Matthias Clasen | 1 Dec 01:10 2009

GTK+ 2.19.1 released

GTK+ 2.19.1 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
d11e2044aedc49e155832c54dc9ac548  gtk+-2.19.1.tar.bz2
d0a5dc39ba91dfacaed68f2ef5d36e8e  gtk+-2.19.1.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
daf7252027555212091896d96244fdc141ebbfa8  gtk+-2.19.1.tar.bz2
4d0175ff31ad7fba61d2deb6a80933ebb6bda7e0  gtk+-2.19.1.tar.gz

This is a development release leading up to GTK+ 2.20.


 * This is an unstable development release.
   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+ 2.18. If you have problems, you'll need
   to reinstall GTK+ 2.18.

 * GTK+ 2.20 will be source and binary compatible with
   the GTK+ 2.18 series; however, the new API additions
   are not yet finalized, so there may be incompatibilities
   between this release and the final 2.20 release.
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Matthias Clasen | 1 Dec 15:15 2009

GTK+ 2.18.4 released

GTK+ 2.18.4 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
311ec49d7cae0c0b431ab6235579f5a4  gtk+-2.18.4.tar.bz2
6e532fcc073dc64e9664b0bc93aedf14  gtk+-2.18.4.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
7a7d6c38c30d2b1234d512ee5184ef4c3956e782  gtk+-2.18.4.tar.bz2
eedc22a7d2e2d4e2d67af77d9c82b89d757b19ed  gtk+-2.18.4.tar.gz

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.18 series.


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
developers, including those developing proprietary software, without
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Matthias Clasen | 1 Dec 16:19 2009

GLib 2.22.3 released

GLib 2.22.3 is now available for download at:

md5 sums:
25b043b208883194c57219e41a230a29  glib-2.22.3.tar.bz2
e699a93d62c01e0ee07caef3e11eddd8  glib-2.22.3.tar.gz

sha1 sums:
185d5b80adef96019daf7402cc6762cc4d37470d  glib-2.22.3.tar.bz2
3c4c1e197b955993261cf4c0e83da2a2e507d8ec  glib-2.22.3.tar.gz

This is another bug fix release in the stable 2.22 series.

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 2.22.2 to GLib 2.22.3
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Felix Riemann | 1 Dec 14:00 2009

Eye of GNOME 2.29.3


Time's running quickly in GNOME country. Nothing really new this time
besides some bugfixing and translation updates.

* What is it ?

Eye of GNOME (EOG) is the image viewer for the GNOME desktop.

* What's changed in 2.29.3 ?

  * Code fixes / improvements (Felix Riemann)

New and updated translations

- Khaled Hosny [ar]
- Ivar Smolin [et]
- Tao Wei [zh_CN]

* Where can I get it ?

Source code:
 sha256sum: 688ba717c3fa8bc54b4e68af403e9adbdb3673ad748770be3febd47c3424cb8d
      size: 3.5M

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Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen | 1 Dec 20:33 2009

ANNOUNCE: Zeitgeist 0.3.0


On behalf of the Zeitgeist team I am proud to announce our first
development release, Zeitgeist 0.3.0, leading up to what will be our
stable series which will be 0.4. It is our intent to aim for a 1.0
release as soon as we feel good about the stable series, but that is
still a bit in the future. Now that we've crossed the initial hurdle
in the rewrite we expect the release cycle to be much shorter than
this one, although we have not settled on something strict yet.

As many of you know the bulk work on this release was done in the
Zeitgeist hackfest in Bolzano. Since we came back we've been busy little
bees polishing it up and fixing bugs - trying not to flame each others
too much when discussing the designs :-) Working face to face in
Bolzano gave us a unique chance to really discuss things through and
get to the bottom of the details. This will also affect other
developers a bit since...

We were bad boys and decided to change both our internal database
structures as well as our public DBus API. Sorry - but after long
discussions we all agreed that this was for the best. The new design
is leaps and bounds better than the old one. This means that you both
have to give up on your old log database, and accept that there are no
GUI written for the new API just yet. This is being worked on as you
read this though!

Something that might come as a shock to some other developers is that
we decided not to store annotations and bookmarks within Zeitgeist.
This should be done in Tracker or some other semantic metadata
storage[1]. Zeitgeist answers only when and how data was accessed, but
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Curtis Gedak | 2 Dec 18:01 2009

GParted 0.5.0 Released

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

This 0.5.0 release of GParted adds support for Linux software RAID.

RAID systems now supported include:
      - Hardware RAID
      - Motherboard BIOS RAID (also known as Fake RAID - dmraid)
      - Linux Software RAID (mdadm)

Key changes include:
      - Add auto detection of Linux software RAID devices
      - Re-enable ability to paste into an existing partition
      - Ensure parted-1.9.0 is patched if using with GParted

Visit for more details.
Milan Bouchet-Valat | 2 Dec 21:35 2009

gnome-system-tools 2.29.1 released

GNOME System Tools Version 2.29.1, 2009-11-30

  - Enable Automake silent rules by default, and compiler warnings
  - Remove call to deprecated gdk_event_get_graphics_expose() (thanks to
Andre Klapper)

  - Complete rework of the user interface: settings are now shown in the
main dialog, with separate dialogs to edit them. Unlock button is gone,
replaced with on-the-fly authentication request when applying changes.
  - Login proposals are now shown when creating an user, with live
checking of forbidden characters, and transliteration from Unicode where
  - Fix empty shells combo box
  - Fix GID wrongly set to 0 in group settings dialog, which could lead
to adding users to the root group
  - Add privilege groups from Debian (Sam Morris)
  - Always show system groups: "showall" GConf option is now only for
users, because system groups are the most interesting ones

  - Don't check for Nautilus dependencies when not building it (Emilio
Pozuelo Monfort)

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Milan Bouchet-Valat | 2 Dec 21:39 2009

liboobs 2.29.1 released

Few changes in that release, except an improved handling of init scripts
priorities, which makes the gnome-system-tools 2.29.1 require it.

Liboobs 2.29.1, 2009-11-30

Liboobs version 2.29.1 "Not Yet!" has been released.

- Remember init scripts priority, allowing for GUIs not to care about
them, simply passing 0 to mean "previous".
- Don't allow clients to remove init scripts by setting their status to
"ignore": scripts should always use "start" or "stop" statuses, so that
their priority is not lost when disabling them.
- Print a warning to the console when asynchronous commit fails. This
ensures that errors will always be reported for debugging purposes.
Krzesimir Nowak | 3 Dec 13:15 2009

ANNOUNCE: libvtemm 0.22.2

libvtemm is C++ API for vte - a terminal emulator widget.

libvtemm 0.22 wraps vte 0.22 API.




discussion about libvtemm:
mailing list - gtkmm-list gnome org
irc - c++ channel on (but I rarely sit there - I'm shy.)

changes since 0.22.2:
* Cleanup license files.

written in README.

Krzesimir Nowak
Piotr Eljasiak | 3 Dec 20:47 2009

GNOME Commander released


This is the bugfix release addressing known problems in release:

What's new since

Bug fixes:
 * Fixed problem #602916 (not working menu entry)
 * Fixed problem #603301 (crash when cancelling symlink creation by ESC)
 * Fixed Ubuntu problem #369818 (incorrect sorting by size in panel)
 * Fixed problem with not working keypad enter in copy/move dialog
 * Fixed problem with stalled keyboard after ALT+1/2 with hidden device list

What is it?

GNOME Commander is a fast and powerful graphical file manager, it has
a "two-pane" interface in the tradition of Norton and Midnight


    * FTP, SSH and WebDAV support.
    * SAMBA access.
    * Right click mouse menu.
    * User defined context menu.
    * User defined keyboard shortcuts.
    * Quick device access buttons with automatic 
      mounting and unmounting.
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