Posts Tagged ‘gnome’

Global keybindings in GTK+

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

Dear lazy web,

How can I add some global keybindings in a GTK+ application? Something like GNOME-do does…

Ice Cream Deathmatch

Monday, May 26th, 2008

I heard that there are several fans of ice cream in the GNOME project.

I created the page IceCreamDeathmatch. So, feel free to add your name (if you can “carry that weight”). There is no place, date and time defined yet. But it will happen!!!

Do not have much hope, because I will win!

And the name is…

Monday, April 7th, 2008

Hello you all! Thanks for comments on my previous post. I’m a very encouraged artist now. :-)

I’ve selected the best name for the Simon clone: Garfunkel. Thanks to Christian Sasso, who suggested the name. Do you like it?


For those who wants the SVG, checkout it from the gnome-edu module at GNOME Subversion repository.

I’m working (slowly, because I have not many time) on the code and I’ll release it as soon as possible.

Dear Masters of the Coding Art,

What is the best way to draw the SVG (please keep in mind I’m writing a game) into the widget? Using LibRSVG and GdkPixbuf (as in Monkey-Bubble) or using rsvg_handle_render_cairo? Thanks for your very welcome help.

Another name for GSimon

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

The new (temp) name of GSimon is Genius. I’m still checking for legal issues related to this name, but I think is a good name for a Simon clone.

Also, I left the direct drawing on Cairo to use librsvg (which can bring up different themes for the game). I’m not a good artist, so what you think about the default theme?


Comments are very welcome. I need an icon for Genius too.

GSimon is coming!

Saturday, March 15th, 2008


I’ve worked in a game called gsimon, a Simon clone for GNOME. It’s my first code using Cairo and I hope will be the fist project of many others.

I’ll code some educational software/games and propose to add a “gnome-edu” module in GNOME. GNOME needs educational stuff.

What do you think about it?

Yet about custom widgets with Cairo

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Dear lazyweb,

Thanks for all who gave me tips about my previous post. Now, I have another issue:

GSimon screenshot

That’s a cairo widget with four paths. Is there a way to treat each path individually?

Thanks again!

Bugsquad wiki pages remake

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Dear Bugsquaders,

Looking at these two messages on the Bugsquad mail list, I think it’s time to work on a rewrite (or a little organization) of the Bugsquad pages on the GNOME Wiki.

We need suggestions which can be sent just replying those messages. Also, we need volunteers to do that work.

Let’s make the Bugsquad rock more and more!

Dark GNOME (definitive)

Thursday, November 29th, 2007



It’s Clearlooks based and I’m using Tango icon theme.

Feel free to mail me (subject: “DARK GNOME”). I’ll send you the theme file (tar.gz) and the user-stylesheet.css (to make browsing easier).



Also, if you´re using Ubuntu, change the notification theme to GNOME default:

~$ gconftool -s --type=string /apps/notification-daemon/theme standard

or just change the key value using gconf-editor.

That’s all!

Dear GNOMErs:

Can I have a “” space to keep some files?

Back to GNOME Foot.

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Dear Ubuntu developers,

Please!!! Give us back the GNOME foot into the GNOME default icon theme. I’m not asking you to change the Human theme, just to keep the GNOME theme with the foot! Please! :)

Vincent, Wouter, Jakub: About Dark Themes, I made my choice:

  • Darklooks((gnome-themes-extras)) (I changed the blue color of the selected items for #99B0C6);
  • Tango icon theme (great contrast);
  • That wallpaper.

Dear Lazyweb,

Is there a way to not change things in browser (Epiphany) when using dark themes? UPDATE: I want to keep anything as using a light theme.

Making a black GNOME

Monday, November 26th, 2007

As I have many comments on my previous post, I’ll try to explain how to make a good black theme:

1. Choose a beautiful and simple wallpaper:

My wallpaper

2. Choose a beautiful theme, and change its colors:

bruno@reginaldo:~$ cat .themes/GNOME\ Black/index.theme
[Desktop Entry]
Name=GNOME Black

3. Finally, pick up a complete and simple icon theme. I suggest GNOME default or Tango icon theme.

Obligatory screenshot:

Dear lazyweb,

How can I post pure HTML on WordPress? I’ve been tried many ways, but WP always fill my post with <br> , &lt and &gt. Drivel give me an error message when I have links into the post.