A Coruña on My Mind

Ok, ok, yet another post-GUADEC wrap-up.  A few things worth sharing:

* The keynote Adam and I gave this year, “Crowdfunding GNOME Application Development”, went off great.  I would say “without a hitch” but of course there was a hitch thanks to the usual hardware juggling act of connector-A-won’t-fit-in-the-port-B.  After a quick switcheroo of computers and emailing the slides around, the keynote went on without trouble.  We appreciate everyone who attended and gave us the chance to voice our thinking on this topic.  The questions were great too.

People have asked for slides and video of the presentation.  Download the slides here.  As for video … I don’t know when that will be available, but I’ll post it here when it is.  William Ting gives a nice summary of our talk at his blog.

* Adam was interviewed about Yorba and funding open source development.  Check him out at World of Gnome talking about the history of Yorba, Vala, and more.

* One of the more exciting aspects of GUADEC was all the interest people expressed about Geary.  It seemed everyone I met had something positive to say about it or offered some thoughtful advice or suggestion about its direction.  There’s an old saw: “Three economists, four opinions.”  Well, three email users, four email workflows.  Everyone uses email differently.  I feel that’s the central challenge we face.

To everyone who is either running Geary or wants to try it: please don’t run Geary 0.1.  (I want to italicize and underline that sentence as well, but I’ll spare you.)  Although it’s only a few months old, so many improvements have been made since then, from features to performance to stability, no one should be using it.  Instead, please run from our git repository.  Or, if you’re on Ubuntu, try our Daily PPA.  I know some people find it sketchy to run from trunk — especially anything that touches your email — but trunk is far better than running 0.1.  I have high hopes for 0.2 (coming soon!) but there’s no reason to wait until then to see what Geary’s up to.

* Finally, I’d like to chime in and compliment the A Coruña organizers for putting on a great conference this year.  Everything flowed smoothly and without a bump (although I’m sure the organizers have plenty of behind-the-scenes horror stories).  I know one thing about A Coruña: I’ll never look at a lighthouse the same way again.

7 thoughts on “A Coruña on My Mind”

  1. I’m pretty sure you’ve answered this a thousand time already, but I couldn’t find it googling or in the project roadmap: will Geary support the POP3 protocol?

    Thx in advance,

    Rehdon

      1. Thank you. I hope you manage to implement it because, less advanced as it may be (not that I’d know a thing about that :), I’m stuck with it for work reasons, and I guess many other users are.

        Will have a look at Geary and test it with my IMAP accounts though.

  2. Hey Jim, how about picking a good build from daily PPA and copying to the stable PPA? Should work better than warning about the daily ppa, not?

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