Because programming is a craft and not a science, thus the term Gnomecraft!
Note that “GNOME Software App for Fedora 20” equals “GNOME Software App for GNOME 3.10”.
Go Go Carlos!
In economy is insignificant how many companies are shutting down or bankrupt. Economy success is depending on how many companies are starting up. Similar, to a community software ecosystem as GNOME, it is insignificant how many contributors are quitting. What is important is the number of new contributors.
There are many new people that are involved to GNOME this year (specially through GSoC with 32 contributors/projects), but I want to spend a little bit time on Carlos Soriano and Giovanni Campagna.
Giovanni was involved with GNOME about 1,5 years ago. His first big project was the Screen and Pin Lock for GSoC 2012 a year ago. Pin Lock hasn’t yet arrived in GNOME, but since then, Giovanni has become one of the major Gnome-Shell (actually he does much more than Shell right now) Devs, and has influenced the project in a large degree. It is worth to mention that Giovanni is “just a student”.
Carlos seems to follow the same pattern. He contributes in GNOME for a less than a year(?), and his first big project is the revisited Apps Picker for GNOME Shell, which is kinda really big :)
Bellow video demonstrates the first results of his work -just a month work!
Trip Hop has become popular ..or it is just me? ;)
This is work in progress, is likely(?) to arrive for 3.10 and is part of Google Summer of Code. Carlos mentor is Florian Mullner.
- GSoC=> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/google/gsoc2013/csoriano/12001
- Carlos Blog Post=> http://csorianognome.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/first-month-of-work-with-the-app-picker/
GNOME Software for Fedora 20/GNOME 3.10
Richard Hughes is a guy that doesn’t need any introduction. So I’ll jump right to the point.
That is a mockup with the mystic name Angela (Avery) – who is she? ;)
From his blog post -that you should check for details.
If everything goes to plan, in Fedora 20 we’ll have a shiny new software center called gnome-software that will use the hawkey backend on Fedora to perform like a modern software store. No “waiting for locks“. No “downloading metadata” at inopportune times. With the new backend we can make the user experience of the new UI an order of magnitude better than the old tools.
Old tools = Packagekit UI.
This update includes 7 packages. Software groups updates in a semantic way. You can see all packages, by pressing “More” button
GNOME Software isn’t usable right now, it will use Hawkey (under Fedora) and you can preview it from Git.
- Git=> https://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-software
- Designs=> https://wiki.gnome.org/Design/Apps/Software
- Hawkey=> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Hawkey
There is also this kinda old interview with Richard about Software App.