LugRadio Live and Hardy Time!

I haven’t had much time to blog – work has been insanely busy recently.

LugRadio Live USA 2008 was an utter blast – everyone seemed to have a great time, and it was a lot of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who helped with the organisation and thanks so much to Google, Dice, LinuxQuestions and Linux Pro Magazine for their help. Thanks also to the SCALE guys in particular for their help – they really did help a lot to spread the word. The weekend seemed to run pretty smoothly, Aaron Bockover did a stunning job in the Gong-a-thong, the live show was huge amounts of fun, and there were a bunch of excellent talks and much discussion going on around the venue. It really did feel like the UK atmosphere translplanted in a very large room in the US, and that was always the core goal – to get the atmosphere right, and we were all really pleased with it. :)

So…Hardy is released on Thursday! Woo! Its been a pretty hectic release schedule, but the release is feeling really great. It is always hugely satisfying around the time of a release to sit back and look at what needed to happen to make the release reality, not just in terms of development, but documentation, user groups, parties, and of course the excellent work that is done upstream. I never cease to be inspired by what our community achieves.

Oh, and while I am here and speaking of parties, there is a UK release party going on at De Hems in the West End from 7pm on Thursday – the great and good of the UK Linux Ubuntu scene are sure to be there! :)

  • im.tehk

    Lugradio live has been getting amazing press coverage. How you and your minions were able to coordinate such an amazing event from across the planet is beyond me. I listened to the latest podcast from live and like you said it seems to be the same awesome conference from the UK in a bigger room.

    Also, is there any word on if the video taken from lugradio will be available in anyway(web or dvd)? I see various presenters who purchased the DVD at the event are uploading their own talks. Maybe compiling a list of them on the live2008 video page would be a good idea.

    Now on to hardy! I have been using it since the first alpha and I must say I am impressed. This release is almost perfect and is the first release where I feel comfortable enough suggesting that my non technical friends try it(thanks to wubi). The only issue I have encountered is PulseAudio clashing with software like Flash[Bug 192888] and mostly other non free software. Compared to some of the issues in the past releases I think this one is trivial.

  • Fabian Scherschel

    Can’t wait for LugRadio Live UK. I hope it will be as much fun as LRL US seemed to be from a distance. Looking forward to meet all you guys! :mrgreen:

    As for Hardy, I’m really impressed. Awesome work, guys! Keep it up!