GNOME Video Arcade Changelog

New in version 0.8.0

May 16th, 2011
  • GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.0
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  • The feature set of version 0.8.0 is identical to 0.7.1, but now uses current GNOME 3 technologies and drops several GNOME 2 era dependencies such as GConf, libunique, and dbus-glib.
  • GNOME #622933: Migrate from dbus-glib to GDBus (reported by Andre Klapper, patched by Bastien Nocera)
  • GNOME #642689: README out of date: sdlmame does not exist anymore (reported by Emmanuel Kasper)
  • GNOME #643000: Bump libwnck requirement to 2.91.6 (reported and patched by Bastien Nocera)
  • Add GenericName and make desktop file strings translatable.
  • Add to POTFILES.in. (Jordi Mallach)
  • Remove deprecated "Encoding" key from desktop file. (Jordi Mallach)
  • Remove gettext calls from all g_message() strings. (Jordi Mallach)
  • New Translations:
  • Catalan (Jordi Mallach)
  • Romanian (Lucian Adrian Grijincu)
  • Russian (Yuri Myasoedov)
  • Simplified Chinese (Yinghua Wang)
  • Updated Translations:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Djavan Fagundes)
  • Czech (Marek ÄŒernocký)
  • Danish (Joe Hansen)
  • French (Claude Paroz)
  • Galician (Fran Diéguez)
  • German (Mario Blättermann)
  • Norwegian BokmÃ¥l (Kjartan Maraas)
  • Slovenian (Matej Urbančič, Andrej ŽnidarÅ¡ič)
  • Spanish (Jorge González, Daniel Mustieles)
  • Swedish (Daniel Nylander)

New in version 0.7.1 (June 1st, 2010)

  • GNOME Video Arcade now detects changes to your ROMs directory, such as adding or removing games, while its running and offers to rescan your ROM files in order to present an updated game list without having to restart the application.
  • GNOME Video Arcade is now a "single-instance" application. That means if you launch it while it's already running, it will simply present the existing window instead of creating a second window. This adds a new dependency on libunique.
  • Updated Translations:
  • Brazilian Portuguese (Flamarion Jorge)
  • Danish (Lars Christian Jensen)
  • French (Bruno Brouard)
  • Norwegian Bokmål (Kjartan Maraas)
  • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)

New in version 0.7.0 (March 12th, 2010)

  • In the Properties window you can now listen to music clips of the selected game. Not all games have music clips available. Requires GStreamer libraries.
  • Search entry has a "clear search" button.
  • Position of main window is remembered across sessions.
  • Size of Properties window is remembered across sessions.
  • About dialog has a link to the GNOME Video Arcade website.
  • Better error handling when data files like Catver.ini and nplayers.ini are missing or unparsable.
  • Fixed the strange resizing behavior in the Properties window. Window expanded fine but shrunk very slowly while trying to continuously word wrap the history content.
  • GTK+ requirement bumped from 2.12 to 2.18.
  • libgnome dependency is completely gone.
  • Updated Translations:
  • Czech (Marek Cernocky)
  • Galician (Fran Diéguez)
  • German (Mario Blättermann)
  • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)
  • Spanish (Jorge González)

New in version 0.6.8 (January 24th, 2010)

  • "Last Played" column, which when sorted shows the most recently played games.
  • Introduce an optional dependency on the GLib bindings for D-Bus, which is used to inhibit GNOME's screen saver from starting while playing a game in fullscreen mode.
  • Drop dependency on libglade. Use GtkBuilder instead.
  • Bugs Fixed:
  • GNOME #597947: Missing no-c-format marker when string contains % (reported by Claude Paroz)
  • GNOME #598038: Remove old translation helper files (reported by Claude Paroz)
  • GNOME #605766: Non-translatable strings in the catalog (reported by Flamarion Jorge)
  • User Interface Translations:
  • Complete Czech translation by Marek Cernocky
  • Complete German translation by Mario Blättermann
  • Complete Italian translation by Diego Pierotto
  • Partial Danish translation by Lars C. Jensen and Joe Hansen
  • Partial French translation by Claude Paroz
  • Partial Greek translation by Kostas Papadimas
  • Partial Punjabi translation by A S Alam
  • Partial Slovenian translation by Matej Urbančič and Andrej ŽnidarÅ¡ič
  • Partial Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez and Omar Campagne
  • Partial Swedish translation by Daniel Nylander
  • Documentation Translations:
  • Complete Italian translation by Diego Pierotto
  • Partial German translation by Mario Blättermann
  • Partial Spanish translation by Jorge Gonzalez and Omar Campagne

New in version 0.6.6 (April 5th, 2009)

  • Project moved to GitHub.
  • GNOME Video Arcade can now be configured to parse a nplayers.ini file at startup. See the README files for details. This unlocks a more descriptive tooltip for the Players column, as well as new Players (Alt.) and Players (Sim.) columns, which show the maximum number of alternating and simultaneous players (respectively) a game supports.
  • If GNOME Video Arcade is built against GTK+ 2.14 or later it will no longer link to libgnome, which is a deprecated GNOME platform library. Note the mimimum required GTK+ version is still 2.12.

New in version 0.6.5 (November 21st, 2008)

  • SF Bug #2314490: Segfault while scanning roms. Reported and tested by Daniel Rammelt.
  • Set the GVA_DEBUG environment variable to "io" for more detailed debugging messages during runtime.