Martyn Russell | 28 Jul 13:18 2014

libmediaart 0.5.0

About libmediaart

Library tasked with managing, extracting and handling media art caches

NEW in 0.5 - 2014-07-28

   * Fixes: GB#731678, Heuristics does not handle uppercase properly
   * build: Require glib 2.38 for g_assert_true() in unit tests
   * build: Updated from autoscan suggestions
   * build: Improve warnings used when compiling and test compiler 
warnings we can use
   * extract: Switch to initable MediaArtProcess object  from 
   * extract: Split _process() API into  _process_buffer() and 
   * extract: Make GFile first parameter for _process_file()
   * extract: Add _SYMLINK_FAILED error and report symlink() failure in 
   * extract: Add GError for _NO_TITLE, which is required in some cases
   * extract: Add GError * reporting right down to the plugins (pixbuf/qt)
   * extract: Use a more logical ordered heuristic for caching strings
   * extract: Refactor media_art_process_file() to simplify the function
   * storage: Make g_message() calls g_debug() calls, output is unnecessary
   * docs: Fixed Makefile so we don't fail on distcheck with 
   * tests: Don't expect media art extraction for NULL data buffer for 
   * tests: Test for no error with media_art_process_file() with real 
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Emmanuele Bassi | 24 Jul 01:21 2014

ANNOUNCE: Clutter 1.19.6 (snapshot)

Good news, everyone!

A new Clutter snapshot is now available at:

SHA256 Checksum:


Additionally, a git clone of the source tree:
  git clone git://

will include a signed 1.19.6 tag which points to a commit named:

which can be verified with:
  git verify-tag 1.19.6

and can be checked out with a command such as:
  git checkout -b build 1.19.6

Clutter is a library for creating compelling, dynamic and portable graphical
user interfaces. Clutter is released under the terms of the GNU Lesser
General Public License, version 2.1 or (at your option) later.

Clutter depends on:
  GLib ≥ 2.37.3
  JSON-GLib ≥ 0.12.0
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Michael Catanzaro | 21 Jul 06:16 2014

GNOME Hitori 3.13.4 released

GNOME Hitori 3.13.4 is now available from:


This release is notable because it is the first release to use the GNOME
release cycle. GNOME Hitori is now one of the games regularly maintained
by the GNOME Games team. Distributions are encouraged to add GNOME
Hitori to their GNOME Games or GNOME Extra package group.

About GNOME Hitori

GNOME Hitori is a GTK+ application to generate and let you play games of
Hitori, a logic game similar to Sudoku created by Nikoli.

Overview of changes from GNOME Hitori 0.4.3 to 3.13.4

Major changes:
• Modernize UI, removing menu bar and status bar
• On game over, prompt the user to play again
• Use CSS provider to control colors used in UI
• Store board size in gsettings
• Fix a potential NULL pointer dereference
• Disable redo when making a move
• Fix two memory leaks
• Disable the game play timer after winning
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Mike Gorse | 20 Jul 23:45 2014

ANNOUNCE: AT-SPI 2.13.4 released

AT-SPI 2.13.4 is now available for download at:

What is AT-SPI2

AT-SPI2 is a D-Bus based accessibility framework. It defines a D-Bus
protocol for providing and accessing application accessibility
information. The project includes a library for bridging the D-Bus
protocol to the ATK API, allowing Gtk based applications to be made
accessible. It also contains a client (AT) side library in C and a wrapper
for Python.

What's changed in AT-SPI 2.13.4

* [core] Ensure that we register with the session manager only once

* [core] Fix ucs2keysym prototype (bgo#730897).

* [core] introspection: add some missing Returns: (nullable) annotations

* [core] Fix various memory leaks.

* [atk] Fix typo in .pc file (bgo#721719).

* [atk] Fix retrieving text attributes (bgo#731980).

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Curtis Gedak | 15 Jul 18:39 2014

GParted 0.19.1 Released

GParted is the Gnome Partition Editor for creating, reorganizing, and 
deleting disk partitions.

The GParted 0.19.1 release includes a critical bug fix for a potential 
crash.  The crash is rare, but if the crash happens while applying 
operations then data loss might occur.  Also included are language 
translation updates.

Key changes include:
      - Prevent crash caused by cross thread write after free in 

Visit for more details.
Jens Georg | 25 Jul 20:57 2014

GSSDP 0.14.8

GSSDP 0.14.9

- Properly set max age property.
- Some gtk-doc fixes.
- Only consider "200 OK" a proper response for SSDP requests.
- Remove a scary warning.
- Fix source packet filtering.

Bugs fixed in this release:

All contributors to this release:
 - Jussi Kukkonen <jku <at>>
 - Jens Georg <mail <at>>
 - Andre Moreira Magalhaes (andrunko) <andre.magalhaes <at>>
Javier Jardón | 25 Jul 17:28 2014

GNOME 3.13.4 released

Salut à tous!

Here the new GNOME release just in time for GUADEC, this time from Strasburg!!
Remember this is a development release, so go ahead and test it, break
it, send bug report and patches!

And of course enjoy GUADEC!

To compile GNOME 3.13.4, you can use the jhbuild[2] modulesets
published by the release team[3] (which use the exact tarball
versions from the official release).

The release notes that describe the changes between 3.13.3 and 3.13.4
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core -
apps -

The GNOME 3.13.4 release itself is available here:

core sources -
apps sources -


This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
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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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