Google Summer of Code, Check
Summer of code is officially ending and at GNOME we had yet another successful year of participation
I'd like to highlight some of the accepted projects
that I personally followed closely as they developed over the course of past couple of months.
All the other projects are quite interesting too, but these are just my pick for today.
- New geometry manager for GTK+: Mathias did a great job with his project into bringing modern size negotiation and alignment facilities to GTK+, and hacked on a lot more other stuff (including the cool GNOME programming language vala) in the way. My favorite for now.
- Photobooth-like application for the GNOME-Desktop: Daniel's cheese application has already been a favorite on Planet GNOME.
- Enhance Mango to allow self-service of GNOME account data and streamline GNOME account setup: We are already seeing benefits of this work Baris has been doing on improving GNOME's account management that has so much needed a redesign. Thanks Baris.
- Gnome Scan NG: Étienne is on this job for the second year. With AbiWord integrating it, Gnome Scan is already featured in an ArsTechnica article.
- Cross-Application Scripting: Ori comes from the same school that desrt does. No wonder they've been working on similar stuff recently. With their work complete we will find a whole lot of new opportunities for application scripting using a tight GNOME and D-Bus integration.
In the end, thanks to Google Open Source office for running yet another great program, to Lucas
for keeping a constant eye on the progress of students and mentors alike, to Vincent
for doing most of the rest of administration tasks, and last but not least, to all the great students that submitted proposals, to the lucky ones that were accepted, and to everyone who volunteered to mentor. You all Rock!
Labels: gnome, gsoc
GNOME 10-Year Party
Been busy post-GUADEC. I'm having a huge GNOME
10-Year Party tomorrow, Friday, August 17th. Contact me for details.
Other than that, trying to find time to work on the cookbook layout and production.
While at cooking, I read about Krecipes the other day through the awesome Fedora Daily Package, run by my friend and O'Reilly author Chris Tyler. In fact, he was kind enough to let me do technical review of his book, Fedora Linux, last year. Thanks also goes to Fedora Weekly News for syndicating FDP. And yes, I've learned about Gourmet Recipe Manager since.
Labels: 10year, Chris Tyler, cookbook, Fedora, gnome, GNOME foot logo, party