Jürg Billeter | 2 Mar 15:38 2008

[ANNOUNCE] Vala 0.1.7 - Compiler for the GObject type system

We are pleased to announce version 0.1.7 of Vala, a compiler for the
GObject type system.

Vala 0.1.7 is now available for download at:

Changes since 0.1.6
 * Support private property accessors.
 * Support default values for properties.
 * Improve support for array length and delegate target parameters.
 * Improve delegate and signal handler support.
 * Introduce new syntax to declare errordomains.
 * Improve exception support.
 * Report errors for missing return statements.
 * Report warnings for unreachable code.
 * Improve support for generic types.
 * Support pointer member access and pointer element access.
 * Support pointer arithmetic.
 * Add --quiet commandline option (Emmanuele Bassi)
 * Add WebKit bindings.
 * Add JSON-GLib bindings (Ali Sabil)
 * Add goocanvas bindings (Roberto Majadas)
 * Add hildon-fm-2 bindings (Levi Bard)
 * Add taglib bindings (Andreas Brauchli)
 * Add libusb bindings (Evan Nemerson)
 * Add bzip2 bindings (Maciej Piechotka)
 * Updates to the GLib, GTK+, GStreamer, and libsoup bindings.
 * Fixes for Windows.
 * Many bug fixes.

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Jamie McCracken | 3 Mar 05:49 2008

[Announce] Tracker 0.6.6

Im pleased to announce a new version of tracker 





        * HIG fix for preference window
	* progress for index merges added

Tracker daemon

        * Fixed shutdown of daemon when paused to prevent hangs
	* Fixed an unfinished final index merge step when next restarted

What is it?

Tracker is a combination desktop search and metadata database providing
the ability to tag all your files and emails as well as searching for


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Andreas Köhler | 3 Mar 08:39 2008

GnuCash 2.2.4 Released

      GnuCash 2.2.4 released

The GnuCash development team proudly announces GnuCash 2.2.4 aka
"Kicking QIF", the fourth bug fix release in a series of stable releases
of the GnuCash Free Accounting Software.

      Getting GnuCash

GnuCash 2.2.4 can be downloaded from gnucash.org or sourceforge.net.  It
is available as source code.  For the Microsoft Windows operating system
there is a self-installing setup program which includes all necessary
additional libraries.

To install GnuCash on other platforms, users will need Gnome 2, guile,
and slib.  Neither the currently used swig nor the previously used
g-wrap packages are needed anymore when compiling from tarball or when
installing a binary.

  * http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=192
     (Source code and Windows binary)
  * http://www.gnucash.org/pub/gnucash/sources/stable/
     (Source code only)

27e660297dc5b8ce574515779d05a5a5  gnucash-2.2.4.tar.gz
f521cea858ee7223325114ec98de86ca  gnucash-2.2.4.tar.bz2
9692992bd542d0b51632ee484663c03a  gnucash-2.2.4-setup.exe

      What's New in GnuCash 2.2.4?

Fixed Bugs
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Boyd Timothy | 3 Mar 20:53 2008

ANNOUNCE: Tomboy 0.9.8 Released

Hey Everyone,

This email is to announce Tomboy 0.9.8, with a few more bug fixes
for today's Hard Code Freeze.  Give it a final round of testing before
next week's stable release for GNOME 2.22.0.

Only documentation and translation updates allowed this week!

Tomboy is a simple personal note-taking application designed to be
unobtrusive and friendly, while supporting inter-note-links similar to
a WikiWikiWeb to help you organize your notes and ideas.  It can run
either as a GNOME panel applet or a notification tray icon.

Tomboy's Website: http://www.gnome.org/projects/tomboy

Tomboy's Wiki: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy
 * Road Map: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/RoadMap
 * Brainstorming: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/PlaceForNewIdeas

Tomboy is available at:

 md5sum: 6221d8c788599567bc80d684ea933516
 size: 2.8M

 md5sum: e091169130f3af024148f25d7fe4aba3
 size: 2.1M

This release includes the following:
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Xavier Claessens | 3 Mar 23:09 2008

ANNOUNCE: Empathy 0.21.91

Empathy 0.21.91 is now available for download from:

17dccff8b992aaeab22af2e9162f58e3  empathy-0.21.91.tar.gz
e25d4bfd0c91b53bff498c6bbfd1bfc1  empathy-0.21.91.tar.bz2

What is it?
Empathy consists of a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets,
and a GNOME client using those widgets. It uses Telepathy and Nokia's
Mission Control, and reuses Gossip's UI. The main goal is to permit
desktop integration by providing libempathy and libempathy-gtk
libraries. libempathy-gtk is a set of powerful widgets that can be
embeded into any GNOME application.

You can visit the project web site:

What's New?
- Blink the status icon for new incoming calls. (Xavier Claessens).
 - Close the media channel if stream engine crashes. (Xavier Claessens).
 - Change status to closed if stream engine dies or if a call fails.
(Xavier Claessens).
 - Make use of generated code for using stream engine. (Xavier
 - Add a GUI to configure IRC accounts (Guillaume Desmottes).
 - accounts-dialog: swap the create and previous button (Guillaume
 - save when adding/removing networks (Guillaume Desmottes).
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Lucas Rocha | 4 Mar 17:29 2008

GNOME <at> Google Summer of Code 2008

Hi all,

As you probably know, Google is organizing one more edition of their
Summer of Code (GSoC) program. More information about the program can
be found here:


GNOME has participated in all GSoC editions as a mentoring
organization with some nice results in terms of contributions and new
contributors. So, we want to participate this year too!

Our first organization kickoff meeting will happen on March 6 at 18h
UTC in the #soc-admin channel (irc.gnome.org). We're looking for
volunteers to help us to organize GNOME's participation in GSoC 2008.
So, if you want to help in any way, join us!


Scott Reeves | 7 Mar 01:03 2008

ANNOUNCE: gnome-main-menu 0.9.9 release

This email is to announce gnome-main-menu version 0.9.9

  Released: 2008-03-05

  * Initial public upstream release.

  The gnome-main-menu consists mainly of three utilities.  A
gnome-panel applet
  that is the main interface providing access to your favorite and
  used applications, documents and places. Also access to system status
  common actions such as searching and logout / shutdown.

  Access to other applications is made via the application-browser –
  interactive searching of the entire list of your applications,
ordered for
  display by their menu categories.

  These higher level components as well as the shell in the
  all use the common pieces provided by the libslab library

Download from:

gnome-announce-list mailing list
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Thomas Thurman | 7 Mar 00:59 2008

metacity 2.23.1 released

* What is it ?

Metacity is a simple window manager that integrates nicely with

* What's changed ?

Thanks to Cosimo Cecchi, Jens Granseuer, Jim Huang, Andrea Del Signore, 
and Thomas Thurman for improvements in this version.

(Cosimo's patch was very similar to another received from Jason Ribero.)

  - Allow horizontal and vertical maximisation using the mouse 
  (Cosimo/Jason) (#358674)
  - Allow "spacer" as a value for buttons, for blank space (Andrea) 
  - Remove unused code (Jim)
  - refactor preferences handling (Thomas)
  - make sure we're valid C89 (Jens) (#518917)
  - some messing with tool scripts (Thomas)

  Jorge González (es), Claude Paroz (fr), Woodman Tuen (zh_HK), Woodman
  Tuen (zh_TW)

* Where can I get it ?

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Thomas Thurman | 7 Mar 04:31 2008

metacity 2.23.2 released

* What is it ?

Metacity is a simple window manager that integrates nicely with

* What's changed ?

Almost nothing, except that a few debug statements were removed.

* Where can I get it ?

Source code


MD5 Sums

20bb54a6537295f1868f9c87d884da76  metacity-2.23.2.tar.bz2
fc76ca17481442e19d947a5d39e87b0c  metacity-2.23.2.tar.gz


Thomas Thurman, tthurman at gnome, http://blogs.gnome.org/tthurman
You have no lamp.
Naba Kumar | 9 Mar 19:54 2008

Announce: gdl 0.7.11 released


gdl 0.7.11 has been released. This release contains localization updates.
It is meant for upcoming GNOME 2.22.0 Release.

Thanks for the release go to translators:

Gabor Kelemen  <kelemeng_ <at> _gnome.hu>
Jonh Wendell  <jwendell_ <at> _gnome.org>
Robert-André Mauchin
Claude Paroz
Jovan Naumovski  <jovan_ <at> _lugola.net>
Jorge Gonzalez  <jorgegonz_ <at> _svn.gnome.org>
Gintautas Miliauskas  <gintas_ <at> _akl.lt>
Jovan Naumovski  <jovan_ <at> _lugola.net>
Rajesh Ranjan  <rajeshkajha_ <at> _yahoo.com>
Maxim Dziumanenko <dziumanenko_ <at> _gmail.com>
Petr Kovar  <pknbe_ <at> _volny.cz>
Takeshi AIHANA <takeshi.aihana_ <at> _gmail.com>

What is gdl?
GNOME Development Library. A library to contain source code development
widgets and tools. Currently it has complex-docking widgets, data view
widgets, theme based mime icons widget and some other titbits.

What is new in this release?
* Translation updates: hu, pt_BR, fr, mk, es, lt, hi, uk and cs

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