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Ubuntu API Website Teardown

For much of the past year I’ve been working on the Ubuntu API Website, a Django project for hosting all of the API documentation for the Ubuntu SDK, covering a variety of languages, toolkits and libraries.  It’s been a lot … Continue reading

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My first Debian package uploaded

Today I reached another milestone in my open source journey: I got my first package uploaded into Debian’s archives.  I’ve managed to get packages uploaded into Ubuntu before, and I’ve attempted to get one into Debian, but this is the … 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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Getting into Debian

Quick overview post today, because it’s late and I don’t have anything particular to talk about today. First of all, the next vUDS was announced today, we’re a bit late in starting it off but we wanted to have another one … Continue reading

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Ubuntu API Website gets an API of it’s own

Last week I posted on G+ about the a couple of new sets of QML API docs that were published.  Well that was only a part of the actual story of what’s been going on with the Ubuntu API website lately. … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Singlet 0.3 adds Unity Previews

When the Unity developers introduced Dash Previews in Unity 6, I knew it was something I wanted to add to Singlet.  I didn’t have time to get the feature added in time to get it into Quantal’s Universe archive, but … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Build a new documentation portal for Ubuntu App Developers

Back in San Francisco, during UDS-Q, we had a discussion about the need for better online documentation for the various APIs that application developers use to write apps for Ubuntu.  The Ubuntu App Showdown and subsequent AppDevUploadProcess spec work has … Continue reading

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