Other ways to integrate with web apps
Whilst we wait for chromify-osd to go through the Chrome App web store process I thought I’d point out some other ways where we could integrate Unity with the web. Here’s what my current New tab looks like in Chrome: There are applications I’ve installed. And yeah, Jason Odoom has made a Launchpad application in the Chrome Web Store. Cool huh? However it doesn’t make...
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Unity Bitesize Bug Status for 19 January
I’m a day late due to being sick yesterday, now things are back on track. The team is now back from Dallas, Texas, and as OMG!Ubuntu! points out, much has landed after the sprint, a culmination of a week’s work of hacking. Neil talks about Unity in this interview. Nice work Joey and Benjamin for covering Unity updates whilst the team flew back home. Other Bits A ton of updates to...
Application menu support update for Thunderbird
Due to the work done on Firefox support, it wasn’t long before Thunderbird would follow… (Original picture) This is from Chris’ laptop, not PPAable or uploaded yet. I thought it would be a nice weekend tease though, heh. :)
Firefox application menu coming along....
Chris Coulson has the Firefox application menu extension working and in PPA for Natty testers: Instructions here. Please note, this is fast moving, so if your going to blog or retweet it please link to those instructions as I will be updating it over the course of the next few weeks.
Ask Ubuntu now on Twitter
However it’s not just a fancy RSS feed. @StackUbuntu publishes questions based on interestingness so you’re not flooded with too much.
Blur in Unity
Mirco Müller and Jay Taoko have just landed a Gaussian blur for quicklists in Unity trunk. It uses the OpenGL GLSL shading language on Nvidia. Intel and AMD/ATI will be implemented over the next coming weeks. (AMD and Intel are currently using ARBprograms - later on if the hardware supports it they will also use OpenGL GLSL shading language) Expect this to land in Natty tomorrow.
Unity Bitesize Bug Report for 11 January
Welcome to the Unity report! Greetings from Dallas, Texas, where the the Ubuntu Platform team is gathered to get work finished for Natty. The Unity team would like to say hello! This week the team would like to welcome Connor Carney to the team: I’m a biochemist and part-time programmer who has been been using Ubuntu since Jaunty. I decided to contribute because I’m impressed to...
Ubuntu Developer Interviews coming your way...
A bunch of us are in Dallas, Texas for the Ubunt Platform Rally (aka. sprint). We’ve got a camera and are taking the time to get some video interviews done. You’ll find them on the Ubuntu Developer Channel. The two for today are Ahmed Kamal talking about the Cloud, and David Barth talking about Unity. I’ve got video of the Firefox Application Menu support, however the video...
Integrating with web apps
Call for Help and Ideas! Everyone knows I love web apps. You have two extremes. Old school “native apps and in control of my data” and then the other which is basically ChromeOS; No local state, all web. Most people are in the middle. You might love Gmail but the thought of having a remote word processor might not work for you. I want my cake and I want to eat it too. I want web apps...
Make a video, help Inkscape, then comes the...
The Inkscape folks are looking for someone to help finish off some editing for their website introduction video. Hop on over if you want to lend a hand! (via Ted Gould)
Unity Bitesize Bug Report for 4 January
aka. Holiday Leftovers Time for another Unity status report. As you can expect due to holidays around the world not much progress was made other than expanding our waistlines. Expect a flurry of activity this week as Unity developers spin up for the new year. Next week the Unity team will be sprinting in Dallas, Texas along with other members of the Canonical Platform team so expect a bunch of...
Maximize is the new fullscreen
Here’s something I discovered yesterday as I was tooling around on my home server while using Unity. This is what happens when you maximize a terminal in Unity Alpha in Natty (Assuming you have autohide on, it’s not turned on by default yet but it will be, here’s how): (Bigger pic) If this was normal Ubuntu you’d have another panel AND the titlebar. This is all now...
Shotwell .8 is out.
The Yorba folks have released a new version of Shotwell. You can snag it here. New features include: Video support for Ogg, AVI, MP4, Quicktime, and WMV files Upload videos to major Web services, including YouTube, Facebook, Flickr, and PicasaWeb Runtime monitoring of library directory Background writing of metadata to master files Flagging of photos for batch operations Set multiple photos...
Sound Indicator news and updates
The following is a guest blog by Conor Curran: I joined Canonical early January 2010 to fill the role of Sound Architect on the DX team. Ever since I have been implementing a redesign of the system sound menu. ‘Indicator Sound’ is part of a core group of system indicators which sit on the top panel of the Ubuntu desktop. Its main purpose is to allow users to control the system’s...
Getting the Ubuntu font working on your own...
Now that the Ubuntu font is available via the Google Font thing I took a few minutes to add it to my blog. Here are the instructions, it’s just a few lines of HTML. You can find more information about using the font on the web here. Thanks to Paul Sladen for the tip.
Helping out Compiz
In case you’ve missed out, smspillaz has started working fulltime at Canonical on working on Compiz. Sam’s been shuffling getting things fixed in the code and needs a bit of help, so I asked him to put together a list of things Compiz could use help with. Finish writing the compiz code doxygen Provide a support for sound events using libcanberra in gnomecompat Package...
Tag `em and bag `em
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Unity Bitesize Progress Report for 20 December
It’s time for another Unity bitesize bug report. First off let’s welcome another new contributor: Stefano Candori, aka Cando. He’s worked on other projects, like the GNOME Activity Journal, Emesene and Emesene 2. Cando has fixed: Bug 683466 - There are 2 Quit menu options in Quicklist Which was the annoying thing where applications that generated menus like Tomboy had had...
Pithos and Pianobar, for the win.
Lifehacker had an article on pianobar, a command line client for Pandora. I found it nicer to use than the web Flash player, but I just had to have my Last.fm scrobbling. DoR answered my question on how to set up pianobar to scrobble to last.fm. Not quite user-friendly, but hey, it’s a command line pandora client, you’re not going to give up when you run into CPAN are you? Matthew...