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Travel assistance applications to attend Desktop Summit 2011

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The GNOME Foundation provides travel sponsorships to individuals who want to attend Desktop Summit and need financial assistance.

We are happy to announce the Travel Committee is ready to receive applications for sponsorships to attend Desktop Summit 2011. This year, The Desktop Summit is being held in Humboldt University, in Berlin, Germany, from Saturday 6th August, until Friday 12th August.

The instructions are detailed at
Please read them carefully.

Deadline: May 31, 2011, 19:00 UTC.  You can start sending in your applications now!

Some extra comments:
* Any information you send to the Travel Committee will be private.

* Asking for sponsorship *does not* guarantee you will get sponsored.

* A good application with good information will be processed fast.

* If you need help with accommodation, you should state in your application that you need lodging, and leave the cost blank.  The organization has taken care of booking hostels in advance.

* Always choose the most economical option when possible.  People who need travel sponsorship, should look for the best price (i.e. through a service like  If the Travel Committee finds a cheaper price, that will be the price considered during the evaluation.

* If you need assistance with either accommodation or airfare, but not both, this year the Travel Committee will give higher priority to people requesting accommodation.

* If your country needs a VISA invitation letter and you are a GNOME contributor, please let the GNOME Travel committee know about it.

* If you are selected for the Google Summer of Code or the GNOME Outreach Program for Women (as student or mentor) you should mention it in your application.

* If your talk was selected for the Desktop Summit, you should mention it in your application.

* The Travel committee should reply back about receiving your application within 2-3 days. After that we would accumulate all the sponsorship requests and process them together. So please do not panic (have any butterflies in your stomach) if we take some time to reply on the status. Affirmative/Negative you would surely get a response.

* No personal emails to committee members. Please keep travel-committee Cc’ed on all your replies.

Feel free to ask questions on the travel-committee list. You can also find us in the #travel channel at

On Behalf of GNOME Travel Committee


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May 17, 2011 at 5:58 am

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GNOME.Asia 2011 – Day zero

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Panchvati Comforts (Accommodation for the GNOME.Asia 2011 hackfest attendees)

Me and Srini: Knock knock, anyone home?

And there they were, all ready for GNOME.Asia 2011 Hackfest. They all reminded me of LOTR:Fellowship of the Ring

Allan Day, Vincent Untz, Andre Klapper, Pockey Lam, Frederic Muller, Chandni Verma, Frederic Peters, Andreas Nilsson, Ryan Lortie and Josselin Mouette, all under one roof. This is one amazing group we could have asked for GNOME.Asia 2011. Thanks to all for making it to the event.

We helped them to a nearby hotel, and enjoyed a good Indian meal. Is there one topic that we don’t discuss about!!! Politics, Food, Culture, Angry Birds gameplan, and ofcourse Cricket (the topic that has hit the whole of India). Bangalore Central, a big mall was our next destination. The 1 km walk from the hotel to Central (as suggested by the awesome Srini) never seemed to end, and we walked for close to 3 kms. But everyone seemed to enjoy the walk after a nice meal 🙂 A quick look in the mall, and back to the accommodation for most.

I canceled one of the cabs and took Fred and Pockey in an auto (tuk-tuk) as they call it. We surveyed the conference venue and looked around the huge campus. We have more things to be finalized, but that was noted for the hackfest.

The good feedback we received was everyone liked the accommodation and they were slowly getting used to the spicy food in India 🙂

Keep following the blogs on Planet GNOME We have some amazing things planned for the hackfest and conference.

Oh and yes, I love seeing their scared faces when we are in the cabs and its peak traffic time 🙂 But I am here to assure they would all be safe and happy during their stay in India. Cheers.

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March 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

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GNOME.Asia 2011 is here

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Pack your bags and book your flights now. GNOME.Asia 2011 is here.

“I am Optimus Prime, and I send this message to any GNOMErs taking refuge among the stars: We are here. We are waiting.”

GNOME.Asia 2011 comes to India this year to its very own Namma Bengaluru. Our objectives are to get together GNOME contributors to work on, promote and celebrate the GNOME 3.0 release as well as leverage on the GNOME 3.0 release to build a bigger GNOME community in Asia. We target to invite the GNOME release team, Documentation team, Marketing team, Translation team and those contributors who will be involved with the actual mechanics of the GNOME 3.0 launch as well as those contributors living in Asia.

This year we have

  • GNOME.Asia 2011 Hackfest for 3 days (+2 optional days) Mar 28 – Apr 1
  • GNOME.Asia Summit 2011  for 2 days – Apr 2, 3
  • GNOME Training for students – Mar 30 – Apr 1 (date tentative)

Call for Paper

We have some amazing talks lined up this year for the conference. See it to believe it. List of talks

If you are planning to talk at GNOME.Asia Summit 2011, please submit your talk from here

Guideline is from here: Call For Papers

Note: The call for paper form is only for GNOME.Asia Summit 2011, for GNOME 3.0 Hackfest, please use the Hackfest wiki page to register. Hackfest wiki page –

We plan to open up the registrations for the conference very soon.

Call for Sponsors

The Call for Sponsors document can be downloaded from here

Do let us know if you can reach out to more companies for sponsoring the event.

Student Training

This year we plan to have a student training session on GNOME for students from all colleges in Bangalore. Plans are underway to kick start this session.

Any feedback?

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for us. We would need support from many more contributors in growing big and reaching out to many people. Please do forward the event details to other mailing lists.

GNOME.Asia mailing list – asia-summit-list gnome org

Hope to see you all at GNOME.Asia Summit 2011

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February 25, 2011 at 6:47 am

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Lets collaborate on Evolution MAPI

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Lets collaborate on Evolution MAPI

How best to collaborate than use Public folders. Last couple of weeks Milan has been fixing quite a few things for Public folder mailboxes in Evolution. It works like a charm now with Evolution.

Fetching the public folder list using openchangeclient,

Subscribed Public mailbox folder in Evolution,

With the mailboxes working great, we decided to focus on the Public folder for address book, calendar, memos and tasks.

We assigned this task to Punit Jain, his first feature in Evolution. After 3 – 4 weeks of work, this is what he had to show us all 🙂

The list of public folders being fetched, with the highlighted one being the Task type public folder,

The subscribed Public Task folder being shown under the Tasks component,

So what should all of you do next?
1) Try the new version of evolution-mapi and report feedback so that we get it in shape for 3.0
2) Buy the openchange developers some beer the next time you bump into them. If you look at the kind of changes they have made over the last couple of releases, you would be left completely spellbound. Most of the features that one needs with his Exchange server have already been implemented in openchange. So if you like their work, drop them a word of thanks.

So what next for Evolution MAPI?
Sort the feature list and have the good ones implemented a month before the feature freeze to give us enough time to fix the regressions. Seems like openchange has all these features implemented ages back, now its time Evolution extends all this good work for 3.0 and spread the love to its users

Why is this feature special to us?
Because I and Milan mentored Punit for this feature, and yes it is a good feeling once the mentoring pays off 🙂

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June 24, 2010 at 2:19 pm

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Are you free tonight? The new answer

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Answer as of June 1, 2010: Please launch Evolution and do a Free/Busy search on my Exchange MAPI Calendar.

That’s right. The first version of FreeBusy search for Evolution MAPI was merged into master on June 1st. Evolution now shows all the Busy, Tentative, and Out of Office times for the user. I have fixed the openchangeclient to fetch even the half hour appointments.

So what does not work as of now?
When you ask someone out for the first time, you don’t ask, “Are you free tonight, the next Thursday and the one after that”. Long story short, the search on recurring items does not work as yet with MAPI. That would be fixed next in openchange.

We have some great things planned, so you should hear more cool updates on Evolution MAPI in the weeks to follow. And our bug killing mean machine, Milan Crha is on the prowl. We are down from 108 bug reports to 64 in 2 weeks. So keep watching this space.

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June 23, 2010 at 2:21 pm

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Evolution on windows

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Since many of them seemed interested to run Evolution on their windows box, here it comes

This is the 2.26.3 version of Evolution. The installers are generated using NSIS scripts with the best LZMA compressor. I had previously released a stable installer for the 2.24 version but that never blossomed up. The reason I never added the debugs in the installers. This time the Evolution and Exchange installers are separated out and have the debugs for Gtkhtml, Evolution-Data-Server, Evolution and Exchange packages. So hit us with the traces if you face any crashes/issues and we would look at fixing them.

Thanks to Tor and Fridrich for all the porting. A special thanks to Fridrich Strba for setting up the openSUSE build project
( for making the process of building cross compile packages so much more easier. A 1-click install process to have access to the ported binaries was more than one could ask for.

We’ll look into porting the never stable 2.28 version as and when we find time, but would be some time very soon 🙂 So do watch out for the updates that are to follow.

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September 27, 2009 at 6:52 am

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PST Importer for Evolution unleashed

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With GNOME 2.28 release, the PST file importer for Evolution would be available for use in all the distros. The libpst version 0.6.41 was finalized to be the stable one and all the distros would be packaging the same version.

Some reviews from the community
+ GNOME release notes. Highlights it as “Evolution has evolved”
+ Mentions PST feature as the #1 killer feature
+ Quoting “All I can say is WOW! Linux users will have known that MAPI support into gnome has been on the cards for a while, but .pst access is just brilliant!!”

For openSUSE users, you could have access to it in GNOME 2.26, or run the latest daily builds for Evolution with PST Import support.

A special thanks to the upstream maintainer for libpst, who has reviewed and fixed issues with the ubercool library and to all the packagers. Time to convert all your .pst files and migrate smoothly into the lovely world of Linux 🙂

Some screenshots:

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July 30, 2009 at 3:25 am

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