GUADEC 2013 is starting in Brno from 1st August (ie. tomorrow). We will be holding a welcome event at Ventana Café today from 16:00 to 21:00 local time. The café is located right across the street from this year’s venue.
We have a couple of more social events lined up during the core conference days – a party at Klub Fléda on the 1st of August, and another one at Starobrno Brewery on the 3rd. There is also going to be a film night on 2nd August at the venue.
See you in Brno!
If you are planning to host a BOF at GUADEC this year, please ensure that you have scheduled it on the wiki. Please go to https://wiki.gnome.org/GUADEC/2013/BOFs and claim one of the following rooms on a date and time that is convenient for you:
- Room A112 (~64 seats)
- Room A218 (~35 seats)
- Room C209 (~30 seats)
- Room C236 (~20 seats)
A volume monitor is a D-Bus session service that uses the org.gtk.Private namespace (eg., org.gtk.Private.MTPVolumeMonitor, org.gtk.Private.UDisks2VolumeMonitor, etc.), has an entry in /usr/share/gvfs/remote-volume-monitors/, and exposes your disk partitions, iOS devices, MTP or PTP devices as volumes. These volumes eventually show up on the GTK+ places sidebar.
We wrote a volume monitor which exposes your online file storage as a volume. It listens to GNOME Online Accounts and when it notices an account that implements the GoaFiles interface it exposes it as a volume.
To unlock support for, say, Google Drive or SkyDrive we would first need to implement the protocol as a GVfs backend, and then add the GoaFiles interface to the corresponding GoaObject.
After a year of development, I am happy to announce GNOME Photos 3.8.0. This completes the last unfinished GNOME 3.8 feature – Photos is now the latest in the set of Finding & Reminding applications for GNOME 3.
Even though it is a preview in GNOME 3.8, Photos already has a nice set of well-rounded features.
- Albums – create, add to, remove from and delete albums
- Favorites – mark and unmark items as favorites
- Printing, setting background and properties, etc.
With the basics now in place, we are going to start filling in some of the gaps during the 3.9.x/3.10 cycle.
- Cloud integration – starting with Flickr and Facebook
- Search – including a search provider for GNOME Shell