Author Archives: xan

A new design for Epiphany: Web

As you might have heard in many other places a bunch of GNOME and WebKit hackers have met in rainy Coruña for the 3rd WebKitGTK+ hackfest. Many things have been discussed, but today I’m going to give a sneak preview … Continue reading

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The next million apps

A few months ago the Apple Store accumulated more than 500,000 approved applications available for download. This is a very remarkable fact for a relatively new platform using somewhat obscure technologies. It is, also, a very profitable situation for Apple. … Continue reading

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Joanmarie Diggs joins Igalia

As announced by the fearless accessibility leader himself Joanmarie Diggs will be joining Igalia. I just want to direct your attention to one tiny detail. From this: To this: in less than 4 hours. We are just that cool. Welcome … Continue reading

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Web application mode in GNOME 3.2

If you attended either of my talks at the Desktop Summit or COSCUP (or both! Although I think only the British Citizen Bastien Nocera might have done so, assuming he was sober enough to go to the former) you might … Continue reading

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It’s all in the small things

A long time ago, in a book whose title I have forgotten, I read something that went like: Alice: Oh, there’s problems in our relationship, but it’s nothing. Just small things that annoy me. Bob: Then there’s nothing to be … Continue reading

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The Web comes to GNOME, ready or not

Last week, together with GNOME 3.0, we released Epiphany 3.0. This is the result of many months of work (our last stable release was Epiphany 2.30 in May 2010), so I think a few lines about our present and our … Continue reading

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No pasarán

Hegel once observed that all events and persons of some importance in history would occur, as it were, twice, to which Karl Marx famously added: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. It’s no wonder than this little … Continue reading

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Igalia’s WebKit team is expanding

The WebKit team inside Igalia is looking for some fresh blood. On the technical side we work on all things WebKit, from rendering, networking and accessibility to JavaScript, multimedia and the GNOME web browser. We have a strong commitment to … Continue reading

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WebKitGTK+ Hackfest 2010

Like last year around these dates, last week some of the WebKitGTK+ hackers gathered in the Igalia offices to spend a few days hacking the good hack, eating tortilla and playing Street Fighter II. Others have already blogged about the … Continue reading

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It has come to my attention that the GNOME Foundation is interested in my DEFCON app in order to better enforce the new Speaker Guidelines in current and future GUADECs. I’m happy to announce that the app is in fact … Continue reading

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