Author Archives: mccann

Let’s face it

Maintaining web pages is a drag. Every project lead knows it’s been on the task list for ages, with not quite enough priority to get time. It isn’t usually fun, straightforward, or easily delegated. In general, the farther a thing … Continue reading

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Cross Cut

We, as a community, have been making significant improvements to the GNOME 3 experience over the past couple years. With the new shell and new core applications we’ve been working hard to provide you with immediately useful defaults, more powerful … Continue reading

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We Deliver

As you know, in GNOME, we’re committed to bringing you the easiest, most beautiful, and most advanced operating system in the world today. A major part of this effort, now, is to build a suite of amazing core applications that … Continue reading

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New Pony

For a long time I was of the opinion that the problem with file management was the management. And the problem with file systems was the system. If only we could design a better management system we’d be all set. … Continue reading

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Hot City

Today is very special.  We have achieved a major milestone in the history of the project.  GNOME 3 represents a continuation of the spirit that has powered us for over a decade.  And a bold departure to realms we have … Continue reading

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Shell Yes!

Back home after a typically exceptional week at GUADEC.  It is always really inspiring to be surrounded by so many people who are passionate about GNOME.  This year was particularly special for me because we are really starting to see … Continue reading

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The Grip, the Trip, and the Slip

If you’ve been following the GNOME Shell design documents you may have noticed that it had these FIXMEs and sets of random notes where there should be designs for what we’ve been calling the finding and reminding problem.  Now that … Continue reading

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Above the clouds

Finally settling back into the groove after an exciting week in London at the GNOME 3 Usability Hackfest.  Despite the title of the event, I’m glad that it turned into a wide-ranging, and multidisciplinary discussion of user experience design for … Continue reading

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Action Pack

We have been inspired by GNOME.  Moved to act by the ideas, ideals, and opportunities.  Encouraged to stay as we grow ourselves and as a community.  We know that the true measure of strength is not how much you can … Continue reading

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Taking Notice

Over the last few weekends I’ve been working with Christian Hammond to try to get our notification specification, libnotify, and notification-daemon story in order. Long story made short – things had become a bit fragmented over the last year or … Continue reading

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