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My day of convergence

I’ve had a Nexus 4 since 2013, and I’ve been using it to test out desktop convergence (where you run a desktop environment from the phone) ever since that feature landed just over a year ago. Usually that meant plugging … Continue reading

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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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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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Unity 8 Desktop

This is a guest post from Will Cooke, the new Desktop Team manager at Canonical. It’s being posted here while we work to get a blog setup on unity.ubuntu.com, which is where you can find out more about Unity 8 … Continue reading

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Calling for Ubuntu Online Summit sessions

A couple of months ago Jono announced the dates for the Ubuntu Online Summit, June 10th – 12th,  and those dates are almost upon us now.  The schedule is opened, the track leads are on board, all we need now … Continue reading

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App Developer Sprint

I’ve just finished the last day of a week long sprint for Ubuntu application development. There were many people here, designers, SDK developers, QA folks and, which excited me the most, several of the Core Apps developers from our community!

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New roof, new developer portal, new scopes, what a week!

It’s been a crazy busy week, and it’s only Tuesday (as of this writing)!  Because I’m exhausted, this is going to be a short post listing the things that are new. New Roof I wrote earlierthat I was having a … Continue reading

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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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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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