#17 Hourly Backups

• Curated by Felix

Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from October 29 to November 05.

Circle Apps and Libraries

Pika Backup

Simple backups based on borg.

Sophie Herold says

Basic support for hourly, daily, weekly, and monthly backups has been merged into Pika Backup. Accordingly, the overview of configured backups has been updated to show the schedule status for each configuration.

Metadata Cleaner

View and clean metadata in files.

Romain reports

I released version 2.1.0 of Metadata Cleaner. It now allows adding whole folders at once and brings a few other improvements! Read the full release notes

Third Party Projects

Sam Thursfield reports

Rhythmbox can now be built with built with Meson instead of Autotools: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/rhythmbox/-/merge_requests/86

Philip Withnall reports

Toni Ruža implemented keyboard support for playing Hitori without a mouse (https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/hitori/-/merge_requests/34)


A Telegram client optimized for the GNOME desktop.

Marco Melorio says

Telegrand got a new contributor: Marcus Behrendt. He’s been doing a lot of awesome contributions. An handful of his work in the past few weeks:

On the other hand, I have implemented the user info dialog and the reporting of the chat typing actions. I’ve also made some general style improvements and RTL fixes.


Matrix messaging app for GNOME written in Rust.

Alexandre Franke says

To adapt to changes in libadwaita, Marco Melorio removed a deprecated class. In the meantime, enterprisey fixed the build by updating the Matrix Rust SDK dependency and improved Secret Service error handling.

After being away for a few month, Kévin Commaille came back with a blast. No less than three MR already, and I have a feeling he’s only getting started:

As usual, Julian reviewed and merged all the above work, and did some of his own:

That’s all for this week!

See you next week, and be sure to stop by #thisweek:gnome.org with updates on your own projects!