GNOME Journal (formerly GNOME Activity Journal)

By Stefano Candori

Overview of the project

The proposed project is about combining support for overviewing and re-finding past, current and future user activities in one user interface. Hence, I will revamp and rewrite the current Activity Journal application, which will then be hosted on the GNOME infrastructure. Beyond mapping out a user's past and current doings, the journal's UI-metaphor time lends itself to be further leveraged for reminding a user about upcoming stuff.


Here you are with a screeshoot of the current state of the application (20th August 2012, end of GSOC).

The Journal


Here you can find the application being implemented. Github


Apr. 23, 2012 - May 07, 2012 (Phase 1): (Done)

  • Kick-off discussion with mentors and other Zeitgeist team members about the overall design of the project and about planned achievements
  • Begin to mock up and design relevant parts of the journal
  • Study the GNOME technologies needed

May. 08, 2012 - May 22, 2012 (Phase 2): (Done)

  • Continue design discussions and rapid prototyping of chosen design ideas
  • Continue studying and getting familiar with relevant technologies

May. 23, 2012 - Jun. 06, 2012 (Phase 3): (Done)

  • Get feedback from designers and community about the prototype
  • Modify the prototype based on feedback

Jun. 07, 2012 - Jun. 21, 2012 (Phase 4): (Done)

  • Iterate on phase 3 in reaction to working prototypes
  • Start re-writing the journal

Jun. 22, 2012 - Jul. 6 2012 (Phase 5): (Done)

  • Implementation sprint
  • Bug fixing for mid-term release
  • Prepare material for mid-term release

Jul. 7, 2012 - Jul. 21, 2012 (Phase 6): (Done)

  • Planning of remaining implementation work and continuing on it
  • Get feedback from community

Jul. 22, 2012 - Aug. 5, 2012 (Phase 7): (Done)

  • Finalizing the journal implementation work
  • Testing and bug fixing based on designers’ and community feedback

Aug 6, 2012 - Aug 20, 2012 (Phase 8): (Done)

  • Scrub code, improve documentation, testing and bug fixing
  • Prepare material for final release


Here you can find links to the GSOC reports with screenshoots and videos.


Email: <scandori AT SPAMFREE gnome DOT org>

IRC: cando_ (gimpnet - #zeitgeist, #gnome-hackers, #gnome-shell)


Outreach/SummerOfCode/2012/Projects/Stefano_Candori_GNOME_Journal (last edited 2013-12-03 18:33:54 by WilliamJonMcCann)