#69 Zapping Through Videos

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from November 04 to November 11.

Circle Apps and Libraries

Sophie says

This week, Zap joined GNOME Circle. Zap allows you to play all your favorite sounds from a sound board to make your livestreams more entertaining. Congratulations!

NewsFlash feed reader

Follow your favorite blogs & news sites.

Jan Lukas says

NewsFlash 2.1.3 was released this week. It mostly features improvements for Google Reader API based implementations e.g. FreshRSS & Inoreader. For existing users of these implementations I suggest to reset your account in NewsFlash and log back in for the best experience.


A simple UML and SysML modeling tool.

Dan Yeaw says

Gaphor, the simple modeling tool, recently completed some modernization of our UI using libadwaita. Our next release will feature a new about dialog, message dialogs, and tab view. ✨

Core Apps and Libraries


The low-level core library that forms the basis for projects such as GTK and GNOME.

Philip Withnall reports

Patrick Monnerat has fixed an insidious bug in glib-mkenums where private enum members wouldn’t be used for calculating subsequent enum values. This is their first contribution, thank you Patrick!

Third Party Projects

Sophie says

Loupe gained support for showing images in the correct orientation based on metadata, as well as manually rotating images via buttons and touch gestures.


A generic third-party OS-Installer that can be customized by distributions.

Peter Eisenmann says

OS-installer has reached version 0.3. Here are the bigger changes in the half a year since 0.2:

  • Lists scroll more intuitively and look nicer
  • Optional welcome page with distro-customizable text added
  • Summary page to confirm selection added
  • Optional feature page added with which distributions can provide additional options
  • Added and updated translations (Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, French, Georgian, German, Italian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian)
  • Keyboard page got overhauled to be simpler
  • Many new config options for distributions, e.g. skipping the user and timezone page when using gnome-initial-setup

The first distributions started to experiment using OS-installer, which is great to see :) Also, I want to thank all the translators for their great contributions! ♥️

Tube Converter

An easy-to-use video downloader (yt-dlp frontend).

Nick reports

Tube Converter V2022.11.0 has been released! In this release we introduced support for translations (with some language translations already available) and fixed some other issues. Here’s a full changelog:

  • Fixed an issue where videos could not be downloaded on ARM64
  • Fixed an issue where ‘Best’ and ‘Good’ would download the same video quality
  • Improved design of the Logs dialog


An easy-to-use music tag (metadata) editor.

Nick announces

Tagger V2022.11.0 has been released! In this release we introduced support for translations (with some language translations already available) and fixed some other issues. Here’s a full changelog:

  • Fixed sizing issue for Advanced Search Information dialog


A manga reader for GNOME.

Valéry Febvre (valos) says

Komikku, the manga reader (but not only).

Komikku is now in 1.4.0! Since 1.0.0, many exciting changes have been made.

New Features

  • [Explorer] Added a Global search
  • [Servers] Added a Local server that allows to read comics in CBZ or CBR formats
  • [Servers] Added Comic Book Plus [EN]


  • [Library] Improved loading: a waiting page with a progress bar has been added
  • [Library] Landscape covers are now converted to portrait
  • [Downloader] Improved download speed
  • [Reader] Improved rendering of Page numbering
  • [Reader] Improved Webtoon reading mode

Bug fixes

  • [Reader] Fixed detection of ‘read’ chapters


A simple Crossword player and Editor.

jrb announces

GNOME Crosswords 0.3.5 was released, and is available on flathub. You can read the release announcement here. New in this release:

  • Over 100 new puzzles available!
  • New Adaptive layout to handle a wide variety of screen sizes
  • New setting: switch-on-move
  • Window size restoration on restart
  • Define mime types for ipuz/jpz/puz files and loads jpz/puz files from the command line
  • .puz convertor imports circles and rebus puzzles
  • Support more complex enumeration use-cases
  • Improvements to cell shape contrast and color
  • HTML support for clues and metadata
  • Better display and placement of intro/notes fields


Emmanuele Bassi reports

gi-docgen 2022.2, the new version of the documentation tool used to generate C API references from GObject introspection data, is now available on PyPI. New in this release:

  • emblems are used to visually identify deprecated and unstable symbols
  • improved styling and responsiveness
  • improved the description of autogenerated descriptions
  • added the “serve” command, which will generate the reference and publish it using a local HTTP server

GNOME Shell Extensions

Cleo Menezes Jr. says

I have released the version 15 of Auto Activities. An extension that shows activities overview when there are no windows in the workspace.

I am pleased to announce this release which brings some news. The first is that I was talking to the owner of the original project, who at the moment was no longer interested in maintaining it for personal reasons. I asked him to transfer the repository to me, and now I am the new maintainer.


  • Add metadata support for GNOME 43
  • Modernize preference dialog using Libadwaita
  • Some bug fixes

Follow the development Get it on GNOME Extensions


Thib says

GNOME has been around the Fediverse for a while and we’re still active there. With recent events you may want to follow us on https://floss.social/@gnome

niko reports

Documented Gnome Shell with mobile patches (link) and various Gnome 43 adaptive apps on a OnePlus 6 running PostmarketOS

That’s all for this week!

See you next week, and be sure to stop by #thisweek:gnome.org with updates on your own projects!