new-stuff-manager 0.2.2 released

The last release has been about a month ago.
Now this version has some major improvements:

  • spec file for Deskbar-Applet has been added (actually, the URL of the repositry might not work, yet. kikidonk has to set it up first).
  • A bug has been fixed that said that the service could not be found
  • configure script now checks for ndesk-dbus-1.0 and only uses the internal version of dbus-sharp if it isn't available. I highly recommend to install offical/newer version of NDesk DBusSharp.
  • Added custom Exceptions so that errors tell something meaningful
  • Basic command line options are available

NewStuffManager 0.2.1 released

Wow! I'm quite in a rush lately.
So there's is again a new version that includes the following changes:

  • The author element will now be stored directly in an serializable dictionary
  • Changed directory structure. new-stuff-manager sources moved to src/
  • Added: Create $(datadir)/new-stuff-manager/specs on install
  • Removed cachedir variable, changed the way how directories are expanded and added configuration summary
  • Supplying a a plugin id that isn't in the repository doesn't throw an exception anymore. Instead, it's just ignored
  • Installation is aborted, if checksum or signature is invalid
  • Added API documentation

You can download it at

NewStuffManager 0.1.0 released

Today I released the first public version of NewStuffManager. It didn't changed a lot except that I added i18n to the Python files, but not to the repository's XML file, yet.
This release only contains NewStuffManager and no patches for applications (currently only deskbar-applet). The patches are available at the Git repository

You can download the release from

Grand Opening


I'm very happy to announce the Grand Opening of my personal homepage.

I'm a GNOME developer, especially for Deskbar-Applet. The newest project I'm maintaining is NewStuffManager.
In the future I'm going to report about my projects here.