GNOME 3.0

GNOME 3.0

So, just after the Kris‘ keynote presenting the GTK+ 3.0 plans, we, your beloved release team, quickly presented our proposed plan for GNOME 3.0. There are still lots of details to discuss but the important thing is that our proposed mindset for 3.0 is in place for discussion now. It involves a relatively smooth transition from 2.x to 3.x, a more focused and inclusive development process, long-term development cycles, and more. We hope to get some fruitful discussions during GUADEC and to present the plan in a more structured and detailed way to everyone soon.

More and more GUADEC

So, here are my quick comment for the day:

  • Luis opening talk: quick and nice.
  • Release team meeting: we prepared some interesting slides.
  • Board meeting about where the next GUADEC will take place.
  • Had time to attend two talks: Clutter and Leisa Reichelt. Both pretty cool.
  • Spent the rest of afternoon working on the organization of the Drooling Macaque “concert” and jam session.
  • At night, “concert” and jam session: I think it was really fun! Thanks to everyone who participated by being part of the band or by just being a nice audience!
  • Tomorrow: maybe more small meetings, some talks to see, and boat party at night!

More GUADEC

More quick comments:

  • Saw half of two talks by Vincent about release notes and translation web tools and process. Cool stuff, as usual.
  • Spent most of the day on the advisory board meeting (which was a much better because of Stormy‘s coordination).
  • Unfortunately, because of the advisory board meeting, I couldn’t play soccer. Maybe next year?
  • Went for dinner with a bunch GNOME people.
  • After dinner, long conversation with Vincent about several GNOME topics (future of the project, board, new contributors, current situation, etc).
  • Tomorrow: one more release team meeting, one more board meeting, maybe will see some talks, and jam session at GUADEC’s opening cocktail (you can’t miss this!).

GUADEC

Some quick comments:

  • Istanbul is great: the weather, architecture, … a nicely chaotic city. Be careful with taxi drivers!
  • Met most of my great friends in GNOME. Cool, really cool.
  • As you probably read, Stormy is our executive director now. This is exciting news, really. Welcome Stormy!
  • Spent most of the day in board and release team meetings. Good ones.
  • Tomorrow, more meetings, maybe soccer, and more fun, for sure!