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Your _get_type() function is not G_GNUC_CONST

It’s not uncommon in GNOME to annotate the _get_type() function declaration of a GObject with G_GNUC_CONST. Like so: GType ephy_download_get_type (void) G_GNUC_CONST; What does this do? It expands to __attribute__((__const__)) if the compiler is GCC (or a compiler that pretends...

/ September 15, 2015

Fedora Workstation Next Steps: Wayland and Graphics

So I realized I hadn’t posted a Wayland update in a while. So we are still making good progress on Wayland, but the old saying that the last 10% is 90% of the work is definitely true here. So there...

/ August 19, 2015

An Open Letter to Apache Foundation and Apache OpenOffice team

A couple of weeks ago I visited my mother back home in Norway. She had gotten a new laptop some time ago that my brother-in-law had set up for her. As usual when I come for a visit I was...

/ August 17, 2015

GStreamer Conference 2015

Wanted to let everyone know that the GStreamer Conference 2015 is happening for the 6th time this year. So if you want to attend the premier open source multimedia conference you can do so in Dublin, Ireland between the 8th...

/ August 8, 2015

Useful DuckDuckGo bangs

DuckDuckGo bangs are just shortcuts to redirect your search to another search engine. My personal favorites: !gnomebugs — Runs a search on GNOME Bugzilla. Especially useful followed by a bug number. For example, search for ‘!gnomebugs 100000’ and see what...

/ July 25, 2015

Fedora Workstation next steps : Introducing Pinos

So this will be the first in a series of blogs talking about some major initiatives we are doing for Fedora Workstation. Today I want to present and talk about a thing we call Pinos. So what is Pinos? One...

/ June 30, 2015

Fedora Workstation 22 is out!

So we just got the second Fedora Workstation release out the door, and I am quite happy with it, we had quite a few last minute hardware issues pop up, but due to the hard work of the team we...

/ May 26, 2015

Summary of Fedora Workstation feedback

So I composed an email today to the Fedora-desktop mailing list to summarize the feedback we got here on the blog post on my request for reasons people where not switching to Fedora. Thought I should share it here too...

/ May 7, 2015