Tonight, Berlin is GNOME!

… and you can be too…even if for only one night. That’s right! Tonight is the GNOME 3 Berlin release party. In case you don’t think you’re invited Lennart added this to the wiki page… Who’s invited? Everybody! Whether you are a GNOME user, a GNOME developer or a GNOME contributor, you are invited. And, ...

Desktop Summit: Calling all procrastinators!

Let this be the last blog post to make you feel guilty for not yet having submitted a talk proposal to this year’s Desktop Summit in Berlin. The deadline to submit your proposal is TOMORROW (Mar. 25th, 2011). If you have contributed in any way to one of the many Free/Libre Desktops, we encourage you ...

Desktop Summit 2011: It’s starting to get interesting.

Yesterday the local planning team for the Desktop Summit got together to discuss our progress. The good news is that we seem to be more or less on schedule. Thus far, we on the planning committee have been pretty quiet on the Intertubes. There has been Lennart’s post about the call for papers (which you ...

Berlin GNOME 3 Launch Lounge 2

The GNOME Berlin community is inviting you to come celebrate GNOME 3, the first major release of GNOME in almost a decade. The event will take place on Friday April 8th @ 7pm at the world-famous c-base. You can find current info on the event’s GNOME Live page or on Facebook. We’ve scheduled a couple ...

I’ve landed on Planet GNOME! 3

Now that I’ve landed on Planet GNOME, it’s time for the obligatory introduction. Contributions The post that got dumped onto p.g.o when my feed got activated yesterday gives some idea of why I’ve been added to p.g.o. Other than that I’ve also (hopefully) finished up the port of Vino to GNOME 3 that Ryan Lortie ...

Maintenance Mode 6

In the last few weeks I’ve adopted a couple projects that, for whatever reason, had not been actively maintained for a while. Cluttermm Cluttermm wraps the Clutter Toolkit, “a software library for creating fast, compelling, portable, and dynamic graphical user interfaces”. Clutter has become an integral part of the GNOME project through its use in ...

Thoughts coming out of the GNOME Developer Documentation and Tools Hackfest

I’m a bit late in the game regarding blogging about the GNOME Developer Documentation and Tools Hackfest that we hosted at the Openismus Berlin office a couple weeks ago. There have been a number of good posts made summarizing what we talked about and worked on. In this post, rather than providing another summary, I’d ...

Getting Openismus ready for the Development Documentation and Tools Hackfest 2

In 2 days the GNOME Development Documentation and Tools Hackfest starts here in the Openismus office. For the past 2 days we’ve spent a couple hours of each day getting things ready. We’ve designated two rooms as hacker rooms. Our central common area will be the main sit-down hacking area. And the front room will ...

QoTD: Chris DiBona

“I have a hard time caring about “KDE vs. Gnome”. It’s like watching your two best friends fighting. I’m not going to take part.” – Chris DiBona

Google Linux Screenshots

While reading up on google co-op, I was pleasently surprised to see that the screenshots used to show previews of the ‘co-op’ed search results are of firefox running on Linux. From the Gnome theme, it looks like it’s a redhat-based distro. Let the google linux rumor mill start again! I’m still working on understanding co-op, ...