This is the archive for July 2008. Recent posts can be found at the main blog page.
Yes, that would be nice to have. No code yet, but Cosimo Cecchi promised to do it, as can be seen on this video:
I hope that by now everyone understands that tab support in Totem, Banshee, Empathy, Pidgin (despite clear demand for it), Gnome panel, and the easy GTK tab support are all fake. All the images are just mockups.So don’t worry, Gnome 3.0 will not feature tabs as the main UI improvement. There is no tab frenzy. Tabs are useful in some places but certainly not in all the programs we were collectively joking about.
Thanks to everyone for all the cool mockup images, I’ve had a few good laughs.
Since tabs are just so nice as a UI metaphor, I also did some Guadec hacking. See the screenshot below for the awesome result of just a few hours of hacking:
Most parts work fine already. It will be landing in Subversion after a bit of cleaning up.
Next stop: tab support in Gnometris!
(Don’t forget to read the update to this post as well.)
Another important event took place during our boat trip on the Bosporus, namely the SMASHED mini-conference. SMASHED stands for the Single Malt Appreciation Society for Hackers, Engineers and Developers. The Glenrothes was pretty good, as was the Highland Park. During the SMASHED meeting the bylaws were changed (there weren’t any, but there was consensus there should be some). If I’m not mistaken, the new rules will be (use of verbs of course in accordance with the RFC 2119 guidelines):
Rule number one: Everyone MUST drink.
Rule number two: Everyone SHOULD bring whiskey, BUT a bottle of your national spirit MAY be brought as well.
Rule number three: Anyone MAY bring a toast at any time, and everyone MUST toast and drink.
Rule number four: There SHALL NOT be a rule number four.
Next year I’ll probably bring a bottle of Jenever for the others to taste this (not that) delicious Dutch spirit.
As you might know already, I’m currently at Guadec 2008, the annual Gnome conference. As an experiment, I’ll try to get people to fix bugs I reported by handing out a Dutch stroopwafel from the famous city of Gouda.
The rules are simple: fix a bug I reported and get a stroopwafel. Fixed two bugs? Get two stroopwafels.
Note that there’s only a limited supply, so better be quick! The timestamp of the bugzilla RESOLVED FIXED notification email will be used for priority sorting in case of overly enthusiastic bug fixers. I’m not sure what I should do with REOPENED bugs though…
To get access to the wireless network at the Guadec 2008 venue, you should connect to the akademik@bahcesehir access point. Ask around for the key, many people will know it by now.
Important note: the key is a hexadecimal key, not an ascii key, so make sure you pick the correct option in the Network Manager dialog!
Wouter Bolsterlee, also known as uws, a postmodern geek living in the Netherlands. Read more about me…
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