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July 12th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Hello, folks. Thanks to GNOME Foundation, I’ll attend one more GUADEC edition, this time in the Netherlands!
Hackers going to FreeFA soccer match!
Here are my answers to the meme:
1) Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Jonh Wendell, 30 years old, from Brazil. I work for a sugar factory as software developer. In my daily job I do nothing related to GNOME at all. In GNOME, I contribute by maintaining 2 modules, vino and vinagre, both related to remote access. Also, I do translations and I spread GNOME in my country.
2) How did you get into GNOME?
After some time using GNOME, and having developer skills, I wrote a patch, back in 2006, that fixed a bug in vino, the GNOME VNC server. Atfer that patch get committed, I went ahead writing others and others patches, until I got the maintainer hat for vino. After realizing how easy was to contribute to GNOME, I always give talks about that, inviting people to not be afraid of submitting patches to GNOME
3) Why are you coming to GUADEC?
I’ll give a joint talk with Emily Chen about GNOME communities in Brazil and Asia. What’s the state of GNOME in our countries and what we are doing to increase our community.
I’ll be showing a little use case in Stormy’s GTD in GNOME lightning talks.
Also I’ll be hosting a BoF about the state of Remote Desktop stack in GNOME. It’s a great opportunity for us to share our ideas about the ongoing development of vino/vinagre. Also, we lack people taking care of this area in GNOME, so, if you are interested in contribute to GNOME, come up!
Of course, I’m looking forward to meet the amazing GNOME folks again and play some game…
4) In 1 sentence, describe what your most favorite recent GNOME project has been. (Doesn’t have to be yours!)
The whole GObject introspection work.
5) Will this be your first time visiting the Netherlands?
Yes, I’m looking forward to be there!
June 17th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Thanks to Johan Dahlin for accepting being the mailing list administrator
May 11th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Hi, folks. Last week I was in João Pessoa, Brazil, attending 4º ENSOL (stands for Free Software Northeast Meeting). GNOME Brazil was represented there by having three talks and a kind of booth, where we meet, discuss and have fun!
I gave a talk about the GNOME and the GNOME Foundation. It was great to see the room full, and we had many questions, though some of them related to the eternal “fight” GNOME x KDE and about GNOME copying MAC OS
Talking about GNOME
We also had Fernandes Neto talking about translations in GNOME and Izabel Valverde talking about GNOME Woman.
People visiting our “booth”
ENSOL was a terrific event, hosted in a wonderful place, and full of great people! It’s always great to meet new and old friends at FLOSS events. Of course I want to be there next year!
More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jwendell/tags/ensol/
May 5th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
I forgot to blog about it, last week we had FLISOL – stands for Latin American Free Software Installation Festival. It’s a global (okay, a Latin American) day where people can bring their computers to some place and get FLOSS installed on them. Also, there are talks about FLOSS. It happens simultaneously on many cities in the continent.
GNOME Brazil was represented in 4 cities, including mine! Of course, I talked about the GNOME project, what it is (yes, many people do not know about GNOME, only know about Ubuntu, Fedora, Linux, OpenOffice, etc.), how it is organized and how funny is to be part of the project!
Two guys winning a GNOME t-shirt
Tomorrow I’m going to travel to João Pessoa to attend ENSOL, a big FLOSS conference that happens in Northeast of Brazil. We - GNOME Brazil – will have three talks and will host a booth, where we can meet and have fun! The event ends Sunday (May 09) so, next week I’ll blog about it.
May 4th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
Hi, folks. Continuing my saga with the SiS video card:
I’m unable to play any video (divx, dvd, etc) from totem. The solution?
Install VLC media player.
It’s not as integrated to GNOME and not as simple to use as totem, also, it shows some glitches in the video being played, but still, it works with SiS drivers. It means I can continue to follow LOST!
BTW, would this be an issue in gstreamer?
May 3rd, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
It’s known that the support to SiS video cards are too poor on Linux, right? Recently my old laptop broke and my company gave me a very poor new one, with a SiS [671/771] video card. After searching a bit on Google, I managed to install a driver that at least gives me 1280×800 as resolution. However, 3D (aka compiz) doesn’t work.
Without a composite window manager, I can’t run GNOME-Do’s Docky. What’s the solution?
Enable compositing in Metacity: Open the GConf Editor (Alt-F2 -> gconf-editor) program, go to the key /apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager and enable it, so that it be checked.
Voilá! You have a composite desktop running and you’re able to run GNOME-DO’s Docky!
Unfortunately, gnome-shell doesn’t work and thus, no GNOME 3 for me :’(
If you know any trick to make gnome-shell work on those poor SiS drivers, please share it!
April 13th, 2010 — gnome, Linux
Hi, folks. Last week I did a survey here in Brazil regarding people donating money to GNOME. The survey was restrict to Brazilian people, so, I only did it in the Portuguese language. Here is the link if you can read pt_BR.
The survey had 373 responses. See the result (winner option in bold):
1) Do you currently contribute with code, translation or something similar in GNOME?
Yes – 14%
No – 86%
2) Would you donate money to GNOME?
Yes – 79%
No – 21%
3) If yes, would you donate monthly (depending on the amount)?
Yes – 42%
No – 58%
4) Which is the best way to make the donation?
Paypal – International credit card – 31%
Boleto – 36% (Boleto is the most popular way to make payments in Brazil)
Direct transfer into a Brazilian bank account – 33%
This shows that most people (69%) prefer to make the donation in a “Brazilian” way, rather than using international transactions. We’re going to work with the Foundation to find a solution to this issue.
Lots of people had some common questions, in the comments section of the survey. I’ll answer those:
Minimum amount for donations
There’s no such constraint. What currently happens in Friends of GNOME program is: if you donate a minimum amount of USD10.00 for a whole year, you get a gift. Or if you donate a bigger value, you get another gift. Everything is explained here. If you do not wish to get a gift, you can donate the value you want.
Where is my money going?
Usually this question is made by who is outside the project, someone who doesn’t follow the project. Often the Foundation publish reports about all activities during a year, or a quarter, finances included. For instance, take a look here and here. Also, follow the Foundation blog and Planet GNOME. We try to be as transparent as possible. If – even after analyzing the above reports – you still have a doubt or you’re not satisfied with something, please contact us.
By buying t-shirts and other GNOME stuff in events where we are present, you’re also helping the project. All money received is used to help the Foundation with travel, hotel, etc, for the participants of the event.
So, I hope this survey is useful not only for Brazilians, but for people in other countries where Paypal (or international transactions in general) are not so popular. Let’s find alternative methods for people to donate [more] to the GNOME Foundation.
April 1st, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?
As seen in Simos Xenitellis email, for instance, here.
March 5th, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu, Verdade
wendell@wendell-laptop:~$ locate church
Let’s fix this on the free desktop!
January 21st, 2010 — gnome, Linux, ubuntu
It has been a long time since last post, blame microblogging services . This is a post just to [randomically] say what I’m doing in my [dis]connected life.
Since November I started developing a product as a freelancer. It is finished, as we can call it 1.0. It was built on top of GNOME technologies and will run on GNOME machines, but unfortunately it’s not a free software. Yet. The plan is to release it as a free product when “it’s the right time”®.
Because of this project, I paused some development I was doing in Vinagre. I was working on SSH tunneling, aka VNC over SSH. I will restart the work before the end of the week, but I’m not sure if it will get into GNOME 2.30 because “Feature Freeze” and “UI freeze” are too close.
I have lots of things to do in both Vino and Vinagre, but unfortunately I don’t have all free time I wish. In a ideal world, I wish I got paid to work on GNOME. Yes, I know there’s no “ideal world”
So, please, wait patiently another cycle for big features, like RDP support in Vinagre. I hope you understand.
As last year I haven’t contributed to the Ubuntu project as I liked, I did not renew my Ubuntu membership. So, I’m not an Ubuntu member anymore, and my email address @ubuntu.com is not valid. Once I have done more contributions, I’ll reapply.
In other news, I just back from vacation, this time I did not travel or something, because my wife was operated, so, I spent all time taking care of her at home, with family. And I enjoyed it a lot!
Since last year we moved to our own home (an apartment), I own a motorcycle (best way to head to office), I use glasses and dental braces.
A goal for this year is to write a GNOME game (probably using Vala or Python). I won’t tell you what game it is to not break the surprise