Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LaternaMagica 0.5

LaternaMagica is the image viewing and exporting tool of the GNUstep Application Project.
Quickly create a list of images and export it by converting the file type and resizing the images to a uniform size, to prepare your next slide show, a folder of thumbnails or the folder to give your local printer and print out pictures.

The new 0.5 version comes with a lot of fixes and improvements.
  • Improved drag&drop support
  • Improved recursion of folders, including drag&drop of folders
  • Rotation has key shortcuts
  • Image rotation is remembered for export
  • Code cleanup, optimization and minor bug fixes 
  • Exporting (including Scaling and Rotation) have many fixes:
    • Better support of Alpha images
    • Resolution and Size are better interpreted and preserved. 
    • better scaling algorithm imported from PRICE



Monday, August 21, 2017

GNUMail and Pantomime 1.2.3


New releases which combine many improvements collected in the past three years!

GNUMail and Pantomime found a home in the past years in the "GNUstep non-FSF" project on GNA. However, GNA shut down and the project was moved to https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/gnustep-nonfsf. This move was time consuming, left the repository unavailable for weeks, but we were able to recover the repository with full history. The code is on savannah.nongnu.org on SVN.

During the move, Copyrights, Headers and Licenses were cleaned up. The X-Face code had no clear license and was removed. It is quite an obsolete feature anyway, I haven't seen it used since long time.

The MacOS version works quite well and we provide now both a PPC and an Intel binary. The PowerPC version works well on vintage Macs so you can use GNUMail on your trusty iBook or iMac!

GNUMail
  • Thanks to improved Pantomime, more names and addresses appear correct and not quoted
  • bug fixes in quoting and re-flow, which could lead to mails have missing text portions
  • Allow creation of mail filters from To and Cc addresses
  • Continued to reduce GNUstep specific code: EditWindow, Console, AboutPanel;
  • Improved mail header view when resizing windows
  • Version check fixed and re-instantiated to work against nongnu.org
  • Fixed display of in-line attachment icons on GS
  • code clean-up, memory leak fixes, improved portability (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD)

Pantomime
  • improved header parsing, recognizes better address formats, on the TODO list since many years
  • bug fixes in header and subject parsing which could lead to some mails not to load fully
  • speed improvements
  • code portability improvements
  • misc fixes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

NetBSD source build and crosscompile notes

An update on my notes to compile NetBSD kernels and userland.


Build / update the tools:

-U : for unprivilged building
-u : to update
-m : to specify architecture

./build.sh -U -u tools

To cross compile, this is enough:
./build.sh -U -m i386 -u tools
However, since I do want to build on the same computer and the build script would be confused, we add -T tools-${HOST_ARCH}-${TARGET_ARCH}

./build.sh -U -m i386 -u -T tools-amd64-i386 tools


Then we build the kernel

./build.sh -U kernel=CONFNAME

or for cross compilation:
./build.sh -U -T tools-amd64-i386 -m i386 -u GENERIC

The modules:
./build.sh -U -u modules installmodules=/

Now to build userland, including X11. I did not attempt to cross-build userland yet.

./build.sh -U -x -u distribution

./build.sh -U -x -u distribution install=/