Dec 1 – 3, 2023
Asia/Kathmandu timezone

GNOME - How does it work?

Dec 1, 2023, 11:50 AM
50 minutes presentation: IN PERSON Track A


Matthias Clasen


Finding your way to contributing in GNOME can be a daunting task - you have to navigate a labyrinth of modules and technologies.

This talk will present a newcomer-friendly introduction to how the GNOME desktop functions, at a technical level. I will give an overview of the architecture and technologies such as Wayland, D-Bus and flatpak, and dive a bit deeper into selected topics, such as login or launching applications.

Tracks Encourage new contributors
Talk Description I intend this to presentation to provide prospective contributors and interns with a basic understanding of how the destop is functioning, what its major components are, and where to go look for problems or areas to contribute to. I will keep explanations high-level and not expect deep prior knowledge of any particular technologies. I'll include diagrams and maps to make it easy refer back to this material after the talk.
Author(s) Bio Matthias has been involved in GNOME for a very long time. He is one of the maintainers of GTK, and a member of the release team. He works as a manager in the desktop team at Red Hat, and lives in Massachusetts with his two cats.
Pronouns he/him
Twitter and/or Mastodon Handle @mclasen
Where are you located? USA
Do you need travel sponsorship from GNOME Foundation in order to join our event? No

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