Monthly Archives: June 2012
Finally back home after attending GNOME.Asia 2012 and some vacation time afterwards.
The conference started on Friday afternoon, with a design workshop managed by Allan Day, Jakub Steiner and William Jon McCann. It was pretty interesting, truth be told, and I particularly enjoyed how Jakub played with Inkscape to create the icon of “GNOME Ball” (now we just need a program for the icon). I truly want to spend more time with Inkscape now, and try to draw something better than my previous attempts to draw an icon/logo.
I gave two talks during the first day of the conference, one about Tracker (slides here) and another one about ModemManager (slides here). The talks were recorded, but official videos of the talks are not yet available on the Internet.
Thanks to the usual jet lag, I also found time to develop the application-menu support for Devhelp during my stay in Hong Kong. The code is currently available in the ‘application-menu’ branch in the gnome git repo, and tracked at GB#677927.
Finally, thanks to my employer, Lanedo GmbH, for sponsoring my attendance to this great conference!
ModemManager (a.k.a “MM“) is a small daemon which takes care of controlling your broadband devices in your GNU/Linux system. We currently don’t have a logo for ModemManager, so if you’re a designer with some free time, share your ideas! Something simple, similar to the NetworkManager logo would be great, actually.