Category Archives: gnome

gnome.org: release management, documentation, bug management and other adventures.

On product design.

…and while I was playing with GNOME’s new Bugzilla instance trying to get rid of some upstream feature bloat, I looked at upstream’s Bugzilla front page and spend the next hours wondering where to add eight more Search buttons/links/forms so … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla upgraded to 4.4.

Dear GNOME community, you all owe Krzesimir Nowak, Andrea Veri, and Olav Vitters some icecream and drinks: The Bugzilla software running on bugzilla.gnome.org has been upgraded to the latest stable version available. First of all: No amazing new custom features! … Continue reading

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GNOME Bugzilla and You.

GNOME’s Bugzilla instance is old. Too old. It will get upgraded in the next weeks. You should help by playing with the test instance. Go read these instructions and do it! Let me make one thing clear already: Dear GNOME … Continue reading

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Business as usual.

No surprises: Looking forward to part-time holidays, beautiful Strasbourg, and the usual bunch of great people.

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2014

Being back home and having covered the first two days already, a short overall summary: GNOME.Asia 2014 conference in Beijing was very well organized – fast and stable WiFi, free water, venue, hotel and sport facilities all within 5 minutes … Continue reading

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RE: Outreach Program for Women

Started writing this posting four weeks ago. Time to publish, seeing the latest blogposts by Philip and Marina on Planet GNOME about the Outreach Program for Women (OPW). First things first (so you can stop reading if you disagree here): … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia Summit 2014: Docs & Bugs

GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 is taking place this weekend in Beijing (China) together with FUDCon APAC. Yesterday (Friday) before the conference started, Kat, Dave and I held a hands-on session about making your first contribution to GNOME documentation (also see Kat’s … Continue reading

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Lack of Maintainership & Finding a Project to Contribute to

One of the things I liked about the GNOME Documentation Hackfest (apart from the hospitality of Kat, Dave and the University of East Anglia) was the opportunity of teachers and students popping in and discussing open source project management related … Continue reading

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GNOME Documentation Hackfest, Day 0

Reporting live from GNOME Docs Hackfest at Norridge, East Anglia. Fréd arrived after bypassing some tree falling on his way. But he was very late. Shaun is still in a snowstorm. Ryan has escaped that already. But fearless leader Kat, … Continue reading

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2014: Plans.

Studying bug management To my disappointment my university seems to have no expertise available to mentor a diploma thesis about best practices and common problems in open source bug management. After ten years of working in this field there are … Continue reading

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