With any major project, there’s always a million more things you want to do then can do. Pop!_Planet is no exception. When I first envisioned what I wanted to see Pop!_Planet become, I saw a resource for the Pop!_OS community. That resource started as a simple wiki, but I knew I could do better; I could build a true community. (more…)
It’s been a whirlwind couple of months here at Pop!_Planet! When I first came up with the idea for Pop!_Planet, it was little more than a Jekyll site hosted on GitLab that contained unofficial docs for Pop!_OS. In a matter of four months, it’s gone from those humble beginnings to a full-scale wiki, to a community hub that I can only hope will grow in the coming year. (more…)
Since day one, we’ve said that we wanted Pop!_Planet to be a resource for the Pop community. However, the Pop community has never had a real community feel. Sure, we’ve got the awesome live chat system, but that’s not ideal for content sharing. We’ve got the Pop!_OS subreddit, but Reddit only goes so far in terms of support… the concept of searching is severely limited, resulting in circular questions that get asked over and over again. We thought it was high time the Pop community has a true community hub. (more…)
Yesterday, we finally released the first truly stable version of our first GNOME Shell extension, TopIcons Redux. TopIcons Redux was written by request due to compatibility and/or flexibility issues with similar extensions, and was a significant learning experience for us. Hopefully, we’ll have reason to write further extensions in the future. If you have any suggestions, feel free to ask!
Since System76 (and, by extension, Pop!_OS) uses Mattermost for communications, we at Pop!_Planet are following suit. Services like Slack changed the way people, especially businesses, communicate. Mattermost took it a step further by allowing users to bring the service in-house. And yet, none of the services in this category has yet to release a decent native app. (more…)
I finally stopped fixating on content for a second and fixed the mobile support for the site. Mobile support for our theme isn’t a new idea, but our custom header brakes horribly. No longer! We now have a nifty mobile menu and the header looks great!