UDW – day 1

WOW! I never thought it’d be possible, but we got ~230 people into #ubuntu-classroom all interested in Ubuntu Development! I had a great time!

  • Martin Pitt’s “Patching Packages” session was a treat, even if there were some hiccups around missing build-dependencies etc. but we figure it all out in the, no problem. Being a developer sometimes means doing detective work and the satisfaction of getting it all up and running in the end is great.If you’ve missed the showMartinis up for “Patching Packages” on Friday at 17:00 UTC again.
  • Our Launchpad Hackers Celso Providelo and Matthew Revell had to deal with a stampede of happy PPA users who wanted to know much more than the time allowed. More PPA love on Friday at 18:00 UTC.
  • I gave a “Packaging 101” session and it all went pretty well. There were so many people in the channel and still we had a very productive atmosphere and loads and loads of really sharp questions. Seems we have a lot of new, really good contributors. 🙂
  • Next up were James Westby and Nicolas Valcárcel who delivered an excellent session about “Working With Debian” which ended with the remarkable sentence:
    <nxvl_work> another difference is that on Ubuntu we like to HUG each other a LOT!
  • Next up was Mathias Gug, our Server Team and apparmor hero, gave a presentation of the Server Team. Loads and loads of good questions around clustering, services and everything else related to “HEAVY METAL FOR HUMAN BEINGS!”.

ROCK AND ROLL! Looks like a very very good start.

Let’s take a look at the schedule of today:

  • 16:00 UTC: First up is our Virtualisation hero Søren Hansen who will talk about exactly that.
  • 17:00 UTC: Myself talking you through MOTU Processes. Come in masses, I’ll answer all your questions.
  • 18:00 UTC: Jussi Kekkonen is part of the Kubuntu delegation and will talk you lovers of the big K through Kubuntu development.
  • 19:00 UTC: Luis de Bethencourt Guimerá and his friends of the Derivatives Team will give you insights on their projects.
  • 20:00 UTC: Last up is me again, explaining how to produce debdiffs and how to get them submitted. Patches Galore!

The Ubuntu Developer Week is just great, come in masses and if you haven’t, digg it!

The BIG thanks of the week goes to the Scribes Team and Ausimage for logging the sessions and putting them up. “Will there be logs available?” definitely was the most asked question. Keep up the good work!


My 5 today: Bug 193011 (lintian), Bug 192310 (hyphen, openoffice.org-hyphenation), Bug 191556 (hamradiomenus, ubuntu), Bug 192974 (ipe), Bug 51774 (openssh)
Do 5 a day – every day! https://wiki.ubuntu.com/5-A-Day