terça-feira, junho 06, 2017

GNOME Notes 3.24

This is awesome! I have done my first deploy as a GNOME maintainer:

GNOME Notes 3.24.

I started to work in GNOME Notes (Bijiben) on Feb 27th, 2017 to be exact, when I started to talk with Pierre-Yves Luyten, the former maintainer, about taking over his work in that module.

The last GNOME Notes release was about one year ago, on May 30th, 2016, and it was not even a stable one (3.21.2), so we were overdue for a new one.

The road was not easy though because we had to prioritize things and try to fix as many bugs as possible, in a short period of time. The biggest challenge: to convert from WebKitGTK+ v.1 to WebKitGTK+ v.2.

The good thing about open source and GNOME community is that everybody is willing to help. The whole WebKitGTK+ migration was done by Carlos Garcia Campos - if you read this my friend, thank you very much.

Lots of building and memory leaks fixes done by Philip Withnall.

There are others, off course, who contributed with smaller patches, bug reporting and menthoring.

In these 3 months working in this project I met very nice people, who's doing the heavylifting: Iñigo Martínez and Jonathan Kang. They were already engaged in the project, so it was nice to have them working hard, fixing stuff, reviewing patches. Thank you guys, I hope to have you around working side by side in the next version.

Last but not least, I would like to thank Georges Basile Stavracas Neto, for being so helpful and pacient answering tons of questions I throw him in a daily basis. He also helped with some bug fixes and to improve the preferences dialog layout:

Preferences dialog.

So, that's it for now. Much more to come. Stay tuned!