Speaking of , how about having a virtual London/UK beers meet up to celebrate the new release? Friday, 8:30pm, on meet.gnome.org.

BYOB from the comfort of your home! 🎉

The second one is "Being a maintainer", and it's a bit of a primer on how I deal with maintaining a bunch of free and open source software projects, both in GNOME and around it: youtube.com/watch?v=IsofCLwxTo

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It's going to be a long term job—especially because there aren't many people left in this area—so if you care about this, please consider donating to the @gnome Foundation who pays me to work on .

Becoming a Friend of
is a great way for individuals to support the development of : gnome.org/support-gnome/

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A summary of what I've been working in 2019, and the plans for 2020 :


If you want to contribute financially to the work I do for the @gnome Foundation, please consider becoming a Friend of GNOME: us.commitchange.com/ca/orinda/

We're trialling Discourse for discussions about and the core SDK as a replacement for a bunch of mailing lists: discourse.gnome.org/c/platform — Join up!

I updated episode 2.1 of the History or podcast with a version that doesn’t make your ears bleed: bassi.io/articles/2019/01/24/h - the gods of recording audio in a hotel room were kind to me

The design team wants your feedback for a potential visual refresh of the default theme: blog.gtk.org/2019/01/14/theme- — if you have an application that ships custom CSS, testing is appreciated!

If you liked the first chapter of the History of , and you'd like me to have enough caffeine in my bloodstream to record more episodes, you can buy me coffee, at ko-fi.com/emmanueleb

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This is the end of chapter 1, "Perfection, achieved"; the next chapter, "Perfection, improved", will start next month… and we're off to the 2 races

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Finally, a day late, the last side episode of the first chapter of the History of bassi.io/articles/2018/12/14/h

Sorry for the lateness, hopefully it won't happen again.

New side episode for the History of podcast: this is a short one, about how language bindings for were made, back in the 1.x days — bassi.io/articles/2018/12/06/h

So, I guess the cat's out of the bag: I'm going to work on the platform libraries, thanks to the Foundation


As I've had a few new followers, by way of :

- I'm a free and open source software developer
- I contribute to , typically in the core platform libraries
- I mostly toot about my History of the GNOME project podcast (every week, on Thursday) and about my plastic models
- I try to keep my software development ranting to the bird site, but it may end up spilling over here

I might sneak in a retrospective episode on the 1.x cycle as well, so if you have questions on that era of , feel free to send them to me, and I'll try my best to answer them

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Today is my birthday, so you're getting the last main narrative episode of chapter one of the History of a bit earlier: bassi.io/articles/2018/11/22/h

It's time to look at the birth of the @gnome Foundation, on this week's episode of The History of podcast — bassi.io/articles/2018/11/15/h


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