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Wed, 28 Nov 2001 17:22:55 +0100

builder/*.c: converted to GTK+ 2.0 (but still using old and broken GtkText)

Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:05:29 +0100

doc/C/*, doc/fr/*: converted documentation to DocBook XML.

Sat, 7 Jul 2001 12:48:52 +0200

Released 2.0.2

Mon, 2 Jul 2001 11:56:23 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c: fixed a bug that caused import/export to not work properly when there were more than one subtable.

Tue, 28 Jun 2001 11:35:19 +0200

Released 2.0.1

Thu, 28 Jun 2001 11:24:38 +0200

src/gtk_main.c: fixed select_subtable_dialog() that would cause random segfaults (ugly fix).

Mon, 19 Jun 2001 15:50:55 +0200

plug-ins/formats/pilot/: new format plug-in to export to the file format gnome-pilot needs to sync with a Pilot. (idea by Susanne Schmidt)

Mon, 18 Jun 2001 15:22:27 +0200 several portability fixes thanks to Thomas Ribbrock.

Tue, 15 May 2001 08:58:29 +0200

Released 2.0.0

Tue, 9 May 2001 20:58:05 +0200

Assured last remaining possible problem didn't exist.

Tue, 13 Mar 2001 14:44:31 +0100

plug-ins/formats/vcard/vcard.c: applied patch from Richard Martin to deal with broken (fields without vals) vCard files.

Fri, 9 Mar 2001 14:32:05 +0100

*/ added GTK_CFLAGS even when GNOME_CFLAGS is set to cope with broken current Debian gnome packages with wrong value for gtk+ location.

Mon, 5 Feb 2001 18:59:57 +0100

src/desc.gtest: removed broken actions from the descfile

Sat, 20 Jan 2001 22:31:52 +0100

Released 1.9.98

Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:24:10 +0100

src/tables.c: improved error messages when loading plug-ins fails, use g_snprintf in place of sprintf (should be generalized). (report by Matthias Drochner)

Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:23:07 +0100, src/print_plg.c: improved detection (and use) of xml-config. (report by Matthias Drochner)

Tue, 16 Jan 2001 22:22:37 +0100

plug-ins/views/*/, plug-ins/actions/*/ (almost): added $(GTK_CFLAGS) so the gtk-only version builds properly. (report by Matthias Drochner)

Sat, 13 Jan 2001 12:56:17 +0100

plug-ins/formats/csv/: new file format to import/export CSV files (as asked by James Eaton <>)

Fri, 12 Jan 2001 23:39:55 +0100, plug-ins/interpreter/python/ possibly removed the requirement over python as a _shared_ library for the python plug-in (need to be tested)

Tue, 2 Jan 2001 23:20:26 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: fixed a serious issue (well... a bug) that would make gaby segfault if using a 'quick' view menu (activated when there is only one table) and filter views were present. (report by Benjamin David Redelings <>)

Sun, 31 Dec 2000 15:40:23 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: applied the previous change to the plain-gtk version so everybody is happy...

Sat, 30 Dec 2000 19:46:41 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: implemented the 'remove' button in sublist (useless unless you're playing with T_RECORDS) (eh, did I really had to wait after the third beta to implement those???)

Sat, 30 Dec 2000 19:07:16 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: implemented the 'add' button in sublist (useless unless you're playing with T_RECORDS)

Sat, 30 Dec 2000 17:51:31 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: adding a value in a T_RECORD field no longer lose current changes

Fri, 29 Dec 2000 18:53:15 +0100

Released 1.9.97

Thu, 28 Dec 2000 22:08:07 +0100

src/actions.c, plug-ins/actions/net/net.c: bugs (now fixed) in the 'phone to' action unveiled some problematic behaviours in the way actions plug-ins were (un)loaded so this got fixed...

Thu, 28 Dec 2000 14:42:40 +0100

src/tests/test_cursor.c: added a test 'suite' for basic cursor manipulation

Mon, 25 Dec 2000 15:47:22 +0100

Improved installation of documentation (installing css and stylesheet images)

Tue, 19 Dec 2000 17:04:16 +0100 changed defattr to (-,root,root) so that directories can be entered (they were changed to 644)

Mon, 18 Dec 2000 22:36:31 +0100

src/{f_desc.c,records.c,tables.c}, plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added new type T_FILE (a simple string but it has a button to open a file selection dialog in the form view) [I said _feature freeze_!]

Sat, 16 Dec 2000 15:00:27 +0100

doc/{C,fr}/: cleaned Makefile rules so that everything no longer is in doc/ (hoping I didn't break anything...)

Fri, 15 Dec 2000 20:24:22 +0100

src/f_config.c, src/f_records.c, src/records.c: fixed some bugs hiding in corners discovered (and mostly fixed) by Jose Miguel Pasini <>

Fri, 15 Dec 2000 19:03:28 +0100

plug-ins/actions/net/net.c: put a combobox for the email command so that common choices are displayed (mozilla, mutt, need netscape?)

Mon, 11 Dec 2000 18:18:49 +0100

src/actions.c, src/gtk_config_dlg.c: fixed segfault when the preference dialog was opened and an action whose plug-ins was loaded for the dialog was called (clear?)

Sun, 10 Dec 2000 02:57:12 +0100

Released 1.9.96

Sun, 10 Dec 2000 02:25:32 +0100 fixed screwed up that worked on my system because my /bin/sh is ash, not bash

Sat, 9 Dec 2000 17:21:08 +0100

Released 1.9.95

Thu, 7 Dec 2000 00:12:38 +0100

src/f_desc.c: fixed some memory leaks

Wed, 6 Dec 2000 19:08:07 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: added callback for File/Databases/Other... to the plain-gtk+ version

Sun, 3 Dec 2000 16:03:10 +0100

src/windows.c: changes in a bound window are now saved if the window causing the change was not an editable one (best compromise)

Sun, 3 Dec 2000 15:39:28 +0100

misc/ new python script (requires 2.0) to completely import a dBase file (including creation of a descfile) (by Emmanuel)

Sun, 3 Dec 2000 15:18:29 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: applied patch from Emmanuel to recognize text widgets (and added code to save their contents)

Tue, 28 Nov 2000 00:14:33 +0100 worked on building an RPM; not that easy to get right without any boxes running an rpm-based distribution...

Sun, 26 Nov 2000 17:54:49 +0100

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: serious fixes to the new view_records() method

Sun, 26 Nov 2000 00:00:41 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added a 'not found' pixmap for image fields without image; change done for both gdk-pixbuf and gdk-imlib

Sat, 25 Nov 2000 23:59:55 +0100 tweaked detection of gdk-pixbuf and gdk-imlib so that the former is used if found

Sat, 25 Nov 2000 15:22:19 +0100

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: implemented view_records so that printing 'records from the list' only prints shown records _even_ when using quick search

Sat, 25 Nov 2000 14:45:54 +0100

src/struct.h, src/gtk_print_dlg.c: added new method to ViewPluginData to get the records shown in a window (~needed for 'records from...' in print plug-ins)

Sat, 25 Nov 2000 13:36:03 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/ dropped -module since it would cause the non-building of a .so file because it is not able to link to libieee

Sat, 25 Nov 2000 11:14:13 +0100

plug-ins/*/*/ changed LDFLAGS to -module -avoid-version so plug-ins looks more like plug-ins and less like shared libs...

Thu, 23 Nov 2000 17:31:19 +0100

builder/*.c: done with the TODO items (see entries below for process)

Thu, 23 Nov 2000 17:26:37 +0100

plug-ins/*/*.c: reviewed every TODO items and removed them by doing them, delaying them or erasing them (for good reasons)

Thu, 23 Nov 2000 17:11:00 +0100

src/*.c: reviewed every TODO items, done some, delayed some others with explanation. Five items remain to be done before 2.0

Wed, 22 Nov 2000 16:27:31 +0100

doc/C/user.sgml: added some chapters and paragraphs in the english help; moving from completly useless to still useless; wow :)

Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:22:29 +0100

plug-ins/print/README: removed existing one and wrote one explaining the current way to write print plug-ins

Wed, 22 Nov 2000 14:43:22 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added an error box when a record fails to save

Sun, 19 Nov 2000 19:43:11 +0100

src/gtk_manage_dlg.c: fixed importing/exporting when default file format was used.

Sun, 19 Nov 2000 17:13:50 +0100

Released 1.9.25

Sun, 19 Nov 2000 16:52:18 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: changed get_records_list so it uses the new cursor mechanism. That means it is now possible to use print plug-in with gabysql

Sat, 18 Nov 2000 22:31:16 +0100

src/records.c, src/tables.c: (sql version) added support for data types other than varchar()

Sat, 18 Nov 2000 22:07:21 +0100

src/tables.c: replaced fake record_add by a working one for gabysql. That means you can now add records to an SQL database. Cool.

Sat, 18 Nov 2000 20:55:32 +0100

plug-ins/actions/stat/stat.c: little fixes to remove warnings from the compiler

Tue, 14 Nov 2000 18:13:36 +0100

src/*.c: fixed a few stupid memory leaks (thanks to memprof)

Sun, 12 Nov 2000 14:59:51 +0100

src/desc.c: fixed saving of locations (it looped over a single item leading to file with infinite size...)

Sun, 12 Nov 2000 14:25:05 +0100

builder/locationwin.c, main.c: moved from plain plug-in name for formats to translated names (ex: 'gaby' -> 'Gaby (Native)')

Sat, 11 Nov 2000 16:50:53 +0100

builder/*.c: moved from viewable_as to view_names so the windows provide translated name for views

Tue, 7 Nov 2000 20:02:56 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: duplicated patch from Emmanuel for the plain-gtk version

Tue, 31 Oct 2000 15:52:52 +0100

misc/ added stupid script to create SQL tables suitable to use by gabysql from an existing desc file

Tue, 31 Oct 2000 13:46:09 +0100

plug-ins/print/lout.*: Lout print plug-in by Emmanuel Jeandel

Tue, 31 Oct 2000 13:45:43 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: Finally merged patch from Emmanuel Jeandel

Wed, 27 Sep 2000 15:02:34 +0200

Released 1.9.24

Sun, 17 Sep 2000 23:50:24 +0200

src/tables.c: added 'cursors' (a la SQL) to have a common way to iterate over records. This doesn't slow down normal Gaby (or it is not noticeable) but changes SQL behaviour for xlist from crap to usable (with some delays)

Sat, 16 Sep 2000 14:49:32 +0200

src/records.c, src/tables.c: SQL status: done: get_record_no, table_{first,last,next,prev}, record_modify. This allows the form view plug-in to work (excepted 'New record')

Sat, 16 Sep 2000 01:17:31 +0200

src/records.c, src/tables.c, src/gaby.h: started implementing a way to use PostgreSQL as backend database instead of the current loosy scheme :) (motivation by Denis Frere)

Sat, 9 Sep 2000 23:42:30 +0200

src/menu.c: don't create submenu in 'views' menu if there is only one subtable (looks nicer)

Thu, 31 Aug 2000 20:33:58 +0200

Released 1.9.23

Wed, 30 Aug 2000 23:11:10 +0200

src/main.c, src/f_desc.c, src/actions.c: sanitized the way the LANGUAGE environment variable was used all over the place

Sat, 26 Aug 2000 13:31:04 +0200

src/f_desc.c, src/main.c: sanitized a bit the loading of description files (that should have happened a long time ago...)

Fri, 25 Aug 2000 23:11:23 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added a member variable (gtkwindow) to the GabyWindow type so it is possible to use PyGtk functions against Gaby windows

Sun, 20 Aug 2000 22:20:18 +0200

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added the possibility to specify a python script to execute on an event

Sun, 20 Aug 2000 14:41:17 +0200

builder/fieldprop.c: modified so it now displays translations of the data types (instead of the plain english for everybody)

Sun, 20 Aug 2000 00:32:54 +0200 added test for /usr/lib/ (required!)

Sun, 20 Aug 2000 00:22:24 +0200

src/gtk_print_dlg.c: added check to see if Python plug-in has been correctly loaded

Wed, 16 Aug 2000 17:24:25 +0200 added 5-lines explanation about missing GLIB or GTK+ libraries (problably caused by lack of -dev(el) package)

Tue, 15 Aug 2000 22:01:32 +0200

builder/ renamed builder to gabybuilder so it won't clash with any other program

Mon, 14 Aug 2000 18:56:49 +0200

src/druid.c: finished 95% of the druid. It is now completly usable.

Mon, 14 Aug 2000 12:52:46 +0200

builder/druid.c: finished the druid itself; I now have to make it create something when clicked on "finished"

Mon, 14 Aug 2000 02:16:50 +0200

src/druid.c: imported a complete UI from a design done within Glade and hacked that one to clean the code; finished handling of the first two pages (name and edittable).

Sat, 12 Aug 2000 01:40:46 +0200, src/gtk_menu.c: misc tweaks to build a working plain-GTK+ version even if Gnome is installed

Sat, 12 Aug 2000 01:13:55 +0200

src/records.c, plug-ins/formats/gaby/gaby.c: fixed handling of fixed decimal number so that 1000.30 doesn't move to 1000.25 over time

Thu, 10 Aug 2000 14:54:29 +0200

builder/{desc.c, fieldprop.c}: added support for the new decimal type in the builder

Thu, 10 Aug 2000 14:05:38 +0200

src/{f_desc.c,records.c,tables.}, plug-ins/{ intrepreter/python/python.c, formats/gaby/gaby.c, view/{form/form.c, xlist/xlist.c} }: added support for numbers with fixed decimals (T_DECIMAL) (untested)

Mon, 31 Jul 2000 11:15:26 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: added File/Databases menu to the plain GTK+ version

Sun, 30 Jul 2000 13:41:17 +0100

builder/druid.c: started a druid thingie to help create a database

Sun, 16 Jul 2000 14:54:26 +0200

src/main.c: fixed a typo in variable names that caused the GTK+ only version to fail to compile (report by Jaka Gantar)

Sat, 15 Jul 2000 11:53:23 +0200

plug-ins/formats/vcard/vcard.c: moved info about uid from the birthday field to record->id

Fri, 14 Jul 2000 23:55:56 +0200

Added from Stein Vrale: "a small patch to vcard.c which I did to make it work better with my new PalmPilot"

Mon, 3 Jul 2000 20:34:53 +0200 fixed default to build GUI (don't ask me how it disappeared)

Sat, 1 Jul 2000 14:48:36 +0200

Released 1.9.22

Sat, 1 Jul 2000 13:10:24 +0200

Fixed broken (and I don't remember when I broke it)

Fri, 16 Jun 2000 19:31:19 +0200

src/main.c: fixed a compilation bug with the GTK+ only version

Wed, 14 Jun 2000 22:20:59 +0200

src/gabyprint.c: show a message when compiling without libxml or python

Wed, 14 Jun 2000 22:20:27 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c: fixed typo (actually it is a stupid error) when compiling with libxml and no python

Thun 8 Jun 2000 (by Matthias Warkus <>)

Finally moved icon to gnome-gaby.png, added gaby.desktop, updated accordingly, removed duplicate icon.

Tue, 6 Jun 2000 16:36:47 +0200

src/main.c: shows startup fatal errors in a dialog box (so 'something happens' even without watching the terminal output)

Thu, 11 May 2000 21:26:28 +0200

Fixed import/export with/without miguel wishes enabled (that was completely broken)

Thu, 11 May 2000 20:15:52 +0200

Added proper support for HP-UX '.so files' (shared libs) that have a .sl extension instead of .so (report by Mehdi Lavasani)

Thu, 11 May 2000 17:33:12 +0200 fixed detection of libxml (report by Mehdi Lavasani) (new macro in acinclude.m4)

Sun, 7 May 2000 14:32:26 +0200

Released 1.9.21

Sun, 7 May 2000 14:22:58 +0200

plug-ins/print/ removed a line that talked about the old print plug-ins and prevented Gaby to build correctly (thanks to Dan Hugo <> for his report)

Sat, 6 May 2000 13:42:15 +0200

Released 1.9.20

Sat, 6 May 2000 13:07:28 +0200

plug-ins/print/ added conversion for characters with special meaning in LaTeX (ex: $) (thanks to Hsiu-Khuern Tang <>)

Wed, 3 May 2000 22:57:44 +0200

src/gabyprint.c, plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: updated gabyprint to work with the new plug-in arch (it can only output to stdout but that's better than nothing...)

Sat, 29 Apr 2000 16:42:49 +0200

src/ disabled making of gabyprint since it won't be upgraded to the new arch before the next release

Wed, 26 Apr 2000 17:53:26 +0200

src/gtk_print_dlg.c, plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added the possibility to only print records currently showed in a list (useful when a filter is applied to the list)

Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:45:32 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c, gtk_print_dlg.c, print_plg.c: added (non-)support for printing when libxml and/or Python are not there (ie. it disabled the menu)

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 22:28:52 +0200

plug-ins/print/{html,latex}.py: added support for the new 'order' option

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 22:28:10 +0200

src/gtk_print_dlg.c, src/print_plg.c: added support for 'Order' notebook page for print plug-ins

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 17:26:19 +0200

src/print_plg.c, src/gtk_print_dlg.c: added support for check boxes in print plug-in xml files

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 16:21:08 +0200

plug-ins/print/ added support for DVI, PostScript and PDF output (thanks to latex, dvips and ps2pdf)

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 15:48:08 +0200

plug-ins/print/latex.{py,xml,dsc}: added LaTeX print plug-in; not yet as functional as the old one but it is 106 lines versus 550 lines

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 15:14:49 +0200

plug-ins/print/ added support for gettext to python scripts and xml files

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:49:04 +0200

INSTALL: changed documentation to reflect new libraries requirements

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:39:04 +0200

plug-ins/print/ removed subdirectories from SUBDIRS (so the old plug-ins are no longer built) and added rules for new plug-ins

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:38:26 +0200

plug-ins/print/html.{xml,py,dsc}: added HTML plug-in for the new arch (not yet functional)

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 13:31:08 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added a print_plugin_fct function that is called from gtk_print_dlg.c when the user presses 'ok' and that execs the print script

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 00:25:47 +0200

src/gtk_print_dlg.c: added auto-building of printing dialog boxes from the parsed xml files (80% is done)

Mon, 24 Apr 2000 00:06:28 +0200

src/print_plg.[ch]: new files to handle xml files that describes new print plug-ins

Sun, 23 Apr 2000 23:11:05 +0200 added check for libxml

Sun, 23 Apr 2000 23:06:10 +0200

src/* (almost): disabled many things related to the print plug-in architecture in order to clean the house before implementing the new arch

Sun, 23 Apr 2000 00:30:24 +0200

misc/ added sample python script to output a database sorted on a given field (in html) (as sent to Ralph Slooten)

Mon, 10 Apr 2000 19:54:07 +0200

src/actions.c, plug-ins/actions/firsttime/: added 'first minute in Gaby' druid pages the first time gaby is launched; nothing really funny for now...

Mon, 10 Apr 2000 17:21:23 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: solved a segfault bug when modifying 'T_RECORD' type fields and improved changes detection for this field type

Mon, 10 Apr 2000 16:56:03 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c: added 'enter db name' and 'launch builder' menu items to the Databases menu

Fri, 7 Apr 2000 15:31:01 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c: added a stupid little sub-menu in the file menu to launch other databases (really really stupid)

Sat, 1 Apr 2000 15:32:53 +0200

Released 1.9.19

Fri, 31 Mar 2000 17:33:39 +0200, plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added support for gdk-pixbuf as an alternative to imlib - is is disabled and won't be enabled before gnome 1.2 (that will include gdk-pixbuf)

Fri, 24 Mar 2000 13:23:08 +0100

plug-ins/print/html2/html2.c: added a new 'select records' page - it _will_ be possible to print 'every records' or only 'records showed in window <...>'

Mon, 20 Mar 2000 14:22:37 +0100

src/gtk_print_dlg.c, plug-ins/print/html2/*: added an helper function to create common 'select fields' page and started a new html print plug-in that will use the new functions.

Mon, 20 Mar 2000 00:00:06 +0100

src/gtk_print_dlg.c: allow more than one print dialog at the same time (this is also an indirect fix to a segfault)

Sat, 18 Mar 2000 15:58:53 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: improved handling of modified records: gaby will no longer ask you to save changes if there were no changes...

Sat, 18 Mar 2000 15:34:03 +0100

src/tables.c: new function: record_duplicate that does what its name says: it duplicates a record :)

Fri, 17 Mar 2000 15:17:42 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added the 'New' function (currently mapped to the 'New Record' string)

Fri, 17 Mar 2000 14:46:43 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: save records before moving to others (it doesn't have a 'record_has_changed()' function so it saves them every time)

Fri, 17 Mar 2000 13:53:54 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added a new way to define button actions and two new functions (gaby_{first,last}_record)

Fri, 17 Mar 2000 00:21:09 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added support for fields using the combo list widget

Thu, 16 Mar 2000 23:43:54 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added support to set to the string in the correct language the field labels

Thu, 16 Mar 2000 19:20:50 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: added support for previous and next buttons (function names: gaby_{previous,next}_record)

Thu, 16 Mar 2000 18:05:38 +0100

plug-ins/view/gladeform/gladeform.c: made it work :) (and it works with a modified desc.gaby and a .glade file (both now available in misc/))

Thu, 16 Mar 2000 16:36:45 +0100 added proper libglade detection (I'm testing with 0.11 (current) - upgrade if you don't have it)

Mon, 6 Mar 2000 21:27:08 +0100

src/gaby.h, src/main.c: added a '--debug' parameter that enables verbose output of debug messages (this was previously --enable-debug in configure)

Mon, 5 Mar 2000 17:14:15 +0100

src/f_desc.c: fixed problems with size parameter in desc files

Sat, 4 Mar 2000 13:25:38 +0100

Released 1.9.18

Tue, 29 Feb 2000 17:49:27 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: no longer save empty records (but that does not work when there are gtk calendar fields)

Tue, 29 Feb 2000 17:32:45 +0100

src/tables.c, src/records.c: fixes to the updated flag handling that should (as usual) now work

Tue, 29 Feb 2000 16:33:17 +0100

gaby-icon.png: added icon for Gaby thanks to (?) (sent by Matthias Warkus, Gnome icons coordinator)

Thu, 24 Feb 2000 23:32:37 +0100 minor tweaks so it builds 'correctly' with rpm -ta. This is not perfect but hey what do you want ? Debian ? :) (excellent idea)

Thu, 24 Feb 2000 17:10:04 +0100

src/f_desc.c: added a function 'get_plugin_info' to work with plug-in infos files (formats/infos and print/infos) (print/infos has now the same format as formats/infos)

Thu, 17 Feb 2000 19:35:44 +0100

src/*.[ch]: cleaned some function args list (removed unused args) as well as cleaning unused variables (looks like I compiled with -W :) )

Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:39:41 +0100

src/tables.c: fixed some mess in the way Gaby used to know if tables were changed (and related stuffs) (thanks to Robert G. Brown <> (this one was harder))

Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:27:17 +0100

src/tables.c: new records id were advancing by step of 2; I always prefered even numbers but that was not a valid reason to do so - I fixed that bug (report by Robert G. Brown <>)

Fri, 4 Feb 2000 21:52:03 +0100

src/actions.c: fixed a bug that would cause gaby to segfault with badly written actions plug-ins

Fri, 4 Feb 2000 16:01:56 +0100

src/main.c: added informative (?) text to show when Gaby starts and doesn't find any plug-ins (most likely because bad dynamic libs behaviour) (btw I'm working on documentation on paper hence the few entries in this file)

Wed, 26 Jan 2000 23:01:21 +0100

Released 1.9.17

Wed, 26 Jan 2000 23:01:10 +0100

po/ removed the last three lines that caused 1.9.16 to not compile. This was reported by several persons and I thanks them...

Tue, 25 Jan 2000 15:35:32 +0100

Released 1.9.16

Tue, 18 Jan 2000 21:31:25 +0100

plug-ins/actions/firsttime/firsttime.c: typed the little introduction to Gaby (5 paragraphs) I thought about this afternoon - nothing great I fear...

Mon, 17 Jan 2000 23:08:22 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added add_record and delete_record methods to the subtable object. (they are actually wrapper around set_record_no but that's another story...)

Sat, 15 Jan 2000 23:21:15 +0100

src/gtk_menu.c: fixed the 'about causes coredump' bug that several persons reported and that I was never able to reproduce; I just was and I think it is now fixed...

Sat, 15 Jan 2000 14:30:47 +0100

plug-ins/actions/firsttime/: new action plug-in that will allow a gnome-druid to pop up the first time Gaby is launched to talk about its design and ask a few configuration questions. (I don't think it will be activated in 1.9.16)

Fri, 14 Jan 2000 00:37:57 +0100

src/tables.c: fixed a bug (what else?) in table_save_file() since saving file didn't unset the 'updated' flag

Fri, 14 Jan 2000 00:34:29 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c, plug-ins/view/miniform/miniform.c: fixed form T_RECORD 'new button' handling that first caused segfaults then showed a bug in miniform (...yet another bug before going to bed...)

Fri, 14 Jan 2000 00:15:10 +0100

plug-ins/actions/cd/cd.c: fixed a bug that caused segfaults when importing from cddb while no ~/.cddb or /var/lib/cddb/ existed

Thu, 13 Jan 2000 18:09:33 +0100

plug-ins/actions/backforward/backforward.c: made sensitiveness of back/forward depend on current state of the list (not optimal)

Sun, 9 Jan 2000 10:51:07 +0100

plug-ins/actions/backforward/: new action plug-in that creates a new toolbar with back/'remember pos'/forward buttons as suggested by pfau@...

Sat, 8 Jan 2000 11:13:07 +0100

src/f_desc.c: added support for subtables that are _only_ viewable with the views specified in the descfile (example in desc.gnomecard)

Fri, 7 Jan 2000 13:36:46 +0100

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: removed GTK-Warnings when attempting to attache a menu item to a NULL menu - this allow popup menus to work even for subtables without defined actions

Fri, 7 Jan 2000 13:21:41 +0100

src/f_desc.c: added support for 'forbidden' views (hint: look for 'absolutely not viewable as' in desc.gaby)

Thu, 6 Jan 2000 23:37:10 +0100

src/f_desc.c: added support for 'standard views' that will be loaded even if not specified in the descfile (but it now needs a way to forbid some views)

Thu, 6 Jan 2000 22:48:13 +0100

src/f_desc.c: added detection of multiple definitions of the same view plug-in for the same subtable

Thu, 6 Jan 2000 14:03:34 +0100

plug-ins/view/search/search.c: added a 'find next' button that does the expected job (no more, no less)

Thu, 6 Jan 2000 10:32:22 +0100

plug-ins/view/search/search.c: finished search plug-in that now works correctly (even if it lacks features such as 'find next') - updates to descfiles needed to use this feature

Wed, 5 Jan 2000 23:42:04 +0100

src/tables.c: added (sub)table_search_record as a new step towards completion of the search view plug-in

Wed, 5 Jan 2000 23:35:14 +0100

src/records.c: changed record_meets_condition and cnd_* so that they use char* instead of GString* - I think it will happen more and more for strings that are not modified

Tue, 4 Jan 2000 21:48:58 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added get_windows_list() that does what its name says

Tue, 4 Jan 2000 19:09:56 +0100

src/records.c: fixed a bug that caused the window 'some tables were changed' to popup each time without reasons (sometimes). (this bug was introduced on 19991227)

Tue, 4 Jan 2000 18:50:46 +0100

plug-ins/view/search/*: added a (currently empty) search plug-in that will allow easy searchs for a record

Thu, 30 Dec 1999 14:52:18 +0100

src/f_desc.c: discovered a bug with PyApache and tried to add a free_everything() function that doesn't work really well :)

Tue, 28 Dec 1999 19:41:42 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/ included module.c in EXTRA_DIST so that it ships with 1.9.16 (it missed 1.9.15 - oh stupid) (thanks to Berend)

Mon, 27 Dec 1999 00:55:40 +0100

src/tables.c, src/struct.h: fine-grained 'updated' flag; there is now one flag per struct table (it was global before).

Sun, 26 Dec 1999 15:41:44 +0100

misc/ new example for the Python module - functionality duplicated from plug-ins/actions/cd/ but nice to see :)

Sun, 26 Dec 1999 14:44:40 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/, README: fixed the Python module so that it works :) There are still some glitches (documented in README) but it can now be usable.

Thu, 23 Dec 1999 20:49:22 +0100

Released 1.9.15

Thu, 23 Dec 1999 20:42:12 +0100 misc changes to look (and behave) better before I release 1.9.15

Fri, 17 Dec 1999 05:05:32 +0100

Various changes to work even when a GUI is present :)

Mon, 6 Dec 1999 23:53:30 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: fixed set_record_no() when used to create a new record (it failed on subtables that had not every fields)

Fri, 3 Dec 1999 17:54:36 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added support for T_RECORDS fields to <subtable>->get_record_no() (it (logically) creates a list of records)

Thu, 2 Dec 1999 19:10:21 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added new method 'save' for subtables

Sun, 28 Nov 1999 17:55:10 +0100

misc/ added a new directory to hold misc things and put a sample CGI using the new Python gaby module

Sun, 28 Nov 1999 00:45:04 +0100

plug-ins/interpreter/python/: added a target that allows to use a normal Python and simply 'from gaby import *' to reach a new level of fun (but it is not built by default and there is not an 'install' target)

Sat, 27 Nov 1999 18:09:11 +0100

src/gabyscript.c, src/nogui_main.[ch], windows.c, plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: various enhancements to allow gabyscript to build correctly on a computer (mine (my HD crashed 3 weeks ago)) without GTK (it still needs tweaking the Makefile's)

Fri, 5 Nov 1999 17:39:25 +0100

src/tables.c, src/gtk_menu.c: File/Save was broken since 1.9.13 and nobody noticed that (excepted Now fixed :)

Tue, 2 Nov 1999 23:04:08 +0100

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added two (hidden by default) buttons to go to the first/last records and the possibility to show them (Preferences/Form)

Tue, 2 Nov 1999 16:46:08 +0100

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: added the possibility to save columns'widths (right-clicking on a record, I should find a way that works even without records). Idea by H. Väisänen <>

Sun, 31 Oct 1999 15:21:54 +0100

doc/, doc/ fixed several documentation installation issues

Sat, 30 Oct 1999 18:00:24 +0200

plug-ins/intepreter/ptyhon/python.c, src/actions.c: added a text mode to the select_subtable_dialog() function and fixed a few bugs in do_action_script_fu()

Sat, 23 Oct 1999 23:08:01 +0200

Released 1.9.14

Sat, 23 Oct 1999 22:59:44 +0200

plug-ins/view/gnomecard/gnomecard.c: removed the duplicated buttons from the edit window

Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:44:51 +0200

src/gtk_error_dlg.c: fixed segfaults when an error occured and Gaby tried to print it on stderr using swapped fputs args :(

Sat, 23 Oct 1999 20:43:07 +0200

src/gtk_main.c, src/gtk_menu.c: fixed compilation of plain-gtk version (thanks to the report from

Fri, 22 Oct 1999 21:36:17 +0200

Released 1.9.13

Thu, 21 Oct 1999 16:26:58 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/canvas.c: applied patch from Berend that fixed some issues with bad font description strings (in the canvas view)

Wed, 20 Oct 1999 16:38:30 +0200

src/gtk_main.c, src/gtk_manage_dlg.c, plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: cleaned the 'select a subtable' dialogs; the current mechanism even looks like if it was designed before than coded :)

Mon, 18 Oct 1999 19:11:01 +0200

src/main.c: added two new options to start gaby: --disable-other-windows and --skip-startup-actions; they are documented in the man page

Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:36:13 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/canvas.c: made fonts selectable by the user (in Gabyrc, not yet in a configuration box). Nice patch from Berend.

Wed, 13 Oct 1999 17:38:33 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added 3 buttons (add, modify, delete) at the bottom of sublists (for T_RECORDS fields); they are disabled for now but will soon be useful (I hope)

Mon, 11 Oct 1999 16:11:41 +0200

plug-ins/view/gnomecard/gnomecard.c: applied patch from Berend that adds settings and help menu to the GnomeCard 'emulation'

Sun, 10 Oct 1999 16:10:58 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added a select_subtable() function that pops up a dialog asking the user to select a subtable then (in a modal-like way) returns this subtable to the Python script while NOT being modal for the rest of the app

Sun, 10 Oct 1999 15:10:34 +0200

src/windows.c: fixed the long-standing bug that caused Gaby to segfault after clicking 'Cancel' in import dialog (if the table was empty)

Sun, 10 Oct 1999 11:18:13 +0200

src/records.c: removed the GLib-CRITICAL (g_date_compare) that terrified people for too long (fix in records_are_different())

Tue, 5 Oct 1999 16:09:40 +0200

src/gtk_manage_dlg.c: added support for 'import' when compiled with Miguel wishes

Tue, 5 Oct 1999 14:32:39 +0200

plug-ins/view/filter/filter.c: fixed the filter view that was broken after my changes to the plug-ins mechanism (a long time ago)

Tue, 5 Oct 1999 14:23:39 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c, src/gtk_config_dlg.c, src/gtk_print_dlg.c: cleaned to use the global list variables instead of ugly gtk_object_get_data()'s

Sat, 2 Oct 1999 19:27:16 +0200

plug-ins/view/gnomecard/gnomecard.c: added 'Commit' and 'Cancel' buttons to the edit window [patch from Berend]

Thu, 30 Sep 1999 16:20:40 +0200

Released 1.9.12

Wed, 29 Sep 1999 17:33:21 +0200

Applied patch from Berend De Schouwer that adds xpms from the gnome-pim gnomecard for 'New' and 'Modify' and that makes 'New' to creates a new card

Mon, 27 Sep 1999 13:33:50 +0200

src/gtk_main.c, src/windows.c: fixed two little bugs that caused the 'windows binding' dialog not to work since 1.9.10

Sun, 26 Sep 1999 15:52:17 +0200

src/f_desc.c, plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added a 'lines' property to the Strings type so that it is now possible to have 2-lines addresses without needing an huge text box with 10 lines

Sat, 25 Sep 1999 19:38:59 +0200

src/tables.c, src/tests/*: table_next() turn to be fixed; every basic operations _should_ now be working perfectly

Sat, 25 Sep 1999 00:59:00 +0200

src/tables.c, src/tests/*: yet another incredible innovative ChangeLog entry to tell exactly the same thing; this time it was table_last that was broken

Thu, 23 Sep 1999 23:36:15 +0200

src/tables.c, src/tests/*: fixed yabiim (yet another bug in indexing mechanism) thanks to yant (yet another new test); I'm starting to think test cases are the best thing since ... (fill with your favorite dr^H^Hthing)

Thu, 23 Sep 1999 17:54:35 +0200

src/tables.c, src/tests/*: fixed yet another bug that appeared when removing the last record; a test suite is really useful (now 5 tests)

Wed, 22 Sep 1999 23:24:54 +0200

src/tests/*: started to write tests for basic functions (add, remove, ...) to avoid new buggy (on the database-level) releases (don't worry: they will still be able to be buggy on the GUI level)

Tue, 21 Sep 1999 23:15:36 +0200

src/tables.c, src/records.c: fixed the 'I have to keep my friends all my life' bug (ie removing records didn't work); this is so critical that I put a patch on the website

Mon, 20 Sep 1999 23:09:57 +0200

Released 1.9.11

Mon, 20 Sep 1999 22:52:19 +0200

doc/make-doc: fixed documentation installation (the files weren't installed)

Mon, 20 Sep 1999 17:06:36 +0200

plug-ins/actions/gnomepim/gnomepim.c: disabled this plug-in when not compiled with --enable-miguel-wishes; I tried it and it segfaulted. Since I'm not going to spend time on Corba right now, it is now disabled.

Tue, 14 Sep 1999 19:08:22 +0200

src/gtk_print_dlg.c: fixed a bug that caused segfaults when printing (and not compiled with miguel-wishes (I became addicted)); reported by Frank Schmidt <>

Tue, 14 Sep 1999 15:21:55 +0200

src/tables.c: changed indexes to be integer arrays instead of GList*, this should speed up things like record searchs (I hope) and the (x)list views (I'll have to rewrite them to use this new feature)

Tue, 14 Sep 1999 01:26:40 +0200 Added pl to ALL_LINGUAS

Sun, 12 Sep 1999 15:22:38 +0200

src/gtk_menu.c: added a 'homebrewed scripts' menuitem that pops-up a file selection box where the user can select a script to be executed; this works nicely with the 'script output in a dialog' new feature.

Sun, 12 Sep 1999 15:13:58 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: fixed get_current_window() (it didn't iterate over the windows list - aie aie)

Fri, 10 Sep 1999 10:50:43 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: fixed the display of the output message (it was broken when there were no output)

Wed, 8 Sep 1999 10:37:36 +0200

Released 1.9.10

Tue, 7 Sep 1999 22:49:51 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/ added a (python-)script to 'auto'-generate the documentation related to the Python module.

Sun, 5 Sep 1999 23:19:59 +0200

plug-in/interpreter/python/python.c: played with Python so that what is normally outputted on stdout (ie the terminal you used to launch gaby) is now shown in a message box. Nice.

Sat, 4 Sep 1999 17:59:14 +0200

src/gabyscript.c, plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added support for command line parameters to gabyscript, this means that something like : mutt `~/bin/ 'Frederic Peters'` is now possible

Sat, 4 Sep 1999 16:27:44 +0200

doc/C/developer.sgml: updated the section about view plug-ins to the new API

Thu, 2 Sep 1999 21:21:05 +0200

src/f_desc.c, src/gtk_manage_dlg.c: use new informations from .../infos so that only the available and effective plug-ins are shown in the GtkOptionMenu of the import/export dialogs

Thu, 2 Sep 1999 19:48:23 +0200

src/f_desc.c, plug-ins/formats/*/info: changed the format of the 'info' file to provide more informations, they're not yet used but this will allow better file import/export dialogs

Mon, 30 Aug 1999 20:10:17 +0200

src/*.c: isolated the gtk-dependant functions in gtk_*.c, one more step into cleaning my code ...

Sun, 29 Aug 1999 15:43:25 +0200

src/tables.c: fixed (once again) the 'sort' option as used in table_next and others (themself used to provide the sort option in the form plug-in)

Fri, 27 Aug 1999 19:06:54 +0200

plug-ins/formats/gaby/gaby.c: finally fixed Jari Eskelinen's bug, I'm not proud of that one ...

Fri, 27 Aug 1999 01:10:26 +0200

src/tables.c: benchmarked gaby using the new desc.appindex against appindex, the test was loading then exiting (using the 'test' program for gaby (no gui)). The results were ~7 seconds for gaby and ~4.5 for appindex. Then I decided to use gprof and within less than 5 minutes it gave me enough informations to achieve the test in ~4 seconds !!! (yet another 50% speedup)

Thu, 26 Aug 1999 20:19:33 +0200

plug-ins/formats/appindex/*: new format plug-in to load FreshMeat appindex file as used by the app with that name (appindex)

Tue, 24 Aug 1999 21:43:17 +0200

plug-ins/formats/gaby/gaby.c: decided to speed up things and after thinking a bit I found a way to achieve this. I implemented it and got no significant results but I found _the_ place to optimize and ... loading a file is now twice as fast as before (and that's not the result of the first idea)

Sun, 22 Aug 1999 15:15:23 +0200

src/plug-ins/$rest/$rest.c: moved to the new API (I also applied a patch from Berend De Schouwer <> to gnomecard. And now the proof that the new API is better: there are 42% less gtk_object_.et_data than before (217 against 376)

Sat, 21 Aug 1999 20:38:35 +0200

plug-ins/view/$some/$some.c: converted canvas, filter, hello and miniform to the new API - marked addresscanvas as obsolete.

Sat, 21 Aug 1999 19:22:25 +0200

plug-ins/view/list/list.c: moved to the new API - this means that I am now back to an usable gcd (and that most (more than 50%) of the job is done)

Sat, 21 Aug 1999 16:40:03 +0200

lots of files: changed the API of view plug-ins (with good reasons) and rewrote the broken things to work with it (only form and xlist are working right now and they are not at their best use of the api)

Tue, 17 Aug 1999 19:02:02 +0200

plug-ins/formats/dbase/*: new plug-in to read (NOT write) dBase III (possibly IV) files; it works great :)

Tue, 17 Aug 1999 19:01:03 +0200

plug-ins/formats/*/*.c: new records are created with g_new0() instead of g_malloc() - this caused strange segfaults on huge files (I hope this fixes the problem Jari Eskelinen <> has)

Mon, 16 Aug 1999 19:46:25 +0200

src/f_desc.c: I tested 1.9.8 but I use to have LANGUAGE set; this means that I didn't see what Brennan Cropper <> and Regis Julie <> saw : a nice core dump :) oh well.

Sun, 15 Aug 1999 19:30:41 +0200

Released 1.9.8

Sat, 14 Aug 1999 13:40:12 +0200

data/desc.*, doc/de.po: German translations by Frank Schmidt <>, aside that I reworked the doc/ directory to help writing complete docs

Tue, 10 Aug 1999 18:32:36 +0200

src/tables.c: fixed a bug (what else ?) that caused the rewritten sort function to sort nothing else than the first field

Sat, 7 Aug 1999 13:24:43 +0200

src/f_desc.c: added support of "LANG" if "LANGUAGE" is not set, this sounds like duplication but ... not my fault :)

Sat, 7 Aug 1999 13:10:40 +0200

src/struct.h, src/menu.c, plug-ins/view/form/form.c: you can now edit a single field then leave and Gaby will know you have edited the field (and Jari will have a Gaby behaving logically :) )

Sat, 7 Aug 1999 12:36:48 +0200

plug-ins/formats/gaby/gaby.c: increased the max length of a record to 10000 characters, this is still arbitrary but will cause less problems than 2000 :) (request by Jari (see below))

Sat, 7 Aug 1999 12:33:57 +0200

src/menu.c: fixed a bug that caused Gaby to segfault if the user closed the main window using the wm and then choosed to save changes (report by Jari Eskelinen <>)

Fri, 6 Aug 1999 18:43:27 +0200

plug-ins/print/*/*.c, src/f_desc.c, src/w_print.c: hypnotized by a Mexican hacker the print plugins walked into the same precipice as other plug-ins :)

Thu, 5 Aug 1999 18:48:48 +0200

src/menu.c: fixed a bug that prevented use of a descfile without actions

Tue, 3 Aug 1999 23:05:22 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c, src/actions.c: Python turn to follow Miguel (blindly) to the dark country of static linking

Tue, 3 Aug 1999 21:35:23 +0200

plug-ins/actions/*/*.c, src/menu.c, src/main.c: actions plug-ins can now benefit from the Miguel treatment of plug-ins (I don't believe 'benefit' is a really appropriate word)

Mon, 2 Aug 1999 19:16:31 +0200

misc files: format plug-ins are now included in gaby if you like Miguel way of life :)

Mon, 2 Aug 1999 12:36:40 +0200

src/tables.c: added the possibility for {load,save}_file functions in plug-ins to be named <plugin name>_{load,save}_file.

Sun, 1 Aug 1999 23:34:14 +0200

some files: made the first step to the improvement written below. Every view plug-ins are now included in a bigger gaby executable (I don't want comments about the way I did this; I'm not really proud)

Sun, 1 Aug 1999 16:08:12 +0200

plug-ins/view/*/*.c: uniformized the function names (I'm going to improve --enable-miguel-wishes)

Sat, 31 Jul 1999 05:09:18 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added two new attributes to the Window object: can_restrict_list (read-only) and restricted_list (write-only) to create Python filters

Thu, 29 Jul 1999 11:47:37 +0200

src/f_desc.c: added a new way to reduce desc.gnomecard: it is now possible to import one table structure from another descfile

Thu, 29 Jul 1999 01:06:44 +0200

src/f_desc.c: added a way to reduce desc.gnomecard: it is now possible to import the plugins_options section from another descfile.

Wed, 28 Jul 1999 19:58:38 +0200

plug-ins/actions/net/net.c: nearly finished the 'phone' action. It creates a valid number then asks if it is really valid. If it is the phone command is executed.

Tue, 27 Jul 1999 00:41:04 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added <subtable>.dict_fields and <subtable>.dict_i18n_fields that are dictionaries holding fields' numbers referenced by fields' names

Mon, 26 Jul 1999 23:35:26 +0200

src/menu.c: rewrote tip_of_the_day() so that it no longer requires Python (it consumed memory uselessly in 'normal' sessions with 'normal' users)

Mon, 26 Jul 1999 21:03:24 +0200

doc/, doc/topic.dat: added support for Gnome help system (but it currently only works with 'C' locale)

Sun, 25 Jul 1999 14:28:35 +0200

src/records.c: new function get_value_for_that_string() to convert any string to a gaby type

Sun, 25 Jul 1999 13:48:19 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: modified py_st_set_record_no() so that if the record's id is 0 it considers that it is a new record and add it to the table.

Sat, 24 Jul 1999 17:11:12 +0200

src/gabyscript.c: new program (gabyscript) to run scripts-fus from the command line, I wrote a few words on it in plug-ins/interpreter/python/README

Sat, 24 Jul 1999 16:19:46 +0200

src/menu.c, src/actions.c: moved actions-related functions from menu.c to actions.c

Thu, 22 Jul 1999 20:36:51 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: added an (optional) boolean parameter to <subtable>.get_record_no(i [, b]) that allows to get appropriate python types instead of plain strings for some types (int, real, boolean). Also changed set_record_no to understand them.

Thu, 22 Jul 1999 20:08:25 +0200

plug-ins/formats/gaby/gaby.c: speeded up loading of 'simple' files (files without '\') (actually it should be faster but I hadn't benchmarked it)

Wed, 14 Jul 1999 11:43:18 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: reworked everything so that it actually looks like something 'real' : objects have attributes, methods, ... This allows to write things like: 'record = win.subtable.get_record_no('

Tue, 13 Jul 1999 21:50:41 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: removed get_subtable_fields_name() since I implemented attributes to the GabySubTable object (documented in the README file of the same directory)

Mon, 12 Jul 1999 22:31:45 +0200

plug-ins/actions/scripts/ new file to show that a Python interpreter _is_ useful :)

Mon, 12 Jul 1999 21:11:15 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: changed every function that deals with subtable to use the new SubTable type instead of a simple string

Sun, 11 Jul 1999 22:50:30 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/python.c: changed py_get_record_no() so that it returns a list instead of a tuple.

Sun, 11 Jul 1999 16:08:48 +0200

src/menu.c: added launch_autoexec_script() that will execute ~/.gaby/scripts/autoexec.<appname> (or $(prefix)/..., read the source) on startup. I successfully replaced the current misc section from desc.gaby with the first 2 lines and a 6 lines script (included in data/autoexec.gaby).

Sun, 11 Jul 1999 16:00:40 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/{python.c,}: no new functions today but I rewrote lots of thing in the 'right way' (well... I hope it is) (eh! it's my first python module) (but I'll have to reimplement an object oriented wrapper in

Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:22:57 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/{python.c,}: added move_window() and resize_window() as well as an example in (available from desc.gtest)

Sat, 10 Jul 1999 15:55:06 +0200

plug-ins/interpreter/python/{python.c,}: added two new functions : add_bound_window() and remove_bound_window() (into the Window class)

Fri, 9 Jul 1999 12:36:14 +0200

po/no.po: I ran cvs last night and discovered about no.po, I still have problems with my mails so I'll thank Kjartan Maraas <> here : thanks.

Thu, 8 Jul 1999 21:39:59 +0200

plug-ins/formats/nosql/nosql.c: thanks to set_table_stringed_field() I wrote the loading part of this plug-in. (loading is now as simple as n * ( nb_fields*set_table_stringed_field +record_add) )

Thu, 8 Jul 1999 21:37:16 +0200

src/records.c: added set_table_stringed_field() that should help a lot format plug-ins (set_subtable_stringed_field() has been modified to use it)

Thu, 8 Jul 1999 13:19:33 +0200

plug-ins/actions/cd/cd.c: cddb_import now (correctly) handles tracks' duration. While playing with that I discovered that this is a Bad Idea (tm) to have 2 cd with the same title ('cause the form view uses the name to get the record's id and will only get the first record with that id)

Wed, 7 Jul 1999 - Tomas Ogren <> Added sv to ALL_LINGUAS

Wed, 7 Jul 1999 - Tomas Ogren <>

src/menu.c: Fixed an i18n issue (don't do '_("")' .. breaks stuff)

Tue, 6 Jul 1999 16:06:54 +0200

src/f_desc.c: improved T_RECORDS support: embedded views may now be any kind of view (but it has to support the 'what' data (currently list and xlist)).

Tue, 6 Jul 1999 14:35:17 +0200

src/tables.c: improved the indexes creation (used for table_{next,...}). Testing with gaby-apt (3222 records) I got 4 seconds with the previous function and 0 seconds (time(2) only counts seconds :) ) with the new one. (note that sorting date doesn't seem working right now)

Tue, 6 Jul 1999 01:55:15 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added an 'are you sure?' dialog when the user choose to remove a record. The next thing to do is a way to disable it :)

Tue, 6 Jul 1999 01:20:05 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added a config option to know if the user want the field description shown in the status bar (default is yes)

Tue, 6 Jul 1999 01:11:05 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/canvas.c: if dnd worked you'd have an updated configure box after dropping a color but since it is still broken you won't be able to experience that :) There's also a fix so that it works with colors with values less than 0x10.

Mon, 5 Jul 1999 17:46:21 +0200

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: improved sorting so that it works with numbers and dates (instead of simple string sorting).

Sat, 3 Jul 1999 15:08:54 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: the scrollbar is now automagically moved if the focus goes on a widget out of the scrolledwindow viewport. This is really cool to have :)

Fri, 2 Jul 1999 12:00:58 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added real support for spin buttons (tested with desc.gbc) (both T_INTEGER and T_REAL are supported)

Fri, 2 Jul 1999 01:30:26 +0200

src/struct.h: in union data I replaced 'double d' with 'float d' so the sizeof(union data) is divided by 2 (it is now 4 bytes) (I no longer have g_mem_profile() but this can't be bad) (I know about you, 64-bits people, but if you want to ship me an alpha so I can play with that I'll be happy to join you against 386-isms :) )

Thu, 1 Jul 1999 20:16:28 +0200

src/records.c: added records_are_different() as yet another helper function for plug-ins (it is already called from plug-ins/view/form/form.c)

Thu, 1 Jul 1999 19:33:00 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: reworked form_record_save() in a (much) cleaner way. It now has a form_get_record() function that will be used in several other functions too. While moving I also added support for spin_for_numeric to form_get_record() (form_record_save() didn't support this)

Thu, 1 Jul 1999 11:46:14 +0200

src/tables.c: added record_free() that does what its name says.

Wed, 30 Jun 1999 20:55:02 +0200

plug-ins/view/xlist/xlist.c: a right-button click will now popup a menu with available actions for the current table.

Tue, 29 Jun 1999 00:14:15 +0200

src/main.c, src/gaby.h: the code becomes less and less elegant - I added 4 _global_ variables that holds the lists of tables, subtables, views and actions. You should try to avoid them in plug-ins (use the args) (if you can't do without them please mail me)

Sun, 27 Jun 1999 23:15:27 +0200

src/v_main.c: added the possibility to avoid {menu,status}bar in the main window. This might be useful with view plug-ins that won't have {menu,status}bar but won't want the default ones.

Sun, 27 Jun 1999 20:47:42 +0200

plug-ins/print/html/html.c, plug-ins/print/latex/latex.c: when fast printing if the filename doesn't end with .html (or .tex) the extension is added automatically.

Sun, 27 Jun 1999 20:45:31 +0200

src/menu.c, src/w_print.c: implemented the 'print fast' option. With this option enabled Gaby won't ask you anything when printing and will create <app name>_output.<ext> as fast as possible.

Sat, 26 Jun 1999 14:34:28 +0200

src/main.c: added a new way to use desc files (after symlinks and --as). It is now possible to use desc.gcd (or anything else) with a symlink named gaby-gcd or gcd-gaby.

Thu, 24 Jun 1999 21:51:59 +0200

src/struct.h (!!!), plug-ins/view/form/form.c, src/menu.c: added a view_save() function to view plug-ins. It is used when Gaby needs to be on a saved record (with id!=0). Default to NULL and handled correctly.

Thu, 24 Jun 1999 11:32:24 +0200

src/main.c: ~/.gaby was never created (this bug was introduced in 1.9.7)

Thu, 24 Jun 1999 11:23:26 +0200

src/main.c, src/menu.c: added a 'Welcome to Gaby !' box that is shown the first time Gaby is launched. It should be extended to provide a little introduction to Gaby and its basic concepts (subtables, views, ...)

Wed, 23 Jun 1999 23:41:25 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added support for check button for boolean fields. Untested.

Wed, 23 Jun 1999 22:27:02 +0200

src/f_desc.c (st_load_struct): added a default behaviour if no subtable section can be found in a desc file.

Tue, 22 Jun 1999 17:44:13 +0200

src/f_desc.c, src/menu.c, src/v_main.c: added a 'size' attribute to the windows defined in 'begin misc'.

Tue, 22 Jun 1999 00:06:08 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: fixed a bug that prevented changes being done after a date field to be recorded.

Sun, 20 Jun 1999 23:55:54 +0200

plug-ins/view/filter/filter.c: added the choice between 'and' and 'or' to link conditions

Sat, 19 Jun 1999 19:56:58 +0200

src/f_config.c: added get_config_int() and write_config_int() (see documentation to know what they do)

Sat, 19 Jun 1999 19:46:46 +0200

gaby.spec: new file to please RPMs users (contributed by Dag Wieers <>)

Thu, 17 Jun 1999 17:49:52 +0200

src/configure.c: fixed random bugs that happened with actions and print plug-ins if the configuration box was previously opened then closed.

Thu, 17 Jun 1999 13:47:22 +0200

src/configure.c: voila, no more 'Error reading from a file (/var/state/gaby/table.AddressBook)' if you don't want this file. The configuration box is called 'file properties' (it will also allow to change file permissions later).

Wed, 16 Jun 1999 22:58:12 +0200

acconfig.h,, src/main.c: added handling of Irix (it has getopt.h, getopt() but not get getopt_long()) (problem reported by Larry Hunter <>)

Wed, 16 Jun 1999 17:09:22 +0200

src/menu.c, src/configure.c, src/f_desc.c, src/tables.c: added a new 'common' configure box to let users disable files (locations) they don't want. (the configure box isn't finished)

Tue, 15 Jun 1999 22:09:49 +0200

plug-ins/formats/addressbook/: added support for the birthday field

Tue, 15 Jun 1999 19:35:16 +0200

plug-ins/format/vcard/vcard.c: added support for urls and fixed handling of the city field (thanks to Frank Schmidt <>)

Tue, 15 Jun 1999 17:37:41 +0200

src/records.c: added support for T_Thu, 17 Jan 2002 10:47:20 to cnd_is(), cnd_is_not(), cnd_is_greater() and cnd_is_less()

Mon, 14 Jun 1999 22:27:44 +0200

src/f_desc.c (st_fields_only_these): fixed my (undocumented) one-line fix whose goal was to 'optimize' translations (it caused a segfault with desc.genealogy)

Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:36:37 +0200

src/records.c: added support for T_STRINGS to cnd_has() and cnd_start_with()

Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:36:06 +0200

src/struct.h (union data), src/records.c (set_subtable_stringed_field, get_table_stringed_field, cnd_is), plug-ins/format/gaby/gaby.c (record_add_str, record_get_str), plug-ins/view/form/form.c (line_add, form_record_save, form_fill_real): added real support for T_BOOLEAN. (the huge number of file means that you will discover bugs)

Mon, 14 Jun 1999 21:17:05 +0200

src/records.c: added proper support for the date field into set_subtable_stringed_field()

Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:34:15 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: added a 'changed' attribute to the date field when shown as a GtkCalendar to prevent writing the default date (1/1/1999) when saving file).

Sun, 13 Jun 1999 16:22:44 +0200

data/desc.gcd: s/with all fields/with every fields/g. I don't remember I changed this (I should keep a better ChangeLog).

Sat, 12 Jun 1999 23:35:32 +0200

Released 1.9.7

Sat, 12 Jun 1999 13:41:32 +0200

src/main.c: gaby won't even try to run if plug-ins are not installed.

Fri, 11 Jun 1999 23:10:35 +0200

Nothing! : dragging a color on the canvas freezes gaby :( -> Don't try it at home (it freezes within gtk (not really my fault ?))

Fri, 11 Jun 1999 00:08:46 +0200

plug-ins/actions/net/net.c, src/gaby.h: changed a few words to make Gaby compile on Irix (problems reported by Larry Hunter <>)

Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:48:50 +0200

src/menu.c: fixed a bug that caused segfault if you destroyed a bound window and then did an action that would have resulted in a change in this bound window. Not clear ? Doesn't matter, it's fixed.

Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:21:59 +0200

src/tables.c: (record_remove_id) i!=j, I was certainly asleep when I wrote this function. No more segfaults when removing a record.

Wed, 9 Jun 1999 19:14:32 +0200

plug-ins/view/form/form.c: freed the memory after gtk_editable_get_chars()

Tue, 8 Jun 1999 15:39:37 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/: completed this plug-in, color changes can now be written on disk.

Mon, 7 Jun 1999 20:20:58 +0200

builder/: New version (0.8) of the builder, read builder/TODO

Mon, 7 Jun 1999 00:23:05 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/: the configure box is almost finished (it doesn't write on disk the changes). And for mouse lovers it is also possible to drop a color from a color selection window on any part of the canvas and voila it's changed.

Sun, 6 Jun 1999 15:03:29 +0200

src/menu.c: fixed the bug I thought I had fixed 29 May, 17:40. I hope.

Sun, 6 Jun 1999 00:14:32 +0200

plug-ins/view/canvas/: I'm still in exam (oops... I almost forgot it) so I did this view quickly. So quickly that I impressed myself :) It features everything from the addresscanvas view, works with any desc file (where an appropriate section is present, looks into desc.gaby for an example) and is only 695 lines (addresscanvas is 773lines-long). Did I say 'impressive' ?

Sat, 5 Jun 1999 19:39:12 +0200

src/f_desc.c: added get_plugin_options(char *) to retrieve plugin-specific lines from a desc file. This will be used in the canvas view. (I had to create a new global variable 'appname' to hold the app name (gaby, gcd, videobase, ...)).

Thu, 3 Jun 1999 19:29:11 +0200

Added Finnish translation for most of the desc files

Wed, 2 Jun 1999 15:43:59 +0200

plug-ins/view/{list.c,filter.c}: added support for filters to the list view

Mon, 31 May 1999 16:22:41 +0200

some files: added the possibility to work _without_ plug-in for people experiencing problems with them. It is now possible to have form and list views and gaby file format embedded in the program (it will still try to use dynamic linking for other plug-ins). There is a drawback : no more configure boxes for the form view (list view and gaby format didn't have configure options so it is not a problem for them). This option is enabled using ./configure --enable-miguel-wishes (the name will change :) )

Sun, 30 May 1999 15:57:08 +0200

po/fi.po: Finnish translation from Matti Koskimies <>

Sun, 30 May 1999 14:23:56 +0200

plug-ins/view/filter/: added support for 2 conditions (with a 'and' between), the code is there for more lines if you feel 2 is not enough but it is not yet customizable by the user.

Sat, 29 May 1999 17:40:34 +0200

src/menu.c: s/windows_already_there/window_already_there/g. I also believe it was this function that caused random segfaults when adding a new view (reported by If I am right they are fixed now.

Sat, 29 May 1999 16:58:15 +0200

everywhere: Replaced every occurence of {malloc,strdup,free,...} with their glib brothers (g_*). This has advantages like the ability to use g_mem_profile.

Fri, 28 May 1999 21:57:08 +0200

Released 1.9.6

Fri, 28 May 1999 19:31:21 +0200

builder/: New version (0.7) of the builder (featuring limited support for the bind option, gnome support and more)

Fri, 28 May 1999 15:41:36 +0200

src/configure.c: added a 'show tips on startup' checkbox

Thu, 27 May 1999 13:44:19 +0200

plug-ins/view/filter/: it works but currently only the xlist view is able to use those filters. Therefore the affected window is the first xlist window and there are no ways to change that (this will change). Don't expect too much improvements in it in the next few weeks since I'm going to face exams, play with it, send suggestions, bugs and I'll look into that (you should also play with the builder and send comments to Ron (read AUTHORS)).

Thu, 27 May 1999 00:39:01 +0200

plug-ins/view/filter/: began something to define filters. It is implemented as a view plug-in since it was the quickest way to do it (and not the worst).

Wed, 26 May 1999 15:08:58 +0200

README.translations: added a short 'translating gaby' section that talks about gettext and the other places where translations are needed (desc files, ...)

Mon, 24 May 1999 18:37:19 +0200

src/menu.c: added import/export to the plain-gtk version

Mon, 24 May 1999 14:10:34 +0200

src/f_desc.c, src/w_binding.c: added support for bound windows defined in desc files (mainly thanks to Ron)

Sat, 22 May 1999 21:09:05 +0200

src/records.c: added cnd_regex (C_REGEX) to use regular expressions as filters.

Sat, 22 May 1999 21:07:33 +0200

data/ replaced desc.gaby by this file that will generate desc.gaby on ./configure time. This means that desc.gaby won't be filled with Gnome related options for people compiling without Gnome.

Sat, 22 May 1999 00:34:29 +0200

src/ and doc/ small bug fixes to remove bashism and asumption that perl is /usr/bin/perl (report by

Fri, 21 May 1999 23:08:27 +0200

Released 1.9.5

Fri, 21 May 1999 21:56:14 +0200

every improved the installation process to help packages creators ( (rpm), (deb) and (slp)). Installation should be straight-forward now even when not installing where it was not configured to go (but it needs to be there once the package is installed)

Fri, 21 May 1999 18:55:05 +0200

src/tables.c: added table_{next,prev,first,last}_with_conditions to perform those common actions but only in records fulfilling given conditions.

Thu, 20 May 1999 21:06:08 +0200

src/records.c: added support for 'or' and 'and' conditions and rewrote a few conditions related functions (this code is still useless since there are no gui to use it but it will arrive)

Thu, 20 May 1999 01:02:56 +0200

plug-ins/formats/addressbook/: fixed the _stupid_ bug in load_file that prevented this plug-in to work in this way (thanks Ron - I should sleep a few days :) )

Wed, 19 May 1999 22:04:40 +0200

builder/*: New version (0.6) of the builder, read builder/ChangeLog for changes.

Wed, 19 May 1999 21:56:46 +0200

po/es.po: Spanish translation from Carlos M. Fernandez <>.

Wed, 19 May 1999 14:54:53 +0200

src/menu.c: Fixed a problem with GTK+ 1.2.3 (I think) that uses an other way to store menu items labels (re-I think). Anyway it was broken and it is now fixed.

Tue, 18 May 1999 22:46:04 +0200

Released 1.9.4

Tue, 18 May 1999 19:53:50 +0200 added a --disable-python option that does what you think it does

Mon, 17 May 1999 20:06:27 +0200

src/records.c: records were not freed once removed, this is fixed now (I wonder how long this bug lasted)

Sun, 16 May 1999 22:53:46 +0200

plug-ins/formats/addressbook/: fixed writing but reading still acts as if it was broken :(

Sun, 16 May 1999 15:26:29 +0200

plug-ins/view/gnomecard/: added a view plug-in to emulate the look and feel of GnomeCard (there is also desc.gnomecard in data/)

Sat, 15 May 1999 00:05:35 +0200

Released 1.9.3

Fri, 14 May 1999 23:56:30 +0200

every ensure that files are installed in $(DESTDIR)$(prefix) and not in $(prefix) (many thanks to who made me figure that)

Fri, 14 May 1999 21:16:49 +0200

src/v_main.c: Fixed update_windows(widget) since calling it with NULL as widget caused segfaulting (this broke importing)

Fri, 14 May 1999 20:43:13 +0200

plug-ins/view/hello/hello.c: this _stupid_ sample view managed to segfault on empty tables (fixed in the code and in the documentation) (report by

Fri, 14 May 1999 19:22:45 +0200

plug-ins/formats/videobase/: added missing files (sorry for 1.9.2)

Fri, 14 May 1999 19:21:22 +0200

builder/*: New version (0.5) of the builder (with revamped desc loading routine, GUI support for the misc section, ...)

Fri, 14 May 1999 14:08:49 +0200

src/w_print.c: In print dialog 'ok' button is only sensitive if a subtable is selected (suggested by

Thu, 13 May 1999 20:08:56 +0200

src/f_config.c: Fixed a really stupid bug which prevented long strings to be written in a configuration file (and caused segfaults) (report by

Thu, 13 May 1999 17:39:33 +0200

Released 1.9.2

Thu, 13 May 1999 13:44:25 +0200

docs/ Added gaby_tips_fr.txt to DIST

Tue, 11 May 1999 21:33:55 +0200

plug-ins/formats/videobase/: plug-in for videobase format (videobase is Ron's Movie database)

Tue, 11 May 1999 21:32:21 +0200

src/menu.c: import was exporting :( (noticed and 'one char fix' by Ron)

Tue, 11 May 1999 21:30:58 +0200

builder/*: New version of Ron Bessem's builder (I should read my mails before uploading new versions)

Tue, 11 May 1999 20:40:37 +0200

Released 1.9.1

Mon, 10 May 1999 22:56:46 +0200

po/nl.po: Added Dutch translation (by <> (yes he can do something else than reporting bugs))

Mon, 10 May 1999 22:04:16 +0200

src/menu.c: gaby couldn't find print_plugin_get_list() (which was removed after the print plug-in reorganization) in the plain-gtk version (I should use it more often) (reports by and

Mon, 10 May 1999 21:55:33 +0200

doc/ don't abort if jade is not present (report by
plug-ins/format/addressbook: check if there are enough ';' on the line (report by (who wanted to import INSTALL (crazy guy :) )))
src/w_manage.c: tell the user he has to select a subtable when importing/exporting if none are selected (it segfaulted) (report by
src/records.c: gaby segfaulted (sometimes!) when removing a record (report by

Mon, 10 May 1999 21:11:32 +0200

plug-ins/actions/gnomepim/: started corba handling as in gnome-pim; a bit difficult since I don't have any documentation and since it is not yet really implemented in gnome-pim (and that I don't have anything to test it (Balsa?)); anyway this is one more step to leave the island.

Mon, 10 May 1999 20:23:59 +0200

plug-ins/actions/script/: added which shows a tip on startup (using Python), there are actually no way to remove them (excepted removing the file). Tips are located in doc/gaby_tips.txt (and doc/gaby_tips_XX.txt for translations).

Mon, 10 May 1999 15:49:34 +0200

f_desc.c (load_actions): Added 'events' for actions, there is actually EVENT_MENU and EVENT_STARTUP. Examples are provided in desc.gtest, actions without events will have EVENT_MENU set.

Sat, 8 May 1999 15:59:56 +0200

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