ANNOUNCE: GNOME Desktop & Developer platform 2.4.2 - "

On behalf of the GNOME foundation, the release team and all the various
maintainers, documenters, translators and bughunters I have the honor of
announcing a new point release from the stable series of 2.4.x releases
of the GNOME Desktop and developer platform. 

The release is available here:

Please report any bugs in - or if you want to
live on the bleeding edge try out one of our 2.5.x development releases.

New and improved in this release:

ORBit2 (2.8.0 -> 2.8.3)

* Fix - "linc 
  should not crash if revents field has been reset between check
  and dispatch" (Padraig O'Briain)

* Allow shutdown of GIOP from any thread (Michael Meeks)

* Improved spec conformance (Olivier Andrieu)

* Fix leaks and inifinite recusion (Alex Larsson)

* Improved locking and refcounting in some areas (Michael Meeks)

* Improved entropy in the random number generator (George Lebl)

* Fix - 
  "bonobo-activation-server uses excessive resources after
  app exit" (Padraig O'Briain)

* Code cleanup (Michael Meeks)

* build fixes (Kjartan Maraas)

* improved tests (Michael Meeks)

audiofile (0.2.3 -> 0.2.5)

* Fixed bugs related to processing 24-bit audio data.

* Made AIFF/AIFF-C parsing more robust.

* Fixed problems building on Mac OS X.

* Added support for large files.  This option is disabled by default; to
  enable large file support, run configure with the flag

* Improved support for markers in WAVE files.

* Added support for miscellaneous data in WAVE files.

Bug-Buddy (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* Preserve bug description
* Fix an ugly crash
* Translations:

- Nikos Charonitakis  (Greek)
- Guntupalli Karunakar  (Hindi)

Epiphany (1.0.5 -> 1.0.7)

* Fix a compiler warning introduced in 1.0.6 (Christian)
* Monitor /system/http_proxy too (Christian)
* Fix recovery from corrupted session, bookmarks and
  history files (Christian)
* Fix some mem leaks (JF Rameau)
* Don't remember last action from location entry,
  fixes short hostname urls (Marco, Christian)
* Fix crash when printing from js (Christian)
* Delete host entries from history db when there are no more
  pages from that host in the history (Marco, Christian)
* Fix crash of nautilus view after using the find dialogue (Christian)
* Fix toolbar drag handle drag data (Christian)
* Fix a crasher when deleting a bookmark (Marco, Christian)
* Fix epiphany freezing when editing a bookmark while loading the page
  it points to (Marco, Christian)
* Fix crash when calling epiphany from thunderbird (Marco, Christian)
* Don't close all epiphany window when exiting the last nautilus view
* Fix crash when printing a frame from javascript (Christian)
* Fix window position restoring (Dave Jones)
* Fix documentation OMF file (ported from HEAD) (Christian,
  Piers Cornwell)
* Fix a mem leak (Christian)
* Fix a crash in the bookmarks editor (Marco)
* Fix session resume (Marco)
* Fix RDF export to encode entities (Christian)
* Fix session saving to encode entities (Christian)
* Fix recovery from corrupted toolbar layout file (Christian)


* Danilo Segan (sr)
* Priit Laes (et)
* Alessio Frusciante (it)
* Changwoo Ryu (ko)
* Орчуулагчдын тухай (mn)

File Roller ( -> 2.4.4)

* Fixed bug #131560: zip files gets an empty password by default.
* Fixed bug #127073 (Deleting all files from an archive does not work)
* Fixed bug #129794 (file-roller crashes upon LZH file opening)
* Updated eggtreemultidnd from libegg.
* Do not use the ephy-ellipsizing-label widget any more.
* Emit the DONE signal if no command is present.
* Do not compile with the DISABLE_DEPRECATED macro defined.
* Handle filenames with ambiguous chars (like []*) in zip archives.
* Handle correctly password with spaces in zip archives.


* Greek (Nikos Charonitakis)

GDM ( ->

* Fix build problem caused by intltool (fixes #130234)
* Fixes xdmcp session counting (fixes #126465)
* The programs that want to talk to gdm check ownership of
  /tmp/.gdm_socket for added paranoia
* Fix assert failure when starting Xnest (fixes #127780)
* Time for the fail delay is in microseconds (Leena Gunda,
  fixes #128507)
* Translation updates (Zygimantas Berucka, Maxim Dziumanenko,
  Dmitry G. Mastrukov, Russian team, Andras Timar, Sanlig Badral,
  Paul Duffy, David O'Callaghan, Jordi Mallach, Jordi Mas,
  Guntupalli Karunakar, Andras Timar)

GGV ( -> 2.4.1)

* Fix memory corruption issues (Jaka)
* Minor fixes for PostScript (Jaka)
* Improve showing help in full-screen mode (Jaka)
* Range selection with shift pressed (Jaka)
* Updated docs (Breda)
* Build fixes (Alexander Winston)

gnome-applets (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* Help updates (Irene Ryan Breda McColgan)
AccessX applet
* Fix memory management and pixbuf handling
  (Jody and Bill)
* Leak fixes (Kjartan Maraas)
* Distribute the soundlist file (Stanislav Brabec)
* Major improvements in cpu usage with ACPI (David Moore)
* Fix event handling after above patch (Brian Perkins)
* Clean up and fix leaks (Kjartan)
* Dist file for NetBSD (Kevin)
* Remove unneeded include that broke build on
  some platforms (Kjartan)

* Fix a whole bunch of locations and add some new ones
* Fix warning on help invocation (Muktha Naranya)
* Remove duplicate definitions causing build time warnings
* Remove compiler warning (George)
* Leak fixes (Kjartan)
* Leak fixes (Kjartan)
* Fix memory reporting (Kevin)
* Fix help in context menu and preferences
  (Muktha Naraya)
* Fix leaks (Kjartan)
* Abel Cheung (zh_TW)
* Ales Nyakhaychyk (be)
* Andras Timar (hu)
* Christian Neumair (de)
* Gustavo Noronha Silva (pt_BR)
* Jordi Mallach (ca)
* Miloslav Trmac (cs)
* Mətin Əmirov (az)
* Ole Laursen (da)
* Stanislav Visnovsky (sk)
* Takeshi AIHANA (ja)
* Tino Meinen (nl)
* Žygimantas Beručka (lt)

gnome-games (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* The bugs where both blackjack and gnome-stones crashed on start-up
have now been fixed. There have also been translation updates.

gnome-mime-data (2.4.0 -> 2.4.1)

* Translation updates

gnome-panel (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)


* Fix various bugs with autohide with no animations (Vincent)
* Use the monitor size and not the screen size to position the 
  panel (linchua)
* Fix bug in menu positioning when the panel is hidden (Arvind)
* Snap to 0/100% opacity with a 2% tolerance (Vincent)
* Set the accessible name on drawers (Padraig)
* Don't allow the panel to unhide when the properties dialog is
  open (Arvind)
* Don't unhide the panel if we quickly move the pointer in and
  out (Arvind)
* Don't unhide hidden drawers when unhiding the parent panel (Mark)
* Fix crashing when gdk_property_get_fails (Vincent)
* Link to help for action buttons (Vincent)
* Don't allow vertically centered horizontal panels and vice 
  versa (Vincent)
* Make "Force Quit" confirmation dialog cancel on escape
  (Vijaykumar Patwari)
* Don't crash when using the shape extension on an offscreen window
* Fix crasher with ORBit 2.9.4 (Mark)
* Fix weird issue caused by not removing the dir from the
  GConfClient cache (Vijaykumar Patwari)
* Fix a memory leak (Kjartan)
* Accessible name/description for various applets (Vincent)
* Fix up the help link for various applets (Vincent)
* Destroy about dialogs when applets are deleted (Archana Shah)

* Ukrainian translation of the help docs (Maxim Dziumanenko)
* Man pages updates (Vincent)
* Help documentation updates (Breda McColgan)

gnome-session (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

Session Manager

* Fix lock-up on log out with glib 2.3.1 (Mark)


* Dafydd Harries (cy)
* Maxim Dzumanenko (uk)
* Miloslav Trmac (cs)
* Sanlig Badral (mn)

gnome-terminal (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* Updated manual.
* Fix a few minor memory leaks.
* Translation updates.

gnome-vfs (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

Bugs fixed
* Guess mime type by looking at the extension when a zip file
  is found
* ncpfs file systems should work again (radu)
* stop complaining about empty PROPFIND responses (Jan Kratochvil)
* Several memory leaks

* lt (Tomas Kuliavas)

gpdf (0.111 -> 0.112)

* Set a window icon. - #130612
* Fix links when using glib. >= 2.3.1.
* Fix desktop file for DnD. (Shakti) - #126160
* a11y fixes. (Padraig O'Briain) - #126516
* Fix for files with % in their name. - #128171
* Translation updates: Francesco Marletta (it), Pramod (kn), Evandro
  Fernandes Giovanini (pt_BR), Miloslav Trmac (cs), Dulmandakh
  Sukhbaatar (mn), Guntupalli Karunakar (hi), David O'Callaghan (ga),
  Takeshi AIHANA (ja), Christophe Merlet (fr), Abel Cheung (zh_TW),
  Tomas Kuliavas (lt), Ahmad Riza H Nst (id), Francisco Javier
  F. Serrador (es)

intltool (0.27.2 -> 0.30)

* added missing [] quotation macro name defined in AC_DEFUN()
  (Tomasz Kloczko)
* Handle embedded newlines thereby avoiding the silent corruption of
  files. (Morten Welinder)
* Now intltool-merge does not compress whitespace in attributes
  and CDATA. (Brian Cameron)
* Now intltool-merge supports dashes in attribute names, and  supports
  attributes delimited by single quotes. (Brian Cameron)
* Misc small fixes (Kenneth Chr., Danilo Segan)
* Removed OrigTree in favor of more simply setting handlers directly
  in intltool-merge (Brian Cameron)
* Work correctly with AC_CONFIG_AUX_DIR (Thomas Vander Stichele,
  Chee Bin HOH and Kees Cook)
* Make intltoolize return a correct exit status (Thomas Vander Stichele)
* Fix usage of a bash-ism (Morten Welinder, Jonathan Blandford)
* Translate GenericName in .desktop files (Kenneth Rohde Christiansen)
* Framework to allow each format have inline comments (Denis Barbier)
* Add $XGETTEXT_ARGS to allow passing extra args to xgettext
  (Danilo Segan)
* Added support for .kbd files (Kenneth Rohde Christiansen)
* Add $XGETTEXT_KEYWORDS to allow the use of other keywords
  (Danilo Segan)
* Misc bug fixes (Noah Levitt, Tommi Komulainen)
* made intltool-merge use XML::Parser (#116526 and others)
  [Brian Cameron]
  - added and updated tests
  - updated so that intltool-merge doesn't add a trailing '\n'
    character to CDATA values.
  - Corrected the logic of encoding/decoding the string
    before/after translation.
  - Added it to build, made it install (Kenneth Christiansen)
    - Added missing DESTDIR (Abel Cheung)
    - Also install in the distribution tree
      (Malcolm Tredinnick)
    - Check for the XML::Parser module at build time
      (Malcolm Tredinnick)
* Added INTLTOOL_KBD_RULE for GOK\s *.kdb files (Bill Haneman)
* Added --multiple-output option (Kenneth Christiansen)
* Avoid bashism in xgettext version check. (#120267) (Abel Cheung)
* Handle standard GNU gettext 0.12 and 0.13 installations
  (Malcolm Tredinnick)
* Fix the running of test 18 (multiple output test) (Malcolm Tredinnick)

libIDL (0.8.2 -> 0.8.3)

* Add a -uninstalled.pc file (Laca)
* Clobber LC_ALL before invoking pre-compiler (Fernando Herrera)

libbonobo (2.4.2 -> 2.4.3)

* Fix bug in logic in the property bag code (Thanks to Dave Jones)
* Backport fix for bonobo-activation from HEAD (Michael)

libbonoboui (2.4.2 -> 2.4.3)

* control activation signal emission (Federico)

libgnomeprint/libgnomeprintui (2.4.0 -> 2.4.2)

Albert Chin-A-Young
        * Various portability fixes
        * Adjust Preview window
        * Fix duplex printing
        * make gnumeric work correctly with cups via gnome-print.
        * handle fonts with spaces in postscript export
        * Apply patch (by bland mail ru) to improve performance
          exporting large images.
        * Work around unreliable cupsGetDefault
        * Load cups ppd files on demand only.
        * Protect against libcups changing the locale
        * Implement a better fallback than first font.
        * Fix some leaks
        * Fix locating the lpr command.
Owen Taylor:
        * Use Sans Regular rather than Helvetica as fallback
Jean Brefort:
        * Fix clipping
J.H.M. Dassen (Ray):
        * Fix build errors with freetype2 2.1.7.

libgtop (2.0.7 -> 2.0.8)

* Build fixes and other improvements (Bastien)

libxml2 (2.5.11 -> 2.6.4)

* See

libxslt (1.0.33 -> 1.1.2)

* See

nautilus (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* Leak fixes
* Keynav fixes
* Reread activation uri of symlinks in case the link target
  is stale.
* List view crash fix
* List view focus fix
* Ensure the source isn't deleted as a partial copy
* Fixed > 4G file transfers
* Icon view crash fix

scrollkeeper (0.3.12 -> 0.3.14)
- Runtime fixes:
    - Use a per-user directory for storing the extracted contents
      files. This avoids problems when multiple users share /tmp
      and use scrollkeeper.
    - Do XInclude processing on documents before extracting
    - By default, do not use the network to retrieve required DTDs.
        - Can be changed using the '-n' parameter to
          scrollkeeper-install and friends.
    - Do not segfault if an OMF file is invalid.

- Build fixes:
    - Install various package documentation files.
    - Tidy up the build process a little bit and fix some
      portability bugs.
    - Update included gettext code.
    - Build fixes for specific platforms (Solaris and *BSD systems).
    - Detect installed version of the DocBook DTD at build time.
    - Allow the location of system XML catalog to be specified.
        - see the --with-xml-catalog flag.
    - Install locale-specific program files correctly (i.e.
    - Allow scrollkeeper data directory to be customised
        - see the --with-partial-db-dir flag.
    - Upgrade supplied gettext and automake versions.

- Miscellaneous:
    - Correctly register translated versions of documents by
      considering their category, rather than their titles.
    - Don't leak file descriptors when updating the database. This
      fixes resource starvation problems on some systems.
    - Fix some memory leaks.
    - Should now work with IPv6-enabled systems.
    - When using a non-default prefix, the scrollkeeper log files
      are updated correctly.
    - Many Sourceforge bug tracker bugs fixed and all outstanding
      patches in the patch tracker evaluated and applied if

- New maintainers
    - Malcolm Tredinnick
    - Miloslav Trmac (i18n maintainer)

- Translation updates:
    - All translations coordinated via the Translation Project now.

    - Updated translations
        - am (Amharic) - Ge'ez Frontier Foundation
        - ca (Catalan) - Jordi Mallach
        - cs (Czech) - Miloslav Trmac
        - da (Danish) - Ole Laursen
        - hu (Hungarian) - Emese Kovacs
        - ja (Japanese) - Yukihiro Nakai, Shun-ichi Tahara
        - kn (Kannada) - Pramod
        - nl (Dutch) - Tino Meinen
        - no (Norwegian) - Kjartan Maraas
        - ro (Romanian) - Marius Andreiana
        - ru (Russian) - Dmitry Mastrukov
        - sk (Slovak) - Stanislav Visnovsky
        - sr (Serbian) - Danilo Segan
        - sv (Swedish) - Christian Rose
        - tr (Turkish) - Gorkem Cetin
        - vi (Vietnamese) - pclouds
        - zh_TW (Traditional Chinese) - Abel Cheung

yelp (2.4.1 -> 2.4.2)

* Fix problem and potential crash in info converter.
  Patch submitted by both Joe Marcus Clarke and Roderich Schupp
* Updated translations:
  el    (Nikos Charonitakis)
  ko    (Changwoo Ryu)
  hi    (Guntupalli Karunakar)
  lv    (Peteris Krisjanis)
  kn    (Pramod)

zenity (1.6 -> 1.8)

* Fix quote and output bugs [Christian]
* Hook up 'activate' on text entry [Glynn, raf noduck net]
* Fix up Solaris build [Damien]
* Fix up spec file [Glynn]
* Add locale header [Leonardo]
* Make dialogs resizable [Ingo]
* Unmark translation messages [Christian]
* Fix up gdialog wrapper [Peter]

Translations (just about every one)

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