Frederic Peters | 27 Nov 14:51 2015

GNOME 3.19.2 released


The second snapshot of GNOME 3.19 is now available, it incorporates
updates from 3.18.2 as well as quite a serie of edgier modules.

To compile GNOME 3.19.2, 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 3.18.1 and 3.19.2
are available. Go read them to learn what's new in this release:

core -
apps -

The GNOME 3.19.2 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 3.19, the full schedule, the official
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John Depp | 26 Nov 13:16 2015

[dconf][vino server] Vino server configuration control problem

Hello Gnome Developers!
You're my last hope since I can't get the asnwer for my question anywhere.
Here's my task:
  I have to enable Desktop Sharing for my users, and set it to lo interface, for Helpdesk and administrative purposes to connect via SSH only.
  I used do run
    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino enabled=true
    gsettings set org.gnome.Vino network-interfaces=lo
  and that seemed to work.
Now, some settings were moved to (dconf path) 
  /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/sharing/vino-server, where enabled-connections parameter accepts NetworkManager connection UUID.
Unfortunately, lo interface is not managed by NetworkManager, nor I intend it to do so.
Is there any way to enable the vino server "old way"?
Imagine pretty large network with hundreds of workstations connected.
In the past it was a quastion of running one script to get acces for all users desktops...
If I'm writing to wrong mailing list, correct me, please.
Thanks in advance!
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Pedro José Piquero Plaza | 22 Nov 17:37 2015


Hello GNOME developers,
I am a student of computer science (currently I am on my last year) in
Córdoba, Spain. I am GNU/Linux user since I was a teenager but I have
never contributed to any free/open source project.

I will be glad if I can start to make some contributions to GNOME and I
will appreciate if anyone can show me how to do it.

Thanks in advance,
Pedro José Piquero Plaza (gowikel)
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Release Team | 20 Nov 01:00 2015

GNOME 3.19.2 unstable tarballs due

Hello all,

Tarballs are due on 2015-11-23 before 23:59 UTC for the GNOME 3.19.2
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 3.19.2. 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 3.19, the full schedule, the official
module lists and the proposed module lists, please see our colorful 3.19

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

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Bart Mariën | 13 Nov 12:09 2015

Search for developer for payed development

Hi List,

We are currently looking for a developer to do some payed work. The code is to be contributed to the project.
Before I go into details, i wanted to know if there is any policy or preferred method of going about this.

Just fyi the scope is limited. We estimate 1 or 2 days of work for an experienced Gnome developer.
We have concrete requirements and work can start a soon as we have a candidate.




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Matthias Clasen | 13 Nov 00:15 2015

GNOME 3.18.2

(resent with corrected links)

Hello all,

Here comes our second update to GNOME 3.18, it has many fixes, various
improvements, documentation and translation updates, we hope you'll
enjoy it.

Individual modules may get new stable 3.18 releases but our focus is
now on the development branches, we released a first snapshot as 3.19.1
a few weeks ago and will get another one soon.

For more information about the major changes in GNOME 3.18, please
visit our release notes:

Release Details and References

The lists of updated modules and changes are available here:
  core   -
  apps   -

The source packages are available here:
  core   -
  apps   -

And if you want to compile GNOME 3.18.2 by yourself, you can use the
jhbuild modulesets available here:

See you next time!


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Hugo Alejandro | 13 Nov 02:39 2015

A bitcoin wallet for gnome

As proposed, it would be good to consider as having a virtual wallet app for gnome-core, with support for bitcoin.

It has been several years and now feels safer in the future be used in a common way, virtual coins so a virtual wallet would be part of any desktop environment.

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Stephen Adler | 11 Nov 15:50 2015

monitor setting in gnome using new randr 1.5 option


I have 3 MST type 4K monitor hooked up to my PC and I've been trying to 
get linux to work properly and have been chopping at the bit for randr 
1.5 to come out which is supposed to solve the MST tile issue which 4K 
monitors suffer from.

Is there something I have to do, configure some file in /etc/ somewhere 
which would define which tiles make up a monitor? I'm not sure if there 
is something I have to do, or if gnome is supposed to take care of the 
tiling for me, by somehow defining which tiles are part of which monitor.

to make matters worse, I have a pair of nvidia cards for which the 
nvidia driver does not support xorg 1.18, so I had to downgrade to xorg 
1.17. In doing so, I still have randr 1.5 installed but I don't know if 
randr 1.5 needs xorg 1.18 or if the two are decoupled enough so that I 
can run xorg 1.17 with the nvidia driver and get the benefits of the 
monitor features of randr 1.5.

Anyone know the answer to all this? I owe you big if you do.

thanks. Steve.
Umang Jain | 9 Nov 19:27 2015

[Beginner] Getting started with GNOME and open source contribution

Hi all,

I want to contribute to open source and for this I have selected GNOME for this purpose. I am a student in CS,can code in C,C++ and python and have studied the algorithms taught in any undergrad course.

My question - How I can contribute ? I know this is very broad question, let me narrow it down.

I searched about GNOME main ideas. I know GNOME has many projects but main idea revolves around desktop environments. I started out with GTK(some coding). All I know now is GTK is used for developing interfaces for applications. I don't have any application now.. Can I still contribute without getting in depth with GTK.  Please suggest.

Also I am getting started with fixing some bugs. But in the later stage I want to contribute a feature. That's the real contribution right ? So what are the GNOME projects with are quite simple to start with ( implementing a feature ) for a beginner. 

Also, I know you are experienced people. Please tell me straight to the point that this is wrong/right. I am ready for hard work and learning but GNOME is so matured that it is over-whelming for a beginner for me. 

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Allan Day | 9 Nov 18:08 2015

New GNOME goal: shortcuts windows

Hi all,

GTK+ now has these really cool shortcut windows, which allow you to
show a dialog with an overview of all the keyboard shortcuts and
gestures in an app. It would be awesome if we could get as many apps
using these as possible by 3.20, so I've created a GNOME Goal for it:

I've filed bugs for a fair few apps, but more are needed. It would be
great to have some help with that.

The wiki page contains guidance for which apps should have a shortcut
window, and how to organize them. However, these will probably need
elaboration so please shout if you have any questions!


Christophe Fergeau | 7 Nov 14:25 2015

FOSDEM Desktops DevRoom 2016 Call for Participation

FOSDEM Desktops DevRoom 2016 Call for Participation

FOSDEM is one of the largest gatherings of Free Software contributors in
the world and happens each February in Brussels (Belgium, Europe). One of
the tracks will be the Desktops DevRoom (formerly known as "CrossDesktop
DevRoom"), which will host Desktop-related talks.

We are now inviting proposals for talks about Free/Libre/Open-source
Software on the topics of Desktop development, Desktop applications and
interoperability amongst Desktop Environments. This is a unique opportunity
to show novel ideas and developments to a wide technical audience.

Topics accepted include, but are not limited to:

   - Open Desktops: Gnome, KDE, Unity, Enlightenment, XFCE, Razor, MATE,
   Cinnamon, ReactOS, etc

   - Closed desktops: Windows, Mac OS X, CDE, MorphOS, etc (when talking
   about a FLOSS topic)

   - Software development for the desktop

   - Development tools

   - Applications that enhance desktops

   - General desktop matters

   - Cross-platform software development

   - Web

Talks can be very specific, such as the advantages/disadvantages of
development with Qt on Wayland over X11/Mir; or as general as predictions
for the fusion of Desktop and web in 5 years time. Topics that are of
interest to the users and developers of all desktop environments are
especially welcome. The FOSDEM 2015 schedule[1] might give you some


Please include the following information when submitting a proposal:

   - Your name

   - The title of your talk (please be descriptive, as titles will be
   listed with around 400 from other projects)

   - Short abstract of one or two paragraphs

   - Short bio (with photo)

   - Requested time: from 15 to 45 minutes. Normal duration is 30 minutes.
   Longer duration requests must be properly justified. You may be assigned
   LESS time than you request.

How to submit

All submissions are made in the Pentabarf event planning tool:

When submitting your talk, make sure to select the "Desktops" devroom as
the "Track". Otherwise your talk will not be even considered for any

If you already have a Pentabarf account from a previous year, even if your
talk was not accepted, please reuse it. Create an account if, and only if,
you don't have one from a previous year. If you have any issues with
Pentabarf, please contact pgquiles at elpauer dot org.


The deadline for submissions is December 6th 2015.

FOSDEM will be held on the weekend of January 30th and 31st 2015 and the
Desktops DevRoom will take place on Sunday, January 31st 2015.

We will contact every submitter with a "yes" or "no" before December 18th

Recording permission

The talks in the Desktops devroom will be audio and video recorded, and
possibly streamed live too.

By submitting a proposal you consent to be recorded and agree to license
the content of your talk under a Creative Commons (CC-BY) license.

If you want us to stop the recording in the Q & A part (should you have
one), please tell us. We can do that but only for the Q & A part.

More information

The official communication channel for the Desktops DevRoom is its mailing
list desktops-devroom <at>

Use this page to manage your subscription:


The Desktops DevRoom 2016 is managed by a team representing the most
notable open desktops:

   - Pau Garcia i Quiles, KDE

   - Christophe Fergeau, Gnome

   - Michael Zanetti, Unity

   - Philippe Caseiro, Enlightenment

   - Jérome Leclanche, Razor

If you want to join the team, please contact pgquiles at elpauer dot org
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