14 December, 2011

GNOME Outreach Program for Women 2011: The goals

As I already announced a few weeks ago, I had the honour to be selected as an intern for the GNOME Outreach Program for Women 2011 (GOPW)! I will be working on the Cheese project and mentored by David King.

My main goal, and proposed one, from the outset, was to provide Cheese with support for uploading recorded videos to YouTube. Analysing the problem, I decided that I would like to solve it in a way from the beginning, that would permit to extend this feature with other social sharing technologies for sharing images and videos in Cheese in the future. After talking about all of these ideas with Dave, he pointed me to libsocialweb. Later on, and talking to Bastien Nocera about what the plan was, he pointed me to nautilus-sendto, a convenience application to send files via email, bluetooth or instant messenger, which internally uses libsocialweb already and is what I am finally going to use for my purpose, extending my main goal a bit from sharing in Youtube, to sharing in general.

The following diagram should give you an overview of the whole general idea:

I am very excited to see all of this working already! I will try to keep you up to date with the whole process.

Thanks for reading!


  1. I'm guessing you managed to get it compiled then ;)

  2. http://live.gnome.org/Nautilus/Future/Sharing is useful for some ideas, although I think that nearly all of those mockups are already implemented in nautilus-sendto. I seem to remember that the libfolks integration is not finished yet, but I am probably just getting ahead of myself!

  3. hadess: actually not, Roberto Majadas is also having the same problem that I have and still did not find what is causing it! =)

  4. Nice to here you posting already!

    Enjoy the GWOP time ;)