Archive for April, 2011

MeeGo bits and bugs

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011


Haven’t blogged for a while on MeeGo related stuff, probably because GNOME was way more crucial in the last weeks.

And on an unrelated note: The MeeGo QA Dashboard beta looks pretty neat.

The road to GNOME 3.2

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

As usual the GNOME Release Team met to discuss release-team stuff.

Membership changes

There have been some membership changes: A few great people left, and other great ones joined.

GNOME 3.2 release schedule

Published a draft for the 3.2 Schedule, to be finalized soon.

Feature proposal period opened

Also we decided to drop the classical module proposal period.
Instead we want to continue the successful approach of 3.0 to define platform-wide functionality as targets for the next release. Read this email for more information about it.

GNOME 3 Release Party in Prague

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Last weekend we had a GNOME 3 Launch party in Prague (CZ) that was attended by 60 to 70 people.

Some GNOME 3 flash disks provided by Red Hat were available for folks interested to test, and some interesting talks (list of talks) were given.

There is a bunch of photos available, and for those speaking Czech there are also some reports of it online, like here or here.

As far as I know the videos of the talks are also expected to go online soon®.

Big thanks to the organizers and to Silicon Hill and AVC for the support, and beside the usual suspects it was particularly great to finally meet Petr Kovář and Marek Černocký in person (both of Czech translation team fame).

So how have your GNOME 3 release parties been?

GNOME 3 released!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Nine years after GNOME 2 we released GNOME 3 today.


It is a different way to do things, and that is intended. GNOME 3 is not GNOME 2. It’s a new concept.

Check the release notes and our videos for more info, and try it out on a live CD/USB stick.

Glad to see the first positive reviews already and flowers.

There’s way more good and new stuff around, for example the new website design, or providing quick coding introductions in several programming languages, or a new release of the GNOME Journal providing some more background info on GNOME 3.

And we’ll be having a release party in Prague/CZ on Saturday in case you’re around. Or check the full list of release parties to find one near your place and take a camera with you.

Enjoy GNOME 3, made of awesome. Celebrate and party, folks!

Bring us all the icecream that you have!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I just made it back to Central Europe and hereby post some random bits and pieces on those last days that I spent in Bangalore/India on a software project that I like.

Looks like we created some confusion on Friday by sticking to a certain date. I am sorry for that…, not‽

The magic vuntz fixed my non-booting laptop. He certainly has super powers.

For the records, I spent the last day of the Gnome.Asia hackfest on Friday mostly with some smaller stuff and GNOME 3.0 release notes related issues.

Indian food: ♥

After India won the cricket world championship I decided to increase my number of talks on random topics at the GNOME.Asia conference for yet another time. Here are some slides in PDF format under CC BY-NC-SA (ODP files also available in that folder):

(You can find further presentation slides here.)

A great pleasure to finally meet Radhika and Atul in person after all those years of contact!

Unfortunately there was no video recording, otherwise I’d recommend to watch Chandni‘s talk about Contributions made by a newbie to Empathy. It was insightful and quite refreshing because of its “Just do it!” attitude.

And of course a big Thank you to the organizers!

Sponsored by GNOME Foundation

Моё судно на воздушной подушке полно угрей!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

So it’s official: We’ve decided at the hackfest that we’re going to postpone GNOME 3.0 a bit. As written, one of the reasons is that the amount of remaining issues is simply too high.

While it’s disappointing to change plans that late after spending so much energy on pushing this on time, it’s probably still better than having a quite buggy release. Looking forward to having a great GNOME 3.0 in September…