As a “director” of a small (French) book collection called “Technique & Pratique”, I am proud to announce that 9 new books are published and available in (French) bookshops since a few days ago. English translation of some of these books is a work in progress.
This collection aims to produce cheap (less than $10) and short (128 pages) books, to learn efficiently what there is to know about a given subject (Installing Linux, LaTeX, Perl, etc.) and actually get started real fast.
More info and covers images are available here.
Here’s a picture of these books on a table :
Google’s Summer of Code program (see previous posts) has come to its end a few weeks ago. I worked on a project called “Gnome Panel Enhancements”. Information about what I did exactly can be found here, but I thought I’d upload a few screenshots.
Sorry for the poor JPEG compression, see the above web page for better images…
For example, the new GNOME “Add to panel” dialog:
with an “update as you type search bar”:
A separator for the panel, that you can add from here:
and use to separate your applets:
A startup notification that appears the first time you use GNOME:
I also gave a try a redesigning a few icons, here are three samples (for Firefox, OpenOffice Draw, and “Error” dialog icon and Verbiste: