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[News] GTK+ 3.0 Test Release and Other GNOME Desktop News

  • Subject: [News] GTK+ 3.0 Test Release and Other GNOME Desktop News
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 00:16:35 +0100
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Eat Burgers on the Short Bus


I had an epiphany (about Epiphany)

,----[ Quote ]
| While I think the even-tighter integration 
| of GNOME apps in the Ubuntu panel is 
| theoretically a step in the right 
| direction, I find that things are broken 
| enough that the benefits of that 
| integration aren't terrible available at 
| present (but I hope they will be in 
| future).


GNOME Marketing Hackfest â Zaragoza

,----[ Quote ]
| We had a really productive and busy week, 
| working on the marketing plans and actions 
| for launching GNOME 3.0.


The First GTK+ 3.0 Test Release

,----[ Quote ]
| GTK+ 2.90.0 is this initial GTK+3 test 
| release. GTK+ 3.0 can co-exist just fine 
| with a GTK+ 2.x installation on the system 
| for those interested in trying out this 
| tool-kit library. 



Preparing To Let Go Of GTK+ 2.x For GTK+ 3.0

,----[ Quote ]
| As we have mentioned with the first of the
| early GNOME 3.0 development packages getting
| checked-in (such as the improved Totem Movie
| Player), the first GNOME 2.31 development
| milestone is this week in the road to GNOME
| 3.0 (a.k.a. v2.32) that will be reached this
| September. Joining this round of new GNOME
| development packages that are looking for
| testing is GTK+ 2.21.0, which is leading up to
| the 2.22 release of the de facto standard
| tool-kit for the GNOME desktop.


A Dozen GNOME Themes

,----[ Quote ]
| Now there are plenty of sites that have posted
| their top 10, top 16, top 25, even their top
| 50 themes for GNOME, but some how their lists
| always include the same designs over and over.
| The goal here is to look at some newer and/or
| forgotten themes, some interesting
| combinations fom preexisting themes, and some
| inclusions of original work to provide a
| reason to look at these themes.


More cool gnome-shell tips and tricks

,----[ Quote ]
| If you have been reading Ghacks within the
| last month, you know that I have become a big
| fan of what will eventually become GNOME 3.
| That replacement is currently under the title
| GNOME Shell and it is already quite a stunning
| piece of work. I have covered GNOME Shell in a
| few pieces here (Check out all the GNOME Shell
| content on Ghacks) and, after further usage, I
| thought it was a good time for a few more tips
| and tricks.


I have seen the future, and it is GNOME 3

,----[ Quote ]
| GNOME 3 is different. Very different. Gone
| is the start button, to be replaced by the
| Activities button. No more are you
| fumbling around in menus to find what you
| need. What you will have is a very
| streamlined, sleek, and sexy desktop that
| is sure to make your computing life
| easier. Oh of course there will be those
| that say âIf it isnât brokeââ Well, I am
| one of those who will first claim that it
| is, in fact, âbrokeâ. The current desktop
| that most everyone uses is klunky, kludgy,
| and ugly. Itâs a task bar, and menus, and
| icons, and blah blah blahâthereâs no
| âApple factorâ. What do I mean by âApple
| factorâ? Simple - there is very little
| energy given to aesthetics. And believe me
| in the current incarnation of the modern,
| capitalist society - it is all about form
| over function. You have to look good
| before you can be good.


GNOME 3 System Status Area Mockups

,----[ Quote ]
| In GNOME 3, the System Status Area is a
| place where System Status Indicators
| represent the status of the system to the
| user. This is not an area that is
| variously called the Notification Area or
| System Tray and should not be used by
| applications (foreground or background) to
| indicate their status. This distinction is
| necessary to ensure the entire top of the
| screen is designed properly, system owned
| and coherent, able to be modified or
| extended, scale well to smaller form-
| factors, and not become a dumping ground
| or high-profile branding opportunity.


Possible New GNOME 3 System Status Area Changes [Mockups]


The Case for Gnome Shell

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| A couple weeks ago, I wrote some posts on
| GNOME Shell which included a number of
| criticisms of the desktop environment that
| will likely become UbuntuâS default at
| some point in the future.  Jon McCann,
| lead designer for GNOME Shell, recently
| got in touch to offer his responses to the
| problems I found with the new interface.
| Hereâs what he had to say.
| In general, Jonâs message was that many of
| the criticisms I made of GNOME (not Gnome,
| Iâve realizedâ) Shell were unfair, given
| that its targeted release date remains six
| months in the future.  For example, Jon
| assured me that my experience with a laggy
| interface was likely due to known bugs
| involving certain Intel GPUs, which the
| GNOME developers are working on fixing.


First Look: GNOME 2.30

,----[ Quote ]
| April Fools turned out to be a great day for
| Linux enthusiasts, as GNOME developers
| decided to offer them something to look
| forward to except getting punked and do a
| proper launch, and a pretty big one at that.
| GNOME 2.30 is now available for everyone and
| the final release of the 2.xx series is
| packing some serious punch and plenty of
| goodies for even the most demanding user.

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