Archive for January, 2007

Nokia N800

Friday, January 26th, 2007

I suppose we’ll have to update our website now.

Interesting addition to System Monitor

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

I just noticed this interesting addition to System Monitor

Although not particularly useful on my system it seems (it hasn’t picked up the hostname or distribution), the banner graphic down the side was what took me by surprise. I would link to the GNOME logo guidelines at this point for suggestions, but live.gnome.org appears to be down again.

Update: Here it is: http://live.gnome.org/BrandGuidelines

Although, I suspect most distributions will just replace this graphic anyway?

Update 2: Corey filed a bug about this now. Looks like there are some quite strong opinions.

art.gnome.org v3

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Lukáš Lommer has been helping out a lot with art.gnome.org recently, including updating the site and writing patches. He’s also been writing about (amongst other things) some of the changes we’ve been making to the site. We’re now thinking of doing a “version 3″ of the site, with all you favourite web 2.0 style features.

We have put some of our ideas on the wiki page, and Lukáš has sent a mail to the art-web mailing list. If you’re interested in helping and you’re a keen PHP developer, please get on the mailing list and let us know.

YOUR CONTROL CENTER NEEDS YOU

Friday, January 5th, 2007

In case anyone wasn’t paying attention, we’re having a patch party tomorrow from 5PM UTC (that’s 6PM for most of Europe, and about lunch time for America). We will be going through all the un-responded bugs (129) and un-reviewed patches (89) in bugzilla, and making sure they’re up to date. This will also be the last chance to finish off any new features before the feature freeze on Monday.

If you’ve ever wanted to get involved in GNOME here is your chance! We really need more people to keep on top of things in the control center, so please pop along to #control-center on irc.gnome.org tomorrow and help out if you can.

It’s a mystery!

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I have a very troublesome crasher in gnome-theme-manager right now. I would really appreciate if anyone could look over it with fresh eyes, as I still can’t figure it out. I have traced it back to something in gnome-theme-info.c, as somehow junk is getting put in the hash table of icon themes, but I can’t find out why or how.

The bug report is

here
, and it is fairly easy to reproduce.

Please please, someone help me solve this mystery!

Software Patents in the UK

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/softwarepatents/

I’m never sure how effective online petitions are, but people may be interested in this one since it is on the UK government site (and you have to be a UK citizen to sign it).