Full Circle Podcast #7: Two Tin Cans and a Length of String

Full Circle Podcast #7: Two Tin Cans and a Length of String


Full Circle Podcast #7: Two Tin Cans and a Length of String


In this Episode, our longest so far; UDS, Unity and a Humble Bundle.

News: Ubuntu Developers Summit, Ubuntu Light, Unity.

Guest Spot: We go through the Ubuntu bug-reporting process with Alan Pope.

Games: Ed, Dave and Alan are all agreed about the Humble Indie Bundle  and Dave looks at Wormux.

Interview: Part II of the Ubuntu Manual Project – tools

Keynote: Part I of Mark Shuttleworth’s keynote from UDS

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Show Notes

02.01 | WELCOME and INTRO


Ed created a wiki page for the FCM Podcast!

Robin set up the Compaq as dual-boot with Linux Mint 9.
Wrote a critique of Ubuntu Getting Started Manual and had a detailed response from the team’s Kevin Godby.

08.32 | NEWS

Ubuntu UDS Kicks off!
No Gnome-Shell, No Blue-ray support, but Nautilus-Elementary maybe used in 10.10. Shotwell to replace F-Spot

New and Improved Indicators; sound, network, keyboard and clock.
Window Indicators
Changes to Sound Menu
Improved Me Menu
Unity is the all new UI in Ubuntu Netbook edition

  • Mark wants to work on OEMs, first boot experience, media and codec handling
  • Connected to the web in 7 seconds on SSD
  • No traditional file management
  • Small set of default apps: browser, media, mail
  • Focus on touch
  • For OEMs only, no public iso’s
  • Unity will use Chromium by default.

OMG!Ubuntu Podcast: ‘Ubuntuesday’ is out!
And Finally….

Ubuntu on TV – CNBC’s ‘Big Bang Theory’

Ubuntu release schedule updated  by release manager Robbie Williamson
Robbie’s blog:

31.50 | INTERVIEW: Benjamin Humphrey, Ubuntu Manual Project Part II: Quickshot and LaTex:
Ubuntu Manual Project home: http://ubuntu-manual.org
Quickshot project home: http://ubuntu-manual.org/quickshot
LaTex project home: http://www.latex-project.org/
Kevin Godby’s Beginners’ Guide for Authors and translators:

42.16 | GUEST SPOT: We talk about bug reporting with Alan Pope
Apport tool: well described over in the Kubuntu wiki:
(https://wiki.kubuntu.org/Apport) .
Ubuntu bug reporting:
Process described at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs
Bug Reporting page https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs

Example under discussion: Bug report #529387

58.10 | GAMING

Alan, Dave and Ed agree on something!
The Humble Indie Bundle (http://www.wolfire.com/humble)
* Aquaria (http://www.bit-blot.com/aquaria/)
* Gish (http://www.crypticsea.com/gish/)
* Lugaru (http://www.wolfire.com/lugaru)
* Penumbra (http://www.penumbragame.com/)
* World of Goo (http://2dboy.com/games.php)
Profits in aid of:
* Childs Play Charity (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/)
* Electronic Frontiers Foundation (http://www.eff.org/)


1:05.30 | Dave’s review piece – Wormux
Transcript of Dave’s Wormux Game Review available as Open Office Document.

1:09.00 | Contribute!
Because Victoria asks so nicely…

109.33 | GUEST SPOT: Mark Shuttleworth UDS Keynote Speech
from Ubuntu Developer’s Summit, Brussels, May 2010 (edit)
Part One: Ubuntu Light and Unity
(Audio courtesy of Alan Pope)
Full speech (video): http://blip.tv/file/3601671

All UDS session audio and video:
Audio: http://uds.ubuntu.com/audio/uds-m
Video: http://videos.ubuntu.com/uds/maverick/

1:25.39 | WRAP and OUTRO

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Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes 41 seconds


  1. Just want to be the first to say what an excellent piece of editing Robin has achieved with the big mess of a recording ever possible.

    Skype died so many times, that I was surprised how well Robin was able to get a listen-able podcast together!

    Even though we need to replace Skype, its faults does make the podcast far more funnier.

  2. I’m going to have to second that: our recording time was well over two hours with most of that time being spent talking to ourselves, blissfully unaware that no-one else could hear a word we were saying.

    Kudos also goes to Alan Pope for putting up with the whole thing. It’s not usually all this bad – I suspect Skype was having a bad day.

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