October 4, 2001

GNOME Summary 2001-09-23 - 2001-09-29

Author: JT Smith

"Maciej Stachowiak and the rest of the release team have been busily working on
an early platform release of GNOME 2.0. The platform itself only consists of
those libraries that will be part of the final environment; essentially this
release is so that those developing the GNOME libraries can get a snap shot of
where the current state of play is. Some particularly adventurous application
developers can also start to consider what they'll need to do to port their
application to the new platform."
GNOME Summary 2001-09-23 - 2001-09-29
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 22:18:37 +0100
From: Steve George 
To: gnome-list@gnome.org
Cc: gnome-announce-list@gnome.org
Reply to: gnome-hackers@gnome.org


This is the GNOME Summary for 2001-09-23 - 2001-09-29
    
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME 2.0 Platform Alpha
2. Minutes of the GNOME 2.0 Release Team Meeting - 2001/09/21 by Jeff Waugh
3. Linux.com Interviews Lauris Kaplinski
4. Basic Bonobo use by Michael Meeks
5. The GNOME Installation Guide by Karsten Reincke
6. Diet of bugs: the 30-30-30 plan by Elliot Lee
7. RFC on GStreamer event system
8. Java-GNOME 0.7.0 released
9. MrProject 0.4.0
10. Unofficial Unsupported Ximianized ISO Images
11. Hacker Activity

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1. GNOME 2.0 Platform Alpha
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Maciej Stachowiak and the rest of the release team have been busily working on
an early platform release of GNOME 2.0. The platform itself only consists of
those libraries that will be part of the final environment; essentially this
release is so that those developing the GNOME libraries can get a snap shot of
where the current state of play is. Some particularly adventurous application
developers can also start to consider what they'll need to do to port their
application to the new platform. 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001-September/msg00114.html

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2. Minutes of the GNOME 2.0 Release Team Meeting - 2001/09/21 by Jeff Waugh
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I think it's fair to say that the GNOME developers have wanted to improve the
co-ordination of the releases to make them less stressful and generally more
polished. The 2.0 team is larger and seems to be off to a good start with
regular meetings outlining actions and points. The minutes show progress being
made on parceling out tasks, organising bugzilla and working on methods to
converse with the community. Good luck to their efforts! 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-2-0-list/2001-September/msg00219.html

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3. Linux.com Interviews Lauris Kaplinski
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Lauris discussses his work on Sodipodi, why it uses the SVG format for it's 
native file format, how he feels about the GNOME platform and more. This is a 
good interview that cover the work well and has some interesting views on GNOME 
development as well. 

http://www.linux.com/enhance/newsitem.phtml?sid=93&aid=12529

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4. Basic Bonobo use by Michael Meeks
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Michael continues his series delving into the dark and powerful workings of 
Bonobo, one of the GNOME key technologies. If you've found Bonobo difficult to 
grasp and any aconym minefield then this series should throw new light. Lets 
hope that Michael gets the bug and decides to keep going after this series! 

        
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/components/library/co-bnbo2.html?dwzone=co
mponents

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5. The GNOME Installation Guide by Karsten Reincke
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This already well-known guide on how to compile GNOME from source receives an 
update to 1.4.1. It's packed through with Karstens experience of compiling the 
whole thing, which is no mean deal. In addition it's a good location to find 
some of the premier additional programs that any GNOME addict should have on 
the desktop, complete with marks. If you find the contents useful why not drop 
an email, the whole thing must have taken ages to put together! 

http://www.karubik.de/gig/index.html

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6. Diet of bugs: the 30-30-30 plan by Elliot Lee
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Sopwith whips everyone into shape with a new workout plan to crush the bug 
infestation on bugzilla. He reckons if 30 people squash 30 bugs per day for 30 
days we'll crush the millions of bugs in GNOME bugzilla. Whether his maths is 
wrong or whether he'll be the sole hacker left standing bug gun in hand, only 
time will tell! So lend a hand to this worthy cause if you can. 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-devel-list/2001-September/msg00036.html

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7. RFC on GStreamer event system
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Wim Tayman posted an RFC (Request For Comments) on the proposed event system in 
GStreamer. Anyone who'd like to influence the design should shout now. 

http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/1504/25/6701265/

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8. Java-GNOME 0.7.0 released
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Jeffrey Morgan recently announced a new release of the Java bindings of GNOME. 
A little outside the time period for this Summary, but since he tells us that 
you can compile them with the gcj to native code it seemed worth breaking the 
rules. 

http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/7035/2001/9/0/6620219/

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9. MrProject 0.4.0
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Mikael Hallendal of the Project Management application under development. There 
are lots of new enhacments including network diagram, calendering and progress 
tracking components, along with a slew of bug-fixes. The Web site has some nice 
screenshots to tempt you to download and play with it! 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2001-September/msg00027.html
http://mrproject.codefactory.se/

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10. Unofficial Unsupported Ximianized ISO Images
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Chema Celorio emailed to tell us about his new personal project of adding 
Ximian packages to various distribution ISO's. So if you'd like to install a 
new distribution but don't want to have to pay the telephone costs for 
downloading Ximian later then here's another way to do it. Even if you don't 
want the ISO his intro paragraph is worth the read, well it made me smile 
anyway. 

http://uuxii.cofradia.org/

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11. Hacker Activity
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Thanks for Paul Warren for these lists.

Most active modules:
 159 evolution
 91 galeon
 89 gnucash
 85 gnome-utils
 57 SashMo
 54 web-devel-2
 46 gnome-i18n
 34 glib
 32 walk500
 30 gtk+
 27 gnumeric
 25 gnome-control-center
 24 gnome-core
 24 guppi3
 22 gtkhtml
 20 gtkmm-root
 19 gimp
 18 procman
 17 gnome-python
 16 gtranslator
[135 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 78 peticolas (gnucash)
 71 carlos
 70 linas
 56 kabalak
 45 kmaraas
 40 fejj
 39 hadess
 39 darin
 35 stano
 33 jody
 31 jbaayen
 30 ajshankar
 28 pablo
 25 keld
 25 michael
 24 hp
 23 minmax
 23 owen
 22 jcorwin
 22 murrayc
[124 active hackers omitted]


A short Summary this week as Christian and myself have both been packed with 
real life.  Fortunately, GNOME still continues to power away so no doubt there 
will be extra news for us to report next time!  Until then,

Steve
gnome-summary@gnome.org

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