We have reached the end of GSoC, and while the project is not quite ready for merging, I am pleased with the progress made over the past few weeks.
I will, of course, continue working on this project after GSoC. There are some small bits and pieces to complete in the short-term, before the first [...]
Just a short update on my progress as we come to the end of GSoC.
I have implemented the ability to create new encrypted directories, and have detecting and mounting existing encryptions working.
To be fully functioning, I just need to implement keyring integration now.
Finally, a screenshot of what it looks like when you [...]
I was talking to Seif Lotfy at GUADEC about the gnome-music design, and this is a design proposal that has come out of that. It’s not proposing to add anything new, it’s just re-purposing the things that are already there.
If you look at the current design, you will see there are 4 buttons [...]
After a great GUADEC, we are moving forward. Though, there has been a problem with getting auto-mount working. The best solution we found was a patch available for encfs, this patch adds an option to delay the mount until something is accessed. This solution would work perfectly, because it would continue to work even when [...]
This is a rather late first update on my project, unfortunately it’s been a bit of a rough start.
First, if you don’t know what it is, the project is to integrate folder encryption into GNOME in a seamless manner. The goal is to provide encryption without interfering with the user experience. This will be [...]
This is a proposal to the Ubuntu phone developers about phone app locking.
Having to unlock your phone every time you turn it on can be too much hassle. Many users, including myself, disable the lock because of this, leaving a phone with absolutely no security. What’s the point of security features if they’re [...]
This is a proposal for designing security on the desktop. This is in response to GNOME‘s privacy fundraiser, and will hopefully provide some ideas for how parts of this can be accomplished without breaking the user experience.
For a single-user system, having a login screen just presents a barrier and time delay, this is [...]
A quick tour of the internet and how it works. I aim to provide a short, but reasonably comprehensive overview of the internet. Aimed at people who are interested in understanding how the internet works, but don’t want to spend hours researching all the details.
Finally, the first stable release is available to download.
This project provides a simple to use GUI toolkit that can be easily dropped into an existing game project. It will run with no code differences in either normal Pygame or Pygame+OpenGL.
You can download the source code from launchpad.net/simplegc, while documentation is available at [...]
Encfs is a program that can be used to encrypt folders, unlike other encryption methods this doesn’t require a file of a fixed size, so you can use the decrypted folder in the same way as a regular folder without worrying about space.
This tutorial will explain how you can use a plugin as a convenient way to use this tool.