sabato 1 dicembre 2012

Playing chase

Sometimes, you notice that writing an OS is like playing chase: sometimes you open the latest MS system, and go "Uhm... Where did I see that before?", and sometimes you proudly show the results of hours of work, and what you get is "Heh, everyone else did that ages ago!"

This is one of the latter moments. I hereby present you with the latest creation from the department of "It was about time!": Gnome Weather.

As you may guess, it is an app showing weather conditions for you location (like Win 8 does by default). It is still rough on the edges, as you may notice from the very pixelated icon, but it is there.
And I can't tell how much I love GNOME: I uploaded this four hours ago, and I already got Galician and Polish translations! People, you're simply great.

But this is not the only thing I've been working on lately. You may remember a find the difference Google+ post a while ago. For those of you who didn't care, and for those of you that still don't, what I wanted to highlight there were the finally fixed volume key handling, the headphone icon in the status bar, the modal dialogs in the overview and the new panel for configuring notifications.

Besides the global keybinding thing, which will be solved by Florian in a different way, all those things and many others are happening in GNOME 3.8.

So yeah, this was really because I was a long time since my last post, and because I felt particularly proud of what I achieved. Nothing special maybe, but I hope you enjoyed.

GNOME 3.8 is going to be the best winter release ever!

PS: to Jasper, re the linked post above: you really made my day with your comment :)
PS2: no it wasn't a modified background, it was the One And Only, except that noone ever sees that one in particular because it goes from midnight to 6 am...

6 commenti:

  1. Hi! Thanks for your app!

    I've been able to build it but I'm getting this error when trying to run it and I don't know how to fix it.
    I'm on arch x86_64 with gnome 3.6

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/gnome-weather", line 58, in
    from app import GnomeWeatherApp
    ImportError: No module named 'app'

  2. > GNOME 3.8 is going to be the best winter release ever!

    Seems like the "The thinnest, lightest, fastest iPhone ever" slogan used for every new iPhone... GNOME is becoming more Apple-ized with each passing day!

    1. No, that was "the thinnest and lightest CEO ever"

  3. Hey Giovanni,

    I think it would be a good idea to integrate this with an extension for the gnome-shell...

  4. Great news! Dialogs and key-bindings in overview!

    It's amazing how both small details and long standing major issues are getting fixed this cycle on the Shell.

  5. a little more work on attractive design, but great job,, thx