Shotwell .8 is out.
The Yorba folks have released a new version of Shotwell. You can snag it here. New features include: Video support for Ogg, AVI, MP4, Quicktime, and WMV files Upload videos to major Web services, including YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and PicasaWeb Runtime monitoring of library directory Background writing of metadata to master files Flagging of photos for batch operations Set multiple photos...
Sound Indicator news and updates
The following is a guest blog by Conor Curran: I joined Canonical early January 2010 to fill the role of Sound Architect on the DX team. Ever since I have been implementing a redesign of the system sound menu. ‘Indicator Sound’ is part of a core group of system indicators which sit on the top panel of the Ubuntu desktop. Its main purpose is to allow users to control the system’s...
Getting the Ubuntu font working on your own...
Now that the Ubuntu font is available via the Google Font thing I took a few minutes to add it to my blog. Here are the instructions, it’s just a few lines of HTML. You can find more information about using the font on the web here. Thanks to Paul Sladen for the tip.
Helping out Compiz
In case you’ve missed out, smspillaz has started working fulltime at Canonical on working on Compiz. Sam’s been shuffling getting things fixed in the code and needs a bit of help, so I asked him to put together a list of things Compiz could use help with. Finish writing the compiz code doxygen Provide a support for sound events using libcanberra in gnomecompat Package...
Tag `em and bag `em
Filing and fixing your own bitesize bugs = recommended and encouraged!
Unity Bitesize Progress Report for 20 December
It’s time for another Unity bitesize bug report. First off let’s welcome another new contributor: Stefano Candori, aka Cando. He’s worked on other projects, like the GNOME Activity Journal, Emesene and Emesene 2. Cando has fixed: Bug 683466 - There are 2 Quit menu options in Quicklist Which was the annoying thing where applications that generated menus like Tomboy had had...
Pithos and Pianobar, for the win.
Lifehacker had an article on pianobar, a command line client for Pandora. I found it nicer to use than the web Flash player, but I just had to have my Last.fm scrobbling. DoR answered my question on how to set up pianobar to scrobble to last.fm. Not quite user-friendly, but hey, it’s a command line pandora client, you’re not going to give up when you run into CPAN are you? Matthew...
Unity Status Report for 14 December
Another week, another set of bitesize bugs! But first off we’d like to welcome Matthew Rasmus to the growing list of new Unity Contributors. Matthew has been working on Bug 686182: “Unity launchers run multiple copies of program if clicked multiple times before the program loads” I’ve been wanting to contribute to Ubuntu in some way ever since I started using it a year...
Application Menu making it's way to Firefox
Chris Coulson has been working on adding Application Menu support to Firefox for 11.04. Here’s the initial cut: The reason you still see the old menu inside the window is that for testing developers will have both running so they can compare them side to side. You can find the code to the extension here: https://launchpad.net/globalmenu-extension Hackers and testers are welcome, but...
Puppet cost me my other best friend.
Now it’s not deja vu. This happened to me before. My other best friend is now also moving to California this month to work for a large company who is deploying tons of Puppet. It’s a tremendous opportunity for him, just like the last guy. Best of luck to him, it’s always good to see projects like Puppet flourish and for Ken to have an opportunity like this. So as a goodbye/good luck...
A nice autohide fix for the Unity launcher
Jason Smith sends this along: So there was a seemingly simple bug, the launcher would autohide when the quicklist was open.This was due to the fact that the launcher was entirely unaware of when a quicklist was open. So I layed out a design to follow in the bug report, essentially I left a stubbed class that someone could implement. As it ends up Jamal Fanaian has returned for his 2nd...
Unity Coding Style Guide
Just in case people aren’t aware here’s the coding style guide, freshly updated with C++ bits.
New gtkmm team on Launchpad
Thanks to the tireless efforts of Krzysztof Klimonda we now have a team in Launchpad for gtkmm folks. https://launchpad.net/~gnomemm If you’re interested in helping maintain the gtkmm stack in Ubuntu then please join this team. We could really use a hand as keeping finding people to help with this stack on a regular basis has been a problem for us. While setting up the...
Unity Bitesize Bug Report for 7 December
As I mentioned last week we’ve started a campaign for helping people get started on fixing bitesize bugs in Unity. Jono blogged about this as well. As it turns up, we’ve got our first bitesize contributor today! Jamal Fanaian has fixed Bug #683241: Recycle bin icon is empty when there are items in the bin. Jamal is a developer working on Flickr. He passes along “I love Ubuntu...
Getting Started working on Unity
Now that Alpha 1 is out the door the different bits are starting to come together. We’ve got the compiz-based Unity in people’s hands, now it’s time to start the feature work and testing. The Desktop Experience team is building the base; but there are plenty of other parts that need to be done. Keep in mind that these parts are just as important and a critical piece of the...