons of individual files as desired. Last but by no
means least, Meld lets you work with your current changes in a wide variety of
version control systems, including Git, Bazaar, Mercurial, Subversion and CVS.
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Debarshi Ray | 16 Jul 11:27 2014

GNOME Online Accounts 3.12.4 released

GNOME Online Accounts provides interfaces so that applications and
libraries in GNOME can access the user's online accounts. It has
providers for Google, ownCloud, Facebook, Flickr, Windows Live,
Microsoft Exchange, IMAP/SMTP, Jabber, SIP and Kerberos.

Overview of changes in 3.12.4

* Bugs fixed:
 693689 google: Add support for tasks



It has its possibilities but I am bound by my limitations.  -- Vivek Shah
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Carlos Garcia Campos | 8 Jul 15:01 2014

WebKitGTK+ 2.4.4 released!

WebKitGTK+ 2.4.4 is available for download at: (9.4MB)
   md5sum: 79edd28d32172abc17a8861622cc274f
   sha256sum: 58cbfc7e352ae1e1f5e383f9f766795794d88483e9a52377a295f56eedf53ab9

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.4 series.

What's new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.4.4 release?

  - Fix annoying popup shown when visiting
  - Expose links rendered as blocks to accessibility.
  - Make text inside "span" block in "a" block accessible.
  - Implement windowed plugins visibility.
  - Fix the GObject introspection annotations of webkit_web_resource_get_data_finish().
  - Fix a crash in TSymbolTableLevel::~TSymbolTableLevel when WebKit
    is built with GCC 4.9.
  - Fix a crash when playing a video in facebook.
  - Several user agent changes to fix Google Maps and a few other issues.
  - Allo to include WebKitVersion.h from web extensions API too.
  - Fix web process leak when closing pages with network process enabled.
  - Fix the build with --disable-webgl --disable-accelerated-compositing.

What is WebKitGTK+?

WebKitGTK+ is the GNOME platform port of the WebKit rendering engine.
Offering WebKit's full functionality through a set of GObject-based
APIs, it is suitable for projects requiring any kind of web
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