Friday, 9 May 2008

Bits & Pieces

As usual, I'm leaving far too long between each blog post, but I thought I'd make a small update until I get a chance to write up everything that's been going on:

  • Canonical - The first couple of months have been awesome! Lots of cool things are happening here, everyone's very busy and there are some really exiting projects which will hopefully be in public very soon.
  • UDS Prague - I'll be attending UDS this year, so ping me if your attending and would like to discuss various bling on desktop/mobile environments! Extra points if you support Manchester United, and want to go watch the Champions League final on the wednesday that week :-).
  • Awn - Not much happening at the moment from my side. Hopefully this will change in a couple of weeks, at which point I hope to finish the remainder of non-composite support in trunk, and make a beta release for 0.4
  • Random Hacking - Since late last year, most of my spare hacking time has been spent on Awn, which is great, but it means some of my other ideas/projects got left behind. So, I've been trying to remedy this by picking up these projects and starting to work on them once again. The two I'm concentrating on at the moment are Nautilus and Affinity. I hope to get some code out soon, so stay tuned!


Tretle said...

grrrrr..... If it where on the 20th of June I could drop by :( Good news about you starting work on nautilus again :) :P Keep up the great work.

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Mikael HÃ¥kansson said...

Sounds great, Affinity could really need some love =)

Keep up the good work.

Willem said...

Great work on Ubuntu Netbook Remix!

When I saw the screenshot on Tom Dryer's blog, I thought "This looks a bit like it's inspired by Affinity."

I should have known you were behind it. :)

The other screenshots show an incredibly useful interface for a smallscreen notebook. I'm looking forward to a public release!

Anonymous said...

Hi, huh, sorry to bother you here, but I'd like to understand how different of a project is your compilation of AWN ( from the stable version in Hardy Universe? Are they inter-mingled somehow?

Neil J. Patel said...

@anon: the newer versions of Awn have some important fixes, so I'd try and use them.

Anonymous said...

Any news about Arena?

Anonymous said...

Are you still working on Avant Window Navigator? It seems like forever since there's been a release or a blog post about it?? I don't mean that as a complaint either; I know you're busy working on other great GUI stuff with Canonical, but I was just curious about what the state of AWN is these days??

Tretle said...

Hey... think its time for you to create new post.. :D even a non awn related one, its been way too long.... lol same thing happened macslow's blog when he joined canonical:D :P lol
Would be interested in hearing what you have been getting up to at canonical :)
Also is that gui in the mini9 related to ubuntu netbook remix at all and do you know whether its open source or a dell concoction.