It seems that a few people finally noticed that Kristy was way ahead of Martha and the other followers when she made me a wii cake. Of course followers are always welcome, especially when they bring cake.
Compasses - Moral or Otherwise
My friend Gregory Collins will soon be starting production on his first feature film The Melvin Mills Document and I’m incredibly excited by the news. Gregory is one of the most interesting and determined people I know and I’m sure his efforts will be fruitful. If you’d like to be part of the harvest, the project is still hoping to find some additional funding so don’t hesitate to follow up with him.
It has been an exciting week for F-Spot. Andrzej Wytyczak-Partyka had his proposal for Face Detection and Tagging accepted in the Google Summer of Code program. Stephane Delcroix helped him get his proposal ready and I’d like to congratulate them both. Stephane also committed his work to start integrating Mono.Addins into the F-Spot core which once completed will make extending and experimenting with F-Spot much easier.
For my part I’ve been working on a new design for the import process that will hopefully solve some of the long standing issues I (and many, many others) have with the current system. A good week.
Time goes by
In what I choose to view as an homage to my purity of essence Christian reminded me today that I’ve been doing this GNOME thing for a frighteningly long time. I wonder what the next decade will bring.
A pictoral tribute to Joe for 7 years of hard work
Two by Two
I released F-Spot 0.2.2 today. It’s better than ever so drop everything and give it a whirl.
So much has been happening the world of F-Spot that I won’t try to cover everything now. I do however want to touch on a few highlights. Most visibly, the work Gabriel Burt has been doing on a new query interface has finally become part of F-Spot. You can find a good description of the new interface at his blog and if you were lucky enough to be at the Boston summit you may have seen his demo. The new interface is major improvement over the old but expect several revisions as we try to streamline and polish it.
The query interface is hardly the only thing new in 0.2.2, Stephane has been fixing so many problems large and small that it is hard to keep up with him. This includes doing the work to move F-Spot to the new managed dbus-sharp bindings. So if you were having dbus related problems before it would be a good time to try things out again. Of course if you start having problems please speak up.
That’s all I have time to cover for now but there is much more I’ll go over in the future. Until then enjoy the new release and a little bit of fall.
Robert finally annouced his new position. Are you ready?
Red letter day
This is the best news I’ve heard in a while. It’s very nice to have F-Spot and the other mono apps gain new users and see the gnome desktop move a little closer to a shared vision. On a personal level it also feels good when you can convince yourself that your vote counts.
New HTML Parser: The long-awaited libxml2 based HTML parser code is live. It needs further work but already handles most markup better than the original parser.
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