About renewing membership on GNOME Foundation.

First of all, being part of GNOME Foundation Membership and Elections Committee is a work that no much people wants to do. The biggest cause of this is that our work is sometimes not observed and recognized.

As part of Membership Committee since 2008, I was always confuse with our “renew” process. Always wondered why it was that way, but I would not change by myself (there was a time I was alone in the committee, because no one wanted to help).

I have some thoughts about this:

1. Excluding people who have contributed in the past is something rude, really. It’s do not give value the contributions made by that person. The contribution made by that person helped GNOME to get where we are today.

2. Renew application every two years is so much boring.

Thinking this way, the best thing to do is abolish the renew process. But we must be careful about who can vote and determine the direction of the project. That’s my opinion, but we have ~350 members. We need to take the decision together.

I agree that our policy is not ideal, but the rules and timeline (considering that we are using our “not ideal” policy”) was clear for everyone since the elections announce. What *WE ALL* need is to worry a little bit more with our bureaucratic things.

jhbuild gtk3 with no theme

Dear lazyweb,

I swear I tried asking on IRC, but it seems everyone was away. That’s my question. I’m using gtk+3 and pygobject built using jhbuild. How to get the gtk3 theme working properly? It looks like this:

gtk3 theme ugly

Any tips?

Update: To explain it correctly: I’m running Debian testing and I have gtk+ an pygobject built from sources with jhbuild (just to learn pygtk/pygobject differences). I’ve already built gnome-themes-standard too, but it doesn’t work. The only progress I have was to get Cantarell fonts with the same “no-theme” gtk+.


Update 2 (solved): Many thanks to Benjamin Otte.

The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee needs you!

Hey, comrades!

As most of you know, the MC is the team responsible for deciding on the inclusion of new members in the GNOME Foundation.

Recently, we had some difficult moments, and few people to do the work. Talking about it with Diego (dieguito), we decided to make this call for volunteers.

If you have free time (only a few minutes per day) and are willing to help, read about the work we do in http://live.gnome.org/MembershipCommittee and feel welcome to send me a mail (brunobol at gnome dot org) with a brief story about you and your relation with GNOME. Membership Committee is not a big team (5 people), but we have a great responsibility.

The requirements to be part of the Membership Committee are:

  • be a GNOME lover;
  • have some free time;
  • be a member of the GNOME Foundation.

We need you!

Garfunkel in need of sounds.

Hello you all! Maybe you heard about Garfunkel. It’s a Simon clone that I’m writing (so slowly…). Now, I need a help with sounds. Do someone help?

I need these sounds:

  • A (red, upper right, frequency=110Hz);
  • A (green, upper left, an octave higher than the upper right);
  • D (blue, lower right, a perfect fourth higher than the upper right);
  • G (yellow, lower left, a perfect fourth higher than the lower right).

All the sounds must have 2 versions: a duration of 300 miliseconds and another with 400 miliseconds.