Hello everyone!

I’m Marco Melorio, a 22-year-old Italian computer science student. I’m a GNOME user for about 2 years and I’ve quite literally felt in love with it since then. Last year I started developing Telegrand, a Telegram client built to be well integrated with GNOME, which is a project I’m really proud of and it’s gaining quite a bit of interest. That was the moment where I started being more active in the community and also when I started contributing to various GNOME projects.

Fast-forward to today

I’m excited to announce that I’ve been selected for GSoC’22 to implement a media history viewer in Fractal, the matrix client for GNOME, with the help of my mentor Julian Sparber. More specifically, this is about adding a page to the room info dialog that can display all the media (e.g. images, videos, gifs) sent in the room. This is similar to what it’s found in other messaging apps, like Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.

I will be posting more in the next days with details on the implementation and milestones about the project.

Thanks for reading.

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