Vincent Untz | 3 Apr 22:51 2005

gnome-panel 2.10.1 ("Mais où est le planning ?")

GNOME panel is, well, the panel in GNOME. You know, the bar you see
at the top and at the bottom of your desktop, with menus and lots
of applets on it. That's it. That's the panel.

This is the "Mais où est le planning ?" release: we don't know the
official schedule for 2.10.1, but Sébastien promised me he'll offer me
some orange juice at GUADEC if I'm nice. So I'm trying to be nice :-)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this release.

This release is available at

If you want to contribute to gnome-panel, walk, no, run to

Changes in gnome-panel 2.10.1

  * Fix crash in the properties dialog when debugging is disabled in
    GTK+ (Vincent)
  * Fix applet appearing twice when added once and the crash happening
    when removing them (Vincent)
  * Fix launchers not appearing in drawers (Vincent)
  * Load the correct icon for menu buttons (Vincent)
  * Only accept numeric values for the panel size (Pradeep MN)
  * Fix tooltip of launcher not appearing when it contains a % (Vincent)
  * Don't escape the name and the comments in launchers created by an
    URI drop (Vincent)
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Paolo Borelli | 4 Apr 14:56 2005

gedit 2.10.2

gedit 2.10.2 has been released, featuring bugfixes and updated

gedit is the official text editor for the GNOME environment.
Among others, it features full UTF-8 support, syntax highlighting and a
powerful plugin system.




- Fix focus when launching another instance (Paolo Borelli)
- Fix compilation with gcc 2.95 (Jens Granseuer)
- Fix a memory leak, some unsafe use of write() and other 
  minor bugs (Benoît Dejean)

New and updated translations
- Steve Murphy (rw)
- Adi Attar (xh)
- Gabor Kelemen (hu)

Robert Sowada | 4 Apr 00:14 2005

ANNOUNCE: gnubiff 2.1.3

* What is it ?

gnubiff is a mail notification program that checks for mail and displays
headers when new mail has arrived. gnubiff features include:
* Multiple mailbox support
* pop3, apop, imap4, mh, qmail and mailfile support
* SSL & certificates support
* GNOME support with complete integration to panel
* GTK stand-alone support
* Automatic detection of mailbox format
* Mail header & content display
* IDLE state support for imap4
* FAM support for mh/qmail/mailfile
* PNG animation support
* Highly configurable
* Spam filtering
* HIG 2.0 compliance
* Small memory usage

* What's changed ?

This is a major bugfix release:
 * Maildir protocol fixed
 * Mh protocol fixed
 * Fixes for 64 bit systems
 * Various other bugfixes

* Where can I get it ?
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Christian Persch | 4 Apr 19:47 2005

Epiphany Extensions 1.6.1


* What is it ?

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

Epiphany Extensions 1.6.1 is the first release for use with the
stable 1.6 series of Epiphany for GNOME 2.10.

* What's new ?

Epiphany Extensions 1.6.1


        * Fix compile with gcc-4.0 on amd64 [Debian #290309]
        * Fix configure check for nsITypeAheadFind.h
        * Enable typeahead search in the treeview [#170322]
        * Remove label from the tray bookmarks menu, and add tooltip
        * IPage Info gets href attribute for embed elements [#170786]
        * Fix configure extensions list without --with-extensions.
        * Fixes size persistence of the page info dialogue
        * Adapt to mozilla API change

Contributors to this release:
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Christian Persch | 4 Apr 19:47 2005

Pyphany 0.1.3


* What is it ?

Pyphany contains Python bindings for the Epiphany API, as well as a
loader for Epiphany Extensions written in Python.
It also contains multiple sample extensions, including an interactive Python

* What's new ?

Pyphany 0.1.3

        * Sync API with Epiphany
        * Make statusbar tooltips accessible

Contributors to this release:
Christian Persch and Jean-François Rameau.

* Where can I get it ?

Source code:

c934dd1c7630b58a6b54a18b1e2f5755a55cb6ac  pyphany-0.1.3.tar.bz2
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Christian Persch | 4 Apr 19:47 2005

Epiphany 1.6.1


* What is it ?

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

Epiphany 1.6.1 is the latest release in the stable series for GNOME 2.10.

* What's changed ?

Epiphany 1.6.1

        * Use libstartup-notification, not gnome-desktop to launch apps [#169039]
        * Disable automatic image resizing on toolkit too
        * Fix a crash on window close with active toolbar activation
        * Fix tabs menu crash [#169833]
        * Fix tabs label sizing [#167657]
        * Default to links only with the fixed-up typeaheadfind too
        * Adapt to mozilla API changes
        * Fix automatically opened downloads [#171197]
        * Revise mime type list [#170493]

Contributors to this release:
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Marco Pesenti Gritti | 6 Apr 11:40 2005

Evince 0.2.0 (unstable)


* What is it ?

Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats like pdf, postscript,
and many others. The goal of evince is to replace the multiple document viewers 
that exist on the GNOME Desktop, like ggv, gpdf, and xpdf with a 
single simple application.

* What's changed ?

Evince   0.2.0

Code changes

        * Use poppler glib api

Interface improvements

        * Rewrite most of the backend code to use threads and make
          the interface more responsive

New features

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Matthias Clasen | 6 Apr 17:40 2005

GLib 2.6.4 released

GLib 2.6.4 is now available for download at:

glib-2.6.4.tar.bz2   md5sum: af7eeb8aae764ff763418471ed6eb93d 
glib-2.6.4.tar.gz    md5sum: 41ed6bd40b513c817afba8a61e72312d

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
with 2.6.0.

GLib is the low-level core library that forms the basis for projects
such as GTK+ and GNOME. It provides data structure handling for C,
portability wrappers, and interfaces for such runtime functionality as
an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

More information about GLib is available at:

An installation guide for the GTK+ libraries, including GLib, can
be found at:

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.6.3 to GLib 2.6.4
* Fix compilation with gcc 4.0 [Matthias Clasen]
* Fix g_date_get_iso8601_week_of_year [Jon-Kare Hellan]
* Win32:
  - use more precise times in gtimer.c [Tor Lillqvist]
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Vincent Noel | 6 Apr 16:10 2005

gnome-utils 2.10.1 "insert ironic comment here about the lack of changes" is out !

Hey all,

gnome-utils 2.10.1, codename "insert ironic comment here about the
lack of changes" is out !
People all around the world keep doing what they were doing as if
nothing happened.
This is the last release in the stable branch of gnome-utils, and is
available at :

* What is it ?

Gnome-utils is a collection of useful utilities for the GNOME desktop
that make your life easier, including:
      * GNOME Search Tool
      * GNOME Dictionary
      * GNOME Floppy
      * GNOME Log Viewer
      * GNOME Screenshot

* What's changed ?

GNOME Search Tool
  * Fix bug #172351, "Cannot open dia files" [Dennis]
  * Fix bug #168990, "Unable to open nautilus using magnifier" [Vinay M R]
  * Fix bug #170163, "Build failure with gcc 2.x" [Jens Granseuer]

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Matthias Clasen | 9 Apr 08:16 2005

GTK+ 2.6.5 released

GTK+ 2.6.5 is now available for download at:

gtk+-2.6.5.tar.bz2   md5sum: 3f52f64bdbd132eccfee2de5d2124190
gtk+-2.6.5.tar.gz    md5sum: 627775f318bdafede39607fda3ddbc84

This is a bug fix release and is source and binary compatible
with 2.6.0.

What is GTK+

GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user
interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, GTK+ is suitable for
projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application

GTK+ has been designed from the ground up to support a range of
languages, not only C/C++. Using GTK+ from languages such as Perl and
Python (especially in combination with the Glade GUI builder) provides
an effective method of rapid application development.

GTK+ is free software and part of the GNU Project. However, the
licensing terms for GTK+, the GNU LGPL, allow it to be used by all
pdevelopers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties. 

Where to get more information about GTK+
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