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GNOME: GSoC 2018, AbiWord, Developer Center Initiative, LVFS

  • GSoC 2018: Overview

    Throughout the summer I was working on librsvg, a GNOME library for rendering SVG files to Cairo surfaces. This post is an overview of the work I did with relevant links.

  • GSoC 2018: Parallelizing Filters with Rayon

    I’m working on SVG filter effects in librsvg, a GNOME library for rendering SVG files to Cairo surfaces. After finishing porting all filters from C to Rust and adding tests, I started investigating the filter performance. With the codebase converted to Rust, I am able to confidently apply important optimizations such as parallelization. In this post I’ll show how I parallelized two computation-intensive filter primitives.

  • AbiWord: It's alive

    No, AbiWord is not dead. The project has been very very slow moving due to very little contributions. But sometime a spark ignite things.

    Martin needed to fix a major issue we had related to how AbiWord uses Gtk wrong

    Then I took some time to perform two long overdue tasks:

    1. Moving to git. We have had a complete mirror of the Subversion repository for a few years on Github. But now that GNOME moved to their own Gitlab, I felt that this was a more appropriate place for AbiWord. So we did. Thanks to Carlos Soriano, AbiWord is now hosted in GNOME World.

  • Developer Center Initiative – Meeting Summary 8th August

    Yesterday we had the second meeting about the Developer Center Initiative. We had 14 attendees with participation from HotDoc, GJS, Purism, Builder and more.

    The primary topic for this week was to let developers review and demonstrate website prototypes based on different technologies. This is where we would like your opinion too! We are particularly interested in choosing the solution which..

  • It’s Now Easier to Install ThinkPad Firmware Updates on Linux

    It’s about to get a whole lot easier to install ThinkPad firmware updates on Linux.

    Red Hat’s Richard Hughes has revealed that tech company Lenovo, who produce the ThinkPad line of laptops, is joining the Linux Vendor Firmware Service, better known as the LVFS.

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