Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 16:49 UTC, submitted by Philipp Esselbach
Gnome The GNOME 2.21.4 Development Release is now available: This is the third release of the GNOME 2.21.x series, heading towards the stable GNOME 2.22.x release.
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by elanthis on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 20:05 UTC
elanthis
Member since:
2007-02-17

Instead of linking to some stupid link-saturated, uninformative news site (one that says nothing your article itself doesn't say), why not link to the actual release announcement, which includes links to release notes?

http://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-announce-list/2007-December/ms...

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Gnome scanning and faxing
by tux68 on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 20:54 UTC
tux68
Member since:
2006-10-24

Under KDE there are several options each for managing faxing and scanning operations. Does Gnome offer any built-in support for either faxing or scanning? If not, anyone have recommended apps that work well under Gnome?

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RE: Gnome scanning and faxing
by SlackerJack on Sun 23rd Dec 2007 23:35 UTC in reply to "Gnome scanning and faxing"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

GIMP has a scanner backend(comes with most distros now though not a "GNOME app"), dont know about fax.

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RE: Gnome scanning and faxing
by blacklistme on Mon 24th Dec 2007 10:38 UTC in reply to "Gnome scanning and faxing"
blacklistme Member since:
2007-07-16

GNOME is working on http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScan to get an integrated infrastructure, but things like gscan2pdf and gimp are working. Also gfax has been arround for a long time, but haven't checked it for a while.

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RE[2]: Gnome scanning and faxing
by yahya on Wed 26th Dec 2007 00:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Gnome scanning and faxing"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

gscan2pdf is especially nice because it integrates google's tesseract ocr programme (also available in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories). tesseract is free software and together with gscan2pdf for the first time allows for relatively well working text recognition from scanned pages. (the only other free OCR programme, gocr being essentially useless)

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RE: Gnome scanning and faxing
by yahya on Tue 25th Dec 2007 23:56 UTC in reply to "Gnome scanning and faxing"
yahya Member since:
2007-03-29

gfax is maintained at http://gfax.cowlug.org It is a Gtk# programme using either efax or hylafax as backends. Its functionality is rather basic. Unfortunately, the functionality allowing you to send a fax by choosing the gfax "printer" from the print dialogue of any GNOME based app is currently unavailable, since the code hasn't been adapted yet to the latest changes in the GNOME printing architecture. IIRC, George Farris, the maintainer of gfax intended to implement a GNOME independent solution by plugging straight into CUPS, thus sidelining the GNOME print architecure. If he succeeds with this plan, gfax would become available from the printing dialogue of any application, not only GNOME based ones.

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this release has bug in
by Adurbe on Mon 24th Dec 2007 00:03 UTC
Adurbe
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2005-07-06

what a shame they couldn't follow up on their last release that fixed all bugs :-p

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Really like gnome, but....
by alcibiades on Mon 24th Dec 2007 06:04 UTC
alcibiades
Member since:
2005-10-12

Really like gnome, but...

The latest bug, nautilus, you right click for properties and the damned thing crashes, its just ridiculous that it can ever have gone out the door with this.

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miles far behind kde4
by enzobelmont on Mon 24th Dec 2007 19:40 UTC
enzobelmont
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2006-11-08

i'm waiting for kde4 release, it has a lot of bugs, but is progressing in big leaps; can we say that about gnome??? i dont think so.

it's a shame.

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RE: miles far behind kde4
by SlackerJack on Tue 25th Dec 2007 00:22 UTC in reply to "miles far behind kde4"
SlackerJack Member since:
2005-11-12

Good for you, people have a choice and use whatever suits them, they are both opensource desktops.

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RE: miles far behind kde4
by Sabz on Tue 25th Dec 2007 01:09 UTC in reply to "miles far behind kde4"
Sabz Member since:
2005-07-07

i'm waiting for kde4 release, it has a lot of bugs, but is progressing in big leaps; can we say that about gnome??? i dont think so.


whats More stable, Gnome or KDE4? KDE4 wont be stable till it hits release 4.2 more than likely

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Honk! Honk!
by Weeman on Mon 24th Dec 2007 21:59 UTC
Weeman
Member since:
2006-03-20

The roadmap lists Ekiga 3. Wanna bet it'll be delayed yet again?

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v i do not want to srtart a flamewar
by enzobelmont on Tue 25th Dec 2007 18:07 UTC