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Ubuntu Accomplishments Updates

Work has been continuing on the Ubuntu Accomplishments system. Befor e I go on, I want to encourage any of you who are interested in the project and who would like to help to join our new mailing list. Click here to join; everyone is welcome! Last week I didn’t work on the core system […]

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Ubuntu Global Jam: Walnut Creek

Speaking of the Ubuntu Global Jam, if you are in Northern California, you should come and hangout with us fun Ubuntu folks in sunny, beautiful, Walnut Creek on Fri 2nd March 2012 at Caffe La Scala in Walnut Creek. What will we be doing? Hanging out, working on Ubuntu, sharing tips, tricks and other ideas, […]

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Ubuntu Global Jam: The Dashboard

This weekend is the Ubuntu Global Jam happening all over the world with 31 LoCo Teams participating across 22 countries. Be sure to find an event near you! Much of the fun of an Ubuntu Global Jam event is keeping up to date with what is going on around the world and knowing things that […]

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Improving Accomplishments Documentation

At the heart of the Ubuntu Accomplishments system is a way to discover how to participate in the community by seeing built in guidance and help for how to learn the skills you need and participate. Inside the app it looks like this: I need some help making the documentation for each of these accomplishments […]

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Call For Manual Test Writers

Nick has a call open for manual tests that we can include with the Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 testing that will kick off on Thursday. We really want to throw open the doors to a wide testing campaign to ensure quality for 12.04 but we need your help writing manual tests for: firefox rythmnbox empathy […]

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Tutorial Video: Reporting a Bug in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 12.04 is going to be an awesome release, but we are asking our community to download the current daily development release, test it out, and file bugs to let us know where the defects are. This will then help our developers to resolve the problems ready for the final release. Fortunately, filing a bug […]

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Kudos, LibreOffice

I just wanted to offer my thanks to the LibreOffice team for their continued efforts in slimming down, refining, and bringing new features to the office suite. People sometimes talk a bit of smack about LibreOffice, but the team has been doing a great job in not only liberating the codebase from an unhealthy previous […]

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Reminder: Ubuntu Global Jam Video Q+A Coming Up!

Just a quick reminder that in the next 30 mins I will be running a video Q+A session to explain how you can organize an Ubuntu Global Jam event next weekend. My videocast will be at: 11am Pacific / 2pm Europe / 7pm UTC/UK / 8pm CET – watch live here! Be sure to bring […]

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Ubuntu Accomplishments Demo

After another furious week of hacking on my little project I have added a number of new features: Trophies that are verified by the verification server are now GPG signed so they can’t be faked on the client. We now support custom trophy icons; this way Ubuntu can have it’s own themed icons and upstreams […]

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Ubuntu Accomplishments Update

The last time I posted about my little project I shared a video demo of the work so far. I am pleased to report that I have made some further progress. A key part of the design of the accomplishments system is that it supports two types of accomplishment: Local – these are things you […]

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