At dinner with the Evolution hackers.
Also, today the GNOME Foundation launched the Desktop Integration Bounty Hunt.
Gave a talk at Sloan this morning.
Our office has been overrun with adorable monkey antics lately.
Also, I am very excited to see the evolution-sharp module from Mike Kestner in CVS now. Having good C# bindings for the Evolution addressbook and calendar is going to make accessing that backend data much easier. It would have been a big help this summer on the dashboard work.
Overall I think there’s a lot of exciting stuff coming in Evolution 2.0. Here’s a very non-exhaustive list:
And, hopefully, substantially more integration with the rest of the desktop.
Stay tuned for more news on that later this week…
The always enthusiastic and charming Chema Celorio died yesterday skydiving in Mexico.
For those of you not in Ximian who don’t know, Chema started and ran our Mexico City office, led the Ximian Setup Tools team a few years ago, was in charge of the team that managed our contract with HP, led the Ximian Desktop for a while, was one of the creators of GNOME Love, and was recently our lead sales engineer for Europe.
Chema was one of the most loving, passionate people I have known. Being around Chema always made you want to do more and try harder. He was always questioning himself, trying to grow, taking on new challenges and never backing down.
When I went to visit our office in Mexico I stayed at Chema’s house and gripped the door handle on his car till my nuckles turned white when he drove us to work. Whenever he wasn’t on sales trips or skydiving he seemed to be in my office asking good hard questions and always pushing for us to do more.
Chema was easy to love, and he will be easy to miss.
In Utah again today. The first slopes opened yesterday, so I’m considering whether or not it makes any sense for me to go back to Boston this weekend.
I’ve been working on a fun little desktop hacking contest that we will launch this weekend. Stay tuned.
La la la. Hacking the planet. La la la.
Also, the Times of India wrote an article about us today.
Tuomas has been making some nice wallpapers lately. Here’s one of my favorites.
Federico’s recent file-chooser work is exciting. I guess the screenshots will be more impressive when he puts the right icon next to the "bookmark" quicklinks in the left-hand sidebar.