Archive › November, 2010

Testing Natty and Unity Safely With a USB Stick

There is quite the buzz in the community about the new Compiz-driven Unity, and I know many of you are keen to play with it. Of course, do remember that it is incredibly early in the cycle and more things are likely to be broken than fixed as the transition is made. Some of you […]

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Natty: Off To a Great Start!

A little while back I blogged about the work planned for Natty in the community team. I just wanted to provide a quick status update to summarize progress so far in the cycle. I am pleased to report that the work agreed for delivery in the 11.04 cycle is going well, as can be seen […]

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Meetings, Videocasts, Oh My!

Tomorrow (or today if you are already up and about)…Wed 24th Nov 2010…is a pretty stonking day for events, and I just wanted to highlight them here so you can be sure to get along: Ubuntu Cloud Meeting And Q+A – 3pm UTC/GMT / 7am Pacific / 10am Eastern – horseman Ahmed Kamal is hosting […]

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Tips For Videocasters

Recently I have been asking some members my team at Canonical (namely, Daniel Holbach and David Planella) to start doing some live videocasts. As some of you will know, I have been doing videocasts myself every Wednesday, and they have been pretty well attended. Today on my weekly call with David I started sharing some […]

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Weekly Ubuntu Cloud Meeting And Q+A

As many of you will know, Ahmed Kamal is one of the horsemen, and he is focusing his community building skills on creating a rocking Ubuntu Cloud community. We have awesome technology for harnessing public, private. and personal clouds, and Ahmed is here to build a community of both users and contributors. Soon Ahmed will […]

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New Ubuntu Patch Pilot Scheme

When someone is new to Ubuntu and they want to get started helping to package bug fixes and software, they engage in the Sponsorship Process. In a nutshell, you get the source code for the package, apply the fix (or create the fix yourself), and then because you don’t have upload access, you ask another […]

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No Maverick PPA For Unity

Despite original plans to ship a Unity PPA for Maverick, the team in trying to make this work happen have come to the conclusion that it is going to be too complex, and also put Maverick desktops at risk of breakage. I just wanted to ensure everyone is aware of this feedback. Let me (, […]

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Ubuntu Global Jam: Let’s Make This Rock

Every cycle we organize the Ubuntu Global Jam; an event in which our global community gets together to help make Ubuntu better. The Ubuntu Global Jam is a great opportunity to get together and meet other Ubuntu fans and contributors, make new friends in your area, and help to make the next Ubuntu release a […]

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Reflections On Respect

Before I go on, a few clarifications. Firstly, this blog post represents the views of me, myself, and I, and not the views of Canonical or the Ubuntu project. Secondly, throughout this blog entry when I say “community” I am referring to the wider Open Source and Free Software community, and not the Ubuntu community […]

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The Severed Fifth Recording Campaign: We Need Your Help!

Can’t see the video? Click here A few weeks ago we sat down with one of our advisors for Severed Fifth and a strong supporter of the band who has been through the industry and played in a number of established acts. He said that he believes we have a real shot at making a […]

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