Reminder: Desktop Summit T-shirt Competition 1

Just a friendly reminder to get your designs in for the Desktop Summit T-shirt Competition before the May 15th deadline. Please see my previous post for more details. Happy designing!

Desktop Summit T-shirt Contest 4

Today, we’re announcing the start of the Desktop Summit t-shirt contest. We want designs that go beyond your typical conference shirt which finds its final resting place in the closet or drawer once you’ve returned home. We’re looking for designs that reflect the passion and energy of the Free Desktop communities that The Desktop Summit ...

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, ...

Berlin GNOME 3 launch party: Update and reminder 1

Just a quick update and reminder about the Berlin GNOME 3 launch party. Another talk has been added to what was previously announced. Mirko Boehm Will be giving a short talk about The Desktop Summit taking place in our fine city. He’ll be giving a progress update and pointing out opportunities for local folks to ...

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 ...

First experiences with the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS). 4

As part of my Openismus training, I was recently tasked with packaging a Qt application using the OpenSUSE Build Service (OBS). Here I’ll try to note my first impressions as well as offer some solutions to problems I encountered. Note: This was my first attempt at packaging anything and the application I’m packaging (ConferenceGoer) is ...