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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

Writer; performer; project manager; sports coach; all-round eccentric.


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