It’s now official, a bunch of Gtk+ hackers are gathering together from the 16th to the 20th to bring some bling to Gtk+ 3.0.
Carlos Garnacho, Hagen Schink, Benjamin Berg, Cody Russell, Thomas Wood, Robert Staudinger and myself. I would like to thank Imendio, Canonical, Intel for helping on putting together his great team and a special thanks to my employer Sun Microsystems for supporting me on the organization and providing the venue for everyone.
We also wanted to make sure that we involved third party integrators so that we make the transition to the new API as easy as possible for them.
Nokia is sending Jens Bache-Wiig, from Qt Software, the guy behind QGtkStyle and Mozilla is sending Michael Ventnor the guy behind the Gtk+/GNOME integration with Firefox 3.x.
Big thanks for both companies for their support.
We want to remove all the boundaries artists have while creating themes, ease the live of widget developers that want themeable widgets, we want more powerful engines that are easier to write and maintain, a better look and feel integration with other toolkits and desktops and an API that allows other toolkits to look tightly integrated with Gtk+ and the GNOME desktop. All in one shot!
Quite a huge task, we are gonna need the help and support of everyone in the community to make this happen, once we got some working code out we intend to have public DVCS branches that people can try out so stay tuned.