Tag Archives: upstream

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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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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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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Six geeks, one sleepless night, and £5133.70 for charity

Well, we did it.  The six members of the Canonical Community Team stayed awake and (mostly) online for 24 straight hours, all for your entertainment and generous donations.  A lot of people gave a lot over the last week, both … 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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Looking for a few good devs

More than a few, actually. As part of our ongoing focus on App Developers, and helping them get their apps into the Ubuntu Software Center, we need to keep the Application Review Board (ARB) staffed and vibrant. Now that the … Continue reading

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How the AppDevUploadProcess was written

For the past several week, David Planella, Jono Bacon and I have been drafting a spec that proposes a radically different approach to getting desktop applications into the Ubuntu Software Center.  Now, there’s nothing that annoys me more than somebody … Continue reading

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App Developer Q&A

You can watch the App Developer Q&A live stream starting at 1700 UTC (or watch the recording of it afterwards): Questions should be asked in the #ubuntu-on-air IRC channel on freenode. You can ask me anything about app development on … Continue reading

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