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Did you know? Since our 0.96 release, we've been distributing Pitivi as a #flatpak . You can learn more about the reasoning behind this here:
Distributing apps as packages (deb, rpm, etc) is problematic. For example, the Pitivi package depends on the GTK package and Pitivi 0.95 broke in the distributions which updated to GTK version 3.20…
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Please test this release, I'm particularly curious to see if you encounter any performance issues when using proxies. Report them at https://phabricator.freedesktop.org/maniphest/task/edit/form/1/?projects=pitivi
 
A new release is out! It brings back the transformation box and undo/redo, fixes a truckload of bugs, and introduces the much awaited proxy editing feature. Try it out!
Besides the usual cleanup and bug squashing, this release brings a fundamental feature which greatly improves the edit experience. Now you can edit and render a video project with any video files w…
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Flatpak instructions: wiki.pitivi.org/wiki/Install_with_flatpak and the repository installer file is avalaible here: http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi.flatpakrepo
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This Wednesday, +Jakub Steiner guides us in how the default theme for GTK+, Adwaita, has evolved over time; which tools help the design team; and how the changes in the style system will push the ability of designers to affect how GTK+ applications look like.
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"Next, on Jeff's Hardware Guide…"
Here are some findings I've been meaning to post for a while. A bit over a year ago, I fulfilled a decade-long dream of owning a good projector for movies, instead of some silly monitor with a diagonal measured in “inches”. My lifestyle very rarely allows me to watch movies (or series*), ...
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Nice write up!
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A select few pics from the conference I helped organize yesterday. I didn't take too many shots as I had to help with technical operation of a workshop outside the main track, and I only had my S95 (not a fancy portrait lens)
 
Quelques clichés de cet événement que nous avons organisé à l'ÉTS...
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If you’re attending any conferences this week, don't forget to take pictures and submit them to photosofgnome@gmail.com!

We'd like to collect photos and use them in publications like our Annual Report, and in other projects that will help us grow the GNOME community. Remember to add a note in your email that states that your pictures are your own and are CC-BY-SA so that we can use them.
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If these 3 issues get fixed, 2016 will be the Year of the GNOME Package Kit on the Linux Desktop:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=768947 (case sensitivity)
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=31554 ("AND" search instead of "OR")
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80053 (cache invalidation and reuse)
 
Out of interest, what are people using gnome-packagekit for? It seems to be a super-popular thing to install according to the review server.
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To make sure +Georges Basile Stavracas Neto does not get bored, I tried out GNOME Calendar 3.20.2 yesternight and filed six new usability bugs (totalling 30)... sorry mate, at first you had my curiosity, now you have my attention ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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"Almost", and that's quite a feat already :)  it's missing week view (being worked on, I know!), multiple timezones display & booking, compressed weekview times, weeks that should not start on Monday in most parts of the world (that messes me up completely), clearer distinction between all-day and time-based events... I'm a tough crowd to please, because so many features need to work "together" before I can be productive!
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Me: "Your main website's navigation usability could be improved. I couldn't find your bug tracker from the main menu, or from page ABC, or from the product's website."
Them: "It was right there on page XYZ!"
Me: "It could have been a top-level page, or present on both page XYZ and page ABC and the product website."
Them: "But page XYZ was linked on the menu even on the product website!"
Me: "You mean the small 'Contact' link in the footer at the bottom?"
Them: "No, the other menu on the page, at the top"
Me: "You mean that menu with sixty-three hyperlinked subitems unrelated to the product? Really?"

You can't make this up. #usability
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To me it's hard if you see something like this comming but your project manager forces you to do so because... "Its easy this way"
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I'm nearing completion of my design work for the +GNOME Foundation's new annual report. It'll be a work of art on its own, particularly on paper. Maybe I should start taking reservations for the limited signed edition ;)
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»Flatpak is the new name for GNOME’s XDG-App initiative, though ‘…95% of the commits come from one Red Hat employee,’ Shuttleworth cheekily noted. ‘We would be delighted if they’d work with us.'« – Sorry +Mark Shuttleworth, but this is FUD.
1. flatpack currently has 29 different committers, most of them not Red Hat employees; one is even a Debian developer.
2. +Alexander Larsson has 78% of the commits, not 95%.
3. snappy has 5 only committers, all of them Canonical employees.
4. If you want people to help you with your snaps, don't require them to sign Canonical's CLA, open all snap components (including the server side) and stop spreading FUD in first place.

Kthybye.
Ubuntu’s Snap packages will now work on other Linux distros. Snapd, the tool powering them, has been ported to Arch, Gentoo and Fedora among others.
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And now comes the most difficult question for Final Fantasy VII fans: which logo should I use in my final canvas transfer?
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The original FF7 logo (left)
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The FF7 "Advent Children" logo (right)
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I can only see the left one, my brain is probably filtering the other option.
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