3.. 2.. 1.. blog post!

what happens when a mirco müller, a patryk zawadzki and a crazy cheese developer come together? well, nobody tried it yet, but macslows countdown widget, which he posted yesterday was matter enough for me to force my slave patryk to integrate that into cheese.
press relations officier of cheese said that it was an honour for him to follow the GNOME release cycle, release the first package in this year, and to have such important persons working on cheese (i do not really know, who he meant, but probably myself). further he could get a really really really important person in the GNOME network to my house, who then recorded the screencast of cheese with the main developer.

what is it?

Cheese is a Photobooth-inspired GNOME application for taking pictures and videos from a webcam. It also includes fancy graphical effects based on the gstreamer-backend.

what's changed in 2.21.5?

  • version bump to follow the gnome release cycle
  • add a stylish countdown widget by Mirco "MacSlow" Müller, courtesy of Patryk Zawadzki
  • add X-GNOME-Bugzilla-* keys and validate .desktop file. fixes bug #508910, courtesy of Luca Ferretti
  • vertical and horizontal flip options were switched (again). fixes bug #479238, courtesy of Steve Magoun
  • use the gst-player by Mathias Hasselman for playing the shutter sound
  • removed color forcing. This has been fixed in gstreamer
  • do not crash when trash directory is not present. fixes bug #507071
  • make cheese build against uninstalled gstreamer. fixes bug #479259, courtesy of Tim Philip Müller
  • added/updated translations
    • et, courtesy of Ivar Smolin
    • ja, courtesy of Takeshi Aihana
    • ca, courtesy of Gil Forcada
    • oc, courtesy of Yannig Marchegay
    • sv, courtesy of Daniel Nylander
    • fr, courtesy of Robert-AndrĂ© Mauchin
    • pt_BR, courtesy of Rodrigo Flores

where can i get it?

you can get it by pressing here!

what does it look like?

no screenshot this time! i have something better for you: ~2mb


cheese screencast

update day after

cheese _does_ make a shutter sound when taking a picture and it _does_ show a flash light when taking a picture ;)