Tuesday, March 26, 2013

GWorkspace 0.9.2

 pleased to announce the new release of the GNUstep Workspace application.
This is mainly a bug fix, stability and improvement release.
  • updated to current APIs and changes to NSUInteger, NSInteger and CGFloat
  • thanks to the above, improved 64bit support
  • improved BSD support
  • improved localizations and capability to localize better in the future
  • Fix logout timer
  • improved handling of Recycler and other daemons on logout
  • MDKit and MDFinder improvements, although problems on some setups remain
  • TabbedShelf crash fixes
  • memory leaks fixed as detected by the clang static analyzer
Thanks to the many who tested and contributed fixes, first of all Sebastian Reitenbach.

GWorkspace with the Sleek theme

Sunday, March 24, 2013

DataBasin 0.6

DataBasin 0.6 released!
  • Support "." as Semi-Join
  • Select Identify works now with multiple columns (all in AND as condition)
  • Support LIMIT clause in Select Identify
  • Improved Exception catching and display for Select Identify
  • Object Inspector supports selection of items
  • Log window with selectable log level
  • Progress and estimated completion time displayed in Log
  • Remember logins
  • internal API improvement
  • vast 64bit and portability improvements
  • Support count and aggregate queries
Select Identify is now vastly improved. Supporting multiple columns and LIMIT, coupled together with the other improvements of this release, makes it an invaluable tool during support and maintenance of a Salesforce org. How else could you check the status of a lot of objects, say Cases or Accounts?
The object inspector is always handy too.

DataBasin allows you to work with SalesForce.com much easier and also from your favourite free OS  using GNUstep like any BSD or GNU/Linux or at need on Solaris or Macintosh.

Many thanks to my colleagues, Claudio and Paolo amongst them, for finding bugs and testing the 9 internal beta releases!

BatMon 0.7

Battery Monitor 0.7 is now available from GAP.
Improved BSD support has been improved, Support for linux on powermac has been added.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cynthiune 1.0.0

Cynthiune 1.0.0 has been released, the Music Player for GNUstep. This is the first of GAP after Wolfgang handed over the source code.

Improved stability, portability, support for big-endian processors. Ported to Windows and Macintosh. Memory leaks and bug fixes. This is definitely a recommended upgrade. Thanks to Wolfgang for the code and Sebastian and Philippe for the long hacking sessions!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

GNUstep on FreeBSD

I thought it would be fun to share how well GNUstep runs these days. FreeBSD now is a first-quality platform! Stable and not second to Linux at all. NetBSD is close to it too. I try hard that all application maintained by me are not "Linux centric" as most of today's desktops are!


 First a clean desktop. Just the workspace and a terminal. Icon display in a viewer, miller column browser (my favourite) in the other. Transparent dock on the right, showing some running apps and some not.
Battery Monitor in the background and as AppIcon! Now perfectly running on FreeBSD!

IN the development screenshot, we can just admire ProjectCenter with the build panel and a detached editor window. In the background, a GWorkspace file viewer in "details" mode.

Friday, March 01, 2013

BatMon on FreeBSD

I just have improved GNUstep's Battery Monitor support for FreeBSD. It now handles the High state, that is the state where the battery is present and charged and not charging. Furthermore the cases of Missing batteries or a battery in Critical low state are now handled much better.
Check out CVS or wait for the upcoming release!