Mirco Bauer | 2 Jan 01:11 2009

ANNOUNCE: Smuxi 0.6.3

Just in time, with the beginning of 2009 we are proud to announce the
release of Smuxi 0.6.3! This release is the 3rd bugfix release of the
0.6 series but also contains as usual new features for your joy of
upgrading to the new version.

Smuxi is available for download from:

d383fd0d1f1ff3028e39b7306926ed06  smuxi-0.6.3.tar.gz
68389fa654ae1ff6eefcfde5d366f422  smuxi-0.6.3-bin.tar.gz
bb97a96aa2559b403b15c4d35cd1c464  smuxi-0.6.3-bin-win32.zip

What is it?
Smuxi is an irssi-inspired, flexible, user-friendly and cross-platform
IRC client for advanced users, targeting the GNOME desktop.

The special feature of Smuxi is that it can be used like the typical
irssi+screen combo. The IRC session can run on a server (using
`smuxi-server') and a frontend (like `smuxi-frontend-gnome') then can
connect to that. The frontend can then be detached and re-attached at
some later point without losing any IRC connections or messages.

The project website can be found at:

What's New?
New features:
    * Full tray icon support. (trac#55 and trac#137)
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Matthias Clasen | 2 Jan 02:36 2009

GTK+ 2.15.0 released

GTK+ 2.15.0 is now available for download at:


gtk+-2.15.0.tar.bz2   md5sum: 23ff288d00b24f0820a4ae79a747f25e
gtk+-2.15.0.tar.gz    md5sum: 3f043b2a029fcaeb28899cd35081a1ab

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.16.


 * This is the first development release in the 2.15 cycle.
   It has had only little testing and there are unfinished 
   features and plenty of bugs in this release. It should 
   definitively not be used in production.

 * Installing this version will overwrite your existing
   copy of GTK+ 2.14. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.14.

 * GTK+ 2.16 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.14 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities
   between this release and the final 2.16 release.
   Among the API additions that are still under consideration
   for 2.16 are:
   565656 Add marks to scales
   560228 Add "action-controller" property to GtkWidgetClass
   553573 Add orientation API to GtkBox
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Robert Carr | 4 Jan 04:59 2009

Seed 0.3

After much longer than intended, I'm happy to announce another release of 
Seed. ChangeLog below.

Tarballs can be found at:
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/seed/0.3/ (Please use 0.3.1, 0.3 was botched)
For those not aware, Seed is a library and standalone interpreter providing 
a bridge between GObject (through GObject-introspection) 
and WebKit's JavaScriptCore, and an API for providing
additional types/embedding. It is suitable for writing standalone applications,
or using as an extension language in your project. 

In short, it provides a set of bindings between the GNOME 
platform and JavaScript (a fast, and lean Javascript interpreter at that).

With this release, I'm much more able to suggest seriously using Seed
than 0.1, as I believe it is in fact (seriously) usable now, for small to 
medium scope projects.

Please see http://live.gnome.org/Seed for some short usage examples, or look in the tarballs/SVN for a
wide range of examples spanning many common
libraries. In particular lightsoff is an example of a cute game written
in Seed with Clutter.

I still haven't set up a bugzilla, so in the meantime, please feel free
to email me
with any issues, questions, or general thoughts. I'd also appreciate it
if people
could let me know of things they are using it for, and maybe I could
start keeping a 
list on the wiki page.
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Johannes Schmid | 5 Jan 11:45 2009

libgdamm 3.99.7 released


Yesterday, libgdamm 3.99.7 was released. Libgdamm is the C++ wrapper
around libgda (see www.gnome-db.org). It is available from the GNOME ftp

This release fixes various problems that were present in the first alpha
version and is now ready for broader adaption. Glom trunk already works
with the new version.

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Gian Mario Tagliaretti | 4 Jan 22:06 2009

[Announce] PyGobject 2.16.0 (stable)

I am pleased to announce version 2.16.0 of the Python bindings for GObject.

The new release is available from ftp.gnome.org as and its mirrors
as soon as its synced correctly:


What's new since PyGObject 2.15.4?
        - gobject.timeout_add_seconds() not found in docs
	  (Paul Pogonyshev, #547119)
	- _wrap_g_output_stream_write_async not adding a reference to the
	  buffer passed (Paul, #564102)
	- gio.VolumeMonitor segfaults (Gian Mario Tagliaretti, #555613)
	- Test if `domain' is not-null before using it to avoids segfaults
	  (Paul, #561826)
	- g_output_stream_write_all use gsize instead of gssize (Gian)
	- add __repr__ to gio.Drive, gio.Mount and gio.Volume
	  (Paul, #530935)
	- Missing AC_CONFIG_MACRO_DIR([m4]) (Loïc Minier, #551227)
	- Make codegen not import when corresponding argument types are not
	  registered (Paul, #551056)
	- Fix typos breaking compilation (Frederic Peters #551212)
	- GFile load_contents methods chop data at first \0
	  (Jonathan Matthew, #551059)


GObject is a object system library used by GTK+ and GStreamer.

PyGObject provides a convenient wrapper for the GObject library for use
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Stef | 5 Jan 13:35 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT: gnome-keyring 2.25.4

gnome-keyring is the part of the GNOME Desktop that stores your
passwords and encryption keys securely.

This is an unstable development release, and we're currently in the
middle of integrating a large batch of refactoring changes to make the
PKCS#11 code more modular, easier to test and hack.

Important Notes:

    * Some helpful notes for distributors:

    * Details of starting gnome-keyring-daemon have changed:

    * DBus is now a required dependency.

Changes between 2.25.2 and 2.25.4:

    * Half way through refactoring of PKCS#11 support.
    * Add crypto support to gp11 library.
    * gp11 library is now by and large thread-safe.
    * Add modular ssh-store, roots and rpc-layer PKCS#11 components.
    * Beginnings of a PKCS#11 based ssh-agent.
    * Transactional storage of PKCS#11 objects.
    * Add auto-authenticate support in GP11 library, which greatlty
      simplifies figuring out when to provide passwords.
    * Fix initialization problems which prevented SSH agent from setting
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Johannes Schmid | 5 Jan 15:01 2009

Anjuta 2.25.4 released


The anjuta team is proud to announce the release of Anjuta 2.25.4! Some
more info on the release can be found at

Anjuta 2.25.4 (5 January 2009) -- Johannes Schmid

Translations updates:
es, fr, sv, fi, he, ru, pt_BR, pl

- Symbol-db plugin now default and working, old ctags code and
- Starter plugin for fast access to common actions
- Remote debugging support using gdbserver
- New bookmark interface
- gnome-build merge into anjuta

- Single toolbar without bonobo
- Devhelp plugin uses webkit now
- Lots of HIG fixes
- Improved searching
- Scintilla updated to 1.77

Special thanks to (in no particular order, before the huge list of bugs
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Sebastian Pölsterl | 5 Jan 18:43 2009

Deskbar-Applet 2.25.4 released


Changes since 2.25.3
Fixed #558858, Deskbar stops working when closing by 'x' (Sebastian
Fixed #564726, configure doesn't detect pygtk in alternative
directories (patch by Frederic Peters)

Updated be <at> latin: Ihar Hračyška
Updated el: Jennie Petoumenou
Updated es: Jorge González
Updated hu: Gabor Kelemen
Updated nb: Kjartan Maraas

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Jason D. Clinton | 5 Jan 19:12 2009

Gnome Games 2.25.4

This release brings the beginnings of an implementation of Clutter-based
Gnometris and a few minor tweaks to GLChess.

Gnometris renders with Clutter in an extremely rudamentary way, as a first
milestone on the way to a fully-canvas driven game engine. Right now, it's just
two ClutterCairo surfaces, background and foreground, which are used as
compositors. These two actors will end up staying: background for--eh--the
background, and foreground for display of Pango text. An intermediate layer will
be introduced on which game pieces are actually animated, rotated and exploded.

Sadly, even this stupid way of rendering is faster than the old method.

This pre-alpha 'leaks' memory like gang-busters, also. I do not know if it is
merely a i915 driver bug or something more fundamental. It's not a 'leak' in the
traditional sense: all the textures that are 'leaked' are still reachable in the
i915 driver code. It leaks on the order of 1MB of memory per frame of animation.
This will be fixed either by doing things the Right Way or mitigating i915 leaks
by avoiding the use of texture uploads at all costs (a tile cache).

Hopefully, the final rendering infrastructure will be in place by the next
development release.

  - Implement Clutter-based rendering surfaces (Jason D. Clinton)

  - Catch keyboard interrupts in AI monitor process
  - Apply antialias setting on new game (Robert Ancell, Bug #565743)
  - Ignore unexpected messages from the GGZ server (Robert Ancell, Bugs #559193,
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Carlos Garcia Campos | 5 Jan 19:13 2009

Evince 2.25.4 released

* What is it ?

Evince is a document viewer.  It primarily displays pdf, though djvu,
tiff, dvi, impress slides, postscript and even comics archives are also 

More information can be found at http://www.gnome.org/projects/evince/

* Where to get it?

  md5sum: 9c59735d3ad076f826a9a5f392aa453c
 sha1sum: 259dffc19db18c73c221dc9ad34fd1279ca8b543
    size: 2.6M

  md5sum: 851bfed355d0010ddcdc530f50c0147f
 sha1sum: 18a5fdae1283bab87b021a1a8c218a5508ed9b37
    size: 1.7M

* What's changed since 2.25.2?

New Features and UI Improvements:

    * Show progress information when loading/saving remote files
      (#370958, Carlos Garcia Campos)
    * Remember page setup options (#525185, #349102, Carlos Garcia Campos)
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