yippi's Weblog

Hello, welcome to my Sun blog. My name is Brian Cameron and I am an engineer who works on GNOME. I plan for this blog to be a place to discuss both technical information I think might be of interest to people who have an interest using GNOME on Solaris, accessibility, performance issues, GNOME programming, and the like. I also expect that I will discuss things not directly related to work and generally have fun with blogging.

Lately I have been doing a lot of hacking on the GDM2 module, a role granted to me early this year. Although quite a few bugs have been reported since then, I've brought the bug count down from roughly 185 bugs to 90. A lot of work has gone into resolving usability issues and making GDM2 a more professional product. The Face Browser is much nicer now. Some neat new features have been added as well. I think people will like the improvements. If you can help out with testing out the code, that would be great too. I plan to discuss technical issues about GDM2 in this blog.

I've also been involved with Sun's Architectural Review process, which has been a useful resource in making GDM2 better. Sun is interested in working more closely with the free software community to improve interface stability. I'm involved with helping to set up a presentation at GUADEC (GNOME Users And Developers European Conference) where two senior Architectural Review engineers will be presenting some new and hopefully engaging ideas. The GNOME community does already take interface stability seriously, and we are hoping that sharing ideas will help to further improve the stability of GNOME and other free software projects. I anticipate I will use this blog to dig into some of the issues involved.

I'm planning to feed my blog on Planet GNOME.

The past week has been pretty hectic, tomorrow I am moving from Chicago to rural Illinois where I will be living with my mother. She has MS and has recently been losing the ability to type. As a part of my job, I have contributed to the GNOME accessibility product and think this will be an interesting opportunity to help her and find new ways to be involved with my work. I'd like to thank the people at Sun who helped make the move possible. It is exciting to be working with innovative technology that allows working remotely.

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