Richard Hughes | 1 Jun 14:35 2011

gnome-packagekit 3.0.3

About GNOME PackageKit

GNOME PackageKit is the name of the collection of graphical tools for
PackageKit to be used in the GNOME desktop.


Released: 2011-06-01

* Translations
 - Updated Catalan (Valencian) translation (Carles Ferrando)

* Bugfix:
 - Pack the tarball with a non-broken version of libtool this time
(Richard Hughes)
 - Add the file to as it was
missing (Richard Hughes)
 - Never auto-close the update-viewer if there are restarts to agree
to (Richard Hughes)



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Jürg Billeter | 1 Jun 16:54 2011

[ANNOUNCE] Vala 0.12.1 - Compiler for the GObject type system

We are pleased to announce version 0.12.1 of Vala, a compiler for the
GObject type system.

Vala 0.12.1 is now available for download at:

Changes since 0.12.0
 * Many bug fixes and binding updates.

Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming
language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional
runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to
applications and libraries written in C.

valac, the Vala compiler, is a self-hosting compiler that translates
Vala source code into C source and header files. It uses the GObject
type system to create classes and interfaces declared in the Vala source

More information about Vala is available at

Jürg Billeter

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Travis Reitter | 1 Jun 20:13 2011

ANNOUNCE: folks 0.5.2

libfolks 0.5.2 is now available for download from:



libfolks 0.5.2 — If You're Into It 
Libfolks pulls together contacts from any number of accounts supported
by the libfolks backends. This release includes a number of backends,
including Telepathy, libsocialweb, Tracker, and a simple key-file
backend. We would like to include additional backends (especially
evolution-data-server), so let us know if we can help!

The 0.5.x series is not API or ABI stable, so please proceed with
caution (or develop against the stable 0.4.x series).

See the NEWS file for details on every break we make. In future
releases, we will have example programs that will be kept up-to-date
with the latest API as well.

For more information, see the Folks wiki page:

Overview of changes from libfolks 0.5.1 to libfolks 0.5.2
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Martyn Russell | 3 Jun 16:09 2011

ANNOUNCE: tracker 0.10.16 released (stable)

Where can I get it?

What is it?

Tracker is a semantic data storage for desktop and mobile devices. 
Tracker uses W3C standards for RDF ontologies using Nepomuk with SPARQL 
to query and update the data.

Tracker is a central repository of user information, that provides two 
big benefits for the user; shared data between applications and 
information which is relational to other information (for example: 
mixing contacts with files, locations, activities and etc.).

What's New?

Bugs Fixed:

   * Fixes GB#650804, tarball doesn't contain tracker-search-bar.1
   * Fixes NB#258488, Don't (re)instantiate tracker-extract after recent 
pre-unmount signals causing potential unmount failures
   * Fixes MB#18159, tracker can't index real media
   * libtracker-data: Fixed memory leak in 
   * libtracker-miner: Honor auto_start parameter in 
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Matthias Clasen | 5 Jun 02:35 2011

GLib 2.29.6

GLib 2.29.6 is now available for download at:


The is another development snapshot of the 2.29 series.

Overview of changes from GLib 2.29.4 to 2.29.6

* Atomic operations have been rewritten from scratch to make use
  of gcc builtins where possible. As a side-effect of this, calls
  to g_atomic_ API with explicit casts may now be problematic; if
  that happens to you, try first to remove the casts. Another
  side-effect of the rewrite is that g_atomic_int_exchange_and_add
  has been deprecated in favor of g_atomic_int_add.

* A full set of atomic operations on pointers has been added,
  including bit locks in pointer-size locations.

* Access to quarks is now lockless

* GObject data scalability has been greatly improved

* g_data_time_format now supports alternative digits and padding
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Manish Sinha | 5 Jun 00:05 2011

Zeitgeist Datasources 0.8.0 is out

Hello everyone,

One behalf of Zeitgeist Team is am happy to release
zeitgeist-datasources 0.8.0

Zeitgeist Datasources are a collection of extensions/ addons/plugins
which log the activities of the user and insert it in the zeitgeist
engine which can be later used for lot of useful tasks. These
extensions insert lots of extra events apart from the ones logged by

The extensions present are
* Eye of GNOME
* gedit
* Totem
* Rhythmbox
* Tomboy
* Chrome
* Emacs
* Firefox 4.0
* Geany
* Telepathy
* Vim
* XChat
* Bazaar

Get the release tarball from here

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Andrea Del Signore | 5 Jun 20:23 2011

RhythmPnP 0.3.0 Released

RhythmPnP version 0.3.0 was just released.

Major changes:
  * Ported to Rhythmbox 0.13 API

What is RhythmPnP?

RhythmPnP is a Rhythmbox Universal Plug and Play Digital Media Player
plugin written in Vala and it's especially targeted to work in pair with
the Rygel UPnP Media Server

Where I can get it?


Andrea Del Signore
Matthias Clasen | 6 Jun 02:31 2011

GLib 2.28.8

GLib 2.28.8 is now available for download at:


This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.28 series.

Overview of Changes from GLib 2.28.7 to 2.28.8

* Bugs fixed:
 502560 g_rand_double_range returns 'inf'
 612729 g_mkdir_with_parents can fail if the directory already exists
 619418 Add a performance test for UTF-8 decoding functions
 619435 Make g_utf8_to_ucs4_fast() yet faster
 631231 bitlock: Fix detection and usage of futexes with Bionic
 638449 gtk-doc master broken on glib docs
 640518 GMainLoop has quadratic complexity when all pollfd's have...
 642026 Race condition in g_static_private_free
 644905 glib-compile-schemas: unistd.h include error
 646635 Fix introspection of GLib
 650882 use stdout instead of stderr for informational messages
 651009 minor documentation fix
 651034 Regarding g_cond_wait after g_thread_pool_push in gthreaded...
 651219 fix path to true(1) on OpenBSD
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Paolo Bacchilega | 6 Jun 22:55 2011

gthumb 2.13.2 released

gthumb 2.13.2 is now available for download at:


This is a the second development release of the 2.13 series leading
to the next major release 2.14.0.  As a development release this version 
can have many bugs and users are not encouraged to update to this 
version if they expect to get the same stability of the 2.12 series.

What is gthumb

gthumb is an image viewer and browser utility for the GNOME environment.
The README file distributed with the tar archive contains a complete 
list of features and the instructions to compile the source. The 
complete description, screenshots and other info are available at

Overview of changes from gthumb 2.13.1 to 2.13.2

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Matthias Clasen | 6 Jun 23:12 2011

GTK+ 3.0.11

GTK+ 3.0.11 is now available for download at:

852d848e2e51373daf04446dc7b427f91bf6953632b45fbe173fb5ed0694100f  gtk
e2e38b316c4657df0cf376c3b6aad63158a9068c557ad41033a677f29967001b  gtk

This is the another bug fix release in the stable 3.0 series,
mainly aimed at making accessibility work better.


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
any license fees or royalties.

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