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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


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:
Quickshot project home:
LaTex project home:
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:
( .
Ubuntu bug reporting:
Process described at
Bug Reporting page
Example under discussion: Bug report #529387

58.10 | GAMING
Alan, Dave and Ed agree on something!
The Humble Indie Bundle (
* Aquaria (
* Gish (
* Lugaru (
* Penumbra (
* World of Goo (
Profits in aid of:
* Childs Play Charity (
* Electronic Frontiers Foundation (
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):
All UDS session audio and video:

1:25.39 | WRAP and OUTRO

About Robin Catling

Robin Catling gained degrees in both arts and technology which led to a diverse portfolio of employment. A freelance systems analyst, project manager and business change manager for the likes of American Express, British Airways and IBM, he moved on to web design, journalism and technical authoring. He has also worked in film and television, both behind and in front of the camera, including productions by Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Ron Howard and Ridley Scott. A qualified three-weapon coach, he runs West Devon Swords teaching sports fencing to all age groups, and in recent years qualified with the British Federation of Historical Swordplay to teach medieval and renaissance combat in the Historical Western Martial Arts.


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