GNOME 2.12 Timeframe

GNOME 2.10 has been successfully released yet, so it’s time now to work on GNOME 2.12. I have some interesting bugs in CPUFreq Applet, lots of work in GNOME System Tools, and other features I’m really interested in.

CPUFreq Applet

  • #168356: A patch for adding FreeBSD support. I have to review it carefully because it’s a long patch.
  • #168550: I can’t reproduce this bug because I haven’t got a HT processor. I’ll try to fix it by using text files simulating two processors.
  • #160031: It’s a zioma bug in fact. He is going to convert the icons to SVG format. I know he is working on a new application icon too :-))
  • #170492: I disagree with this bug, anyway I would like to know other opinions
  • #164581: I think it’s very important to be able to select governors. However I still don’t know how I’m going to do it. The cpufreq-selector drop down menu could become too big with the frequencies and governors.

GNOME System Tools

There are good news here, the GST backends have been accepted in FreeDesktop!.

There is lots of work to do, because they are going to be important changes in the GST architecture.

Garnacho has started coding, but he hasn’t published anything yet, because he is waiting for the migration of the GST backends from the GNOME CVS to the FreeDesktop CVS. Then, he’ll do a special branch for these changes and I’ll be able to start coding too.

Other interesting features

One comment

  1. Windowmaker has not lost its effectiveness, as I see it used in many KIOSK diecves with a very limited features (like possibility to open WWW browser, text editor, videoeditor and skype) and it works great, people who never has used it, understand it right away. Windowmaker has already features what Microsoft is adding to Windows 8. Tiles what surrounds the information. And now more than ever, Windowmaker works even better as we have stupid 16:9 format screens wasting space. Even that Windowmaker was designed and is great for 4:3 format, it works even today well. Few things what I am waiting for, are a new themes, icons and actually updating the whole environment to modern time. Think KDE Plasma as the theme engine where we would have transparent and glass effect for tiles. A Oxygen iconset used in tiles and shadows under window.Just updating the Windowmaker look would bring it to modern era and even to post-PC time what everyone are trying to market

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