Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Showing Up for Python in GNOME

Jul 20, 2024, 3:20 PM
250-Turnhalle | Track 1

250-Turnhalle | Track 1

40 Minute Presentation - In Person Application Development and Deployment


Dan Yeaw


In December 2022, Emmanuele Bassi wrote a blog post as a call to arms to fix the undermaintained state of PyGObject and make improvements in a few key areas like fundamental types, constructing and disposing objects, and documentation.

Since then, Arjan Molenaar and I joined Christoph Reiter as maintainers. Although there is still a lot of work to do, the state of Python in GNOME has improved. This talk will provide an overview of:

  1. The challenges of building up a GNOME community around an undermaintained project.
  2. The exciting recent improvements to GNOME Python.
  3. Where things are headed next and how others can help get involved.

Author(s) Bio

Dan Yeaw is a Senior Technical Manager for Functional Safety at Ford Motor Company, where he leads a team to ensure software and electronics in modern vehicles are safe. He is a GNOME Foundation member, and is a maintainer of Gaphor, a GNOME Circle modeling app, PyGObject, and Gvsbuild. He currently lives in Dearborn, Michigan, where he organizes the Michigan Python meetup, and enjoys spending time with his family and riding bicycles.

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