Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

GNOME Crosswords, Year Three

Jul 19, 2024, 3:15 PM
444-LoRaine Good | Track 2

444-LoRaine Good | Track 2

40 Minute Presentation - In Person Application Development and Deployment


Federico Mena Quintero Jonathan Blandford


Jonathan and Federico will give an update on GNOME Crosswords. This app is both a stand-alone game as well as a crossword puzzle editor. Over the past year, we have explored writing it as a stateless application with commutative widgets. It has also been used as a test-bed for porting a complex API to rust.

This talk will cover lessons learned, as well cover some of the intricacies of writing and solving crosswords.

Author(s) Bio

Jonathan is a long-time contributor to GNOME. He started contributing in 1997 (GNOME 0.13), and has been part of the project in various forms ever since. He has been a developer, part of the release and sysadmin teams, a director on the board, and an advisory board member. GNOME Crosswords is his second GNOME game, after AisleRiot.


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