GTK3 really steps up the ability to give apps great visual design. Widgets can be more articulated with multi-stop gradients, multiple classes, fine-grained control over several states and more. But one unexplored area that GTK3 also provides for is really great typography.
Be sure to attend this week's elementary Contributor Meeting held via IRC in #elementary-dev on irc.freenode.net at 18:00 UTC on Saturday, February 11, 2012 (that's tomorrow!).
Lately we've been making our way through the Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) reworking old bits and writing new sections. We've been focusing on making the HIG the best it can be, rather than limiting it to what's currently out there. Take a look at the updates that've been made and what's yet to come.
During the past few days, we have been working on a compatibility layer plug for Switchboard. It can load all the panels of GNOME Control Center as plugs:
It’s now 2012 and everyone has either already written up or is getting ready to write up their new year’s resolutions. We figured it’d be fun to do a few for elementary and without further ado here they are:
Lately there's been a lot of discussion in the IRC channel and I thought I'd clue everyone into some of the things we've been talking about. It's always great to have those times when everyone is able to actively discuss things all at once in an unofficial setting, and the past couple of weeks have been filled with those times. Follow along to hear what we've been talking about.
We're holding our first
Developer Forum Contributor Meeting on Saturday, 3rd of December, at 18:00 UTC.
The elementary Project is changing and evolving all the time, but each change of its own doesn't deserve a journal post (if they did, the blog would get insanely flooded). Microblogging is supposed to save the day, but it faces another pitfall: usually it is flooded, and the length limit also gets in the way. So I decided to make a quick rundown on the most important "little" changes that matter, and just share a bunch of developer miscellanea.
This cycle's Ubuntu Developer Summit has come to an end; it's exciting and depressing at the same time. We're all happy to go home and see our families, but we want to stay and be around our open source family. Follow along to hear what we learned from UDS.