2011 Archive

April 2011

Letter From The Editor
Editor-in-Chief Paul Cutler celebrates GNOME 3.0’s release, and discusses innovation, pain, and history.

How We Got Here: Part I of a Design History of GNOME 3 & the Shell
Daf Harries asks Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner: what was the seed that got GNOME 3 going? How does modularity cause problems? And how do new contributors learn a project’s design philosophy?

How We Got Here: Part II of a Design History of GNOME 3 & the Shell
Daf Harries continues his interview with Jon McCann and Jakub Steiner. Should we be treating code and design contributions the same, or differently? What pitfalls from GNOME 2 were designers trying to avoid? How do we deal with community indecisiveness?

PyGTK, GObject, and GNOME 3
Sumana Harihareswara interviews Tomeu Vizoso and John “J5” Palmieri about PyGTK, GObject, introspection and PyGObject. What’s new, what’s been hard, and what’s next?

The Two Most Urgent Tasks: Simplicity and a Keyboard
Cathy Malmrose of Linux hardware firm ZaReason asks the GNOME community to solve the two biggest pain points she sees.

Fonts in GNOME 3: Cantarell, Tweaking, and Trailblazing
Nicolas Spalinger explains why Cantarell is more than just a font—it’s a symbol of a whole new design process. And he shows you how to tweak the font settings in GNOME 3.

March 2011

English:

The Past, Present, and Future of GNOME HISPANO
José María Casanova and Juanjo Marín discuss the Spanish-language GNOME community.

SyncTeX support in GNOME
José Aliste explains how GNOME now makes it easier to correct errors in TeX files. D-Bus is involved!

Styling GTK+ with CSS
Carlos Garnacho shows how you can use CSS to style GTK+ apps.

Behind The Scenes With Federico Mena Quintero
Paul Cutler asks Federico Mena Quintero about his extensive work, how he got into GNOME, and what GNOME is missing.

GNOME and Andalusia: A Success Story
The regional government of Andalusia uses free software to advance society.

Español:

Pasado, Presente y Futuro de GNOME HISPANO
José María Casanova y Juanjo Marín: “Con el paso del tiempo esta iniciativa se ha ido consolidando hasta llegar a ser una asociación que se reune anualmente en GUADEC HISPANA para compartir en español sus experiencias, avances y proyectos en GNOME.”

Soporte SyncTeX en GNOME
José Aliste: “La idea de este artículo es mostrar cómo se puede lograr la integración de diferentes aplicaciones en el escritorio GNOME de una manera sencilla mediante el uso de D-Bus. Me concentraré en el soporte SyncTeX incluido en Evince desde GNOME 2.32.”

Cambiando la apariencia de GTK+ con CSS
Carlos Garnacho: “A partir de GTK+ 3.0, la vieja capa de theming va a ser reemplazada por una más moderna, potente e inmediata para el diseñador, y también más intuitiva para las masas.”

Detrás de cámaras con Federico Mena Quintero
Paul Cutler y Federico Mena Quintero. “Además, ahora que hemos superado la etapa de «construcción de un escritorio libre», me encuentro muy excitado ya que empezamos a preguntarnos cuestiones importantes acerca de la usabilidad: ¿cómo se podría ayudar a la gente cotidiana con sus flujos de trabajo?”

Caso de éxito de GNOME: Andalucía
El gobierno regional de Andalucía usa el software libre para avanzar la sociedad.

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