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New libnotify, notification-daemon and notify-python releaseschipx86

Wed, 26 Apr 2006 09:35:16 +0000

I’m very tired, so I’ll keep this brief. I just put out libnotify 0.4.0, notification-daemon 0.3.5, and notify-python 0.1.0 releases. Most of the really annoying bugs people have reported have been fixed. More information is available on the news post. I made a decision that will be unpopular to some, and I expect some disagreement […]

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Alpha channels and release scheduleschipx86

Sun, 26 Mar 2006 21:35:31 +0000

GTK+ and semi-transparent windows Mike Hearn wrote a blog entry on writing GTK+ applications that provide semi-transparent Cairo-rendered windows. He suggests a SexyWindow class for libsexy, which actually fits in with some of my plans nicely. More on this… someday. Galago 0.5.0.. Almost Galago 0.5.0 is about to be released. I’ve said this for a […]

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Tagging? In Nautilus? *explode*chipx86

Wed, 22 Feb 2006 04:06:50 +0000

Check this out (mpeg4, VMware video codec). Ahh yeah. David’s putting together some awesome code for tagging functionality in nautilus using Leaftag. Hopefully we’ll get it out into a release before long.

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Taggable Desktopchipx86

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 10:24:46 +0000

Luis: You wanted a taggable desktop? Oh, okay. Announcing Leaftag, our desktop tagging framework. This is an evolution of the original prototype we created, originally named fstaglib (isn’t leaftag just so much better?). The main part of Leaftag is a library called (oddly enough) libleaftag, which interfaces with the tag database. It’s GObject-based, and the […]

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Are we assuming users are really dumb?chipx86

Sun, 05 Feb 2006 21:12:19 +0000

Update: This is a general criticism of modern development trends. Despite appearing on Planet GNOME, and referencing a current debate, this is not at all specific to GNOME. The point listed below was more a maintainer screw-up than anything else. It’s not a debate on good usability, because everyone has different opinions on it, none […]

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Pretty new notifications… And a release!chipx86Old urgency stripesOld icons and actionsNew urgency stripesNew icons and actions

Sun, 05 Feb 2006 05:28:15 +0000

I’ve been inspired by the December GNOME mockups. A lot of them are quite nice, and in the area of notifications, it had some good ideas on sprucing up the look and feel. So I present to you, notification-daemon v0.3.4! Along with the usual assortment of bug fixes, I’ve improved the style quite a bit. […]

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A few project updateschipx86

Thu, 26 Jan 2006 09:04:17 +0000

I’ve been putting off several posts for a few days now, due to just being busy with things. So, here we go. Notification Framework I just put out a couple of good releases of notification-daemon and libnotify. A few days ago, I released version 0.3.2 of both components, and tonight I put out notification-daemon v0.3.3, […]

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Tagging and the GNOME Desktopchipx86Tags in Nautilus listsTags in Nautilus liststags URIDeskbar Integration 1Deskbar Integration 2

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 18:44:55 +0000

Just a little preview. It’s not done yet, but will be shortly. What you see below is a small python module, a useful command line utility (well, that’s not shown, but if you check the gallery these are in there will be a full-size screenshot showing one), and plugins for Nautilus, GNOME-VFS, and Deskbar. There […]

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The Future of the Linux Desktop?, Part Ichipx86

Tue, 06 Jan 2004 08:52:28 +0000

It seems there are a lot of interesting things being developed lately. I’ve been reading about GNOME Storage, which is a really cool concept. I haven’t played with it yet, or looked into the code, but I think that if done right, it can really add to the desktop experience. Perhaps it could be used […]

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