Archive for April, 2010

Gnome 2.30 in London

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

We’re going to be celebrating Gnome 2.30 in the usual manner in London. If you’d like to come along, please be sure to add your name to the wiki page so we can gauge numbers.

Google Summer Of Code

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Following the success of my endeavours into writing a Clutter based screensaver, I’ve put up an idea for a Google Summer of Code project to write some new Screensavers for GNOME 3 using Clutter:

Benefits: Provide visually rich and interesting screensavers for GNOME using Clutter.
Requirements: Good knowledge of C. Comfortable using GObject and Clutter.
Notes: Currently there are only a few basic screensavers shipped with GNOME. Possible Clutter based screensaver ideas include:

  • Picture gallery with 3D and physics effects
  • Cover art gallery
  • Clock
  • Feeds from social network sites such as Twitter

Of course, any other ideas for screensavers are welcome from prospective students! More information about GNOME Google Summer of Code and how to apply is available here: http://live.gnome.org/SummerOfCode2010