[Mono-announce-list] ANNOUNCE: Tomboy 1.2.0 stable release (for GNOME 2.30)

Sandy Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 14:56:37 EDT 2010

Hi Everyone,

I'm proud to announce Tomboy 1.2.0, the first release of the
stable 1.2.x series, which coincides with GNOME 2.30.0.

Tomboy has been branched as "gnome-2-30" for stable (1.2.x) development.
Git master is now open for new feature development (1.3.x).

What is Tomboy?

Tomboy is a simple personal note-taking application designed to be
unobtrusive and friendly, while supporting inter-note-links similar to
a Wiki to help you organize your notes and ideas.  It can run either as
a GNOME panel applet or a notification tray icon, and is also supported
in your Windows tray or Mac OS X dock.

Tomboy's Website: http://www.gnome.org/projects/tomboy/

Tomboy's Wiki: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy
 * Road Map: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/RoadMap
 * Brainstorming: http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/PlaceForNewIdeas

Tomboy 1.2.0 is available at:

 sha256sum: 7d5af624753efdb22ffd64128080019a079aa51b9b10ff92074eecceb9659807
 size: 7.3M

 sha256sum: 848e8c6a921499592d838b0f839796230f38b4cec184d7c021e6bfe3205868ab
 size: 6.2M

 sha256sum: 4e28eab9965807d80591daffbb9b28dff81a7bb6994f262b5f5687d31b76af43
 size: 2.2M

 sha256sum: 7eb434a84323b16b0b31625754236ad13ccc7dd9dba5df8c01e2904f54c8a831
 size: 493K

What's new in Tomboy 1.2.0

Major changes since the 0.14.x series include the following:
* Automatic Background Synchronization
* Copy Rich Text To Evolution, OpenOffice.org, etc (Gabriel Burt,
requires gtk-sharp >= 2.12.10)
* Safer note renaming
* Almost Instant Startup
* Jump List support on Windows 7 (Sefan Cosma)
* Expanded DBus Interface (Celemens Buss, Matt Jones)
* See below for the many bug fixes

Changes since 1.1.4 (the last development release) include the following:
* Handle new application/x-note mimetype (#611865, Olivier Le Thanh Duong)
* Add a text/path-list target when drag-and-dropping from Search window,
  allowing basic note transfer via Empathy (#611858, Olivier Le Thanh Duong)
* Allow icon themes to customize the panel/tray icon separately (#612887)
* Fix icon embedding in Mac build (#612893)
* Fix errors when using GTK+ >= 2.19.7
* Translation updates: bn, da, el, eu, fi, gl, it, ko, nb, lt, pa, pt,
ru, sv, uk

Bugs resolved FIXED since Tomboy 1.0.0

596416	Type `Tomboy.NoteMenuItem' does not contain a definition for
596395	Cannot build Tomboy on Mac OS X : The type or namespace
`GtkBeans' could not be found
590653	menu don't show icons for objects if menus_have_icons=false
594046	OAuth support is broken
592696	Remove deprecated Encoding key from desktop file
580525	Patch to add CreateNamedNoteWithGuid to dbus RemoteControl
601067	Help displays an old version of the manual on Windows
576329	Notebook organization is not exposed through the RemoteControl
597139	Error message on sync preferences points to incorrect log file location
576554	Printing on Windows Vista crashes
553615	Synchronization dialog not wide enough again
602483	Tomboy notes crashes when entering an empty notebook name
607892	Incorrect spelling in Evolution addin description
587330	Support Windows 7 Jump Lists
431014	Tomboy copy/paste to other applications doesn't support text formatting
592985	Browse button should not show icon
582371	help/ missing COPYING-DOCS for GFDL
585297	Windows only: Multiple Tomboy windows collapsed in taskbar have no label
608779	Crash of Tomboy 1.1.1 on Windows 7 x64
574485	Feature Request: Inform user of changed links when renaming notes
611564	Typo in string param
597569	'Synchronize notes' menu item not on right-click menu of panel applet
610968	Windows 7 Jump List does not have valid icons
612887	Tomboy uses the same icon for the panel and the menu
611858	[Patch] Get notes's path via drag and drop
613029	Icon for note file
612893	Icons disappeared
611865	[Patch] Add a new mimetype for note: application/x-note
562097	Automatic Background Synchronization
541663	Tomboy should not create local target folder for sync
350990	Creating a note with a single character as the title and
changing the title breaks other notes
557148	Clicking Dock Icon does not display list appropriatly.

The next six months...

Next cycle, I intend to focus almost exclusively on stabilizing Snowy,
launching Tomboy Online, and improving the user experience of Tomboy note sync
even more.  Specifically, I'd like to:
* Launch Tomboy Online concurently with the GNOME 3.0 release
* Allow Tomboy Online users to share notes with each other directly in Tomboy
* Let automatic background sync provide feedback to user when server
is down, etc
* Streamline Tomboy UI by removing as many dialogs as possible
* Enable opt-in anonymous usage statistics collection (like Banshee)
* Continue improving startup performance and memory usage
* Continue whittling away at our bug list

I'd love to see other feature work from the community, though, so feel free to
bug me with your own innovative patches. :-)

Big Thank You

Special thanks to everyone entering bugs, submitting patches, and
helping to make Tomboy better!

Specifically, Tomboy 1.2.0 could not have happened without the
contributions of the following individuals (please let us know if you
should have been mentioned here):

Clemens N. Buss, Frédéric Péters, Gabriel Burt, Greg Poirier, Jason Herne,
Matt Jones, Olivier Le Thanh Duong, Paul Cutler, Rodrigo Moya, Sandy Armstrong,
Stefan Cosma

Tomboy would not be very useful without our hard-working translators. Here's
everyone who helped out this cycle:
(semi-automatically generated list...please let us know if you were left out)

(ast) Xandru Armesto Fernandez
(bg) Alexander Shopov
(bn) Jamil Ahmed
(ca) Jordi Mas, Joan Duran
(cs) Marek Černocký
(da) Ask H. Larsen
(de) Christian Kirbach, Mario Blättermann, Christian Kirbach
(el) Simos Xenitellis, Thanos Lefteris
(en_GB) Philip Withnall, Bruce Cowan
(en at shaw) Thomas Thurman
(es) Daniel Mustieles
(et) Ivar Smolin, Rene Pärts, Ivar Smolin
(eu) Inaki Larranaga Murgoitio
(fi) Tommi Vainikainen
(fr) Bruno Brouard
(gl) Fran Diéguez
(he) Yaron Shahrabani
(hu) Gabor Kelemen
(id) Andika Triwidada
(it) Milo Casagrande
(ko) Changwoo Ryu
(lt) Gintautas Miliauskas
(lv) Peteris Krisjanis
(nb) Kjartan Maraas
(pa) A S Alam
(pl) Piotr Drąg
(pt_BR) Vladimir Melo
(pt) Duarte Loreto
(ro) Adi Roiban, Lucian Adrian Grijincu, Lucian Grijincu
(ru) Leonid Kanter, Юрий Козлов, Yuri Kozlov
(sl) Matej Urbančič
(sr at latin) Branko Kokanović
(sr) Branko Kokanović
(sv) Daniel Nylander
(ta) vasudeven
(th) Theppitak Karoonboonyanan
(uk) Maxim V. Dziumanenko
(zh_CN) Tao Wei
(zh_HK) Chao-Hsiung Liao
(zh_TW) Chao-Hsiung Liao



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