#125 Portalled USB Devices
Update on what happened across the GNOME project in the week from December 01 to December 08.
Tobias Bernard reports
As part of the GNOME STF (Sovereign Tech Fund) project, a number of community members are working on infrastructure related projects.
- Georges opened pull requests fo his work on the USB portal
- Julian fixed a lot of style and polish issues on the notification grouping MR
- Jonas fixed hidden scrollbars taking up space in the layout in GNOME Shell
- Joanie fixed several issues in Orca related to keygrabs, and some regressions from the giant table refactor
- Evan Welsh is working on sync, async and finish annotations for GObject introspection
- With the help of Daiki, Dhanuka completed porting the PAM module from gnome-keyring to libsecret
Areas we’re currently investigating:
- Exploring the constraints and options for fractional scaling
- We are looking at the state of speech synthetizers on Linux, particularly in relationship with the screen reader
- We’re discussing the technical requirements for adaptive dialogs (bottom sheets)
A filesystem indexer, metadata storage system and search tool.
Sam Thursfield reports
Some memory usage fixes landed in the Tracker SPARQL database library this week:
Giant Pink Robots! reports
I released the v2023.12.7 version of Varia, a new download manager written with GTK4 and Libadwaita. Originally released a week prior, but now it has more essential features built in.
It’s available on Flathub: https://flathub.org/apps/io.github.giantpinkrobots.varia
I’m pleased to announce the release of Playlifin, a simple tool that aids in importing your YouTube music playlists to your Jellyfin server!
It’s now available on Flathub.
A pure wayland shell for mobile devices.
Phosh 0.34.0 is out. This includes an updated Wayland compositor (phoc) that works with the recently released wlroots 0.17.0 adding support for new Wayland protocols like security-context-v1 (to limit protocol access for flatpaks). We also fixed night light support and drag and drop on touch screens.
Check the full details here
Felipe Borges reports
We are happy to announce that GNOME is sponsoring two Outreachy internship projects for the December 2023 to March 2024 Outreachy internship round where they will be working on implementing end-to-end tests for GNOME OS using openQA.
Stay tuned to Planet GNOME for future updates on the progress of this project!
See you next week, and be sure to stop by #thisweek:gnome.org with updates on your own projects!