Friday, January 28, 2011

internship weeks 4, 5 and 6!

Hi everyone!

This weeks I have been trying so hard to build and run Gnome Shell. It was a big thing to do... at least for me.

At first I had Ubuntu 10.04, and after a few hours I finally built it... but when I tried to run it, Gnome Shell worked incredibly slow, I couldn't even minimize the windows in a right way. I asked in the gnome-shell channel on IRC for help (I appreciate the help they gave me) and somebody told me that I should update mesa...

To simplify a little the story, when I tried to update mesa, the X collapsed (I'm sure I did something wrong).

So I decided to install Ubuntu 10.10 and now Gnome Shell works perfectly!

I haven't done so much on Gnome Help, due to me problems with Gnome-Shell. But now that it works fine, it's time to recover the lost time!

I have added content to two empty pages  ("Switch between users without logging-out" and "Dim the screen after a certain period") and also created a section for Printing and Scanning in the index with two separated topic pages for each theme.

In the meanwhile the clock of Gnome-Shell isn't merged I took the responsibility to work on other missing topics.

I always end the posts giving thanks, and this time it won't be different: I want to give thanks to Marina, Tiffany (mimico), people on Gnome-Shell channel who helped me and, of course, to Shaun McCance(for having a lot of patience with me).

That's all!
Thanks for reading.
Regards to Planet Gnome!

Friday, January 7, 2011

internship: week 3

Hi everyone!

There's not too much new things to write about. In this week I have been only working on Clock Settings: I wrote a few pages and then I sent them to Shaun McCance and waited for him to have a quick look on them  and finally I pushed them.

I had to get an account on Gnome Mango a few days ago to be able to push "my changes", because since I started the internship I was making it through Shaun. There's so much things to do yet, I'm looking over the unfinished themes to pick one and write as I did it with the Clock.

I think I'm kind of slow yet, but I'm getting faster every day :). I have learned so many things, and I have to say I'm so glad about having this summer to learn so many things.
I really think that the experiences are the greatest masters in life, more than University's, etc (I'm not saying that they aren't important, but sometimes they're not up to date in what they teach).

Okay, it's like a poor post but it's all I've got by now. Maybe I'll add a recipe from my favorite desserts pretty soon ;-).
Thanks for reading. Regards to Planet Gnome.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

internship: week 2

Well the second week was quite short because of the new year, but full of pages to write ;-).
Now that the structure is a little bit better and after the second Documentation reunion (made on Jan 2nd), I've been working on Clock Settings, that has topics such as how the clock is displayed on the panel, how to set different locations (for the weather shown depending on where you are), etc.
This is not such an easy thing to do, most pages were done from before, so if you're writing on them, you need to know the approach that the person who created it wanted to give it. It's not just a writing stuff.
Mallard has been a great markup language for working on the Documentation, the results are way better than working with Docbook (the language used before). And even when I learned basic things about Mallard during the application process to the internship, i've been always reading and learning more about it from HERE.

I come back to work now, so I just wanted to give thanks for reading.

Happy new year to Planet GNOME :-)!