Tristan has been doing some challenging work for us recently, working on Glade, the GtkToolPallette, and finally finishing off the extended-layout improvements to GTK+ that Mathias Hasselmann started for Google’s Summer of Code in the days when he had free time. The extended layout fixes several user-noticeable problems in applications, making it easier for UIs to adjust properly to different screen sizes without hacks. It’s hard detailed work in lots of code, requiring Tristan’s methodical approach.
I hope that this will also allow some new types of container widgets. He might work on that when he’s back from Holiday in August.
Anyway, this post is just to say that Tristan has agreed to work with us for the foreseeable future so we always have someone with time to work on things like this.