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Recent GNOME work you might be interested in

Jim Nelson - CC BY-SA 3.0

Yorba recently received funding from Adam Dingle toward fixing a smorgasbord of bugs in the GNOME ecosphere — from gedit to Epiphany to Nautilus to GTK, and more.  The quantity of tickets (over fifty!) and the breadth of the applications they covered meant we needed to find someone with a particular affinity for the depths of GTK and GObject.  Fortunately, we found such a person in Garrett Regier, who’s been doing a smash-up job the past few weeks knocking down these particularly aggravating bugs.

To give a taste of some of the fine work Garrett’s been up to:

As you can see, most of these so far are annoyances, but long-standing annoyances that can make the user feel there’s something not quite right.  Some were down-right maddening.  Consider the over-enthusiastic file chooser bug.  As time went on, its reporter “trained” himself to work around it.

Garrett is still at work on Adam’s list and so more fixes should be dropping soon.  In addition, we’ve asked Garrett to start working on larger projects, including a Find in All Files gedit plugin that should be more stable and easier to use than the currently existing alternatives.  Stay tuned!