Monthly Archives: June 2012

My App Developer Showdown Entry

As you’ve probably heard already, Ubuntu is running an App Developer Showdown competition where contestants have three weeks to build an Ubuntu app from scratch.  The rules are simple: It has to be new code, it has to run on … Continue reading

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Why you should ‘Download for Ubuntu’

Last week we introduced a new ‘Download for Ubuntu’ campaign for upstreams to use on their websites, letting their users know that the app is available in Ubuntu already.  We event generated a list of targeted upstreams we wanted to reach … Continue reading

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Bring on the apps

It’s no secret anymore, we want apps in Ubuntu.  Big app, small apps, shiny apps, cute apps,  apps that play a catchy tune while avian avengers explode porcine poachers.  You name it, we want it in Ubuntu.  And we need … Continue reading

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What would you like to see in an Ubuntu TV?

With the Ubuntu TV port to Unity 3d currently underway, the project team is looking towards future feature development and they want the community’s input on what the product should do.  Specifically they are gathering a list of use cases that … Continue reading

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Pkgme help and mentors

Expanding on my previous post calling for pkgme backend contributors, here’s a list of the backends we would like to see added, and who in the community you can contact for help in making them. If you can act as … Continue reading

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Contributing to Ubuntu: A better Pkgme

pkgme is a small utility created by James Westby, its purpose is to create a Debian package for any unpackaged applications.  It’s currently used when applications are submitted through the Ubuntu Developer Portal as tarballs, inspecting the contents of the … Continue reading

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Charming Django with Naguine

Sweet Chorus Juju is revolutionizing the way web services are deployed in the cloud, taking what was either a labor-intensive manual task, or a very labor-intensive re-invention of the wheel  (or deployment automation in this case), and distilling it into … Continue reading

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