Category Archives: Upstream

Help make Gnome Software beautiful

As most you you know by now, Ubuntu 16.04 will be dropping the old Ubuntu Software Center in favor of the newer Gnome Software as the graphical front-end to both the Ubuntu archives and 3rd party application store. Gnome Software … Continue reading

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Razing the Roof

Today was a distracting day for me.  My homeowner’s insurance is requiring that I get my house re-roofed[1], so I’ve had contractors coming and going all day to give me estimates. Beyond just the cost, we’ve been checking on state … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Weather App Hackfest

It’s day 5 of the Ubuntu Core Apps Hack Days!  We’ve seen a tremendous amount of work coming into the Core Apps, and have several new contributors joining the initiative.  We’re keeping that momentum going throughout the week in #ubuntu-app-devel … Continue reading

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Building an Ubuntu SDK App: rev 8

Back again for one more article on developing an Ubuntu SDK app.  This one might be short,  but it covers one of the cooler bits of magic that QML gives you: Transitions.  But first, be sure to read the previous … Continue reading

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Announcing the Ubuntu SDK Apps Collection

I’ve blogged three times now, here, here and here, highlighting some of the apps being written with the Ubuntu SDK.  Well after covering 44 of them, and more already popping up since yesterday’s article, we’ve decided that we need to … Continue reading

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Another Ubuntu SDK Apps roundup

The excitement around the Ubuntu SDK and application development is still going strong, both on the Ubuntu Touch Core Apps side and with independent developers. So strong, in fact, that it’s time for another round of updates and spotlights on … Continue reading

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More Ubuntu SDK Apps

If you missed it, I posted an earlier round of SDK apps a couple weeks ago.  Well the pace of new app development didn’t slow down, so here I am again with another round of apps being written with what … Continue reading

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Adding privacy setting support to your Unity Lens

During this latest round of arguing over the inclusion of Amazon search results in the Unity Dash, Alan Bell pointed out the fact that while the default scopes shipped in Ubuntu were made to check the new privacy settings, we … Continue reading

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A sneak peek inside Ubuntu Skunkworks

The Ubuntu Skunkworks program is now officially underway, we have some projects already staffed and running, and others where I am gathering final details about the work that needs to be done.  Today I decided to look at who has … Continue reading

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Ubuntu App Developers community on Google Plus

Now that Google+ has added a Communities feature, and seeing as how Jorge Castro has already created one for the wider Ubuntu community, I went ahead and created one specifically for our application developers.  If you are an existing app … Continue reading

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