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10 November 2014
Release 3.2.1 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 3.2.0 include

  • Fixed "new label dialog" crash introduced with Gtk 3.14
  • Fixed text box layout problems with center and right alignment
  • Updated UI translations:
    • Andika Triwidada (id)
    • Daniel Mustieles (es)
    • Dimitris Spingos (el)
    • Jiri Grönroos (fi)
    • Lasse Liehu (fi)
    • Marek Černocký (cs)
    • Mario Blättermann (de)
    • Martin Srebotnjak (sl)
    • Matej Urbančič (sl)
    • Rūdolfs Mazurs (lv)
    • Мирослав Николић (sr) (sr@latin)
  • Updated Doc translations:
    • Daniel Mustieles (es)
    • Dimitris Spingos (el)
    • Marek Černocký (cs)
    • Piotr Drąg (fr)

Download here.

28 October 2013
Release 3.2.0 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 3.0.1 include

  • Fixed bug causing object editor to remain active after object deleted.
  • Embed text directly to printstream rather than outline
  • Added workaround for pango kerning bug: pango-cairo bug #700592.
  • Fixed many gtk+ deprecations.
  • Documentation updates.
  • Fixed desktop file validation problems.
  • Added appdata file.
  • Updated to work with evolution-data-server API breakage.
  • New templates and fixes
17 September 2012
Release 3.0.1 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 3.0.0 include

  • Fixed bug causing extra pages to be printed when doing a document merge
  • Fixed font scaling problems when doing a document merge
  • Added missing dependencies to libglabels and libglbarcode pkg-config files
  • Fixed invalid gsettings schema file
  • Fixed incorrect clip region for rectangular labels
  • Numerous new templates and fixes
  • Updated and new translations:
    • Japanese (Takeshi AIHANA, Jiro Matsuzawa)
    • German (Mario Blättermann)
    • Spanish (Daniel Mustieles, Jorge González)
    • Serbian (Мирослав Николић)
    • Finnish (Jiri Grönroos)
    • British English (Bruce Cowan)
    • French (Claud Paroz, Bruno Brouard)
    • Norwegian bokmål (Kjartan Maraas)
    • Indonesian (Andika Triwidada)
    • Greek (Efstathios Iosifidis, Konstantinos Chortis)
    • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič, Matej Urbančič, Martin Srebotnjak)
    • Czech (Marek Černocký)
    • Russian (Александр Прокудин, Yuri Myasoedov)
    • Esperanto (Kristjan SCHMIDT)
    • Arabic (Hatim Ali)

Download here.

16 May 2011
Release 3.0.0 (Stable)

It's finally here, version 3.0.

Changes/fixes since 2.2.8 include

  • Migrated to GNOME 3 platform
    • Ported to Gtk3
    • Ported from gconf to gsettings
  • Updated manual and ported to Mallard
  • Added text merge backend that uses semicolon delimeters
  • Improve appearance of shadows of boxes and ellipses
  • Added shadow property of image objects
  • Added native support for SVG images
  • Added full-featured barcode backend for libzint (Sam Lown, Robin Stuart)
  • Refactoring of barcode subsystem
    • Moved core barcode support to its own library (libglbarcode)
    • Added onecode backend to libglbarcode
    • Resurrected built-in Code39 backend and added to libglbarcode (from way back in glabels 0.1.x)
    • Allow selection of barcode backend from UI
  • Added Undo/Redo capability
  • New wizard based "New Label" dialog
  • Can now manage user created templates from within glabels
  • Now uses "XDG Base Directory Specification" to locate user templates
  • New "Insert Field" button
  • Allow pasting of images and text from other apps as new objects
  • Fixed focus problems which prevented proper copy and paste operation within the text editor
  • CSV merge backend can now harvest 1st line of CSV file for field names
  • New font selection widget
  • New color selection widget
  • Support parallel installation with older versions of glabels
  • Updated license to GPL3+
  • New logo and theme friendly icons
  • Added support for elliptical templates
  • Added many new templates
  • Updated translations:
    • Czech (Marek Černocký)
    • Danish (Joe Hansen)
    • Dutch (Mario Blättermann, Hannie Dumoleyn)
    • French (Claude Paroz, Bruno Brouard, Gérard Baylard)
    • German (Mario Blättermann)
    • Japanese (Takayuki KUSANO, Takayoshi OKANO)
    • Spanish (Daniel Mustieles)
    • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)
    • Catalan (Valencian) (David Planella)
    • Swedish (Daniel Nylander)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (Michel Recondo, Henrique P. Machado, Antonio Fernandes C. Neto)
03 January 2011
Release 2.3.1 (Unstable)

This is the second snapshot of the 2.3.x development series. The purpose of this series is to preview and test code and features for glabels 3.0. Features and prerequisites are likely to change drastically from snapshot to snapshot. If you are not willing to put up with this or even things that may not work quite right yet, you should probably continue to use 2.2.8. Let the testing begin...

Changes/fixes since 2.3.0 include

  • Migrated to GNOME 3 platform
    • Ported to Gtk3
    • Ported from gconf to gsettings
  • Updated manual and ported to Mallard
  • Added text merge backend that uses semicolon delimeters
  • Improve appearance of shadows of boxes and ellipses
  • Added shadow property of image objects
  • Added native support for SVG images
  • Added full-featured barcode backend for libzint (Sam Lown, Robin Stuart)
  • Refactoring of barcode subsystem
    • Moved core barcode support to its own library (libglbarcode)
    • Added onecode backend to libglbarcode
    • Resurrected built-in Code39 backend and added to libglbarcode (from way back in glabels 0.1.x)
    • Allow selection of barcode backend from UI
  • New logo and theme friendly icons
  • Added support for elliptical templates
  • Added many new templates
  • Updated translations:
    • Czech (Marek Černocký)
    • Danish (Joe Hansen)
    • French (Claude Paroz, Bruno Brouard, Gérard Baylard)
    • German (Mario Blättermann)
    • Spanish (Daniel Mustieles)
    • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)
    • Catalan (Valencian) (David Planella)
    • Swedish (Daniel Nylander)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (Michel Recondo, Henrique P. Machado, Antonio Fernandes C. Neto)
06 June 2010
Release 2.3.0 (Unstable)

This is the first snapshot of the 2.3.x development series. The purpose of this series is to preview and test code and features for glabels 3.0. Features and prerequisites are likely to change drastically from snapshot to snapshot. If you are not willing to put up with this or even things that may not work quite right yet, you should probably continue to use 2.2.8. Let the testing begin...

Changes/fixes since 2.2.x include

  • Removed use of deprecations in platform:
    • Migrated from libglade to GtkBuilder
    • Removed all dependencies on libgnome and libgnomeui
    • Removed all GTK+ and GLIB deprecations as of GNOME 2.30
    • Use accessor functions in GTK+ and GLIB
  • Major refactoring of code
  • Added Undo/Redo capability
  • GnuBarcode backend is now optional and is no longer distributed with glabels
  • IEC16022 (datamatrix) barcode backend is now optional and is no longer distributed with glabels
  • Added optional IEC18004 (QRCode) barcode backend (Daniel Mueller)
  • Added optional Zint barcode backend (currently ony supports GS1-128, but other barcodes will be supported by this backend in the future). (Samual Lown)
  • Now uses "XDG Base Directory Specification" to locate user templates
  • New wizard based "New Label" dialog
  • Can now manage user created templates from within glabels
  • New "Insert Field" button
  • Allow pasting of images and text from other apps as new objects
  • Fixed focus problems which prevented proper copy and paste operation within the text editor
  • CSV merge backend can now harvest 1st line of CSV file for field names
  • New font selection widget
  • New color selection widget
  • Support parallel installation with older versions of glabels
  • Updated license to GPL3+
  • Full translations of application strings for this release:
    • German (Mario Blättermann)
    • Spanish (Daniel Mustieles)
    • Brazilian Portuguese (Michel Recondo)
    • Danish (Joe Hansen)
    • French (Claude Paroz)
    • Slovenian (Andrej Žnidaršič)
19 April 2010
Release 2.2.8 (Stable)

Packagers: please update to this version as soon as possible. This release fixes a crash that makes glabels completely unusable on the latest distributions which use Gnome 2.30 (GLib 2.24.0 in particular).

Changes/fixes since 2.2.7 include

  • Fix crash caused by new g_new macros in glib-2.24.0
  • Removed extra padding in "New label" dialog
  • New Norwegian bokmål translation (Kjartan Maraas)
  • New Portuguese translation (Filipe Roque)
  • Updated Japanese translation (Takeshi AIHANA)
  • Updated Spanish translation (Jorge González)
  • Updated Fresh translation (Bruno Brouard)
  • Updated German translation (Mario Blättermann)
  • Updated Slovenian translation (Andrej Žnidaršič)
  • Updated Czech translation (Marek Černocký)
  • New templates
02 March 2010
Release 2.2.7 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.7 include

  • Fixed limitation on encoded image sizes (fix only valid if libxml 2.7+ is installed)
  • Fixed focus behavior of canvas so that focus does not get stolen when highlighting text in the object editor
  • New Slovenian translation (Andrej Žnidaršič)
  • New Danish translation (Joe Hansen)
  • Updated Czech translation (Marek Cernocky)
  • Updated German translation (Mario Blättermann)
  • Updated German help manual translation (Mario Blättermann)
  • New French translation of help manual (Alain Lojewski and Claude Paroz)
  • New Czech translation of help manual (Marek Cernocky)
  • New Spanish translation of help manual (Jorge González)
  • New templates
11 November 2009
Release 2.2.6 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.5 include

  • Fixed drawing artifact with round labels.
  • Fixed several memory issues.
  • Fixed several UI inconsistencies when changing merge source.
  • Fixed potiential crash when doing a document merge.
  • Now makes a better guess at locale defaults (page size and units).
  • Updated user documentation (Mario Blättermann).
  • Updated swedish translation (Daniel Nylander).
  • Updated german translation (Mario Blättermann).
  • Updated russian translation (Alexandre Prokoudine).
  • Updated french translation (Claude Paroz).
  • New chinese translation (Careon).
  • New catalan translation (David Planella).
  • Updated german translation of user documentation (Mario Blättermann).
  • New templates.
30 April 2009
Release 2.2.5 (Stable)

Packagers: please update to this version as soon as possible. This release fixes a set of problems that made glabels unusable on the latest distributions which use Gnome 2.26/Gtk 2.16.

Changes/fixes since 2.2.4 include

  • Fixed spinbutton/adjustment bugs that made glabels unusable with Gtk 2.16.
  • Fixed default preview colors in color combos.
  • Updated german translation (Mario Blättermann).
  • New templates.
22 December 2008
Release 2.2.4 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.3 include

  • Corrected button order in "Open" and "Save as" dialogs.
  • Fixed performance problem when large number of fonts are installed.
  • Corrected several i18n problems.
  • Fixed "paste" bug that created phantom object views.
  • Fixed performacne problem when many objects are selected.
  • New templates.
19 August 2008
Release 2.2.3 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.2 include

  • Explicitely set page size when printing -- don't let print back-end use a default size (Bug #2049431).
  • Sets more appropriate object size limits for any aspect ratio (Bug #1993550).
  • Fixed crash of glabels-batch (Bug #1968653).
  • Fixed bug with barcode and image merge radio buttons (Bug #1959135).
  • Will now attempt to parse newer namespaces (Bug #1872584).
  • Fixed drawing errors when drawing markup on rotated labels.
  • New korean translation (xein@navir.com).
  • New templates.
22 February 2008
Release 2.2.2, "Walt Whitman High" (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.1 include

  • Fixed crash when creating Code128C barcode (Bug #1766425).
  • Explicitely set page size when printing "other" page size.
  • Fixed rendering bug with bitmap fonts.
  • Fixed rendering problem when displaying "Invalid barcode data".
  • Fixed crash when deleting multi-object selections.
  • Enforce minimum size for images to prevent rendering of images of zero size.
  • Fixed problem with image size spinboxes (Bug #1886438).
  • Fixed template example in documentation.
  • Use default units when writing xml files.
23 January 2008
Release 2.2.1 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.2.0 include

  • Font lists are now sorted alphabetically.
  • Evolution records are now sorted by the "file_under" field.
  • Fixed clipping bug when rotating labels.
26 December 2007
Release 2.2.0 (Stable)

After two years in the making, it's finally here...

A new stable release. The underlying technology has been largely overhauled from the 2.0.x branch. The libgnomeprint library has been completely replaced with Cairo and the new GtkPrintOperation API. One side effect of print rendering with Cairo is that image compositing now works at full resolution. Cairo has also replaced GnomeCanvas in the main display and drawing interface. Many other deprecated dependencies have been replaced as well. Because of this, this version requires at least Gnome 2.16.

Changes/fixes since 2.0.4 include

  • Migrated from EggRecent to GtkRecentManager
  • Migrated from libgnomeprint to GtkPrintOperation and Cairo.
  • Migrated from libgnomeprint to Pango for text layout.
  • Migrated GnomeDruid to GtkAssistant for template designer.
  • Migrated from GnomeCanvas to Cairo.
  • Removed all deprecated widgets as of Gnome-2.16/Gtk-2.10.
  • Added categorization of templates and an updated New Label dialog.
  • New label dialog now allows selection of recently used templates
  • Removed splash screen.
  • Added initial support for datamatrix 2D barcodes.
  • Added support for Brazilian CEPNet barcodes.
  • Added shadow attribute to label objects.
  • New merge backend for evolution data server
  • Various bug fixes.
  • New templates.
9 December 2007
Release 2.1.5 (Unstable)

This is hopefully the final development release before 2.2. Please download and test.

Changes/fixes since 2.1.4 include

  • New label dialog now allows selection of recently used templates
  • Store brand and part number as separate fields in templates
  • Major cleanup of libglabels API and documentation
  • Minor bug fixes (and probably some new bugs).
17 August 2007
Release 2.1.4 (Unstable)

It's been over a year in the making...

Although this latest development snapshot has only a few functional updates, its underlying technology has been largely overhauled. The libgnomeprint library has been completely replaced with the new GtkPrintOperation and Cairo. One side effect of print rendering with Cairo is that image compositing now works at full resolution. Cairo has also replaced GnomeCanvas in the main display and drawing interface. Many other deprecated dependencies have been replaced as well. Because of this, this version requires at least Gnome 2.16.

Changes/fixes since 2.1.3 include

  • Added categorization of templates and an updated New Label dialog.
  • Added initial support for datamatrix 2D barcodes.
  • Migrated from EggRecent to GtkRecentManager.
  • Migrated from libgnomeprint to GtkPrintOperation and Cairo.
  • Migrated from libgnomeprint to Pango for text layout.
  • Migrated GnomeDruid to GtkAssistant for template designer.
  • Migrated from GnomeCanvas to Cairo.
  • Removed splash screen.
  • Added support for Brazilian CEPNet barcodes.
  • Updated French translation (Claude Paroz)
  • New Esperanto translation (Antonio C. Codazzi)
  • Minor bug fixes (and probably some new bugs).
  • New templates.
27 May 2006
Release 2.1.3 (Unstable)

Changes/fixes since 2.1.2 include

  • Don't print "Invalid barcode data" if data field is empty. Fixes Bug #1479839. (Darren Warner)
  • Fixed hangup when grid or markup have been toggled during a previous session. Fixes Bug #1434324.
  • Added shadow attribute to label objects.
  • Fixed color groups in color combo widgets.
  • Fixed several potential crashes.
26 December 2005
Release 2.0.4 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.0.3 include

  • Use filechooser for GnomeFileEntrys in merge properties dialog and object editor image page. Fixes #1328173 and #1294692
  • New configure option to disable update-mime-database and update-desktop-database
  • Minor cleanup
  • New templates and fixes
22 December 2005
Release 2.1.2 (Unstable)

Changes/fixes since 2.1.1 include

  • Updated Italian translation (Daniele Medri)
  • Fixed double entry in property bar's font family combobox
  • Don't allow zero width or height when drawing pixbufs
  • Fixed various memory leaks
  • New configure option to disable update-mime-database and update-desktop-database
  • New merge backend for evolution data server (Austin Henry)
  • New merge backend for VCards (Austin Henry)
  • New templates and fixes
26 June 2005
Release 2.1.1 (Unstable)

Changes/fixes since 2.1.0 include

  • Added document merge tutorial
  • Replaced deprecated widgets (now requires Gnome 2.10 and GTK+ 2.6)
  • Replaced libbonoboui with GtkUIManager (now requires Gnome 2.10 and GTK+ 2.6)
  • Updated Russian translation (Vitaly Lipatov)
  • Updated Spanish translation (Sergio Rivadero)
  • Updated Czech translation (David Makovský and Zbynek Mrkvick)
  • Updated Italian translation (Daniele Medri)
  • Added documentation for libglabels
  • Minor bug fixes and cleanup
  • New templates
26 June 2005
Release 2.0.3 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.0.2 include

  • Added document merge tutorial
  • Updated Russian translation (Vitaly Lipatov)
  • Updated Spanish translation (Sergio Rivadero)
  • Updated Czech translation (David Makovský and Zbynek Mrkvick)
  • Updated Italian translation (Daniele Medri)
  • Fixed packing style of printer selection dialog
  • New templates
22 January 2005
Release 2.1.0 (Unstable)

This is the first development release in preparation for 2.2. New features include

  • Color object properties can be provided through document-merge feature (Frederic Ruaudel)
  • Fixes/changes from 2.0.2
22 January 2005
Release 2.0.2 (Stable)

Changes/fixes since 2.0.1 include

  • Desktop file reconciled with desktop-entry-spec
  • New cleaned-up icon
  • Added option to glabels-batch to allow selection of first label
  • Added options to glabels-batch to allow selection of merge source and crop marks (José Dapena Paz)
  • Updated french translation (Florent Morel)
  • Fixed translation problem with object editor labels
  • Minor bug fixes and cleanup
  • New templates
15 August 2004
Release 2.0.1, "You know it, Bruddah" (Stable)

There were a couple of problems with 2.0.0. Changes/fixes include

  • Fixed crash when reading some labels created with 1.93.x
  • Updated japanese translations (Takeshi AIHANA)
  • Fixed crash from improperly freeing translation strings
09 August 2004
Release 2.0.0, "Zulu as Kono" (Stable)

Well it's finally here, 2.0 -- woo hoo! Changes/fixes from 1.93.3 include

  • Fixed crash when encountering old template files
  • Align grid to label center for DVD/CD and round labels
  • Don't touch compression of original file
  • 64-bit fixes
  • Added man page
  • Fixed missing outline problem experienced with some printers
  • Added separate horizontal and vertical waste properties for rectangular templates
  • Added option to auto-shrink text during document merge
  • Fixed memory leaks
  • Added format attibute to barcode objects, to allow correct layout of merged labels
  • Added mime type registration for GNOME 2.6
21 February 2004
Release 1.93.3, "Doggy-Downers" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

With any luck, this should be the final development release of gLabels before 2.0. Changes/fixes include

  • If GTK+ is version 2.3.2 or greater, the new GtkFileChooserDialog will be used for the Open and Save As dialogs.
  • Added fixed format subtypes for POSTNET, EAN, UPC, and ISBN barcode types.
  • Fixed resize problems with barcodes.
  • Corner resize handles will now maintain the current constant aspect ratio of an object if the Control key is pressed while resizing.
  • Fixed vertical offset of barcode text.
  • Template code has been split out into its own library (libglabels) to facilitate 3rd party use of glabels templates.
04 January 2004
Release 1.93.2, "Puppy-Uppers" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot is primarily bug fixes, but includes a couple of interesting new features. Changes/fixes include

  • Make templates known when encountered for the first time in a label. This can occur when template names have changed between versions or when you receive a glabels document from someone else who has created a custom template. (me)
  • Now builds against GNOME 2.5.1 (GARNOME 0.28.3). (me)
  • Fixed button order in new label and label properties dialogs. (Wayne Schuller)
  • Fixed a bug with the preferences dialog, which resulted in ignoring default object property preferences. (me)
  • Fixed a bug which caused the waste property to function incorrectly on rectangular labels. (me)
  • Added template designer assistant/wizard. (me)
  • Added line spacing property to all text objects. (Wayne Schuller)
  • Fixed bug in object editor size page which caused the height spin button to be ignored. (me)
  • Fixed bug with object editor size page that caused text object sizes to be prematurely changed when any property is edited. (me)
23 December 2003
Release 1.93.1, "You'll shoot your eye out" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot is primarily bug fixes. Changes/fixes include

  • Document merge now honors locale's encoding when reading CSV files. (me)
  • Size and position spinboxes now limit well beyond label edges. (me)
  • Print dialog now tracks settings separately for each label/window. (me)
  • Scroll window now tracks changes in template. (me)
  • Various GUI elements are updated when preferences change. (me)
  • Fixed position bug for box objects. (me)
  • Fixed crash when copying text objects. (me)
  • Added property bar entries to view menu. (me)
  • Property bar widget now track properties of selected widgets in an intuitive manner (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Fixed crash when a template name does not exactly match a current template name. (me)
  • Some UI cleanup
  • Fixed size reset button on image size pages. (me)
30 November 2003
Release 1.93.0, "More Goo To Go" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot replaces the multiple object property dialogs with a single dockable sidebar. This release completes the feature set planned for glabels 2.0.

9 November 2003
Release 1.92.3, "Spam Lamb" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot fixes a couple of nasty bugs:

  • Fixes a crash that occured when changing zoom level after objects have been deleted.
  • Templates with a page size of "Other" are once again supported.
1 November 2003
Release 1.92.2, "Book'im" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot fixes the glabels-batch command line front-end, which has been broken since 1.92.0.

27 October 2003
Release 1.92.1 "KMG365" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot is primarily bug fixes. Changes/fixes include

  • Added option to print crop marks. (Me)
  • Fixed NULL name bug in gl_pixbuf_cache_remove_pixbuf(). (Me)
  • Fixed bug when importing glabels-0.4 text items. (Me)
  • Fixed locale problems when reading paper-sizes.xml. (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Default font changed to "Sans" from "Helvetica." (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Updated to most recent egg-recent-files. (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Fixed bug when text item is a single merge field. (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Fixed bug in hacktext canvas item that would leave artifacts when item is moved. (Emmanuel Pacaud)
  • Allow XML comments at any spot in a template file. (Me)
  • Workaround for poor rendering of images with alpha channel. (Me)
  • Properly clean-up bonobo ui component of destroyed windows. (Me)
3 September 2003
Release 1.92.0 "Ain't No Big Thing, Brudda" (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This latest development snapshot has been a long time in the making. Changes include

  • Uses libgnomeprint-2.2
  • Fixes a couple of crashes associated with image objects.
  • A new property toolbar for changing common object properties "en masse."
  • XML file formats have been cleaned up (see glabels-2.0.dtd).
    • Labels generated with 1.91.x should import automatically.
  • Templates now support a waste attribute, so that background images can print beyond the edge of the label.
26 January 2003
Release 1.91.1 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This development snapshot includes

  • Support for "business card" CDs.
  • Images are now saved "inline."
  • Text boxes can be resized.
  • Barcodes are resizable both vertically and horizontally.
  • Barcode checksums can be enabled/disabled by the user.
31 December 2002
Release 1.91.0 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This development snapshot includes

  • Object flip and rotation commands.
  • Object alignment commands.
  • A status bar, showing current zoom level and cursor position.
  • Image filenames can come from a document merge field.
  • A cleaner API for document merge backends.
  • Ability to select individual records when performing a document merge.
  • Templates support layouts beyond simple grids (see Memorex CD Labels for an example).
  • Templates support markup lines.

NOTE: This development snapshot breaks compatibility with labels created with previous development versions.

05 October 2002
Release 1.91.0 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This development snapshot includes

  • This release now uses a single document interface (SDI) instead of MDI.
  • Template coordinate system is now relative to upper left corner.
26 September 2002
Release 1.89.2 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This development snapshot includes

  • fixes several problems with document-merge feature
  • extensive user interface tweaks
  • more code cleanup
10 September 2002
Release 1.89.1 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This development snapshot includes

  • the ability to read label files created with 0.4.x
  • various user interface tweaks
  • some code cleanup
10 September 2002
Release 0.4.6 (Stable for GNOME 1.4)

Yet another release for the GNOME 1.4 platform.

  • Fixes a bug which ignored isolated whitespace between merge fields when opening previously saved label files.
  • Includes updated Russian language support, thanks to Vitaly Lipatov
  • Additional label templates
27 August 2002
Release 1.89.0 (Unstable for GNOME 2)

This is the first development release of the codebase for GNOME 2. This release is far from complete, and does still have problems. Download at your own risk.

25 August 2002
Release 0.4.5

"Ok, so I lied." Hopefully, this will be the final release for GNOME 1.4. Future releases will target the GNOME 2.0 platform.

  • Fixes a locale bug, causing special characters to not be printed in some environments
  • Fixes a bug in glabels-batch when it attempts to output over an existing file
  • Includes Russian language support, thanks to Vitaly Lipatov
  • Includes Chinese language support, thanks to Shell, Hin-lik Hung
  • Includes Polish language support, thanks to Arkadiusz Lipiec
  • Includes updated French language support, thanks to Olivier Berger
  • Includes updated Japanese language support, thanks to Takeshi Aihana
  • Additional label templates
27 June 2002
Release 0.4.4

Hopefully, this will be the final release for GNOME 1.4. Future releases will target the GNOME 2.0 platform.

  • This release now uses version 0.98 of Alessandro Rubini's GNU-Barcode library
  • The text back-end includes an improved CSV parser
  • "Clip to outline" code has been removed -- it caused problems with some printers/drivers
  • Fixes a bug in the canvas item event handlers
  • Fixes origin bug in mini-preview widget
  • Includes Spanish language support, thanks to Víctor Moral
  • Additional label templates
22 Febuary 2002
Release 0.4.3
  • Includes a non-graphical front-end to print previously created labels.
  • Added support for simple round labels
  • Additional label templates.
03 Febuary 2002
Release 0.4.2
  • Updated French language support, thanks to Olivier Berger.
  • Updated Japanese language support, thanks to Takeshi Aihana.
  • Updated Brazilian Portuguese language support, thanks to Paulo Rogério Ormenese.
  • Updated German language support, thanks to Marcus Bauer.
  • Additional label templates.
14 January 2002
Release 0.4.1
  • Adds reverse (mirror-image) printing feature.
  • Some code clean-up.
  • Updated Japanese language support, thanks to Takeshi Aihana.
  • Updated French language support, thanks to Olivier Berger.
  • Additional label templates.
06 January 2002
Release 0.4.0

This is the first release with a document merge feature. The implementation of this feature may still be a little rough around the edges. Currently only a simple back-end for text files exists -- others are planned. The currently supported text-file format is very simple: each line is a record; fields are delimited by tabs, commas, or colons; and newlines can be embedded into records by using the "\n" entity.

Other changes include

  • Some code clean-up.
  • Updated Japanese language support, thanks to Takeshi Aihana. (0.3.4 functionality)
  • Additional label templates.
17 December 2001
Release 0.3.4
  • Fixes focus behavior when using arrow keys to nudge objects.
  • File and print dialogs now have memory across instances.
  • This release includes Brazilian Portuguese language support, thanks to Paulo Rogério Ormenese.
  • This release includes updated French language support, thanks to Olivier Berger.
  • Additional label templates.
13 December 2001
Release 0.3.3
  • Fixes a crash when opening a label that has no corresponding template.
  • This release no longer uses a single flat file for templates. Separate user created template files can be placed in a ~/.glabels/ directory.
  • The "New" dialog now segregates labels by paper size (i.e. US-Letter and A4). The user can now select the default paper size in the "Preferences" dialog.
  • The user can now select a default unit for distance (points, inches, or mm) in the "Preferences" dialog.
  • Numerous tweaks to the various "Object properties" dialogs.
06 December 2001
Release 0.3.2
  • Fixes a bug in parsing of hexadecimal colors from label files.
  • Adds nudge feature. Selections can now be "nudged" using arrow keys.
  • An additional label template.

03 December 2001, Release 0.3.1:

  • Fixes segmentation fault with consecutive newlines in text objects.
  • This release includes Japanese language support, thanks to Takeshi Aihana.
02 December 2001
Release 0.3.0

This release includes some significant restructuring "under the hood." Some of the more visible features include:

  • Mini-previews have been added to the "New" dialog.
  • Objects can now be resized by dragging on "handles" with the mouse.
  • Object property dialogs include many improvements.
  • Additional label templates.
18 November 2001
Release 0.2.4
  • This release adds a simple interface to the print dialog that allows the selection of individual or multiple labels to be printed.
  • Additional label templates.
11 November 2001
Release 0.2.3
  • Zoom capability has been added.
  • Additional label templates.
28 October 2001
Release 0.2.2
  • Object selection and cursor behavior have been slightly modified. Objects can now be selected and moved with the same initial mouse click.
  • This release introduces a type property to the label template, in preparation for non-rectangular label types (e.g. CD labels).
21 October 2001
Release 0.2.1
  • This release fixes a large portability problem with the anti-aliased text feature introduced in 0.2.0.
  • This release includes German language support, thanks to Marcus Bauer.
14 October 2001
Release 0.2.0
  • This release supports rotated labels and cards. I.e. cards and labels that would normally default to a landscape orientation can now be rotated to a portrait orientation. (There are some problems with image objects in this rotated orientation during print-preview.)
  • Text objects are now anti-aliased for a more WYSIWYG experience.
    • If you experience problems with text objects, this feature can be disabled by doing a "./configure --disable-hacktext" and recompiling.
05 October 2001
Release 0.1.5

This quick release includes French language support, thanks to Olivier Berger.

01 October 2001
Release 0.1.4

This release adds the standard clipboard functions (cut, copy and paste). It also fixes a couple of minor bugs.

26 September 2001
Release 0.1.3
This release adds 10 additional barcode types, thanks to Alessandro Rubini's GNU-Barcode library.
08 September 2001
Release 0.1.2
  • Improved handling of locale character sets.
  • Aggregate item selection is now supported (multiple items can be manipulated as a group).
  • Additional label templates.
03 September 2001
Release 0.1.1
  • Initial barcode support has been added (POSTNET and Code 39). These have not been tested -- volunteers are welcome.
  • An option to print label outlines has been added to test printer alignment.
  • Additional label templates have been added.
28 August 2001
Release 0.1.0

This is the initial release of gLabels. It is still a little rough around the edges and is missing several important features; however, it should have enough functionality to produce sheets of identical labels or business cards.