We moved from the local Intel offices to the Dayananda Sagar Institutions today. This is where GNOME.Asia will be happening at the weekend. Registration for the event has been high, so we should have lots people at our talks (eek!)
Everyone at the hackfest seems to have been working hard. Lots of ‘release team stuff’ seems to have been happening. As someone who hasn’t been particularly exposed to our release process, it has been great to see the work and organisation that goes into ensuring the quality of GNOME releases first hand.
Marketing-wise, it has been an intensive three days. Me and Andreas have been busy working on the new gnome.org website (as has Vinicius from afar). There have been lots of productive disscussions about both design and content, and Allan Caeg has been making some excellent contributions in that regard. There is still a lot of work to do, but I’m already excited about the site.
The hackfest has been a great opportunity for members of the release and marketing teams to work together. We had a really useful session on the release notes this morning, and were able to do some planning for the release day itself this afternoon.
Oh, and in case you didn’t hear already: Andreas added Jason Clinton‘s first GNOME 3 demo video to gnome3.org. Check it out!
Is there a reason the new video is only available as a Youtube video? Wouldn’t an open format (WebM) with fallback to Youtube if WebM isn’t available be more appropriate?
Chrome and Firefox4 (recently released) both support WebM. I’m not sure about the new Epiphany, though.
Epiphany uses gstreamer, so it has been supporting WebM as soon as gstreamer did, i.e since day 1. 🙂
The YouTube video should default to HTML5.
Thanks for all your marketing and releasing efforts, by the way! I know this is an extremely hectic time for GNOME. Encoding a video in every conceivable video format is the least important thing you and the rest of the team could be doing right now.
You’re helping make GNOME3 rock. Thank you so much!
There’s being word that 3.0 release has been rescheduled to september .. is this true or is it an April’s fool day joke??
It was a prank. GNOME 3 will be released on 6th April as scheduled.
Great job, btw…
You know not how please I am to confirm that …