Tag Archives: experiment

Dogfooding Unity 8

During the Ubuntu Online Summit last week, my colleague Daniel Holbach came up with what he called a “10 day challenge” to some of the engineering manager directing the convergence work in Ubuntu. The idea is simple, try and use … Continue reading

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Working from my Ubuntu Phone

Ubuntu has been talking a lot about convergence lately, it’s something that we believe is going to be revolutionary and we want to be at the forefront of it. We love the idea of it, but so far we haven’t really … Continue reading

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Make Android apps Human with NDR

Ever since we started building the Ubuntu SDK, we’ve been trying to find ways of bringing the vast number of Android apps that exist over to Ubuntu. As with any new platform, there’s a chasm between Android apps and native … Continue reading

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My phone is lonely, let’s fix that

I’ve been using Ubuntu on my only phone for over six months now, and I’ve been loving it. But all this time it’s been missing something, something I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Then, Saturday night, it finally hit … Continue reading

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Getting through the Trough and closer to the Edge, Together

When we announced the Ubuntu Edge crowd-funding campaign a week ago, we had one hell of a good first day.  We broke records left and right, we sold out of the first round of perks in half the time we … Continue reading

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Ubuntu SDK Apps are coming

The Ubuntu SDK preview is just over 2 months old, but we’ve already seen a lot of development starting with it.  Read below for a high-level look at some of the apps that are currently being written.

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Quickly: Reborn

UPDATE: A command porting walk-through has beed added to the documentation. Back around UDS time, I began work on a reboot of Quickly, Ubuntu’s application development tool.  After two months and just short of 4000 lines of code written, I’m … 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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Quickly: Rebooted

Shortly after the Ubuntu App Showdown earlier this year, Didier Roche and Michael Terry kicked off a series of discussions about a ground-up re-write of Quickly.  Not only would this fix many of the complications app developers experienced during the … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Skunk Works

A few weeks ago, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth announced a new project initiative dubbed “skunk works”, that would bring talented and trusted members of the Ubuntu community into what were previously Canonical-only development teams working on some of the most … Continue reading

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