Author Archives: Allan

LGM 2013

I just got back from Madrid, where I attended this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting. LGM is a great chance to meet with other designers working in the open, and this year’s event was no exception. There were lots of great … Continue reading

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3.8 is out!

It’s that time again: 3.8, the latest GNOME release, has just gone out of the door. This is the strongest release of the 3.x series, in my opinion. We’ve not just got a lot of really nice features, like the … Continue reading

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Taking GNOME 3 to the next level (again)

GNOME 3 is making major progress with each and every release. Six months ago, when 3.6 was close to release, I wrote about how excited I was about the improvements that were on their way. That release was a big … Continue reading

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DX Hackfest: Developer Documentation

The GNOME Developer Experience hackfest wrapped up a couple of days ago. It was definitely one of the best GNOME hackfests that I have attended. There were lots of people there with diverse affiliations (Canonical, Suse, Lanedo, Collabora, Red Hat, … Continue reading

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Those of us who work on GNOME design have been busy with all kinds of things recently. One major area of activity has been settings (aka System Settings, aka GNOME Control Center). In total, we have produced designs for four … Continue reading

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Give a detail this Christmas

When I last posted about Every Detail Matters, 27 detail bugs had been fixed by 9 contributors. About two and a half months later, 43 bugs have been fixed by a total of 12 contributors. We’ve made impressive progress, and … Continue reading

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The Next Step

The GNOME Project has been working hard to evolve and improve GNOME 3 since it was initially released in April 2011. We’ve made substantial progress, introducing new features, like GNOME Online Accounts, the lock screen and integrated input sources. We’ve … Continue reading

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Fantastic Progress in Every Detail Matters

Every Detail Matters is back for a second round, and let me tell you: it is bigger and better than ever. I have been totally blown away by the response we’ve received. We managed to fix 20 Every Detail Matters … Continue reading

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