I’ve been struggling to write anything of consequence at all recently… but apparently the best way to get back on the horse is to write what you know, so I have embarked on what might be described as an act of niche journalism.
Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge is a new blog about the action, intrigue and occasional romance of the Ubuntu development branch, for everyone who thinks Release Day parties are only meant to celebrate the start of a new release cycle. It’s an easy way to keep up-to-date about the goings-on of Maverick Meerkat… particularly if the idea of running an ever-changing, alpha-quality operating system scares the bejesus out of you.
The story so far…
- Welcome to Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge — an introduction and kickoff
- Previously on Maverick… — the first upload summary, documenting the first month of Maverick
- It’s June already… and Alpha 1 Beckons — second upload summary
- A couple of goofy asides about the boredom of freeze week and relief via the first alpha release (both include video for hilarity’s sake)
- Before the floodgates opened — summary of uploads during Alpha 1′s freeze
It’s a nice way to tackle a problem in bite-sized chunks, have a ready excuse to write regularly, and recall how much I used to enjoy those six month roller-coaster release cycles. It sure helps to have an enjoyable subject that I know pretty well, too!
Update: My latest devel branch update covers the removal of aptitude from the default desktop install and the switch to building for i686, both of which have become minor controversies.