Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jun 2007 22:00 UTC, submitted by Lucas Rocha
Gnome The latest issue of the GNOME Journal has just been published. It features an article about GStreamer audio effects, an interview with Ken VanDine about GNOME 2.18 Live Media releases, an introduction to Accerciser, and a summary of GNOME.conf.au 2007. Writers in this edition are Stefan Kost, Paul Cutler, Eitan Isaacson, and Davyd Madeley, respectively.
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Weird site!
by weirdnut on Mon 25th Jun 2007 04:34 UTC
weirdnut
Member since:
2006-01-19

[insert witty comment about the amount of updates for this gnomey journal thingy]

I've never understood why that "news/article-site" even exists. It's only got 4 updates a year...

Anyway, the gstreamer article was interesting.

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RE: Weird site!
by nighty5 on Mon 25th Jun 2007 05:36 UTC in reply to "Weird site!"
nighty5 Member since:
2005-12-18

indeed, is there any decent up-to-date websites that match dot.kde.org for gnome stuff?

I'm a recent convert to gnome, but websites lacking discussion is pretty huge it appears ;)

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RE[2]: Weird site!
by Daniel Borgmann on Mon 25th Jun 2007 05:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Weird site!"
Daniel Borgmann Member since:
2005-07-08
RE: Weird site!
by lucasr on Mon 25th Jun 2007 07:28 UTC in reply to "Weird site!"
lucasr Member since:
2007-06-25

Remember: GNOME Journal is an online magazine, not a news site. We only publish original content and this takes more time than just referencing existing articles from other websites.

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RE[2]: Weird site!
by flanque on Mon 25th Jun 2007 09:14 UTC in reply to "RE: Weird site!"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Touche.

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RE: Weird site!
by neutron on Mon 25th Jun 2007 09:06 UTC in reply to "Weird site!"
neutron Member since:
2005-07-08

Although you're right about that there aren't many updates, perhaps you could have thought about the fact that people are doing this in their spare time. Please show some respect.

Yes, it's a pity and I wish that there would be more articles (also maybe more articles for users, hint hint ;) , but I enjoy every article they publish. Thanks!

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RE[2]: Weird site!
by weirdnut on Mon 25th Jun 2007 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Weird site!"
weirdnut Member since:
2006-01-19

Don't just assume someone's trying to disrespect another one's job ;) I am just a bit sad, because it looks like it wants to be like http://dot.kde.org (but for Gnome instead).

Again, don't get my previous post wrong please, I was just trying to say how much I would like to see much more news about Gnome ;)

Edited 2007-06-25 13:00

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RE[3]: Weird site!
by Rahul on Mon 25th Jun 2007 16:58 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Weird site!"
Rahul Member since:
2005-07-06

http://dot.kde.org is a mix of original articles and aggregated content. If you want original articles about GNOME you can look at http://gnomejournal.org. If you are looking for aggregated information, look at http://gnomedesktop.org

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RE[3]: Weird site!
by segedunum on Mon 25th Jun 2007 17:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Weird site!"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Don't just assume someone's trying to disrespect another one's job ;) I am just a bit sad, because it looks like it wants to be like http://dot.kde.org (but for Gnome instead).

Yer. Dot KDE has been a great news servant for KDE over the years, and people like Navindra Umanee deserve a lot of credit for doing a lot of grunt work (and I mean grunt) on it over the years.

I suppose it will just take something more exciting happening in the Gnome world for perhaps a couple of people to get excited about writing more news happenings.

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Lambda Member since:
2006-07-28

I suppose it will just take something more exciting happening in the Gnome world for perhaps a couple of people to get excited about writing more news happenings.


You're not a KDE developer, but you have an unhealthy attachment to KDE, where no matter what, you can't help but to express your bitterness. There's probably fanboy support groups that can help you with your problem.

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segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

You're not a KDE developer, but you have an unhealthy attachment to KDE, where no matter what, you can't help but to express your bitterness. There's probably fanboy supp........................

Whatever sweetheart. I very rarely comment on Gnome threads actually, so it just shows where you and a lot of others comment and where you get that perception from ;-).

The fact is that, from where an awful lot of people sit, there just doesn't seem to be an awful lot happening with Gnome on a daily, commit by commit, basis. There's no detailed commit digest, no detailed description of what is being committed, nothing really to get very excited about, no Gnome 3.0 anywhere on the horizon and the whole thing seems to have got diluted by many core developers having diverging corporate interests. As a community, it just seems to lack.........cohesion.

I don't think anyone is remiss in pointing that out and commenting on it. Sorry, if you feel upset. Maybe you can get some help for that and contribute usefully to the discussion and points raised?

Edited 2007-06-27 19:37

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gstreamer
by markbrophy on Mon 25th Jun 2007 17:39 UTC
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2005-07-18

That gstreamer article was a good read. It's interesting that gstreamer is kind of starting to move into jack territory, and I've seen a couple of composition applications using gstreamer for their backends instead.

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lack of articles/updates..
by sramkrishna on Mon 25th Jun 2007 20:31 UTC
sramkrishna
Member since:
2007-06-25

The reason you don't get a lot of updates is two fold:

1) we are a small group of people who have very busy lives and we have to balance the time between working on GNOME, day lives, and other matters. If we can grow the group then we can probably get a regular schedule going as other people can cover.

If you want to see regular updates that feel free to volunteer your time. We'd love to see more people and you need not be a technical person. If you're a technical person and you have non-technical friends who might want to know "what all the big deal is about desktop" then encourage them to join the Journal since really a lot of the time we are dealing with people not the technology.

2) Do you know how hard it is to find people who are willing to write? It's quite difficult, it requires a combination of bullying and cajoling to get people to write. So sometimes there is a lag because we need people to write/research a particular topic.

So yes, it is a bit chaotic but it can be improved if some of you are willing to put in some time and help us.

sri
GNOME Journal contributor

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Competing with KDE
by juno_106 on Tue 26th Jun 2007 12:18 UTC
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Member since:
2007-06-24

I'd love to see a major Gnome version to compete with KDE 4 :-)

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