Category Archives: Software
The second major version of Igalia’s port of the popular web rendering engine significantly changes the way we use Web
Gnome 3.8 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also part of Gnome. How did the tools that we will be using every day evolved? What new exciting features and improvements consist [...]
Gnome 3.8 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also an important part of Gnome. How did the tools that we will be using every day evolved? What new exciting features and [...]
Screenlets are a thing of the past for Gnome, but things of the past that still work fine today may be useful, helpful or just fun to have for some people. The HAL 9000 screenlet released version 1.0 a few hours ago, so it was time for me to check out if I can have [...]
Looking, testing, discussing and analyzing Gnome-Shell 3.8 new features is fun for everyone, but apart from what you see and use directly there are many improvements and new things that happen in the infrastructure of Gnome that is GTK and GLib. This article aims to gather the most important new possibilities that version 3.8 of [...]
Nautilus scripts are a great way to expand the abilities of Gnome’s default file manager. Since all files are accessed that way, scripts that are a click away can help us easily convert, upload, check files or even open the radio! Document conversion scripts is something that can help us improve the so important interoperability, [...]
The creation of new Gnome Shell extensions seems to always be rising and never ceases to amaze me with the technological simplicity that users can bring the system closer to their needs. This time it’s all about two little tools that can prove uber-useful for many people out there. They are both menus, but with [...]
Two new releases for the unstable branches of the GTK+ toolkit and its “basis” the GLib were made available a few hours ago. Lots of bugs were fixed as expected, while the way some technologies work in both GTK and GLib were improved or changed. Here are the details of the releases:
As Gnome 3.8 is halfway through, we all get more and more excited by the new amazing features and improvements that we are going to reap soon, but what is going on with the eleven current Gnome goals? Are we going to have a more consistent Gnome in version 3.8, or are some of the [...]
Two new extensions that concern the appearance and functionality of our favorite desktop environment were made available, providing Gnome Shell users with two more little options. Although not very important or world-changing, both candy thief and avoid overview can be helpful or useful for many people out there.
Two new releases for the unstable branches of the GTK+ toolkit and its “basis” the GLib were made available a few hours ago. Apart from the expected bug fixing that took place, both GTK+ and GLib implemented new functions and features on this release that indirectly expand the possibilities of Gnome developers, and thus our [...]
Gnome Shell’s tray is the place where you can find everything that works on the background (torrent client, music player etc), or your contacts that may talk to you through the usual GS “bubbles”. Although this works great most of the time, sometimes things get complicating and confusing like when talking with people who don’t [...]
GTK+ 3.6.4 was released a few hours ago with only one bug fix. Does this mean that developers feel that the 3.6 branch has reached perfection, or is it that all hands are working on the exciting performance improvements that the 3.8 release will bring? Combined with the many bug fixes of the 3.6.3 release, [...]
One of the most interesting extensions [from my point of view] for GNOME Shell is the ‘Weather extension’. Sadly, it’s not available on extensions.gnome.org as it needs some extra libraries to work properly. This extension was initially developed by simon04, but it’s been a while since it was last updated. Bill explained a couple of months ago how [...]
Go is the 3 years old open source programming language from Google, and only the “Google” word makes it interesting. Go-GTK are the Go bindings to GTK from Mattn.
This is a nice extension that lets you to fire a word or a text-link from your clipboard directly to your browser with a shortcut. This Extension could be really good if you could launch it by just selecting text without copying it.
Gnome Shell extensions are often created to offer something that isn’t even there, but we also see some little extensions that displace buttons, create shortcuts, or just bring certain things to the surface. This new little extension add a power off button to the panel. It doesn’t replace the menu entry, nor it offers anything [...]
Notification filtering will be a nice addition for GNOME 3.8, that will enable us to select what notifications we want to receive, if we want sounds, if we want them to be visible on the Lock Screen, etc. Although this will arrive in the next GNOME, there are plenty of other scheduled changes (a new [...]
GNOME Shell Integrated Search will be the hottest new feature in GNOME 3.8. Shell, you will now be able to search all the files (both physical and metadata) on your system and it will display the results in a nice way and according to type and by some algorithms, ie favorites (most used). This functionality [...]