Monthly Archives: June 2016

Behind the scenes with the developers

Photo by attente.

Photo by attente.

I had the privilege of sitting in on the GTK+ hackfest in Toronto last week, getting re-energized for my day job by hanging out with developers from Canonical, Collabora, Endless and Red Hat. Toronto is a fabulous city for a hackfest, and Red Hat provided a great workspace.

While there, I reviewed some user help and updated some of the Settings pages. The Transformer makes a good hackfest computer, lightweight enough for a great deal of walking, and comfortable to use when paired with the right keyboard. Remarkably, it has sufficient resources for running Continuous-in-a-Box.

There’s nothing quite as dramatic as a GNOME controversy at its epicentre. The decision-making process is as open and visible in person as it is on IRC. There is no behind the scenes.