Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Timeline: It’s 2009… and they have a plan

Note: This post is part seven of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Recap The GNOME User Experience Hackfest of October 2008 spawned a science project to build a new user experience — GNOME Shell — … Continue reading

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Moving the needle in GNOME

Note: This post is part six of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. I was incredibly tempted to entitle this post, “Pushing your turds into GNOME’s immaculate and exalted vessel”, but thought it might be taken … Continue reading

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Timeline: The Greatest Show on Earth

Note: This post is part five of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Every now and then, the inexorable passage of time is rudely interrupted, and the natural path of history is changed before our very … Continue reading

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Love flies under the radar

Note: This post is part four of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Tempers will occasionally flare in large communities with many stakeholders. There will always be a delta between the goals, strategies and assumptions of … Continue reading

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The libappindicator Story

Note: This post is part three of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. Tensions rose this week as claims were made and refuted — mostly as comments on blog posts about entirely different issues! — about the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on GNOME

Note: This post is part two of a series of thoughts on the relationship between Canonical and GNOME. When you think about the huge mainstays of the Open Source world, GNOME is right up there with the likes of Mozilla, … Continue reading

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On the relationship between Canonical and GNOME

I can’t count the number of times over the last three years (!) that I have written and deleted a post about Canonical’s worsening relationship with GNOME. Having worked for Canonical and held a leadership role in GNOME, I’ve felt … Continue reading

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How to mount a VirtualBox VDI image

Don’t believe the hype! It is entirely possible to mount a VirtualBox VDI image, just like a loopback filesystem… all you need are the right tools and know-how. Allow me to illustrate. My apologies, that was the wrong illustration. Onward! … Continue reading

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Franklin Street Statement PDF

The Franklin Street Statement can be found on the web in the form of a fairly ugly blog post, which does not befit a document of such importance… and for that matter, neither does the printed form of that page. … Continue reading

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Ubuntu’s Bleeding Edge, an act of niche journalism

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 … Continue reading

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