me writing programming tools: we need to make it easier to code! liberate the code! make it accessible to all!
me debugging someone else's code: you should need to train for 10 years before you can even touch a text editor, and we need a central guild body that randomly audits members, and if your code quality is bad enough you are immediately executed
I've also added a table of contents page for the podcast, so you can jump around the episodes a little more easily: https://www.bassi.io/articles/2018/10/25/table-of-contents/
Figuring out how an analytical framework to apply to the history of the project is needed because, spoiler alert: the issues that came up during GNOME 1.x also come up during 2.x and 3.x, in minimally different forms; and this looks like a good point to introduce the theoretical lens through which I look at the evolution of GNOME as a community, as well as a code base, as the two are radically entwined and cannot be separated
The History of @gnome podcast is back after the break, with the beginning of a new chapter. The first episode is a retrospective on GNOME 1.x before we take the plunge and work our way through GNOME 2.x: https://www.bassi.io/articles/2019/01/17/history-of-gnome-episode-2-0/
The #GNOME design team wants your feedback for a potential visual refresh of the #GTK default theme: https://blog.gtk.org/2019/01/14/theme-changes-in-gtk-3/ — if you have an application that ships custom CSS, testing is appreciated!
Destiny Gundam RG. Definitely, for real, my last RG for a long while; the elbow joint of both arms self-destructed because of the paint, and had to glue them in place. Also: lots and lots of small fiddly pieces. Going to switch to MGs and PGs, unless we get an amazing RG down the line, like the Sazabi this year #Gundam #Gunpla #rgdestiny
health Show more
Embloggeration happened: in which I recap my 2018, and the news about my new day job: https://www.bassi.io/articles/2018/12/14/and-im-home/
This is the end of chapter 1, "Perfection, achieved"; the next chapter, "Perfection, improved", will start next month… and we're off to the #GNOME 2 races
Finally, a day late, the last side episode of the first chapter of the History of #GNOME — https://www.bassi.io/articles/2018/12/14/history-of-gnome-episode-1-c/
Sorry for the lateness, hopefully it won't happen again.
New side episode for the History of #GNOME podcast: this is a short one, about how language bindings for #GTK were made, back in the 1.x days — https://www.bassi.io/articles/2018/12/06/history-of-gnome-episode-1-b/
So, I guess the cat's out of the bag: I'm going to work on the #gnome platform libraries, thanks to the Foundation
As I've had a few new followers, by way of #introduction:
- I'm a free and open source software developer
- I contribute to #gnome, typically in the core platform libraries
- I mostly toot about my History of the GNOME project podcast (every week, on Thursday) and about my #gundam plastic models
- I try to keep my software development ranting to the bird site, but it may end up spilling over here
Geek, husband, lover, software developer, Londoner. Not necessarily in that order. | he/him | Opinions are my own
Follow friends and discover new ones. Publish anything you want: links, pictures, text, video. This server is run by the main developers of the Mastodon project. Everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!