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GNOME 3.20 to Enter Feature Freeze Soon

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The GNOME 3.20 desktop environment is getting closer to release, and the developers are preparing for the UI and Feature Addition freeze.

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GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due (and more)

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Hello all,

We would like to inform you about the following:
* GNOME 3.19.90 beta tarballs due
* API/ABI, UI and Feature Addition Freeze; String Change Announcement Period
* New APIs must be fully documented
* Writing of release notes begins

Tarballs are due on 2016-02-15 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.90
beta release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which were
proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule so
everyone can test them. Please make sure that your tarballs will be
uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.19.90. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

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GNOME News

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  • Endless joined GNOME Advisory Board

    Right after I wrote about my unexpected dream hacking routine at Endless, an intriguingly positive news arose: Endless joined GNOME Advisory Board, and I particularly think I should talk about that. That’s old news, but important nevertheless.

  • Moderate reviews in GNOME Software

    I can’t imagine the tool would be used by many people, but it does make reviewing comments easy.

  • Testing unstable gnome using xdg-app

    Lot of interesting work on xdg-app lately!

    I’ve created a new runtime based on the latest unstable gnome, and during the Gnome developer experience hackfest we made bundles for a bunch of core Gnome applications.

GNOME Development

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  • Second Rygel Media Server 0.30 Dev Release Has Improvements for Samsung TVs

    Rygel 0.28 is currently the stable branch of the project, distributed as part of the GNOME 3.18 Stack, but the developers behind the free media server software are working hard these days on Rygel 0.30, which is developed under the 0.29.x unstable series, and will be distributed as part of the upcoming GNOME 3.20 desktop environment.

  • PlaybackPopover and Music views

    Although the artist view issue is solved, I still don’t have a way to get the albums covers since by default Music just display it for the current track. Until now, I have not figured out how to solve it. If I add a cover in Music playlist model to feed PlaybackPopover playlist model Music breaks.

GNOME and KDE

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  • Updates on GNOME Calculator

    The biggest task I’ve been trying to accomplish is to move all the UI code to GtkBuilder .ui files and rework the codebase to use them as reusable templates.

  • Developer Experience Hackfest 2016

    First of all I would like to thanks the GNOME Foundation for sponsoring once again my trip to Brussels for the GNOME Developer Experience Hackfest.
    Besides hacking on Glade and attending FOSDEM I had a great time meeting with old friends and making new ones, not to mention the amount and variety of beers consumed

KDE

  • Some Neon Artwork

    This is pretty exciting for anyone who wants a stable core system with a setup of KDE Plasma software on to as recent as possible, setted-up and configured as good as possible, with hopefully less issues like “distro X has a slightly outdated version of kibrary Y which is know that makes app Z crash”.

  • HIG about Simple vs. Advanced Settings

    Recently the question was asked in the KDE forums how we handle advanced settings. While there is neither a best practice nor a common approach in KDE software, we actually discussed a similar concept in respect to the Plasma control modules (KCM).

    The updated organization of KCMs was implemented by the developers, the community decided about the basic layout, and a couple of proposals were done [1, 2]. So why don't generalize this idea and write a guideline?

  • 3DPrinterChat -Your 3DPrint Community

    Last week I received and invitation to be a columnist on a blog about 3DPrinting, 3DPrinterChat, and I already made 3 blog posts. It’s amazing. I’m learning more about 3dprinting and sharing the knowledge that I have. It’s a wonderfull website to people that want know more about 3dprinting and how to start use a 3dprinter.

  • Outside the Stellarator

    After having spent a great deal of time improving Plasma, I recently focussed on other ares of our workspace, such as KRunner, and various KDE Applications.

  • Heavy activities setup

    I’ve always had more than a few activities lying around - mainly one for each project I’m working on. Be it KDE, Work, Studies, etc. But I was basing my workflow not only on them, but also on virtual desktops. I had four of them, the first one to keep the web browser and the mail client in, two for actual work (that is related to the current activity), and the last one to keep the music player in.

Leftovers: Software

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  • Introducing Stremio, a More Complete and Powerful Popcorn Time Alternative

    Stremio is an application built with Electron that streams and plays movies, TV shows, Youtube channels, and TV channels, from torrents. Sounds familiar?

  • mt-st project new homepage

    A short public notice: mt-st project new homepage at https://github.com/iustin/mt-st. Feel free to forward your distribution-specific patches for upstream integration!

  • letsencrypt support in propellor

    I'm using the reference letsencrypt client. While I've seen complaints that it has a lot of dependencies and is too complicated, it seemed to only need to pull in a few packages, and use only a few megabytes of disk space, and it has fewer options than ls does. So seems fine. (Although it would be nice to have some alternatives packaged in Debian.)

  • New release: usbguard-0.4

    I’m not dead yet. And the project is still alive too. It’s been a while since the last release, so it’s time to do another. The biggest improvements were made to the rule language by introducing the rule conditions and to the CLI by introducing a new command, usbguard, for interacting with a running USBGuard daemon instance and for generating initial policies.

  • The Improvements To GNOME's Nautilus 3.20 FIle Manager
  • Nautilus 3.20 Will Be a Major Upgrade, Here's What's New

    A new GNOME major upgrade is on its way, and it will ship with Nautilus 3.20. One of the developers working on it has presented some of the major features that will land.

Anonymous reviews in GNOME Software

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Choosing an application to install is hard when there are lots of possible projects matching a specific search term. We already list applications based on the integration level and with useful metrics like “is it translated in my language” and this makes sure that high quality applications are listed near the top of the results. For more information about an application we often want a more balanced view than the PR speak or unfounded claims of the upstream project. This is where user-contributed reviews come in.

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Ubuntu and GNOME Tense Relations Don't Exist, GNOME Dev Explains

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A Nautilus developer explained the good nature of the relations between the Ubuntu and GNOME and said that the apparent conflicts between the two projects exist only in the minds of people that are not involved in any of them.

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GNOME and KDE

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  • Community Time at Collabora [Ed: Mono]
  • Refocus

    Sometimes all those GNOME programming projects are driving me crazy.

    [...]

    Note that for that last item, I would use LaTeXila of course, so if there are some regressions due to some library changes (you perfectly know which library in particular I mean), I’ll probably become aware of the regressions and fix them. Without any guarantees, I repeat. So if someone wants to take over LaTeXila maintenance, I would be more than happy. In the condition that I can still recognize my old pet project afterwards and is still mostly bug-free.

  • Chakra GNU/Linux Users Get KDE Plasma 5.5.4 and Calligra 2.9.11 Office Suite

    Users of the Chakra GNU/Linux operating system were informed this past weekend by the project's maintainer Neofytos Kolokotronis of the availability of two essential software distributions for the rolling OS.

  • Konqi emoji shipped! and a little preview…

    It will end up in your KDE distribution soon !!! I am really very happy that many of you have appreciated my work.

Nautilus – Looking into 3.20

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3.20 it’s approaching, and we have mostly all the changes we wanted in place.

I would like to explain them, so you are aware, and I would like you to test them and provide feedback before the UI freeze this week. So now it’s your time to change the way Nautilus will look and work for 3.20 and improve it for all us to enjoy it.

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