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[News] GNOME Desktop Gets New Beta Out, Usability Tested

  • Subject: [News] GNOME Desktop Gets New Beta Out, Usability Tested
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 21:34:11 +0000
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GNOME 2.30 Beta released

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| The GNOME release team has announced the 
| availability of the first beta for what 
| will become version 2.30 of GNOME. The 
| 2.29.90 development release of the GNOME 
| desktop environment for Linux and Unix 
| marks the beginning of the UI freeze and 
| includes several bug fixes, changes and 
| updates.


GNOME Shell Usability Test Plan

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| The first cut of the test plan is on the 
| live.gnome.org wiki with those 36 
| hypotheses. I would love to hear what you 
| think about them and if you have ideas for 
| other GNOME Shell design assumptions youâd 
| like to see tested. I would also love to 
| hear your ideas on how we might devise some 
| tests for each hypotheses. Iâve set up a 
| page for commentary on the wiki so please 
| feel free to add your comments and 
| suggestions! (Although of course you can 
| feel free to leave your feedback in the 
| comments area of this blog post instead.)



Gnome 3 Usability Hackfest

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| As the GNOME 3.0 approaches, the GNOME
| Community is going to hold a Usability
| Hackfest in London from feb 22-26. Those
| who are not aware about the usability
| project, it aims to make GNOME appearance
| more efficient and pleasant to the users.
| In this hackfest, they are planning to work
| and improve the design and usability of
| some new GNOME 3.0 components.


GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women

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| The approach? Think Google Summer of Code --
| complete with internships, mentors, and
| sponsors -- with an emphasis on team
| contributions rather than stand-alone
| projects.
| GNOME ran a similar outreach program in
| 2006, and received one hundred applications
| within two weeks. Because funds are (always)
| limited, great projects (and talent) had to
| be turned away -- but Google was so was
| impressed by the proposals, it funded three
| additional projects. The 2006 Women's
| Outreach Program had six participants, but
| organizers are tentatively planning on five
| participants this season.


Should you ask developers for money? And other interesting fundraising dilemnas.

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| What's the single most important thing you
| think free software projects could do to
| improve their fundraising efforts?
| Start reading emails from organizations like
| MoveOn.org and BarackObama.com and start
| emulating them and their tactics. You don't
| have to agree with them politically to see
| how they're doing what they're doing.
|   A lot of people are going to call me crazy,
|   but look: I'd argue that    GNOME has as
|   much if not more installations than the
|   number of people that are subscribed to
|   MoveOn.org's email list. And unlike
|   MoveOn.org, a lot of these users are
|   interacting with your software every day,
|   not just when an email pops up in their
|   inbox or when something happens in
|   Washington.


Ubuntu 9.10 and GNOME 2.28: Advancing Past Meh

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| Many eons ago, GNOME 1.4 still lived, and it
| was good. It was extremely configurable and
| hackable. You could use either Enlightenment
| or Sawfish as the window manager, and could
| customize it to your heart's content. It was
| even friendly to homegrown GTK+ hacks. And
| then tragedy struck: the GNOME maintainers
| decided that 1.4 needed a ground-up rewrite,
| and thus GNOME 2.0 was born.

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