After fighting against library-web for a couple of months, I ended up switching to Sphinx for the new developer.gnome.org website—following the work done by the #gnome design team for the new HIG. Turns out it was a very good choice, because now we have a decent developer documentation website that we can easily improve, instead of an opaque Django monstrosity that we can't even test locally.

Idea for a video tutorial (or blogpost): Setting up a new app from a Builder template, and submitting it to Flathub.

Some of the things that would be cool to cover:
- all the various places the app name and version number go
- appdata descriptions and screenshots
- making releases: git tags, release notes, etc.
- Managing two separate flatpak manifests
- Github submission flow
- Flathub builds dashboard

The new gtk-rs release is out! New bindings for GTK4 and a lot of other great improvements. More information here: gtk-rs.org/blog/2021/06/22/new

so it happened and i updated ashpd to the latest zbus features!

you can enjoy it/test it already with the alpha release

crates.io/crates/ashpd/0.2.0-a

I've been working on a series of blog posts on how power works within GNOME.

It took me a while to get my head around this when I joined the project, I'm hoping this will be of use for the next generation of newcomers.

Part 1 is out now: blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2021/

I wrote a post about the sustainability of the GNOME Foundation and what I think we need to change.

Note: the report for the year 2020 has not been released as I wrote it, so I could be wrong

blog.ergaster.org/post/2021060

We're trying @matrix Spaces on @gnome!

It's still experimental, but you can try to join #community:gnome.org to have a look.

Careful, wet paint!

I have announced my candidacy to this year's GNOME Foundation Board of Directors Elections 🎉

blog.ergaster.org/post/2021052

and I have now ditched all the C specific functions parameters that were documented from gtk4-rs. The latest remaining step: figure out the gi-docgen and make the rust docs provides links to actual rust items

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All I have to say to folks that just learned this week that #freenode #IRC was sold 4 years ago to someone:

It's 2021 and you're still not decentralized?

@matrix

after working for months on ensuring gtk4 has nice and usable rust bindings i have spent today making sure docs are a bit better and still have few things to clean up before a release. Overall: I'm happy now.

I posted a wall of text to give my views about the future of instant messaging in the GNOME community.

IRC has served us very well for many years, but I think it's time to let it go and move together towards a more modern platform.

That doesn't mean ditching IRC just like that would be a success. We need our community members to want to move together in the same direction.

A new platform is a target, but without transition plan we're doomed to fail again.

discourse.gnome.org/t/irc-matr

Do you want to know more about the internals of fractal-next? Checkout my new blogpost about the internals of fractal-next
blogs.gnome.org/jsparber/2021/

Kudos to @NGIZero for the funding of my work 😋

I have borrowed yet another gtk4 demo, ported it to rust this morning and merged it as part of gtk4-rs examples

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