Things are moving upstream with notifications again, so hopefully we’ll have a new spec revision ironed out very soon. Lots of patches to push upstream for both libnotify and notification-daemon too. Not much to see yet though, stay tuned. You can see some of the discussed changes to the spec in my git branch.
The great Death by One Hundred Paper Cuts has reawakened quite a few old Nautilus bugs, so I’ve been trying to play catchup there. With all of the work going on to Client Side Windows by Alex and Empathy from Cosimo, we’ve been left with a bit of a vacuum in Nautilus, so I’m trying to pick up the slack a bit. We still have a lot to go, and we could really use some help, so feel free to stop by #nautilus on gimpnet and see where you can lend a hand. (And remember, if nobody replies right away, wait! Lots of different people in different time zones on at different times).
The last development in my life is that I’m finally heading back to school, just as soon as I can handle all of the paperwork and such. This will probably cut into my free time a bit more, but now that I have a much better grasp on what I’m looking for from my education and what I intend to do with it (that is, working on Free Software), I’m hopeful that it won’t cut into my community involvement. Wish me luck.
(Lastly, as a tiny request: as you may have noticed here or on identica, I don’t really have a great personal icon. If anyone in the community would like to make me one of those fancy hackergotchis, please contact me: I’d like to use this image (CC-BY-NC) taken by Martijn van de Streek at UDS Jaunty, which is probably the most favorite photo I’ve had taken in the past few years, but I have a couple others if that one won’t work. I mostly hide from cameras… Thanks in advance, and thanks Martijn for the picture!)