You can blog from Gnome without going to your blog with a little GTK application called gnome-blog. It’s really easy, it works with most blogs and I’m actually using it right now to post into this wordpress blog hosted on šŸ™‚

To install it:

sudo apt-get install gnome-blog

Then run it from the mintMenu->Internet menu.

The Spanish forums are getting bigger. In fact they’re the largest non-English forums on Linux Mint, both in terms of topics and in terms of posts.

As verdegal pointed out, they needed a moderator and he was quick to recommend Maty1206.

Maty was already known as linuxventanitas, maintainer of one of the two Spanish blogs present on the Linux Mint Planet. He’s now moderator and in charge of the Spanish forums:

Is it going to be the Linux Mint Blog? Clement Lefebvre’s Blog? The Linux Mint Dev Team Blog? or even The Linux Mint Community Blog? It all depends on who’s joining in and how many people will get involved in this. I personally wanted to improve communication between me and the users.

I’ll be posting here regularly. When I had news I usually used the forums and the newsletter. I will still do that as well, but I’ll also post here on this blog. A lot of things happen on the forums. Newsletters tend to summarize important events on a weekly basis… this blog will inform people on what is happening now in Linux Mint.

If other people want to join in and participate to this blog I will be more than happy to create an account for them and register them as authors. The more content the better.

IĀ  hope you’ll enjoy reading this blog and that it will improve the communication between the team and the users. The forums did just that and allowed users to talk to the team, it’s time we have something that works the other way around for the team to talk to the users šŸ™‚