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Stormy Peters talks GNOME 3

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Stormy Peters has been a champion of the GNOME platform since 2000, and in 2008 became the executive director of the non-profit Foundation that oversees GNOME development. She chatted with us about the future of GNOME, the history of the project and how computers can change the world even in places without power or internet access…

How is development of GNOME 3 coming along? What are the big features? Any more delays expected?

The goal with GNOME 3 is to make it easy for users to focus on their tasks by minimising distractions. For example, instead of distracting pop-ups, you’ll get a notification that displays for a few seconds and goes away. Applications will be brought up with a few keystrokes; things you use often will be even easier to reach. Desktops are easier to manage – they’ll be created as needed and easy to sort by activity.

In addition we’re making a lot of changes in the developer infrastructure. We’re adding things like Clutter and geolocation. We’re integrating some of the external dependencies, moving the bindings closer to the platform and creating a staging area for libraries. And we’ll release when it’s ready!

And the GNOME development processes – any changes afoot?

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