Monthly Archives: February 2012

Contributing to Unity for non-developers: Keywords

After all the terrific feedback and contributions we received from community contributors as a result of my Quicklists article, I’ve been asked to talk about how to contribute to improving another feature of Unity, the Applications Lens. Search is the … Continue reading

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How the Ubuntu Florida team Jams

The Ubuntu Florida LoCo Team is my home team, and this cycle I will once again be meeting up with Chris Johnston to participate in the Ubuntu Global Jam.  Since Chris is the one organizing this event again, I asked … Continue reading

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How Ubuntu Oregon Runs Jams

As part of an ongoing series of blogs about LoCo Team Jams, I spoke with Benjamin Kerensa (bkerensa), the team contact for Ubuntu Oregon about their Global Jam activities.   Tell me about yourself and how you are involved in Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Swimming Upstream: What to do next with your Quicklists

There has been a fantastic amount of feedback and contributions being made by folks who have been following my recent posts, and we’ve already had some of those contributions landing in Ubuntu 12.04.  But we’re not done yet! Ubuntu means “I … Continue reading

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More Unity Quicklist Targets

Since almost all of recommended packages in my original post have been tackled already thanks to Nekhelesh Ramananthan and David Baucum, here’s a new list for those of you who are still itching to knock a few out. This list contains some … Continue reading

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Nekhelesh Ramananthan makes Ubuntu

Last night I posted about how non-developers can directly contribute to the Unity desktop experience, and this morning I was greated by not one, but two contributions already made by Nekhelesh Ramananthan. First he added player controls to Totem, then he … Continue reading

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Contributing to Unity for non-developers: Quicklists

So you want to contribute to Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, but you’re not a software developer?  No problem, there are still plenty of things you can do.  And not just in terms of documentation and translations either, there are ways to … Continue reading

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Criticism: You’re doing it wrong

There have been some recent accusation that the Ubuntu community isn’t taking criticism well.  However, those making the accusations seem to have a misunderstanding about what exactly criticism is.  In an effort to improve the quality of that feedback, I’ve … Continue reading

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The many sides of Jono Bacon

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Singlet + Quickly: Better, Faster, Simpler

One of the most requesting things since I first introduced Singlet was to have a Quickly template for creating Unity Lenses with it.  After weeks of waiting, and after upgrading Singlet to work in Precise, and getting it into the Universe … Continue reading

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