Archive for October, 2010

From the land of Shell

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

I suppose by now most have seen the mockups Jon presented at GUADEC – a nice visual overhaul with the special jimmac touch. Just in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, this is the mockup:

Some of you know already that I am busy implementing those mockups – today I finally felt confident enough about it to show it off, so I pushed a public branch. Even though there’s still a lot of work to do (especially with regard to the new DND behavior), it is slowly getting there:

Obviously, the devil is in the detail – not to talk about some gross hacks used – so I wouldn’t expect the branch to land soonish. But there it is, for fellow hackers and ancious users to give it a try …

Hello, planet!

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Jon has been pestering me for quite a while now to start blogging about my work on GNOME Shell – apparently I finally gave in. I guess a short introduction to fellow Gnomies is appropriate before talking about work, so here we go:

My name is Florian Müllner. I was born and raised in the boring plains of Northern Germany. I have been living in Madrid with my boyfriend during the last couple of years. I am older than Paris Hilton, but younger than Perez Hilton. I started hacking on the Shell a little more than a year, and working for Red Hat a little less than a month ago. If you want to bribe me, you can buy me beer.