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Tuesday, February 28, 2006
 GNOME Work This Cycle, Done

So to avoid missing the deadline again, I actually rolled out and released vte-0.11.20 and gucharmap-1.5.3 on Saturday, and pango-1.10.4 and pango-1.11.99 on Sunday, and Phil released dasher-3.99.5. Get all from

Pango-1.10.4 is probably the last Pango release in the 1.10 branch. Vte, Gucharmap, and Dasher are just waiting for more translations before turning into final releases for GNOME 2.14, and Pango-1.11.99 is named so "Just In Case." So I'm done with GNOME work for this cycle. Can cross my fingers until the next tarballs-due before rolling some more.

I made a supposedly better, cool, Tango-based icon for Dasher. Looks like this: . It's got a semi-transparent background. My first version had a transparent background, like this: . The old dasher icon was this: . Comments welcome.

That said, gucharmap can use a better icon. Filed here.

I plan to do a separate post on all the cool stuff that went into Pango this cycle. Got to reply to the Werror posts too. Both are will be really long posts I'm afraid...

Well, I loaded Planet Gnome, and my first reaction on seing the icons, before reading your post, was "cool, a new Tetris!" :)

But of course, illustrating something like Dasher for people that do not use it isn't exactly easy.

Oh, and a big, big thanks on the work on Pango! As a CJK user, there is no such thing as too much work on this part of the desktop ^_^
What do you mean "supposedly" better? It is sw33t!
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