Since I created Boatswain, earlier this year, a lot has happened. Recently it was accepted as part of the GNOME Circle! As the app gets more popular, people are asking for more useful features that I cannot implement without having access to the actual hardware they depend on. Specifically, I've received multiple requests to integrate … Continue reading Crowdfunding Elgato Key Lights
Last week, I've rolled out the 0.2.1 release of Boatswain, the Elgato Stream Deck application for Linux. After the massive push to get the initial releases out, the development pace naturally slowed down, but I managed to pick up some new fancy features for this release. The most visible new feature is dragging button actions … Continue reading Boatswain 0.2.2 is out!
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Seven years ago, back when I was a university student living with my parents and with lots of free time in my hands, I created GNOME To Do to help me organize my Google Summer of Code tasks. It was a fantastic time of my life, and I had the privilege of having time to … Continue reading Giving up on GNOME To Do
Since I wrote the announcement of Boatswain, things have progressed quite a lot. As I prepare for the 1.0 release, more features and bugfixes get in, and it's getting dangerously close to achieving all features I personally want from it. Stream Deck Mini & Original (v1) Thanks to a generous Stream Deck Mini donation, I … Continue reading Updates on Boatswain
I've been quiet for the past few weeks, with no live streams nor blog posts. Sorry! This was the reason: That's right: rich and engaging Stream Deck integration on Linux. Boatswain is a new app I've been working on for the past month that allows controlling Stream Deck devices. It can assign icons and actions … Continue reading Boatswain, your Stream Deck app for Linux
Today, OBS Studio published its 27.2 release. With this release, besides the always good to have bugfixes and improvements, there's one change in particular that makes me super excited: this is the first release officially published to Flathub! Flathub joins OBS Studio's Ubuntu PPA in the list of official builds. On Ubuntu, both can be … Continue reading OBS Studio 27.2 on Flathub, get it while it’s hot!
It took a long time, and massive amounts of energy and sweat and blood, but as of last week, Settings is finally ported to GTK4 and uses libadwaita for platform integration. This was by far the biggest application I've ported to GTK4. In total, around 330 files needed to be either rewritten or at least … Continue reading GTK4ifying Settings
This week (November 8th – 12th) is the Endless Orange Week, a program where the entire Endless team engages in projects designed to grow our collective learning related to our skills, work and mission. My project for this program was improving XDG portals. I set myself out to work on the following problems: Improve the … Continue reading Adventures with portals
After reading "Community Power Part 4: The GNOME Way", unlike the other articles of the series, I was left with a bittersweet taste in my mouth. Strangely, reading it triggered some intense negative feelings on me, even if I fundamentally agree with many of the points raised there. In particular, the "The Hows" and "In … Continue reading On Building Bridges