We received a great bid from Igalia with a detailed analysis of the current state of document accessibility within GNOME and a comprehensive plan to achieve the expected results. It was reviewed by a committee of volunteers who are active in GNOME’s accessibility work but who were not affiliated with any submitted proposal. The committee, composed of David Bolter, Mike Gorse, Juanjo Marín, Joseph Scheuhammer and John Walicki, made their recommendation to the Foundation’s Board of Directors which then voted to accept the bid (with the interested director recusing herself from all relevant discussion). The full bid has been published on the GNOME wiki.
“It was an honor to participate in the volunteer committee and collaborate with this group of top-notch accessibility professionals. We all agree that Igalia presented an excellent bid and we are confident that they have the knowledge and experience to successfully address accessibility support for pdfs,” said Juanjo Marín, a member of the GNOME accessibility team and Branch IT Manager for the Junta de Andalucía in the Culture and Sports Department in Cadiz, Spain.
Alejandro Piñeiro Iglesias, Carlos García Campos and Joanmarie Diggs will be the main developers working on the project. They are experienced developers in all the technologies and components involved, like Poppler, Evince, ATK, AT-SPI2 and Orca, which guarantees that GNOME Documents and Evince will get the accessibility support that many GNOME users are waiting for.
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Hallo! GNOME 3.9 development is getting underway, with the 3.9.2 snapshot that is marking the second release of this development cycle . Major changes in this release include: - First GNOME release without any GConf dependency; Nice to see one of the GNOME 3 cleanup goals  achieved A slight complication is that some modules (eog, totem, gedit) doesnt build because a problem with the libpeas release. For sure this will be fixed in the next development release To compile GNOME 3.9.2, you can use the jhbuild  modulesets published by the release team  (which use the exact tarball versions from the official release). The release notes that describe the changes between 3.9.1 and 3.9.2 are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release: core - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.9/3.9.2/NEWS apps - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.9/3.9.2/NEWS The GNOME 3.9.2 release is available here: core sources - http://download.gnome.org/core/3.9/3.9.2 apps sources - http://download.gnome.org/apps/3.9/3.9.2 WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! -------------------------- This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status. For more information about 3.9, the full schedule, the official module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.9 page: http://www.gnome.org/start/unstable For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see: http://live.gnome.org/Schedule  http://live.gnome.org/ThreePointNine  https://live.gnome.org/GnomeGoals/GSettingsMigration  http://library.gnome.org/devel/jhbuild/  http://download.gnome.org/teams/releng/3.9.2/ -- Javier Jardón Cabezas GNOME Release Team Member
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Install Gnome Shell 3.8 and Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail/Linux Mint 15 Gnome 3.8.2 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also part of Gnome. GNOME 3.8.2 is full of [...]
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