Give me a stopwatch and a map…

It looks my posts are as punctual and frequent as the GNOME releases… one every 6 months.

With GNOME set to be out in October (well, end of September, but bear with me) and including a new Maps application, we just needed a stopwatch

GUADEC was once again great and Brno turned out to be a beautiful (and hot!) location.

Clocks is a small pet project, with a tiny and clean codebase which makes it fun to work on, so during the conference I decided to rework the stopwatch and timer tools, which in 3.8 were a bit dull. After a few iterations with Allan, here is what will be in 3.10

Clocks 3.10Clocks 3.10

In the video you can also see that at start up a world clock for my current location appears automatically: this is thanks to the geolocation support implemented by Evgeny during his Summer of Code and which I still hope to sneak in for 3.10.

 

 

 

 

6 Responses to “Give me a stopwatch and a map…”

  1. guy Says:

    I like the changes. Clock looked so boring in comparison to weather. I hope Allen (or someone else) is comming up with a nice solution for the detailed clock widget as well. Thank you for taking care.

    However, I have one issue with the new stop watch: There is no way to copy times and laps. This isn’t a big deal for the other ones but an issue for this one.

  2. ibqn Says:

    Greeaaat!!!

    If you mean improving the clocks view, then there is ongoing work concerning this named “city images support” This is still an ongoing subproject. but there are screenshots. Take a look here
    https://wiki.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2013/Projects/EvgenyBobkin_GnomeClocks

  3. guy Says:

    \ibqn
    Awesome! Thank you for sharint the link.

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  6. erick2red Says:

    Yay !!!!. Now we’re only left with making GNOME easily installable on one of those android devices from Google, and I can take Clocks for a work-out session