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September 23, 2018
The 2018 edition of the LAS GNOME conference happened two weeks ago. I arrived in time for the second day of talks, and left early Sunday.

The conference was small but the group was energized and the talks were engaging. The group was made up of local GNOMErs, developers and designers from the US free software community, developers from KDE, and local students, among others. I was...
September 23, 2018

Since last blog post there’s been two Developer Center meetings held in coordination with LAS GNOME Sunday the 9th September and again Friday the 21st September. Unfortunately I couldn’t attend the...

September 22, 2018

This month I was at my second Libre Application Summit in Denver. A smaller event than GUADEC but personally was my favorite conference so far.

One of the main goals of LAS has been to be a place for multiple platforms to discuss the desktop space and not just be a GNOME event. This year two KDE members, @aleixpol and Albert Astals Cid, who spoke...

September 20, 2018

This is a bug fix release in the stable 2.22 series.

What’s new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.22.2 release?
  • Several fixes for video playback with media source extensions (MSE). This allows using WebM support for YouTube, which no longer works through regular video source. Note that MSE is still disabled by default and webkit_settings_set_enable_mediasource() has to be used to enable the...
September 20, 2018

AppStream and the related AppData are XML formats that have been adopted by thousands of upstream projects and are being used in about a dozen different client programs. The AppStream metadata shipped in Fedora is currently a huge 13Mb...

September 20, 2018

First of all I would like to thanks the GNOME foundation for sponsoring my trip to Denver to attend Libre Application Summit

As usual, it was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones specially outside the GNOME community.

This opportunity I talked about the plans...

September 19, 2018

This is the first bug fix release in the stable 2.22 series.

What’s new in the WebKitGTK+ 2.22.1 release?
  • Fix printing in landscape.
  • Fix the build in several platforms: s390x, ppc64le, armv7hl.
  • Fix the build with a11y disabled.
  • Fix the build with video disabled.
  • Fix several crashes and rendering issues.

Thanks to all...

September 19, 2018

GNOME.Asia 2018 was co-hosted with COSCUP and openSUSE Asia this year in Taipei, Taiwan. It was a good success and I enjoyed it a lot. Besides, meeting old friends and making new ones are always great.

  • Desktop applications: life inside a sandbox — David King

Flatpak, as you all know, is quite popular and useful these days. So it’s good to know some...

September 17, 2018

As I teased about last week I recently played around with WSL, which lets you run Linux applications on Windows. This isn’t necessarily very useful, as there isn’t really a lack of native applications on Windows, but it is still interesting from a...

September 02, 2018

This is the first stable release in the 2.22 series.

Highlights of the WebKitGTK+ 2.22.0 release
  • New JavaScriptCore GLib API.
  • Switched to use complex text code path unconditionally.
  • Added playbin3 support to GStreamer media backend
  • Support for WebDriver advance user insteraction commands.
  • Default option menu implementation now uses a...