Ubuntu Developer Day will be held in Bangalore, India on January 27th, 2011 and this Canonical sponsored event is set to expand developers productivity on the Ubuntu platform. The event is free but you must register.This event is geared toward engineers and developers who are interested in using Ubuntu as a developer platform as well as those developing applications for the Ubuntu users. Topics currently include how Canonical works with developers, ISVs opportunities, Ubuntu cloud-computing,... more »
In an email to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list, Colin Watson, Ubuntu Developer at Canonical, announced that the daily PlayStation 3 CD builds have stopped for the Natty cycle."Changes made by Sony to the "Other OS" facilities of the PS3 have made it increasingly difficult for people with new systems to run Ubuntu on them, and there seem to be hardly any developers with the interest and ability to keep the CD images working," Watson said in the email. "Building... more »
Starting yesterday, all Launchpad bugs, code, questions and blueprints are now tracked under the one launchpad project.According to the Launchpad blog post, all the individual projects have been moved over to the parent launchpad project and the only difference is instead of searching/fileing bugs, questions and blueprints under the individual project you now use parent Launchpad project."Don’t worry, though, there are redirects in place so that old links will still work, said Launchpad... more »
After UDS-N (Ubuntu Developer Summit for the Natty release), Matt Zimmerman, Canonical CTO, wrote about plans for the Ubuntu Technical Board to begin reviewing brainstorm ideas and responding to those ideas on a quarterly basis.Zimmerman discusses this process in his, Ubuntu Brainstorm Top 10 for December 2010, post today. His post lists the ideas that were reviewed and gives official responses from various developers. "This is the first batch, and we plan to repeat this process each qua... more »
Canonical maintains a list of hardware that is certified for Ubuntu. Victor Palau, Platform Services Manager at Canonical wrote a blog post about Ubuntu certification which caused me to wonder if my Dell, XPS M1330 laptop, running Ubuntu 10.10 was Ubuntu certified. Below are the screenshots and steps I took to find the answer that question.  Step 1. I looked in the list to find the make of my computer. Mine I found... more »
Shown below, is the Ubuntu, Natty Narwhal, Alpha 1 release announcement, that Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list earlier today.defn Spy Hopping: "A form of cetacean behavior that consists of rising vertically out of the water, head first, and scanning the entire surrounding area while rotating." (Source: Dor) Natty Narwhal is doing a first bit of Spy Hopping, also known as Alpha 1, which will in time become Ubuntu 11.04.... more »
In preparation for the Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha 1 release, Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager, Canonical, announced on the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list "Main Frozen for Natty Alpha 1" . Below is the announcement in full.Dear developers, Two days out from the expected release of Natty Alpha 1, the milestone freeze is now in effect. Please take care that any packages that you upload to main between now and the Alpha 1 release will help us in the goal of a high quality... more »

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Amber Graner is an active Ubuntu community member and organizer who encourages everyone around her to participate, support, and learn about Ubuntu and Open Source. With a smile and a sense of humor, Amber reminds people that there is a place for everyone in the Ubuntu community – regardless of technical skill level (or lack thereof). She is constantly looking for people, places, and events within the Ubuntu community that help inspire Ubuntu users to participate actively within the Ubuntu community. Email Amber at amber AT ubuntu-user DOT com.


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