Monday, 30 July 2007

We are sailing...

...across the shore from code.google.com to launchpad.net!

Why?

Don't get me wrong, Google Code is great, and I still use it for Affinity and other projects, but Awn is getting larger and larger, in community and developers, and this needs some proper structure. Launchpad provides that structure incredibly well, with excellent road-mapping/bug reporting/feature requests/translation infrastructure, and we hope to make the most of it!

Show me the source!

http://www.launchpad.net/awn
is the new home of Awn. Over the past few days, those belonging to the awn-core team have helped me move everything over to launchpad.

Development of Awn will be in Launchpad from now on, bug reports, feature requests (blueprints) and translations should be directed there too. The Awn page in launchpad has instructions on how to download the development version.

I am working on transferring the existing bugs from code.google.com to launchpad. If you have previously opened/commentated on a bug, and would like to help me out, you can create the corresponding bug in launchpad, and just leave a comment in the original bug report that you have done so :-D.

What now?

Well, there's been a burst of activity on the Awn forum, with patches coming at me left, right and center. Consequently, Awn has gained some new developers and bug-people, and we are working towards a 0.2 release, with a ton of ideas for 0.3! I'll make an other post outlining the new devels and their contributions soon.

Also, Awn currently has an universal applet menu-system, a brand new preferences application, mac-stacks applet and many more applets in development in the forum, with updates everyday! I am currently working on a way to get everyone working in the same place, so we can have a awn-applets release along side the main Awn release, but more on that later.

I think that's it for now :-).

16 comments:

Eric Florenzano said...

I think that this is really a sign of things to come. The switch from svn to bzr/git will be interesting, and I think lots of projects will end up moving away from places like sourceforge and google code and onto newer sites like Launchpad.net. Lead the way, AWN!

Anonymous said...

How about a name tweak? Call it Awning. From dictionary.com:

"a rooflike shelter of canvas or other material extending over a doorway, from the top of a window, over a deck, etc., in order to provide protection, as from the sun."

It kinda relates to windows and stuff.

Matthew East said...

Have you asked the Launchpad guys whether they can help you with automatic importing of bugs? Maybe they have had experience with code.google.com bug importing already

Anonymous said...

The stack remembers me on a few mockups, with a tracker enabled awn. One stack with Songs, one with documents ...

Is that still planned?
I really love that idea!!

thx for your work

Meatcart said...

Great news! I'm curious to see what the future brings ^^

Cpt-Falcon said...

Hi !

I'd like to know what is the font on the screenshots of desktop search front end ?? On what OS the screenshot was taken and if there are any special configuration (like LCD cleartype) ?

Tunji.G said...

can you make this happen?

Peppie said...

Great, I realy like AWN. Do you know if there are yast repositores for the latest builds?

obsidian said...

Neil, I'm tagging you in a post.

http://www.obsidianprofile.com/index.php/blog/entry/1186197654

Josep Sanz said...

Yesterday, I discover the awn application.

Work very fine and the future it's good for this application. I use the awn on my desktop and each day, update it to view the news features added.

very good work.

Josep.

Anonymous said...

It would be great if you could set up PPA now you're on Launchpad - it would mean much easier testing for us Ubuntu users at least! :)

See the blog entry

simo4 said...

why awn can't move in different side (right or left for example)?

alex_anthony said...

you mention affinity
anything happening with it at the moment?
in the ubuntu forums reacocard is talking about how the project is effectively dead - true?

Anonymous said...

NERD!!!

Anonymous said...

After that conversation on the phone, and actually getting me to read this stuff, I must reiterate....

Dread Knight said...

Regarding Affinity, i think AWN will be a full substitute for it very soon.