On Being a Free Software Maintainer

Year is 2013. I learn about a new, alpha-quality project called "GNOME Calendar." Intriguing. I like calendars. "Cool, I'll track that," said my younger self. Heavy development was happening at the ui-rework branch. Every day, a few new commits. Pull, build, test. Except one day, no new commits. Nor the next day. Or week. Or month. Or … Continue reading On Being a Free Software Maintainer

GNOME 3.32 and other ramblings

GNOME 3.32 was released this week. For all intents and purposes, it is a fantastic release, and I am already using the packages provided by Arch Linux's gnome-unstable repository. Congratulations for everyone involved (including the Arch team for the super quick packaging!) I have a few highlights, comments and thoughts I would like to share about this … Continue reading GNOME 3.32 and other ramblings

GNOME Settings: more GNOME, more settings

Before deep diving into the more extensive architectural changes that I've been working on GNOME Shell and Mutter, let's take a moment to highlight the latest changes to GNOME Settings. Being the (co)maintainer of Settings for a full year now, the development pace has been great so far. I would go as far as to … Continue reading GNOME Settings: more GNOME, more settings

GNOME Shell and Mutter: better, faster, cleaner

The very first update in the series is about GNOME Shell and Mutter. I've been increasingly involved with the development of those two core components of GNOME, and recently this has been the focus of my development time. Fortunately, Endless allows me to use part of my work time to improve it. Naturally, I prioritize … Continue reading GNOME Shell and Mutter: better, faster, cleaner

My Perspective on This Year’s GUADEC

Greetings GNOMEies This year, I had the pleasure to attend GUADEC at Almeria, Spain. Lots of things happened, and I believe some of them are important to be shared with the greater community. GUADEC This year's GUADEC happened in Almería, Spain. It turns out Almería is a lovely city! Small and safe, locals were friendly … Continue reading My Perspective on This Year’s GUADEC