Category Archives: gnome

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

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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

Posted in design, gnome, gnome3 | 65 Comments

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

Posted in developer experience, gnome, hackfest

Contributions Welcome

If you are interested in coding for GNOME, but haven’t figured out what to work on, this post is for you. In my last post, I described an experiment that I’m running for the GNOME 3.14 development cycle. The goal … Continue reading

Posted in bugs, gnome | 12 Comments

Enabling Participation

With 3.12 out the door, it’s time to think about what we want to be doing for 3.14. I have a long list of design projects that I want to work on for the next release, but I also want … Continue reading

Posted in bugs, gnome, project management | 24 Comments

LGM 2014

I have just returned home from this year’s Libre Graphics Meeting, which was held in Leipzig, Germany. As always, it was a great event, which is somewhat unique in bringing together art and design practitioners with programmers and engineers. LGM … Continue reading

Posted in conferences, design, gnome