Category: gnome

Using Anjuta in Ubuntu 8.04 to develop a GNOME C++ application (gtkmm)

You can install Anjuta 2.4.1 from the Synaptic package manager. You also need to install a few development packages. I do not know if there is a nice meta-package such as build-essential (used to install compilers et al), so I’ll just ask you to install the packages by hand. A more elegant way would be …

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Timezones, clock applet and marketing dangers

It is great to receive feedback from users that try out the development versions of distributions (such as Ubuntu and Fedora). Usually, these are small bugs that can easily get fixed. However, there is this bug that looks potent to lead to political dissatisfaction and bad publicity to GNOME. The clock applet (gnome-panel) now shows …

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How to easily modify a program in Ubuntu (updated)?

Some time ago we talked about how to modify easily a program in Ubuntu. We gave as an example the modification of gucharmap; we got the deb source package, made the change, compiled, created new .deb files and installed them. We go the same (well, similar) route here, by modifying the gtk+ library (!!!). The …

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Testing the updated IM support in GTK+

In Improving input method support in GTK+-based apps, we talked about some work to update the list of compose sequences that GTK+ knows to the latest version that comes from Xorg. From 691 compose sequences, we now support over 5000. The patch has landed in GTK+ (trunk), and here are instructions for testing. If you …

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Designing a command-line translation tool for GNOME

One messy task with GNOME translations is the whole workflow of getting the PO files, translating/updating/fixing them, and then uploading them back. One would need to use command line, and several different commands to accomplish this. KDE and KBabel has a nice feature that allows you to easily grab all translation files, work on them, …

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FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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