After the 3.24 release we were able to gather more feedback from our users and, this way, cook up some improvements/enhancements to better suit their use-cases.
The main concern raised after the release was the discoverability of a printer in the list of printers. To tackle these issues we introduced two new features:
Show recently added printer
Another must-have feature that the printers panel never had and now is merged is the ability to undo a deletion of a printer.
Some users found it irrelevant to show the ink level bar when there’s no ink information to show, in doing so, we decided to hide it entirely for these cases.
In conclusion, it is worth mentioning that “Software is Never Done“. This is an evolving work which depends on various factors, including your feedback. Please, report bugs, suggest enhancements, and write patches, to make our desktop always better.
The GNOME Control Center redesign goes on. This release we are happy to announce the new Users Panel design. As you can see in the preview video below, we are moving away from a two column panel into a single page concept. These changes make the panel way clearer specially with the new shell.
The Users panel now joins the Keyboard, Printers, and Mouse, as the new Settings experience. We plan to switch to the new Shell in the very next cycle. Stay tuned!
I have just returned from our annual users and developers conference. This years’ GUADEC has taken place in the lovely Karlsruhe, Germany. It once again was a fantastic opportunity to gather everyone who works pretty hard to make our desktop and platform the best out there. :)
It was also a blast to be able to speak to Outreachy/GSoC interns, discuss diversity, and get up-to-date on what others have been hacking on lately. The local organizers and the volunteers made it sure that everything went by smoothly.
The atmosphere was fantastic and relaxed: picnic, social events, mini-pool, ice cream…
I would like to thank my employer Red Hat for enabling me to be once again present in the conference and for sponsoring my trip. See you all next year! ;)
Howdy! I am just passing by to say that I am attending GUADEC this year.
Our annual GNOME conference is taking place this year in Karlsruhe, Germany. I am going to be there from the beginning until the 17th of August speaking about GNOME Music in one of the core days, and later joining other contributors in our BoF/hackfest.
During these three days we had important discussions about the future of these apps. Topics such as: sharing resources between apps, planning how the Share of content is going to be done in the future, new designs and development plans for each app, and bugfixes.
Our hackfests are always awesome opportunities for learning, sharing, and improving the projects we love side by side with our fellow GNOME Hackers.
This was only possible with Medialab Prado letting us host the event in their space, my employee (Red Hat) allowing me to attend, and the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring my trip. Thank you all! ;-)
GNOME Control Center is getting a new design in the near future, but firstly we need to port the panels to match the new concept. Thus I have been working on the new Mouse & Touchpad panel.
The Test Your Settings dialog is now presented within the control-center window.
What’s interesting about this concept — besides of the fresh and minimalist look & feel — is that it only shows relevant settings to you. So, for instance, it won’t have a Touchpad section if you don’t have a supported touchpad device, and so on…
Some of you might miss the double-click delay setting that used to belong to the Mouse & Touchpad panel. Don’t worry, it is now part of the Universal Access panel.
This changes are already on master and will be included in our next release, GNOME 3.20.
After that I will be tackling the Keyboards panel. The goal is to have all panels ready for the new Control Center shell.
September the 1st will be my Day 1 at Red Hat. After being around the GNOME community for 6 years, participating in projects such as Google Summer of Code, and working at Parafernalia on gtk apps for the amazing Endless’ operating system, I’m embarking on my most challenging and exciting position to date.
Red Hat is a great company, leader in providing open source solutions for server, desktop, virtualization and so on. It’s the top corporate contributor to dozens of projects we love, and it has been recently ranked among Forbes’ top 10 best software companies to work for. Cool, isn’t it?
I have moved to the amazing Brno, Czech Republic. I’m super excited! I will be working on the desktop team, so keep locked for my blog reports.