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Ideas for Jaunty Jackalope

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Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) was released a couple of weeks ago. You had the time to play around, see the cool new features and start missing those that are not there.

The Ubuntu Brainstorm is the place to add that kind of cool things that you would like to see in the next release of Ubuntu. So, if you have a “hey, it would be great if…” for the next release you’d better be adding it to the Ubuntu Brainstorm, so people can vote for it before the next UDS.

Come on! Dream!

Written by Ara Pulido

November 12, 2008 at 4:51 pm

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Are you running Hardy? Join us in a new testing day!

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We are pleased to announce the next Ubuntu Testing Day, that will be next Monday, November 10th.

The Ubuntu Testing day is a special day where the Ubuntu Community comes together with a shared goal of testing a specific set of ISO images (Alpha, Beta, RC, Gold or Point releases), a specific feature or some bugs needing verification. Taking the idea from the Ubuntu Bug Day, we want to apply the same concepts to ISO testing.

Who can join the Testing Day?
Everyone. You don’t need to be a developer. You don’t need to know how to code. Everyone is welcome. If you don’t know how to help, then just stop on by and we’ll explain everything to you. In fact, one of the objectives of the Testing Day is to help people willing to start testing Ubuntu to make it better.

Where to join the Testing Day?
Come to #ubuntu-testing on freenode IRC. We will be there day and night resolving your testing questions you might have. Normal testing activity takes place in #ubuntu-testing at other times also.

Which is the goal for this testing day?
We know we just released Intrepid a week ago, but we have a lot of pending SRU bugs in Hardy needing verification. Hardy is a LTS release, and therefore it needs to be kept in shape for a longer period. SRU is the process to get updates into a stable release. Please, refer to the SRU wiki page for more information on the process.

Please, join us next Monday and help to make Ubuntu even better!

Written by Ara Pulido

November 7, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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GTAC 2008

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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to attend GTAC (Google Test Automation Conference) in Seattle (WA).

Although there were not many open source people there were a lot of open source lovers. Many of the speakers described how they use OSS to test their applications. In any case, it was really helpful attending a conference with so many professionals interested in testing automation. Some of the talks are already available in youTube. Expect more to come in the next few days.

Hopefully next year we will have a talk about testing automation for Ubuntu 😉

Written by Ara Pulido

November 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm

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