GNOME Development Release 2.7.1 is Out

The GNOME project just released 2.7.1 of the popular DE. More info and changelogs follow:

GNOME Development Release 2.7.1

Goooooooooooood morning and welcome to the FIRST release of the GNOME 2.7
development series! It's ready for your bug-busting and testing pleasure,
and available for immediate download on and mirrors:

  tar.gz:   179M total
  tar.bz2:  127M total


This release is a snapshot of development code. Although it is buildable and
usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. Like the
Linux kernel, GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development
status. Please check the 2.7 start page for more information:

Build Requirements

  - The tarballs included in the release. :-)

  - Some very basic packages not distributed with this release, such as
    image libraries, popt, and the libraries collection.
    Most of these will be included with or available for your distribution,
    except the 'shared-mime-info' and 'hicolor-theme' modules - if you don't
    install those, your desktop will look ugly, but it will work.

  - Docbook DTD 4.1.2, Docbook XSL stylesheets and a valid system catalogue
    file for scrollkeeper (which in turn is required by many desktop
    components for documentation).

Happy testing!

- The GNOME Release Team

 NEWS: atk-1.7.0

Changes in version 1.7.0
* Add "bounds-changed" signal for AtkComponent. (bug #140476)

* Add new state ATK_STATE_TRUNCATED and new relation 

 NEWS: at-spi-1.5.2

What's new in at-spi-1.5.2: 

* Added Accessibility_LoginHelper interface, and
  LoginHelper GType.  Also added client and server tests
  for this interface.  The purpose is to identify services
  (typically, assistive technologies) which need access to 
  system or device services (keyboard, audio, serial ports,
  posting windows, etc.) during login or re-login/authentication.

* fixed make distcheck.

* Added a check in cspi_object_unref, which should help in detecting
  refcount bugs in clients (Padraig O'Briain).

* New languages:
  Walloon (Pablo Saratxaga)
  Bulgarian (Alexander Shopov)

What's new in at-spi-1.5.1: 

* Allow synthesis of keysyms that aren't in the current X keymap.

 UPDATED: bug-buddy-2.7.0

bug-buddy was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: eel-2.7.1

eel was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: epiphany-1.3.0

epiphany was updated without a NEWS entry.

 NEWS: file-roller-2.7.0

version 2.7.0
* Added read/extract support for ISO files. (bug #142316)
* Split the add dialog into two dialogs, one used to add files and the 
  other one used to add folders.
* Ask the distination folder after pasting a selection, this allows
          the user to create new folders in the archive.
* Added content size and compression ratio in the properties dialog.
* Extract selection without creating the whole path. (bug #140971)

 NEWS: gail-1.6.5

Overview of Changes in GAIL 1.6.5
* Ensure than antecendent menu is unposted when menu item is activated.
(bug #134532)

* Set state ATK_STATE_SENSITIVE for cells in a GtkTreeView.  (bug #142776)

* Emit children-changed signal when tab added to or removed from GtkNotebook.
(bug #128970)

* Updated translations: Simplified Chinese [Funda Wang]

Overview of Changes in GAIL 1.6.4
* Prevent warning message because of referring to non-existent child.
(bug #141494)

* Report labels correctly for GnomeFontPicker (bug #140616)

* Ensure that focus object for widget is not defunct before reporting
focus on it. (bug #141907)

* Set button press as default action for button consisting of a down arrow.
(bug #137401)

 NEWS: GConf-2.7.1



  - Add a --ignore-schema-defaults argument for use with gconftool-2 --dump (Mark)
  - Add API to construct databases from arbitrary stacks of sources (Mark)
  - Allow backends to notify the daemon of changes (Cyrille Moureaux, Mark)
  - Add vtable size mismatch detection (Mark)


  - Fix accidental use of a C99ism (Morten Welinder)
  - Fix random crashes when unsetting keys (Richard Hult)
  - Fix .gconfd/saved_state growing to a huge size (Gustavo Giráldez)

  - Gisela Carbonell (ca)
  - Miloslav Trmac (cs)
  - Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
  - Gareth Owen (en_GB)
  - Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
  - Hizkuntza Politikarako Sailburuordetza (eu)
  - Christophe Merlet (RedFox) (fr)
  - Nirav, Ankit, Ankur, Atit, Bhavin, Kartik, Khushbu, Sweta. (gu)
  - helgi (is)
  - Alessio Frusciante (it)
  - Kjartan Maraas (no)
  - Laurent Dhima (sq)
  - Данило Шеган (sr)
  - Yuri Syrota (uk)
  - Funda Wang (zh_CN)

 NEWS: gconf-editor-2.7.0

2.7.0: "Favola di Venezia"
* Impovements:
- Use GNOME libraries (Shakti Sen)
- Add Help support (Shakti Sen)
- Use GNOME standard about dialog (Bug #88279)
- Make menu icons follow menus_have_icons preference key (Mariano
- Show an alert when the key has no schema (Bug #110745)
- Replace use of item factory with ui manager (James Bowes from the
  GNOME love fame!)
- When removing an item in the list edito, select the next or the previous
  one (Alberto Ruíz, Bug #142994, also a new contributor from the
  GNOME love and live hacking at guadec-es!)

 NEWS: gnome-desktop-2.7.1

Version 2.7.1


* Make the languages list in .desktop editor use GTK_SHADOW_IN (Jorn Baayen)

  Help Docs

* Basque documentation translations (Pablo Saratxaga)


* Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
* Gurban Mühemmet Tewekgeli (tk)


 NEWS: gnome-games-2.7.1

gnome-games 2.7.1

This is the first release of the new development cycle and there is a
*lot* of very new features available for your enjoyment. Being a
development release there will also be a lot of bugs. As always we are
very interested in bug reports and suggestions: send them to:


Gnome-games now has a web-page. You can find it at:


Aside from numerous bug fixes (thanks to Dean Copsey, Paolo Borelli,
William Jon McCann and Iain Holmes) these are the major changes:

 - The cards now scale with the window. (Callum)
 - Two new games: one and two-card spider. (Aaron Schlaegel)
 - Per game help menu item. (Callum)

 - Major rewrite: new AI and drawing code. (Sjoerd Langkemper)

 - Resizeable SVG graphics. (Theo van Klaveren)

 - Backgrounds are now set by drag-and-drop. (Callum)

 - New, harder, AI added. (Bevan Collins)

 - Removed. (Callum)

 - Renamed to Five or More. (Callum)

 - New layout, Ziggurat. (Rexford Newbould)

 - New scores dialog. (Callum)

 - Revised UI. (Trevor Hamm)

 NEWS: gnome-icon-theme-1.3.2

Version 1.3.2

Changes since 1.2.1:

* new smiley icons
* new stock icons
* Bugs Fixed: #142977, #142001, #138612

 UPDATED: gnome-mag-0.11.2

gnome-mag was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: gnome-media-2.7.1

gnome-media was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: gnomemeeting-1.0.1

gnomemeeting was updated without a NEWS entry.

 NEWS: gnome-netstatus-2.7.1

Version 2.7.1

  o Features

* Add support for displaying wireless signal strength (Mark, Calum)
* New colour scheme for the icons (Piero)

  o Fixes

* Fix build on NetBSD (Julio M. Merino Vidal)
* Only display a single error dialog at a time (Paolo Borelli)
* Fix segfault on FreeBSD (Joe Marcus Clarke)
* Make the thing actually flash again (Davyd Madeley)
* Correctly set the window icon on the dialog (Mark)
* Handle plurals correctly in all locales (Christian Rose, Mark)
* Fix build on Solaris (Laca)
* Make the help button show the correct help page (Muktha)
* Make the icon appear in the dialog again (Mark)
* Correctly display sent/received in Gb (Mark)

  o Translators

* Mətin Əmirov (az)
* Miloslav Trmac (cs)
* Dafydd Tomos (cy)
* Alexander Winston (en_CA)
* Gareth Owen (en_GB)
* Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
* Žygimantas Beručka (lt)
* Elros Cyriatan (nl)
* Laurent Dhima (sq)
* Enver ALTIN (tr)
* Yuriy Syrota (uk)


 NEWS: gnome-panel-2.7.1

Version 2.7.1


* Remove "Add to run dialog" from the menu's context menu (Chistian Neumair)
* Allow applets to be removed when locked (Mark, Christian Neumair)
* Fix a rare crasher while menu editing (Chris Lahey)
* Fix some problems with filename quoting (Mark)
* Improve tab completion in the run dialog (Frank Worsley)
* Fix issue with the tooltip on drawers no being updated (Vinay M R, Mark)
* Don't allow drawers to move offscreen (Shakti Sen, Mark)
* Fix issue with launcher save location not being valid with gnome-vfs (Vincent Berger, Mark)
* Try and guess an icon for launches with no explicit icon (Satvik Upadhyaya, Mark)
* Paint the arrow on menu buttons using the GTK+ theme (Mark)

  Screenshot Utility

* Don't make the entire desktop hang when using --delay with a11y (Padraig O'Briain)
* Fix crasher when window icon not found (Mark) 
* Translate the "save to webpage" string in the screenshot utility (Mariano Suárez-Alvarez)

  Clock Applet

* Fix issue with the clock no resizing properly when making the panel bigger (Mark)
* Fix problems with tasks edits affecting the wrong task (Carlos Garnacho Parro)
* Open the tasks URL when double clicking on it (William Jon McCann)
* Fix the handling of all day events and timezones (William Jon McCann)
* Properly reload stuff when evolution-data-server dies (William Jon McCann)
* Use GTK_SHADOW_OUT around the calendar (Jorn Baayen)
* Destroy the calendar if the clock is removed from the panel (Shakti Sen)


* Set a tooltip on the Window Selector applet (Kaushal Kumar)
* Remove the separator from Wanda's fortune dialog (Paolo Borelli)
* Fix the version number in the message (Fernando Herrera)


* Miloslav Trmac (cs)
* Adam Weinberger (en_CA)
* Gareth Owen (en_GB)
* Francisco Javier F. Serrador (es)
* Gil Osher (he)
* Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
* Changwoo Ryu (ko)
* John C Barstow (mi)
* Kjartan Maraas (no)
* Stanislav Visnovsky (sk)
* Funda Wang (zh_CN)


 NEWS: gnome-session-2.7.1

Version 2.7.1


* Reinout van Schouwen (nl)


 NEWS: gnome-themes-2.7.1


- 126829, window menu icons not visible in a11y themes

- Better mimetype coverage for HC and HCI themes.
- Better use of symlinking for HC and HCI themes (=smaller tarball).
- Some CVS surgery.

New/updated translations:
2004-04-15  Andras Timar  
       * hu.po: Updated Hungarian translation.

2004-04-09  Guntupalli Karunakar  
        * gu.po: Added Gujurati translation by
        Gujarati Team .

004-04-03  Samúel Jón Gunnarsson  
       * is.po: Updated Icelandic translation by
       Helgi Þormar Þorbjörnsson  

2004-03-25  Guntupalli Karunakar  
        * pa.po: Added Punjabi translation by
        Jaswinder Singh Phulewala .

2004-03-23  Jordi Mallach  
       * ca.po: Updated Catalan translation.

2004-03-23  Åsmund Skjæveland  
       * nn.po: Added Norwegian Nynorsk translation.

 UPDATED: gnome-utils-2.7.0

gnome-utils was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: gnome-vfs-2.7.1

gnome-vfs was updated without a NEWS entry.

 UPDATED: gnopernicus-0.9.4

gnopernicus was updated without a NEWS entry.

 NEWS: gok-0.11.3

What's new in GOK 0.11.2 and 0.11.3 ?

(This is the first external release in the development
series of GOK targeting the gnome 2.8 release)

in 0.11.3:

* Important bugfix in focus tracking.

in 0.11.2:

Lots of new UI and features...

* Added 5-switch directed scanning access method.

* Fixed DOCK behavior when docking at top of screen (#140882).

* Warn user about likely side-effects when starting GOK in 
  corepointer mode (except for Direct
  Selection access method).

* Changed GOK's dialogs (About, startup message dialogs, etc.) to 
  prevent them from raising above GOK's main window when in DOCK mode.

* Fixed the very broken KEYSTRING word completion input.

* Added a utility ('create_branching_keyboard') for creating
  branching compose keyboards for non-Latin locales and locales which
  normally require 'input methods' for text input.
* Allow user to chooise between prebuild compose keyboard from a
  custom .kbd file. a keyboard created from the XKB keyboard
  description on the X Server (default), an alphabetic keyboard, or a
  keyboard with alphabetic keys listed in order of frequency.  Better
  handling of key shift levels for non-alphabetic keys.

* Added a numberpad keyboard (136482) and put a branch key for it on
  the compose keyboard.

* Added a valuator keyboard, and support UI grab and manipulation of
  sliders and scrollbars (132757, 138751).

* Allow the user to change the sensitivity of the XInput valuators

* Allow the user to select Dock and Fill modes for GOK from the
  "Settings" dialog (118222).

* Allow the user to specify an additional search directory for GOK
  keyboards (109181, 140929)

* by default we put the additional keys on the "XKB" Compose keyboard
  on the leftmost column instead of on a new row, to conserve space.

* Use libglade instead of glade-generated source files.

* Require libbonobo-2 2.5.1

* Better support for tables, including the ability to select rows in
  GNOME tables via GOK.

* Build and packaging fixes.

* Fixes for bugs: 133545, 117568, 138683, 129450, 136065, 136732,
  139495, 140051, 141996, 136877, 141240, more.

* languages: gu (Guntupalli Karunakar)


What's new in GOK 0.10.1 ?

 NEWS: gpdf-2.7.1

Version 2.7.1

* Filters for the file chooser. (Remi)

* Updated recent-files code from egg. (Martin) - #138817

* Remove GNOME from window title. (Martin) - #137167

* Fix thumbnail crashers. (Martin, Remi) - #139211, #139477, #141725

* Dramatically speed up loading of files with many thumbnails. (Remi)
  - #137439

* Fix handling of "named links" bookmarks. (Remi)

* Fix external link launch bug.

* Update Xpdf codebase from 2.02 to 3.00. (Martin, Remi)

* Fix drawImageMask code, handle the invert parameter. (Martin) - #142964

* Translation updates: Zuza Software Foundation (af), Helgi Thormar
  Thorbjornsson (is), Inaki Larranaga (eu), Gujarati Team (gu), Andras
  Timar (hu)m Theppitak Karoonboonyanan (th), Gareth Owen (en_GB),
  Miloslav Trmac (cs), Tino Meinen (nl), Funda Wang (zh_CN), Raphael
  Higino (pt_BR), Kjartan Maraas (no), Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Francisco
  Javier F. Serrador (es), Alexander Winston (en_CA), Ahmad Riza H Nst
  (id), Rostislav Raykov (bg), Laurent Richard (fr), Stanislav
  Visnovsky (sk).

 NEWS: libbonobo-2.6.2

libbonobo 2.6.0

+ featurelets
+ uninstalled pkg-config files (Glynn Foster)
+ configure cleanup (Tomasz Kloczko)

 UPDATED: libbonoboui-2.6.1

libbonoboui was updated without a NEWS entry.

 NEWS: libgail-gnome-1.0.4

What's new in version 1.0.4:

* bugfix for #134832.


 NEWS: libglade-2.4.0

libglade-2.4.0: 17-May-2004
- Stable release.

 NEWS: libgnome-2.7.1

libgnome 2.7.0

What's new since 2.6.1

* Bug fixes:
- Various fixes (Chris Lahey, Christian Persche,
Steve Chaplin, Toshio Kuratomi,
Julio Merino, Kjartan Maraas)

* Features:
- Update to automake 1.7 (James Henstridge)

* Translation:
- Various updated translations (en_CA, hu, nl)

libgnome 2.6.1 "Triclops"

What's new since 2.6.0

* Bug fixes:
- Various fixes (Kjartan Maraas, Colin Walters)

* Translations:
- Added Punjabi translation (Amanpreet Singh Alam)
- Added Gujarati translation (Gujarati Team)
- Various updated translations (az, ar, be, ca, cs, cy, da, de, 
en_CA, en_GB, el, es, et, eu, fi, 
he, hr, id, it, ja, ko, lt, nn, nl, 
no, pl, pt, pt_BR, ro, ru, sk, sr@ije, 
sq, sr, sr@Latn, sv, ta, th, tr, uk, 
zh_CN, wa)

 NEWS: libgnomecanvas-2.7.1

libgnomecanvas 2.7.1

What's new since 2.6.1

* Bug fixes:
- Doc fixes (Matthias Clasen)

* Features:
- Update to automake 1.7 (James Henstridge)

libgnomecanvas 2.6.1 "Grizby"

 NEWS: libgnomeui-2.7.1

libgnomeui 2.7.1

What's new since 2.6.1

* Improvements:
- Update to automake 1.7 (James Henstridge)
- Icon list API additions (Damien Carbery)

* Bug fixes:
- Authentication manager fixes (Fernando Herrera)

- Various fixes (Steve Chaplin, Torsten Schoenfeld, Anders Carlsson,
Leena Gunda, Christian Rose, Fernando Herrera,
         Takao Fujiwara, Damien Carbery, Martin Wehner)

* Translations:
- Added Turkmen translation (Gurban Mühemmet Tewekgeli)
- Various updated translations (bg, no, es, zh_CN, sk, sq, cs, 
en_CA, en_GB, ko)

 NEWS: nautilus-2.7.1

This is nautilus 2.7.1, the file manager for the Gnome 2 desktop.

Major changes since 2.6.2 are:
* Desktop file editior property page
* Display server name in window title for remote URIs
* Add setting to not show volumes on desktop
* Prevents read-only emblem from being shown on desktop icons
  when user is in root group
* Fix dnd start coordinates when zoomed
* Start apps in the directory they are launched from
* Add close all windows to spatial window menu  

Major changes since 2.6.1 are:
* Accessibility/keynav/theming fixes
* Leak fixes
* .desktop file updates
* Fixed help buttons in the preferences dialog 
* Portability fix
* Use initial click position to anchor icon dnd
* Crash fix in the file properties dialog
* Don't overlap the close icon and text label when the sidepane
  is very small.

 NEWS: startup-notification-0.6


  - Fix some fairly serious memory leaks (Tommi Leino)
  - Cygwin build fix (Masahiro Sakai)


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