May 22, 2002

GNOME summary for 2002-05-05 - 2002-05-18

This is the GNOME Summary for 2002-05-05 - 2002-05-18.
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Table of Contents
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1. GNOME 2 beta 5 released
2. First Galeon2 release getting closer
3. Telsa gives you the inside information of GUADEC 3
4. www.gnomedesktop.com
5. Freedesktop.org picking up steam
6. GNOME Office continues integration effort
7. Abiword picking up new fans
8. GNOME 2 in Hindi
9. New nautilus page
10. Translated GNOME summaries
11. Hacker Activity
12. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
13. New and Updated Software

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1. GNOME 2 beta 5 released
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The GNOME community proudly announced yet another
GNOME 2 beta release
this week. Critical and not so critical bugs continue
getting slayed at
high speed. Check below for Release Notes and download
location. Also
for people wanting to test out GNOME 2 remember that
both Garnome easy
to use buildsystem and the Ximian GNOME 2 Snapshot
RPMS for Red Hat are
good alternatives. 

        
http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/pre-gnome2/releases/gnome-2.0-desktop-beta5/READM
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http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/pre-gnome2/releases/gnome-2.0-desktop-beta5/
        http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/garnome/

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2. First Galeon2 release getting closer
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Rumours say that Marco is planning to make the first
beta release of
Galeon2 soon. Galeon2 is using the GNOME2 plattform
and Mozilla using
GTK+ 2. While there still are some bugs that needs to
be worked out more
and more of the users and developers are now able to
compile and run the
new version. A little sneak preview provided below
with anti-aliasing
and everything :). 

        
http://www.planetasur.com/hattrick/Screenshot.png

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3. Telsa gives you the inside information of GUADEC 3
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Telsa Gwynne has made a website with her impressions
and innsights from
GUADEC 3. The page includes some nice summaries of the
talks Telsa
attented there. So if you missed this years GUADEC
this is your chance
to get up to date again. 

        
http://www.linux.org.uk/~telsa/Trips/guadeciii.html

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4. www.gnomedesktop.com
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We might have mentioned this in a previous issue, but
some things just
deserves to be brought back into the limelight from
time to time. The
story is that if you want more GNOME related news than
we are able to
bring you through the summaries or Gnotices there is a
very nice site
dedicated to GNOME news called gnomedesktop.com. Be
sure to check it
out. 

        http://www.gnomedesktop.com

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5. Freedesktop.org picking up steam
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GNOME and KDE cooperation has for a long time being
something many
people have talked about, but few has done anything
about. Well seems
like some people got fed up with that and starting
doing something and
there are now several issues being worked on under the
freedesktop.org
banner. Havoc Pennington is working to push the new
.desktop and menu
setup system forward as illustrated in this mail. 

        
http://lists.gnome.org/archives/desktop-devel-list/2002-May/msg00271.htmlJens
Finke has been working on a thumbnail Managing
standard which is now
starting to get implemented, Gimp being one of the
first projects out. 
        
https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/xdg-list/2002-April/000296.html

Owen Taylor posted the XEmbed draft to the list as
shown in link below. 
       
https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/xdg-list/2002-April/000356.html
        
https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/xdg-list/2002-April/000378.html

Alex Larsson is pushing an Icon theme standard forward
as seen in the
mail below 
        
https://listman.redhat.com/pipermail/xdg-list/2002-April/000389.htmlThomas
Leonard is working on a standard for a Shared
MIME-info Database. 

        http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/~tal00r/info.html

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6. GNOME Office continues integration effort
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The GNOME Office suite hackers is continuing their
integration work. The
latest effort now is Abiword and GtkMathView
integration in order to
give Abiword the ability to render MathML. This comes
in addition to the
earlier mentioned efforts which have given you Abiword
in Evolution,
Abiword in Gnumeric and Gnumeric in Nautilus as shown
in the screenshots
below. 

       
http://www.abisource.com/mailinglists/abiword-dev/02/May/0369.html
http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au/~msevior/abiword/evolution-abi2.png
http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au/~msevior/abiword/abi-in-gnumeric.png
http://www.gnome.org/~michael/nautilus-gnumeric.png

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7. Abiword picking up new fans
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Abiword got some good press this week with MSNBC doing
a positive
review. Who know maybe Microsoft will soon start using
Abiword
internally :). For those of us who like to follow
Abiword development
more closely another issue of the Abiword Weekly News
is out, links
below. 

        
http://www.msnbc.com/news/751496.asp?0si=-&cp1=1
        
http://www.abisource.org/information/news/2002/awn92.phtml

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8. GNOME 2 in Hindi
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The improved support for non-western languages is one
of the most
important additions to the GNOME 2 plattform. This
addtion is now
becoming more tangible with translators working hard.
This week we bring
you some screenshots of the nice looking Hindi
translation of GNOME. 

        http://indlinux.sourceforge.net/hindi/gnome/
        
http://indlinux.sourceforge.net/hindi/gnome/mainmenu1.jpg

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9. New nautilus page
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The Nautilus file manager has been getting a lot of
attention from the
hackers in preparation for GNOME 2. Everyone who has
tried Nautilus for
GNOME 2 is impressed with the improved speed of this
incarnation. Yet
Nautilus have been missing a central page where people
can go for
information. To help with that I have put up a page
linking to the most
important Nautilus resources and also writen a
tutorial for creating
Nautilus themes. 

        http://www.gnome.org/projects/nautilus

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10. Translated GNOME summaries
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This week another translation joins the GNOME
Summaries family,
Portuguese. Brazilian Portuguese to be exact. So we
now have French,
Spanish, Hungarian, Korean and Portuguese - all the
links below. 

        http://www.gynov.org/news/index.php4
        http://es.gnome.org/actualidad/
        
http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/gnome/summary/
        http://developer.gnome.or.kr/news/
        http://debian-br.cipsga.org.br/resumo-gnome/

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

Most active modules:
 71 gtk+
 65 gnome-control-center
 56 evolution
 54 galeon
 52 gimp
 51 gnucash
 48 ORBit2
 45 gnome-applets
 43 dia
 38 gdm2
 37 gnome-panel
 36 gok
 34 gnomemeeting
 33 pan
 32 nautilus
 31 libgnomeprintui
 30 gnumeric
 29 libgda
 26 balsa
 25 glib
[149 active modules omitted]

Most active hackers:
 77 kmaraas
 63 owen
 54 pablo
 41 murrayc
 38 hp
 38 jirka
 37 dtb
 37 stano
 36 jberkman
 36 fejj
 34 rodrigo
 32 neo
 31 michael
 27 chyla
 27 warlord (gnucash)
 26 andersca
 25 gman
 25 timj
 25 menthos
 23 olau
[157 active hackers omitted]


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12. Gnome Bug Hunting Activity
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This information is from http://bugzilla.gnome.org,
which hosts bug and
feature reports for most of the Gnome modules. If you
would like to join
the bug hunt, subscribe to the gnome-bugsquad mailing
list.

Currently open: 6805 (In the last week: New: 754,
Resolved: 888,
Difference: 
-134)

Modules with the most open bugs (excluding enhancement
requests): 

  nautilus: 859 (In the last week: New: 57, Resolved:
167, Difference:
-110)
  gtk+: 516 (In the last week: New: 44, Resolved: 52,
Difference: -8)
  gnome-core: 290 (In the last week: New: 63,
Resolved: 34, Difference:
+29)
  gnome-vfs: 260 (In the last week: New: 9, Resolved:
10, Difference:
-1)
  galeon: 238 (In the last week: New: 101, Resolved:
86, Difference:
+15)
  GIMP: 196 (In the last week: New: 26, Resolved: 23,
Difference: +3)
  control-center: 187 (In the last week: New: 36,
Resolved: 65,
Difference: -29)
  gnome-applets: 170 (In the last week: New: 26,
Resolved: 36,
Difference: -10)
  sawfish: 168 (In the last week: New: 16, Resolved:
10, Difference: +6)
  gnome-panel: 149 (In the last week: New: 54,
Resolved: 53, Difference:
+1)
  gnome-pilot: 144 (In the last week: New: 22,
Resolved: 0, Difference:
+22)
  balsa: 128 (In the last week: New: 15, Resolved: 6,
Difference: +9)
  medusa: 127 (In the last week: New: 1, Resolved: 0,
Difference: +1)
  gnome-utils: 84 (In the last week: New: 10,
Resolved: 10, Difference:
0)
  Gnumeric: 78 (In the last week: New: 12, Resolved:
14, Difference: -2)
  
Gnome Bugzilla users who resolved or closed the most
bugs: 
  
  louie@ximian.com: 148 bugs closed.
  yaneti@declera.com: 81 bugs closed.
  Uraeus@linuxrising.org: 63 bugs closed.
  otaylor@redhat.com: 60 bugs closed.
  bordoley@msu.edu: 56 bugs closed.
  tester@videotron.ca: 47 bugs closed.
  hp@redhat.com: 39 bugs closed.
  dsandras@seconix.com: 34 bugs closed.
  michael@ximian.com: 29 bugs closed.
  kmaraas@gnome.org: 27 bugs closed.
  kfv101@psu.edu: 26 bugs closed.
  jacob@ximian.com: 20 bugs closed.
  charles@rebelbase.com: 20 bugs closed.
  jody@gnome.org: 19 bugs closed.
  shane.oconnor@ireland.sun.com: 19 bugs closed.
  
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13. New and Updated Software
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oggdoctor  - ogg/vorbis toolbox
gtkgrepmail  - Support for both local mailboxes and
remote
File Roller  - File Roller is an archive manager.
gThumb  - Image viewer and browser.
Atomix  - A mind game about atoms and molecules.
rubrica  - address book, pim
gnochive  - front-end for all common archivers
Balsa  - Gnome Mail Client
gmyclient  - access your mysql
Glitter Binary Newsreader  - Newsgroup binary grabber
GTablature  - Tablature editor in Python
bond  - Rapid application development
Greenwich  - Whois client for GNOME
GNOME Terminal  - terminal console app
gtkmm2  - GTK+ C++ binding
gcompris  - education games canvas kids children
gedit  - Lightweight UTF-8 text editor
Gnotide  - Tidal analysis software.
Cream (for Vim)  - Usability project for GUI Vim
Gnome Chemistry Utils  - chemical widgets for gnome-2
GtkDatabox  - Fast display of numerical data
Elysium Download  - Download Manager for GNOME
GtkDatabox  - Fast display of numerical data
Abiword  - Word Processor
gael  - Electronic Design Automation
xmms-applet  - tiny xmms applet
gramps  - GNOME based genealogy program
oggdoctor  - ogg/vorbis toolbox
Gnome Predict  - Real time satellite tracking program.
power-applet  - APM/ACPI battery applet
Enlightened Sound Daemon  - sound server
MrProject  - Project management application
Yelp  - Help browser for GNOME 2.0

For more information on these packages visit the GNOME
Software map: 
http://www.gnome.org/softwaremap/latest.php

Another two weeks with the GNOME 2 steam engine
rolling forward. Lots of
porting, polishing and bugfixing action going on. The
GNOME hackers
still need your help with identifying bugs, remember a
bug that isn't in
bugzilla don't exist :) 

Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller 
gnome-summary@gnome.org 

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