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[–] [email protected] 16 points 1 month ago (1 children)

These TWIG issues really shows how much Sovereign Tech Fund boosts the accessibility and modernisation for GNOME. What would have been if all countries started spending such an amount for OSS projects

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Fortunately that's what the GNOME Foundation is going for, having people dedicated to applying for grants and other programs. Hopefully there's greater adoption by big companies and governments!

[–] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago (2 children)

Never heard of this “Papers” PDF reader before and it’s not on Flathub either. Apparently it is a fork of Evince with lots of big changes planned. Exciting stuff! But does anyone know what’s going to happen to Evince?

[–] [email protected] 8 points 1 month ago

I think evince will be eventually dropped by GNOME but there is time for that. While papers is porting things to GTK4 and adding some great features, it still has a long way to go in performance and optimisation. Currently it is more than twice as slow to open a pdf when compared to evince. Also scrolling performance is not optimised as it will stop mid scroll for things to render. Well it is only a new project so hopefully all this will be fixed. I am still using papers so that I can report any bugs that I run into

[–] [email protected] 3 points 1 month ago

Yeah, Papers doesn't have a stable release yet since they are still doing big design changes, but you can get it through the GNOME Nightly repo. I've been using it for quite a while now!