Home > Gnome > GNOME 2.21.4 Released GNOME 2.21.4 Released Submitted by Philipp Esselbach 2007-12-23 Gnome 13 Comments 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. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 13 Comments 2007-12-23 8:05 pm elanthis 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… 2007-12-23 8:54 pm tux68 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? 2007-12-23 11:35 pm SlackerJack GIMP has a scanner backend(comes with most distros now though not a “GNOME app”), dont know about fax. 2007-12-24 10:38 am blacklistme 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. 2007-12-26 12:00 am yahya 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) 2007-12-25 11:56 pm yahya 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. 2007-12-24 12:03 am Adurbe what a shame they couldn’t follow up on their last release that fixed all bugs :-p 2007-12-24 6:04 am alcibiades 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. 2007-12-24 7:40 pm enzobelmont 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. 2007-12-25 12:22 am SlackerJack Good for you, people have a choice and use whatever suits them, they are both opensource desktops. 2007-12-25 1:09 am Sabz 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 2007-12-24 9:59 pm Weeman The roadmap lists Ekiga 3. Wanna bet it’ll be delayed yet again? 2007-12-25 6:07 pm enzobelmont but gnome developers ignore us (users) when we came with fresh ideas, they hide behind their infamous HIG. when someone post a bug, it takes a lot of time to get solved.