Carl Worth | 1 Jul 04:36 2006

cairo release 1.2.0 now available

A new cairo release 1.2.0 is now available from:

        http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.2.0.tar.gz

    which can be verified with:

        http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.2.0.tar.gz.sha1
        c5da7f89cdd3782102357f99a47f516d11661e92  cairo-1.2.0.tar.gz

        http://cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.2.0.tar.gz.sha1.asc
        (signed by Carl Worth)

  Additionally, a git clone of the source tree:

        git clone git://git.cairographics.org/git/cairo

    will include a signed 1.2.0 tag which points to a commit named:
        61404bd5022b913f58ecda8dc9e8922b4fc6f80b

    which can be verified with:
        git verify-tag 1.2.0

    and can be checked out with a command such as:
        git checkout -b build 1.2.0

We are very pleased to announce this release, the first major update
to cairo since the original 1.0 release 10 months ago. Compared to
cairo 1.0, the 1.2 release doubles the number of supported backends,
adding PDF, PostScript, and SVG backends to the previous xlib, win32
and image backends.
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Matthias Clasen | 2 Jul 19:49 2006
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GTK+ 2.8.20 released

GTK+ 2.8.20 is now available for download at:

 ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.8/
 http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/gtk+/2.8/

gtk+-2.8.20.tar.bz2   md5sum: 74e7ca98194f1fadfe906e66d763d05d
gtk+-2.8.20.tar.gz    md5sum: a179af45c311af3dfb5ff08c23564030

This is a bugfix release in the 2.8.x series. 

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
suites.

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
developers, including those developing proprietary software, without
any license fees or royalties. 

Where to get more information about GTK+
========================================
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Matthias Clasen | 2 Jul 22:21 2006
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GLib 2.12 released

GLib 2.12.0 is now available for download at:

 ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.12/
 http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/glib/2.12/

glib-2.12.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: ea8c7733ba443e3db04cf7a84060f408
glib-2.12.0.tar.gz    md5sum: 2a2e67d1cd44afd2f9e07a2e11c1efd0

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.

GLib 2.12 is a stable release adding an incremental improvement
in functionality over GLib 2.10 while maintaining binary and
source compatibility. 

Major new features include:

 * The Unicode support has been updated to Unicode 5.

 * GBookmarkFile: a parser for files containing bookmarks
   stored using the Desktop Bookmark specification 

 * Base64 encoding support

For more details and lists of fixed bugs, see the
announcements of the 2.11.x development releases:

 http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gtk-devel-list/2006-May/msg00032.html
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Matthias Clasen | 3 Jul 09:03 2006
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GTK+ 2.10 released

GTK+ 2.10.0 is now available for download at:

 ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.10/
 http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/gtk+/2.10/ 

gtk+-2.10.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: 37cdf73719e8b2af6b0d065df6236542
gtk+-2.10.0.tar.gz    md5sum: a9fae877ea42c3441eb674a4cf7bd2bb

Release notes are available at:

 http://www.gtk.org/gtk-2.10-notes.html

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 suites.

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 developers, including those developing proprietary
software, without any license fees or royalties. GTK+ is the
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Amr Ramadan | 3 Jul 11:42 2006
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Relational, Semantic Storage for Linux

GLSĀ³ is an open source semantic storage solution for GNU/Linux that
indexes your data, extracts from it metadata and relevant information,
allows you to organize it using queries and tags, provides shared
schemas between applications through an API, a pseudo file system for
backward compatibility, a web interface, As-You-Type searching and
more.

For more information, including video demonstrations, visit the website:
http://www.glscube.org/

GLSĀ³ is not written for KDE, GNOME, or any specific desktop
environment. It is designed as a user-level, augmented file system
layer with as few dependencies as possible. The only desktop-dependant
part is the Browser, which is, since it uses a web interface, can be
easily ported to any environment.

--

Sincerely Yours,
Amr Ramadan.
Martyn Russell | 5 Jul 11:20 2006

ANNOUNCE: Gossip 0.12

Gossip 0.12 is now available for download from:
http://download.gnome.org/sources/gossip/0.12/

What is Gossip
==============

Gossip is an instant messaging client for GNOME with an easy-to-use
interface, providing users of the GNOME Desktop with a friendly way to
keep in touch with their friends.

What's new in Gossip 0.12
=========================

- Copious memory leaks quashed by our (now) FULL time uber hacker,
memory use at an all time low now (Richard).
- Added Peekaboo, an applet to quickly show chat windows and some of the
more popular functions of Instant Messaging (Martyn).
- Remove close button from log window (Richard).
- Show avatars in chat views (Richard, Martyn).
- Make sure we set our own presence in chatrooms, not just on the
roster (Martyn).
- Use the GNOME throbber to show the user when we are connecting (Martyn).
- Added two new themes, Simple and Clear (Martyn, Richard).

Bugs Fixed
==========

- Fixed #313177, Use GNOME Network Manager to know about connection
state and connect/disconnect accordingly (Martyn).
- Fixed #339333, Update the Galago support to work with the new 0.5.x
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Murray Cumming | 5 Jul 21:47 2006

ANNOUNCE: gtkmm 2.9.7

*** gtkmm 2.9/2.10:

gtkmm 2.9 wraps new API in GTK+ 2.9, and is API/ABI-compatibile with gtkmm 2.8, 
2.6 and 2.4. It is a version of the gtkmm-2.4 API. This will become the 
API-stable gtkmm 2.10, wrapping GTK+ 2.10.

gtkmm stays in-sync with GTK+ by following the official GNOME release schedule:
http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable/

Bindings for the rest of the GNOME Platform are also available, and are also 
API-stable.

http://www.gtkmm.org

*** Changes

gtkmm 2.9.7:

Gtk:
* Notebook: Added page_reordered, page_removed, and 
  page_added signals.
* PrintContext: Renamed the const get_cairo()
  to get_cairo_context(), to match the original.
* PrintOperation: run(): Added a default value.
  (Marko Anastasov)
* SelectionData: Added targets_include_rich_text().
* SizeGroup: Added get/set_ignore_hidden().
* StatusIcon: Added size_changed signal.
  (Murray Cumming)

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Jonathon Jongsma | 6 Jul 05:31 2006
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ANNOUNCE: cairomm snapshot 1.1.10 now available

A new cairomm snapshot 1.1.10 is now available from:

        http://cairographics.org/snapshots/cairomm-1.1.10.tar.gz

    which can be verified with:

        http://cairographics.org/snapshots/cairomm-1.1.10.tar.gz.sha1
        2d85b882e810b0754c0e849825649b88fe27b336  cairomm-1.1.10.tar.gz

        http://cairographics.org/snapshots/cairomm-1.1.10.tar.gz.sha1.asc
        (signed by Jonathon Jongsma)

cairomm is a C++ API for the cairo graphics library.  For more
information, see http://cairographics.org/cairomm

Changes from 0.6.0:
* API:
  - Wrap new API from cairo 1.2
  - Wrap ScaledFont
* Improved Documentation
* Build fixes
Iain * | 10 Jul 02:07 2006
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Last Exit 1.0 Released

Hi,

Since I last wrote a set of release notes comedy irrelevent release
notes have become quite popular, so to buck this trend here is a
serious release announcement[1].

Last-Exit version 1.0 has been released.

Last-Exit is a Gtk/C#/GStreamer based player for the LastFM radio station.

It has most of the useful features that the official player has including
* Stream support
* Station searching
* Tagging
* Journalling
* Access to subscriber features

It also has more powerful searches for stations including Neighbour's
personal stations, users stations and fan stations.

It requires:
* GStreamer 0.10
* Mono
* GTK#
* Last.FM account (Available for free at http://www.last.fm)

Further information available at:
http://www.openedhand.com/~iain/last-exit

Thanks for reading
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Willie Walker | 10 Jul 01:26 2006
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Orca-0.2.6

===============
* What is Orca?
===============

Orca is a scriptable screen reader for the GNOME desktop for people
with visual impairments.  Orca is being proposed for inclusion into 
GNOME 2.16.

================================
* What's changed for Orca 0.2.6?
================================

* Addition of verbalized punctuation settings.
* Addition of spoken indentation information for lines.
* Adjustments to brief verbosity settings for speech.
* Additional work on automatic reading of the entire row for a table 
  cell, which is controlled by the orca.settings.readTableCellRow 
  property.
* Additional work on the StarOffice script to better support
  configuration wizards.
* Additional work on Evolution to better support configuration wizards.
* Very preliminary support for the Java platform.
* Moved a number of utilities from various places to util.py.
* Moved http server support into its own module.  Note that
  orca.settings.speechServerPort is now defunct and has been replaced
  by orca.settings.httpServerPort.
* Fixes for reading table row and column headers.
* Fix for bug 347054 to allow readTableCellRow and speechVerbosityLevel
  settings to be set properly from the configuration GUI.
* Fix for bug 343897 to allow configuration GUI to pop to top when it
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