Ubuntu Accomplishments: The Road To 0.1

Back in January I started working on the Ubuntu Accomplishments system, and since then the project has been making some solid progress. Thanks to everyone who has joined to help, and a particular thanks to Rafal Cieslak for his wonderful contributions to the core system.

Over the last few weeks we have locked down the features in Ubuntu Accomplishments and have been working towards our very first 0.1 release. We have defined our 0.1 bug list across the daemon and viewer components and we have been steadily getting the bugs fixed.

For a quick video demo of how the system is looking, see the video below:

Can’t see the video? Click here to see it.

As we work to stabilize the system ready for a first taster release, there has been some wonderful work going on with the translations of the system. If you can help translate the system, please see this post and this one.

Testing

If you would like to play with Ubuntu Accomplishments, you can install the testing PPA. Before you do so, please remember this software is very young and if it blows up you will get to keep both pieces; you are on your own. :-)

To install the PPA simply run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-accomplishments-admins/daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-community-accomplishments accomplishments-daemon accomplishments-viewer

Please note, you will need to be running Ubuntu 12.04 to run Ubuntu Accomplishments.

You can then start the daemon with:

twistd -noy /usr/bin/accomplishments-daemon

…and the GUI with:

accomplishments-viewer

You can file bugs in the daemon here and the viewer here. If you get stuck with which one to use, just file it and we will move the bug if needed.

If you have got any questions, be sure to join the mailing lists!

  • http://profiles.google.com/raphink Raphael Pinson

    It installs and launches fine, but it doesn’t validate any accomplishments at all… even after setting the launchpad email address. Am I missing something?