Google Summer of Code

  • 28 March 2007
  • sebp

<p>First of all, I want to apologize for the long time without any news, but live's busy.</p>
<p>This year I deciced to apply for awesome <a href="" target="_blank">Google Summer of Code</a> for the first time. I applied for '<a href="" target="_blank">Refactoring Deskbar-Applet</a>' as part of GNOME. Thanks to <a href="">Rapha&euml;l Slinckx</a> who's part of GNOME's 2007 SoC comittee, maintainer of Deskbar-Applet and last but least my maintainer for this year's GSoC, I was accepted.</p>

new-stuff-manager 0.2.2 released

  • 10 January 2007
  • sebp

The last release has been about a month ago.<br />
Now this version has some major improvements:<br />
<li>spec file for Deskbar-Applet has been added (actually, the URL of the repositry might not work, yet. <a href="" target="_blank">kikidonk</a> has to set it up first).</li>
<li>A bug has been fixed that said that the service could not be found</li>
<li>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 <a href="" target="_blank">NDesk DBusSharp</a>.</li>
<li>Added custom Exceptions so that errors tell something meaningful</li>
<li>Basic command line options are available</li>

NewStuffManager included in Deskbar-Applet

  • 11 December 2006
  • sebp

Since version 2.17.5 of <a href="" target="_blank">Deskbar-Applet</a>, support for new-stuff-manager is included. So you won't need the patch from the git repository anymore. Furthermore, I updated the <a href="">git repository</a> to include the C# sources and Deskbar-Applet's .conf file that is needed to run it with new-stuff-manager support.

NewStuffManager 0.2.1 released

  • 3 December 2006
  • sebp

Wow! I'm quite in a rush lately.<br />
So there's is again a new version that includes the following changes:<br />
<li>The author element will now be stored directly in an serializable dictionary</li>
<li>Changed directory structure. new-stuff-manager sources moved to src/</li>
<li>Added: Create $(datadir)/new-stuff-manager/specs on install</li>
<li>Removed cachedir variable, changed the way how directories are expanded and added configuration summary</li>
<li>Supplying a a plugin id that isn't in the repository doesn't throw an exception anymore. Instead, it's just ignored</li>
<li>Installation is aborted, if checksum or signature is invalid</li>
<li>Added API documentation</li>
You can download it at <a href="

NewStuffManager 0.1.0 released

  • 5 October 2006
  • sebp

Today I released the first public version of {cms_selflink page='newstuffmanager' text='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.<br />
This release only contains NewStuffManager and <strong>no patches</strong> for applications (currently only deskbar-applet). The patches are available at the <a href="">Git repository</a><br />
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You can download the release from <a href="

Grand Opening

  • 1 October 2006
  • sebp

Hi!<br />
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I'm very happy to announce the Grand Opening of my personal homepage.<br />
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I'm a <a target="_blank" href="">GNOME</a> developer, especially for {cms_selflink page='deskbar-applet' text='Deskbar-Applet'}. The newest project I'm maintaining is {cms_selflink page='newstuffmanager' text='NewStuffManager'}.<br />
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In the future I'm going to report about my projects here.