To expand on that, good apps need custom widgets sometimes, and custom widgets are impossible to theme without manual work.

So if you want themes, you can either have so few apps that theme developers can realistically support them, or you can have shitty apps that are limited to standard widgets.

A more succint way of putting the theming question: "Good apps, many apps, themes. Choose any two"

PSA: Restyling apps automatically doesn't work, and trying to do it is a dick move towards app developers.

I think governments should run a publicly owned non-profit email service. It’s weird that you need an email address to do all sorts of governmental things like pay your taxes and so on, but the only providers are foreign commercial companies and they usually run on a business model of data-mining and advertising. And email is used for all sorts of important authentication. Why are we not worried about this?

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Now that I have auto-updates enabled for Flatpak on Fedora 29, my Nightly Builder updates while I'm hacking on new features.

Today, I had it update within an hour of pushing to master.

Incredible future!

At this point I've stopped installing new apps unless I can find a flatpak for them

We've released! #GNOME 3.30 "Almería" is officially available. Have a look at what's new:

GNOME 3.30 is releasing tomorrow and I'm really pumped. This will be the first release since I've started to feel like a real part of the community and I'm happy about that.

Protip for Chrome users: to improve your security when using Google Chrome, uninstall it and use a browser that’s not from a company which makes its money from spying on you 24/7

GNOME Podcasts 0.4.5 is out!

@danigm added support for translations and the application is now on damned lies [1] infrastructure!

Initial translations support includes:

* Finish
* Polish
* Turkish
* Spanish
* German
* Galician
* Indonesian
* Korean

There are also a couple of bug fixes in the release along with further polishing of the UX.

Already available from Flathub! [2]


At this point, I’m pretty sure that the tech industry uses “engagement” as a euphemism for “addiction.”

An app written, designed and tested for the elementary platform is going to be odd on GNOME, and something written, designed, and tested for the GNOME platform will have issues on KDE.

It's not always reasonable to ask authors to fix things for a platform they don't support, so you have to be willing to put some work in yourself, get someone who can, or accept that there will be issues.
Many major desktop environments aren't just desktop environments now: they're platforms. They have their own guidlines, best practices, and toolkits, and so it's a little unreasonable to think that something crafted for one of these platforms will seamlessly fit into another. That takes work.

My only gripe with it is the name, it should have a single-word generic name, e.g. "GNOME Scan"

I haven't used a printer or scanner from my own machine in years, but this week it did both, and holy shit has GNOME gotten good at this.

The printer just worked over Wifi, with no configuration, and Simple Scan is a delight to use ❤️

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