Development: TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.12.0

Hello all,

With 3.11.92 out, it’s time for 3.12.0 tarballs. Let the translations
flow into your modules then get your tarballs out.

Tarballs are due on 2014-03-24 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.12.0
newstable release, which will be delivered on Wed…

Development: GNOME 3.11.92 Release Candidate!

Hello all,

A bit late on the schedule as we were waiting for some extra tarballs
(we recommend using a git snapshot of cogl at the moment), but here it
is at last, a GNOME release candidate for you to test, and your chance
to make 3.12 the best it can…

Development: TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.11.92 release candidate + HARD CODE FREEZE

Hey all,

Here comes the 3.11.92 release candidate, last stop before 3.12.
Tarballs are expected on Monday, this is the last chance to get your
fixes in, we will then enter the hard code freeze, and you will need a
big bunch of approvals to get changes…

GNOME Foundation: Update to travel sponsorship policy

The Travel Committee have traditionally had a policy that local travel
was not reimbursed unless explicitly agreed beforehand. The policy was
not explicitly mentioned anywhere, so I have updated the wiki to make
it more clear:…

GNOME: Time to apply for OPW and GSoC

With the summer coming closer, the GNOME Foundation are excited to announce applications are open for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreach Program for Women.

Outreach Program for Women

Outreach Program for Women offers a $5500 stipend for a four months internship working with a Free/Open Source organization. The program accepts proposals not only for coding projects, but also for documentation, design, and marketing projects. Every organization has mentors to guide and work with accepted participants during the course of the internship and application process.

As part of the application process, applicants must contribute to the project they indents to work on during the internship.

“Participating in the GNOME community as an intern allowed me to gain an understanding of the technologies used for development and the structure of free/open source teams. These skills have helped to enrich my understanding of FOSS and computer science”
-Meg Ford former Outreach Program for Women intern

The GNOME community encourages anyone interested to visit the Outreach Program for Women website, and to check our wiki where project ideas are listed. The application deadline for this round of the program is March 19.

Google Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an internship program sponsored by Google. Just like the Outreach Program for Women, GSoC offers a $5500 scholarship for students to work on Free/Open Source projects along with a mentor from the community.

2014 marks the 10th year of the program, and the GNOME project has participated every year. The program presents a great opportunity for students to get involved with our community, and to use their developments skill to contribute to the project. Many project ideas are available, and as usual students are also welcome to discuss their own ideas with prospective mentors!

Applications for this year’s round of GSoC are open until March 21.

Join Us

We are looking forward to welcome this year’s interns for Google Summer of Code and Outreach Program for Women!

If you’re interest in applying to work with GNOME, get in touch with us! The sooner you start your application, the better your chances to be accepted for both programs.

GNOME: GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 T-shirt Contest


GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 will be held in Beijing, China in May 24-25, 2014.  We are looking for YOUR help to design t-shirts for this year’s Summit. We need two new shirt designs, one for participants and another for volunteers.

The contest is open from now until March 31st, 2014. Voting will begin April 1st and run through April 3, 2014.

Everyone is encouraged to log in and vote at this page:


No contest should be called a contest without some prizes! This year we have the following up for grab:

  • Winner:  A Special gift from local team and two t-shirts with your winning design

Note: The final decision will be made by GNOME.Asia Summit Committee.  Please understand that the highest vote score of the design may not be designated the final winner due to cost or other production considerations.

Good luck!



GNOME Foundation: Announcing GUADEC 2015 bid

On behalf of the Gothenburg GUADEC 2015 organizing committee I’m
pleased to announce our bid* for GUADEC 2015 to the GNOME foundation
Board of Directors.


Development: GNOME 3.11.91 release


the second beta release of the GNOME 3.11 development cycle is finally here!

With this release we are officially now in “The String Freeze” [1] (that
stacks with all the current freezes):

– String Freeze: no string changes may be made without c…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes for the Board meeting of March 3rd, 2014


= Minutes for Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
* Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Andreas Nilsson
* Karen Sandler
* Marina…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes for the Board meeting of February 25th, 2014


= Minutes for Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 17:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
* Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Andreas Nilsson
* Karen Sandler
* Mar…

GNOME Foundation: Minutes for the Board meeting of February 18th, 2014


= Minutes for Tuesday, February 18th, 2014, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
* Tuesday, February 25th, 2014, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Andreas Nilsson
* Karen Sandler

GNOME Foundation: Minutes for the Board meeting of February 4th, 2014


= Minutes for Tuesday, February 4th, 2013, 16:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
* Tuesday, February 18th, 2013, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Andreas Nilsson
* Karen Sandler

GNOME Foundation: Minutes for the Board meeting of January 21st, 2014


= Minutes for Tuesday, January 21th, 2013, 15:00 UTC =

== Next Meeting ==
* Tuesday, February 4th, 2013, 16:00 UTC

== Attending ==
* Rosanna Yuen
* Andreas Nilsson
* Karen Sandler…

Development: GNOME 3.11.91 TARBALLS DUE TODAY

only a quick reminder that release tarball due for 3.11.91 is today!

Please make sure that your tarballs will be uploaded before Monday 23:59
UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that will probably be too late to get in
3.11.91. If you are not abl…

GNOME: GNOME Contributor Allan Day Identified in Shortlist of Award Nominees

The GNOME Foundation congratulates Allan Day on being included in the shortlist of candidates being considered for the individual category of the UK Open Source Awards for his “positive impact on Open Source software in the UK.” Allan won the prestigious annual award for key contributor in the GNOME community last year at GUADEC in Brno and is recognized in the GNOME community as a critical contributor to the project.

The winner will be announced at the award ceremony on February 26th, 2014 in Edinburgh at the Informatics Forum. We’ve got our fingers crossed and we’re proud that Allan has been already recognized in this way!

GNOME: Pitivi launches GNOME-hosted fundraising campaign

GNOME is pleased to announce that it is hosting a fundraising campaign for Pitivi. Their fundraising page launched today, with a video explaining the campaign (which was made with Pitivi). As they say in their announcement:
Free and Open Source vide…

Development: GNOME 3.11.90 release


the first beta release of the GNOME 3.11 development cycle is here!
With the 3.11.90 release, most of our feature work for 3.12 is wrapping
up and we’re heading into the “Freeze” [1]:

– UI Freeze: No UI changes should be made without prior consul…

GNOME: GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 is now Calling for Papers

GNOME.Asia Summit 2014 invites proposals for presentations at the conference. GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia. The conference will be held in BeiHang University, Beijing, China on May 24 -25, 2014.  The conference follows the release of GNOME 3.12, helping to bring new desktop paradigms that facilitate user interaction in the computing world.  It will be a great place to celebrate and explore the many new features and enhancements to the GNOME 3.12 release and to help make GNOME as successful as possible. We welcome proposals by newcomers and experienced speakers alike.

Click here to submit your presentation!

Possible topics include, but not limited to:

How to Promote/Contribute to GNOME in Asia

  • GNOME Marketing
  • Promotion of Free / Open Source Software
  • How to run a Local GNOME Users Group
  • Asia success stories / Local GNOME Projects
  • GNOME and Educations
  • GNOME Outreach Program for Women
  • Google Summer of Code

Hacking GNOME

  • Latest developments in GNOME
  • GNOME 3 & GNOME 3 Usability
  • GNOME Human Interface Engineering (Icons and Graphic Design)
  • QA and testing in GNOME
  • GNOME Accessibility
  • GNOME Coding How-to
  • Writing applications for GNOME 3
  • Integration of web life into the desktop

Adapting GNOME to new types of devices

  • Developing GNOME on mobile devices (smart phones, tablets)
  • Developing GNOME on embedded systems or open source hardware
  • On-going projects and success stories
  • Finding Free and Open Source friendly hardware manufacturers

Localization and Internationalization

  • Translations
  • Input methods
  • Fonts

Other topics could include any topic related to Free and Open Source Software not listed above.

Lightning talks! A five minute presentation to demonstrate your work or promote an interesting topic. These talks will be grouped together in a single session.

A standard session at GNOME.Asia 2014 will be scheduled as 45 mins (35 mins talk + 10 mins Q&A).  Please take into consideration any time you will need for preparation. The session could be a technical talk, panel discussion, or BOF.

If you’d like to share your knowledge and experience at GNOME.Asia 2014, please fill in the form at before March 3th, 2014.  Please provide a short abstract about your proposal (under 150 words). Include your name, biographical information, a photo suitable for the web, a title, and a description of your presentation . The reviewing team will evaluate the entries based on the submitted abstracts and available time in the schedule. You will be contacted before March 16th, 2014 on whether your submission has been accepted or not.

All interested contributors are highly encouraged to send in their talks.  Please help us to spread the invitation to other potential participants. Even you do not plan to be a speaker, please consider joining GNOME.Asia 2014. This is going to be a great event!

Development: TARBALLS DUE: GNOME 3.11.90, The Freeze, and other things

Hello all,

We are now at 3.11.90, you should publish your tarball on Monday, so
that the release team and friends get enough time to assemble and test
it all.

Also we are reaching “The Freeze”, API/ABI changes, UI changes, and
new features should now…

Development: GNOME 3.11.5

The fifth release of the GNOME 3.12 development cycle is here. See [1] for
the new features that have been proposed for this cycle. See [2] for some
visual impressions of GNOME 3.11.5.

To compile this release, you can use the jhbuild [3] modulesets [4…