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[News] GNOME Development Becomes Easier with New Kit

  • Subject: [News] GNOME Development Becomes Easier with New Kit
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 08:27:24 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
GNOME Developer Kit: much easier than building from SVN

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| The GNOME Developer Kit is based on the Foresight Linux distribution and 
| includes regularly updated packages built from the latest code in GNOME's 
| version control system. The Developer Kit is made available as a VMware image 
| as well as an installable ISO. The included package management system can be 
| used to keep the system up to date as changes are made to GNOME during the  
| development cycle.    



GNOME theme engine designer adds transparency to GTK

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| The work that Cimitan has done with the Murrine theme engine since its 
| initial creation often demonstrates the power and flexibility of the GTK 
| widget toolkit. The Murrine theme engine offers advanced features like 
| striped scrollbars and rich gradients. Cimitan says that the addition of 
| translucency effects proves that critics of GTK are wrong.    



Nokia pushes for GTK+ 3.0

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| During this years GUADEC Andreas Proschofsky had the chance to sit down with 
| Carlos Guerreiro, Nokias Manager for Open Source Software, to talk - amidst 
| other things - about the not so different needs of personal computers and 
| mobile devices, about the necessity for GTK+ 3.0 and the impact of the iPhone 
| launch.    


GTK+ 2.12 released

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| GTK+ 2.12 adds significant new functionality while maintaining
| source and binary compatibility with GTK+ 2.10.


GPE Phone Edition Screenshots

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| GPE Phone Edition (G(PE)²) is meant to develop and deploy a GTK /
| GPE based implementation of a LIPS compliant software stack. It
| contains a set of applications, libraries and documentation to
| build software to be used for mobile phones and similar devices.


Major mobile alliance go for GTK+

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| Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile Communications, Samsung
| Electronics, and Vodafone recently announced the LiMo Alliance which aims
| to provide its members with a shared Linux platform for mobile phones.
| Not many details are known yet, but one of the things mentioned in
| their Architecture Abstract is that this new mobile platform will be
| using GTK+ for its GUI. So along with Nokia's Maemo platform and th
| recently announced OpenMoko platform things are looking very good
| for GTK+ in the mobile space.


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