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

Full Circle Podcast #7 is available!

“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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Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard


Show Notes
02.01 | WELCOME and INTRO


03.05 | SINCE LAST TIME…

Ed created a wiki page for the FCM Podcast!
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuMagazine/FullCirclePodcast)
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
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/05/mark-shuttleworth-no-gnome-shell-in.html)
New and Improved Indicators; sound, network, keyboard and clock.
Window Indicators
(http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/333)
Changes to Sound Menu
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/05/sound-menu-changes-coming-in-ubuntu.html)
Improved Me Menu
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/05/me-menu-getting-improvements-for.html)
Unity is the all new UI in Ubuntu Netbook edition
(http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/383)
(http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/359)

  • 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!
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/05/omg-ubuntu-podcast-ubuntuesday-episode.html)
And Finally….
Ubuntu on TV – CNBC’s ‘Big Bang Theory’
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kddqINA1vOA&feature=related)
Ubuntu release schedule updated  by release manager Robbie Williamson
(https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MaverickReleaseSchedule)
Robbie’s blog:
(http://undacuvabrutha.wordpress.com/)

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:
(http://kevin.godby.org/ubuntu-manual/talks/latex-handout.pdf)

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/)
Game: OSMOS
(http://www.hemispheregames.com/osmos/)
1:05.30 | Dave’s review piece – Wormux
(http://www.wormux.org/)
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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