GNOME 3.16 has been out for a week by now and so has the GNOME 3.16 release video. It’s always a great feeling to publish a production after having it in work for a long time. Spread over 3 months I have spent approximately 30 evenings in total on this thing and I will gladly do that again! I learn a lot from making them.
During this period the engagement mailing list has given me valuable feedback on everything from manuscript to animation. Karen Sandler and Mike Tarantino has also been a great help, providing amazing voice-over for this release video. High-five!
You might find a few new things in this release video compared to past release videos:
- I have focused more on making the content shine and only utilize on animations when they can compliment the content. A big thanks goes to GNOME for letting me borrow a HI-DPI screen to make this possible.
- I was out early with the first draft of the release video, which meant there was some time before release available for the translation team to create translated subtitles for the video.
- Another nice touch is that I had time to make a custom thumbnail for this release, so the video appear nicely on social media.
There’s been some nice hype around the release. I’ll share a few opinions with you:
Most polished and nicest looking desktop on Linux. Period.
GNOME 3.16, I wanna kiss you.
Would like to congratulate the +GNOME folks and everything else who has contributed to the project for this fantastic 3.16 release. It has become a tradition for every new Gnome release to be a lot better than the previous one and 3.16 continues it.
Oh, and there was some cool guys on youtube who featured the GNOME 3.16 release video in their show.
Huge credits goes to the GNOME Design Team for awesome assets, Anitek for the awesome music, engagement team for the awesome feedback and translation team for the awesome subtitles. Also thanks to everyone who helped me by fixing visual bugs early so I could record the new improvements. GNOME 3.18 will be amazing.