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27 Sep 2005 (updated 27 Sep 2005 at 10:07 UTC) »

New cool stuff, the Ubuntu desktop team has been announced, thanks to Daniel for pushing on that and writting the announcement.

As described by the mail, some of the goals of the team:

* we will triage and fix bugs on both http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com and http://launchpad.net/malone/

* we will list new shiny desktop stuff we should have (no promise we'll get any of them in for Breezy)

* stress-test our favourite desktop environment

* discuss and fix issues and bring some good hackers in, knowing how different parts of the desktop work and able to reply to some specific questions

* create a technical place/list with people having good knowledge about specific desktop parts

Feel free to join #ubuntu-desktop (freenode) if you have any question, are interested to do some work, want to chat about the cool stuff coming, ...

A new cairo has been uploaded to Debian this week which means than the new GTK 2.7/pango 1.9 can be built now. I've uploaded packages of the current version to Debian experimental.

Note than firefox has some issues because gecko assumes than gtk uses pangoxft which is not true with cairo, you can workaround it by editing /usr/bin/firefox and not exporting MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO.

(you can use "deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~seb128/gtk ./" for Ubuntu packages)

Following GNOME 2.10.2, the new unstable version of GNOME (2.11.4) is here with a bunch of new and cool features:

* sound-juicer is a player too now

* gnome-vfs2' hal code has been updated, now it's possible to configure the kind of volume to put on your desktop with nautilus

* libwnck implements the "urgent" flag now, useful for gaim by example which can use it when a message arrive

* gnome-control-center ships a new "about-me" capplet

* nautilus uses the GTK bookmarks now (for both spatial and browser mode), which makes its place menu coherent with the panel. The list mode has been changed to a tree. The font issue with some zoom level has been fixed. It has also a new bookmarks' sidebar similar to the GTK fileselector side panel.

* a lot of other changes, bug fixes, translations updates, ...

5 Jul 2005 (updated 5 Jul 2005 at 10:18 UTC) »

Some news on the Debian/GNOME packaging:

* GNOME packages have been to updated 2.10.2, a lot of bug fixes and translation updates (don't blame jordim who is lagging to update his package, he said yesterday he's going to update them).

* Thanks to lool, Debian has a pkg-gstreamer alioth project now. Loïc is doing a rocking work on that, and now Debian has updated gstreamer0.8/gst-plugins0.8 packages. If you have some interest to work on the project, feel free to ping him or to join #gnome-debian@gimpnet to speak about that.

22 Jun 2005 (updated 22 Jun 2005 at 13:26 UTC) »

There is some discussions upstream about GTK 2.8 for GNOME 2.12, due to the fact than the new version (based on cairo) didn't get a lot of user testing for the moment. Tarballs of glib/gtk/pango have been rolled, so let's play with them and send some feedback upstream :)

I've uploaded a glib2.0 2.7.0 package to Ubuntu/Debian (experimental) and put i386 gtk 2.7.0/pango 1.9.0 packages for Ubuntu on this page (you can also use "deb http://people.ubuntu.com/~seb128/gtk ./" for your sources.list).

Some notes about the new version:

- better to use cairo 0.5.1 because of this issue

- it "breaks" firefox because gecko assumes than gtk uses pangoxft which is not true with cairo, you can workaround it by editing /usr/bin/firefox and not exporting MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO

- I'll upload the new pango/gtk to Debian (experimental) after the cairo package update than should happen soon

23 Dec 2004 (updated 23 Dec 2004 at 13:29 UTC) »

While working in the streets of Barcelona some days ago we found a funny cat and had some fun thinking about a known funny face ... what do you think ? :)

Jeff Cat

(no way to add an img directly on advogato ?)

New problem with nautilus/gnome in unstable, the new planner package overwrites the mime base and so breaks mime handling for GnomeVFS ...

Josselin Mouette bug has reported the problem.

To regenerate the mime base (and fix the issue) just run this:

$ update-mime-database /usr/share/mime

27 May 2004 (updated 27 May 2004 at 14:06 UTC) »
gnome-settings-deamon's crash

Ok, the xlibs' bug that makes gnome-settings-daemon crashing has been found.

The fix is here

Gnome 2.6 upload in unstable was going (too?) well. We have upload almost all the desktop today ... and xlibs update has broken it (gnome-settings-daemon just crash now), what a good timing :(

Reverting to xlibs dfsg.1-1 solve the issue, so it's a good workaround for the moment. I've put the .deb here so if gnome-settings-daemon crashs, just take this file and install it ...

Yeah, finally Gnome2.6 is ready for unstable !

First step in the unstable uploads: gtk+2.4. We have uploaded it with atk/glib/pango and the gtk2-engines* today.

Don't worry if you don't see big graphical changes, no new fileselector, etc ... the applications using the new widgets have not been uploaded in unstable yet but should come soon.

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