Author Archives: Allan

Blog moved

I finally got around to moving my blog to GNOME infrastructure. It can now be found here.

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Sandboxed applications for GNOME

Application sandboxing is a subject that I am passionate about. In recent months I have been involved in a design initiative to plan out how sandboxed applications would work on GNOME, and I gave a talk on this subject at … Continue reading

Posted in gnome, gnome3 | 3 Comments

In praise of Jim Hall

At the beginning of this year, Jon was contacted by someone who was interested in doing user testing on GNOME. This person said that he wanted to promote usability in open source software, and had research experience. His name was … Continue reading

Posted in design, gnome, gnome3, usability | 4 Comments

A notifications update

A couple of weeks ago I posted about ongoing work to redesign notifications in GNOME 3. Since then, the redesign has moved on a fair bit, so I thought that an update was in order. My previous post also generated … Continue reading

Posted in design, gnome, gnome3 | 11 Comments

Notify me

Over the past several GNOME releases, we have been aiming to stabilise GNOME Shell as much as possible. We have been largely successful in this: the last major UI change was in 3.10, when we introduced the combined system status … Continue reading

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GNOME.Asia 2014

I just got back from a great trip to Beijing, for GNOME.Asia 2014. This was my fourth GNOME.Asia, and I’ve been to every event since 2011 in Bangalore, where I participated in the GNOME 3.0 hackfest. It was great to … Continue reading

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DX Hackfest

Last week I participated in the 2014 Developer Experience Hackfest. It was a great event – it’s so useful to spend time focusing on this important area, and it was an invaluable opportunity to move existing work forward and agree … Continue reading

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GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest, 2014 Edition

I’m about to travel to Berlin, to attend the 2014 GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest. We have about 22 confirmed participants, with a nice spread of expertise from both GTK+ to developer documentation. Last year we had a great Developer Experience … Continue reading

Posted in developer experience, hackfest