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Why not extend GNOME to +BeWelcome? It might be useful for some of our events & gatherings, or just to visit one another when we're touring around. So I created a group for this (shamelessly using the old timers' logo)
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+Lapo Calamandrei"Selling a rare, vintage, barely used foot. Mint condition. Highly valuable item! Shipping only to confirmed addresses."
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Here's a summary of what we've been up to in the +GNOME Board of Directors over the past year.
Hi! Long time no see. My blog has been pretty quiet in recent months, in the big part due to my extended commitment on the GNOME Foundation's Board of Directors (for a second year without an executive director present to take some of the load) and the various business engagements I've had.
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I would love a copy of the report!
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Help me figure out my luggage ;)
 
High quality printed versions of the FY 2015 +GNOME Annual Report are ready and will be available at #GUADEC . Want one? Let us know, so we can estimate how many +Jeff Fortin Tam should bring along with him! The FY 2014 Annual Report (the green edition) can also be brought along, for the collectors among you interested in obtaining that rare vintage item...
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Very nice ! And well done !!
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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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Hi folks, you can start adding your names to attend a +GNOME Summit in Montréal this October... https://wiki.gnome.org/Events/Summit/2016/Participants
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I have now uploaded the +GNOME FY2015 Annual Report to https://www.gnome.org/foundation/reports/
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My #GUADEC 2016 retrospective!
I went there for the 2016 edition of GUADEC: 2016-08-17--21.35.31. I arrived a couple of days early to attend my last GNOME Foundation board meeting, in one of the KIT's libraries. The building's uncanny brutalist architecture only added to the nostalgia of a two years adventure coming to an end ...
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Come to GUADEC! You'll see me spamming the lightning talks session to compensate my lost talk bids ;)
 
GUADEC is the main conference for GNOME users, developers, foundation leaders, individuals, governments and businesses worldwide. GUADEC is not just a software conference though! People come together to meet collaborators from chat rooms and mailing lists, to network, to visit old friends and make new ones, and to have fun.
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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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