Well, here I am at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Yesterday I got to head into Brussels and have a look around with a couple of Italian friends from the Italy LoCo team. But today, everyone is refreshed and ready to get some work and make Maverick the rocking release it should be.
I’m sitting in the middle of a large auditorium listening to Jono Bacon do the introduction. I will try my best to take photos during the plenary, stick them on my computer and upload them, then post news as I hear it. You’ll hear it first right here. Mark’s keynote is at 10:00am Brussels time (UTC +2).
9:50am – Mark takes the stage and starts talking about Lucid, congratulates everyone.
9:53am – Some things we need to get right: OEMs, first boot experience, media and codec handling. Quality and Continuity – the core values, freedom, collaboration, precision and reliability.
“Let’s go after the WHOLE desktop market.”
We want OEMs to deliver Ubuntu as a dualboot system, research into “instant-on” systems – focus on how fast you can “deliver the web.” This is called “Ubuntu Light.” Audience applauses.
Stripped down UNE and Ubuntu Desktop for the instant-on system, available to OEMs now.
- Connected to the web in 7 seconds on SSD
- No traditional file management
- Small set of default apps: browser, media, mail
- Focus on touch
YOU CAN DOWNLOAD UNITY:
- apt-get install unity
- Choose the Unity session at GDM login.
Gnome-Shell will be packaged in 10.10, but it will not be default for Maverick.
Client-side decoration and RGBA will be landed early in the 10.10 cycle. “We want to make sure that every application has full alpha channel support.”
10.06am – The sound indicator. Focus on consistency. The music player can add features, items to the sound indicator. It’s “extensible.” If the application doesn’t support the new indicators, it will fall back to a different technology.
The keyboard menu, the clock menu, the network menu:
We will have “the best platform for browsing on a netbook.”
The perfect 10.10:
- Unity in UNE
- Lots of new desktop technologies…
Font beta program will be open soon. (It’s actually finished, but is undergoing fine tuning – it’s on all the material around the hotel including the slides, booklets and things and also our name tags.)
101010 = 42!