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
It is still snowing in Brno, but there is no reason to believe that summer is far away. So, please go ahead and start submitting your talks for this year’s GUADEC.
This year’s conference will focus on:
- Design of the core user experience (core applications, shell, toolkit)
- Design of the developer experience (tools, documentation, services)
- Integration and extension of the operating system plumbings into the core UX
- Application development and deployment
- Integration of web technologies into the GNOME user experience
- Improving the user experience on different form factors
- Outreach to new contributors
- Organization and governance of the project
I am sure you have a lot of cool things to talk about and the deadline is barely three weeks away on the 27th of April. So, hurry up and send those talks our way. We hope to see you in Brno in August.
Many thanks to Matthew Barnes for making the required adjustments in Evolution Data Server and making sure that it landed in time for the 3.8.0 release later this month.
Now that we are in the middle of the various freezes in preparation for GNOME 3.8, it is a good time to talk about some of the things that happened over the last six months. One such thing is the integration of ownCloud in GNOME. Go to the Online Accounts panel in Settings (hit the super key or the Activities button and type “online”) to enable your ownCloud account, and you will be able to access your calendars, contacts and files from GNOME.
Calendars and contacts can be accessed via CalDAV and CardDAV from their respective tabs in Evolution. Files in your ownCloud storage show up as volumes via WebDAV in Nautilus and GtkFileChooser.
Many thanks to Milan Crha for making the necessary changes to hook up Evolution with ownCloud in time for 3.8.0.