Date: Thu, 24 Sep 1998 12:38:09 -0500 From: Miguel de Icaza <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Subject: Bouncing Bonobo release of the GNOME libraries. ANNOUNCING The Bouncing Bonobo release of the GNOME libraries The GNOME team has just released version 0.30 of the GNOME libraries (the Bouncing Bonobo release). With this release lots of stability problems have been fixed and it is the first release to include CORBA support on the core. The GNOME libraries are required to build the other GNOME desktop components (released independently of this library). The other GNOME desktop components for Bouncing Bonobo are going to be announced independently. New features: In this release the most important changes are: - The GNOME metadata library implementation by Tom Tromey. This lets application programmers stick and query arbitrary information to a file. Work is in progress to define a set of standard tags for files and the next major release of the file manager will be using this library to perform various tasks. - New GNORBA library by Elliot Lee: This library provides ORBit main loop integration for GNOME applications, CORBA authentication services and service activation. This library is used by the applications in GNOME that use ORBit. - The GNOME app Helper routines have been improved, cleaned and revamped: You can now create un-attached toolbars and menu bars, and create popup menus with an easy to use API as well. All of thse support keyboard navigation, underlined shortcuts and hotkeys. Thanks to Owen Taylor and Federico Mena for all of the work to provide this to GNOME users. - New Color Picker widget: an improved version of the color selector is now available. The old interface (GnomeColorSelector) is obsolete and will be removed in the next release. - Many improvements to the GNOME Canvas widget. - Better documentation: More effort has been put in documenting the existing GNOME API. Look in the devel-docs directory for developer information. - Many bug fixes, speed ups and stability fixes to various modules: GnomeMDI, GnomeCanvas, GnomeStock, GtkCauldron, GnomeRemote, GtkSocket, GnomeDentryEditor, Zvt Terminal emulator widget. - Configurable: MDI, GnomePropertyBoxes. Getting it: You can get the code from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources Or from the Anonymous CVS, use the tag GNOME_0_30 to fetch this version. RPM packages for Red Hat based systems are available at: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/redhat/latest There are no Debian packages at the time of this release, but they should appear as soon as the Debian maintainers catch up with the release. Requirements: This version of the GNOME libraries requires Glib 1.1.3 and Gtk 1.1.2 (recently released) and they are available here: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/v1.1/ ftp://ftp.gtk.org/v1.1/gtk+-1.1.2.tar.gz ftp://ftp.gtk.org/v1.1/glib-1.1.3.tar.gz The metadata implementation expects you to have a copy of Berkley DB installed in your system. Both version 1.85 and version 2.0 will work. This library is common with most BSD and Linux systems. You can fetch your copy of Berkley db 2.0 from: http://www.sleepycat.com. You will also need Imlib 1.7, you can get it from here: ftp://ftp.labs.redhat.com/pub/imlib/TAR/imlib-1.7.tar.gz The ORBit 0.3 CORBA 2.2 implementation from: ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/ORBit/ORBit-0.3.0.tar.gz Special thanks to the Red Hat Advanced Development team for engineering the release of Bouncing Bonobo. The GNOME team. -- To unsubscribe: mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "unsubscribe" as the Subject.