Archive › May, 2012

Help Needed! Ask Ubuntu Accomplishment Documentation

I have something rather cool to show you: This is a screenshot of Ubuntu Accomplishments with support for Ask Ubuntu badges. This means that when you get an Ask Ubuntu badge, you will see a notification bubble appear on your desktop, and you can see all of your Ask Ubuntu badges with the rest of […]

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Humble Indie Bundle in Ubuntu

We are delighted to announce that the Humble Indie Bundle, that was just announced will have all the games available in the Ubuntu Software Center running natively on Ubuntu. For the next few weeks you can go and donate whatever you like to buy Amnesia: The Dark Descent, Psychonauts, LIMBO, Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP […]

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Ubuntu Accomplishments Web Gallery: Django Developers Needed!

Before we get started, I want to offer all of my American friends a thoughtful Memorial Day (I was going to say ‘happy’ memorial day, but there is nothing particularly ‘happy’ about the meaning behind the day). I hope you all have a nice day with family and/or friends. On an unrelated note, I just […]

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Ubuntu Accomplishments: Translations Needed For 0.2

IMPORTANT: Before I get started, if you are running the daily PPA of Ubuntu Accomplishments, please use the releases PPA instead right now as the validation server is using the 0.1 accomplishments collection as opposed to the faily 0.2 accomplishments. If you are using the daily PPA you accomplishments will not get verified. Now…normal service […]

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The Canonical Community Team

We had a new team photo taken. Thanks to Graham Binns! L-R: Jorge Castro, David Planella, Jono Bacon, Daniel Holbach, Nicholas Skaggs, Michael Hall.

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Community Leadership Summit 2012 Coming Soon!

Just a quick reminder that in just over a month we will be hosting the Community Leadership Summit 2012 in Portland, Oregon on from Sat, July 14, 2012 – Sun, July 15, 2012. The event happens the weekend before the OSCON conference, so this is a great opportunity to attend both events. The Community Leadership […]

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Ubuntu 12.04: Parentally Precise

I have rather nice little story to share with you all. My mother in law, Sue, has what can be best described as a dog-earred mess of a laptop. A reasonably modern Lenovo Thinkpad with Windows Vista, it was painfully slow to use, crammed with all manner of bloatware and pre-installed rubbish that came with […]

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Heading Towards 0.2

Eagle eyed readers may have noticed I have been talking a lot about Ubuntu Accomplishments in the last few weeks…more so than usual… Well, to put it bluntly, my wife has been out of town for a few weeks and as such my evenings have had my husband time replaced with sitting in a darkened […]

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Testing and Instrumentation

Recently I have been talking a little about building quality and precision into Ubuntu Accomplishments. Tonight I put one of the final missing pieces in place and I thought I would share in a little more detail about some of this work. Some of you might find this useful in your own projects. Before I […]

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Accomplishing An Awesome App Developer Platform

At the Ubuntu Developer Summit last week I delivered a plenary on the Tuesday called Accomplishing An Awesome App Developer Platform that tells the story of how the Ubuntu app developer platform enabled me to build the Ubuntu Accomplishments system that I designed with Aq. The presentation walks through the story of how we designed […]

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