Andreas Nilsson | 29 Jun 12:21 2015

Don't forget to register for GUADEC!

For everyone attending GUADEC, August 7-12, don't forget to register!
The registration system is at and you 
can log in using a Mozilla Persona [1] provider, such as  <at>, 
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- Andreas
Kevin Wilson | 21 Jun 18:04 2015

Getting error in ./configure of gnome-terminal

When running ./configure on gnome-terminal from Feodra 22 (gnome-terminal-3.16.2
I am getting this error:

checking for NONE/share/dbus-1/interfaces/org.gnome.ShellSe
archProvider2.xml... no
configure: error: gnome-shell search provider requested but
interface definition file not found

Any ideas ?

Lasse Schuirmann | 20 Jun 09:04 2015

Welcome Interns

Hi all,

GNOME accepted 24 Google Summer of Code interns and one Outreachy
intern! Additionally, one student submitted the same proposal with
GNOME and with the Mono Project to work on Banshee, and was accepted
by the Mono Project. All the interns made a contribution to the
project they were applying to work on and connected with their mentors
during the application process. We are thrilled to have these talented
and dedicated contributors have a chance to spend the whole summer
working on GNOME! Thanks to Google and the GNOME Foundation for making
these internships possible!

Thank you to all the mentors who helped the applicants along the way
and will guide the participants this summer! We are especially glad to
have five mentors who have previously participated in GSoC with GNOME
as students - Sebastian Dröge, Izidor Matušov, Tobias Mueller, Lasse
Schuirmann, and Carlos Soriano! Everyone, please help out mentors from
your project by also helping the participants when possible.

Please feel free to arrange to meet with interns from your town for
beer, juice, and/or hacking! (Interns, please feel free to reply with
an update if you are in a different city this summer.)

Below is the list of all the interns’, their projects and their
mentors. You can learn more about the Google Summer of Code projects
at The
interns have already started blogging about their work on Planet GNOME
and will continue throughout the summer.

Thanks to everyone and welcome to the interns!
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Release Team | 19 Jun 02:00 2015

GNOME 3.17.3 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-06-22 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.17.3
unstable release, which will be delivered on Wednesday. Modules which
were proposed for inclusion should try to follow the unstable schedule
so everyone can test them.  Please make sure that your tarballs will
be uploaded before Monday 23:59 UTC: tarballs uploaded later than that
will probably be too late to get in 3.17.3. If you are not able to
make a tarball before this deadline or if you think you'll be late,
please send a mail to the release team and we'll find someone to roll
the tarball for you!

For more information about 3.17, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.17

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:

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Ekaterina Gerasimova | 16 Jun 10:45 2015

Travel Assistance for GUADEC 2015

The GNOME Foundation can offer travel sponsorship to individuals who
want to attend GUADEC and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce that the Travel Committee is ready to receive
applications for sponsorships to attend to GUADEC 2015.

Application deadline: 2015-06-22. Send in your applications now, do
not wait until the deadline.

The instructions are at

Some additional comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.
* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee that you will be sponsored.
* A good application with good information will be processed faster.
* If you are offered help with accommodation, the Travel Committee
will book your accommodation. You should state that you need
accommodation, and leave the cost blank.
* Always choose the most economical option whenever possible. People
who need travel sponsorship should look for the best price (i.e.
through a service like If the Travel Committee finds a
cheaper price, that will be the price considered during the
* No personal emails. Keep travel-committee CCed on all of your
replies. Neglecting to do this will delay your application.
* How to get to Gothenburg:
* If you are a Foundation member, you should mention it in your
application. Preference will be given to Foundation members.
* If your paper submission was accepted to be presented at GUADEC, you
should mention it in your application.  Preference will be given to
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Juan R. Garcia Blanco | 16 Jun 08:24 2015

Dictionary sources selection ideas

Hi all,

I'm looking for ideas for implementing source and database selection in
GNOME Dictionary.

Just a bit of background: Dictionary manages sources, which are
basically DICT servers, that provide one or more database, which are
the dictionaries properly. Therefore, for performing a search in a
dictionary, the user shall select both a source and a database within
that source.

I think this setting must be available next to the search bar. My first
attempt was to show a popover in the primary button of the text entry
(see attached screenshot). However, this approach would make the user
unaware of what dictionary is she searching in. So now I think a menu
button would fit better, as we can show as text the name of the source
and dictionary currently selected. What do you think?

Also, my approach would include, in both the menu button and the entry
button cases, a menu model representing the sources-databases tree. Is
this a correct use of GMenuModel? I would like to show the user a two
tier hierarchy as main menu and submenus.

Thank you very much in advance. Best regards,
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Daniela Carrara | 11 Jun 14:50 2015

Thank you from Marco Pesenti Gritti family

Dear friends,
me, Emily and Marco's family would like to tell you all that we deeply appreciate your expression of sympathy at this difficult time.

"The dead ones are invisible beings but not absent. We do not see them because we are wrapped in a dark cloud, while they are in the Light and see us. Their eyes, full of joy, are fixed on ours, full of tears. There are near us, happy, transfigured."
Saint Augustine

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Javier Jardón | 29 May 19:56 2015

GNOME 3.15.2

Hey GNOMErs!

here is the second snapshot of the GNOME 3.17 development cycle, the
3.17.2 release.
Don't miss the Bastien blog post about some cool stuff new on this release [1]

To build GNOME 3.17.2, you can use the jhbuild [1] modulesets [2]
(which use the exact tarball versions from the official release).


The release notes that describe the changes between 3.17.1 and 3.17.2
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core -
apps -

The GNOME 3.17.2 release is available here:

core sources -
apps sources -


This release is a snapshot of early development code. Although it is
buildable and usable, it is primarily intended for testing and hacking
purposes. GNOME uses odd minor version numbers to indicate development status.

For more information about 3.17, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our brandnew
3.17 page:

For a quick overview of the GNOME schedule, please see:



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Justine O'Neil | 28 May 23:52 2015

Does GNOME Terminal need a UI update?

Hey all,

I want to get my feet wet contributing to GNOME.

One thing I have noticed is that the terminal app hasn't gotten the same UI attention as many other GNOME apps.  I personally turn off the menu bar so that it looks more like the other GNOME apps.  I don't miss it [the menu bar], in fact it looks strange to me now whenever I see it.

Some of the functionality exposed in the menu bar is duplicated in the application menu.  Here is a non-exhaustive list:

* "File/Open Terminal" is exposed in the app menu as "Open new terminal"
* "Edit/Preferences" and exposes the same preference dialog as "Preferences" in the app menu
* "File/New Profile" and "Edit/Profile Preferences" are exposed under Profile tab in the preferences dialog 

Other functionality exposed in the menu bar might be exposed other ways.  For example, text size and terminal dimensions could be exposed in a popover menu like the icon size setting in Nautilus.

There are a few challenges inherited from the use of control sequences in POSIX terminals.  Ctrl-Shift-C for copy and Ctrl-Shift-V for paste are non-obvious variants of the standard Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V motif.  The only way to learn these shortcuts is through the hint in the menu bar.

Thoughts?  I would be willing to work on this.  I am good with C and I am learning Vala, which GNOME Terminal is written in.  I'm still learning GLib.  I'm not really a designer, but I know some basic principles and I have studied the HIG.


P.S.  Since this is my first post to the list, I suppose I should give a little introduction. I am a 23 year-old young lady going to university to study science and computing.  I am getting my minor in computer science, but I have been programming on and off for the last decade.  I like to cook, and I love to argue passionately about things that matter to me.  And of course, I love FLOSS and GNOME!
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Alex G.S. | 27 May 21:37 2015

VSYNC problems on Fedora 21/22 and Intel HD graphics...


First of all I love the new GNOME 3.16 release.  The notifications and system tray icons (in the left) are great and productivity boosters.  However, I'm having some issues with Intel HD graphics on X11 that make things very difficult.  Though these problems are solved by the Wayland session it's still too unstable for me to use in production as a day-to-day desktop.

Intel® Core™ i5-4200M CPU <at> 2.50GHz × 4
Intel® Haswell Mobile (HD 4600, i965) 

Version 3.16.2



At work I use two external monitors in addition to the laptop screen.  VSYNC often breaks when using either SNA or UXA at random intervals.  It also breaks also when I fullscreen any application in any monitor.  Even when I force VSYNC in both xorg.conf and drirc it doesn't seem to help.

These are configurations for reference:


Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
  Option      "AccelMethod" "sna"
  Option      "TearFree" "true"
  Option      "SwapbuffersWait" "true"

<device screen="0" driver="i965">
<application name="Default">
            <option name="force_s3tc_enable" value="true" />
            <option name="no_rast" value="false" />
            <option name="always_flush_batch" value="false" />
            <option name="always_flush_cache" value="false" />
            <option name="shader_precompile" value="true" />
            <option name="hiz" value="true" />
            <option name="clamp_max_samples" value="-1" />
            <option name="bo_reuse" value="1" />
            <option name="allow_glsl_extension_directive_midshader" value="false" />
            <option name="force_glsl_extensions_warn" value="false" />
            <option name="disable_throttling" value="false" />
            <option name="disable_glsl_line_continuations" value="false" />
            <option name="disable_blend_func_extended" value="false" />
            <option name="vblank_mode" value="3" />

I even have a GNOME extension I created that autoloads the following GNOME JS function: 

This still doesn't help at all.  There is a bug report for this item and has been confirmed but I haven't heard anything and status is still NEW and not yet confirmed.  Please, any help on this would be appreciated. Things like this should just work out of the box especially on Intel HD graphics. This is a bewildering problem as this is my work machine and I may end up switching to a Mac or Ubuntu Unity if this cannot be fixed. 

Thank you!


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Johan Bilien | 26 May 17:53 2015


I unfortunately have some terrible news, Marco Pesenti Gritti passed away last Saturday in London, after a long fight against cancer. He was with his family and in good medical hands. He leaves behind his girlfriend Daniela and 4 year old daughter Daniela. I had the chance to say goodbye last week, and convey thoughts and support for his coworkers, current and passed.

I was lucky to have worked with Marco for many years at litl, on a very broad range of projects, and had the chance to count him as a good friend. He was the most passionate and dedicated hacker I knew, and I know he was extremely respected in the GNOME community, for his work on Epiphany, Evince and Sugar among many others, just like he was at litl. Those who knew him personally know he was also an awesome human being.

We will try to help his family as much as we can. He will be sorely missed.
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