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

Leak Hunting and Mutter Hacking

Greetings GNOMErs! Last week, when I upgraded to GNOME 3.28, I was sad to notice an extremely annoying bug in Mutter/GNOME Shell: every once in a while, a micro-stuttering happened. This was in additions to another bug that was disappointing me for quite a while: the tiling/maximize/unmaximize animations were not working on Wayland too. About … Continue reading Leak Hunting and Mutter Hacking

Improved half tiling available in Mutter 3.26.1

A late night announcement: the improved tiling patches (shown in a previous blog post) were merged in Mutter and and GTK+3, and will be available in GNOME 3.26.1 / GTK 3.22.23 (not yet released; should be available this week). I'd like to thank Florian Muellner, Matthias Clasen, Jonas Adahl and AlexGS for all their support, … Continue reading Improved half tiling available in Mutter 3.26.1