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Hi planet GNOME!

First, I want to thank Alberto for adding me to planet GNOME, and hi! If we wanted to make a prank for this, we wouldn’t have done better. However, as we didn’t prepare anything, it seems that the planet GNOME importer machinery had other plans for us! :) Indeed, the two previous posts that were imported are respectively from 2011 and 2012 (and their respective publisher date in the RSS ought to match), the first one being an April fool coordinated with part of the GNOME release at the time, and the second one the GNOME Control Center changes done for the unity launcher at the time.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 9

A very visual update today on our new Artful default session! This one is, as promised about our new GNOME Shell theme and you can see below some examples of those changes. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 9: Uploading new theme changes As I reported a little bit more than a week ago, the Fit and Finish Sprint went well and we have tackle some important areas of changes.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 8

A short blog post today to tease a little bit about our future theme changes that are going to land in Ubuntu Artful as we are transforming our default session. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 8: Fit and Finish sprint (early) report As I’m in the Eurostar1 heading back home from the Fit and Finish Sprint, let me quickly write up how excellent this session has been!

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 7

Today’s change will be about one of our last transformation (non visual but in term of feature) on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 7: Application indicator support in the ubuntu session As mentioned in day 6, we discussed about indicators. Indeed, we are thinking about providing a solution working for us while not exposing the whole systray content for some specific cases like Instant Messaging applications (empathy, skype…), emails (thunderbird, evolution…) or sync (dropbox…) applications.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 6

Today’s change is hopefully an unnoticeable change for most of you, but gives better security, a smoother and great experience on our journey on transforming the default session in Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 6: Wayland is live on Ubuntu by default! And here we go, the finale big change before we get further along now that our Feature Freeze deadline is approaching.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 3

After introducing yesterday a real GNOME vanilla session, let’s see how we are using this to implement small behavior differences and transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 3: a story of sound and collaboration… Some devices have very low volume even when pushed at their maximum. One example for this is the x220 when most of videos on youtube, or listening to music in rhythmbox doesn’t give great results even at maximum volume.

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 2

Let’s continue our journey and progress on transforming current Ubuntu Artful. For more background on this, you can refer back to our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my blog post. Day 2: and the GNOME vanilla session rises… Today is about differentiating our Ubuntu and GNOME vanilla session to provide different defaults per session. Remember that the GNOME “vanilla” session yesterday was looking like this: After upgrading today, there is a whole new layout, very close to a pure upstream GNOME default look: What can we notice?

Ubuntu GNOME Shell in Artful: Day 1

And here we go! I’m going to report here day by day the progress we are making in Ubuntu Artful after taking our decisions regarding our default session experience as discussed in my last blog post. Day 1: differentiating ubuntu and GNOME vanilla session Let’s start with the ground work and differentiate our two “ubuntu” and “gnome” sessions. Until today, they were pixel by pixel identical. Now are migrating some GNOME Session changes as well as some GNOME Shell ones in Artful.