Last month, I announced a new initiative called Every Detail Matters. Its goal: to make GNOME 3 really awesome by ensuring that small design details are taken care of. Each round of the initiative will focus on a particular part of GNOME 3. Designers and developers will work together on refining the user experience.
For this first round of Every Detail Matters, we are focusing on the Activities Overview. We are being ambitious and are aiming to fix 20 UX bugs by the end of the release cycle.
There has already been an amazing response to Every Detail Matters. A whole crew of contributors have set to work, including some new contributors. Zan Dobersek, Seif Lotfy, Stefano Candori and Marc Plano Lesay have all successfully sumbitted patches. Vít Stanislav and Stefano Facchini are also hard at work on contributions of their own. The development version of GNOME Shell is already much nicer thanks to what they’ve been doing.
Every Detail Matters has got off to a great start, then; but there’s still lots more to do. We’re not even half way towards our 20 bug target! So, if you are interested in helping us to reach our goal, please get in touch. Every bug counts, and the clock is ticking.
Taking care of details does not just mean tackling easy bugs, and there are a number of more advanced tasks that we are looking for help with. If you are an experienced developer and want to make a valuable contribution, you can play an important role. Check out the wiki page for more details.